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2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:21 am
by DaveinOlyWA
Be warned, its a long one and don't recommend reading from cellphone unless you are connected to Wi Fi.

But prelim results are VERY promising especially in the BMS arena. MUCH more to come


http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2018/02 ... or-sv.html

Re: 2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:17 am
by Phatcat73
Great read and thanks!

Re: 2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:54 pm
by joeriv
Thanks for displaying the screens - this is such an improvement over Gen 1! I drove an S yesterday and was totally impressed with ePedal - very smooth deceleration especially compared to Bolt. I only have 2200 miles on my 2017 S and tempted to sell it for a 2018 S!

Re: 2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:12 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
joeriv wrote:Thanks for displaying the screens - this is such an improvement over Gen 1! I drove an S yesterday and was totally impressed with ePedal - very smooth deceleration especially compared to Bolt. I only have 2200 miles on my 2017 S and tempted to sell it for a 2018 S!
Yeah, it took me all of 5 seconds in Las Vegas to fall in love with one pedal. Notice the car can stop smoother than you can? When I stop, I always have that tiny jerk at the very end just before the full stop happens. Not with e pedal. It is very much a perfectly controlled stop in EVERY way!

Re: 2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:57 pm
by RegGuheert
Congratulations, Dave! And thanks for posting about your new LEAF.

I have to admit I glanced at your blog and looked at the second photograph and thought "Wow! Dave really hasn't aged well!" I was happy to see that wasn't actually you! (And, no, you don't have to tell your salesman what I wrote!)

Off to read your post now...

Re: 2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:13 pm
by jhm614
Congrats, brother! It will be interesting to follow your posts. I wish you could have held out for the ProPilot, though.

Re: 2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:45 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
jhm614 wrote:Congrats, brother! It will be interesting to follow your posts. I wish you could have held out for the ProPilot, though.
Adaptive CC and hybrid heaters were my main draw but the reality is I saved a TON going this way (about $13,000 less than a Bolt) and there have been a lot of upgrades to the basic package. I am working on "Day 2" where I will details all the settings options. Including the "non options" :)

Re: 2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:41 pm
by Phatcat73
Just came back from the Chicago auto show and sat in an SL. Wow dit it feel noticeably bigger and the interior was much nicer than the Bolts . Have 2 years left on our 16 lease. Looking forward to bigger better options at that time.

Re: 2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:56 pm
by SageBrush
Enjoy !

Re: 2018 LEAF Day ONE!

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:00 am
by Evoforce
Nice blog! It is always fun to have a brand new car. It sounds like you will really enjoy it!