Thread: Bought a LEAF
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Old 02-05-2016, 02:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
The original Ecopias are amazingly low rolling resistance, so if you are happy with their performance, you could do pretty well, I think going with the Ecopia Pus which is the retail version of the OEM tires.
Any idea on the difference between the OEM and retail version?
Wet grip is important, noise / ride quality is probably more important (unless wet grip is terrible) winter is an abstract concept here that I have no reason to prepare for.

Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
An alternative would be to get Nokian eNtTYRE 2.0 (all season low rolling resistance) or their WR G3 (all-weather low rolling resistance) for better winter performance. Neither of these are ultra low resistance, though.
Again, I don't get winter and the range isn't sufficient to drive someplace with winter.

Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
Shift the Leaf into neutral the same way you would in the Prius - except don't use R below 7MPH or you will get reverse.
Good to know, thanks for the warning, I would have expected lockout until stopped, LoL

Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
The e-Golf is a better car in many ways, but a weaker EV, if that makes any sense. I did a detailed comparison elsewhere here on EM. I'll find it and link, when I can. (We are having power issues here at work.)
I think I understand you here the current Golf has a high grade fit / finish / appointments (Which would have required an Audi badge 1 generation ago) and the LEAF is a Nissan that isn't going to be confused with an Infinity. However the Germans haven't mastered the concept of electricity just yet, which might be problematic in an electric car.
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