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

Chalk up another reason that I'm glad I bought the Leaf. Went to fill up my new baby with premium and as I haven't filled up with anything but Costco gas in the past 6 months, I was shocked to see premium was over $4.12 a gallon (a full dollar more than Costco). I suspect that it's only going to get worse before it gets better, especially if more people start moving to EVs and gas/oil have no choice but to raise prices in an attempt to stay at the same profit levels. The way I see it, the Leaf is me hedging my bets when gas prices go nuts.
alozzy
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Delivery Date: 18 Jan 2017
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Only $4.12 a gallon? I wish it was that cheap in Vancouver, CA!

We just hit $5.50 USD per gallon equivalent ($1.85 CAD per liter) and another 10% increase is predicted over the next few months.

So glad to have a reliable EV as my primary commuter car.

Hopefully these price increases persuade more people to purchase EVs...
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
OldManCan
Gold Member
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Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:48 am
Delivery Date: 07 Dec 2021
Leaf Number: 553784

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

alozzy wrote: Tue Feb 15, 2022 10:58 am We just hit $5.50 USD per gallon equivalent …

Hopefully these price increases persuade more people to purchase EVs...
Ouch! I feel your pain. Lived in Victoria BC for sometime in the past and filling a V8 suv we had at the time was always a stinker.

Quite clearly, the economics should compel many towards the EV. Especially if they can charge at home at low rates. My pre-EV vehicle was an old F150 and the gas cost avoided each month I drive over 1500 miles saves me more than $500 which therefore covers my monthly loan (0% APR) payments. So technically my LEAF is free. 👍
2022 SL+
SoCal
alozzy
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Location: Vancouver, BC
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

My EV purchase is a very similar story...

I used to drive a Hyundai Santa Fe and we typically spent $450 CAD per month on gas (more, if maintenance is included). I paid $10k CAD in cash for my 2013 LEAF SV in January of 2017 (purchased in Seattle for just under $8k USD, then imported it myself to Canada).

Although I didn't take a loan, loan payments would have been about $200 CAD monthly so net savings of about $250 CAD vs running the Santa Fe. Absolute no brainer...

In effect, the LEAF paid me to own it! I doubt I will ever get that kind of deal again, as I timed the currency exchange and used car market pricing perfectly at that time.

I look at current used car prices in Washington State and it's such a bummer. I would love to upgrade to a 2018/2019 Leaf with a 40 kWh pack, but the used car pricing is just stupid right now.
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
shark
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:08 pm
Delivery Date: 06 Mar 2021

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

Leaf and the Bolt are on my short list for a car this year. If you get on the forums, the leaf and the Bolt seem to have the fewest problems of the various Evs. I think I prefer the leaf. Except for the chademo charging. I would probably only need DC charging a few times a year. So not really a big deal. Hoping prices relax a bit later in the year
DougWantsALeaf
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Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 8:21 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2013
Leaf Number: 407811
Location: Chicago North Side

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

Leaf supplies have improved by us in Chicagoland. You might be able to get one for msrp again.
2019 S Plus (93.3% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (89.9% 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
OldManCan
Gold Member
Posts: 263
Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:48 am
Delivery Date: 07 Dec 2021
Leaf Number: 553784

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

Just saw this about Euro LEAF 2022 - Seems like there is no move from Chademo to CCS which doesn't surprise me.

https://insideevs.com/news/569517/2022- ... 7TwYfHbSh0
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SoCal
amilivnla
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:08 am
Delivery Date: 31 Dec 2021

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

In response to “shark” et al ,
I drove a Bolt for two years but gave it up due to all the BS through their forever recall: years down the list for me..
I didn’t consider the Leaf at the time due to the bad press of rapidgate and such. Well, 600,000 units w/o any catastrophic failures speaks volumes now. Additionally, I rarely used quick chargers and always charge at home.
Chademo chargers are still abundant on the west coast if needed. Even over the mountain passes here in OR.
Finally, my ‘21 S+ has all the stuff I actually need and use with regularity and it drives so much nicer than the Bolt!! 8500 mi and 98% SOH. I don’t worry about degradation or even the kWs the resistance heater draws. I just drive it.
DougWantsALeaf
Posts: 3308
Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 8:21 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2013
Leaf Number: 407811
Location: Chicago North Side

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

New rims though!
2019 S Plus (93.3% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (89.9% 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
OldManCan
Gold Member
Posts: 263
Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:48 am
Delivery Date: 07 Dec 2021
Leaf Number: 553784

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

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

Hmmm... At the risk of stating the obvious...

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