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

Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:26 pm

They removed a lot of empty space around the rear shock/strut tower covers (as suggested here).
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
BAFX OBDII Dongle
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PrairieLEAF
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Joined: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:58 am
Delivery Date: 04 Feb 2019
Location: Weld County, Colorado

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:59 pm

Hi, I'm Eric and I'm a procrastinator...I met Lexie (Electric, but X'ier) in February and brought her home. She's a rare, 30 kWh 2016 S (maybe the assembly line ran out of 24 kWh packs before the model year ended). She sat on the lot a while--I think most assumed she was a 24 kWh version.

I live in the "sticks," a few miles off the pavement. My shortest, routine drive is 20 miles each way.

I'm in love! We did two camping trips this month and I'm completely hooked! Before the first trip, I craigslisted a temp spare from an '08 Maxima (and test-fit it on the front), and picked up a Harbor Freight scissor jack and lug wrench.
2016 LEAF S-30 w/QC "Lexie"

goldbrick
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Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:33 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Aug 2017
Leaf Number: 311806
Location: Boulder, CO

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:27 pm

Smart move on the spare. I found one at a local junkyard but not until I had to take the bus home one day after getting a flat in the parking lot at work. Be careful with that scissor jack as a Leaf is a heavy car. Happy Trails!

Kev994
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Joined: Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:00 pm
Delivery Date: 14 Sep 2019
Leaf Number: 309727

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:55 pm

My 2016 SL was delivered Friday! There is not much of a market here in Winnipeg so I had to buy it from Quebec and get it shipped. Really like it so far, though my wife has been hogging it :).
2016 SL Coulis Red

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

Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:23 pm

Kev994 wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:55 pm
My 2016 SL was delivered Friday! There is not much of a market here in Winnipeg so I had to buy it from Quebec and get it shipped. Really like it so far, though my wife has been hogging it :).

Be prepared to have to buy another one. ;)
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.

Gnom
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Joined: Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:49 am
Delivery Date: 17 Sep 2019

New owner

Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:15 am

Hi everyone,
I bought a second hand 2015 Leaf about three weeks ago, and am still in the discovery phase, so thanks a lot for all the information around here. It's a 24 kWh battery as I'll mostly use it for my daily 2x30 km commute and some drive arounds in the weekend. I'm living in Ireland so given the size of the island it should be possible to go anywhere with some additional charging time (went from Cork to Dublin and back last weekend, not noticeably longer than with our previous car since we tend to take breaks easily). My work has free chargers for employees, so I'm planning on only charging at home on the weekends.

So far I love the car, since until now I've only ever had old noisy cars it's really a step up in comfort, and the drive itself is enjoyable. I especially like that the car is responsive to the pedal like in a manual drive (at least in B mode), as this is something that turns me off on automatics. The torque available at low RPM is also an interesting change, no need to gear down or wait for the AT to. Another thing I like, although not directly related to the car, is the fact that when charging on a public station we get to have some small talk with other users, love ghe feeling.

Still learning to get a feel of the range, so far I haven't found myself stranded so that's a good start ^^

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Re: New owner

Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:24 pm

I'm going to add the above post to the appropriate topic a bit later. Welcome to the forum.
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.

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

Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:35 pm

Bump up.
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.

GaleHawkins
Posts: 25
Joined: Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:24 pm
Delivery Date: 15 Oct 2019
Leaf Number: 311365
Location: Murray KY

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:40 am

I picked up our first EV ( 2016 Leaf SL with 21.5K miles) two weeks ago in St. Louis and rented a U haul car trailer for the 200 mile trip home.

The wife likes the ride over the 2010 base Subaru Forester as I do. It is the first year for the Deep Blue Pearl I read and we like the color very well. Since this is the first EV other than the Ezgo with regen there is some learning curve for sure. The car is quick and handles like a dream.

I ordered a L2 charger and added the required receptacle last week so that is a huge improvement over the 120v OEM option.

erco
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Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:26 pm

Welcome Gale! Personally, I think a 200-mile mission to drive your new Leaf home would have been a great adventure and shakedown cruise. Especially if you had a seasoned EV driver along and had your charging points all laid out. But glad you got her home and are learning the ropes. Home L2 charging is great, and finding all the local charge spots is fun. Get the Plugshare app and look around your neighborhood.
Ocean Blue 2014 S, 3.6kW OBC, no QC, purchased 10/21/17, 12 bars, Los Angeles
Car first sold in Buford Georgia
Dropped 1st bar 11/30/17
AmazingE 3.8 kW EVSE

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