kg4bec
Posts: 126
Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:43 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Jun 2015
Location: Birmingham, AL

Re: Birmingham, AL

Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:35 pm

Hey Jill,

Always good to hear from you! Still waiting patiently for my car.

Wish I'd have known you were so close I'd have jumped in the plane and dropped in. Much quicker to fly there than to Nashville from here. :-)

Cheers, Bert
SV Glacier Pearl
Reserved: 17-May-2010
RAQ: 1-Aug-2011
Ordered: 8-Aug-2011
AV Assessment: 26-Aug-2011 (planning to cash-and-carry)
Delivery: December 2011->week of Dec 02 -> week of Dec 10 -> DELIVERED 02-Dec-2011!! Woo Hoo!

kg4bec
Posts: 126
Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:43 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Jun 2015
Location: Birmingham, AL

Re: Birmingham, AL

Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:31 pm

G'day again,

It's official! I picked up my glacier perl 2012 SV this afternoon! A friend dropped me off at the dealership and I took her to dinner afterwards in the LEAF. She was impressed. :-)

I LOVE THIS CAR! :-) :-) :-)

Cheers, Bert
SV Glacier Pearl
Reserved: 17-May-2010
RAQ: 1-Aug-2011
Ordered: 8-Aug-2011
AV Assessment: 26-Aug-2011 (planning to cash-and-carry)
Delivery: December 2011->week of Dec 02 -> week of Dec 10 -> DELIVERED 02-Dec-2011!! Woo Hoo!

scubabatdan
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:32 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Nov 2011
Leaf Number: 5592
Location: Dothan, AL

Re: Birmingham, AL

Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:15 pm

kg4bec wrote:G'day again,

It's official! I picked up my glacier perl 2012 SV this afternoon! A friend dropped me off at the dealership and I took her to dinner afterwards in the LEAF. She was impressed. :-)

I LOVE THIS CAR! :-) :-) :-)

Cheers, Bert



WOOOHOOO Bert!!!!
Congrats, so this is Leaf # 2 in AL??
Wonder if any more are out there that have not found their way to this board.
WE WANT PICS :)
Dan

kg4bec
Posts: 126
Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:43 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Jun 2015
Location: Birmingham, AL

Re: Birmingham, AL

Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:07 pm

I'll see what I can do about pics tomorrow as I'll be out and about.

I hope we see more Alabamians get LEAFs too as we can stand to have cleaner air!!! I would have thought folks in the Huntsville area would have snapped these up, but maybe not.

Thanks for the good wishes. I'm expecting many gas-free miles in this car and very much looking forward to that!

Cheers, Bert
SV Glacier Pearl
Reserved: 17-May-2010
RAQ: 1-Aug-2011
Ordered: 8-Aug-2011
AV Assessment: 26-Aug-2011 (planning to cash-and-carry)
Delivery: December 2011->week of Dec 02 -> week of Dec 10 -> DELIVERED 02-Dec-2011!! Woo Hoo!

TNleaf
Posts: 485
Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:45 am
Delivery Date: 27 Jul 2011
Leaf Number: 5818

Re: Birmingham, AL

Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:55 am

kg4bec wrote:G'day again,

It's official! I picked up my glacier perl 2012 SV this afternoon! A friend dropped me off at the dealership and I took her to dinner afterwards in the LEAF. She was impressed. :-)

I LOVE THIS CAR! :-) :-) :-)

Cheers, Bert


Awesome, Bert. I've got a huge smile on my face for you! I can only guess how excited you were when you were headed in to pick it up! Congrats! Can't wait to hear how many test drives you give out for your Alabama friends!
Res 8/10 | RAQ open 2/11 | EV Project accepted 3/16/11 | DB updated to SLe 3/26/11
Final RAQ->Order 3/27/11 |Est Delivery Wk of 7/29->8/01->8/23->7/28
Blink Installed 7/15
|Delivered 7/27 | VIN 5818
Lifetime Wall-to-Wheels: 4.9 m/kWh

kg4bec
Posts: 126
Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:43 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Jun 2015
Location: Birmingham, AL

Re: Birmingham, AL

Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:01 am

Yup, the car wasn't on their lot for even a full day when I went to pick it up! :-)

They knew how keen I was to get the car, and when it arrived overnight they put it through the pre inspection and detailing so I could get it right after lunch!

I've already showed her off some at the airport, and more showing off to do over the next week! LOL

Cheers, Bert
SV Glacier Pearl
Reserved: 17-May-2010
RAQ: 1-Aug-2011
Ordered: 8-Aug-2011
AV Assessment: 26-Aug-2011 (planning to cash-and-carry)
Delivery: December 2011->week of Dec 02 -> week of Dec 10 -> DELIVERED 02-Dec-2011!! Woo Hoo!

Eleafgrrl
Posts: 83
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:21 pm
Delivery Date: 05 Sep 2011
Leaf Number: 7546
Location: Greenbrier, TN

Re: Birmingham, AL

Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:39 am

kg4bec wrote:G'day again,

It's official! I picked up my glacier perl 2012 SV this afternoon! A friend dropped me off at the dealership and I took her to dinner afterwards in the LEAF. She was impressed. :-)

I LOVE THIS CAR! :-) :-) :-)

Cheers, Bert

Yay! I knew when I opened up the regional threads and saw Birmingham listed near the top that you'd taken delivery (finally) of your Leaf!! Congrats, Bert!! I am sure you will love this car as much as I do. Have fun, enjoy and smile as you drive past the gas stations!
Jill

kg4bec
Posts: 126
Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:43 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Jun 2015
Location: Birmingham, AL

Re: Birmingham, AL

Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:42 pm

Eleafgrrl wrote: Yay! I knew when I opened up the regional threads and saw Birmingham listed near the top that you'd taken delivery (finally) of your Leaf!! Congrats, Bert!! I am sure you will love this car as much as I do. Have fun, enjoy and smile as you drive past the gas stations!
Jill


Hey Jill,

Yes it's been a long wait but well worth it. All the folks I've shown it to have been amazed that it's a 100% electric car. I like to let them try to find the gas filler cap. :-)

What a great Christmas present! I'm just looking for excuses to drive it and I feel like a kid again. :-). Goofy I know but it's just plain fun to drive. Funny how I've been looking at gas prices as I drive by and then realize that I don't have to worry about that any more!

Cheers, Bert
SV Glacier Pearl
Reserved: 17-May-2010
RAQ: 1-Aug-2011
Ordered: 8-Aug-2011
AV Assessment: 26-Aug-2011 (planning to cash-and-carry)
Delivery: December 2011->week of Dec 02 -> week of Dec 10 -> DELIVERED 02-Dec-2011!! Woo Hoo!

kg4bec
Posts: 126
Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:43 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Jun 2015
Location: Birmingham, AL

Re: Birmingham, AL

Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:33 pm

So I finally realized that the L1 charger that comes with the car just isn't cutting it in terms of getting a full charge overnight, mainly because I'm having SO MUCH FUN driving the car! :-)

I pulled the trigger on a Schneider L2 220V EVSE earlier this week and it arrived today. It was a simple install and now my LEAF is happily sucking 220V electrons and will charge much much faster now than on L1. I probably could have kept limping on with L1 charging but didn't see the point of beating myself up over it, so I just went ahead and did it. No more range anxiety! :-) Thanks to TNLeaf for the recommendation - it's a solid unit and I expect many trouble-free charges with it.

I'm surprised at the interest that this car has generated. Just today when I got back from lunch, a complete stranger asked me if this was the all-electric car and had all kinds of questions. He was impressed. Who knows, maybe it will turn into another sale for my local Nissan dealer.

On another note, some folks don't like it when you drag them off the line at the lights. LOL I was on a local errand and was waiting for my light to turn green. Without thinking, I just accelerated away as I usually do, and typically leave all the cars behind because of the really smooth and solid acceleration. One car apparently didn't like that because he came screaming up behind me, then around me (by going into a turn lane so he could overtake me) and peeled away at full throttle. It was almost like I'd given him a personal insult or something. Anyway, I pay a bit more attention to the traffic behind me now.

Let me say again, THANK YOU to all the folks on this board who have given me a lot of good information about this fantastic car, and most importantly, what to realistically expect vs. what Nissans marketing people say. It's helped me make a really well informed decision on a car that I expect will serve me for many many years. I hope that I can return the favor some day.

Cheers, Bert
SV Glacier Pearl
Reserved: 17-May-2010
RAQ: 1-Aug-2011
Ordered: 8-Aug-2011
AV Assessment: 26-Aug-2011 (planning to cash-and-carry)
Delivery: December 2011->week of Dec 02 -> week of Dec 10 -> DELIVERED 02-Dec-2011!! Woo Hoo!

TNleaf
Posts: 485
Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:45 am
Delivery Date: 27 Jul 2011
Leaf Number: 5818

Re: Birmingham, AL

Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:50 am

kg4bec wrote:
Let me say again, THANK YOU to all the folks on this board who have given me a lot of good information about this fantastic car, and most importantly, what to realistically expect vs. what Nissans marketing people say. It's helped me make a really well informed decision on a car that I expect will serve me for many many years. I hope that I can return the favor some day.

Cheers, Bert


Awesome to hear you are enjoying the car. (And nice pickup on the Schneider Electric EVSE). The above is exactly how I felt after spending much time on the forums here. A great source of information (if you can find it all!) and a lot of good advice.
Res 8/10 | RAQ open 2/11 | EV Project accepted 3/16/11 | DB updated to SLe 3/26/11
Final RAQ->Order 3/27/11 |Est Delivery Wk of 7/29->8/01->8/23->7/28
Blink Installed 7/15
|Delivered 7/27 | VIN 5818
Lifetime Wall-to-Wheels: 4.9 m/kWh

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