DaveinOlyWA
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Leaf Number: 314199
Location: Olympia, WA
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2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:21 am

Be warned, its a long one and don't recommend reading from cellphone unless you are connected to Wi Fi.

But prelim results are VERY promising especially in the BMS arena. MUCH more to come


http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2018/02 ... or-sv.html
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 5775 miles, 488 GIDs, 38 kwh 113.37 Ahr available, SOH 98.21, Hx 115.75
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Phatcat73
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Leaf Number: 401511
Location: Buffalo Grove, Il

Re: 2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:17 am

Great read and thanks!
2018 Tesla Model 3 - Delivery due end of May
2016 SV; purchased 20-Jan-17, 15k, 92% SOH; 13-Apt-18
2015 S; purchased 29-July-14, moved to AZ Nov-2014, 22k, 82% SOH; 01-Mar-18
2009 Ford Escape Hybrid 4x2, 110k & going strong!

joeriv
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Location: Fairfield County CT

Re: 2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:54 pm

Thanks for displaying the screens - this is such an improvement over Gen 1! I drove an S yesterday and was totally impressed with ePedal - very smooth deceleration especially compared to Bolt. I only have 2200 miles on my 2017 S and tempted to sell it for a 2018 S!
2017 Leaf S with QC, JUN mfg date

DaveinOlyWA
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Leaf Number: 314199
Location: Olympia, WA
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Re: 2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:12 pm

joeriv wrote:Thanks for displaying the screens - this is such an improvement over Gen 1! I drove an S yesterday and was totally impressed with ePedal - very smooth deceleration especially compared to Bolt. I only have 2200 miles on my 2017 S and tempted to sell it for a 2018 S!


Yeah, it took me all of 5 seconds in Las Vegas to fall in love with one pedal. Notice the car can stop smoother than you can? When I stop, I always have that tiny jerk at the very end just before the full stop happens. Not with e pedal. It is very much a perfectly controlled stop in EVERY way!
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 5775 miles, 488 GIDs, 38 kwh 113.37 Ahr available, SOH 98.21, Hx 115.75
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RegGuheert
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Leaf Number: 5926
Location: Northern VA

Re: 2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:57 pm

Congratulations, Dave! And thanks for posting about your new LEAF.

I have to admit I glanced at your blog and looked at the second photograph and thought "Wow! Dave really hasn't aged well!" I was happy to see that wasn't actually you! (And, no, you don't have to tell your salesman what I wrote!)

Off to read your post now...
RegGuheert
2011 Leaf SL Demo vehicle
10K miles: Apr 14, 2013, 20K miles (55.7Ah): Aug 7, 2014, 30K miles (52.0Ah): Dec 30, 2015, 40K miles (49.8Ah): Feb 8, 2017, 50K miles (47.2Ah): Dec 7, 2017.
Enphase Inverter Measured MTBF: M190, M215, M250, S280

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jhm614
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Re: 2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:13 pm

Congrats, brother! It will be interesting to follow your posts. I wish you could have held out for the ProPilot, though.
2011 Brilliant Silver SL - 110,000 gasoline free miles so far.
4BL: 06/29/13 @ 27 months, 43,520 miles, 42.56 Ahr. New 12 bar battery: 09/09/13
4BLx2:12/31/16 @ 69 months, 99,475 miles, 42.99 Ahr.

DaveinOlyWA
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Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:43 pm
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Leaf Number: 314199
Location: Olympia, WA
Contact: Website

Re: 2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:45 pm

jhm614 wrote:Congrats, brother! It will be interesting to follow your posts. I wish you could have held out for the ProPilot, though.


Adaptive CC and hybrid heaters were my main draw but the reality is I saved a TON going this way (about $13,000 less than a Bolt) and there have been a lot of upgrades to the basic package. I am working on "Day 2" where I will details all the settings options. Including the "non options" :)
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 5775 miles, 488 GIDs, 38 kwh 113.37 Ahr available, SOH 98.21, Hx 115.75
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Phatcat73
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Leaf Number: 401511
Location: Buffalo Grove, Il

Re: 2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:41 pm

Just came back from the Chicago auto show and sat in an SL. Wow dit it feel noticeably bigger and the interior was much nicer than the Bolts . Have 2 years left on our 16 lease. Looking forward to bigger better options at that time.
2018 Tesla Model 3 - Delivery due end of May
2016 SV; purchased 20-Jan-17, 15k, 92% SOH; 13-Apt-18
2015 S; purchased 29-July-14, moved to AZ Nov-2014, 22k, 82% SOH; 01-Mar-18
2009 Ford Escape Hybrid 4x2, 110k & going strong!

SageBrush
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Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2017
Location: Colorado

Re: 2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:56 pm

Enjoy !
2013 Model 'S' with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado
3/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles

Evoforce
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Location: Fountain Hills Arizona

Re: 2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:00 am

Nice blog! It is always fun to have a brand new car. It sounds like you will really enjoy it!
*2011 Leaf 1 bought 2/28/15 @ 28,000ish mi 10 bar (8 bars @ 11/25/15 @ 37,453 ) (New lizard @ 39,275 mi @ 1/20/2016) Now 52,166 mi.
*Tesla Model S 61,000 mi
*2011 Leaf 2 bought 4/28/15 @ 24,000ish mi 12 bar (new lizard Dec. 2014 @ 22,273 mi) Now 35,485 mi

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