ericvoll wrote: So, when the new ones came out last year, I bought one. It’s fully loaded and is cobalt blue (a very cool color, but my first car that wasn’t silver, black, or white). The new LEAFs have quite a few new features compared with the previous ones.
All in all, I’m glad I went back. It feels strange that we all got our LEAFs in 2012, 7 years ago. Wow. Time flys.
Eric, that sounds like a really pretty color! I'm sure I'll see you around, likely near Antioch Crossing. I'm working from home a lot, so not out there often. You probably made a wise choice, since most sedans are likely going away. The new LEAFs are sharp-looking; but I can't help dislike that Nissan restyled them to blend in with gassers. I think they could have left the front end charge port and grill alone (I get the headlights, though - I hope you got bigger side mirrors with that change and the larger capacity battery). Every new vehicle seems to have 1950/60s boomerang taillights (I like the LEAF's distinctive originals)...and Toyota & Lexus have gone way overboard to mimic that gawd-awful Marai look with giant air intakes. I'm looking forward to car designers shaping cars in a more future-forward, non-gas-centric, tech-reflective manner (and also to when they don't let an electronic emergency brake scare them...geez!).
I have over 51K on my 2012 now. Time for maintenance (tire rotation!). Down 3 capacity bars on a 24kWh battery, but still manages my commuting needs just fine and there're are a few DCQCs around. I'm waiting out the battery replacement issue while costs are in flux and will hopefully obtain a swap when feasible/necessary.