BuffaloBillsfan
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Leaf Number: 305768
Location: Buffalo, NY

Question about miles

Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:31 am

I am about to get a new 2018 Nissan Leaf SL on Saturday at the latest. The problem I have is that it's on the other side of new york state, in queens.The dealership told me they have someone drive it from there to Buffalo which means that my car will have 400+ miles on it. Is this normal practice????

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

Re: Question about miles

Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:07 am

Choices:
1. Get it yourself
2. Pay to have it put on a flatbed
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado
03/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/2018: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
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2018 Tesla Model 3 LR, Delivered 6/2018

LeftieBiker
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Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2018
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: Question about miles

Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:28 am

3. Let them drive it to you, with the written agreement that it has to be delivered in perfect condition. Mine was driven here from Connecticut, if I remember correctly.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

BuffaloBillsfan
Posts: 23
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:18 pm
Delivery Date: 13 Oct 2018
Leaf Number: 305768
Location: Buffalo, NY

Re: Question about miles

Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:03 pm

Just got off the phone. Agreed to flat bed the car but it adds $17 a month to my payments. no miles at least on the car

GetOffYourGas
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Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:56 pm
Delivery Date: 09 Mar 2012
Location: Syracuse, NY

Re: Question about miles

Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:32 pm

Assuming you have a 36 month lease, that's $612 to flatbed it about 400 miles. Off the cuff, that seems reasonable enough if you're happy with it.

FWIW, when I bought my Bolt, the dealer drove it from NJ to Syracuse. It had about 200 miles on it. That's easy to do with a fully charged Bolt. 400 miles in a 151-mile Leaf would give the dealer a run for their money, just trying to make the trip!
~Brian

EV Fleet:
2011 Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard on a 22' sailboat
2012 Leaf SV (traded for Bolt)
2015 C-Max Energi (302A package)
2017 Bolt Premier

BuffaloBillsfan
Posts: 23
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:18 pm
Delivery Date: 13 Oct 2018
Leaf Number: 305768
Location: Buffalo, NY

Re: Question about miles

Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:30 pm

72 month purchase for 32382.95

I plan on refinancing at the earliest after taxes are done next year.

SageBrush
Posts: 2946
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:28 am
Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2017
Location: Colorado

Re: Question about miles

Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:33 pm

I paid $900 to flat-bed a car from Long Island, NY to NM
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado
03/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/2018: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
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2018 Tesla Model 3 LR, Delivered 6/2018

GetOffYourGas
Posts: 1946
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:56 pm
Delivery Date: 09 Mar 2012
Location: Syracuse, NY

Re: Question about miles

Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:28 am

72 months means you paid twice what I estimated - $1224. You probably could have done better, but what's done is done.
~Brian

EV Fleet:
2011 Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard on a 22' sailboat
2012 Leaf SV (traded for Bolt)
2015 C-Max Energi (302A package)
2017 Bolt Premier

BuffaloBillsfan
Posts: 23
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:18 pm
Delivery Date: 13 Oct 2018
Leaf Number: 305768
Location: Buffalo, NY

Re: Question about miles

Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:11 am

So what I've learned from this is not to wait so long in getting a year end model if you want a specific order. I was lucky to find what I wanted but by then inventory was hard to come by and now the car I want needs to be flatbedded. How hard is it to learn the leaf? I've never seen one in person and I'm picking mine up tomorrow morning. I hope someone takes me on a ride first.I'm not holding my breath for that to happen.I hope all of the youtube videos I've watched are enough.

GetOffYourGas
Posts: 1946
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:56 pm
Delivery Date: 09 Mar 2012
Location: Syracuse, NY

Re: Question about miles

Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:42 am

For all of its new technology, the Leaf is still a car. The hardest part to learn will be the gear selector, but even that will be easy enough. Just drive it and enjoy it! You can learn the technology as you go.
~Brian

EV Fleet:
2011 Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard on a 22' sailboat
2012 Leaf SV (traded for Bolt)
2015 C-Max Energi (302A package)
2017 Bolt Premier

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