jamieo
Posts: 106
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:01 am
Delivery Date: 21 Feb 2015
Leaf Number: 330288
Location: Memphis Area, West Tennessee

Re: Greetings from Memphis

Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:13 am

GTLeafMem wrote:
jamieo wrote:I'm pleased with the 3M Crystalline 70. Yesterday, I noticed a significant difference in the amount of heat that came through the windows while driving.

It is not perfectly clear, but it is not really noticeable either. It would be nice it it were a little less expensive, but all-in-all I do not regret getting it installed.


Hi from Memphis! I just got my 2013 SV last week and I am sure that I'll need tinting to reduce the summer heat load.

What was the approximate price for that tint and where did you get it done? Would you go back to the same place and do it again or would you try tinting elsewhere?

Thanks!


Hi (sorry for the late reply)- it was around $500, about twice as much as traditional tinting. I think that is the only place in the area that carries that product. I had a good experience with that company and would use them again. I am pleased with the Crystalline tint.

jamieo
Posts: 106
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:01 am
Delivery Date: 21 Feb 2015
Leaf Number: 330288
Location: Memphis Area, West Tennessee

Re: Greetings from Memphis

Fri May 06, 2016 6:43 am

I had my 15,000 mile service appointment yesterday .. all is well and good in LEAFville.

jamieo
Posts: 106
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:01 am
Delivery Date: 21 Feb 2015
Leaf Number: 330288
Location: Memphis Area, West Tennessee

Re: Greetings from Memphis

Mon May 23, 2016 5:21 am

Even after all this time, I still get a kick out of mornings like this ... I had a peak efficiency of 6.3 miles/kWh on my way to work. I finished with an overall rate of 5.6 miles/kWh on a 15.1 mile commute. I pick a route where the terrain is relatively flat to gently rolling (not too hard to find in West TN haha) and with few traffic signals. The speed ranges from 40 to 50 mph with the majority of the route at 45 mph. I drive the speed limit, which seems to irritate a few early morning commuters (but I don't care what they think .. if they want to go faster, they can pass me :D ).

jamieo
Posts: 106
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:01 am
Delivery Date: 21 Feb 2015
Leaf Number: 330288
Location: Memphis Area, West Tennessee

Re: Greetings from Memphis

Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:21 am

I just recently passed 20,000 gas-free miles. It's a nice feeling :D I also moved to a different town which has increased my daily commute to work by about 20 miles. This morning, I took "the country" route and was pleased with the results. It was 26.8 miles and I averaged 5.4 miles / kWh. That route is mostly two lane, flat to gently-rolling hills (we do not have too many "big" hills in this part of Tennessee) and the speed limit ranged from 30-50 mph. It is not too different from my previous commute, however the slower-speed portion is longer.

jamieo
Posts: 106
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:01 am
Delivery Date: 21 Feb 2015
Leaf Number: 330288
Location: Memphis Area, West Tennessee

Re: Greetings from Memphis

Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:01 am

I am still pleased with my car's performance on my new commute. Yesterday was my "long" day with a total of 70.2 miles and an average of 5.1 miles/kWh on one charge. My JuiceBox reported 15.717 kWh to recharge to 100% in 3 hours 4 minutes and 1 second haha. This route had speed ranges from 20 mph to 65 mph and was also mostly level to gently-rolling. I am looking forward to seeing the results in the winter. Usually it is not too terribly cold here until January or February.

jamieo
Posts: 106
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:01 am
Delivery Date: 21 Feb 2015
Leaf Number: 330288
Location: Memphis Area, West Tennessee

Re: Greetings from Memphis

Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:42 am

I had to have the 12 volt battery replaced on Monday. I actually took it in to one of the dealers twice but both times the LEAF tech was not in and they would not do anything without him. As it turned out, the dealer I bought the car from had replaced the battery before I bought it so they had a little extra work to do to get the replacement covered under warranty. In the end, I had to pay $52 or so. That was not such a bad deal overall for a new battery. I was at about 27,800 miles.

powersurge
Posts: 750
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:24 am
Delivery Date: 06 Dec 2014
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: Greetings from Memphis

Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:18 am

If they replaced the battery right before you got the car, then why did you need a new battery.... a battery typically lasts about 5 years, and if you take care of it by keeping it fully charged, it will last 10 years....

jamieo
Posts: 106
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:01 am
Delivery Date: 21 Feb 2015
Leaf Number: 330288
Location: Memphis Area, West Tennessee

Re: Greetings from Memphis

Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:40 am

powersurge wrote:If they replaced the battery right before you got the car, then why did you need a new battery.... a battery typically lasts about 5 years, and if you take care of it by keeping it fully charged, it will last 10 years....


I don't know what happened to it ... I take the car in for the regular maintenance checks. The last one was at 22,500 and it was ok at that point. They checked out everything else when they replaced it and didn't report any issues. Regardless, it only cost $50 so I wasn't too concerned.

jamieo
Posts: 106
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:01 am
Delivery Date: 21 Feb 2015
Leaf Number: 330288
Location: Memphis Area, West Tennessee

Re: Greetings from Memphis

Tue May 09, 2017 10:14 am

https://www.instagram.com/p/BT4SfGAAivZ/

I just passed 30,000 miles. I am still pleased with this car.

jamieo
Posts: 106
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:01 am
Delivery Date: 21 Feb 2015
Leaf Number: 330288
Location: Memphis Area, West Tennessee

Re: Greetings from Memphis

Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:29 am

I just recently passed 35,000 miles on my LEAF. It's still doing well here in Southwest TN.

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