Phatcat73
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Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:44 pm
Leaf Number: 401511
Location: Buffalo Grove, Il

Re: Chicagoland area

Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:47 am

Picked up 115xx plates yesterday.
2018 Tesla Model 3 AWD
2016 SV; leased 20-Jan-17, 18k, 87% SOH; 4-July-18
2015 S; purchased 29-July-14, moved to AZ Nov-2014, 22k, 82% SOH; 01-Mar-18
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Bzzzzz
Posts: 41
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:58 am
Delivery Date: 30 Nov 2011

Re: Chicagoland area

Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:20 am

Hi Red,

Are you still driving your Leaf? If I recall, you and I got ours within a day or two of each other back in 2011. Almost to year 7 here!

I've only lost 2 bars on the gauge. How is yours holding up?

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redLEAF
Posts: 1703
Joined: Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:38 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Dec 2011
Location: Chicago, IL

Re: Chicagoland area

Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:36 pm

Bzzzzz wrote:Hi Red,

Are you still driving your Leaf? If I recall, you and I got ours within a day or two of each other back in 2011. Almost to year 7 here!

I've only lost 2 bars on the gauge. How is yours holding up?


Hi Bzzzzz; you might be able to tell from my MNL signature -- LEAF got traded in on a (lightly) used VW e-Golf which was my placeholder until I took delivery of a new Tesla Model 3 (LEAF had lost a fair amount of range; even worse of course during the winter months, the VW e-Golf much less so); we also more recently added a second EV that's my wife's short commute car, a smart ED Brabus coupe -- still using the L2 Schneider EVlink charger that we had installed back in '11 for the LEAF but now for 2 EV's -- and lastly, majority of the time they're truly 100% emissions free as we charge them using our solar roof panel system.

Our LEAF was a great car -- I give Nissan a lot of credit for bringing it to market; it had its quirks but if you could live with its limited range (which for the majority of the time we owned it wasn't an issue) it was a great daily commuter -- with the next gen LEAF on the horizon with double or even triple the range even more people will consider EV's but by then we'll all have hopefully many more choices to pick from !
2018 smart ED Brabus (leased)
Sapphire Blue Metallic
2017 Tesla Model 3 LR RWD; EAP; 19" sport wheels
Red Multi-coat
2015 VW e-Golf LE (traded-in for Model 3)
2012 Nissan LEAF SL (traded-in at 5 yrs; 46K miles)
EVSE: 10/07/11 Schneider EVlink

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