Thank you! We were encouraged to look into getting a Leaf by our brother-in-law in Seattle, who has a 2018 SV. My wife drove it when we were up there in July, and she liked it a lot, so we decided to trade in her 2012 Subaru Forester when we got back home and get our own Leaf. We wanted an SL plus in Scarlet Ember, but apparently there are none in Northern California. We settled on the SV plus, and even then had quite a time finding one in the right color. We were directed by the Costco Auto Program to Tracy Nissan, 75 miles from our home, ($1200 discount as a Costco member!) and they found one across SF Bay in Burlingame. It appears Scarlet Ember is the most popular color, and is hard to find. Lots of blue ones and white ones, though.
I have it on trickle charge now, for the first time. I am waiting for my electrician to find time to come out and install a 220-240 outlet, but don't yet know when that will be. Once that is in, I am looking at a Morec EV2 fast charger - anyone have any experience with one? I am also considering a Lectron Tesla to J1772 adapter, as out of 37 charging stations within 30 miles of my location, 35 of them are Tesla only! I would appreciate any input on these, or any other suggestions. My wife drives less than 5000 miles a year, mostly around town, so the Leaf seems perfect for her, but at our elevation (3250 feet) climbing the hills seems to drain the battery pretty quickly. I expect to do most charging here at home, but want to be properly prepared in the event we do need to charge out on the road somewhere.
So far, we are very pleased with the car. At its price point ($40,000) I would like to see a few things on it that aren't available, such as a power close trunk lid (my wife is small and short, and the lid is a little struggle for her), and a memory drivers seat for 2 drivers. I don't understand why the back-up beeper sounds in front, but not in the rear - or would that be too logical? I do find the center console is uncomfortable on my knee, as other taller drivers have mentioned, but since I won't be driving it that much, it isn't a big problem. We are still learning our way around the controls, and the manuals aren't all that helpful. The on-line guides aren't that great, either - is Nissan sure they have enough websites for this car? I am at 3 - and counting. One of my best friends here has a Tesla Model 3, so I am sure we will be doing a lot of comparing. Should be interesting!
2019 SV plus - scarlet ember / black - weather, technology
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