KJD
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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID (now 11 bar

Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:23 am

Now that you are down to 11 bars, it might be good to call Nissan Customer Service and ask them how much a new battery pack is going to cost.

When they start giving you the song and dance routine, tell them you want to talk to Andy Palmer.

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?p=253595" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Drivesolo
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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID (now 11 bar

Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:32 am

Another article on you Steve. They should've really contacted you and gotten some more details on your achievement.

http://green.autoblog.com/2013/06/03/on ... two-years/
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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID (now 11 bar

Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:09 am

Drivesolo wrote:Another article on you Steve. They should've really contacted you and gotten some more details on your achievement.

http://green.autoblog.com/2013/06/03/on ... two-years/
But that would mean that Autoblog would have had to have done some actual journalism!!!

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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID (now 11 bar

Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:16 pm

drees wrote:
Drivesolo wrote:Another article on you Steve. They should've really contacted you and gotten some more details on your achievement.

http://green.autoblog.com/2013/06/03/on ... two-years/
But that would mean that Autoblog would have had to have done some actual journalism!!!
Ya, I think so many of these articles are just gleaned from this forum with no further fact checking or additional insight.

TaylorSFGuy
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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID (now 11 bar

Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:01 pm

Actually Nikki has been in contact with me. She put the article out before I dropped to 11 bars. I am a bit surprised that it was picked up by someone else but at least they referenced the story.

We didn't talk about things like we did last time. This was just a few observations and concerns that I sent to her and she built the story from that. Should be another one in a few months at 100K.

Like many others, I am looking forward to replacement battery cost information, if for nothing else than to know how much that option will cost.
Mileage as of May 19, 2016 is 150,000 - 147 GID at 100%

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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID (now 11 bar

Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:51 pm

sorry to hear about you losing that first bar but I guess it had to happen sooner or later. either way, the data your car provides will be instrumental in helping others know what to expect down the line.

now next order of business in getting more fast chargers installed in the right places. keep hearing rumors of putting one in the Hawk's Prairie area which might be a bit more convenient for your commute than Tumwater.
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 15,000 miles, 478 GIDs, 37.0 kwh 109.81 Ahr , SOH 94.61, Hx 120.15
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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID (now 11 bar

Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:22 pm

TaylorSFGuy wrote:Actually Nikki has been in contact with me. She put the article out before I dropped to 11 bars. I am a bit surprised that it was picked up by someone else but at least they referenced the story.

We didn't talk about things like we did last time. This was just a few observations and concerns that I sent to her and she built the story from that. Should be another one in a few months at 100K.

Like many others, I am looking forward to replacement battery cost information, if for nothing else than to know how much that option will cost.
Here is the original article from Nikki:

http://www.plugincars.com/after-2-years ... 27387.html

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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID (now 11 bar

Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:21 pm

Steve,

I am going to go out on a limb here and say you own the most famous leaf in the word. I think you have over taken Grundy for this title. Seems when I do searches on Google for "nissan leaf" an article about yours comes up on the first page or two. I think it will be even more famous and widely covered when you reach 100,000 miles. I hope this new found fame does not go to head and you start driving around like Amanda Bynes.

Just a small request, do you think you could post your total mileage in your signature area and update it from time to time?
Also how much longer do you reckon you will continue driving it for?

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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID (now 11 bar

Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:07 am

TaylorSFGuy wrote:... tires are getting worn. No point in doing rotation at this point. Expect to change them out at the end of the summer.
...
Had to replace the power window switch which thanks to FairwoodRed I was able to do myself.
...
If there is something else I can tell you, let me know.
I'm really impressed with the miles you've gotten on the original tires, considering all the complaints from others about replacement at 20K.
What tire pressure do you use to get 80,000 miles on the original tires?
I recently switched to 40 psi, but some use 44 psi (tirewall max rating), and some have advocated 50 psig (which seems awfully high).

Why did you replace the switch yourself, when dealer should have done under warranty at no cost?
From reading other posts I gather the dealer you use has excellent LEAF technician, that even provided some interesting printouts.
Did you just want to enjoy changing the switch yourself?

Tim Lee
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID (now 11 bar

Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:48 pm

Would Only Be Under Warranty Within First 36,000 Miles Which In Steve's Case Would Have Been A Few Months :)
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 15,000 miles, 478 GIDs, 37.0 kwh 109.81 Ahr , SOH 94.61, Hx 120.15
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