erndog5800 wrote:Hi all! Glad to find the forum, but pretty disappointed to learn that the Leaf isn't coming out until late next year. Is this nationwide or just out our way? (Northeast)
We have a Lexus 400H that my wife drives. We like it, but it obviously can't touch the efficiency of a Prius or similarly sized car. My current car (an old Audi A4) is dying NOW and I'd LOVE to get my hands on a Leaf. I have a short commute (42 miles round trip) and this would have been perfect. I've pretty much had my heart set on a Leaf for the last few months but it looks like I'll need to begin my car shopping anew.
If Nissan is rolling the Leaf out West first, does anyone know if there any legal/regulatory issues with flying out to another region, tossing one on a flatbed, and bringing it back East?
If I were you, I wouldn't do it. Later, when it's your time to order, Nissan will have a 'winterized' version for the East with battery warmers and some other great things for cold weather driving. If you were to choose a 'Western' LEAF, and have it shipped to you, it won't have the winterizing and your battery performance would be much less.