Rauv
Posts: 127
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:04 am
Delivery Date: 31 May 2012
Leaf Number: 19000
Location: Twin Cites, MN

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:07 am

I picked up my Leaf 5/31, surprisingly 1 day earlier than the estimates from Nissan. I have run it through its paces, and felt I made the right decision to buy now. We'll see if my opinion changes when winter arrives. I have found, in my limited exposure to the guess o meter, that it is fairly accurate; that is-- I have been resetting the trip odomoeter, and the GOM drops as fast as the odomoeter rises, so it must be fairly accurate. I hope to get to turtle mode this weekend to see what that experience is all about. I really like the pre-heat/pre-cool ability via smartphone or work computer. Navigation seems solid --I used it for the first time this morning and it worked flawlessly. Set the route on the PC last night and uploaded it to the car also. Nice female voice in the morning telling me how to get to work. I also like the great off-the-line acceleration it has. WOW. I have read for two years about ECO mode, and people's complaints, but I have no problem with it defaulting to regular mode, and needing the extra shift to get it into ECO mode, because you can do it while you are driving. I thought you were 'committed' to D instead of ECO when you first start, but not so. Good A/C, quiet car except for the high-pitched whine during any acceleration.
2013 Cayenne SL [70 months][45000 mi][11 bar]
GE Wattstation 7.2kw EVSE + EVSE Upgrade (16A)
5.67 kw PV System. 3-ton GSHP

EdmondLeaf
Posts: 1500
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:18 pm
Location: Edmond, OK

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:12 am

Congrats, with time you will forget about high-pitch noise

mynameisjim
Posts: 140
Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:12 pm
Delivery Date: 17 Jul 2012
Leaf Number: 23226
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:20 pm

Is there any interest in holding a Minnesota Leaf get together?

mynameisjim
Posts: 140
Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:12 pm
Delivery Date: 17 Jul 2012
Leaf Number: 23226
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:14 am

Does anyone have an SOC meter that they're willing to meet up with or loan out? I'm picking up a new Leaf later this month and would like a baseline measure.

Thanks! Jim

LeafinThePark
Posts: 192
Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:17 pm
Delivery Date: 02 May 2012
Location: Minneapolis

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:07 am

Might be time to resurrect this thread. I've seen at least a couple of new Minnesota owners on various discussions here and there.

I am now leasing an SV. I've had it for about 3 weeks and have nothing be good to say about it. This morning provided a really good chance to see how it performed in the snow and muck. Handled everything very well, but not surprisingly did go through more battery than it had on good driving days.

I will repeat Jim's suggestion of a Leaf get together...any interest?
2013 SV - Metallic Slate
PIN 401855
Ordered: 03/14/13
Delivered: 03/23/13
EVSE: GE Wattstation, self-installed.

Zythryn
Posts: 1112
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:49 am

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:23 am

LeafinThePark wrote:...
I will repeat Jim's suggestion of a Leaf get together...any interest?
If you aren't already a member, there is a local group of plug in vehicles that meets every other month. We have a variety of vehicles including Leaf, Volt and Tesla.
We are putting together a EV day at the capital and something for the state fair.
The website is at http://www.pluginconnect.com/mnpevowners.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

Would be great to see more people there:)
Previous owner of Prius, Volt, Leaf & Model S
Current owner of Model 3
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Pipemajor
Posts: 97
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:09 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Jun 2015
Location: Twin Cities, MN

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:12 pm

I cancelled my 2012 SL Leaf to wait for the 2013s. Now they are here but I'm waiting on a career opportunity to materialize first. Chances are still pretty good I'll have some EV this year. Still nursing along a 21 year old Camry and 22 year old Mazda pickup in the meantime.
Planet Blue SL reserved 04/26/2010
RAQ 03/01/2012
Ordered 03/18/2012
Home Assessment 03/23/2012
Delivery - Dashboard showing "Month of June" ** User Canceled on 04/02/2012 **
Now holding out for the 2014 Leaf.

LeafinThePark
Posts: 192
Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:17 pm
Delivery Date: 02 May 2012
Location: Minneapolis

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:23 pm

Zythryn wrote:If you aren't already a member, there is a local group of plug in vehicles that meets every other month. We have a variety of vehicles including Leaf, Volt and Tesla.
We are putting together a EV day at the capital and something for the state fair.
The website is at http://www.pluginconnect.com/mnpevowners.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

Would be great to see more people there:)
I was not aware of this group...I am a member now :).
2013 SV - Metallic Slate
PIN 401855
Ordered: 03/14/13
Delivered: 03/23/13
EVSE: GE Wattstation, self-installed.

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