joem
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Re: Will a leaf work for me? Range in pouring rain?

Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:12 pm

yup, craigslist is full of 2011-2013 lease return's for as low as $5K with good low mile ones around 6K, ill hold off until the 2018 hits the market, maybe some with 30 kw batt's will be selling at that time :) most forums don't allow links, but a simple search in Portland will show you this "2012 Nissan Leaf SL premium package - $6200"

alozzy
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Re: Will a leaf work for me? Range in pouring rain?

Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:31 pm

Nice price, but a 2012 Leaf isn't going to do your commute unless it has a replacement battery. Non-starter, unless you change jobs to reduce your commute.

By waiting, you might miss out on the $7500 federal EV rebate. If I lived in OR, I would by a new 2017 Leaf SV if I could get it for under $15k. I would definitely value an extra 25% range.

Another option would be a Hyundai Ioniq, but I suspect you'd pay thousands more than for a Leaf.
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Lancpudn
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Re: Will a leaf work for me? Range in pouring rain?

Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:17 am

joem wrote:yup, craigslist is full of 2011-2013 lease return's for as low as $5K with good low mile ones around 6K, ill hold off until the 2018 hits the market, maybe some with 30 kw batt's will be selling at that time :) most forums don't allow links, but a simple search in Portland will show you this "2012 Nissan Leaf SL premium package - $6200"



This is exactly what I intend to do here in the UK, I've been saving sporadically for just over two years now for a Leaf & another 6/8 months will get me the best deal on a later model Gen 1 Leaf when people will jump for the 2018 model.

Good luck in your quest. :)

DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Will a leaf work for me? Range in pouring rain?

Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:00 am

joem wrote:I want to buy a leaf but I'm worried that I'm just outside its range. My commute is 80 miles rt @ 70MPH from zip code 97049 to 97216 for a visual on google. Elevation change of 1,000' via 2 4% hills and wintertime conditions almost always with temperatures in the 40F range and pouring rain- does the leaf kick in the AC pump when the defrosters are turned on? I would simply blow cold air on the window to de-fog. I also have no chance of charging at work :( Most leaf owners tell me zero chance of making it home but I want to check in here before looking at a plug in hybrid.
Thanks guys! Joe



slow it down a bit, you will be fine but eventually like all packs your range will degrade. Lease for now.
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