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Re: 2018 LEAF Test Drive Events

Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:37 am

Yeah, so?

Valdemar wrote:
TomT wrote:Kind of surprising that it is not available (yet) in the area of L.A. where I live...

https://www.facebook.com/events/1962824 ... _tab=about
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Re: 2018 LEAF Test Drive Events

Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:14 am

All of the 2018 LEAF's being shown at the ride and drive events are all very early pilot cars, and may not have been built with the final production content, especially for little things like sun visors.
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Re: 2018 LEAF Test Drive Events

Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:13 am

TomT wrote:Yeah, so?

Valdemar wrote:
TomT wrote:Kind of surprising that it is not available (yet) in the area of L.A. where I live...

https://www.facebook.com/events/1962824 ... _tab=about


It was available.
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Re: 2018 LEAF Test Drive Events

Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:04 am

I am referring to the program where they bring the car to you... It is not yet available in my area of L.A. It returned an error that says it is coming later... Not surprising, really, this early on...

This is similar to the VW, Volt and Bolt (and other) programs, all three of which I took advantage of... They brought the car to my house and I had a nice, relaxed drive of over an hour in each.

Valdemar wrote:
TomT wrote:Yeah, so?
Valdemar wrote:https://www.facebook.com/events/1962824120665926/?active_tab=about
It was available.
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Re: 2018 LEAF Test Drive Events

Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:09 am

TomT wrote:I am referring to the program where they bring the car to you...


Ok, I misunderstood then.
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Re: 2018 LEAF Test Drive Events

Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:27 am

cwerdna wrote:
cwerdna wrote:Yes, I heard about these two parts (first the first time) at EVent at Nissan's Sunnyvale research office earlier tonight. I signed up on tablets there for the test drive and yeah, a slide mentioned Oct timeframe for events like what Joe6pack mentioned. The marketing guy mentioned there'd be a celebrity chef there.

I did receive a "Your all-new LEAF driving experience is confirmed" email after signing up but nothing about the celebrity chef event.

Today at the Cupertino EVent (https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=899), at the Leaf booth, they did have signups for the celebrity chef EVent.

There were two choices: SF (I believe Oct 14 or 15) and San Jose (Oct 21). The latter was more convenient but it seemed I was signing up to be on the wait list for that. I believe both were in the evening. San Jose one was 6 to 10 pm, IIRC.

The web page they had us go to also let us put ourselves on the wait list for the above EVent + schedule a test drive where the car's brought to you.

I'd been in email communication w/the EVent folks and basically, I was waitlisted for the Oct 21st event San Jose (much closer for me) but actually conflicts with an event for a coworker anyway.

They said I could attend the Oct 14th SF event, so I'm going to that. Not really clear if there will be any test drives there. Unfortunately, due to the distance (~60 miles, one way, almost all highway) and cost of charging at the EVent, I'll probably be driving my Toyota ICEV to it. :lol: (It'll cost me more $ to charge there than to use gasoline for the roundtrip.)

I'm currently scheduled for them to bring me an '18 Leaf to the location of my choosing for a test drive on Dec 2nd. Since that's a weekend, they're bringing it to my house.

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Re: 2018 LEAF Test Drive Events

Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:40 am

TomT wrote:I am referring to the program where they bring the car to you... It is not yet available in my area of L.A. It returned an error that says it is coming later... Not surprising, really, this early on...

This is similar to the VW, Volt and Bolt (and other) programs, all three of which I took advantage of... They brought the car to my house and I had a nice, relaxed drive of over an hour in each.

Valdemar wrote:
TomT wrote:Yeah, so?
It was available.


It would be nice if Nissan allowed Leaf and other EV owners to test drive the new Leaf for a full day to allow them to see how well it works in their situation. I bet that would alleviate a lot of concerns and result in more sales.

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Re: 2018 LEAF Test Drive Events

Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:34 am

kovalb wrote:
cwerdna wrote:For anyone who next gets to see an '18 Leaf in person, please check to see if the sun visor extenders are gone as I posted at viewtopic.php?p=505532#p505532. Turbo3 noticed it and I confirmed it.


The extenders should be gone for 18MY. Replaced by slide on rod type sunvisors. Please don't just look. Please operate them.

I was at the celebrity chef San Francisco EVent today and can confirm the sun visors were slide-on-rod type. The food was very good.

From a rough guess, it seems the visors, when extended go back not quite as far as the pull out extenders on my '13.

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Re: 2018 LEAF Test Drive Events

Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:27 am

Who cares about some freakin visors!!! What's next... Door handles?? We are talking about the test drives...................

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Re: 2018 LEAF Test Drive Events

Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:33 am

powersurge wrote:Who cares about some freakin visors!!! What's next... Door handles?? We are talking about the test drives...................

It was just to clarify an earlier point as Turbo3 and I both made incorrect observations on the '18 Leaf at an EVent we were both at last month. We thought the '18 took a step backwards and did away with extenders... they did, sorta.

The '11 and '12 Leafs lacked extenders, so some folks attached a piece of cardboard to extend them:
viewtopic.php?p=335542#p335542
viewtopic.php?p=335549#p335549

Was quite a big deal that the '13 rectified this: viewtopic.php?p=269524#p269524.

There were unfortunately no test drives at the SF EVent I just returned from. I'll get to test drove on/around December 2nd.

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