Cinnabar
Posts: 128
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:19 am
Delivery Date: 07 May 2011
Leaf Number: 001693
Location: New Almaden, CA

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Thu May 07, 2020 3:39 pm

Cinnabar wrote:
Tue May 10, 2011 8:01 am
I picked mine up on Sunday from Premier Nissan in San Jose. It took about an hour and 45 minutes, which was great. I told them I needed to be out of there by 2:00 pm, and they easily made that deadline. It was a pretty painless experience. I wish I would have gotten a bit more for my trade in and the really pushed the extended warranty very hard, to no avail.

Took the car straight downtown for the dinner and the Shark's game and then home after the game. I had many miles to spare.

Drove into work today and the 32 mile commute ate almost half the battery. I will trickle charge today and have plenty of juice to get home. I miss my carpool lane stickers all ready, and look forward to getting the new white stickers in 6-8 weeks. I will hopefully have some flexible hours until then!

I am also seeing more Leafs on the road. It looks like their deliveries are finally ramping up.
I found my original delivery post. Today is my nine year anniversary of taking delivery. The replacement battery still has all its bars and it is still my daily driver. It’s been a great car and the cost per mile over its life is orders of magnitude cheaper than an ICE vehicle.

Levenkay
Gold Member
Posts: 523
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:01 pm
Delivery Date: 11 Aug 2018
Leaf Number: 308382
Location: Portland, OR

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Fri May 08, 2020 11:05 am

Cinnabar wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 3:39 pm
I found my original delivery post. Today is my nine year anniversary of taking delivery. The replacement battery still has all its bars and it is still my daily driver. It’s been a great car and the cost per mile over its life is orders of magnitude cheaper than an ICE vehicle.
It's great that your LEAF is serving you so well, but the "order of magnitude" term has a fairly well understood meaning, at least in engineering circles, and it's somewhat unlikely that your $/mi is even ONE order of magnitude cheaper, let alone several. How about just saying, "much cheaper", and let it go at that?

LeftieBiker
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Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2018
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Fri May 08, 2020 12:34 pm

Well, they did just get a check for as much as $5k...
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Cinnabar
Posts: 128
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:19 am
Delivery Date: 07 May 2011
Leaf Number: 001693
Location: New Almaden, CA

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Wed May 20, 2020 5:37 pm

Levenkay wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 11:05 am
Cinnabar wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 3:39 pm
I found my original delivery post. Today is my nine year anniversary of taking delivery. The replacement battery still has all its bars and it is still my daily driver. It’s been a great car and the cost per mile over its life is orders of magnitude cheaper than an ICE vehicle.
It's great that your LEAF is serving you so well, but the "order of magnitude" term has a fairly well understood meaning, at least in engineering circles, and it's somewhat unlikely that your $/mi is even ONE order of magnitude cheaper, let alone several. How about just saying, "much cheaper", and let it go at that?
Sorry, I didn’t know this was an IEEE conforming site.

So I probably added an ‘s’ to “orders of magnitude”

I haven’t owned and driven a car for 9 years since forever.

Every time I’m a passenger in an ICE I feel like I’ve taken a step back.

It also costs a lot of energy and money to have built and then buy a new car every three years. I’ve driven this for 9 years almost daily.

Maybe “cost of ownership“ is a better term, but thanks for your negativity.

sbuhler
Posts: 11
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:11 pm
Delivery Date: 15 Sep 2018
Leaf Number: 316690
Location: New Orleans, LA

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sat May 30, 2020 8:55 am

Learjet wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:10 pm
First post here...New Leaf owner 2019 SL Plus

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Congratulations! It looks like you bought the other black SL Plus at Royal Nissan! I bought mine in February and traded in my 2018 which is still there.
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Learjet
Posts: 62
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 Jun 02, 2020 7:02 pm

That's funny....I went there to look at the used one....your old car :) end up buying new...ended up not even looking at the used one.
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evtifosi
Posts: 49
Joined: Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:15 pm
Delivery Date: 30 Sep 2015
Location: Monterey Bay/Central Coast, CA

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:58 am

We just bought our second LEAF. We purchased a used 2018 SV with the technology package in white. Purchase price was $18,300 with 25k miles on it.

After going around and around for several months trying to negotiate on various new cars, focusing on the last of the 2019 Plus models, and then the 2020 S Plus cars, we finally decided that the newer cars were too steep of a price to pay for the larger 60kwh battery. We then started to keep an eye out for a deal on a 40kwh used LEAF.

Lately used prices have seemed to go through a good bit of a price drop (probably due the COVID-19 pandemic). This drop in prices, and the start of things opening back up in California, gave us the opportunity to get a car at a price we were comfortable with. Especially since we will be selling our 2015 LEAF.

Currently we are working on cleaning up our 2015 SV Premium and getting it ready for sale.

This new car is a very nice upgrade and we are looking forward to being able to go further on electricity power - #roadtripsummer
2015 SV Leaf - 1 bar lost as of 1/2019

DaveinOlyWA
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Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:43 pm
Delivery Date: 16 Nov 2019
Leaf Number: 319862
Location: Olympia, WA
Contact: Website

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:16 am

evtifosi wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:58 am
We just bought our second LEAF. We purchased a used 2018 SV with the technology package in white. Purchase price was $18,300 with 25k miles on it.

After going around and around for several months trying to negotiate on various new cars, focusing on the last of the 2019 Plus models, and then the 2020 S Plus cars, we finally decided that the newer cars were too steep of a price to pay for the larger 60kwh battery. We then started to keep an eye out for a deal on a 40kwh used LEAF.

Lately used prices have seemed to go through a good bit of a price drop (probably due the COVID-19 pandemic). This drop in prices, and the start of things opening back up in California, gave us the opportunity to get a car at a price we were comfortable with. Especially since we will be selling our 2015 LEAF.

Currently we are working on cleaning up our 2015 SV Premium and getting it ready for sale.

This new car is a very nice upgrade and we are looking forward to being able to go further on electricity power - #roadtripsummer
Is there any incentive on a used EV purchase? Your prices must be higher because there are some pretty good deals and yeah, its all SL's or SV's with tech so super high MSRP's but seeing several getting them in the mid to upper 20's which means low 20's after fed tax credits.
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; 10,081 mi, 95.03% SOH
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evtifosi
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:57 am

The Bay Area deals have been pretty hard to come by on new cars - I worked for 3 months trying to get the right incentives, discounts and everything. I worked with dealers hundreds of miles away. IF the new deals were better it might have made some since to look at a new car instead of the used one we bought.

When we bought our 2015 I received $5000 off for financing at 0% interest...$5000 more as a sales incentive, and then we were able to do the $7500 FTC and $2500 State rebate - so the $34,000 car cost $18k or so out of pocket.

The best prices on a 2020 SV were $27,000 - after factoring in all the rebates we would qualify for - and that is if I could qualify for the full Federal rebate in 2020...which with lowered earnings due to COVID-19 would be a question mark at this point.

edit: Also, there are some used rebates and utility rebates that the car qualifies for so I will save a bit...
2015 SV Leaf - 1 bar lost as of 1/2019

DaveinOlyWA
Posts: 14814
Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:43 pm
Delivery Date: 16 Nov 2019
Leaf Number: 319862
Location: Olympia, WA
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:37 am

evtifosi wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:57 am
The Bay Area deals have been pretty hard to come by on new cars - I worked for 3 months trying to get the right incentives, discounts and everything. I worked with dealers hundreds of miles away. IF the new deals were better it might have made some since to look at a new car instead of the used one we bought.

When we bought our 2015 I received $5000 off for financing at 0% interest...$5000 more as a sales incentive, and then we were able to do the $7500 FTC and $2500 State rebate - so the $34,000 car cost $18k or so out of pocket.

The best prices on a 2020 SV were $27,000 - after factoring in all the rebates we would qualify for - and that is if I could qualify for the full Federal rebate in 2020...which with lowered earnings due to COVID-19 would be a question mark at this point.

edit: Also, there are some used rebates and utility rebates that the car qualifies for so I will save a bit...
Gotcha. Yeah, the best deals are on "2019" SV and SL Pluses. But if there aren't any in your area? One WA State dealer said they got a bunch from California because they weren't moving then the incentives poured in so they really got over.
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; 10,081 mi, 95.03% SOH
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