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Posted July 26, 2013 - 08:41 PM

Anybody here own one or know someone that owns a Leaf?

 

http://nissan.ca/ms/...0/en/index.html


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 08:47 PM

I've got a few hanging out in the trees!


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 08:53 PM

The last "NISSAN"  I had was still a "DATSUN".     1973 pick-up.  It was a great little vehicle.     Rick


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 10:08 PM

Doug, that is a great looking auto but out of my price range.I sure wish that I knew more about this car. Our present car is in the shop with some expensive repairs expected. I'm still leaning towards our former neighbors that were mostly Amish and used horses. You didn't get there as fast, but you did get to your destination.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 11:34 PM

But horses and buggies don't have wiper , heaters and AC. Oh don't forget gps, blue tooth , AM/FM/CD/MP3 and Navigation

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Posted July 27, 2013 - 12:23 AM

I heard that no matter what color you buy, it turns brown in October.


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 06:29 AM

 I'm still leaning towards our former neighbors that were mostly Amish and used horses. .

How can a person be "mostly Amish"? Isn't that like kinda' dead or sorta' pregnant?


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 06:34 AM

Depending on the state there are some rebates that can lower the price of admission for the Leaf. I think Nissan recently lowered the price by 6000$ and sales have been brisk since. Gas is high right now. I payed 137.1/l yesterday. That would be 5.20/us gallon. It went up about 5 cents a litre between my last 2 fill ups. 



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Posted July 27, 2013 - 12:59 PM

Depending on the state there are some rebates that can lower the price of admission for the Leaf. I think Nissan recently lowered the price by 6000$ and sales have been brisk since. Gas is high right now. I payed 137.1/l yesterday. That would be 5.20/us gallon. It went up about 5 cents a litre between my last 2 fill ups. 

 

The price reduction I found out about a month ago, they also introduced a new lower cost model.

In Ont., the government rebate on buying a new one is $8500.

Plus you never have to buy gas again, the car has 160km (100mile) range, enough for my normal running around, back and forth to work. I spend minimum $50.+ a week in gas, $200.+ a month, that's 1/2 the monthly car payment.

Long trips are out you would still need a gas car for that but as a 2nd vehicle for going to work and running around, it makes sense.



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Posted July 27, 2013 - 05:18 PM

This is just the start of the rise of electric cars. The Tesla S has proved that it's practical to make a high performance luxury car wit h a reasonable range. No rebates for us down in N.S. Doug! With a 160 km range it would work for us for maybe 70% of the time. I do wonder if the range would be reduced by low temperatures and use of the heater in the winter. I wouldn't want to get stuck in one of our famous Halifax snow storm traffic jams with the battery running down.  






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