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Re: Sports leaf with more power lower stance and better look

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:06 pm
by GetOffYourGas
How did we get from talking about a Honda S2000 (by far the nicest looking car I've ever owned) to arguing whether the Prius or the Leaf is better looking? I'm sorry - and I'm sure others will disagree with me here - but to me, they are BOTH ugly cars. Beauty is not the attribute on which these cars are sold.

I don't think the Leaf itself has to change all that much - Nissan should instead branch out. They've already shown off the Inifinti LE, the eNV200 van and the ESFLOW sports car. If all of these came to market, it would really extend the reach of their electric powertrain - much of which could and would be shared amongst the cars (most notably battery cells).

While I would love to have a nicer looking Leaf, it's not what seems to be really holding back this car. In my experience, people I talk to are only really concerned about two things - range and infrastructure (i.e. range). The silver lining there is that education really can and will go a long way.

Re: Sports leaf with more power lower stance and better look

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:20 am
by edatoakrun
GetOffYourGas wrote:...Nissan should instead branch out...
Far out enough for you?
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=14949" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Sports leaf with more power lower stance and better look

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:08 pm
by davewill
I'm not sure it floats my boat, but there are these mods supposedly becoming available in Japan.

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http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=13636" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Sports leaf with more power lower stance and better look

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:15 pm
by RonDawg
davewill wrote:I'm not sure it floats my boat, but there are these mods supposedly becoming available in Japan.

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I actually like it. The front bumper is better looking than the one currently on our Leafs, and those rims are more attractive than the 17's on the 2013 SL.

I could do without the blue sills though.

Re: Sports leaf with more power lower stance and better look

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:41 pm
by GetOffYourGas
edatoakrun wrote:
GetOffYourGas wrote:...Nissan should instead branch out...
Far out enough for you?
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=14949" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Quite. I actually think the blade glider is a beautiful car. I may own one of these eventually, if they truly make it an "affordable sports car". This is to the Tesla Roadster what the Leaf is to the Model S.