I can afford either car and I bought a 2019Leaf SL Plus rather than the Tesla Model 3. I’m on my 3rd Leaf. Test drove the M3 and I was not impressed with the driver User Interface. It was too clunky and foreign. The Leaf interface is familiar. Try turning on wipers on the Tesla. You just use the big center mounted computer screen.valem wrote: ↑Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:22 pmI haven't found a newer post with a similar title so I am resurrecting this one...
This question (which is beyond me) has been bugging my mind, and I have to ask ...
Why oh why on this flat ass Earth, would anyone (in their right ass mind) buy a (top of the line) Leaf SL rather than a baseline T Model 3.
Really... why? I must now.
1- I fit in the Leaf much better. I had trouble getting in and out of the Model 3.
2- The Leaf is easier to maneuver and park in parking lots
3- Currently Leaf still has the full $7,500 Federal Tax Credit vs $1,875 for Tesla.
4- dealer competition enables discounting Leaf and no discounting on Tesla.
5- The Leaf is much more “nimble”
6- the M3 I test drove had poor fitting body panels, water in the tail lights. Lousy fit and finish.
7- if you want anything other than Black in a Tesla there’s a $1500-$2000 surcharge
8- I DON’T TRUST THAT TESLA WILL BE AROUND IN 3 years.