This is the first hybrid I've ever had and it's really amazing as to how much it's like a regular vehicle. The quality of the vehicle would make you think it's a much more expensive car. The SL has most everything Nissan has to offer on this vehicle, which again makes it seem like a more expensive car. What's really nice is, you never have to stop for GAS.
It takes a little time to figure out the distance you can drive on a charge using the different features, lights/heater/air conditioner etc. but you figure it out.
Using the 120V charger takes longer to charge so the 220V is in the plan......
Zippy and reliable
2012 Nissan LeafIllysa - Columbia, MD03/06/2015
The car drives very smoothly and quietly and accelerates quickly -- I commute to Baltimore and DC and the car has the zip needed to get onto the highways. I love that I never waste time at the gas station or getting an oil change. The trunk is deep, with lots of room for groceries or suitcases.
If you stumble upon a USED Leaf: Go for it, specially if your commute isn't longer than 50-60 miles. Look at the vertical bars just to the right of the "range estimate" on dashboard. There should be 12 vertical bars. Just as with laptop batteries of cell phones with time, the battery looses some of its capacity to retain a charge. 2011 and 2012 Leafs in used market may be missing 1 or 2 bars. So look for this when you go for a test drive. SUPER quiet!! Suspension is very nimble, barely feel road bumps. Very simple uncomplicated vehicle operation. I plan on keeping it until battery degrades too much (maybe 5 years). Then I'll go to Nissan dealership and have them install new battery pack ($100/month) and car will be paid for.
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