Stewy13
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Re: please redesign the shifter!

Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:21 pm

Wow, the shifter on the car made your decision on whether to buy or not?
Well, you're right it cost Nissan a sale but you're the only one.
Enjoy buying gas for the Versa :lol:

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braineo
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Re: please redesign the shifter!

Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:52 pm

How much was your total out the door cost of the Versa?

My Nissan Leaf SL including sales taxes was USD$16,250 after my tax credits, and I will never pay for gas!

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TomT
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Re: please redesign the shifter!

Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:57 pm

It won't go in to park at more than about 6 mph...
jotunheim wrote:Overall, I like the shifter, but there should be at least be an interlock to keep from pressing "P" on accident and locking up the brakes. This happened at a local dealership here in Milwaukee to one of the demo cars and got rear ended badly.
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Re: please redesign the shifter!

Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:13 pm

:D
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TomT
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Re: please redesign the shifter!

Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:16 pm

No offense, but you are the only person I have heard of anywhere who did not buy a Leaf because of the shifter...
CeeDub wrote:The folks who did not like the shifter did not buy a Leaf and are, therfore, not on this forum, so of course I will SEEM to be in the minority!
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Re: please redesign the shifter!

Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:37 pm

braineo wrote:How much was your total out the door cost of the Versa?

My Nissan Leaf SL including sales taxes was USD$16,250 after my tax credits, and I will never pay for gas!
dang, that's cheap! Leafs cost more in CA I guess.... the S model here is like 22K before taxes and after rebates....
Versa was like 17K total with taxes n junk.

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z0ner
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Re: please redesign the shifter!

Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:29 pm

CeeDub wrote:
braineo wrote:How much was your total out the door cost of the Versa?

My Nissan Leaf SL including sales taxes was USD$16,250 after my tax credits, and I will never pay for gas!
dang, that's cheap! Leafs cost more in CA I guess.... the S model here is like 22K before taxes and after rebates....
Versa was like 17K total with taxes n junk.
Are you bored? You already have seven posts on a forum for a car you don't have and don't ever plan on getting. Shouldn't you be on the Versa forum (assuming they even exist)?

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Re: please redesign the shifter!

Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:29 pm

CeeDub wrote:I said this would be for my wife, not I. I would not make her drive something she feels uncomfortable in for the sake of efficiency. I would be able to use and adapt to the shifter just fine, as do most of the pople who OWN a Leaf already, and who are on this Nissan Leaf FORUM! The folks who did not like the shifter did not buy a Leaf and are, therfore, not on this forum, so of course I will SEEM to be in the minority! Some folks wanna stick-out in their EV car, so be it, but I think most folks just wanna nice and efficient car without hassles...... I would like to think anybody who owns a Leaf wants as many people as possible to buy one.

I don't think it can be easier or more intuitive to use. There are plenty of cars with strange shifters but the LEAF is as basic as it gets. I think this is an issue of a psychological block more than function. Some people have blocks to any kind of change and simply block out the desire to use things or even give them a chance. At least you won't need to get any more modern cars as they will all likely function something like this in the future.

It took me about 20 seconds total to fully learn and adapt to the shifter. The test drive ended my training on that feature.

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Re: please redesign the shifter!

Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:38 pm

It took me a minute to keep from getting mixed up with fwd and rev. It's opposite as to what I would intuitively think. But I got used to it.
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Re: please redesign the shifter!

Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:48 pm

:D
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