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Advice Needed: Looking at a 2019 SL to replace my Grand Cherokee

Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:07 pm

I currently own a 2015 Grand Cherokee Limited. It's a great SUV but honestly I think it's a little overkill for my needs. I have a short 3 mile commute to work. Everything is close by shopping entertainment etc. I rarely take my Jeep on the freeway. It's 5 years old and only has 17k miles. Its gets 12mpg which is awful. I really enjoy technology and have been looking into an EV but I'm a little scared to take the plunge. I found a nice certified pre-owned 2019 SL at my local dealer this weekend. It has 6000 miles on it. Comparing it to the Grand Cherokee seems unfair. My family thinks I'm crazy for considering it and telling me I'll regret it etc. The winters here in PA do have me concerned, but I figured snow tires would definitely be on my list if I did buy the LEAF. Well I guess I'm just looking for some advice or encouragement on trading a luxury SUV in for a LEAF. Anyone else done this drastic of a change? What do you think? Thanks for any advice!

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Re: Advice Needed: Looking at a 2019 SL to replace my Grand Cherokee

Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:09 pm

Leafs handle quite well in snow with good snow tires on all wheels. I see no reason why a 2019 SL wouldn't be great for a 3 mile commute. It has the further advantage of not having to worry about burning off water and sludge in an engine - I''l bet the Jeep is aging rapidly in the drivetrain for that reason.
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Re: Advice Needed: Looking at a 2019 SL to replace my Grand Cherokee

Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:01 pm

mikiescloset wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:07 pm
I currently own a 2015 Grand Cherokee Limited. It's a great SUV but honestly I think it's a little overkill for my needs. I have a short 3 mile commute to work. Everything is close by shopping entertainment etc. I rarely take my Jeep on the freeway. It's 5 years old and only has 17k miles. Its gets 12mpg which is awful. I really enjoy technology and have been looking into an EV but I'm a little scared to take the plunge. I found a nice certified pre-owned 2019 SL at my local dealer this weekend. It has 6000 miles on it. Comparing it to the Grand Cherokee seems unfair. My family thinks I'm crazy for considering it and telling me I'll regret it etc. The winters here in PA do have me concerned, but I figured snow tires would definitely be on my list if I did buy the LEAF. Well I guess I'm just looking for some advice or encouragement on trading a luxury SUV in for a LEAF. Anyone else done this drastic of a change? What do you think? Thanks for any advice!
Never buy from a dealer, especially a Nissan dealer. The 2019 SL is not worth even half of the asking price. Your family is right.

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Re: Advice Needed: Looking at a 2019 SL to replace my Grand Cherokee

Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:04 pm

The 2019 SL is not worth even half of the asking price. Your family is right.
That's a bit too close to trolling. The price wasn't given, and one's family is rarely right. ;)
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Re: Advice Needed: Looking at a 2019 SL to replace my Grand Cherokee

Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:37 am

Why not takeover someone else's lease payments on a 2018 LEAF, as you'll likely only have a few months of payments to make until the lease expires, plus you'll have an option to buy if you decide you like it.

The 2018 LEAF has a 40 kWh pack, which should be plenty for your needs.
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Re: Advice Needed: Looking at a 2019 SL to replace my Grand Cherokee

Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:37 am

I might offer to let him take over my lease, were it not for the fact that I'd remain the responsible party...
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Re: Advice Needed: Looking at a 2019 SL to replace my Grand Cherokee

Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:20 am

Low center of gravity and weight distribution from battery, Leaf handles great in snow without snow tires.

Look into charging options, public chargers in your area can weight on the decision to go electric.
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Re: Advice Needed: Looking at a 2019 SL to replace my Grand Cherokee

Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:38 am

mikiescloset wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:07 pm
I have a short 3 mile commute to work. Everything is close by shopping entertainment etc. I rarely take my Jeep on the freeway. It's 5 years old and only has 17k miles.
You are an ideal customer for a LEAF. You will never have any range concerns. Definitely get the snow tires to go with the LEAF.
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Re: Advice Needed: Looking at a 2019 SL to replace my Grand Cherokee

Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:39 am

coleafrado wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:01 pm
Never buy from a dealer, especially a Nissan dealer. The 2019 SL is not worth even half of the asking price.
He didn't include an asking price, so how do you get that conclusion?
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Re: Advice Needed: Looking at a 2019 SL to replace my Grand Cherokee

Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:59 am

jlv wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:38 am
mikiescloset wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:07 pm
I have a short 3 mile commute to work. Everything is close by shopping entertainment etc. I rarely take my Jeep on the freeway. It's 5 years old and only has 17k miles.
You are an ideal customer for a LEAF. You will never have any range concerns. Definitely get the snow tires to go with the LEAF.
I second, or would it be third :D the snow tires. while you could probably get by without them, I did for 4 years, it's more pleasant with them. The one thing different than your Cherokee though is the clearance, the Leaf is relatively low to the ground so don't expect to be able to drive through unplowed snow much higher than 5", I've done 6 without snows but if I had stopped I'd never have got going again. At 6" the car will be rubbing on the snow, no way around that.
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