2018 Leaf

Discussion in 'Nissan/Infiniti Hybrids and EVs' started by Trollbait, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Trollbait

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    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    Jeez I thought there would be more chatter on this.
     
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    For clarification, although the 60 kWh battery (~225? mile range) will be sold as a 2019 model, Nissan says it arrives in the second half 2018.
     
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    I have to see it in person.
     
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    can't be worse. any price info? hmmm, starting at 30k, not bad at all.
     
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    It looks smart. I need a 300 miles real world range before I could consider an electric motor. I regularly do 200 miles per trip at the weekend and would want some contingency. I don't know what I would do for my annual 2500 mile holiday (1k getting there, 500 while there and 1k back home)


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    tow a gas generator?
     
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    This is a Prius forum, the leaf is the value play of EVs

    A spot once held by the miev.

    I'm not sure if it's enough to move its sales or it will become more obscure.

    The Volt and Leaf it seems are being overshadowed by other cars, ah well hope the battery degradation issue is fixed.
     
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    0.28 COD may be an accomplishment for an almost crossover like car. Under 38K for a top trim with tech option package is attractive but not enough to replace my 2013 Leaf for me. I'll wait for the pricing of a 2019 model with 60kWh battery. I personally like gen 1 Leaf look better than 2018 one, but I can let it go for a better COD.

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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    Nissan had deep incentives off MSRP for most of the gen 1 cycle and great lease deals, so gen 2 will remain a great value if it follows course. Much more competition this time around so expect incentives will be at least as sweet.

    Our Leaf is off lease in 1.5 years and don't expect to pay near MSRP if we go with one.
     
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    'Carlos Ghosn arrested'
     
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    Still has short legs......even if the mileage guestimates are accurate.
    It's refreshing to see that they didn't ugly it up too much.....
     
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    It's a great value for a BEV and a wonderful second car. New, leased if you can afford a BEV, used if you can not. Pair it with a high mpg hybrid, plug-in, or Tesla if you need a minimal compromise first car and you've got a great combo.
     
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    My friend was looking for EV to replace his Camry. We test drove the new Nissan Leaf.

    Back seat was really crowded/tight. Cargo space in the trunk was a bit weird. Not flat at all.

    I liked the new design. But space and cargo was not practical. The dealers had trouble selling them from my impression.


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    Brand new price was around 35k. But on the same lot. A used 2017 Leaf was 18k. So there was a huge drop in resale value.

    Also went to check out the Kia Niro design. Also a tight fitting car in the back seat. The Kia dealer had trouble selling EV's and do not plan to stock much up.

    We thought EV's were in. But nope. They are still out of the mass markets and the dealer lots show that.

    Sales guys were not all too familiar with hybrids and BEVs.
     
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    In this example, the drop in resale value is much smaller than it seems. First, most new Leaf's sell for $3-5k less than MSRP (Nissan incentives + dealer discount). Then there is the $7.5k federal tax credit and $2.5k state rebate. So the selling price new is $20k-22k. Much closer to the $18k used Leaf is this case.
     
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