Related to another thread (viewtopic.php?f=7&t=21236
), I don't think we had one on this subject. Please post your stories of people who got rid of their Leafs (mainly) or have some other EV/PHEV and don't care to continue with EVs/PHEVs.
I posted about this guy at my work at least twice:viewtopic.php?p=405162#p405162viewtopic.php?f=6&t=21120&p=446797&hilit=4runner#p446797
He couldn't be more glad to get rid of his Leaf (he turned it in early). He used to sometimes drive a Porsche 911, as well.
He replaced the Leaf w/a 4Runner but I don't know what he regularly drives to work now. Since he had an '11 or '12 Leaf, he had crap instrumentation (i.e no % SoC display, only the crap GOM and 12 fuel bars). I found out that it he was suffering from range anxiety (possibly) due to capacity loss and likely instrumentation (causing unnecessary range anxiety). I know which city he lives in but don't know the exact distance to work. It should be somewhere between 23 and 27 miles one way to work, almost all highway and we have free L2 charging @ work.
For awhile, his wife had been using the Leaf to commute (much further), where it's probably 42 - 45 miles to work (since I know the approx location of his wife's work), one way, almost all highway. L2 charging availability and reliability isn't that best at his wife's work. I believe the capacity loss/range anxiety/charging availability at work made it unsuitable for her, eventually.
He didn't know about gids. He couldn't tell me how many capacity bars he lost and I don't know the details of his range anxiety. We work at a tech company, BTW. I didn't know he got rid of it until 1-2 months after the fact.
My work and where he lives are hotter parts of the South Bay, so I wouldn't be surprised if he was down 1-2, possibly as many as 3 capacity bars at his early turn in.
There's another guy @ work in that group who has a Volt. Long ago, I found he isn't driving it anymore and prefers the luxury of his (or his wife's) Lexus RX SUV. He then loaned the Volt to his mother-in-law. Sounds like she'll have it for probably the rest of the lease. He just doesn't care about the Volt or PHEVs. When the '16 Volt details came out, I asked him if he knew about it/cared. Nope. It sounds like he has no plans to get one either.
Here on MNL, we've had numerous other horror stories of people who were steered into Leafs but it turned out to be totally unsuitable for them (e.g. a Chicago woman w/pretty much no charging @ home).