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Old 02-07-2020, 09:37 AM   #551 (permalink)
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Has anybody else noticed their Leafs going through tires at a fast rate?
I just bought my Leaf SV with 30k miles on it, the factory tires are nearly bald. Probably because factory tires are ***t, but also possibly because of the curb weight. This car weighs 4,000 pounds completely empty. Me and my wife and all of our luggage for a week-long trip to Eastern Oregon still weighed under 3,000 lb in my Toyota Yaris... So the extra weight is probably not helping things, as far as tire wear goes.

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Old 02-07-2020, 11:36 AM   #552 (permalink)
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Our 2014 Leaf S had Bridgestone Ecopia tires, and I bought Nokian Hakka R2 for the winter. In less than 36K miles (the limit of our lease), we wore out the Ecopias and nearly the Hakka R2s had one more season plus a little, left in them.

The only issues with our Leaf was a leaky windshield right at the get go, and I think we had a mouse nest in the heater fan. Both got fixed by the dealer, no charge. No issues from New England potholed roads.
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:15 PM   #553 (permalink)
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I just noticed our Leaf's hood is really heavy. Surprising, because it's pretty small. Has anybody else noticed that?

Maybe it's party of the crash structure or something. Or Nissan did a really bad job designing it, not sure which...
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:52 AM   #554 (permalink)
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I just noticed our Leaf's hood is really heavy. Surprising, because it's pretty small. Has anybody else noticed that?

Maybe it's party of the crash structure or something. Or Nissan did a really bad job designing it, not sure which...
Certain years were aluminum to save weight.
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Old 05-22-2020, 05:07 PM   #555 (permalink)
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Mine feels like a feather.
It appears to be mostly aluminum with steel reinforcement around the hood hook.
2011 and 2012 got more light weight stuff than later years, mine has a "light weight hatch lid" that later years didn't have.

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