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I've joined the 100,000 mile club

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:02 am
by garsh
One day after joining the 7-bars club, I passed 100,000 miles on my Leaf! The Leaf will soon be replaced with a Tesla Model 3 for my normal work commute, but it's going to live on as our 3rd vehicle, as we have a 16yo learning how to drive, and I can't imagine trusting him with the Tesla anytime soon. ;)

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Re: I've joined the 100,000 mile club

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:33 am
by jlv
garsh wrote:as we have a 16yo learning how to drive, and I can't imagine trusting him with the Tesla anytime soon.
I feel even my LEAF has too much instant torque for a new driver. I taught all my kids to drive on a manual VW, but that's a skill that is in the decline at this point.

But before you let him ever take out the Tesla, turn on Chill mode and set the speed limiter. (I assume the 3 has Chill mode).

Re: I've joined the 100,000 mile club

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:47 am
by Lothsahn
jlv wrote:
garsh wrote:as we have a 16yo learning how to drive, and I can't imagine trusting him with the Tesla anytime soon.
I feel even my LEAF has too much instant torque for a new driver. I taught all my kids to drive on a manual VW, but that's a skill that is in the decline at this point.
I think Eco mode would be perfect for a new driver. Ah, the days of manual transmissions. Or in the case of my leaf, the days of transmissions...

One day not far in the future, we'll all be talking about how cars lurched when they did this thing called "shift", and our grandkids will look at us like we're crazy.

Re: I've joined the 100,000 mile club

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:41 pm
by Reddy
Thank you!!!!! That's 100,000 miles that the fossil fuel industry will never get.

Re: I've joined the 100,000 mile club

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:56 pm
by DarthPuppy
Reddy wrote:Thank you!!!!! That's 100,000 miles that the fossil fuel industry will never get.
Yes, thank you indeed!

Re: I've joined the 100,000 mile club

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:10 am
by smkettner
No way could I have made 100,000 on the Nissan battery with all those lost bars. Congrats to you for making it.
I am sure I have driven 100,000+ electric miles but I am on my second EV.

Re: I've joined the 100,000 mile club

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:08 am
by garsh
I ended up selling my Leaf this week.

I went to get it inspected. They said it would need $800 worth of suspension work in order to pass. I declined. The car isn't worth much more than that (about $2000 according to KBB). So after picking it up from the garage, I drove straight to CarSense (similar to CarMax) and got an offer for $1500, which I took.

It had 101,850 miles at the end. It was a fun introduction to electric vehicle ownership, but I'm quite disappointed in the battery degradation I experienced. I still need a vehicle for the 16yo to drive, so I think I'm going to pick up a Chevy Volt. They seem to have a good reputation for maintaining the battery well. And the 2nd generation Volts actually have more all-electric range than my Leaf did at the end.

Re: I've joined the 100,000 mile club

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 6:43 pm
by TonyB85
Hello Everyone,

Apologies in advance in case I make any Faux Pas, but this is my first time (ever) making a post.

Bottom Line: I need to distribute an invitation for a survey regarding "ownership experience of older EVs."

Background: I am currently a graduate student who is studying a Marketing Research topic that I am personally passionate about: ownership of older EVs. In order to complete my research project, I need insights from owners (current and former) of older EVs (5 years or older).

Considering how this specific forum is for the 100,000 mile club (an amazing feat BTW), I figured that at least one of you would be able to steer me to the right direction.

If it helps my cause at least a little bit, I am proud owner of a 2011 Nissan Leaf with 41,000+ miles. I still have a ways to go.

Thank you in advance!

Re: I've joined the 100,000 mile club

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 7:32 pm
by rmay635703
I own a 1981 Comutacar, does that count as an older EV?

Re: I've joined the 100,000 mile club

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 8:02 pm
by LeftieBiker
rmay635703 wrote:I own a 1981 Comutacar, does that count as an older EV?
Yup - it's the Flintstones' car of modern EVs. ;)