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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:41 pm

johnr wrote:
StrangerTides wrote:Interesting, but then if Nissan comes through with a warranty of 5(+?) years, then those of us in the hot states ought to be hoping it fails before then so we can get a free replacement and be good to go for another 5. 8-)
I like how you think, but I'm sure it will be a prorated warranty ;)

Most certainly so..... Time + capacity remaining, etc then the depreciated replacement cost based on full retail.

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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:51 pm

I asked my Nissan dealer about the warranty today. I told him people are going to want to see it before they proceed with this purchase any further. He agreed and has communicated this to Nissan several times. He said he was told there would be a 10 year warranty, but he wants to see it in writing first before he tells too many people about it. Maybe if everyone here goes on the Nissan chat box on Monday and demands to know what the warranty will be, they would get the message it is about time to make it public.
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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:09 am

I would imagine that doing the summer in Phx. the Leaf will avg. in ECO mode about 80 miles per charge.. I need to get 60 in Phx on a daily basis so that gives me 20 + miles to get home safely..

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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:15 am

mark13 wrote:I would imagine that doing the summer in Phx. the Leaf will avg. in ECO mode about 80 miles per charge.. I need to get 60 in Phx on a daily basis so that gives me 20 + miles to get home safely..
I've been driving conservatively/hypermiling for a long time and don't expect much difference with the LEAF. I will absolutely be able to get at least 100 miles in the summer in Phoenix. I'll give you an example: If you read the EPA mileage for the 2000 Honda Civic GX, it says something like 28 city / 34 hwy. After I bought my ScanGauge II, I started averaging 38-39 every tank. Since I've had a valve job, now I can average 42. I've obtained over 51 mpg hwy and can average in the 40's city. If I do use A/C (for a passenger), it drops my mileage 3-4 mpg, but I rarely (every few weeks to keep the seals lubricated) use A/C since I love the dry heat of AZ. :)

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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:28 am

garygid wrote:At low speeds, windows down would usually be better, but at high speeds ... ???
This topic concerns different kinds of window tinting, and was locked before coming to any conclusion about what, if any, tinting would be good to reduce the AC drain on the battery.

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... ow+tinting

I'm really interested if anyone knows the answers, and I bet you folks in Phoenix know as much about coping with hot sun as anyone in the country. Do you use tinting? Is it durable these days? Can you estimate what its impact would be on your range? Thanks.
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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:35 am

walterbays wrote:
garygid wrote:At low speeds, windows down would usually be better, but at high speeds ... ???
This topic concerns different kinds of window tinting, and was locked before coming to any conclusion about what, if any, tinting would be good to reduce the AC drain on the battery.

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... ow+tinting

I'm really interested if anyone knows the answers, and I bet you folks in Phoenix know as much about coping with hot sun as anyone in the country. Do you use tinting? Is it durable these days? Can you estimate what its impact would be on your range? Thanks.
I've always had dark tinted windows (max allowed) here in AZ. I haven't ever had any trouble with my tinted windows. I always have bought a high-quality tint. I would probably get these tinted too, except I'm leasing (planning on buying after 3 yrs.) and not sure they will allow me to do it. If they do, I will do it. Gonewild mentioned something about putting a clear reflective coating over the tinting that reflects the heat and rays even more. When it comes to the LEAF, I really don't think it will make that much difference on the batteries, just the interior for our comfort, and the color WILL make a big difference on the interior heat. Darker colors will absorb and transfer it inside, whereas light colors, such as white, will reflect much more of the heat. I've compared my old red one to my bright white for proof.

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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:20 am

Has anyone else researched V-Kool window tint? There is a place in Mesa, but none in Tucson. It is pricey but I think it could be worth it here in AZ.
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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:05 am

I have found a tint dealer that I will be using both normal premuim tint and I forgot the name but YES it is clear and will reflect about 85% of the IR and UV. I am even thinking of using the clear film on the front windsheild as well to block the heat. I will have to ask the dealer will it scratch over time. You tend to wipe the front window more the the side windows. Beleive me there is a HUGE difference in tinted cars and non tinted car temps.
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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:24 am

I have Llumar Airblue on my front windshield. It is essentially
clear yet cuts UV's and you can't even tell that it's there.

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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:23 am

hodad66 wrote:I have Llumar Airblue on my front windshield. It is essentially
clear yet cuts UV's and you can't even tell that it's there.

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http://www.llumar.com/pdf/News/NRAIRBlueLaunch.pdf
How much did it cost for your windscreen? What do you have on the other windows and how much was it?

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