What an amazing piece of machinery. I really don't have one bad thing to say about the Nissan LEAF. Nissan really hit the nail on the head with this car. The technology is second to none. It drives a like a dream car. It handles very well and brakes extremely well too. I highly recommend this car all the way around. I look forward to driving the LEAF everyday!!
Great amount of storage for an BEV.
Made in Japan(2010-2012).
Quiet-virtually no noise.
Use of eco-friendly build materials.
-Bluetooth clarity during speakerphone use.
-Electronic rear hatch opening and closing.
-Better tires. The Bridgestone Ecopias handle
pretty well in the dry and rain conditions, but are pathetic in the ice and snow.
Things to know:
You will NOT get the EPA rated distances, especially at freeway speeds, or with the heater on!
I am sure this is also true for the Volt.
Besides this, the car did well until I got a flat.
Remember that the leaf has no spare, and Nissan has not figured out what to do about that.
They include a little electric pump and sealant.
DO NOT USE THEM!!!
It will cost you a fortune!
Worst, the car now fails to start, and the dealership has not been able to get an answer in OVER A WEEK AS TO WHY!
No car for me!
More disturbing is the fact that it is related to the BRAKING SYSTEM , and the computer does not understand that the brakes have been touched!
The fact that you put no gas in it.
Correct the lame blown tire system.
The little pump
cost $350.00 to replace through Nissan!!!
It uses a bottle of inflator which cost $110.00 (no joke).
The liquid MUST be used to use the pump (WTF??)
The liquid WILL ruin the tires pressure sensors ($150.00) so the minimum cost if the tire is repairable of using the pump is about $300.00!!
After finding this out the hard way (the pump did not work right as spewed the sealing liquid all over me and the car) and finding out the damage to the pressure sensor I bought instead a "slime" sealer with pump guaranteed NOT to ruin the sensor for $15.00.
Lets see, $15.00 VS $300?!
You do the math.
bought a nissan leaf sl 2012 in Sept 2012.
Since the purchase I have not been
able to rely on the car for transportation to work, home, child's activities or
My child is afraid that I will be killed in a car accident cause I
can't drive the speed limit and return to where I need to go.
The car takes
more than 16-24 hours to charge 100% and Nissan told me I bought the special
edition quick charge that will charge in 20 min, but actually it takes 1 hr 15
min for 83% charge.
I contacted Nissan International (NI) and although they are
buying back many nissan leafs, they would not deem my as defective and would not
repurchase the car.
Nissan International (NI) 1-800-343-6913, ext 457250, case
NI told me to contact the dealer Fred Haas Nissan for trade in.
fred haas, Ray R., new car director, valued my car $18,000, and pay off
Fred haas will only roll the prce of the payments into the next car
I need a normal car that will get me to and from work. This car is
severely defective and I need NI or Fred haas to buy back the leaf, I can not
afford to be so upside down on this car.
I have lost many hours waiting for the
car to charge, cash and time.
I feel the car is dangerous if driven on major
highways because if I drive as fast as the speed limit I will use my 16-24 hour
charge in less than half hour.
NI and Fred haas told me the car could be used
to commute 50 miles, but it actually has a commute range of 15 miles. That is a
lot of difference. I have had the car in the shop and no reports of battery
problems, this is just not quite the design Americans are ready for in EV autos.
Please can you help me? Please,
I have 3 bosses (3 different locations), 6
doctors, 1 lawyer, 9 RN's, 30 co-workers and many patients I provide care,
friends and teachers, school officials,
to that will confirm what I am telling
you since car purchase in Sept about my change in work hours, moods, range
anxiety, days late to work, missed appointments, missed days because car would
not make it, car break down in highways and many, many more things since
The public ought to know!!!
driving distance, mileage equivalence and qicker charges
The Leaf has great acceleration up to about 40 mph, because of the high torque of the electric drive, it is only two wheel drive but feels like four wheels drive, maybe because of large wide tires (55 series) and a low center of gravity, Batteries under floorboard have a lot of weight, so it really hugs the road. Keeps the car about forty mph in ECO mode, (slower mode, slower acceleration ) should get you 150+ mile range. It really begins to use up the juice over 50 mph and by 60 to 70
mph range is only about 75. Frost on inside if left outside is a problem requiring defrosting before starting out.
It is a really about town car. Most charging stations appear to charge $3 for a charge.
Charge times much less than advertised for me. Heated seats and steering wheel a real plus in winter to save range is heater really uses up electricity for 20112 and before models. Seats very comfortable. SL is worth extra price to get heated seats, steering wheel. High setting on seats is really hot, low was enough for me.
Already being done, for 2013, longer range, better heating.
Put off going electric for a plethora of reasons.
And hemmed and vacillated on getting the Leaf for about a year. But wow: THIS CAR IS TRULY AWESOME.
Hands down...this is the best car I have ever had.
And to be able to never put gas in a car again.
A feeling like no other.
Love the carwings--and being able to turn on air from my smartphone.
And all of the cool features on the car. Trust me: you will be overwhelmed the first week--so many features.
Not sure the light interior is the best plan. And not sure I like the armrest being covered with cloth.
That said: it really is comfortable and nice inside--and love the way it is laid out inside.