I never go more than 30 miles from home with the Leaf anymore---do all my charging in the garage at home at night on the timer. For longer trips, it's the Prius. It is what it is, I guess.
I hope you’re talking the older Nissan Leaf. I routinely drive my 2018 leaf 50 miles one way on my daily commute and have driven it 80 miles one way multiple times with no issues other than making sure there’s a charging station to use while I go about my day.
Back to the model 3:
Odds are if a person isn’t on the reservation list by now then they could probably get the 60kwh 2019 Nissan Leaf before they can get their hands on a model 3. That version of the leaf will probably still be available with the tax credits but the model 3 tax credits will probably have run out.
The 60kwh version of the leaf should be competitive with the model 3 in every way except for as a status symbol and maybe the model 3 will be more “luxurious”.