jake14mw
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Very little buzz on this board about 2018 Leafs being available

Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:18 am

Hi all,

I'm very surprised at how little activity there is on this board about how the 2018 is now available in the US. I think I have seen one comment about someone taking delivery of one. No pictures, no reviews, it seems like very little excitement about this car. Is it just me?

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Re: Very little buzz on this board about 2018 Leafs being available

Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:37 am

there is some buzz, but speculation is silly so most of us are waiting for people to actually get their hands on one. That is just barely starting to trickle though. i just saw my first one in the Seattle area this weekend.
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Re: Very little buzz on this board about 2018 Leafs being available

Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:41 am

We have stopped in a couple ties to the local dealer (Palm SPrings California). They don't expect to see any till April. Funny town for EV's. Good charging infrastructure but not a lot of EB's other than Teslas on the road. The chevy dealer just kind of mumbles and says they don't get very many Bolts. No demand etc. the Volkswagen dealer says if we really wanted one they could order one but they are special order, take 6 months and come with a big price tag etc. If you want to buy an EV here best to go to LA. Lots there.
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Re: Very little buzz on this board about 2018 Leafs being available

Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:49 am

jake14mw wrote:Hi all,

I'm very surprised at how little activity there is on this board about how the 2018 is now available in the US. I think I have seen one comment about someone taking delivery of one. No pictures..

Most of the excitement was months ago, when 2018 MY production and deliveries began in Japan.

But this guy thought first in Utah deserved this short video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_mxUYO1Rww
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Re: Very little buzz on this board about 2018 Leafs being available

Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:15 am

I drove one for half a day... I wasn't excited.

jake14mw wrote: No pictures, no reviews, it seems like very little excitement about this car. Is it just me?
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Re: Very little buzz on this board about 2018 Leafs being available

Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:15 am

Well, not USA related but here in Canada, Toronto ON area, many dealers have received NFS Leaf 2.0 unit(s). Went and test drove one on Saturday and drove great. Last week, some dealers already started deliveries to customers. I've seen a couple on the road already.
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Re: Very little buzz on this board about 2018 Leafs being available

Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:46 am

kennethbokor wrote:Well, not USA related but here in Canada, Toronto ON area, many dealers have received NFS Leaf 2.0 unit(s). Went and test drove one on Saturday and drove great. Last week, some dealers already started deliveries to customers. I've seen a couple on the road already.


Canada and USA are basically a simultaneous rollout, so I consider Canadian deliveries as the same as US!

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Re: Very little buzz on this board about 2018 Leafs being available

Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:48 am

TomT wrote:I drove one for half a day... I wasn't excited.

jake14mw wrote: No pictures, no reviews, it seems like very little excitement about this car. Is it just me?


It’s not a very exciting car, it’s a practical value-based product and I think we’re seeing that reflected here.

The ‘18 Leaf is basically a massaged 2011-2017 Model with a bigger battery. It’s a nice improvement but if you’ve ever driven the old car the new one will feel extremely familiar.
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Re: Very little buzz on this board about 2018 Leafs being available

Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:37 pm

mtndrew1 wrote:
TomT wrote:I drove one for half a day... I wasn't excited.

jake14mw wrote: No pictures, no reviews, it seems like very little excitement about this car. Is it just me?


It’s not a very exciting car, it’s a practical value-based product and I think we’re seeing that reflected here.

The ‘18 Leaf is basically a massaged 2011-2017 Model with a bigger battery. It’s a nice improvement but if you’ve ever driven the old car the new one will feel extremely familiar.



Which I think is a good thing. For someone not needing Tesla-like rocket performance, which really no one needs, the Leaf is fine. It will get you going and merge/pass on the highway fine. I for one think rocket performance is a waste in most areas since our NA speed limits are lower than many EU.

For a good, practical and still fun to drive BEV, I think the new Leaf is suitable for that purpose.
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Re: Very little buzz on this board about 2018 Leafs being available

Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:46 pm

kennethbokor wrote:
mtndrew1 wrote:
TomT wrote:I drove one for half a day... I wasn't excited.



It’s not a very exciting car, it’s a practical value-based product and I think we’re seeing that reflected here.

The ‘18 Leaf is basically a massaged 2011-2017 Model with a bigger battery. It’s a nice improvement but if you’ve ever driven the old car the new one will feel extremely familiar.



Which I think is a good thing. For someone not needing Tesla-like rocket performance, which really no one needs, the Leaf is fine. It will get you going and merge/pass on the highway fine. I for one think rocket performance is a waste in most areas since our NA speed limits are lower than many EU.

For a good, practical and still fun to drive BEV, I think the new Leaf is suitable for that purpose.


Yep. The new Leaf is analogous to a new Corolla. It’s fine, they’ll sell a bunch of them, but this is not a product anyone gets excited about.
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