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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:32 pm

leaffan wrote:How much did it cost for your windscreen? What do you have on the other windows and how much was it?
Here's some information on tinting, though it's San Diego specific, not Phoenix.

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2010 ... w-tinting/

From the article it looks like it may have come a long way from the time years ago that I had windows tinted. It lasted about a year, then turned purple in the heat, bubbled, cracked, and began peeling off in random patches. It remained stubbornly stuck in most places, though, and I had to spend a lot more to have the junk removed than I had paid to apply it. I'm not at all interested in repeating that experience, and I'm more than a little nervous about putting anything on my windshield.
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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:43 am

I sent the following questions to Nissan over a week ago and heard back yesterday that they don't have an answer for me yet. My questions stemmed from the survey we took a couple weeks ago about range and batteries.
Thank you for taking the time to personally contact us about your interest in the Nissan LEAF.

(My email and questions:)
I ordered my LEAF on Sept. 7 and then was asked to participate in a survey on Sept. 10. There was information on the survey that caused me to ask questions. On the survey it says,
"To help maintain battery capacity: · Park/store in moderate temperature Excessive capacity reduction could be attributed to: · Driving or storing your LEAF in extreme temperatures"
What is Nissan's definition of "moderate temperature" and "extreme temperatures"? I live in Tucson. Our garage can get to 105 degrees on some days in the summer. I'm afraid I will not air condition my garage for this car. Thank you for this information.

(Their response:)
We apologize for the delay in response. Your inquiry has been sent to the appropriate parties for research. Once we have a response we will contact you. In the mean time, the information provided in the survey is also available within your online reservation account. Simply click on the "how far can I go" link in the upper right-hand corner, found under your name. There are three tabs within the white screen that will pop-up, great information is available on each tab. We appreciate your patience in this matter.
I would like some numbers here instead of words like "extreme temperatures". I will post answer, when and if I get one.
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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:35 pm

Gonewild wrote: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.
Nissan uses UV reducing glass in many of their vehicles already (check out the "Exterior" specs). Before going to the expense of adding needless additional UV tint, you might want to wait and find out what Nissan has already done for the LEAF. While not heavily tinted, the UV reducing glass does reduce interior temperatures as well as reducing fade and deterioration of interior upholstery.

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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:41 pm

LEAFguy wrote:
Gonewild wrote: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.
Nissan uses UV reducing glass in many of their vehicles already (check out the "Exterior" specs). Before going to the expense of adding needless additional UV tint, you might want to wait and find out what Nissan has already done for the LEAF. While not heavily tinted, the UV reducing glass does reduce interior temperatures as well as reducing fade and deterioration of interior upholstery.
Here in AZ UV is good to block but I want IR that is the heat UV only fades the interior.
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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:06 am

LEAFguy wrote:
Gonewild wrote: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.
Nissan uses UV reducing glass in many of their vehicles already (check out the "Exterior" specs). Before going to the expense of adding needless additional UV tint, you might want to wait and find out what Nissan has already done for the LEAF. While not heavily tinted, the UV reducing glass does reduce interior temperatures as well as reducing fade and deterioration of interior upholstery.


All laminate glass blocks UV, it's inherent to the product.

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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:20 am

EVDRIVER wrote:All laminate glass blocks UV, it's inherent to the product.
All vehicles have laminate windshields. Most vehicles use tempered glass for side and back glass. Nissan/Infiniti products use iron oxide in the tempered glass to reduce UV. This is not typical of most manufacturers. :)

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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:37 pm

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 get 80 miles in Dallas on hot days with the AC on when it is 102 outside. Get 7 bars on the battery temp too though :(
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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:42 pm

tzzhc4 wrote:I get 80 miles in Dallas on hot days with the AC on when it is 102 outside. Get 7 bars on the battery temp too though :(
It showed 104 degrees on my car yesterday and went to 7 bars temp for the first time. If I drive conservatively (hypermiling), I can go 100 miles or more with an 80% charge.
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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:11 pm

I find much of the discussion in this thread based on the naive assumption that Nissan has bet the company's future so foolishly that casual observers could point out the flaw. Since the majority of Leafs are leased if they fail in hot weather, Nissan will get a lot of junk back and lose a fortune along with its reputation.

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Re: Arizona and other hot climates

Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:04 pm

Desertstraw wrote:I find much of the discussion in this thread based on the naive assumption that Nissan has bet the company's future so foolishly that casual observers could point out the flaw. Since the majority of Leafs are leased if they fail in hot weather, Nissan will get a lot of junk back and lose a fortune along with its reputation.
Nissan had several test cars here all last summer, some of them are still being tested here. They were left outside and fast charged often. I do not think they are expecting problems.

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