Used 2013 Nissan Leaf SL for Sale
Reviews for 2013 Nissan Leaf
A Solid "B"
Not bad, not great. I like trying different cars- and yes, it is cool not to stop at gas pumps. But it is NOT cool to be so limited by range. I like to camp; I rent cars for camping/road trips. The economic value of this car is great if you are SOLELY OKAY with being limited to about 100 miles (plus or minus pending driving style) AND THEN a 8-10 hour charge once you're back home. I charge mine while I sleep, and drive a motorcycle, so I don't need my Nissan all the time. Would I do this again? No. Would I be unhappy keeping my car for one more year? No. Is it the best car ever? Only if you are OK w/ its limited use and expensive battery replacement when the time comes.
To much misleading test data about the Leaf, The range is very misleading. hot weater you loose range, you turn on AC you loose range, you turn on Heat you loose range. charging time is a joke, 18-24 hours to charge on the little factory charger, and if the car is equipped with the 3600 watt only charge unit you will have to wait 7 hours, 7200 watt if equipped 4 hours and the 440 volt is 45 minutes if equipped, but the 440 charge station is hard to find in many areas, and vandals steal or damage the 7200 watt stations so you cant depend on a station to be working. no spare tire, and in the event you are in areas with heavy down pours of rain when the road has lots of water 4 inches or more there is a big risk of water getting in the batter
Owning this car requires a lifestyle change
This is a great little second car to tool around town in but you can NEVER take a road trip in it. Getting to LA from Las Vegas is impossible for me to do. Don't trust the mileage range, go off the battery life because there's NO WAY this car gets 100 miles per charge (more like 80). DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE YOU BUY. I didn't and trusted the dealer to tell me everything I needed to know. Now I'm learning the hard way what Level 1/2 charging is and how I can kick myself for not choosing a model with the quick charge port (it'as not an aftermarket product). Also, think about how much you drive before you buy. Thank goodness I kept my gas car.
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