Just picked up my Leaf a few days ago and I've put several 100 miles on it already.
It's a remarkable car in many ways.
Quiet, smooth, surprisingly powerful and nimble, and cool as all heck.
It is not a toy or part-time car by any stretch of the imagination.
So long as you understand its limitations, you will use it all the time.
I rarely drive more than 80 to 100 miles in a day so it is perfect for me and my family's needs.
It's excellent for commuting to work.
It is great for running errands and schleping kids around.
If you are someone who regularly drives more than 80 to 100 miles per day, do not get a Leaf.
If not, check it out now.
We are in TN, so only Nissan dealers are supplying the charging stations making "range anxiety" a very real concern for me after hours driving.
It will just take more planning until I adjust to it.
When DC quick charging stations are more available, range anxiety will be much reduced.
Handles very well.
Took delivery about a week ago; the car is wonderful, very well engineered, fun to drive; range exceeds their promises; Blink charging station is very user friendly and fun to use; comfortable seats ... we sold our Lexus RX350 since taking delivery because it would probably just sit in the garage.
You will not be disappointed!
I'm in Pennsylvania so I haven't experienced the reduced range that comes from cold winter temps yet. That comes in a couple months.
But I can tell you right now this thing makes a much better commuter than I thought it would. My drive to work is about 12 miles, about 30 minutes each way. It works in my life and would work for most urban commuters.
I didn't intend for this car to do much duty besides going to work and back; essentially it's the third car. But it's becoming my choice for anything within 20 miles of home--which is most of what I do day-to-day.
If this car fits your life you might consider it.
I'm still probing the range limits to see what I can and can't do.