4CloverLeaf wrote:I have not had a Leaf long but I am surprised that people like the low rolling resistance tires.
I don't think "like" is the correct term so much as it's an "evil necessity." Yeah I'd love for my electric car to handle like a Porsche, but when you only have double-digit driving range, even 10 miles off that is a significant difference. More so if your battery has lost a bar or more.
The biggest complaints with the OEM Bridgestone Ecopias are:
1. Uneven tire wear unless you exceed Nissan's recommended tire pressure;
2. Rather rapid tire wear overall
3. Relative fragility (easy to blow out on curbs and potholes)
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar at 34 months/26,435 miles. Lease returned 2 months later. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F.
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL.