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!
We've only had our 2011 Leaf for two weeks but already we are in love with this car. Gas has gone up $.20 since my last fill up in my old car, so I'm already saving more money.
The car has great "get up and go", it isn't anything like the hybrids you hear about not having any power to them. I can leave everyone at the stop light if I want to. The first few days I found myself speeding frequently.
The interior is very comfortable, even for adults in the back seat. It sits up a little higher than the sedan I traded in, which is nice.
This car is all electric so it's not for someone looking to drive it a long way. I only use it to commute to work and run errands so it's perfect.