They were great and very helpful. I would visit them again incase if I need to buy car again.
It's great. But it only has a 50 mile range.
by Ocky from Clovis, Ca
December 17, 2018
If you have specific destinations. And don't make any side trips. You should come home with 18 to 21 miles left. The 2012 leaf has a 50-mile range. The car is reliable. But it's not built for long distances. When I bought it. I didn't understand range. So I get nervous if I go too far. The computerized voice tells me once the range hits 11 miles to charge it. And there are electric charging stations, but you have to buy a membership to use them. The price is cheap. And there are a few free charging stations. But you have to look for it. And I have charged it in the rain. But I take extra precautions like putting towels on top of the extension cord and putting a towel on where the plug goes in the car. I really think I should have gotten a hybrid. Because I use the gasoline-powered car to go longer distances. Overall, I still save thousands of dollars on gasoline by using the leaf. Maybe hundreds. And the car shakes a lot of the road is bumpy. So don't drink any water before traveling. But if the road is smooth, then the car is a great drive.
I inquired about a car they had listed through cars.com from their lot. I received a call back quickly from the sales rep who was friendly and personable. I'm not sure if I'll end up buying from them, but I am several states away and they seemed well prepared for out of state transactions.
Don't buy a nissian leaf or you will have to buy i
by Kevin from Talkadega
August 18, 2018
Nissian leaf sucks. Bad battery less than 8 out of 12 bars no range. Less then 20 miles. Buying this vehicle is a HUDGE. mistake
Dealer responded back immediately and answered all my questions patiently. Did not put any pressure on me to by the car.
What I expected
May 31, 2018
There was nothing new to this leaf. I've researched them a lot and test drove one other one. This one was on par with what I've seen/drove. My mine focus was on the drive range depletion while driving. I drove 20 miles but only lost 15 miles in drive range thanks to the braking regeneration.
I worked with Jan from Carvana- she was able to explain to me the process, make sure I was comfortable with where it was at, was able to be reached and kept communication open. The pick up process went smoothly and I was able to sell my car without any glitches.
by Merry Christmas Mother Nature from Seattle, Wa.
December 22, 2018
Too soon to tell as we've just purchased the car, but at this point the car feels solid and drives well, with good acceleration.
Visibility is good. A bit tight in the cockpit with limited storage.
Should prove to be excellent around town and on shorter (150 miles) trips or less. Looking forward to driving this car and not having to stop at gas stations!
A bit different than the atypical dealership being in the middle of a large and busy city, but that doesn't stop the customer service from shining through. I'd highly recommend for purchase of a new or used vehicle.
Love the LEAF!
by MOLEAF from Springfield, MO
September 18, 2018
I’ve owned the LEAF for about 18 months and love it. All electric means no costs for gas or oil. It’s smooth and fun to drive. I previously drove an SUV and do not feel like I lost much interior space at all. While I love the car, it’s not for everyone. Limited range makes it perfect for smaller towns or short commutes. My S model does not have a quick charge option, nor are there quick charging stations in my area. This is not the car for you if you drive long distances.
I inquired about a newly posted Honda Pilot on a Friday and got an immediate response asking when I was available to test drive which was awesome. I responded immediately that I was in Tahoe for the weekend and could test drive on Sunday afternoon.
The next response was from someone else who said the car had been sold the night before. So a bit of a mixed signal, but no hard feelings, I guess it’s the nature of the biz.
Best kept secret in vehicles
by rrleafev from PNW
July 9, 2018
Once you go electric, you'll never go back! Great value... Get your education about these vehicles--online, magazines, go to a dealer and test drive--they are the future, so start saving money NOW!
Although I havent bought the car from them but i liked the overall process and prompt reaponses from shift sf. They brought the veichle to my door but i could not able to meet due to an emergency. This was handled very politly by the driver and appreciate it. Thanks
It's like driving the future!
by evcarguy from Chandler, AZ
November 23, 2017
This car has been a great commuter car. It's been reliable and easy to maintain! The electric torque and power makes such a fun driving experience! Charging this car with a full charge only costs about $1, to provide up to about 70-80 miles commute. The A/C is by far the best performing of any car I have owned!
Shift helped me find a buyer for my 2014 BMW M5. They had my vehicle inspected, took care of the detailing, photos and delivery to the new buyer. After selling the BMW, Kevin and his team were able to find me a 2012 Bentley GT convertible with 5k miles and help me purchase below market value.
Kevin and his team communicated thought the whole process and was very helpful in selling and buying my new car.
I would strongly recommend Team Shift for anyone who is in the market for buying or selling.
Good around town full electric car
by CyberYeh from San Diego ,CA
December 6, 2018
Plenty of space inside for 5 people, and storage space is decent. Nice kick when you put your feet on the pedal since it's electric. Pretty comfortable drive and handles well. Happy I don't need to go to gas station and spend any money on gas. My only complaint is battery range which needs improvement.
Tried to find a used HR-V but unfortunately Shift is only in the Bay Area. Just too far to go to buy a car. Too many obstacles to work with. They were very helpful in trying to make it work.
Good for the buck.
August 22, 2018
This car is a good option to buy used to save money on gas. But not a dream car as the design is disappointing in my option. The range as well isn't great. But it's a decent car that I won't mind driving.
My first test drive experience with Shift has been amazing, specifically with Jason Osteen. He was very upfront with the car, and answered every question I had with clarity. I would like to commend the non-pushy nature of Shift enthusiasts, allowing me to make a buying decision without unnecessary pressure.
The Shift website is very user friendly, which includes access to an extensive 200 point inspection, including the Carfax history of the car.
Overall the service has been excellent.
Excellent Commuter Car - Saved Me A Ton
by RVG from LA, CA
October 21, 2018
This is a great commuter car. I was spending a couple hundred dollars a month on gas before I got this car. My work has free EV chargers so the increase in my power bill is minimal. I bought this car used and my car payment is about what I was paying monthly for gas. Such a blessing...
No used car dealer hassle
Love Sift the best way to buy use car.
I scheduled an appointment they were there on time, test drove it and bought the car and done with everything within an hour. I will never buy a used car from a used car lot again.
Limited Electric car
by jayjay from sanger,ca
November 3, 2018
Almost seems like this car was intentionally crappy to push newcomers to hybrids and electric cars back to gas. But there are better electric cars out there. This isn't a good one.....
Quick and easy buying experience. all the staff were very helpful and answered all my questions
Nisan Leaf 2013
by Michail from 20541 Horatio BLVD Prairie View IL 60069
October 22, 2018
Very handy.Easy to charge.
no worse than a car with a gasoline engine is much cheaper and does not damage the environment................ ................. ................... ................................
If getting around town or back and forth to work is your primary use for your vehicle, you should consider looking at a Leaf. This car has exceeded all our expectations in comfort, performance, build quality, and fun factor. I do all the maintenance work on our vehicles, and have nothing to do on this car but rotate tires and check the brakes once in awhile. Awesome!
nimble, prefer the suspension is little more stiffer, better styling, etc.... but bottomline, realiable, quick, easy to drive. what else can you ask for other than longer range.
definitely going back to getting another Leaf soon. plug in 100% EV is very attractive...almost none for the maintenance cost.
FUN Battery EV, low maintenance/great safety stats
by lspooz from Greensboro
December 3, 2018
Funky style exterior, a blast to drive, safety ratings are great - a perfect car for college student/second car (LOW maintenance/no gas to buy).
Only drawback is limited range, so make sure battery capacity is good when purchasing used (ideally would still be within the original 60 month warrant)
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