webeleafowners
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Re: What's new for 2020?

Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:18 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Does yours have the Premium Package?
You mean my 2016 SV? Hmm. How would I tell. I think it’s just an SV. Not sure the premium package was even offered.
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Re: What's new for 2020?

Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:06 pm

webeleafowners wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:18 am
LeftieBiker wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Does yours have the Premium Package?
You mean my 2016 SV? Hmm. How would I tell. I think it’s just an SV. Not sure the premium package was even offered.

Does it have a Bose stereo with rear sub-woofer and Around View cameras that show a view of the car from "above" to help parking?
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webeleafowners
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Re: What's new for 2020?

Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:54 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:06 pm
webeleafowners wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:18 am
LeftieBiker wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Does yours have the Premium Package?
You mean my 2016 SV? Hmm. How would I tell. I think it’s just an SV. Not sure the premium package was even offered.

Does it have a Bose stereo with rear sub-woofer and Around View cameras that show a view of the car from "above" to help parking?
Nope. So no.
2015 Smart Electric Drive convertible.
2016 Nissan Leaf SV 30KWh
EV only Family...well except for the big diesel motorhome. :shock:

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Re: What's new for 2020?

Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:31 pm

A good 30kwh Leaf with no substantial capacity loss is still worth something, as it's a true 100 mile BEV, as currently defined.
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webeleafowners
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Re: What's new for 2020?

Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:52 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:31 pm
A good 30kwh Leaf with no substantial capacity loss is still worth something, as it's a true 100 mile BEV, as currently defined.
We’ll wait to see what the trade in number is before we decide to trade. The sales manager is good with that. Otherwise I’ll sell it privately. About once per month I charge it overnight to a 100 percent for a certain road trip. Still always charges north of 190 km on the GOM. Little deceiving though. Speed limits are low in this valley. Max 100 kmh and many at 90 kmh. At those speeds the GOM is always bang on.
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Re: What's new for 2020?

Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:48 am

What about launching the Leaf Plus AWD for $39,900. If they could tweak up range a few miles (maybe use the 16" Rims on all trims as well), to say 235 miles, it would be an interesting value prop vs. the SR+. Similar range, but with dual motors. Tech still isn't as exciting, many people don't care about fart mode or video games. IF they could do it with the larger LCD, it could be quite interesting.
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Titanium48
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Re: What's new for 2020?

Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:42 am

+1 on the 16 inch wheels. Bigger sidewalls allow you to pump up the tires for efficiency without creating a bone-jarring ride, and reduce the likelihood of damage when you hit potholes. Shrink the brakes a bit too so that 15s will fit for winter wheels. A vehicle with regenerative braking doesn't need to worry about brakes overheating.

danrjones
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Re: What's new for 2020?

Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:35 pm

Titanium48 wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:42 am
+1 on the 16 inch wheels. Bigger sidewalls allow you to pump up the tires for efficiency without creating a bone-jarring ride, and reduce the likelihood of damage when you hit potholes. Shrink the brakes a bit too so that 15s will fit for winter wheels. A vehicle with regenerative braking doesn't need to worry about brakes overheating.
With the caveat that regen is mostly off when your battery is above certain levels. They may have to calculate the brake size based on a full charge condition of the battery.
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Re: What's new for 2020?

Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:40 pm

A full charge at the summit of a mountain pass? I suppose it might happen if there was a charger there and someone got distracted and didn't unplug before the battery was full. Seems unlikely to be a common occurrence though.
Regardless, cars as heavy as the Leaf including pickup trucks and 70s land yachts regularly came with 15 inch wheels in years past. I'm sure it would work for the Leaf even if someone was silly enough to head down a long steep grade with a full charge.

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Re: What's new for 2020?

Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:11 am

Ok Doug. You have your ear to the ground. Any info on any subtle changes for 2020 etc. Inquiring minds want to know. :)
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