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Re: Canada : 2013 availability and price

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:04 pm
by Galiano
evken wrote:My first post here. I just bought a 2011 leaf from a dealer in sidney BC called moterized auto direct. It is a lease return from the USA. Price was in the low twenties. I hope this helps.

What colour did you get ? I'm not sure how many there are in Sidney / North Saanich but yours might be only the second. I know of a blue one.

Re: Canada : 2013 availability and price

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:06 am
by Berlino
Supply seems to be very scarce.

When I picked up my LEAF two days ago, the dealer told me that only 250 vehicles were in the first batch of MY2013's FOR ALL OF CANADA.

The next allotment is supposed to arrive in 5-6 weeks, but many of its cars have already been reserved.

Re: Canada : 2013 availability and price

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:50 am
by Galiano
If these are the numbers, it's hard to understand why Nissan is doing this. Unless they don't have the production. The situation seems to be much the same here on the West coast with most dealers only having a few.


Mine arrives today !

Re: Canada : 2013 availability and price

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:06 am
by Berlino
Galiano wrote:
Mine arrives today !
Congrats. Are you picking it up today, or will the dealer have a few days for prep?

If they are holding it for a few days, you may wish to consider asking them to not charge your LEAF to over 80% as part of their prep.

Not sure what the weather is like where you are, but naturally Nissan had to wait until the brief hot season to release the MY2013's in Quebec. My car was charged to 98% when I picked it up Monday, and I assume it was like that under the sun for at least all of the weekend.

The dealer's don't know to baby the batteries like we do.

Re: Canada : 2013 availability and price

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:35 am
by Galiano
I got an email from the dealer yesterday saying the car should be ready today so I'm hoping. I don't know when it actually arrived at the dealer or if it has been prepped.

I've had lots of cars over the years but this one has me excited. Other than on the internet I haven't really had a good look at a Leaf and haven't seen a 2013 in person. Weather here has been sunny and about 24 C every day. My charger unit has been shipped and I expect it next week so in the meantime I'll be using 110V. I really need to know more about how to make the battery last longer.

Re: Canada : 2013 availability and price

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:05 am
by Berlino
Galiano wrote: I really need to know more about how to make the battery last longer.
There's a ton of good info on that available on this forum and the good news is that the battery should like your climate.

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/wiki/index. ... acity_Loss

From what I understand, a decent number of Quick Chargers (L3) are being installed in BC. Just be careful about using them more than once on hot days, because rapidly cramming that much energy into a battery causes temperatures to rise.

Re: Canada : 2013 availability and price

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:08 pm
by Reddy
Here's more info on treating the battery lightly for the longest life (although in BC, you're in the best climate!). Quick summary: Mild temps, keep battery in the mid-range (4-8 bars), shallow cycling, slow acceleration/deceleration:
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... Stoaty%27s
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... ty#p308890
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... =0#p278498

However, remember it's a car to be used. Even if you never drive it, the batteries will still degrade. Use it and enjoy the smooth, quiet and clean, hydro-powered rocket!

Re: Canada : 2013 availability and price

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:44 pm
by Berlino
My theory is that when they need to clear out MY2013 inventory in the states to make room for MY2014, they will then flood the Canadian market with MY2013's.

This will come at a time when Quebeckers will be desperate buy because their cash rebate for EV purchases is going way down on January 1st.

Re: Canada : 2013 availability and price

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:22 pm
by aibo
Does 2013 SV have rear view camera or no camera at all (SL has the all around view camera)?

Re: Canada : 2013 availability and price

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:45 pm
by Berlino
aibo wrote:Does 2013 SV have rear view camera or no camera at all (SL has the all around view camera)?
The SL sold in Canada has the All-Around camera, because the Canadian SL comes with what is the "premium" option in the USA comprising the Bose stereo and All-Around view.

The MY13 SV doesn't have a rear-view camera. In the USA, you could get it by adding the premium package as an option, but that choice is not offered in Canada.