2014 Nissan Leaf
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A great 'around town' car

by from Sacramento, CA on January 13, 2016

I purchased a new 2014 Leaf in September 2015. The dealer had discounted it so much that it was a great deal, especially with the State and Federal rebates. I tell people that it's the 'best car for t...
I purchased a new 2014 Leaf in September 2015. The dealer had discounted it so much that it was a great deal, especially with the State and Federal rebates. I tell people that it's the 'best car for two thirds of my driving' since 7,000 miles a year I drive to work and run errands around town. My daily driving is about 20 miles so I often go 4 days and then charge up (which takes about 14 hours on a regular 110 plug). It's very quiet, comfortable, practical (love the hatchback), and has been extremely reliable so far. Cold weather (below 40 degrees) impacts range quite a bit, as well as running the AC/Heater excessively. Once you learn the 'tricks' of driving, you can coax quite a few miles per charge. In mild weather, I've driven nearly 95 miles and had another 8 miles left to go before the batteries were depleted (i.e., 100+ mile range). I would highly recommend this car to those that drive 50-60 miles per day for primarily around town driving/short highway travel. I do have a 2nd car for my highway trips/longer travel.
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Great second car for everyone

by from San Diego, CA on January 16, 2014

I have enjoyed driving my LEAF for well over 2 years. The Nissan LEAF deserves all of the automobile awards that it has received. Consider test-driving one to see for yourself that it is really fun to...
I have enjoyed driving my LEAF for well over 2 years. The Nissan LEAF deserves all of the automobile awards that it has received. Consider test-driving one to see for yourself that it is really fun to drive. The acceleration of the electric motor from a stop is amazing. Another amazing feature of the LEAF is that you can skip the gas station, smog checks and the service center and therefore save a lot of money compared to a gasoline car. The LEAF is well suited to city driving. In fact, the slower you drive, the farther it goes.
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Great, if you fit the profile.

by from Seattle, WA on February 15, 2016

The range is limited. As long as you are using the Leaf for commutes well under the range, you will love the car. Smooth, quiet, responsive, quick to respond and a general joy to drive. Very nice. No ...
The range is limited. As long as you are using the Leaf for commutes well under the range, you will love the car. Smooth, quiet, responsive, quick to respond and a general joy to drive. Very nice. No trips to gas stations, takes seconds to plug in and unplug. No oil changes, very little required maintenance. Reliable. How limited is the range? The EPA rating (76 miles) is too large for all conditions. I suggest commutes half that or less at most. Longer trips may require charging at the destination or on the way, and may be more bother.
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2014 Lease on Leaf

by from Pleasant Garden, NC on February 24, 2014

The car is great. Take your time in purchasing. The dealers all wanted me to purchase a 2013. I said no and stood my ground. A 2014 Cayenne Red SL became available a few weeks ago. Decided to lease th...
The car is great. Take your time in purchasing. The dealers all wanted me to purchase a 2013. I said no and stood my ground. A 2014 Cayenne Red SL became available a few weeks ago. Decided to lease the vehicle due to possible upgrades over the next few years. Hope So. Great little runaround vehicle. Be conservative on your accelleration and you may get near the 100 mile range. Very cold weather though hurts its overall performance so be prepared and think out your trips. All I can add is have fun.
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Good around town car

by from Pittsfield, MA on June 9, 2017

I purchased this car in the hopes that I would be able to save gas $ on my 50 mile (round trip) commute to work. Given that the vehicle is marketed to have an 80 mile range, this seemed reasonable. Un...
I purchased this car in the hopes that I would be able to save gas $ on my 50 mile (round trip) commute to work. Given that the vehicle is marketed to have an 80 mile range, this seemed reasonable. Unfortunately, that was not the case. I found the optimal temperature range was between 60-70 degrees, and the optimal terrain was flat. Any deviation from those (often uncontrollable) factors could spell disaster. I drove in below zero weather without heat because the heat used too much charge, and then would have to try to find an outlet or charging station just to make it home. If I had to drive uphill I could lose 20% charge in 5 minutes. Driving this car around town is great, its a lot of fun to drive and performs very well in that capacity. But trying to rely on it for anything more than that is not for the faint of heart. I ended up selling it and taking a 12,000 loss because the value was depreciating so much and I couldnt rely on it. This is a great car for a certain demographic, aka those who dont have far to drive and/or have another vehicle for the winter. Otherwise, do yourself a favor and wait for the technology to be drastically improved.
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Spacious and Efficient

by from Wisconsin on June 23, 2017

I own the 2014 Nissan Leaf S. This means that it has many of the great qualities of the Nissan Leaf without some bells and whistles. It is great for getting around in a city, not so good for traveling...
I own the 2014 Nissan Leaf S. This means that it has many of the great qualities of the Nissan Leaf without some bells and whistles. It is great for getting around in a city, not so good for traveling long distances (especially on the highway). Expect to charge the vehicle overnight every night if you commute a lot. On level 1 charging it will take 21 hours to charge from 0-100%, but only 7 hours if you use a level 2 charger. What the S model does not include is: -Cruises Control -Bluetooth Audio (it does contain Bluetooth to connect your phone, but won't stream music) -Heat pump (current heating system is less energy efficient) -Powered seats (all manual adjustments) -DC Fast Charge port (this drastically reduces charge time to about 30 minutes to 1 hour)
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Highly recommend the Nissan Leaf!

by from Atlanta, GA on January 7, 2014

Go and buy a Nissan Leaf as an alternate car for your house! This is by far the best investment I have made in a vehicle. We leased the Leaf about 6 months back. As long as you drive less than 100 mil...
Go and buy a Nissan Leaf as an alternate car for your house! This is by far the best investment I have made in a vehicle. We leased the Leaf about 6 months back. As long as you drive less than 100 miles per day, you would be crazy not to get this car. The only two drawbacks are its looks and charge time. Other than that, it drives great and saves me a ton of money. Go and get it!
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Cute Commuter Car

by from Salem, Oregon on March 27, 2017

I never ever would have thought I would buy an all electric car. This car has power - I cannot tell any difference in acceleration than in a gas car except it is quiet. I can't hardly tell it is on! P...
I never ever would have thought I would buy an all electric car. This car has power - I cannot tell any difference in acceleration than in a gas car except it is quiet. I can't hardly tell it is on! Perfect for back and forth to work - not a road trip car unless you really plan out the plug ins along the way!
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Good car

by from Oregon on April 29, 2014

We bought a 2011 Leaf which was not listed at the beginning. We love driving it around town. Why do I have to write. Ore than I want to just because you want me to say more.
We bought a 2011 Leaf which was not listed at the beginning. We love driving it around town. Why do I have to write. Ore than I want to just because you want me to say more.
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Nice toy !!!

by from Philadelphia PA on September 12, 2017

2014 NISSAN LEAF SL PREMIUM PACKAGE NAVI w /COLD WEATHER & BOSE PACKAGES FIRST AND SECOND ROW HEATED LEATHER SEATS HEATED LEATHER DRIVING WEEL , CHARGING TIMERS AROUND VIEW MONITOR SYSTEM ( FOUR ...
2014 NISSAN LEAF SL PREMIUM PACKAGE NAVI w /COLD WEATHER & BOSE PACKAGES FIRST AND SECOND ROW HEATED LEATHER SEATS HEATED LEATHER DRIVING WEEL , CHARGING TIMERS AROUND VIEW MONITOR SYSTEM ( FOUR SIDE VIEW CAMERAS) PREMIUM RIMS , ZERO EMISSION VEHICLE (ZEV) QUICK CHARGE SYSTEM
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