webeleafowners
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Time to move on. It’s been a great ride here.

Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:47 pm

Hey folks. Good news and bad news. The good news. Retirement at 58 came one year early due to Covid. Come september we are both officially retired. Woohoo. The bad news. We knew that once we were both retired we would downsize to one vehicle. We are not minimalists but the costs of insurance and depreciation buys a lot of wine in Italy and paella in Spain. :). So we just sold the best car we have ever owned. Our 2016 Nissan Leaf. Still had 12 bars on the day we sold it and we never had a single problem in 4 years. It has gone to a new home and new EV enthusiast. At this point we need a long range EV that will run up and down the west coast from BC to Palm Springs so the model 3 is the right choice for now.

We wanted to thank everyone on this board for the info and support over the last 4 years. I will still be visiting the board but obviously have less to contribute.

One more picture of our old ride, and of course one more of our new and only ride.

Stay safe and healthy all, and continue to enjoy one if the best EV’s out there.

John and Angela.

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2020 Model 3 Tesla. AWD with FSD. Deep metallic blue. Our daily driver.
2016 Nissan Leaf SV 30KWh Culis Red. Sold. Was my daily driver. Loved that car.
EV only Family...well except for the big diesel motorhome. :shock:

LeftieBiker
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Re: Time to move on. It’s been a great ride here.

Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:23 pm

You will be missed. Good luck with the Model 3.

Please send more Canadians. ;)
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Time to move on. It’s been a great ride here.

Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:31 pm

I will second that. Enjoy the car, and drop the occasional note on experiences compared to the Leaf.
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

GerryAZ
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Re: Time to move on. It’s been a great ride here.

Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:48 pm

Enjoy your retirement! Please give us an update about the Model 3 once in a while. It is the right choice for your long trips because of the supercharger network.
Gerry
Silver LEAF 2011 SL rear ended (totaled) by in-attentive driver 1/4/2015 at 50,422 miles
Silver LEAF 2015 SL purchased 2/7/2015; traded 8/10/2019 at 82,436 miles
White LEAF 2019 SL Plus purchased 8/10/2019

webeleafowners
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Re: Time to move on. It’s been a great ride here.

Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:45 am

Thanks guys. I’ll be checking in from time to time. I mentioned the board to the couple that bought our leaf so they may join.

Comparison reports are difficult between the two cars as they are targeted at different audiences. My favourite things about our leaf and the new SL plus leafs are still the higher entry, heated steering wheel, birds eye view camera and the hatchback. The model 3 has its own fortés like performance, tech, FSD/Autopilot and the charging infrastructure and charging speed. Those last two were important for our new needs as (relatively) young retirees. Our first time pulling into a V3 Supercharger at 28 percent charger and watching the charge rate shoot to 248 KW was a bit of an eye opener. Above and beyond that both are nice cars and we came very close to choosing to save 20,000 grand by getting the SL plus. Still lots of bang for your buck in a SL Plus Leaf.

Until the next check in, in the words of our Doctor Bonny our provincial health officer that we hear every day,

Be kind, be calm and be safe. :)

John and Angela.
2020 Model 3 Tesla. AWD with FSD. Deep metallic blue. Our daily driver.
2016 Nissan Leaf SV 30KWh Culis Red. Sold. Was my daily driver. Loved that car.
EV only Family...well except for the big diesel motorhome. :shock:

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Re: Time to move on. It’s been a great ride here.

Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:20 pm

I hope you don't mind me pointing this out, but I see you are also user Webeevdrivers at teslamotorsclub.com
LEAF '13 SL+Prem (mfg 12/13, leased 4/14, bought 5/17, sold 11/18) 34K mi, AHr 58, SOH 87%
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webeleafowners
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Re: Time to move on. It’s been a great ride here.

Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:37 pm

jlv wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:20 pm
I hope you don't mind me pointing this out, but I see you are also user Webeevdrivers at teslamotorsclub.com

Yepir. That’s us. Wife enrolled once she started looking for the next car. It’s a good board as well. I still enjoy this board though. And I kind of want to stay current with the leaf and the Arriya. Retirement is near (couple months now) but there is a chance that something will change in a year or two and we may need a second vehicle again. I would not hesitate to get a leaf again after an outstanding experience with the first one. It would involve a little more travelling so a lightly used plus SL would fit the bill. But for right now planning on staying retired.
2020 Model 3 Tesla. AWD with FSD. Deep metallic blue. Our daily driver.
2016 Nissan Leaf SV 30KWh Culis Red. Sold. Was my daily driver. Loved that car.
EV only Family...well except for the big diesel motorhome. :shock:

DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Time to move on. It’s been a great ride here.

Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:47 pm

That could end up being a great move. With prices so significantly discounted now, once the cars fall off lease starting mid next year, they may be a real bargin and still easily do 200 summer miles.
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

webeleafowners
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Re: Time to move on. It’s been a great ride here.

Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:54 pm

DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:47 pm
That could end up being a great move. With prices so significantly discounted now, once the cars fall off lease starting mid next year, they may be a real bargin and still easily do 200 summer miles.
Yah that’s kind of how we look at it. In a perfect world we’ll both stay retired but it’s about a year early for us. Covid kinda modified our plans a bit. 57 and 58 years old. But their might be an opportunity presenting itself for one or two x 6 month stints. A (big) part of me hoping it won’t happen. Really want to get back to tromping around Europe while everything is working on our bodies. It wasn’t worth holding onto the leaf as used leaf prices are good here right now and we just don’t need two vehicles.

Meantime. I’ll still be hanging around this board from time to time. Great bunch of EV enthusiasts here.
2020 Model 3 Tesla. AWD with FSD. Deep metallic blue. Our daily driver.
2016 Nissan Leaf SV 30KWh Culis Red. Sold. Was my daily driver. Loved that car.
EV only Family...well except for the big diesel motorhome. :shock:

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