Range can be a bit of an issue, but once you get use to it, the Leaf can be a lot of things. Interior space is bigger than the outside would suggest. It handles grocery runs and trips to soccer games. And, if you're so inclined, the electric torque and relatively flat cornering can make for a surprisingly fun experience.
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.
Nissan Leaf - A review
2012 Nissan LeafJason Caswell - Colorado Springs, CO01/12/2017
This car is a great get around car. There are many pros and a few cons that I can see so far. The charging time on a 440V (quick charge) is about 30m for a full charge, for a 110V I plug in at night and it is ready in the morning. This car is perfect for just getting around, especially with the growing number of charging stations that are popping up.
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