DougWantsALeaf
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Leaf Number: 407811
Location: Chicago North Side

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

I am kind of surprised that the remaining Leaf inventory hasn't been snatched up this week. $4 - $10 gas prices are going to be here for a while.
2019 S Plus (93.3% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (89.9% SOH) Both Silver
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Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max Miles on 19 SV+: 242 Highway miles @ 4.5 miles/kWh
DaveinOlyWA
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Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:43 pm
Delivery Date: 16 Nov 2019
Leaf Number: 319862
Location: Olympia, WA
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

DougWantsALeaf wrote: Tue Mar 08, 2022 6:50 pm I am kind of surprised that the remaining Leaf inventory hasn't been snatched up this week. $4 - $10 gas prices are going to be here for a while.
But where are they? I know 2 people in the market who ended up getting used at less than stellar prices. One paid about $1000 less than he could have gotten new after the discounts for a 2020 with same basic options. It only had 18K miles so not overly used...
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; 25,047 mi, 92.12% SOH
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DougWantsALeaf
Posts: 3309
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???

10 left in Chicagoland, down 5 since Sunday. If not too far away, call remotely to set up a deal. Not sure how close to msrp you can get these days.
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
Jim74656
Posts: 52
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2022 7:43 pm
Delivery Date: 09 Mar 2022
Leaf Number: 310399
Location: Somewhere on earth with in Connecticut air space

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

I got one specifically due to gas prices going up, already at $4+ and projected to possibly keep going....
2017 Leaf Gun Metal (30 kWh Battery)
LHN
Posts: 34
Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2022 11:28 am
Delivery Date: 21 Mar 2022
Location: Maine, USA

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

I bought one because I got impatient waiting for an ID.4 and I wanted to move to an electric vehicle sooner rather than later. Gas prices also factored into this decision.
DougWantsALeaf
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Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 8:21 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2013
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Location: Chicago North Side

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

Chicago inventories actually building a little. Back up to 16 from 10 a few days ago.

Anyone on the board have both a 2019 and a 2022 Leaf Plus? Do you feel the improved safety features work well? Beyond the USB C, any other feature differences worthwhile?
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
Triggerhappy007
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Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:08 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Jan 2019

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

DougWantsALeaf wrote: Sat Mar 12, 2022 3:02 pm Chicago inventories actually building a little. Back up to 16 from 10 a few days ago.

Anyone on the board have both a 2019 and a 2022 Leaf Plus? Do you feel the improved safety features work well? Beyond the USB C, any other feature differences worthwhile?
I really can't tell any difference. I think the 22 has an extra airbag, rear door alert, rear parking sensors, 3rd rear headrest but it loses HD radio and the glove box is a little smaller. If you're thinking of upgrading one of your Leafs, I would wait for a $40k Ioniq 5 or EV6 to come out first.
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DougWantsALeaf
Posts: 3309
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???

The ev6s that have appeared here have been going for over 60K after markup.

Honestly, the only long term concern I have for Leaf is the eventual decline of Chademo. Support is still going up, but it is starting to slow. The lack of thermal mgmt, really hasn't been much of a limiter, even on long trips (>500 miles a day)
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
coleafrado2
Posts: 38
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:32 am
Delivery Date: 26 May 2019

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

Median gas price in the SF bay area is already over $5.30.
Jim74656
Posts: 52
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2022 7:43 pm
Delivery Date: 09 Mar 2022
Leaf Number: 310399
Location: Somewhere on earth with in Connecticut air space

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

DougWantsALeaf wrote: Sat Mar 12, 2022 8:25 pm The ev6s that have appeared here have been going for over 60K after markup.

Honestly, the only long term concern I have for Leaf is the eventual decline of Chademo. Support is still going up, but it is starting to slow. The lack of thermal mgmt, really hasn't been much of a limiter, even on long trips (>500 miles a day)
I am sure like any thing else, Chademo will phase out, but im also sure that companies out there will make Chademo adapters to what ever the 'new standard' will be, or what ever, yes I get the concern my self, but I look at it like this, by the time that all starts effecting me I will most likely be at the point for looking into my next upgrade, and depending on what is hitting the market I will be either going for another Leaf or something similar, I have been enjoying mine and the new found relief it has now offered me, more so now that fuel costs are going up, but just only needing to worry about recharging at night and minimal costs to service has helped me a lot lately.
2017 Leaf Gun Metal (30 kWh Battery)

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