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2018 LEAF; Day Two!

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:35 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
Well, you already knew this was coming. A few surprises popped up while circling the block last night! :)

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2018/02 ... tings.html

Re: 2018 LEAF; Day Two!

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:37 pm
by LeftieBiker
Seriously? One topic, please.

Re: 2018 LEAF; Day Two!

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:08 pm
by TomT
I can't wait until we get to day 247...
LeftieBiker wrote:Seriously? One topic, please.

Re: 2018 LEAF; Day Two!

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:07 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
TomT wrote:I can't wait until we get to day 247...
LeftieBiker wrote:Seriously? One topic, please.
Hey now! New Car smell lasts a month so both of you should be thankful its February but don't come crying to me when "2018 LEAF; Day 29" never materializes! 8-)

Re: 2018 LEAF; Day Two!

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:17 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
Since you guys were dreading the arrival of "2018 LEAF; Day 3"

I have decided to change it up a bit to "2018 LEAF; Week One"


Lots of new info

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2018/02 ... downs.html

:lol:

Re: 2018 LEAF; Day Two!

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:38 pm
by RegGuheert
Thanks, Dave! Very nice report. I'm enjoying driving a 2018 LEAF vicariously through your reports.

So let me see if I got this right: You purchased a brand new car one day and the next day you take it out on a 175+-mile excursion in snow and ice? In a state which eschews salt and instead sprays alcohol on their roads? And it was 21 degrees? Is that it? :lol:

And after all that, you get home fine and someone hits you later in the week in a parking lot? Crazy! I have to say that I cannot tell what part of the car is in that photograph. Is the driver's side rear bumper as seen from above?

BTW, what's your opinion of E-Pedal? ;)

Re: 2018 LEAF; Day Two!

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:48 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
RegGuheert wrote:Thanks, Dave! Very nice report. I'm enjoying driving a 2018 LEAF vicariously through your reports.

So let me see if I got this right: You purchased a brand new car one day and the next day you take it out on a 175+-mile excursion in snow and ice? In a state which eschews salt and instead sprays alcohol on their roads? And it was 21 degrees? Is that it? :lol:

And after all that, you get home fine and someone hits you later in the week in a parking lot? Crazy! I have to say that I cannot tell what part of the car is in that photograph. Is the driver's side rear bumper as seen from above?

BTW, what's your opinion of E-Pedal? ;)
The damage was on the left rear bumper so probably someone backing out and cut it too close... :(

As far as excursion. My Corolla would have been one of the scariest drives EVER. Its way too light, manual tranny. It would have been a disaster on ice!

and in case you couldn't tell, I would definitely give E Pedal a passing mark ;)

Re: 2018 LEAF; Day Two!

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:48 am
by Br4hm4
I am loving the blog. And as now a owner on day 2. I love the vehicle...but I find that it's kind of an oddity in the fact that it does nothing great...but everything really good. I was a little freaked out to purchase one but the 0% interest from Nissan drew me in and I pulled the trigger. Needless to say, I'll be following the blog for more tips and tricks and to see if the luster of the shine wears off.

Re: 2018 LEAF; Day Two!

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:58 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
Br4hm4 wrote:I am loving the blog. And as now a owner on day 2. I love the vehicle...but I find that it's kind of an oddity in the fact that it does nothing great...but everything really good. I was a little freaked out to purchase one but the 0% interest from Nissan drew me in and I pulled the trigger. Needless to say, I'll be following the blog for more tips and tricks and to see if the luster of the shine wears off.
Thanks! I did another another entry for week one impressions. I will add another likely a one month entry. Still working on determining battery parameters and fast charge profiles.

Re: 2018 LEAF; Day Two!

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:21 am
by Marty
Our Day two, Wife went out in the garage, unplugged the car. Starting it showed 170 mile range. Did her shopping arrived home with 90% of capacity and 150 of mile of range left. She didn't bother to plug it in. She is amazed.