EVDean
Posts: 24
Joined: Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:05 pm
Delivery Date: 27 Mar 2021
Leaf Number: 310034
Location: Pinehurst, NC

Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:06 pm

I own an auto repair shop here in North Carolina and I'm well aware of the trend towards EVs coming into the mainstream so I bought one. I want to stay ahead of the other shops in my area by getting acquainted with and EV first hand and I'm also attracted to the low maintenance zero emission aspect of owning an EV. I'm in talks with Chargepoint a regarding installing some charging stations at my business as well.

I bought my car from a Mitsubishi dealer in Raleigh that bought it at auction with only 3700 miles on the clock! Paid $25,600 out the door. Financing with my bank at 3.8% interest. I put $4K down so my payments are a bit over $300 a month.

I've been doing a TON of research and educating myself on al things EV. It's exciting technology and I look forward to sharing my experiences here.

denwood
Posts: 76
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:14 pm
Delivery Date: 03 Mar 2018
Leaf Number: 314149
Location: Northern Ontario, Canada

Re: Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:48 pm

Can't argue with that price :-) Looking forward to your thoughts on the car from a repair business perspective. In some ways, EVs should be simpler to repair with fewer moving parts. Electronics, another story.

alozzy
Posts: 1936
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:25 pm
Delivery Date: 18 Jan 2017
Location: Vancouver, BC
Contact: Website

Re: Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:10 pm

Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

SageBrush
Forum Supporter
Posts: 6265
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:28 am
Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2017
Location: NM

Re: Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:30 pm

Interesting, OP.
Are you going to tinker ?

There is still a lot about EVs that is still mechanical car stuff, albeit with wrinkles.
Beyond that, *diagnostics* is a wide-open field for any car that you can read the Can-bus

Good luck!
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/18: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/18: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
09/20: 54.3 Ahr; 38k miles
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2018 Tesla Model 3 LR, Delivered 6/2018

DougWantsALeaf
Posts: 2698
Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 8:21 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2013
Leaf Number: 407811
Location: Chicago North Side

Re: Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:16 pm

Welcome and enjoy the car
2019 S Plus (93.86% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (93.35% SOH) Both Silver
2013 Leaf SV sold 2019 with 11 bars
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max Miles on 19 SV+: 242 Highway miles @ 4.5 miles/kWh

EVDean
Posts: 24
Joined: Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:05 pm
Delivery Date: 27 Mar 2021
Leaf Number: 310034
Location: Pinehurst, NC

Re: Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:11 am


EVDean
Posts: 24
Joined: Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:05 pm
Delivery Date: 27 Mar 2021
Leaf Number: 310034
Location: Pinehurst, NC

Re: Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:55 pm

Drove it home today. Out in the country on the freeway, I couldn't resist passing a Mustang GT that was doing 85. My speed when passing, 100. :o This car is fast! :mrgreen:

I backed off and traveled at a safe speed the rest of the way home. :)

salyavin
Posts: 323
Joined: Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:51 pm
Delivery Date: 30 Dec 2019
Leaf Number: 318726
Location: Littleton , CO

Re: Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:04 pm

I am so glad you like it! On fast the acceleration is pretty good and the instant torque feels great but you probably about hit the top speed of the car.

Certainly we need more independent shops like yours to become able to repair EVs, if you succeed you will be a great asset to the community.

EVDean
Posts: 24
Joined: Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:05 pm
Delivery Date: 27 Mar 2021
Leaf Number: 310034
Location: Pinehurst, NC

Re: Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:15 am

salyavin wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:04 pm
I am so glad you like it! On fast the acceleration is pretty good and the instant torque feels great but you probably about hit the top speed of the car.

Certainly we need more independent shops like yours to become able to repair EVs, if you succeed you will be a great asset to the community.
I have a YouTube channel where I post videos on all kinds of DIY topics. There will be a new EV category now where I'll share my experiences.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3v9cV ... pGyzewdlrQ

EVDean
Posts: 24
Joined: Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:05 pm
Delivery Date: 27 Mar 2021
Leaf Number: 310034
Location: Pinehurst, NC

Re: Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:46 pm

First impressions, first day with the leaf. Favorite features: Instant heat because it has a heat pump, instant acceleration with the DC electric motor, excellent infotainment/ nav system with easy to understand interface, steering wheel buttons well placed. I just love it! It's comfy, it's quiet, it moves through traffic effortlessly. It's going to be interesting to see what the routine through the week with charging is going to be. I'm guessing I'll probably plug it in only a couple of times per week to keep the battery cycles happy.

The Grizzle-E charger is showing up this weekend so I'll get that mounted on the side of the garage and have it at the ready for charging. I'll set it at 30 amp output as the onboard charge controller in the leaf is rated at 6.6 KW.

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