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The car is waste of money
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By innaberm1@yahoo.com
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2012 Nissan Leaf SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)


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The vehicle has never performed as advertised. The cruising with 100% charged battery was 70 miles on a good day and 60 miles on a windy day. The battery started losing its capacity very quickly. In 5 years, the car can only be charged to 40%, which is 30 miles cruising range. Purchasing the extended warranty was waste of money, it does not cover the replacement of the battery for the capacity loss.


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Very much as expected
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By Yel0sub
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2012 Nissan Leaf SL 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)


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Range is an issue as it was on this model new. 49,000 in it has gotten worse. Rocket from start, handled well, great fuel economy. Dealers don’t really deal well with electrics. Cars need very little work. 2017 with large battery should be a great used car.


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This is a great car
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By John Preston Langmore
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2012 Nissan Leaf SL 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)


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Extremely economical to operate. Very reliable.


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By EV Driver
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2012 Nissan Leaf SL 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)


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Nissan performed a computer update which all but shut down regenerate braking. Was done by lowering the health status of the battery that allowed only a very small amount of regeneration braking. An attempt by Nissan to make the battery last longer.


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A great town car but not good for long trips
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By JAMES M GOIN
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2012 Nissan Leaf SV 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)


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Limited range not as limiting as you might think but no as good as any gas car. The advantages are great: low maintenance, great milage, super quiet ride and great feature for the money. In winter the range is greatly reduced so that when I sold it I could go less than 40 miles.


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