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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:15 am
by TimLee
desiv wrote: Got my Leaf.
Silver 2012 SL with about 11k on it.
Congratulations :!: :D
Especially after a six year wait since the aborted VW conversion.
Good luck with the enthusiastic 60 mile one way commute.

Would be good if you add 2012 SL to your signature.
People sometimes get confused by delivery date when it was bought used.

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:22 am
by desiv
TimLee wrote: Good luck with the enthusiastic 60 mile one way commute..
Well, the best part is that I'm realistic and not requiring/expecting to make it all 60 without a charge in the middle. ;-)
A nice stop for hot chocolate or a soda in the morning will be a nice break (hot chocolate today). ;-)
TimLee wrote:Would be good if you add 2012 SL to your signature.
People sometimes get confused by delivery date when it was bought used.
Done, I think..
Thanx..

Desi

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:12 pm
by TheGiz05
I guess I'm a little late, but I picked up my 2015 SV with the QC/LED package on December 12th :D I'm in Houston, so it will be interesting to see how the Lizard battery holds up in the heat this summer.

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:07 pm
by coloradoren
Got my leaf Sunday! I live in CO and the value on used 2012's is amazing because the state tax credit applies to used vehicles (as long as they are from out of state). I paid $13.7k for a certified used Blue SL with 16,000 miles but after my $3300 state tax credit, it's coming in round $10,500!

I've only driven it a few miles but am super excited to mothball the minivan and use the Leaf for all trips around town!

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:03 pm
by Blzlovr
I purchased my 2015 Leaf S 12/21/2014 from Surf City Nissan in Huntington Beach, CA. My previous car was a 2007 Prius Pkg. 2 with 135,000 miles. The dealer was great. I received the following with my purchase:
1. Fast Charger Option
2. Huntington Beach one-year Beach Parking pass worth 150.00
3. Two years free public charging
4. L2 EV Home Charger
5. .9% Financing
6. 18 months free maintenance
7. Lifetime charging and free car washes at dealer (1 mile away)
8. Dealer did DMV paperwork for my personalized plates and HOV sticker application
9. 3,500.00 Manufacturer's rebate applied to purchase
10. 2,500.00 CA rebate (application approved but check not sent yet)
11. Free FasTrak transponder for 91Express Lanes (fees waived for EV vehicles)
12. 7,500.00 Federal Tax Credit

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:10 pm
by RonDawg
Blzlovr wrote:I purchased my 2015 Leaf S 12/21/2014 from Surf City Nissan in Huntington Beach, CA. My previous car was a 2007 Prius Pkg. 2 with 135,000 miles. The dealer was great. I received the following with my purchase:
1. Fast Charger Option
2. Huntington Beach one-year Beach Parking pass worth 150.00
3. Two years free public charging
4. L2 EV Home Charger
5. .9% Financing
6. 18 months free maintenance
7. Lifetime charging and free car washes at dealer (1 mile away)
8. Dealer did DMV paperwork for my personalized plates and HOV sticker application
9. 3,500.00 Manufacturer's rebate applied to purchase
10. 2,500.00 CA rebate (application approved but check not sent yet)
11. Free FasTrak transponder for 91Express Lanes (fees waived for EV vehicles)
12. 7,500.00 Federal Tax Credit
Congrats. On #11, how often do you come up to LA, specifically on the 110 or 10 freeways?

Reason I am asking is that the 91 ExpressLanes FasTrak (or any others in the state except those issued by LA Metro) used in LA Metro HOT lanes will cause you to be billed for solo access, no matter how many people are in the car. EVs can drive for free in these lanes but only if they have the specific LA Metro FasTrak, which has a 3 position switch depending on number of occupants. EV drivers are instructed by Metro to leave the switch in the "3+" setting at all times as they don't have an EV-specific transponder.

The disadvantage of using the LA Metro FasTrak is that you have to pay a $1 monthly maintenance fee, so if you don't expect to rack up more than $12 in tolls on the LA Metro HOT lanes every year, it's cheaper to stick with the 91 ExpressLanes transponder.

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:32 pm
by Blzlovr
I don't go to LA much, sometimes to the airport and husband works in Torrance. I didn't even know you could use the FasTrak on those freeways.
RonDawg wrote:
Blzlovr wrote:I purchased my 2015 Leaf S 12/21/2014 from Surf City Nissan in Huntington Beach, CA. My previous car was a 2007 Prius Pkg. 2 with 135,000 miles. The dealer was great. I received the following with my purchase:
1. Fast Charger Option
2. Huntington Beach one-year Beach Parking pass worth 150.00
3. Two years free public charging
4. L2 EV Home Charger
5. .9% Financing
6. 18 months free maintenance
7. Lifetime charging and free car washes at dealer (1 mile away)
8. Dealer did DMV paperwork for my personalized plates and HOV sticker application
9. 3,500.00 Manufacturer's rebate applied to purchase
10. 2,500.00 CA rebate (application approved but check not sent yet)
11. Free FasTrak transponder for 91Express Lanes (fees waived for EV vehicles)
12. 7,500.00 Federal Tax Credit
Congrats. On #11, how often do you come up to LA, specifically on the 110 or 10 freeways?

Reason I am asking is that the 91 ExpressLanes FasTrak (or any others in the state except those issued by LA Metro) used in LA Metro HOT lanes will cause you to be billed for solo access, no matter how many people are in the car. EVs can drive for free in these lanes but only if they have the specific LA Metro FasTrak, which has a 3 position switch depending on number of occupants. EV drivers are instructed by Metro to leave the switch in the "3+" setting at all times as they don't have an EV-specific transponder.

The disadvantage of using the LA Metro FasTrak is that you have to pay a $1 monthly maintenance fee, so if you don't expect to rack up more than $12 in tolls on the LA Metro HOT lanes every year, it's cheaper to stick with the 91 ExpressLanes transponder.

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:56 pm
by RonDawg
Blzlovr wrote:I don't go to LA much, sometimes to the airport and husband works in Torrance. I didn't even know you could use the FasTrak on those freeways.
Yup and if the 405 HOT lanes are ever built between Seal Beach and Costa Mesa, you'll be able to use those too with FasTrak.

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:04 pm
by Reddy
desiv wrote:Which for me is a 60 mile drive. :shock: Yep, that's one direction, it'll be 60 miles home. Looks like the Leaf would have made it (at least so far on the battery), but I charged in the middle. I bought it expecting to have to charge in the middle (if I don't, great, but I am planning for it). I'm one of the best and worst candidates for an EV.
Wow! Congratulations and good to see lots of gas miles being converted to electric! Watch out Steve, here's another high mileage Leafer on your tail :lol:

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:54 pm
by jpadc
Good luck. I hope you will report back on your commute. Would be nice if you could make it one way. What's the terrain like there? Any hills on that trip? Highway speeds?

You sound dedicated to going to electric. I've not done it long myself, but I sure do enjoy it. Don't really have a commute to speak of so mine is mostly for around town driving, but I was able to make it 74 miles in relatively cold (38 degree) weather but I only had the heat on a few minutes before the sun was up (get to love a black car in winter)..