LeftieBiker
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:48 am

My Leaf salesman has gone silent. I don't know if the virus got him or something else has happened, but I know nothing about my chances of getting a 2020 SV Plus now. I may have to choose between a good deal on a 2019 SL Plus and be stuck with leather forever, or have to pay through the nose for a 2021 SV Plus. With no Around View on the 2019 SV Plus my options are limited.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:07 pm

Leftie,

That's frustrating. Is your objection to the leather environmental/cruelty related or just preference. I ask, as the SV does have a leather wrapped steering wheel.

There are a few 2020 SV Plus' available in Chicagoland sporting some reasonable discounts. That said, 2019 models are even a few thousand less. If I could convince my family to ditch the minivan, I would pick up a 2019 S Plus for under 30K before the federal discount applied.
2019 S Plus (98.6% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (94.6% SOH) Both Silver
2013 Leaf SV sold 2019
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Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max Miles on 19 SV Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh

LeftieBiker
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:03 pm

I don't like leather for ALL of the above reasons. I'm a vegetarian (I know about the steering wheel and don't like it), and have always - even before I became vegetarian - found leather to be way too much like the hard vinyl seats I grew up with in our American cars. It's too hot by far in the Summer, and too cold and hard in the Winter. Even the heated seats in my SL are too hard in cold weather. You can feel every seam, even through padded seat covers.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
BAFX OBDII Dongle
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

DougWantsALeaf
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Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 8:21 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2013
Leaf Number: 407811
Location: Chicago North Side

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:31 pm

We picked up a left over 19 Leaf Plus S for our teenagers.

Sadly it was the same color as the one we had already. The fun part now is truly feeling the ride and efficiency differences in the cars. The S certainly feels lighter. It has a little less ground clearance as well due to smaller tires.

Welcome to Leaf insanity!

Car was 30K +TTL (delivery included in the 30). After the federal rebate it puts the true pre tax cost at about 23K. Guessing with more time a sub 30 price could have been had, but this sales person has helped us with previous cars and service questions, so didn't mind paying the premium.

We did test drive an early 2015 leaf (build August 2014) with 12 bars, but felt the kids would less likely strand themselves with this car.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hydyga ... p=drivesdk
2019 S Plus (98.6% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (94.6% SOH) Both Silver
2013 Leaf SV sold 2019
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max Miles on 19 SV Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh

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