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2015 Nissan LEAF

Trim: SL
by Rallybob9771 on 10-31-2017
after 3 years, still great
See older review I posted from Sep. 2015.
So, now , after 38 months, this car is still great.
Still cost about 2 cents/km. to drive. Less if you find some free charging.
Also, since this model has the fast DC charging and more fast chargers everyday, you can travel farther with only a little time lost stopping to charge.
I am in London, On and travel to Stratford on a regular basis.
I also got to Toronto, which is out of the cars normal range.
I have the 24 KW/hr battery. the 2016 got a 30 KW/hr battery increasing the range 27%. The 2018 will be much better.
Even with this range, I can go to Toronto (about 200 kms.). I simply stop for 10-12 minutes to get my charge up to about 80%+. I stop where the charger is at a Starbucks, use the washroom, get a coffee and off I go. The fast charger in Milton charges 28 cents a minute.
Repairs are next to nothing. In the 38 months I have had the car, I have replaced the cabin air filter and all wiper blades. One brake fluid flush and yearly brake cleaning and lube.
My wife loves this car and does not want to see it go back to the dealer. With the new 2018 coming next year, Nissan has let me plus other extend the lease period up to a year with 3 months free.
This has been perfect for us. We got to keep this car longer until the newer, longer range cars get here, besides the Chevy Bolt EV and the Tesla 3.
For most folks, any of these will work as the second car, as most now have 200 kms + range.
The Bolt EV is almost 400 kms and the Tesla3 is 500 kms with the larger battery.
2018 should be the year we have been waiting for. More longer range models and more cars coming available that year or soon after.
While the nay-sayers will balk at the charging on longer trips, most trips fit within in the range of the cars that are out there now. Forget standing in the rain filling a gas car or waiting for an open pump. I pull into the garage at home, plug in and go inside.




Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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2015 Nissan LEAF

Trim: SL
by Pure39 on 08-16-2017
Its Amazing
The car is great, It drives well and is very good for the environment 100% Electric No Pollution and is great for City driving, especially because of the Free Charging.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2015 Nissan LEAF

Trim: SL
by rallybob on 09-02-2015
Go Electric and see!
Just finished one year of ownership
This is our go to car.
Now it is the only car she wants to drive. Easy to get around, small footprint, quiet.
Mostly charge at home, but more public chargers popping up.

When you drive an EV you see how much you drive. You end up seeing how little you drive each day, most of the time. We usually plug in at home every third day and that is just in case we want to have that little extra, if needed.
We are in London, On. and there are a few public chargers in town. if needed.
What happens is you just plan your travels better and think them out.
I go to Startford once in a while and I can get a bit of a top up downtown.
My wife drives to Woodstock each weekend and car is fine for the round trip of under 100 kms.
In the winter the car does use more energy but just like a gas car mileage is less.
In Woodstock, this would mean a quick short charge before her return trip at the hydro office and a coffee at the shop across from their office.
When the fast chargers come on line, things will be better.
None around us here but they would allow a 80% charge in 20-30 minutes.
So, what does it cost to run this car? Well other than the purchase price, not much.
6 month service was rotate the tires and the one year was tire rotation and had the brakes cleaned and lubed.
We charge at night after 7 for lowest rate or when out.
We averaged 6.6 kms/KW in the first year of 12,000 kms.
So, with electricity costing 8 cents under the new rate plus taxes, etc., less than 2 cents a km. Wish my gas car did that!
As to the models, I think the SV might be the best buy, price wise.
If looking at buying a used Leaf , earlier models and lower models have a 3.3kw inverter, not the 6.6kw. Also, some early models don't have the port for the 408V fast charger.
6.6kw will charge must faster and when the fast chargers start to pop up you will want the 408V ability.








Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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2015 Nissan LEAF

by Humility on 06-25-2015
A car for people with above average IQ
The money you save on gas monthly can cover the monthly cost of borrowing money to buy this car. The Nissan Leaf is quiet, accelerates rapidly. Love leaving stop light and looking in rear view mirror to see all the gasoline cars still leaving the intersection. Accelerates like a sports car, quiet like a spaceship, smooth like a Bentley and cheaper than a toyota.

For me the Nissan leaf is best value on the market. Clearly many others agree and that is why Nissan Leaf is the #1 selling electric car in the market (yes ahead of the super expensive and highly hyped Tesla model S).

Only problem with the Nissan Leaf is it is not good if you must drive over 170km per day without access to fast charger along the way. Most people don't drive anywhere near this much in one day, so for majority that is a non-issue.

The features and comfort this car offers are typically found only in gasoline vehicles that cost 2-5 times the price. Buy it if you drive under 150km per day...otherwise get a good hybrid or wait for Tesla prices to drop.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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