The Leaf is surprisingly fun to drive and much more spacious than I would have expected for an electric vehicle. I love not needing to fill up on gas and there are many places to charge near where I live. The only downside is the range; I easily get 80+ miles per charge, but that number goes down if you drive a lot on the highway or use the heat or A/C.
Possibly your new best friend!
2013 Nissan LeafEric Morgan - Saint George, UT12/01/2016
Ok, let's address the elephant in the room: range. On an 80% charge I average between 40-50 miles and 50-60 miles on a 100% charge, in city driving conditions. If this does not meet your round trip commute needs or you don't have the option of charging at your destination then this is probably not the car for you. If you fall within these parameters then read on....
We drive this car about 600-700 miles a month. If compared to the city MPG of our gas compact sedan that's about $70 in savings a month which is half the cars payment and we only put $1500 down! I work with people who commute 36 miles a day, and spend more than my payment just on gas. We live in a condo complex and the outlet I use to charged is billed to my HOA!
Good bye gas, hello electric!
2012 Nissan LeafSCOTT HENRY - SAN MARCOS, CA07/13/2016
If you have a daily commute of less than 30 miles round trip, this is the car for you. If you are tired of paying a local gas station the ever-changing prices of gas, this is the car for you. If you just love technology, this is the car for you. Yes, it's not a tesla, but if you don't have the $100,000 to plop down on one, then get this one and you will have an insight into what it is like to own a tesla....it's pretty awesome!!
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