ericvoll
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Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Mon May 14, 2012 6:41 pm

eclecticflower wrote:In case you're interested, I just checked Lee's Summit Nissan's web site and they have 10 LEAFs listed in their New Inventory link. There are 5 SLs listed @ $38,100 and 5 SVs listed @ $36,050, one of each color for each type.


The LEAF's you're referring to are under the "New Vehicles", "Nissan's in Transit" section. Lee's Summit Nissan has had the same entries for the past several months, and I can confirm they do not have 10 LEAFS waiting.

The red LEAF they have in inventory "New Vehicles", "Nissans Available Now" is their demonstrator that they received around the first of April. Every LEAF Certified dealership was sent one. Initially, after I placed my order (in March), my delivery date showed "Week of April 6th" for a few days, but then changed to "Month of May." I think this was because of stock being reallocated to dealerships as demonstrators.

If anyone is thinking about placing an order for one, I would recommend Lee's Summit Nissan as they seem to have their shit together and are reasonable and approachable.

My delivery date has been bouncing back and forth +- 5 days every few days or so. Mine should be delivered in about 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 weeks.

eclecticflower
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Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Tue May 15, 2012 9:32 am

Well, that's just WRONG! Tricksters!! :x I clicked New Vehicles, By Model, Leaf and it resulted in a New Inventory page:

http://www.nissankansascity.com/mobile/ ... model=LEAF

So we're really being BS'd about what's actually there - I'm not surprised. :( I thought it was unusual they'd have all those vehicles just sitting there (and it sure looks like it from the page display), considering how many of us are still awaiting delivery of reserved cars.

Looks like you'll probably be first to get yours, ericvoll - bet you're getting excited! Good luck! :P
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Reserved 08/10, Ordered 3/12/2012, $99 Refunded 5/16/12, Delivered 6/4/12.

ericvoll
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Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Tue May 15, 2012 9:38 am

eclecticflower wrote:Well, that's just WRONG! Tricksters!! :x I clicked New Vehicles, By Model, Leaf and it resulted in a New Inventory page:

http://www.nissankansascity.com/mobile/ ... model=LEAF

So we're really being BS'd about what's actually there - I'm not surprised. :( I thought it was unusual they'd have all those vehicles just sitting there (and it sure looks like it from the page display), considering how many of us are still awaiting delivery of reserved cars.

Looks like you'll probably be first to get yours, ericvoll - bet you're getting excited! Good luck! :P

Maybe their display also shows what they've ordered directly, although it hasn't been delivered yet, and may not be until existing customer orders are.

My delivery date changed again today. Now I'm in the first part of June, ugh!

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ksnogas2112
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Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Tue May 15, 2012 10:12 am

You guys are killing me. I know you're going to get your cars before me because you ordered a month before I did.
<insert whimper> :cry:

estimated delivery: June +/- 15 days....well it wasn't May 15, hopefully won't be July 15.
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ericvoll
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Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Tue May 15, 2012 12:03 pm

While I've been waiting, I took the opportunity to read through all of the LEAF documentation (owner's manual 2011 & 2012, navigation manual 2011 & 2012, etc.) It's a very interesting car. I especially enjoyed the part about the tire pressure refill assistance mechanism. This is not basic TPMS (Tire Pressure Management System), but is a system that helps someone correctly fill the tires to the correct pressure using the headlights and horn. Very cool.

Disappointingly however, I was sad to see that there is not an indicator for low windshield washer fluid. Apparently this feature is only available in Canada. Also the button that turns off the pedestrian alert sound (found in the 2011 model) has been removed in the 2012 model. I suspect this was to address the law passed several years ago directing the Department of Transportation to look at possibly requiring the sound on electric vehicles. About a year ago, I submitted a comment (during the comment period) stating the reasons why I liked the ability to turn off the sound, but at the same time requiring it by default when the car is started.

My LEAF arrived in port about a month ago. My car was supposed to be put on a train last Wednesday, but apparently that did not happen. I chatted with their customer support team (great folks) about the status of my vehicle today. They said it is now scheduled to be put on a train tomorrow with delivery scheduled by the end of the month.

I hope there aren't any more delays. I'm excited to finally be getting it.

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ksnogas2112
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Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Tue May 15, 2012 12:37 pm

I found it weird that the first responder manual was 42 pages long but the maintenance manual was 40 pages long counting the 1 page advert each for cabin filters, tires, and windshield wipers.

RE: the sound turn off... when the dealer drove up the Leaf for my last test drive there might have been a sound but I couldn't really tell over the sound of the interstate 100feet away. I think the idea of having a sound alert for electric cars to be the stupidest thing since the law that says you have to stop at a four way stop, get out, shoot a gun in the air before proceeding.

"In Wichita - Before proceeding through the interesection of Douglas and Broadway, a motorist is required to get out of their vehice and fire three shot gun rounds into the air"

http://www.weirdfacts.com/weird-state-l ... ansas.html

The argument that it's so blind people know the car is coming doesn't work because we don't put flashing lights on the cars to warn deaf people the car is approaching. It remains the driver's responsibility to be alert for ALL pedestrians.


Be alert, the world needs more lerts.
Tom in KS
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ericvoll
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Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Tue May 15, 2012 12:47 pm

There is also another change between the 2012 Owner's Manual from several months ago and the one available now. The old manual repeatedly mentions that one should only "Quick Charge" once per day. This has been taken out of the newer versions of the manual. I saw a video a month or so back with one of the LEAF designers, and they indicated in the interview that after extensive testing, they've determined "Quick Charging" can be done as often as one wants as the charging system protects the battery.

eclecticflower
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Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Wed May 16, 2012 12:51 pm

LOL ksnogas2112 you crack me up (I'm a lert). :lol: I was watching the VSP sound on You Tube today and I don't like it much (moving forward). The back-up beep doesn't bother me. The forward sound is there until you reach 19 mph and goes off. Then if you drop to 16 mph it comes back on. I'd rather have the Jetson's sound installed (if that's possible). Most of the time, I won't be driving within that speed range (unless I'm in my parking garage at work - where I'll run over some lerts!). I haven't seen a low wiper fluid a lert ( :lol: ) in many years on my numerous cars (maybe the really old ones had it when I was a kid).

ericvoll, I saw the video where they discussed it being OK to QC several times a day, so feeling much better about that not affecting the battery, too. Since you're going to be so well-versed on the LEAF after having read the manuals, ksnogass2112 and I will be expecting some training/tips from you when we get our cars/have a meet 'n' greet. :D I'm assuming we'll not have conquered all the practical applications (button-pushing) as well as you, since you'll get yours first (and right now you're a human owner's manual!). :P Maybe you can look up where our vehicles are when you check on yours? My VIN # is JN1AZ0CP1CT021559 (the O's could be either O or zero?).
2012 Cayenne Red LEAF SL: Vanity Plate - G'BYGAS
Reserved 08/10, Ordered 3/12/2012, $99 Refunded 5/16/12, Delivered 6/4/12.

eclecticflower
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Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Wed May 16, 2012 1:10 pm

Those are some funny, weird laws in KS! Missouri can't quite compete, but they're right up there with weird laws of their own. I can now understand why there's so much violence in the urban core - no cap pistols allowed, but we may buy shotguns freely! I also would not want to sit on the curb of any city street in St. Louis and drink my beer from a bucket...and it's illegal for an on-duty firefighter to rescue a woman wearing a nightgown (she must be fully clothed (or burn) :o I don't think my dad (late firefighter) or brother (firefighter) have ever had that problem... :roll: At least we'll never have an engine fire in our EVs or our gas tank explode when rear-ended (Ford Pinto!)...
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Reserved 08/10, Ordered 3/12/2012, $99 Refunded 5/16/12, Delivered 6/4/12.

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Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Wed May 16, 2012 1:54 pm

Did I mention my first car was a red '79 Ford Pinto?....no i'm not joking
Tom in KS
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