32 thoughts on “Car Tech – 2012 Nissan Leaf SL

  • May 26, 2013 at 09:27
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    6:22 The 2013 Leaf was reduced to $28,800 MSRP if anyone cares.

  • July 1, 2013 at 00:46
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    0-60 MPH in 7 sec?? Yeah right lol; more like 10 or 11 secs.

  • July 2, 2013 at 02:11
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    instant torque make it go as fast as it can the second you hit 1 RPM.

  • July 5, 2013 at 20:33
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    Leaf's are actually fast. Most EV's are. This is because they have soooooo much torque and it all gets put down from 1 RPM instead of having to wait until 6000. The Spark EV is a tiny hatchback with 130 horsepower but FOUR HUNDRED lb ft of torque. Have fun keeping up with one of those.

  • September 23, 2013 at 15:09
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    Electric cars are fast because theres infinite power within the battery. Tesla model S which is a full electric vehicle is faster than the dodge viper.

  • September 26, 2013 at 20:33
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    Look up the 0-60 acceleration on YouTube.. The Leaf is not a performance car like the Tesla.. It's an economy car, I admit though, 0-30mph is quick an may be harder to beat because of that instant torque in the electric motor, not the power in the battery.

  • September 27, 2013 at 10:34
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    I know the Leaf isn't a performance car and neither is the Tesla model s. They're both refined but with the Tesla you get bigger, tires, brakes, and more premium edge but you pay for it in the price. How ever, you can opt out for s sport model that will put you past 100,000$ . The Leaf is not as premium but its really quiet, comfortable, quick, and premium in its class, and you pay less than 30k $ after government and state incentives which makes it more valuable.

  • September 27, 2013 at 16:31
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    I love my Leaf, I've had it for six months now. It's the quietest, smoothest, most relaxing car I've ever had. I drove a friends Lexus Is the other day and it felt like a tractor compared to the Leaf

  • December 19, 2013 at 21:55
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    Perhaps the one thing other than looks that drive people away from this car is the range of the car. Perhaps with a 40Kwh or bigger battery for a good 140 mile range minimum it'll gain many more converts.

  • December 31, 2013 at 06:59
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    If I could get an electric car (even base) for 25k and under I would probably buy one as long as it had a range of 60+ miles on a charge. I could go from work and back and save alot. 

  • January 8, 2014 at 09:02
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    Looking at the details of other EV's, you really gain an appreciation of how groundbreaking,  innovative and uncompromising Tesla truly is.

  • May 18, 2014 at 03:05
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    Referring the main instrument panel: 2:53 "on the left is your charge" – no it's not, it's your battery temperature. 

  • August 25, 2014 at 07:15
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    Has the top speed on the leaf improved since the 2012 model? I live in Houston and I usually do between 75-80 mph on the freeway. I really want this car.

  • September 16, 2014 at 07:10
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    I live in Texas an drive on the stretch of highway that is 85mph+ and i love going 100mph

  • May 19, 2015 at 06:24
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    I've seen 2011 models on craigslist for as low as $10,000, and that's for sale by dealer.

  • August 31, 2015 at 06:53
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    When gas was nearly $4 the lease on these was a steal. You basically got a drive a new car that was silent and required no maintenance out of pocket for FREE. Well, Free = the cost of just gasoline to drive a small to midsize car where you either had a payment or were on the hook for out of warranty repairs/maintenance.

    Resale value is really bad on these cars because you can not DIY things. It makes great sense as a lease though.

  • October 28, 2016 at 05:42
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    No, the one on the left is Battery Temperature. Not charge level. Did you not notice the thermometer? Or how the bars DROP on the right display as your mileage diminishes?

  • December 30, 2016 at 01:41
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    Just bought this car used via CarMax for $8000 & 35K miles. It's a nice second car for to & from work driving. Do not recommend it for highway / freeway driving. You get the best milage on the street / stop & go traffic. Perfect for driving about town.

  • January 31, 2017 at 09:07
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    This would be a perfect 2nd car if you have to commute and do something like über

  • September 10, 2017 at 03:12
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    Looks like an Audi logo gone nuts 😂😂😂😂 I can't

  • November 3, 2017 at 21:19
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    Great car. Dude is a douche bag. But car looks awesome

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