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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:17 pm

DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:45 am
Leaf back in silver position in Norway in Feb.

https://elbilstatistikk.no/
keep in mind importing countries monthly numbers are without meaning look at the entire year to see the trend.

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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:50 pm

Leaf officially edges out for Silver, a rare medal for it now. But given its Norway, we'll take it.

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/03/02/no ... -february/
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:56 am

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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:47 pm

Leaf for SILVER in Netherlands in Feb. The Leaf still has a few fights left in it.

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/03/06/vo ... es-report/

#2 in a wider swath of Europe as well behind M3! Unreal given competition.

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/03/06/to ... anked/amp/
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:13 pm

Fun EV commercial featuring a Leaf.

https://youtu.be/GeZhcBkUAvs
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:24 am

Leaf has somehow pulled ahead of eTron this month in Norway. M3 is crushing all the others though.

https://elbilstatistikk.no/
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:07 pm

Don't know but I know why some would buy a Bolt. Had one Bolter drove her 2018 LT to the dealership , received her buyback check minus $5K for wear and tear, turned the check over, signed it handed it right back and drove home in a 2020 Premier on a break even deal. Now that is temptation I am not sure I could overcome!
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:35 pm

True, though I hated the way the Bolt drove. If I found it more comfortable and nicer to drive, we might have bought one in 2018 before the Plus arrived. My wife tried a Tesla a few months later, and also hated it. (Remember power, autopilot, minimalist, big screen, iPhone like following have 0 or even negative value to her; a heated steeringwheel, big boot, and remote heat ... priceless)
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:25 am

DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:35 pm
True, though I hated the way the Bolt drove. If I found it more comfortable and nicer to drive, we might have bought one in 2018 before the Plus arrived. My wife tried a Tesla a few months later, and also hated it. (Remember power, autopilot, minimalist, big screen, iPhone like following have 0 or even negative value to her; a heated steeringwheel, big boot, and remote heat ... priceless)
Yeah, the LEAF is definitely a cut above but the Bolt is still EV and its shortcomings I could have overlooked and I would have in the situation above but I was never in the market when Bolt prices were good so... With the Plus, there is no Bolt advantage any more.

People can cherry pick DC options, long drives, whatever but it all boils down to how much each issue matters and for the most part it doesn't to me. Range is close enough, DC charging is faster on the LEAF and its a more refined car. The newer Bolts are likely nicer and all that but nowhere near the improvements I was expecting.
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:37 am

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:25 am
People can cherry pick DC options, long drives, whatever but it all boils down to how much each issue matters and for the most part it doesn't to me. Range is close enough, DC charging is faster on the LEAF and its a more refined car. The newer Bolts are likely nicer and all that but nowhere near the improvements I was expecting.
I also looked at the Bolt. Seats were a complete deal killer.
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