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Good deal, thoughts and hello again

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:32 am
by tansleypete
Hi All

I joined this forum 3 years ago when we got our first Nissan Leaf - a 24kW 2014.

We are now looking to upgrade and have got a price on a September 2019 Tekna where they will give us £6400 for our Leaf and we end up paying just under £14000. Is that a good deal?

I like the car and wouldn’t necessarily have gone for the Tekna but quite enjoy the heated seats and the sound system!

Will the Tekna hold its value more?
We have a PodPoint home charger - will it charge at 7kW - does anyone know?
Also what questions should I ask about the 40kW?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Also it is the Spring Cloud colour - I quite like it but my wife doesn’t!

Thanks for spending time reading and hopefully responding.

Re: Good deal, thoughts and hello again

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:15 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
It sounds like a good price for the UK from what I have seen.

What are your driving need?

Its funny, but for my wife the heated seats, steering wheel, and remote heat are the only features that really matter to her.

Re: Good deal, thoughts and hello again

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:17 pm
by danrjones
I don't know about the UK trims or value, but in the US the 40 is not holding its value really well. But to be fair, that's mostly because of all the rebates and credits on the new version.

KBB says my one year old 2018 is valued at around 18k. I think the MSRP was upper 30's.

BUT in my area you save as much as 14k with credits and rebates, which helps you buy it new, but hurts resale. Who would buy a used when newer is cheaper? Hence the lousy resale.

Re: Good deal, thoughts and hello again

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:22 pm
by LeftieBiker
Only the least expensive version of the Leaf (known in the US as the S) without the Charge Package has the slow 3.3kw onboard charger. All other versions have the 6.6kw charger. In Europe, though, the situation is more complicated. Does the car have a DC Fast Charge port?

Re: Good deal, thoughts and hello again

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:39 pm
by tansleypete
Thanks everyone for your responses.
The main reason for the upgrade is that my wife needs to do a 100 mile round trip when she starts a placement later this year. We love how our current Leaf drives. So for me it seems great because it will do that journey and its a newer car and has better accessories - DAB radio!

I think the car has the 7kW Type 2 but I am not sure what the Pod Point will give out. Will they have installed it as 3.3 in the first place?

With the price I was hoping that a Tekna kit will be more sought after in the second hand market in a few years if we need to upgrade. It’s not a deal breaker, just more of a question.

So for all those that have gone from a 24kW to a 40kW was there anything that you wished you had known or asked?

Re: Good deal, thoughts and hello again

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:29 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
We moved from 24 to 62. Like you, we really enjoyed our first Leaf so didn't feel the competition offered enough differential to switch brands given the experience.

The one feature I pushed and paid to have yet rarely use was Propilot. Many people love adaptive cruise control. I use it sparingly. It might be different if I had a daunting commute.

Re: Good deal, thoughts and hello again

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:42 pm
by salyavin
pro pilot I only really find useful in heavy stop and go commute traffic, it does lower the stress. but yea other than that not too useful to me yet.

Re: Good deal, thoughts and hello again

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:41 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
I use it primarily on longer trips on the highway when I want to eat and drink. Having it on and steering is safer I feel.

Re: Good deal, thoughts and hello again

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:54 am
by HerdingElectrons
I use Pro-Pilot every day and love it

My only thought is what trim level is your tekna and does it have the heat pump option? The heat pump really helps with range due to the lheat pump COP(coefficient of power) ratios

Because a 150 mile car with pack age degradation and if cold enough winter may be a challenge unless she has a charging option at her destination & then it's a non issue even with a 80% SOH pack

Re: Good deal, thoughts and hello again

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:59 am
by tansleypete
I am not sure about the trim level. It is Tekna but doesn’t have the pro-pilot parking. I don’t know further than that.

How will I know if it has a heat pump?