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Leaf Torture Test Video

Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:17 pm

This is a great video of some tests the leaf went thru:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxL4LVgdP7E

I wouldn't drive my car into water that deep!

..sorry if this has already been posted.

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Re: Leaf Torture Test Video

Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:44 pm

The water crossing was cool! It's safe to say, you're OK to drive a LEAF through the carwash.
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Re: Leaf Torture Test Video

Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:49 pm

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Re: Leaf Torture Test Video

Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:52 pm

TRONZ wrote:The water crossing was cool! It's safe to say, you're OK to drive a LEAF through the carwash.
Doh! I wish I'd have known it was safe BEFORE I took it through the carwash yesterday. Both the car and I lived. Did get soap up the charge port though... :lol:

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Re: Leaf Torture Test Video

Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:02 pm

Where is the Starbucks drive thru with a child test? Or the pizza on Friday night test? Or at least the mwalsh wife's zipper bag drag test? Don't think they qualify as "torture" without these...

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Re: Leaf Torture Test Video

Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:19 pm

I wanted to see the water depth increased 6" each time until failure.
Make for a far more exciting video.

How about drive the Leaf into a deep pool of water and see how long it floats to allow escape. Or could you drive out? Mini sub would be a great getaway chase scene in a movie.

And what is so torturous about a paved road in AK? I wanted to see the traction or stability control in action on some ice or snow.

And dang it just hit the Leaf direct with the lightning already.

These test engineers are wimps ;)
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Re: Leaf Torture Test Video

Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:13 am

I'm glad to see that water video since I generally aim for every puddle I see...much to my wife's chagrin!
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Re: Leaf Torture Test Video

Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:34 am

Definitely does not have the early VW Bug's "float-power"! :lol:
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Re: Leaf Torture Test Video

Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:13 am

Posted in another thread many moons ago (aka December)

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11217657

Fast forward to ~26:45 where they drive it through 27 inches (700mm) of standing water without incident.
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Re: Leaf Torture Test Video

Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:35 am

smkettner wrote:I wanted to see the water depth increased 6" each time until failure.
Make for a far more exciting video.
and whose car will be using for that?
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