+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 58

Thread: Hello new friend

  1. #1
    Join Date: May 2012

    Location: Dagenham Essex

    Posts: 9,960
    I'm I'mteachingmarcotheartofpishanto.

    Cool Hello new friend

    Picked up my replacement car yesterday
    I am now the owner of a Nissan Leaf
    I've gone all electric

    Packed with features , I am ploughing my way through the instruction manual

    I was a diesel head ( previously a petrol head )

    Now I'm a electrichead

    Let's see how long it takes me to run out of battery power and end up stranded
    Music is vinyl it fills the gaps between silence !

    TAT Sale post Leader " Marcos Mentor "

    Also a pishanto specialist confirmed by Head Daftee

    Real name " Allen " or "Zoomer Nut”, “Numpty Napper”.

    ±± KEEP IT REEL

  2. #2
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

    Posts: 63,295
    I'm Grant.

    Default

    I looked at the leaf myself although not in the flesh, didn't quite get that far as I went halfway house with the hybrid.
    Don't think you'll be unhappy Al
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - JBE SERIES 3/B&O SP1/PROJECT PHONOBOX DS2 USB - QUAD VENA 2 - IFI PURIFIER 2/TWIN PRO MONOBLOCK POWER AMPLIFIERS - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - OPPO PM-3 PLANAR, SONY H900 & NURAPHONE HEADPHONES - ZBOOK/ IFI SILENCER/WIN10 PRO/AUDIRVANA & JRIVER - SMSL M6 DAC & IFI SILENCER - RPI 3+, DIGIONE HAT/VOLUMIO2 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC CHORD, MOGAMI, SUPRA & WIREWORLD

    **Men are not punished for their sins, but by them**Don't be such a big girl's blouse!**
    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

    RIP Terry... "We use only the finest baby frogs, dew picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope and lovingly frosted with glucose."

  3. #3
    Join Date: May 2012

    Location: Dagenham Essex

    Posts: 9,960
    I'm I'mteachingmarcotheartofpishanto.

    Default

    Its stramge doing your first drive , No clutch , No gear stick auto or manual , No turn key starting

    Then when you move off no noise other than a slightly audiable whirr , No noticable gear changes , it just glides away silently

    Very comfy , Loaded with features , When reading yet another forum found out you can buy a diagnostic plug and a phone App called Leaf Spy that lets you into what Nissan see , loads of things in the menu are customisable , Example you can adjust the length of time the interior light stays on after exiting the car , Decide if you want auto rain sensing wipers on or off
    You can see the anount of fast charges and normal charges the car has had and the status of each of the power cells , Quite impressive , Also you can set the climat control to come on and warm the car up for you prior to unpluging from the mains
    Last edited by Audio Al; 05-12-2019 at 20:51. Reason: spelling again , Doh !
    Music is vinyl it fills the gaps between silence !

    TAT Sale post Leader " Marcos Mentor "

    Also a pishanto specialist confirmed by Head Daftee

    Real name " Allen " or "Zoomer Nut”, “Numpty Napper”.

    ±± KEEP IT REEL

  4. #4
    Join Date: Jun 2014

    Location: Chorley Lancs

    Posts: 5,199
    I'm Steve.

    Default

    The new ones look super cool, and no doubt it'll be really economical, but the important thing is the boot's loudspeaker-carrying capacity
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Densen Beat B400 Plus; Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Audion Silver Night 300b stereo
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini-1, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    Panasonic 42" plasma, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

  5. #5
    Join Date: May 2012

    Location: Dagenham Essex

    Posts: 9,960
    I'm I'mteachingmarcotheartofpishanto.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    The new ones look super cool, and no doubt it'll be really economical, but the important thing is the boot's loudspeaker-carrying capacity
    The rear seats fold down
    Music is vinyl it fills the gaps between silence !

    TAT Sale post Leader " Marcos Mentor "

    Also a pishanto specialist confirmed by Head Daftee

    Real name " Allen " or "Zoomer Nut”, “Numpty Napper”.

    ±± KEEP IT REEL

  6. #6
    Join Date: Feb 2010

    Location: Moved to frozen north, beyond Inverness

    Posts: 1,584
    I'm Dave.

    Default

    Good to read this thread - and wow - you've beaten us to electric. We're probably going for a Renault Zoe, plus A.N.Other. The Leaf has, I hear, a strange way to control the speed and braking - one pedal operation. Would be interested to hear how you get on with that. We know a couple of people who have Leafs (what is the plural? - Leaves?) - and one of them said it took hardly any time to get used to the different form of control.

    Did you get a home charger fitted as well? That's what Renault offer, though in these remote parts it's also possible to get an interest free loan, plus a charging point, courtesy of the council - or is it the Scottish government?

    Take care, and don't run the battery flat if you can avoid it. Let us know how far you get on typical days.

    There are a few gotchas re these cars - some have been pointed out before. Round here there are charging points, but some are time limited.
    That seems to make sense, but it doesn't make sense if one wants to park for say 2-3 hours, yet the charging only takes an hour. One could then be singled out as anti-social for blocking others from the point. Another thing I noticed is one venue (restaurant/coffee shop) which has dedicated electric vehicle spaces - but "everyone" knows that there are hardly any electric cars so *****s without electric cars park in them.

    I hope you continue to enjoy this new car.
    Dave

  7. #7
    Join Date: Oct 2018

    Location: Forest of Dean

    Posts: 643
    I'm Gary.

    Default

    My deepest sympathy

  8. #8
    Join Date: Nov 2011

    Location: Seaton, Devon, UK

    Posts: 3,654
    I'm Adrian.

    Default

    Well I will be most interested in how you find it Al, as I am possibly getting to the point of having to change vehicle for various reasons. If I recall rightly your day/night job involves driving large vehicles so a silent woosh will be quite different I guess. Hope it works out.
    [FONT="Arial"]
    Listening is the act of aural discrimination and dissemination of sound, and accepting you get it wrong sometimes


    Pro-Ject Signature 10 TT & arm, Benz Micro LP-S & Michel Cusis MC cartridge, Furutech AG-12-R4 High Performance Phono Cable, LFD MMC special phono stage, Rothwell MCX SUT, RaspberryPi/HifiBerry Digi to Beresford Caiman SEG DAC, Sony 3d blu-Ray for CDs to Caiman SEG, ALLNIC T1500 MKII SET 300B amp, Tannoy Legacy Arden speakers and JBL L100 Century's , Chord Epic speaker leads, & signature links, the Eccose Conductor CA1 cd to pre, I think I am at audio nirvana, but don’t tell anyone

  9. #9
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

    Posts: 63,295
    I'm Grant.

    Default

    Interesting that toyota won't make a fully electric car., opting to remain in the hybrid sector for foreseeable future.
    They are betting on the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle market of future.
    Or so they hope. They simply don't have the manufacturing capacity to make all electrics.

    Actually that's not totally true now as they are aiming for solid state batteries and non rare earth batteries. I think their
    Hydrogen research is being wound down.
    I like the leaf as its a nice car. How the all electric will fair is interesting. 2 model sizes. 160ml range and a longer range 220 or so, but it depends on load etc so I expect, like internal combustion figures it will be 20/30% less on Ave.
    I love my hybrid so be interested on your take Al
    Last edited by struth; 05-12-2019 at 20:43.
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - JBE SERIES 3/B&O SP1/PROJECT PHONOBOX DS2 USB - QUAD VENA 2 - IFI PURIFIER 2/TWIN PRO MONOBLOCK POWER AMPLIFIERS - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - OPPO PM-3 PLANAR, SONY H900 & NURAPHONE HEADPHONES - ZBOOK/ IFI SILENCER/WIN10 PRO/AUDIRVANA & JRIVER - SMSL M6 DAC & IFI SILENCER - RPI 3+, DIGIONE HAT/VOLUMIO2 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC CHORD, MOGAMI, SUPRA & WIREWORLD

    **Men are not punished for their sins, but by them**Don't be such a big girl's blouse!**
    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

    RIP Terry... "We use only the finest baby frogs, dew picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope and lovingly frosted with glucose."

  10. #10
    Join Date: Sep 2009

    Location: west mids, UK

    Posts: 2,455
    I'm Phil.

    Default

    went in a leaf recently and was amazed at the power and acceleration it had . brilliant .
    1]bel canto pre 3 vbs, ice power amps /onkyo sacd, modwright jolida dac
    sonos, . tannoy eaton legacy 2]arcam a75 marantz sa8005, jolida dac and RFC impulse ta`us , track audio stands

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •