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Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:35 pm
by kg4bec
Hey Jill,

Always good to hear from you! Still waiting patiently for my car.

Wish I'd have known you were so close I'd have jumped in the plane and dropped in. Much quicker to fly there than to Nashville from here. :-)

Cheers, Bert

Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:31 pm
by kg4bec
G'day again,

It's official! I picked up my glacier perl 2012 SV this afternoon! A friend dropped me off at the dealership and I took her to dinner afterwards in the LEAF. She was impressed. :-)

I LOVE THIS CAR! :-) :-) :-)

Cheers, Bert

Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:15 pm
by scubabatdan
kg4bec wrote:G'day again,

It's official! I picked up my glacier perl 2012 SV this afternoon! A friend dropped me off at the dealership and I took her to dinner afterwards in the LEAF. She was impressed. :-)

I LOVE THIS CAR! :-) :-) :-)

Cheers, Bert

WOOOHOOO Bert!!!!
Congrats, so this is Leaf # 2 in AL??
Wonder if any more are out there that have not found their way to this board.
WE WANT PICS :)
Dan

Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:07 pm
by kg4bec
I'll see what I can do about pics tomorrow as I'll be out and about.

I hope we see more Alabamians get LEAFs too as we can stand to have cleaner air!!! I would have thought folks in the Huntsville area would have snapped these up, but maybe not.

Thanks for the good wishes. I'm expecting many gas-free miles in this car and very much looking forward to that!

Cheers, Bert

Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:55 am
by TNleaf
kg4bec wrote:G'day again,

It's official! I picked up my glacier perl 2012 SV this afternoon! A friend dropped me off at the dealership and I took her to dinner afterwards in the LEAF. She was impressed. :-)

I LOVE THIS CAR! :-) :-) :-)

Cheers, Bert
Awesome, Bert. I've got a huge smile on my face for you! I can only guess how excited you were when you were headed in to pick it up! Congrats! Can't wait to hear how many test drives you give out for your Alabama friends!

Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:01 am
by kg4bec
Yup, the car wasn't on their lot for even a full day when I went to pick it up! :-)

They knew how keen I was to get the car, and when it arrived overnight they put it through the pre inspection and detailing so I could get it right after lunch!

I've already showed her off some at the airport, and more showing off to do over the next week! LOL

Cheers, Bert

Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:39 am
by Eleafgrrl
kg4bec wrote:G'day again,

It's official! I picked up my glacier perl 2012 SV this afternoon! A friend dropped me off at the dealership and I took her to dinner afterwards in the LEAF. She was impressed. :-)

I LOVE THIS CAR! :-) :-) :-)

Cheers, Bert
Yay! I knew when I opened up the regional threads and saw Birmingham listed near the top that you'd taken delivery (finally) of your Leaf!! Congrats, Bert!! I am sure you will love this car as much as I do. Have fun, enjoy and smile as you drive past the gas stations!
Jill

Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:42 pm
by kg4bec
Eleafgrrl wrote: Yay! I knew when I opened up the regional threads and saw Birmingham listed near the top that you'd taken delivery (finally) of your Leaf!! Congrats, Bert!! I am sure you will love this car as much as I do. Have fun, enjoy and smile as you drive past the gas stations!
Jill
Hey Jill,

Yes it's been a long wait but well worth it. All the folks I've shown it to have been amazed that it's a 100% electric car. I like to let them try to find the gas filler cap. :-)

What a great Christmas present! I'm just looking for excuses to drive it and I feel like a kid again. :-). Goofy I know but it's just plain fun to drive. Funny how I've been looking at gas prices as I drive by and then realize that I don't have to worry about that any more!

Cheers, Bert

Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:33 pm
by kg4bec
So I finally realized that the L1 charger that comes with the car just isn't cutting it in terms of getting a full charge overnight, mainly because I'm having SO MUCH FUN driving the car! :-)

I pulled the trigger on a Schneider L2 220V EVSE earlier this week and it arrived today. It was a simple install and now my LEAF is happily sucking 220V electrons and will charge much much faster now than on L1. I probably could have kept limping on with L1 charging but didn't see the point of beating myself up over it, so I just went ahead and did it. No more range anxiety! :-) Thanks to TNLeaf for the recommendation - it's a solid unit and I expect many trouble-free charges with it.

I'm surprised at the interest that this car has generated. Just today when I got back from lunch, a complete stranger asked me if this was the all-electric car and had all kinds of questions. He was impressed. Who knows, maybe it will turn into another sale for my local Nissan dealer.

On another note, some folks don't like it when you drag them off the line at the lights. LOL I was on a local errand and was waiting for my light to turn green. Without thinking, I just accelerated away as I usually do, and typically leave all the cars behind because of the really smooth and solid acceleration. One car apparently didn't like that because he came screaming up behind me, then around me (by going into a turn lane so he could overtake me) and peeled away at full throttle. It was almost like I'd given him a personal insult or something. Anyway, I pay a bit more attention to the traffic behind me now.

Let me say again, THANK YOU to all the folks on this board who have given me a lot of good information about this fantastic car, and most importantly, what to realistically expect vs. what Nissans marketing people say. It's helped me make a really well informed decision on a car that I expect will serve me for many many years. I hope that I can return the favor some day.

Cheers, Bert

Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:50 am
by TNleaf
kg4bec wrote:
Let me say again, THANK YOU to all the folks on this board who have given me a lot of good information about this fantastic car, and most importantly, what to realistically expect vs. what Nissans marketing people say. It's helped me make a really well informed decision on a car that I expect will serve me for many many years. I hope that I can return the favor some day.

Cheers, Bert
Awesome to hear you are enjoying the car. (And nice pickup on the Schneider Electric EVSE). The above is exactly how I felt after spending much time on the forums here. A great source of information (if you can find it all!) and a lot of good advice.