ybitz
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Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:17 pm
Delivery Date: 02 Oct 2014
Leaf Number: 303691
Location: San Diego, CA

Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:56 am

DNAinaGoodWay wrote:Your dash cam video captures your reaction nicely. Worried, but calm. It doesn't show the airbag deploying, was there a delay?
No delay. The steering wheel airbag didn't go off, just the two driver side ones. Airbag deployment was loud and left my left ear ringing for awhile. And it was smokey.

Oh, interesting tidbit. The firefighters asked me to turn off the car because they were afraid of being electrocuted (it was raining hard), but then asked me to put it into neutral so they could push it out of the way. I told them that for the Leaf, if I turn off the car, it gets out of the neutral mode and into park mode automatically. They didn't quite believe me at first and tried to push the car when it was off, and eventually relented to me turning the car back on so it could be put into neutral. Was I right, or is there a way to put it into neutral with the car off?

Oh, and after the impact, the Leaf refused to go back into drive mode, only Park and Neutral. Maybe it sensed the accident and disabled the drive functionality for safety reasons?
2011 SL-e
2015 SV with QC

NasGoreList
Posts: 140
Joined: Thu May 15, 2014 7:15 pm
Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2014
Location: Falls Chruch, VA

Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:05 am

ybitz wrote:It was purchased. I hope the eventual salvage buyer makes good use of the battery; I baby'ed the battery, for I thought I was going to keep the Leaf for a long time.

I'm thinking about getting the 2015 SV + QuickCharge package. In your opinion, is it worth splurging for the SL? How about the "Around View Monitor" upgrade?
wow you were lucky, that could have ended much worse for you. If I were you I would talk to the insurance company and see how much do they want for car buy back. my guess is much less than what the battery is worth...

ybitz
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Location: San Diego, CA

Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:41 am

Insurance company's offer to me for the actual cash value of the car is $16,200 ($17,500 after adding in sales tax). Does that seem reasonable for a 2011 SL-e (with quick charge) with 25k miles?
2011 SL-e
2015 SV with QC

GlennD
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Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:14 pm
Delivery Date: 20 May 2013
Leaf Number: 410357
Location: Anaheim

Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:54 am

ybitz wrote:Insurance company's offer to me for the actual cash value of the car is $16,200 ($17,500 after adding in sales tax). Does that seem reasonable for a 2011 SL-e (with quick charge) with 25k miles?
In Southern California the Leaf values ave super low. I was looking into getting a end of production RAV4 EV. The Toyota dealer did no want my 2013 SL Premium and CarMax offered 17K.

The Money may seem low but that's what it is. Will they offer you a replacement? Years ago when my 6 week old Legend was totaled State Farm offered a replacement.
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2013 Pearl White SL Premium
Traded for a Cirrus White 2014 Mercedes B (totaled)
2016 Urano Gray eGolf SEL w/ drive assist
Loved the VW but it sat too low for my old body
Back to a Cirrus White 2017 B250e
White Ioniq limited.It sits just fine

ybitz
Posts: 87
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:17 pm
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Leaf Number: 303691
Location: San Diego, CA

Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:00 am

No, they didn't offer a replacement.
I'm trying to find comparables online to see how much used 2011 Leafs are selling for, but none of the sites I used (e.g. Autotrader) differentiates between Leafs with quick charge and without. Makes it hard to compare :(
2011 SL-e
2015 SV with QC

NasGoreList
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Joined: Thu May 15, 2014 7:15 pm
Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2014
Location: Falls Chruch, VA

Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:12 am

that seems about right with what market price is for used one, just add $500 for supercharger port

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DaveinOlyWA
Posts: 15084
Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:43 pm
Delivery Date: 16 Nov 2019
Leaf Number: 319862
Location: Olympia, WA
Contact: Website

Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:22 am

ybitz wrote:So I was driving yesterday on the freeway, and a tree fell and crushed my poor Leaf!

Image

I captured it on my dash cam too.


The Leaf is totalled, but I walked away with only minor injuries.

I guess the leaf really wanted to be united with a tree.

Time to shop for a new Leaf?
WOW!! posting your story on Facebook. hope you don't mind
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 13,705 mi, 93.41% SOH
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:26 am

ybitz wrote:It was purchased. I hope the eventual salvage buyer makes good use of the battery; I baby'ed the battery, for I thought I was going to keep the Leaf for a long time.

I'm thinking about getting the 2015 SV + QuickCharge package. In your opinion, is it worth splurging for the SL? How about the "Around View Monitor" upgrade?
up to you but considering your location I would not even pay for SV. an S with QC is all I would get especially now that B mode and cruise control are standard
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 13,705 mi, 93.41% SOH
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:28 am

Lasareath wrote:I like the "Around View Monitor" but I don't have that. The dealer didn't know it existed and didn't buy it. I have a 13 which doesn't come with a rear-view cam unless you bought the audio upgrade which the dealer didn't realize either. But I have everything else.

I really Like the Leather seats. They are very nice and to me the 17" wheels make it look more sporty/sexier.

In my past 4 cars I've had Leather Seats, Sunroof and a 1000 watt stereo ;)

Sal
weird that the S comes with rear view camera and part of charge package. another reason I see no reason to pay for SV/SL upgrade if you live in the Southern regions.
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 13,705 mi, 93.41% SOH
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:30 am

adric22 wrote:Trees must hate the Leaf because they love the CO2 created by gas cars...
:shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll:

omg... lets not get that out too much now...
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 13,705 mi, 93.41% SOH
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