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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:28 am

knightmb wrote:Thanks for the links, if you turn on CC and translate to English, it works pretty well to help you understand what the person is saying in his review.


Thanks for the CC + Translation tip.

It does help to understand and is very entertaining as well. I loved the bit at 1:25 where the translation fails with the statement

"Lining retrieve new churches in beer containers".

Does that mean your pastor is watching you when you drink beer? :-)
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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:51 am

InsideEVs just posted a test-drive review from Auto Express on the 30-kWh LEAF. It's not particularly positive:
Auto Express wrote:Verdict for the 2016 LEAF 30 kWh is 3/5.

“It’s obvious that the 30kWh battery adds a useful, anxiety-reducing dose of extra mileage to the Leaf, but whether it’ll convert the electric sceptic is debatable. That’s because by every other measure the Leaf remains fairly average, with a bland driving experience and a slightly insipid cabin. It’s a little jarring that the denser battery is available only on mid-spec Acenta cars and up, too, effectively making the actual cost of a bigger range quite substantial.”
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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:29 am

RegGuheert wrote:InsideEVs just posted a test-drive review from Auto Express on the 30-kWh LEAF. It's not particularly positive:
Auto Express wrote:Verdict for the 2016 LEAF 30 kWh is 3/5.

“It’s obvious that the 30kWh battery adds a useful, anxiety-reducing dose of extra mileage to the Leaf, but whether it’ll convert the electric sceptic is debatable. That’s because by every other measure the Leaf remains fairly average, with a bland driving experience and a slightly insipid cabin. It’s a little jarring that the denser battery is available only on mid-spec Acenta cars and up, too, effectively making the actual cost of a bigger range quite substantial.”



Leaving us "Ser's" out of the equation does not evoke a positive feeling in me either. I only hope the 2017 will be different when I am back in the market. This gives Nissan 14 months to think about it...
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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:55 pm

Regarding Auto Express review, they gave the Mirai 4/5 stars and rated its cabin highly. I would only have an EV as my around town daily driver so in that respect, I am quite satisfied with the LEAF. Based on the criteria they selected, though, I am not inclined to disagree with their 3/5 LEAF review.

The LEAF does not produce a composed ride over bumps at all and I wished I had tested it on my local pockmarked roads prior to leasing. If the 30 kWh battery weighs the same or more, the result should be the same unless they have strengthened the suspension. Sorry if this is OT but possibly aftermarket struts may help, if I end up purchasing (and my residual is happily very low).
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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:16 pm

I purchased mine in December 2014, and hope that Nissan will make all of the new batteries compatible with exisiting leafs or give an extraordinary trade in allowance for longer range vehicles.

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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:23 pm

skleibel wrote:I purchased mine in December 2014, and hope that Nissan will make all of the new batteries compatible with exisiting leafs or give an extraordinary trade in allowance for longer range vehicles.


I've got a 2011

The trade in offer against a new LEAF was $3,500. Don't hold your breath on that extraordinary trade-in allowance.
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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:14 am

I say the hell with Nissan and hanging on every word or gossip they leak. I have always been an early adopter of technology, including Stereos, CDs, VHS, and computers and have formed the following opinion over the years. DO NOT CARE about small improvements in technology. They are the companies' way of separating you from your wallet!! Over the years, I spent THOUSANDS on the next generation of computers for nothing. The best consumer strategy is to used the crap out of your technology until several generations of improvements have gone by, and you got your value out of the old tech you originally bought. Small appliances may lose their value when new ones come out, but a car that transports you does not devalue at the same rate because it is useful to you every day. The steel, tires, and hardware of the car are always going to be the same, and the body of a car can last multiple decades... That is really what makes a car's value, the body and condition.

SO, my strategy is the following. I own a 2015 that handles all of my driving needs of over 1100 miles /month. I save $$$ in gas that I do not have to buy every mile I drive. I plan to drive it into the ground for 100-120k miles until there are only 5 bars left on the battery. Then, I will put in a new battery and drive it for another 100-120k miles. I have an S version, so I already have $5000 saved over not having bought the SL version! I suggest to all OWNERS of Leafs.. IMHO, Enjoy your marvel of technology as long as you can and don't be a sucker to give Nissan $$ for insignificant incremental changes and optional equipment that really does not change your EV experience.

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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:28 am

I don't know about the U.S but here the 30 Kwh Leaf top spec will cost a little less than the first gen Leaf did when it was launched in 2011.

Sadly though on the 30 Kwh the 6.6Kw charger is disgracefully and option, the 3.3 should be scrapped altogether !
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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:32 am

JPWhite wrote:
skleibel wrote:I purchased mine in December 2014, and hope that Nissan will make all of the new batteries compatible with exisiting leafs or give an extraordinary trade in allowance for longer range vehicles.


I've got a 2011

The trade in offer against a new LEAF was $3,500. Don't hold your breath on that extraordinary trade-in allowance.



Ouch!
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*2011 Leaf 2 bought 4/28/15 @ 24,000ish mi 12 bar (new lizard Dec. 2014 @ 22,273 mi) Now 35,485 mi

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Re: 2016 LEAF Specifications

Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:31 pm

Charging time for 100 km should be clearly shortened.
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