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The Leaf is a short commute vehicle. As such, this is not a bad deal. If I were in the work force again, and I had a short commute, I would jump at this deal. However, such is not the case for me: ergo, I am driving a Volt!
 

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I guess the Bolt EV is having an effect. But the Leaf is passively air cooled and ugly. Plus Nissan had to be dragged kicking and screaming to to do the right thing for owners who suffered serious battery degradation. Pass.
 

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I leased a LEAF for two years, which is why I'm on the EVGo email list. It's really a good commuter vehicle, but it took me about a year and a half to figure out that I really wanted a Volt. Maybe Nissan is getting ready to release the 2018 version?
 

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It could be free. I don't want one.
+1 million. The range anxiety for my 65 mile round trip commute plus cold plus impromptu shopping trips plus fugliness makes this a non-starter. If you gave me the car for free, I'd sell it for whatever I could get for it.
 

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If the Bolt did not exist, I would think this was a great opportunity... but tough luck for Nissan, the Bolt DOES exist :)

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+1 million. The range anxiety for my 65 mile round trip commute plus cold plus impromptu shopping trips plus frugliness makes this a non-starter. If you gave me the car for free, I'd sell it for whatever I could get for it.
+++++++ 1 for me too.
Everytime I decide to "give the leaf a second look", I get this repulsive look on my face as if I'm going to vomit and I.......no, I'll pass
 

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+++++++ 1 for me too.
Everytime I decide to "give the leaf a second look", I get this repulsive look on my face as if I'm going to vomit and I.......no, I'll pass
I actually know a guy who owned one, and it literally did cause him to vomit. Something in the way they manufactured the cloth seats out of recycled plastic pop bottles made him very sick. Combined with the battery range loss living in Arizona we was able to get the car lemon lawed.
 

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September has been confirmed for the new Gen 2 Leaf...

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Maybe Nissan is getting ready to release the 2018 version?
 

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This should be expected. I don't see it as any different than GM cleaning out its stock of Spark EVs, only Nissan has even more incentive to do so now with its new model coming out.

I actually don't mind the Leaf as a car, but every time I see it, I keep thinking, "Hey, Carlos. 2011 called. They want their EV back!" And having both a Volt and a Bolt EV at this point, it fits nowhere in my fleet.

Side note: What is this going to do for used Leaf prices? I could see picking one or two of those up for... a... uh... project. >:)
 

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I've owned a 2015 LEAF for 2.5 years and love it. Here in L.A. I don't have the lower temperature or higher temperature problems, and the 84 mile (EPA) range gets me to Malibu or Pasadena or Long Beach and back without a charge. For around-the-town driving where I drive less than 20 miles a day, I only charge up every three or four days. I try to think of the bug-eyed headlights as laser cannons.

I do plan to let it go when the lease is up to buy a Volt, but if the payoff deal is right, I might just keep it. It's fun, economical, reliable, and meets my needs. A Bolt or Tesla would be nice, but I really don't need the range and don't see any point in paying extra for it. It would have to be a pretty cheap deal, though, since I don't really need it if I have a Volt.
 

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I've got a leaf, but given the very very limited true range and the hassle of finding a (working) public charger....
...I'd rather have a Fiat 500e. The 500e is a better smaller easier to park city and errand runabout car. The Leaf is kinda large and ungainly for a those types of in city trips.
 

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It's a Nissan. It might as well be a Fiat.
Aw man, don't be hating on my Fiat 500! I still have my 2012 Fiat 500 and it's been a great car and I'm still averaging 36-38mpg on it :)

As for the Leaf, I also live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and you can easily find them used for less than the discount mentioned by the OP. There are several dealers in the area selling late model and very low mileage Leafs (like 30K miles or less) for $6K to $8K and some even still have some factory warranty. I drove one as I was looking at going to an EV, but it was very underwhelming and uninspired. They definitely are not worth the $30K plus price they command new, that's for sure - much in the same way as my Fiat is not worth the $16K or so new MSRP price (as much as I like mine and I got it way cheaper than that). The 2018 is supposed to be right around the corner, but I cannot find any specs on it, but the spy photos that are making their rounds on the net make the car look not too much different than what it is currently. I do have an interest in a Bolt, but they are not available here yet and I cannot afford one anyway, so it's a moot point. I did drive a Volt and enjoyed it, but would probably go 100% EV now that GM has been able to produce a car with the mileage the Bolt has. If it follows the course of the Leaf and other EVs, I figure I'll wait until they still start showing up as lease returns in two years and pick one up for $10K or less. By then I will be out of school and, hopefully, back in the workforce and able to buy one ;)
 
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