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Re: 100 Mile Club & 200 km Club, plus Longest Drive (unrefue

Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:25 pm

surfingslovak wrote:
TonyWilliams wrote:How new is your car?
September 2012 is listed as delivery date, but it might be interesting to know when it was manufactured. Judging by the VIN, it could be a late 2011 or early 2012 model year?
Yes, that car is down the magic 10% first year drop (which just doesn't stop dropping in hot areas). 8681 is a 2011 model year. That thing sat on some lot (or was a demo) for a LONG time.

2012's start at 15,000 serial number. I know we had a 9300 serial number in Jan 2012, because I gave out an award for newest car.

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Re: 100 Mile Club & 200 km Club, plus Longest Drive (unrefue

Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:40 pm

Ah yes, it's a rather old one. It was transferred to this dealership from another in Bakersfield in March 2012 as I remember from the papers. I think I remember taking my first test drive in this one with a friend when he found he could get test drives just by asking... which is something I was bragging about ("OMG I drove a LEAF!") for almost a week at the office, lol. :lol:

It's a 2011 model year, so that dates it at least mid-2011 at most (plus shipping, delivery, etc). I drove off with the thing the same day I was told I could actually get a lease in it :D
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Re: 100 Mile Club & 200 km Club, plus Longest Drive (unrefue

Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:48 pm

FalconFour wrote:Ah yes, it's a rather old one. It was transferred to this dealership from another in Bakersfield in March 2012 as I remember from the papers. I think I remember taking my first test drive in this one with a friend when he found he could get test drives just by asking... which is something I was bragging about ("OMG I drove a LEAF!") for almost a week at the office, lol. :lol:
Interesting! Just to get it straight, the car sat at a dealer in Bakersfield for a few months, and then transferred to Fresno, where it was on the lot from March to September? If you could look up the manufacture date, it's on a sticker on the driver door pillar, that would be super awesome. How many miles on the odometer?

BTW I'm really glad that you followed Tony's advice and drove 50 mph all the way. Given the state of the battery, you might not have made it otherwise!Image

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Re: 100 Mile Club & 200 km Club, plus Longest Drive (unrefue

Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:00 pm

Yep, that's about how it happened! Never sat on a waiting list myself, because I never thought I'd be able to own one (financially). Just found that sticker for the first time - never knew the date was on there! And whoa, it's 14 months old... was a year old when I got it! :o

Not bad! :mrgreen:

edit: 1) uploaded wrong photo... "select a quality to save at", d'oh. 2) oh, right, I should answer that. 3) Oh, the odometer. It had 180 miles on it when I got it, and now it's got 1,080. 900 miles in a month? Yep, that's right on tick for the lease... even though I've been driving everywhere I possibly can! :lol:
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Re: 100 Mile Club & 200 km Club, plus Longest Drive (unrefue

Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:03 pm

FalconFour wrote:And whoa, it's 14 months old... was a year old when I got it!
Thanks for confirming that! I noticed that you had about 1,000 miles on the odometer, give or take?

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Re: 100 Mile Club & 200 km Club, plus Longest Drive (unrefue

Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:24 pm

Yep, that's the 1,080 - and counting. So yeah, it's sat for almost a year only being used for test drives I think... and amusingly, on the first day I drove it, I blew out the passenger's side front tire catching the edge of a driveway turn-in. Those things are just too fragile! :x

edit: D'oh, it was 1,080 when I left San Jose! So now it's almost 1,200... jeez! It was only like 890 when I left on Saturday! :lol:

edit edit: I'll bet I could do better if there was more city-street driving I could've done. About 75% of my charge there was spent at highway speed, 50-55MPH on mostly flat road. Feel kinda bad sneaking my way onto the charts with only 96.3 actual miles and the rest relying on the known conditions of VLB (and knowing there were still some miles left), but I'm pretty sure I'll be seeing that number again in the 4 year lease I'm on ;)
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Re: 100 Mile Club & 200 km Club, plus Longest Drive (unrefue

Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:25 pm

I just got 102.6 miles on 100% charge yesterday, 20th november, 2012. This was done over 3 days of driving starting on 18th november. This was partly on freeway and partly on city streets / expressways. On freeway I stayed in right lane mostly with cruise control at 56 mph and sometimes going at higher speeds depending on mood of rest of the traffic! Other times it was on expressways at around 40 mph and other city streets at 25 - 35 mph.
I had low battery warning and --- on GOM.
I didn't reach turtle mode and didn't want to push the car further to go to turtle.

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Re: 100 Mile Club & 200 km Club, plus Longest Drive (unrefue

Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:55 pm

leafetarian wrote:I just got 102.6 miles on 100% charge yesterday, 20th november, 2012. This was done over 3 days of driving starting on 18th november. This was partly on freeway and partly on city streets / expressways. On freeway I stayed in right lane mostly with cruise control at 56 mph and sometimes going at higher speeds depending on mood of rest of the traffic! Other times it was on expressways at around 40 mph and other city streets at 25 - 35 mph.
I had low battery warning and --- on GOM.
I didn't reach turtle mode and didn't want to push the car further to go to turtle.
Congrats! Would you have a photo of the dash? :-) Image

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Re: 100 Mile Club & 200 km Club, plus Longest Drive (unrefue

Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:54 am

leafetarian wrote:I just got 102.6 miles on 100% charge yesterday, 20th november, 2012.
Welcome to the Club. I doth hereby bequeath you the honorary title of:

Mr. 42

Live long and proper.

May the force be with you.

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Re: 100 Mile Club & 200 km Club, plus Longest Drive (unrefue

Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:43 pm

Thank you Tony for the title of Mr. 42! Our club numbers are now approaching close to the president numbers! I got the same number as Clinton! Who wants to be Bush of this club?? :-)

surfingslovak sorry I forgot to take pic of the dashboard in excitement.

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