kicker
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Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:14 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Jan 2020
Leaf Number: 57212
Location: New Zealand

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:14 pm

I bought a used Leaf a couple weeks back (not sure which model year but is possibly 2012), my first experience with an EV.
It's comfortable and does what is expected and I'm getting used to the trip planning side of things, most of my driving is sub 10km trips which it is great for.
Can't really fault anything other than the suspension which is a bit underdamped, it bounces quite noticeably when hitting bumps at over 70kph.
Lots of good info on this site which I look forward to finding.

PompeyPaul
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Joined: Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:27 am
Delivery Date: 24 Jul 2013

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:23 pm

I bought my first leaf in 2013. It was a bit of a "joke" bit of a "toy". I was about to start a new software start up and believed the Leaf would be cheaper to run. Boy was I right, it was miles, miles cheaper than my Audi A4 sport cabriolet. It got me through some very financially tough times. Whilst it was expensive to buy I never had to compromise on taking the family out for a day trip. God send when money is tight, you can transport for pennies.

I traded it in last week. I was really sad to see the old girl go. Even my little boy (7 years old) shed some tears in the back of the new leaf. He hasn't known another car. Before I drove off I said to the sales man "We've made a terrible mistake, we need to keep the old one". He was fearful of loosing the sale, laughed like it was a joke and walked off.

That old Leaf was synonymous with the start of my business, the birth of my child, my first move away from petrol fuel. I hadn't realised the Audi was the last petrol car I'd ever owned.

But wow, what a change the new Leaf is. I mean it's incredible. The range in the 2018 is night and day compared to my old 2011. 150 miles usable :o Even 70mph down the motorway gets like 115 mile range. The pro pilot is incredible. I am amazed that EV has come so far. I still miss the old girl but wow, what a chance 7 years in EV makes.

I love the NIssan Leaf!

Plus whatever happened to this forum? I thought it shut down, was replaced with SpeakEV? Looked for a new forum, was suprised it didn't accept my email address and found that this was the old forum brought back?

LeftieBiker
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:26 pm

This forum hasn't gone anywhere. I joined in 2013, IIRC, and have been posting here since.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
BAFX OBDII Dongle
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

DaveinOlyWA
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Delivery Date: 16 Nov 2019
Leaf Number: 319862
Location: Olympia, WA
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:39 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:26 pm
This forum hasn't gone anywhere. I joined in 2013, IIRC, and have been posting here since.
There have been several outages, lapses in registration or "something" He might have mistaken one of those incidents. There has been more than one occasion when I wondered whether the site was coming back.
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 14,342.8 mi, 93.16% SOH
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LeftieBiker
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:12 am

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:39 am
LeftieBiker wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:26 pm
This forum hasn't gone anywhere. I joined in 2013, IIRC, and have been posting here since.
There have been several outages, lapses in registration or "something" He might have mistaken one of those incidents. There has been more than one occasion when I wondered whether the site was coming back.
The longest "outage" I remember was about 2 days, on a weekend. It was due to spamming, I think.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
BAFX OBDII Dongle
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

crimsona
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:36 am
Delivery Date: 16 Mar 2020

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:11 am

Just picked up a new to me Leaf a week ago

2015 Pearl White SV, 91% SOH, 32k KM from a senior who didn't drive it much. Canadian domestic market with daytime running lights preinstalled, Pacific Northwest climate. Paid $16.5k CAD, which at this point is probably $1 USD the rate it's falling

Looking for spare rims in prep for next winter. Saw a set of Nissan 2006 Xtrail 16 inch rims.

There's exactly one post here from a member that says EU Xtrail rims work, so I might gamble on it and go for it. Otherwise I just keep waiting for a set of 2002-2004 Altima 16s

LeftieBiker
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:10 am

Drive the car to look at the rims and try one on one front (not rear) wheel. Make sure it clears the calipers.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
BAFX OBDII Dongle
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

Learjet
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Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:04 pm
Delivery Date: 11 Mar 2020
Leaf Number: 309454
Location: Louisiana, USA

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:10 pm

First post here...New Leaf owner 2019 SL Plus

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2019 Nissan Leaf SL Plus

DougWantsALeaf
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Delivery Date: 18 May 2013
Leaf Number: 407811
Location: Chicago North Side

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:20 pm

Enjoy, please post efficiency and battery stats as you use the car.
2019 S Plus (98.06% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (94.77% SOH) Both Silver
2013 Leaf SV sold 2019 with 11 bars
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Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max Miles on 19 SV+: 242 Highway miles @ 4.5 miles/kWh

lorenfb
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Delivery Date: 22 Nov 2013
Leaf Number: 416635
Location: SoCal

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:45 pm

DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:20 pm
Enjoy, please post efficiency and battery stats as you use the car.
Efficiency (miles/kWh) - Basically the result of how the right foot is initially "trained".
#1 Leaf SL MY 9/13: 76K miles, 47 Ahrs, 5.0 miles/kWh (average), Hx=70, SOH=73, L2 - 100% > 1000, temp < 95F, (DOD) > 20 Ahrs
#2 Leaf SL MY 12/18: 10.3K miles, SOH 109Ahrs/115Ahrs, 5.2 miles/kWh (average), DOD > 20%, temp < 105F

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