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Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:42 pm
by ericvoll
Wow, it’s been a year and a half since anyone has posted on here. I tried the Facebook thing, but Facebook creeps me out too much. I ended up buying a 2018 Nissan LEAF to replace the Chevy Volt that I had purchased. I wish I would have just kept my 2012 LEAF.

The 2018 LEAF is a great car....and I like the additional mileage.

Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:27 pm
by Lothsahn
I'm here too. I don't use Facebook either, and lurk.

I'm on the south side of town and only have 7 bars, so the chance I can make any EV outing is essentially zero... Unless someone in the area wants to do a battery swap... :-)

But feel free to drop me a message if you're ever in South KC.

Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:09 am
by eclecticflower
ericvoll wrote:Wow, it’s been a year and a half since anyone has posted on here. I tried the Facebook thing, but Facebook creeps me out too much. I ended up buying a 2018 Nissan LEAF to replace the Chevy Volt that I had purchased. I wish I would have just kept my 2012 LEAF.

The 2018 LEAF is a great car....and I like the additional mileage.
Hi Eric! I sure thought you were happy with the gas-extended range your new Volt provided when we last met over the wiper blade exchange. Was it the extra maintenance, smelly old gas and more limited electric range or did the car just not live up to your expectations in its entirety?

Enjoy your new LEAF! I hope to see you around (what color am I watching for a glimpse of?).

- Kathy

Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:06 pm
by ericvoll
Kathy -

It’s nice hearing from you.

I had the Volt for just about a year. I enjoyed the ability to take longer trips, but that was about it. The quality of the Volt was really disappointing. It ended up being one of those 80% complete kinds of products. It had a lot of little quirks like not being able to turn off the radio. I’m serious. As implausible as it sounds, on these vehicles, you can’t turn off the radio. You can only mute it. Some of the safety features didn’t work consistently. I was driving down I-435 on a nice, warm, clear day with no one in front of me one day, and the car decided that I was about to have an imminent collision, so it engaged emergency braking. That caught my attention!!

Overall, it was an OK car, but I really missed my LEAF. I really wish I hadn’t sold it. So, when the new ones came out last year, I bought one. It’s fully loaded and is cobalt blue (a very cool color, but my first car that wasn’t silver, black, or white). The new LEAFs have quite a few new features compared with the previous ones.

All in all, I’m glad I went back. It feels strange that we all got our LEAFs in 2012, 7 years ago. Wow. Time flys.

ERIC

Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:15 pm
by alozzy
ericvoll wrote:So, when the new ones came out last year, I bought one. It’s fully loaded and is cobalt blue (a very cool color, but my first car that wasn’t silver, black, or white). The new LEAFs have quite a few new features compared with the previous ones.
Everything's up to date in Kansas City :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6pmZE1Qtyw

Couldn't resist...

Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:41 pm
by eclecticflower
ericvoll wrote: So, when the new ones came out last year, I bought one. It’s fully loaded and is cobalt blue (a very cool color, but my first car that wasn’t silver, black, or white). The new LEAFs have quite a few new features compared with the previous ones.

All in all, I’m glad I went back. It feels strange that we all got our LEAFs in 2012, 7 years ago. Wow. Time flys.

ERIC
Eric, that sounds like a really pretty color! I'm sure I'll see you around, likely near Antioch Crossing. I'm working from home a lot, so not out there often. You probably made a wise choice, since most sedans are likely going away. The new LEAFs are sharp-looking; but I can't help dislike that Nissan restyled them to blend in with gassers. I think they could have left the front end charge port and grill alone (I get the headlights, though - I hope you got bigger side mirrors with that change and the larger capacity battery). Every new vehicle seems to have 1950/60s boomerang taillights (I like the LEAF's distinctive originals)...and Toyota & Lexus have gone way overboard to mimic that gawd-awful Marai look with giant air intakes. I'm looking forward to car designers shaping cars in a more future-forward, non-gas-centric, tech-reflective manner (and also to when they don't let an electronic emergency brake scare them...geez!).

I have over 51K on my 2012 now. Time for maintenance (tire rotation!). Down 3 capacity bars on a 24kWh battery, but still manages my commuting needs just fine and there're are a few DCQCs around. I'm waiting out the battery replacement issue while costs are in flux and will hopefully obtain a swap when feasible/necessary.

See you!
- Kathy

Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:32 pm
by jckennedy38
Looking for help. Looking at buying a certified, used leaf at a dealer in KC. I asked the dealer to provide me with a SOH on the battery, but they do not have those through Nissan.

I am out of state and looking to have the car shipped to me. Would anyone be willing to go to the dealer and run the test through LeafSpy for me? I will happily pay you for your time. Also, if this type of request is not allowed in this forum, please let me know!

Thanks!

Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:33 am
by Lothsahn
jckennedy38 wrote:Looking for help. Looking at buying a certified, used leaf at a dealer in KC.
Might be able to help. Sent a PM.

Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:13 pm
by jckennedy38
Appreciate the comment and the PM!
Lothsahn wrote:
jckennedy38 wrote:Looking for help. Looking at buying a certified, used leaf at a dealer in KC.
Might be able to help. Sent a PM.