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Manufacturer Date

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:23 am
by sthbeach
My 2018 Leaf SL has a manufacturer date on the the door of 5/18.
Just a stupid question.......
Does anyone know from that date approximately the earliest a car would be for sale and on the road?

Re: Manufacturer Date

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:13 am
by powersurge
Are you worrying again??

Re: Manufacturer Date

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:22 am
by sthbeach
LOL.....no
Just trying to figure out what my car was used for before I bought it. I purchased it in the middle of August and it had 35,000 kms on it. I think it was for sale at least around a month on the lot before I bought it so I guess it couldn't have been on the road more than 1 year which means pretty heavy driving.

Re: Manufacturer Date

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:34 am
by Nubo
All I can say is my car says manufacture of 10/14, and I bought it the same month. It was fairly new to the lot; still had some of the plastic on it.

Re: Manufacturer Date

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:27 pm
by LeftieBiker
My guess is that it usually takes nearly a month for a car to go from the last manufacturing step to being for sale on a dealership lot. In some cases it may only take a couple of weeks.

Re: Manufacturer Date

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:49 am
by powersurge
Yes, if you are lucky, The car can end up on a dealer lot withing a month of manufacture...

Re: Manufacturer Date

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:54 am
by Dooglas
The earliest? Well, the earliest is clearly 5/18.

Re: Manufacturer Date

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:46 am
by Nubo
Are the Canadian LEAFs made in the States? Might add a little time, what with The Wall construction. :lol:

Re: Manufacturer Date

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:16 pm
by LeftieBiker
Nubo wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:46 am
Are the Canadian LEAFs made in the States? Might add a little time, what with The Wall construction. :lol:
You know that we'll be desperate enough to climb it, right?

Re: Manufacturer Date

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:09 pm
by Nubo
LeftieBiker wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Nubo wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:46 am
Are the Canadian LEAFs made in the States? Might add a little time, what with The Wall construction. :lol:
You know that we'll be desperate enough to climb it, right?
I'm thinking submarine across Lake Erie.