Let me try that again!!!!
My Car of 10 years died two nights ago. The front tire cracked off!
I just left the dealership. Bought a Brand New 2013 Nissan Leaf
Just rode it one mile and getting food. Been in the dealership since 9:30am. Getting some dinner. Will post pics tonight.
Nothing nicer than a new ride nissian makes a good car the wife has a 2011 Rouge and she just loves it. Your a pretty big dude from the pics of you standing in front of your SDA's I'am wondering if you will have enough leg room. Congrats on the new purchase. I'am 6'4 210lbs and barley fit in the Rouge.
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Looks like lower control arm and broke where the lower ball joint sits. Honda ?
Speakers: SDA-1C (most all the goodies)
Preamp: Joule Electra LA-150 MKII SE
Amp: Wright WPA 50-50 EAT KT88s
Analog: Marantz TT-15S1 MBS Glider SL| Wright WPP100C Amperex BB 6er5 and 7316 & WPM-100 SUT
Digital: Mac mini 2.3GHz dual-core i5 8g RAM 1.5 TB HDD Music Server Amarra (memory play) - USB - W4S DAC 2
Cables: Mits S3 IC and Spk cables| PS Audio PCs
Ofc: Wright WLA12 preamp: Anthem Amp 1: Pio Elite DV-79AVI: Airport Express: CAL Sigma II DAC: PA LS90 sonicaps and mills
How do you plan to charge it? 120V or 240V quick charge?
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback. 155,000 miles. Served me well. Worst part all 4 tires are 3 months old :(
Right now 120. There are a lot of companies making the Level 2 charger so I don't have to buy the $2000 one from Nissan. GE makes one that gets great reviews and costs $850
My next door neighbor is an Electrician with 30 years experience and he helps me with every electrical issue/upgrade for my house.
I might see if his company can get the GE charger at a wholesale price.
Jephdood nice pic! LOL.
Well...a car that works is better than a car that doesn't!
But - I HATE the thought of car payments....
Congrats - enjoy that new car smell!
H9: If you don't trust what you are hearing, then maybe you need to be less invested in a hobby which all the pleasure comes from listening to music.
The older Hyundai's were not well built. I wouldn't buy anything older than 07/08 from them.
Congrats on the new ride! Can it haul 1.2TL's? If not, you bought the wrong car haha
My Wife's 2010 Sonata is lemon. She wants to get rid of it. The 2003 Hyundai was the best. I don't trust the Hyundai's built after 2008. To me that's when they started building junk.
I had a 2000 Hyundai as well and it was a great car.
Right now the new car is plugged in and charging. The funny thing is that my neighbor next door just bought their daughter her first car and its a Nissan as well!
She came by and I had her start the car and she couldn't believe it. She also wants my 17" wheels. She said they look so hot! LOL
Sorry you had bad luck Sal. But history is history. And I agree, your wife's Sonata is definitely a lemon. I know a friend I see every now and again that has nothing but good things about his. All car companies have issues.
I dont care for the electric cars but to each their own. As long as you like it bud.
In the past 90 days I have reset my daily trip odometer to try to see if I can get by with a Leaf. for 80 of the 90 days I used 51 miles or less per day. 3 Days I used 71 to 74 miles and 3 days I used over 100 miles in one day.
The Days when I need to use the Car for 100 miles or more I will be using my wife's car or Park my car and use public transportation the rest of the day and then use the car to just get home.
I'll have to plan out my routes now but that's OK since I won't be buying $3000 in gas anymore every year.
Here are some pics:
Charging last night in my driveway:
Charging done this morning:
You know what's funny, Sal? Jesse and I were just talking about you and your car the day before you purchased this new one. Apparently, you do not mind smaller cars. For such a big guy I find this surprising. I'm smaller than you and sometimes I wish my Chevy 2500HD pickup truck was bigger. Congrat's on the new car, nonetheless.
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Thanks. I fit. I like the concept of not paying $3000 in gas in the next 12 months.
I like the concept of making gas cheaper to begin with.
Congrats on the new car.
Congrats on your new ride, if you're happy with it that's all the matters. I see you live out east, a smaller vehicle definitely "fits" better most places over there...
What I would really like to know, and I haven't done any reading into the Leaf, the Volt and other electric cars, is how the hell do you get heat in -35 celsius winter!?!?!?!? Will it even drive through a snow storm?
New ride looks great, I actually just bought a 2002 Elantra GT as my "new" winter car. The lower control arm was a recall issue on those cars, in fact mine is going in to the dealer Tuesday to have both replaced for free. Hopefully they won't fail before then!
In NJ there is no sales Tax on EVs (electric vehicle). That saved me $2800
The Fed is giving $7500 off my taxes in 2013 as well.
The car was $36,160.00 I haggled them down to $34000.00 and so that's what I am financing. Zero down 4.99%
The car is listed under my business so it becomes a write-off
For me it's just a win win situation.
Actually I'm at a client now in Brooklyn that I could not get to on Friday and I guesstimated I would have 68 miles remaining when I get here but I have 70.
When I approached the Holland Tunnel from the NJ side there's a very big hill. At the top of the Hill i had 75 miles remaining. In the middle of the tunnel I had 78.
I gained 3 miles because if the hill. Pretty damn cool.
The cost of the eleltricity should be around $750 for the year. I used to pay $3000 a year in gas. Still a win win situtation.
For me it should work out pretty good. For others it may not. Very Hot or Cold area will have Diminished battery life.
As per the minus 30 dsgrees question. I've never seen minus 30 degrees in NJ. I've seen -20 once in like 1983.
The car's computer can be programmed to turn on 30 mins before you leave for work to turn on the heat and the heated seats.
Then when you unplug it the car is warm and your battery still have 100% of its range.
Vice versa applies for the summertime with air conditioning.
I will keep updating this thread.
You really need to plan out your time and trip.
Like today. I need to get back home and plug it in before 10pm or I won't have enough battery for my clients tomorrow!
Mainly because I only have the 120V charger right now that takes 16 hours to charge the battery from dead to full.
I'm getting a 240V charger that will charge the car in 4 hours. That gives me more flexibility.
Interesting. Both your comments Sal and the video on that ZENN car.
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