ericvoll
Posts: 142
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:25 pm
Location: Kansas City, MO

Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:42 pm

Wow, it’s been a year and a half since anyone has posted on here. I tried the Facebook thing, but Facebook creeps me out too much. I ended up buying a 2018 Nissan LEAF to replace the Chevy Volt that I had purchased. I wish I would have just kept my 2012 LEAF.

The 2018 LEAF is a great car....and I like the additional mileage.

Lothsahn
Posts: 430
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:35 pm
Delivery Date: 04 Jan 2018
Leaf Number: 007797

Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:27 pm

I'm here too. I don't use Facebook either, and lurk.

I'm on the south side of town and only have 7 bars, so the chance I can make any EV outing is essentially zero... Unless someone in the area wants to do a battery swap... :-)

But feel free to drop me a message if you're ever in South KC.
2011 Silver SV, purchased 2018, lives in Missouri (previously in CA)
LeafSpy Pro + BAFX Products OBDII dongle
Battery swap 2019/04/24 (87% SOH, 12 bar)

eclecticflower
Posts: 573
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:35 am
Delivery Date: 04 Jun 2012
Leaf Number: 021559
Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:09 am

ericvoll wrote:Wow, it’s been a year and a half since anyone has posted on here. I tried the Facebook thing, but Facebook creeps me out too much. I ended up buying a 2018 Nissan LEAF to replace the Chevy Volt that I had purchased. I wish I would have just kept my 2012 LEAF.

The 2018 LEAF is a great car....and I like the additional mileage.
Hi Eric! I sure thought you were happy with the gas-extended range your new Volt provided when we last met over the wiper blade exchange. Was it the extra maintenance, smelly old gas and more limited electric range or did the car just not live up to your expectations in its entirety?

Enjoy your new LEAF! I hope to see you around (what color am I watching for a glimpse of?).

- Kathy
2012 Cayenne Red LEAF SL: Vanity Plate - G'BYGAS
Reserved 08/10, Ordered 3/12/2012, $99 Refunded 5/16/12, Delivered 6/4/12.

ericvoll
Posts: 142
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:25 pm
Location: Kansas City, MO

Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:06 pm

Kathy -

It’s nice hearing from you.

I had the Volt for just about a year. I enjoyed the ability to take longer trips, but that was about it. The quality of the Volt was really disappointing. It ended up being one of those 80% complete kinds of products. It had a lot of little quirks like not being able to turn off the radio. I’m serious. As implausible as it sounds, on these vehicles, you can’t turn off the radio. You can only mute it. Some of the safety features didn’t work consistently. I was driving down I-435 on a nice, warm, clear day with no one in front of me one day, and the car decided that I was about to have an imminent collision, so it engaged emergency braking. That caught my attention!!

Overall, it was an OK car, but I really missed my LEAF. I really wish I hadn’t sold it. So, when the new ones came out last year, I bought one. It’s fully loaded and is cobalt blue (a very cool color, but my first car that wasn’t silver, black, or white). The new LEAFs have quite a few new features compared with the previous ones.

All in all, I’m glad I went back. It feels strange that we all got our LEAFs in 2012, 7 years ago. Wow. Time flys.

ERIC

alozzy
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Delivery Date: 18 Jan 2017
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:15 pm

ericvoll wrote:So, when the new ones came out last year, I bought one. It’s fully loaded and is cobalt blue (a very cool color, but my first car that wasn’t silver, black, or white). The new LEAFs have quite a few new features compared with the previous ones.
Everything's up to date in Kansas City :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6pmZE1Qtyw

Couldn't resist...
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

eclecticflower
Posts: 573
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:35 am
Delivery Date: 04 Jun 2012
Leaf Number: 021559
Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:41 pm

ericvoll wrote: So, when the new ones came out last year, I bought one. It’s fully loaded and is cobalt blue (a very cool color, but my first car that wasn’t silver, black, or white). The new LEAFs have quite a few new features compared with the previous ones.

All in all, I’m glad I went back. It feels strange that we all got our LEAFs in 2012, 7 years ago. Wow. Time flys.

ERIC
Eric, that sounds like a really pretty color! I'm sure I'll see you around, likely near Antioch Crossing. I'm working from home a lot, so not out there often. You probably made a wise choice, since most sedans are likely going away. The new LEAFs are sharp-looking; but I can't help dislike that Nissan restyled them to blend in with gassers. I think they could have left the front end charge port and grill alone (I get the headlights, though - I hope you got bigger side mirrors with that change and the larger capacity battery). Every new vehicle seems to have 1950/60s boomerang taillights (I like the LEAF's distinctive originals)...and Toyota & Lexus have gone way overboard to mimic that gawd-awful Marai look with giant air intakes. I'm looking forward to car designers shaping cars in a more future-forward, non-gas-centric, tech-reflective manner (and also to when they don't let an electronic emergency brake scare them...geez!).

I have over 51K on my 2012 now. Time for maintenance (tire rotation!). Down 3 capacity bars on a 24kWh battery, but still manages my commuting needs just fine and there're are a few DCQCs around. I'm waiting out the battery replacement issue while costs are in flux and will hopefully obtain a swap when feasible/necessary.

See you!
- Kathy
2012 Cayenne Red LEAF SL: Vanity Plate - G'BYGAS
Reserved 08/10, Ordered 3/12/2012, $99 Refunded 5/16/12, Delivered 6/4/12.

jckennedy38
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:28 pm
Delivery Date: 11 Apr 2019

Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:32 pm

Looking for help. Looking at buying a certified, used leaf at a dealer in KC. I asked the dealer to provide me with a SOH on the battery, but they do not have those through Nissan.

I am out of state and looking to have the car shipped to me. Would anyone be willing to go to the dealer and run the test through LeafSpy for me? I will happily pay you for your time. Also, if this type of request is not allowed in this forum, please let me know!

Thanks!

Lothsahn
Posts: 430
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:35 pm
Delivery Date: 04 Jan 2018
Leaf Number: 007797

Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:33 am

jckennedy38 wrote:Looking for help. Looking at buying a certified, used leaf at a dealer in KC.
Might be able to help. Sent a PM.
2011 Silver SV, purchased 2018, lives in Missouri (previously in CA)
LeafSpy Pro + BAFX Products OBDII dongle
Battery swap 2019/04/24 (87% SOH, 12 bar)

jckennedy38
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:28 pm
Delivery Date: 11 Apr 2019

Re: LEAF in Kansas City

Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:13 pm

Appreciate the comment and the PM!
Lothsahn wrote:
jckennedy38 wrote:Looking for help. Looking at buying a certified, used leaf at a dealer in KC.
Might be able to help. Sent a PM.

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