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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:26 pm
by LeftieBiker
They removed a lot of empty space around the rear shock/strut tower covers (as suggested here).

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:59 pm
by PrairieLEAF
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.

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:27 pm
by goldbrick
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!

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:55 pm
by Kev994
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 :).

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:23 pm
by LeftieBiker
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. ;)

New owner

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:15 am
by Gnom
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 ^^

Re: New owner

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:24 pm
by LeftieBiker
I'm going to add the above post to the appropriate topic a bit later. Welcome to the forum.

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:35 pm
by LeftieBiker
Bump up.

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:40 am
by GaleHawkins
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.

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:26 pm
by erco
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.