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Old 02-08-2016, 10:07 AM   #21 (permalink)
NeilBlanchard
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I don't know the difference between the stock Ecopia tires and the Plus retail version - my best guess is the tread is deeper. I think they are the tire to beat - they are virtually the same uber-low rolling resistance of the Nokian Hakka R2 winter tires we have for our Leaf S.

They are quiet and decent in the wet. The Leaf is great up to a limit, and then it feels like the suspension is the limiting factor. Brakes are very strong, and at first they can be "grabby" in transitioning from regen to friction, but now with ~16K+ miles they are fine.

The torque on the Leaf is impressive - the leap in acceleration from 0-40MPH is great, and tempting to use in more situations than I could have imagined.

The horn is totally wimpy. For tall folks, the rear seat is tough. It has lots of interior space. If you have good hearing, then driving in traffic in the summer with the windows open, then Jetsons noise maker may drive you nuts.

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