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Re: The car is a blast !

Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:07 pm

gudy wrote:Yesterday was a crazy day. I'll keep this post short, but I'll write a much longer debrief on yesterday / the car later today (probably this evening).
Welcome back !

I've a new sub-forum for Leaf owners. I'll move this thread there.
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IBELEAF
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Re: The car is a blast !

Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:22 pm

How does it compare to your wife's Fit in terms of handling, power when on freeway? Also, is steering still as light as on the demo cars from the tour? Any visible changes from demo cars?
Currently: '12 Volt (12k) since 7/2012
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Re: The car is a blast !

Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:56 pm

1. How many miles on the Odometer at delivery ?
2. What did they give you for battery warranty ?
3. Did you apply for CVRP rebate yet ? Did the link and all associated actions work without hassle ?
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Re: The car is a blast !

Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:58 pm

gudy wrote:Yesterday was a crazy day. I'll keep this post short, but I'll write a much longer debrief on yesterday / the car later today (probably this evening).
In short the car is great, it clearly exceeds my expectations. It's as much a pleasure on the highway as it is in the city.
I know that you're all as impatient as I was to get it, but trust me, it's worth the wait !

if you have specific questions about it, please ask them in this thread, I'll try and answer these in the longer post I'll do later.

Olivier
Olivier/Gudy, I'm glad you are not having to ride your electrical bike in the rain and I'm glad you like your new car! And I'm proud of us all for supporting a better vision of the future and being patient as Nissan works through it's kinks. We all want to be as happy as Olivier with our purchase. Oh, and for impatient people, "Stranger in a Strange Land" by Robert Heinlein.

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Re: The car is a blast !

Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:59 pm

Congrat's gudy...I'm jealous!

I have a question for you about a concern you raised when you ordered your Leaf. You said

"PS : it's interesting how most dealers included the Destination and Handling fee, while the nissan websites states in the footer that the price doesn't."

Was this an issue at all with the dealer or Nissan?

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Re: The car is a blast !

Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:10 pm

I have two questions that hopefully have a quick answer:

1) Did you get an Owner's Manual? :)
2) Did you get any options that haven't been photographed yet? Eco decals, kickplates, etc.

Congrats! You handled it like a polished CEO. All smiles and composure. Me, I'd do a better job as #2 after seeing the fanfare. :)

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Re: The car is a blast !

Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:41 pm

Another question. When I took the test drive the A/C worked great even when it was in ECO mode. My question is how does the heater work? Is it a heat pump design that uses the same compressor as the A/C (GM's EV1 was like that) or is it some kind of resistance wire heater? The latter will use much more energy than the former for the same amount of BTUs.
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Re: The car is a blast !

Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:02 pm

ERG4ALL wrote:Is it a heat pump design that uses the same compressor as the A/C (GM's EV1 was like that) or is it some kind of resistance wire heater? The latter will use much more energy than the former for the same amount of BTUs.
That was already answered by one of the trained techs. It's apparently a resistive heater with a liquid loop and interior radiator.
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Re: The car is a blast !

Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:14 pm

I see you got the ECO package what does the symbol on the dashboard look like?

I see the zero emission on the door side as Mark Perry told me. I would have bought that package if I did not think it was the large zero emission on the demo. I wanted the shinny dash and console.

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Re: The car is a blast !

Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:18 pm

CONGRATS Gudy!
You looked great! Can I have your autograph!? :lol:
Enjoy and we are ALL jealous and HAPPY for you!
John Paul Cabrera
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