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01-03-2017, 22:32   #1
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Say hello to the the newest member of BEVOC

BEVOC is the Boards EV Owners Community
I am the newest member.!
Took delivery of the 171 Leaf today: SV 30kWh/6.6kW/Cold Pack/Metallic/Granny Cable/ boot liner/ scrappage.

The first thing that needs saying is to acknowledge all the help/ideas/suggestions etc that were provided this past few weeks by the guys and gals here.

Had a browse through a few posts here and it is interesting to see ideas that would, perhaps in normal times, support a dose of consumer dissonance.

AKA as 'buyer's remorse,' a feeling of guilt associated with doubts about the advisability of a purchase decision that one experiences after making an expensive purchase.

Not so in my case

Nothing much to report on day 1, its a dream to drive, put 100 km up on it just messing around and I have had three stops at three different charge points just to make sure the card I got was working.
All is well on that front.
Have an 05:30 start tomorrow so signing off for now.
ps the OBDLink arrived as well today so will hook that up.

Screen shot of the dash just as I left garage attached

Update: 2/2/17

Left the house at 05:30 this am as normal for my gym session, came back, young lad said when he got up: "Paw: you not go to gym today?".... the sound of silence, just like Red October.

Paid insurance: €338 fully comp with no loss of NCB for two claims over 3 years vs €478 turd party on a 20 year old
Paid road tax €120 vs €710
No NCT for 4 years, it was usually two visits so c€80/pa on the last two cars
Sure its nearly self financed at this stage lads & lassies
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01-03-2017, 22:53   #2
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Excellent choice!

Wishing you many happy miles with it!
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Best of luck with it, happy motoring.

Keep us potential owners updated with your thoughts on this forum.
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01-03-2017, 23:49   #4
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Well wear!

If you don't mind me asking (and it could help others), how much did it set you back all-in on the road?
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Congratulations!

Would be interested to know why you chose the Leaf over the Ioniq?
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Well wear!

If you don't mind me asking (and it could help others), how much did it set you back all-in on the road?
As you know I did a deal with Nissan over the Airside 24 hr test drive debacle The pre-deal invoice price was €26,290
This is list less €4,000 scrappage plus the add-ons:
metallic, cold pack, granny cable, 6.6 kw on board charger, boot liner.

I know its a lot of shekels, when you look at what the others are doing here 2nd hand from the UK etc ( you could buy two for that price! ) and then the guys here load up with the comments like " Leaf is the fastest depreciating car EVER" .... or will be once the new XXXkWh YYY comes out.

However, I am 1000% happy with the whole transaction and the plan is to drive it until either I or it cast off our mortal coils and venture forth into Valhalla, where I am assured there is free charging.
As is evident from the blog in my profile, I nearly did cast them off in 2016 so my perspective is perhaps somewhat different to most of the young turks here.


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Best of luck with it, happy motoring.

Keep us potential owners updated with your thoughts on this forum.
Thanks, the first insight anyway is that tethered home charging is the only way: the python that is the public cable in the car boot is a "beast" once out of the nice bag!!!
This is also based on two trips to the Rapid DC chargers yesterday, just plug and go!

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Congratulations!

Would be interested to know why you chose the Leaf over the Ioniq?
Simples: more head room and a higher drivers seat position.

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Best of luck Honda.
So envious of seeing 200odd in range!

I'm on board Mr. O' Leary's tin can about to take off to Scotland.

Kceire out.
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The 30kW battery cuts off so much of the range anxiety. Which is so important for a new EV driver. Even for the experienced EV drivers who know how to plan trips very well and know where and what time would be spend on a CP.

Would you have any pics?
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If you are not planning to change car for good - tethered is so much handier than the socket CP. I am now getting a 32Ð socket type but will have the short cable plugged in full time and getting a 10m cable for street charging.
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The 30kW battery cuts off so much of the range anxiety. Which is so important for a new EV driver. Even for the experienced EV drivers who know how to plan trips very well and know where and what time would be spend on a CP.

Would you have any pics?
I figured if I need extra range inside of a year, I could probably sell whatever Leaf I end up buying for near enough the same money as I am buying for. I doubt it will be an issue for most 24kw drivers, who......like me, will only be doing small miles.

@Honda: Super news and congrats on the shiny new car.

@Kceire: Keep notes on your journey home. The good, the bad & the ugly. Will make for some teatime reading later I hope.
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As you know I did a deal with Nissan over the Airside 24 hr test drive debacle The pre-deal invoice price was €26,290
This is list less €4,000 scrappage plus the add-ons:
metallic, cold pack, granny cable, 6.6 kw on board charger.
So all-in after your deal was €24k? €25k?

If you're hanging on to the car for a long time, depreciation is really not that important (compared to someone keeping their car for 2 or 3 years), so don't worry about first year depreciation as it's irrelevant to you. And there is something to say for buying brand new. For me it's a one off, never before and probably never again will I buy new. Best of luck with your car
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So all-in after your deal was €24k? €25k?

If you're hanging on to the car for a long time, depreciation is really not that important (compared to someone keeping their car for 2 or 3 years), so don't worry about first year depreciation as it's irrelevant to you. And there is something to say for buying brand new. For me it's a one off, never before and probably never again will I buy new. Best of luck with your car

Yes re the numbers, fully charged.

I must say that Nissan Head Office and Barry in Windsor Motors in Belgard did more than I asked for once Head Office was aware of the issues in Airside.

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For me it's a one off, never before and probably never again will I buy new. Best of luck with your car
Sure, we will see once the Model 3 lands in Ireland
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I will need to start playing the lotto

Or at least get rid of some of these ankle biters
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Look at home in the driveway, was testing the rear camera.
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