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Fun to drive

Fun to drive

Postby xpumper » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:26 am



Let's get to the important stuff...this car is fun to drive. Great pick up, when the light turns green I'm through the intersection before the Lexus next to me finds first gear. And the batteries along the undercarriage create such a low center of gravity, that the car hugs the road better than my old Porsche did. It may not get far on the open highway, but my Leaf is a pleasure to tool around town.

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Re: Fun to drive

Postby 300ZXttZMAN » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:34 am

Glad you like it!
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Re: Fun to drive

Postby BadQ45t » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:23 pm

Yup, I agree 100%. the open highway at 75 MPH burns the battery very quickly indeed....it is all about the commute :). I see you in Palo Alto, your lucky that there are lots of chargers in your area. I used the freebie one in Stanford Mall already, right across from the McDonald's in the parking structure.
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Re: Fun to drive

Postby kerrton » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:40 am

xpumper wrote:Let's get to the important stuff...this car is fun to drive. Great pick up, when the light turns green I'm through the intersection before the Lexus next to me finds first gear. And the batteries along the undercarriage create such a low center of gravity, that the car hugs the road better than my old Porsche did. It may not get far on the open highway, but my Leaf is a pleasure to tool around town.


That's awesome, and I think that is the situation the Leaf is designed for, urban short trip stop-and-go traffic. If it were evaluated in that respect rather than unfairly knocking it for highway range etc. I think few would argue that this is a great vehicle. Great info, thanks!
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Re: Fun to drive

Postby aaronsteven » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:08 am

BadQ45t wrote:Yup, I agree 100%. the open highway at 75 MPH burns the battery very quickly indeed....it is all about the commute :). I see you in Palo Alto, your lucky that there are lots of chargers in your area. I used the freebie one in Stanford Mall already, right across from the McDonald's in the parking structure.


Me too! What would you say about 120MPH on highways! I am enjoying it thoroughly!Battery burns quickly but still I enjoy the speed.
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Re: Fun to drive

Postby BadQ45t » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:34 pm

Sorry it only goes 90 MPH, I have already had it maxed out :)
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