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 Post subject: Nissan Leaf 2018
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:40 pm 
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I'm seeing a lot of Nissan Leaf's and had to watch a vid to find out why. :blush:
The thing drives itself most of the time [rofl02.gif]

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 Post subject: Re: Nissan Leaf 2018
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:16 am 
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I'm seeing a lot of Nissan Leaf's and had to watch a vid to find out why. :blush:
The thing drives itself most of the time [rofl02.gif]

Horrible little cars, we have them (and Renault Zoe’s) at Work as pool cars, they’re getting more and more of them to try and avoid paying fuel allowance.
I don’t like them at all :thumbdown:


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 Post subject: Re: Nissan Leaf 2018
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:36 am 
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They really are pushing the whole electric/ hybrid car thing.

There a 4k grant if you buy one and my niece just order a new hybrid toyota yaris. With the grants and arguing with the dealer.... the list price was 13k and she got it down to 8k :proud:

Nissan Leaf list price is around 23k, but with a little arguing and shopping around you can pick them up for 12/15k new

They basically they're giving them away [rofl02.gif]

The benefits are free or lower cost residential parking in most cities. I'm not sure of the running costs compared to petrol cars. If petrol hits £1.50 per litre again, interest will increase in electric cars.

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 Post subject: Re: Nissan Leaf 2018
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:12 pm 
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Makes you wonder how good a £23k car is, if they’re giving them away for nearly half the price..

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 Post subject: Re: Nissan Leaf 2018
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:35 pm 
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Car makers aren't the only people to bump up price so they can discount at the dealerships.

They make their money from extras such as winter packs, paint and other add on's.
The other issue is people buying a new car and returning it in 30 days. The dealerships take a 4k hit on new cars when this happens. People have been known to return to dealership and buy the same car they just return at the second hand price.

From there point of view its better to sell a new car with a 4k discount than be stuck trying to sell a return with 1500 miles on the clock.

I've never brought a second hand car since my late teens. There nothing but trouble, you don't know where they have been or underlining faults.

The trick is to buy the car you need, not think you need. Remember maintenance costs over 10 years is normally 1/2 the price of a new car. Some are better than others.

If there only two of you and only drive once or twice a week, don't buy an electric car.

This type of use will kill the batteries in a few years and your looking at a 5k replace. Electric cars are designed to be used daily.

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