I'm impressed that you could do it a year ago - was that with 1 bar down? What kind of driving do you do on the freeway to make it?xtremeflyer wrote:I now have to quick charge in Hawthorne to make my 76 miles RT commute, where as a year ago I could do the commute just fine.
A year ago I'd set the cruise control to 62 to work and 65 home. By the end of summer id set it to 58. I finally gave in about November when it got cold and I needed the heat in the morning. Now I just sneak out at lunch and QC. Everyone there knows me and no one gives me any grief. I am ready to turn it in, but we aren't ready for a new car.drees wrote:I'm impressed that you could do it a year ago - was that with 1 bar down? What kind of driving do you do on the freeway to make it?xtremeflyer wrote:I now have to quick charge in Hawthorne to make my 76 miles RT commute, where as a year ago I could do the commute just fine.
As you know, our LEAF ownership and bar depletion has been very similar. Although I haven't lost the 3rd bar yet, I'm awfully close. I've got about three months left on the lease, and I'll be turning mine in early and getting another. Probably a MY2013 with SV + QC, depending on the how much I can deal. Maybe MY2014 if the cost isn't too far apart. Sure I've hated the limited range, but with the QC network expansion and me being 12 miles away from work it hasn't impacted me terribly. With the exception of only buying two tires, I haven't shelled out for any maintenance on this car in 33 months. With all things considered, it is the best car I've ever owned. Not the most fun, certainly not the fastest, but BEV is where this country needs to be.xtremeflyer wrote:I am ready to turn it in, but we aren't ready for a new car.
I love the Leaf and agree that BEVs are the way to go. Unfortunately, I don't see my commute changing anytime in the near future and therefor, I'm not willing to deal with what I'm dealing with today in 2 years, even with the QC. I bought the Leaf originally mainly for the HOV access, but any time savings has been completely wiped away with having to stop at the QC.z0ner wrote:So with all that - what are your plans for it's eventual successor when you turn it in?xtremeflyer wrote:I am ready to turn it in, but we aren't ready for a new car.
Interesting, was only in the wiki for the 1st bar lost. I'll see if I can add you to the 2 and 3 bar lost lists.omkar wrote:I had a SoCal 3 bar loser:
Car 222 omkar Irvine, CA
3 bars lost at 35 months (11/19/2013) / 33,700 miles
2 bars lost at 29 months (5/25/2013) / 29,500 miles
1 bar lost at 20 months (9/5/2012) / 19,000 miles
Oh, and so much for waiting for Spring to get 3 bar losers in CA. I sure got that one wrong.dhanson865 wrote:#24 Jan 18, 2014 xtremeflyer Orange, CA 36,997 miles 34 months 4/11 03294
#23 Nov 19, 2013 omkar Irvine, CA 33,700 miles 35 months 11/10 00222