2012 Nissan Leaf User Reviews

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Users ranked 2012 Nissan Leaf against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2012 Nissan Leaf SL Review
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    Love It! — I'd drive it everyday if my wife would share better. I hate driving my gas car now. Can't wait until we can get another electric. Not only are we saving tons of money on gas but I feel much better about driving when I'm not clogging the air with exhaust.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Never wait in line at the gas station again.  No maintenance.  Great acceleration.  

    Cons: Range is shorter than a gas car but you just have to plan accordingly.  

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    Perfect Commuter Car If It Was Capable Of 150 To 200 Miles A Charge — The built quality is good over all. It handled quite well with it's low center of gravity. It accelerated pretty good as well. Ample room. ok cargo. Where it falls short is as I stated. In winter time with the heater on you would be hard pressed to get 50 miles out of a full charge. I know the newer ones are a bit better but if they were able to step up the battery capacity to at least 80 miles in the cold with the heat on. i might be worth it. I sold mine. On car-guru.

    Pros: Saves a load of gas money

    Cons: Winter driving mileage reduced significantly.

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    2012 Nissan Leaf SL Review
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    Most Significant Car Of It's Time — I have driven the 2012 LEAF SL several times and my immediate impression is WOW, it's extremely smooth on the road, handles exceedingly well and has among the most comfortable front and back seats in the entire mid-size market. It's acceleration is rapid and impressive. With the typical US household driving 12,000 miles per year, or about 35 miles per day, the range anxiety talked a lot about is far fetched, based on hard data. Within a few years, there will be charging ports everywhere. The LEAF has the charger inside and is a great 2nd car if you need to travel far distances often, or can be the most fuel efficient single car you can buy. Requires no maintenance costs associated with ICE vehicles (internal combustion engines), and with average US driving habits, should cost you about $30-$40 a month to fuel up. The LEAF requires Voltage Fuel, which is electricity, widely abundant, and incredibly cheap. Bottom line is that it's a real car, goes fast, is roomy, and will save you $1,000's of dollars every year you own it. Say bye-bye to the gas station if you own this car. Recommend you lease for now, and you for sure get the $7500 tax credit which is used as lease cash.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: 99MPG average, heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel, Navigation & Bluetooth standard. Range OK for most American drivers

    Cons: No sunroof available at this time

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    2012 Nissan Leaf SL Review
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    Good Commuter Car — Eco mode's acceleration is very similar in to my 98 JXI. Normal mode acceleration rocks. Handling sucks (first non sports car). Snow is like ice. NO HAND BRAKE! I need to figure out how to correct this. Purchased used 12/14. Still a little too new to rate the car across the board.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: No Gas
    Eco mode's acceleration is very similar in to my 98 JXI.
    Normal mode  acceleration rocks.
    Kick a.. instant heat.

    Cons: Annual Dealer ship only inspection.
    Cold weather range (barely 35 miles).
    Snow is like ice.
    NO HAND BRAKE!  I need to figure out how to correct this.

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