SueDonim
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:13 pm
Delivery Date: 12 Feb 2017
Location: Auckland, NZ

Just bought first Leaf

Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:21 pm

Hi all,

I just purchased my first Leaf. 2015 X model (which I think is equivalent to the SV (the middle grade) in the US).

Like all Leafs in New Zealand, it is a used import from Japan. 10,600km (~6400 miles). 62.7Ah / 95% SOH.

MNL has been a great help in learning about these, and I bought LeafSpy last week to check out the batteries of the ones I was looking at.

Great help in determining which ones were of interest and gave me credibility with dealers (actually put me ahead of several of them).

Anyway, thanks to all for helpful site and look forward to interacting with you all.

LeftieBiker
Posts: 6937
Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 3:17 am
Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: Just bought first Leaf

Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:23 pm

Ironically, Nissan dealers seem to know less about Leafs than the general public, or at least the segment of it interested in buying a Leaf. Congrats, and enjoy.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

The most offensive, tasteless phrase in use here is "Pulled the trigger." I no longer respond to posts that use it.

SueDonim
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:13 pm
Delivery Date: 12 Feb 2017
Location: Auckland, NZ

Re: Just bought first Leaf

Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:57 pm

Thanks Leftie,

Can't even get Nissan dealers in NZ (for Leaf). They overpriced the car, then pulled out of the market since they weren't getting buyers. Duh

Picking it up tomorrow night. Looking forward to it, especially since my current car (Prius) is 9 years old with 240K km.

SageBrush
Posts: 1216
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:28 am
Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2017
Location: Colorado

Re: Just bought first Leaf

Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:18 am

SueDonim wrote:Hi all,

I just purchased my first Leaf. 2015 X model (which I think is equivalent to the SV (the middle grade) in the US).
Like all Leafs in New Zealand, it is a used import from Japan. 10,600km (~6400 miles). 62.7Ah / 95% SOH.
MNL has been a great help in learning about these, and I bought LeafSpy last week to check out the batteries of the ones I was looking at.
Great help in determining which ones were of interest

Well done!

Auckland sounds like a perfect place for a LEAF temperature wise.
2013 Model 'S' with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California with 63.9 Ahr after 22k miles
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado

SueDonim
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:13 pm
Delivery Date: 12 Feb 2017
Location: Auckland, NZ

Re: Just bought first Leaf

Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:13 pm

Definitely good temp-wise. The hottest it has gotten here (in the 6 years I have lived here) was about 82 deg F. Feels hotter, but from a battery perspective, not bad at all. I recall it once getting to about 34 deg F in the winter, but normal low is about 40.

Lancpudn
Posts: 65
Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:17 pm
Delivery Date: 27 Jan 2017
Location: Lancashire UK

Re: Just bought first Leaf

Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:05 pm

Congrats on your first Leaf :) I'm very close to buying mine although I'm wondering if I should hang on a little longer until the new Leaf is out & then there might be more cheaper 2014/15 leafs available over here in the UK!!!!

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