Lancpudn
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Hello everyone

Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:10 pm

Hi from Lancashire UK, I've been a petrol head all my life but since retiring I'm not doing a lot of mileage in my car so I'm thinking an EV will be perfect considering the high cost of petrol in the UK :D I've been reading up on the Nissan Leaf for a couple of weeks now as my next car is definitely going to be an EV & most likely a Leaf, I'm trying to garner as much info as possible about the pro's & con's of Nissan's leaf.

This site is a great source of information & I look forward to contributing more when I buy my Leaf.
Thanks Ian. :D :)

jjeff
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Re: Hello everyone

Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:19 pm

Not sure if you guys are seeing the great deals on used EVs, maybe not as your gas is so much more expensive than in the US but the prices on either new or used Leafs are very competitive now, good luck on your quest.
2012 SL purchased used 2/'16
2013 S w/QC purchased new
Juicebox Premium 60a L1/L2 EVSE, Ebusbar 16a L1/L2 EVSE
'12 EVSEupgrade'd 20a L1/L2 EVSE, '13 EVSEupgrade'd adjustable 6-20a L2, 6-13a L1 EVSE
Zencar 13, 20, 30a L1/L2 portable EVSE
GE Durastation 30a

Lancpudn
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Re: Hello everyone

Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:36 am

jjeff wrote:Not sure if you guys are seeing the great deals on used EVs, maybe not as your gas is so much more expensive than in the US but the prices on either new or used Leafs are very competitive now, good luck on your quest.



Hello jjeff :) I've been keeping an eye on the used prices & they do seem to be coming down in price slowly, there seems to be lots of used leafs with "Flex" battery leases on them & they seem to sit around a long time on dealers lots, people don't seem to want the £80/$100 a month flex lease payments for the battery that go with the car. I'm still at odds whether to buy/lease/ or buy the car & lease the battery :?: , I'll be looking into buying a 2014 Gen II leaf & if funds are in better shape then a 2015.

After some thought I think I will be buying one outright in all reality.

Since retiring I have no commute to do & I drive less than 50/60 miles a week so it's a no brainer really about getting an EV, Yes like you say petrol is still expensive here , even though petrol is the cheapest it's been in years here I filled up this morning & it was £1.21 a litre thats £5.50 a UK gallon = $6.89 :shock:
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DNAinaGoodWay
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Re: Hello everyone

Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:25 am

Hi Ian. Welcome. At that price, I'm surprised everyone doesn't switch.

If you haven't found it yet, check out http://www.Leaftalk.co.uk for local topics.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 AHr
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 AHr


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Lancpudn
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Re: Hello everyone

Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:49 am

DNAinaGoodWay wrote:Hi Ian. Welcome. At that price, I'm surprised everyone doesn't switch.

If you haven't found it yet, check out http://www.Leaftalk.co.uk for local topics.



Hello thanks for the welcome :) Yeah the price of petrol is exorbitant here & you really feel it in the wallet. I tried to register with that site last week but for some reason it kept saying wrong user name etc & I never got the authorization email link so I couldn't register! :?

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DNAinaGoodWay
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Re: Hello everyone

Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:29 am

How odd. No idea. Surely cuts down on the memberships.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 AHr
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 AHr


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jjeff
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Re: Hello everyone

Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:07 am

Lancpudn wrote:... Yes like you say petrol is still expensive here , even though petrol is the cheapest it's been in years here I filled up this morning & it was £1.21 a litre thats £5.50 a UK gallon = $6.89 :shock:

:shock: yes fuel(we'll split the difference :lol: ) just recently topped $2/gallon and people were complaining, the highest I've ever seen was approaching $4/gallon quite a few years back and cars like the Prius(and Geo Metro or what I believe you call the Suzuki Swift) were selling like hotcakes! At our fuel prices it's no wonder many of the nice EVs and small cars that you Europeans get we can't yet we have tons of choice for fuel-hungry SUVs :(
Interesting about your option to lease batteries. I believe there was some talk about that a while back but AFAIK nothing ever materialized. Personally I like to buy things, never been one much for leases or monthly fees, good luck finding a nice used Leaf. If you were around here you could probably find one in the $6-8k range, I'm guessing they might be quite a bit more places where fuel is considerably more than here.
2012 SL purchased used 2/'16
2013 S w/QC purchased new
Juicebox Premium 60a L1/L2 EVSE, Ebusbar 16a L1/L2 EVSE
'12 EVSEupgrade'd 20a L1/L2 EVSE, '13 EVSEupgrade'd adjustable 6-20a L2, 6-13a L1 EVSE
Zencar 13, 20, 30a L1/L2 portable EVSE
GE Durastation 30a

Lancpudn
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Re: Hello everyone

Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:46 am

jjeff wrote:
Lancpudn wrote:... Yes like you say petrol is still expensive here , even though petrol is the cheapest it's been in years here I filled up this morning & it was £1.21 a litre thats £5.50 a UK gallon = $6.89 :shock:

:shock: yes fuel(we'll split the difference :lol: ) just recently topped $2/gallon and people were complaining, the highest I've ever seen was approaching $4/gallon quite a few years back and cars like the Prius(and Geo Metro or what I believe you call the Suzuki Swift) were selling like hotcakes! At our fuel prices it's no wonder many of the nice EVs and small cars that you Europeans get we can't yet we have tons of choice for fuel-hungry SUVs :(
Interesting about your option to lease batteries. I believe there was some talk about that a while back but AFAIK nothing ever materialized. Personally I like to buy things, never been one much for leases or monthly fees, good luck finding a nice used Leaf. If you were around here you could probably find one in the $6-8k range, I'm guessing they might be quite a bit more places where fuel is considerably more than here.




up until a few years ago I ran a few American classic cars among other British classics for many years. I had a 65 T-Bird, 72 Mustang convertible, & a 77 Chevrolet Camaro. It was really expensive running 10-15 mpg cars here :shock: I sold them all off as the body wasn't willing to do the endless maintenance on them anymore & the drain on the wallet got too much running them.

Also I'm running an old 2000 Rover 75 2.5 ltr twin cam V6 which is getting harder & harder to pass the yearly MOT test emissions.

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My car tastes seem to have gone polar opposite after a lifetime of gas guzzlers. I really like the technology that goes into these Nissan leafs & cant wait to own one.

I too have never had car loans or leases for vehicles, I've always preferred to save up & buy them outright. I'm still a little shy of buying one but not too far off.

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DNAinaGoodWay
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Re: Hello everyone

Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:04 am

I wouldn't normally lease, but with EV technology improving and the low resale value of Leafs, I can't justify buying.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 AHr
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 AHr


6.72 kW Array

Lancpudn
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Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:17 pm
Delivery Date: 27 Jan 2017
Location: Lancashire UK

Re: Hello everyone

Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:31 am

DNAinaGoodWay wrote:I wouldn't normally lease, but with EV technology improving and the low resale value of Leafs, I can't justify buying.



Hi yes I can see the logic in that also, I've got a bit of time before I decide which way I'll go so I'll do a bit more research.

I'm thinking I might keep my old 2000 Rover 75 as a standby car as the resale value of that in todays market is virtually zero.

If I can find an half decent ex lease Leaf for the right money I might just buy it! I'm seeing the prices come down & as there are a ton of 2012/3 leafs on dealers forecourts that they are having trouble shifting because of the 'Flex' battery lease system on them. I read that Nissan are thinking about selling those battery leases to the car buyer in order to sell these cars.!.

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