tesleaf wrote:I have deposit down for a Tesla 3, which I probably won't see until late 2018 or early 2019.
I was never interested in a Leaf because of the short range.
But if 2019 Leaf comes with 200 + mile range and cooler looking exterior design, I would have to seriously consider it.
The US federal incentive will probably be non-existent by 2019 on electric cars. For around $35000, I expect to have heated front seats at least. However, on a Tesla 3, you have to buy $5000 premium pkg to get heated seats. And I do not even want to pay extra $1000 for optional paint color so I am set on black color.
If 2019 Leaf looks similar to what Leaf looks now, I will not consider it. It is a major turn off for me.
Heated front seats are standard on the 3; the premium package adds heated rear seats, among many other things. [From the Monroney sticker list of standard equipment: "Heated seats for driver and front passenger."]
However, the Model 3 apparently doesn't have a heated steering wheel, even as an option (perhaps it will come next year). I would certainly expect the 200 mile LEAF, when it comes, to have that. I'd rather have a heated steering wheel than heated seats, although having both is better.