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Joining the EV owners club

Discussion in 'Hybrid, PHEV & EV Electric Cars Forum' started by 1jim, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. 1jim

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    So, after much deliberation and cost calculations we are buying a nissan leaf 24kwh leaf. 2014 with 24000 on the clock. We are replacing a 2.5year old kia picanto.
    Will be used as our second car mainly.
    Due to collect in just over a week and a half.

    All things being equal should save around £50a month.

    Although older than the picanto it feels a more substantial car and is better speccd. So won't feel like a trade down.
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    Nice like the colour

    Give it 2 weeks before you are finding any excuse possible to use it as main car :). Enjoy
     
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    Have already come up with the perfect reason..... Waiting for the home charger to be installed will mean we need to use the 3pin charger, as I do less miles a day normally it would make sense that I drive it first :)
     
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    Very nice! I'm going to look at one tomorrow.
     
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    good luck, hope its what you are looking for.
     
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    Thanks Jim, I’ve joined the club as well!
     
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    That's fantastic news, what did you end up with?
     
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    Late 2015 24kw Tekna in White. I was going to buy it outright but got £1000 dealer contribution and 2 years servicing if I took out a PCP. I’ll pay it off in full though in a couple of months.

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    couldnt get the attachment to open-
    would have loved a tekna but found a decent deal on an august 2014 accenta, pick up next saturday
     
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    IMG_0847.JPG

    Should be there now :) I think I’m also stalking you on fb
     
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    very nice, like it
     
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    Got to wait 2 weeks for mine as there are a couple of light scratches I’ve asked them to sort out.
     
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    Managed to get the additional type 1 to type 2 cable from the dealer and it also turns out it has the 6.6 charger instead of the advertised 3.3! :)
     
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    thats a fantastic outcome and fab news re the 6.6 :)

    of course,,,, i am going to be gutted on saturday when we pick ours up and i check this to find out we only got what we paid for :-(
     
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    picked ours up, absolutely furious with the dealer. its a 3.3! my argument that everyone was getting a free upgrade fell on deaf ears
     
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    Where was that announced? Or is your post missing a smiley? :D
     
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    It’s not so much it was a free upgrade, more down to the incompetence of the dealers not knowing which cars had the upgraded charger.
     
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    So jim got what he paid for and you lucked out? ( I think jim may have been joking)
     
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    Sorry, yes, was joking.....
    I got exactly what I thought I was buying and expecting.
    Others on here (and on Facebook groups) thought they were buying a slower charging capability and discovered at home or was the faster one, so was a little upset not to have the same good luck (although not really )
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
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    Pod point installed yesterday so no more cables out of windows here :) done a couple of free top up chargers at lidl when shopping (just because I'm tight and it feels like they are paying my fuel to shop with them)…

    In other news.... The next door neighbours have now also bought a leaf :)
     
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    More Free Leccy then.. Oh Sorry I must have parked on your drive by mistake and plugged in ;-)
     
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    Love it..... They went for untethered, I went for tethered so maybe I will be paying for the neighbourhood ev movement
     
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    We have a tethered on the side of the house and also on the front, must admit never had anyone use them although I do publish on plugshare they are there if anyone needs them in an emergency.
     
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    Don't really think they will use electric :)

    I did ask on Facebook pages to see if anyone had done this as was tempted to list it as we are are off the A46 but suspect the lidl charger would be a better bet, same speed and also free, so don't know if its worth the effort
     
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    In Asda yesterday came back to find two Leafs and a Mitsubishi PHEC thing all within a few meters of our X. Went to a friends house in the afternoon and some other vistors turned up in a Leaf!!!

    Getting common these EVs :).
     

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