BlueZero
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Leaf Number: 409949
Location: Hiawatha, IA

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:40 pm

Hi everyone, I just recently got my own Leaf. I leased an ocean blue 2013 SV with floor mats and emergency/first-aid kit as the only non-stock options.
So far I'm really enjoying it.

dm33
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Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Raleigh, NC

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:59 pm

BlueZero wrote:Hi everyone, I just recently got my own Leaf. I leased an ocean blue 2013 SV with floor mats and emergency/first-aid kit as the only non-stock options.
So far I'm really enjoying it.
Congrats. Welcome. Lots of good info on this site.

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jhm614
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Delivery Date: 30 Mar 2011
Leaf Number: 000493
Location: Arlington, TX

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:11 pm

BlueZero wrote:Hi everyone, I just recently got my own Leaf. I leased an ocean blue 2013 SV with floor mats and emergency/first-aid kit as the only non-stock options.
So far I'm really enjoying it.
Congrats on the new ride!
2011 Brilliant Silver SL - 110,000 gasoline free miles so far.
4BL: 06/29/13 @ 27 months, 43,520 miles, 42.56 Ahr. New 12 bar battery: 09/09/13
4BLx2:12/31/16 @ 69 months, 99,475 miles, 42.99 Ahr.

dsdportland
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Delivery Date: 27 Jul 2013
Location: Portland, Oregon

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:54 pm

We are happy new Leaf owners in Portland, Oregon. A silver 2013 SV with QC and LED, leased very reasonably from the helpful people at Beaverton Nissan. Drove 100 miles on the first day, experimenting off and on with all three levels of charging. Love the responsiveness and handling and the quiet ride. Dealer had a snafu setting up Carwings today (Sunday) so I'll muddle through set up tomorrow. Not sure I really need it, but consider it part of the learning experience. Will be reading the various Carwing threads. These new wheels are primarily for my commute down I-5 between Portland and Salem: I drive about 110 miles each day round trip. Planning on charging at work, don't worry. This forum has been very helpful to me as I have done my research these last few weeks. Thanks to all for the collective knowledge.

cwerdna
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Location: SF Bay Area, CA

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:12 pm

After years of being interested in the Leaf, test driving at the drive electric tour in the Seattle area in November 2010, test driving a bunch more, attending a SF BayLEAFs meeting where Kadota-san, Mark Perry and others were present, I FINALLY have one!

I started leasing a blue '13 Leaf SV w/QC and premium package today (2 years/12K miles per year). I wanted the light interior as I really don't like the black interior. Yeah yeah, I know the light interior gets dirty easily. Oh well. I wish Nissan offered something something at sort of the halfway mark in terms of darkness. I think my former 02 Maxima GXE's grey interior was fine.

Most of my drive home was on the highway (101 then 85). I like the ride. It's much better than my Prius and was so quiet. I can see why DaveinOlyWA said that his Prius (he had a Gen 3 last, I still have my Gen 2) feels like a noisy rattletrap in comparison.

I have a LOT of reading and learning ahead of time. The nav system seems somewhat complex is quite different than Toyota's systems.

The free L2 J1772 charging at work is a big plus. I will hardly ever charge at home.
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:15 pm

cwerdna wrote:After years of being interested in the Leaf, test driving at the drive electric tour in the Seattle area in November 2010, test driving a bunch more, attending a BayLEAFs meeting where Kadota-san, Mark Perry and others were present, I FINALLY have one!
Good to hear, Andrew! Congrats!

cwerdna
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:22 pm

^^^
Thanks! I need to still buy a cargo cover. The SV doesn't come with one and Boardwalk's parts dept didn't have any in stock. Taking one off an SL on the lot would've probably result in a non-matching one as my interior is light grey while '13 SLs (because they have leather) are black only.

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eHelmholtz
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:34 pm

cwerdna wrote:After years of being interested in the Leaf, test driving at the drive electric tour in the Seattle area in November 2010, test driving a bunch more, attending a SF BayLEAFs meeting where Kadota-san, Mark Perry and others were present, I FINALLY have one!
Wow! That's awesome - finally old timer.

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jhm614
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:55 am

cwerdna wrote:After years of being interested in the Leaf, test driving at the drive electric tour in the Seattle area in November 2010, test driving a bunch more, attending a SF BayLEAFs meeting where Kadota-san, Mark Perry and others were present, I FINALLY have one!
Wow! It's great to see your sig line change! Enjoy the new ride!!
2011 Brilliant Silver SL - 110,000 gasoline free miles so far.
4BL: 06/29/13 @ 27 months, 43,520 miles, 42.56 Ahr. New 12 bar battery: 09/09/13
4BLx2:12/31/16 @ 69 months, 99,475 miles, 42.99 Ahr.

TimLee
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Leaf Number: 2026
Location: Chattanooga, TN

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:49 am

cwerdna wrote:After years of being interested in the Leaf, test driving at the drive electric tour in the Seattle area in November 2010, test driving a bunch more, attending a SF BayLEAFs meeting where Kadota-san, Mark Perry and others were present, I FINALLY have one!
Congratulations!!! :D :D :D
You've been a long time valuable contributor to MNL. Glad you finally have a LEAF! :D :D :D

Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

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