GaleHawkins
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:48 am

DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:47 am
Our Nissan dealership has sent emails that they will do it all over the phone, drop a car at your place for the test drive, and have paperwork ready to sign in the car. Pretty clever.

Not sure if it works if you need a loan or something notarized.
That's positive that old line car makers are moving to the future as shown them by Elon Musk and his team at Tesla. The 100 year dealership model is not cutting it any longer in the 2020 business climate.

It is good that Tesla has finally embraced the heat pump that the Leaf introduced years ago to preheat their battery pack for faster charging then to quickly cool them back down for hitting the road again.

LeftieBiker
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:44 am

I'll consider this. Just a rough, seat of the pants estimate: Since my goal would be to drive a Plus for the same lease payment, with little or nothing additional down, I'd have to choose between a 2020 SV Plus with Around View and better Pro Pilot but a crappier stereo, and a 2019 SL Plus with the better stereo but worse Pro Pilot and with $##@! leather upholstery. I'm tired of having to give up things I like to get things I need. Still, an only slightly worse stereo but with 200+ miles of range and more power is something I'd consider. That's a car I'd buy when the lease ended.
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:42 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:44 am
I'll consider this. Just a rough, seat of the pants estimate: Since my goal would be to drive a Plus for the same lease payment, with little or nothing additional down, I'd have to choose between a 2020 SV Plus with Around View and better Pro Pilot but a crappier stereo, and a 2019 SL Plus with the better stereo but worse Pro Pilot and with $##@! leather upholstery. I'm tired of having to give up things I like to get things I need. Still, an only slightly worse stereo but with 200+ miles of range and more power is something I'd consider. That's a car I'd buy when the lease ended.
By 'worse stereo,' do you mean the 'missing' subwoofer in the trunk?

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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:23 pm

I'm not sure but I think it's a downgraded head unit as well. Maybe not.
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:22 am

2019 S Plus (98.6% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (94.6% SOH) Both Silver
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Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:33 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:50 am
Only the model years on offer (2019-2020) was given. I assume that an ePlus SV with Tech and All Weather packages would be an option. I just don't think that, being afraid to enter a grocery store now, I'd want to spend time at a dealership. Maybe if I could do it over email...
Some local dealerships are showing cars by appointment only while others have closed their sales dept. The reality is there is a LOT of moving parts when a car is sold that we do not see. I think the decision was partially due to cost of keeping everyone needed onsite verses the logistics of ensuring sanitation thru out the entire process.
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 10,081 mi, 95.03% SOH
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:40 pm

Pretty good sales of Leaf in Norway in March.

Etron: 1655
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Golf: 641
Leaf: 600
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:50 am

Global leaf prices:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.autoda ... barato/amp

España 25.900 €
Reunión (FR) 26.000 €
Portugal 26.880 €
Polonia 27.848 €
Japón 27.869 €
Noruega 28.537 €
Estados Unidos 28.712 €
Canadá 28.949 €
Francia 29.400 €
Irlanda 29.890 €
Italia 30.700 €
Moldavia 30.900 €
Reino Unido 31.087 €
Corea del Sur 32.137 €
..
Alemania 36.600 €
Letonia 36.880 €
Lituania 36.880 €
Países Bajos 36.990 €
Suecia 37.477 €
Finlandia 38.200 €
Costa Rica 38.616 €
Brasil 41.418 €
Israel 41.533 €
Malasia 42.349 €
Taiwán 45.713 €
Argentina 55.970 €
Tailandia 58.705 €
Singapur 100.142 €
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:22 pm

Here is a serious set of mods for efficiency:

https://youtu.be/xE47_EJ-Jrg
2019 S Plus (98.6% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (94.6% SOH) Both Silver
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Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max Miles on 19 SV Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh

webeleafowners
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:21 pm

DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:22 pm
Here is a serious set of mods for efficiency:

https://youtu.be/xE47_EJ-Jrg
What I like about this guy is he is plain and simply enjoying his car. He’s not a genius but he’s not afraid to try stuff and he has provably learned a ton of stuff along the way. Would love to meet him.

Thanks for posting Doug.
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