martyscholes
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Re: Apparently the Leaf is not a big seller in the US these days

Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:23 pm

Tortoisehead77 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:22 am
Nissan is going to have to drop the price once the federal tax credits are used up. Otherwise, it may sell OK overseas, but not in the U.S.

I wonder if LEAF sales are supply-constrained or demand-constrained.

Tortoisehead77
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Leaf Number: 307925
Location: Portland, Oregon USA

Re: Apparently the Leaf is not a big seller in the US these days

Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:01 pm

martyscholes wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:23 pm

I wonder if LEAF sales are supply-constrained or demand-constrained.
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There are a lot of LEAFs sitting on dealer lots in Oregon, with the exception of the e-Plus. It’s my guess that the e-Plus is indeed supply constrained.

webeleafowners
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Re: Apparently the Leaf is not a big seller in the US these days

Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:21 pm

Tortoisehead77 wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:01 pm
martyscholes wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:23 pm

I wonder if LEAF sales are supply-constrained or demand-constrained.
There are a lot of LEAFs sitting on dealer lots in Oregon, with the exception of the e-Plus. It’s my guess that the e-Plus is indeed supply constrained.
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Agreed. Our local dealer just got three standard range SV’s. But all eplusses are pre sold for 8 months.
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css28
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Location: Bloomfield Twp, Michigan

Re: Apparently the Leaf is not a big seller in the US these days

Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:15 pm

I'd say it varies a lot regionally.
I live in a northern suburb of Detroit and there are six (6) new Leafs (leaves?) total available in a 100 mile radius. The four closest all at one dealer in Ann Arbor.

I'm buying a 2017 SV as CPO from a different local Nissan dealer. As far as I can tell Carvana is the only alternate local source and it's a little pricey.
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iPlug
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Re: Apparently the Leaf is not a big seller in the US these days

Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:15 am

The Leaf has plenty of room for improvement and is probably passed up by many in the existing plug-in community.

But too bad a lot more of the rest of the very large demographic of 2+ vehicle households don’t consider a 40kWh Leaf as their second vehicle with lease or purchase. Can be had for low cost for the years during battery warranty window and would serve the needs of a great many quite well in this role.
'19 Model 3 SR+ (own), '19 Leaf SV (leased), '12 Plug-in Prius (sold 3/19), '16 Leaf SV (prior lease), 11.43kW Solar PV (16MWh/yr real production), 20.5 SEER/13.0 HSPF ducted air-source heat pump, 3.70 UEF heat pump water heater, Induction Cooktop

danrjones
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Re: Apparently the Leaf is not a big seller in the US these days

Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:02 pm

That's what we did. We already had a long distance car, an newer outback, and an old truck, so this fit. I don't need to worry about rapid gate as we never really leave town with it.

Its been great - about 1200 gad free miles in about 3 months or less, and those are all short in town miles where even our outback was getting lousy mpg.

Of course there is room for improvement. USBs anyone? lol Not to mention other obvious things.
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martyscholes
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Location: Colorado Springs

Re: Apparently the Leaf is not a big seller in the US these days

Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:45 pm

danrjones wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:02 pm
That's what we did. We already had a long distance car, an newer outback, and an old truck, so this fit. I don't need to worry about rapid gate as we never really leave town with it.

Its been great - about 1200 gad free miles in about 3 months or less, and those are all short in town miles where even our outback was getting lousy mpg.

Of course there is room for improvement. USBs anyone? lol Not to mention other obvious things.

My experience is similar. My 2019 SL is 8 months old with 13,000 miles and no gas. Someone backed into it last month, forcing me to drive an ICE rental for a week. After a week of engine noise and buying gas, I was thrilled to get the LEAF back from the body shop. My commute is 102 miles round-trip, far too long of a drive to be buying gas. Others buy a LEAF for short in-town trips; I bought mine for a long intercity commute.

I am confused by the "USBs anyone?" comment. Mine came with a USB port that I use for Apple CarPlay. Does yours not have a USB port?

Tortoisehead77
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Location: Portland, Oregon USA

Re: Apparently the Leaf is not a big seller in the US these days

Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:50 pm

martyscholes wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:45 pm
danrjones wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:02 pm
That's what we did. We already had a long distance car, an newer outback, and an old truck, so this fit. I don't need to worry about rapid gate as we never really leave town with it.

Its been great - about 1200 gad free miles in about 3 months or less, and those are all short in town miles where even our outback was getting lousy mpg.

Of course there is room for improvement. USBs anyone? lol Not to mention other obvious things.

I am confused by the "USBs anyone?" comment. Mine came with a USB port that I use for Apple CarPlay. Does yours not have a USB port?
It needs more than one USB port, standard

SageBrush
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Re: Apparently the Leaf is not a big seller in the US these days

Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:44 pm

Tortoisehead77 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:50 pm
martyscholes wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:45 pm
I am confused by the "USBs anyone?" comment. Mine came with a USB port that I use for Apple CarPlay. Does yours not have a USB port?
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It needs more than one USB port, standard
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Is a USB hub difficult ?
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Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
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11/2018: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
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Tortoisehead77
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Re: Apparently the Leaf is not a big seller in the US these days

Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:16 pm

SageBrush wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:44 pm
Tortoisehead77 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:50 pm
martyscholes wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:45 pm
I am confused by the "USBs anyone?" comment. Mine came with a USB port that I use for Apple CarPlay. Does yours not have a USB port?
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It needs more than one USB port, standard
.
Is a USB hub difficult ?
Hah! You're right. I feel dumb now LOL

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