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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:58 pm

So I QC'd today really only because it was fast and free. If it wasn't free (or fast) I wouldn't have done it. Call me a cheapskate trying to lower off-peak utility bill. lol.

Anyway, I really didn't feel like wandering around Bell Ford, but it's too hot to be outside. First I tried to charge while leaving the car on. Didn't like that. So I started the charge, and then from my phone, I started the HVAC and sure enough it fast charged and kept the A/C on. Didn't think it would do that. So I got to rest in comfort while my car charged.
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LEAFfan
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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:56 pm

turbo2ltr wrote:So I QC'd today really only because it was fast and free. If it wasn't free (or fast) I wouldn't have done it. Call me a cheapskate trying to lower off-peak utility bill. lol.

Anyway, I really didn't feel like wandering around Bell Ford, but it's too hot to be outside. First I tried to charge while leaving the car on. Didn't like that. So I started the charge, and then from my phone, I started the HVAC and sure enough it fast charged and kept the A/C on. Didn't think it would do that. So I got to rest in comfort while my car charged.
You didn't have to use your app. After it starts charging, just push your power button twice (no brake), then turn on the HVAC.
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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:03 am

Yup I tried that it work.

Sad new I left my car at Chandler Power Nissan on Saturday.

I will be looking at the new cars coming.

And Leaffan your mistaken about Ford not coming to AZ. Sanderson Ford is getting cars in Sept.

I like the Focus but the price is much higher then the Leaf but it has the active cooling so who know what that cost will add to the leaf price in 2013.

Ford does not have a QC port and I feel an electric car should have that just in case it is needed. The 2013 does not have it but maybe the 2014 will.

I think I learned my lesson about buy a car like this first year. I think 2014 MY will be good the leaf will be new and ford hopefully will have a car built from the ground up as EV.
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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:43 pm

Gonewild wrote:And Leaffan your mistaken about Ford not coming to AZ. Sanderson Ford is getting cars in Sept.
Even though most people wouldn't buy a FFEV (more expensive, no QC port, less range), I guarantee you that Sanderson will not have one in Sept. How many times have we heard of certain arrival dates? They'll be lucky if it is late fall. Even the latest news on them says late fall for the other states.
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shrink
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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:25 am

Gonewild wrote: Sad new I left my car at Chandler Power Nissan on Saturday.
You terminated your lease? Congratulations! Did it cost you much? I know how you feel - sad, but relieving. I think we all love the idea of this car, but the 2011 LEAF was just not suitable for the desert heat.

Oh and RE: FFE - some gal is posting on Recargo at the charging stations locally with her new FFE. She must have shipped it from CA. I like that car, but tiny trunk and as LEAFfan said, no QC - might be best to wait for the next gen. It you need something now, you can get a crazy low lease price on a Volt.
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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:20 am

Gonewild wrote: I like the Focus but the price is much higher then the Leaf but it has the active cooling so who know what that cost will add to the leaf price in 2013.

Ford does not have a QC port and I feel an electric car should have that just in case it is needed. The 2013 does not have it but maybe the 2014 will.
I find it unlikely that Ford would put on a CHAdeMO port. Since (IIRC), they're one of the backers of Frankenplug, they'd probably do that first. Ah, how many Frankenplug QC stations are there? On the note of the FFE, you'd probably be annoyed by the article I cited at http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... us#p220917" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

He complains about the lease price of the FFE, yet he could've gotten a Leaf for less and says "The Nissan Leaf’s space-age design didn’t do it for me and the car takes twice as long to charge as the Focus." :roll: So, in the end, he buys an ICEV, not even a hybrid. :roll:
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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:56 am

shrink wrote:
Gonewild wrote: Sad new I left my car at Chandler Power Nissan on Saturday.
You terminated your lease? Congratulations! Did it cost you much? I know how you feel - sad, but relieving. I think we all love the idea of this car, but the 2011 LEAF was just not suitable for the desert heat.

Oh and RE: FFE - some gal is posting on Recargo at the charging stations locally with her new FFE. She must have shipped it from CA. I like that car, but tiny trunk and as LEAFfan said, no QC - might be best to wait for the next gen. It you need something now, you can get a crazy low lease price on a Volt.
As I said before it cost me $429.75 which is just a little more the what I would have paid for August monthly payment which I did not pay this month.
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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:11 pm

Gonewild wrote:
shrink wrote:As I said before it cost me $429.75 which is just a little more the what I would have paid for August monthly payment which I did not pay this month.
Oh that's right. I'm getting confused with all these different threads. Congrats and condolences all at the same time. I hope I don't have to go that same route with the leased 2012.

Keep us posted if you end up getting an FFE. I considered trying to ship one in from CA during our 2011 LEAF dilemma, but prices were all at MSRP and with no lease deals.
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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:13 am

I got a call from NMAC today they received my check and the deal is done.

I will wait until the Ford Focus get a QC or leaf in 2014 as it is only 1 year away to see if the price drops because of the glut of battery's and the active cooling needed.

As well as to see if the Ford Focus gets built from the ground up as an EV or not.

I do love the radio in the Ford better then the Nissan Leaf voice commands.
shrink wrote:
Gonewild wrote:
shrink wrote:As I said before it cost me $429.75 which is just a little more the what I would have paid for August monthly payment which I did not pay this month.
Oh that's right. I'm getting confused with all these different threads. Congrats and condolences all at the same time. I hope I don't have to go that same route with the leased 2012.

Keep us posted if you end up getting an FFE. I considered trying to ship one in from CA during our 2011 LEAF dilemma, but prices were all at MSRP and with no lease deals.
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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:53 am

I am so tempted to terminate my lease too - the Volt deal looks soooo good. My range is fine for weekdays (as long as I don't need to run many errands), but the weekends are going to be tough. Looks like we'll be back using the ICE-mobile pretty soon.
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