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Post by reecho » Thu, 02 Apr 2015, 18:30

All the new Leafs here are 2012 built, but they are compliance as they sell. So yes you could get a 3 year old brand new car from Nissan..... Image

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Post by Troglodyte » Thu, 02 Apr 2015, 18:32

Each of the various dealers I've encountered has confirmed that the vehicles Nissan Australia are selling as at April 2nd 2015 were imported from the UK late 2011, hence they were built four years ago. They have delivery mileage (or kilometerage if one is pedantic) and have nothin g whatever to do with the Victorian EV trial or for that matter any other EV trial (other than the attempt by Nissan Australia to hoodwink potential purchasers by pretending the vehicles are 2014 build.

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Post by Troglodyte » Thu, 02 Apr 2015, 18:41

I was initially told the 2012 story as well but a bit of judicious investigation revealed the actual build dates were around the middle of 2011. Furthermore I've seen no evidence to suggest there are any 2012 or later Leafs / Leaves in Australia. My sources tell me there are dozens of the 2011 UK built ones still gathering dust and Nissan Australia won't consider importing any new ones until the old stock has been cleared. The odds are that the company will end up getting stuck with them after the Tesla model 3 or whatever its called and possibly the Mercedes ED / Hyundai / Kia EVs get here. Remember that Nissan Australia has made more than a few snafus in the past so this is by far the first.

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Post by Feng » Thu, 02 Apr 2015, 19:02

That goes against my understanding. Reecho stated in an earlier post that the only LEAFs built in the UK are the updated models. The documentation that came with mine say it was built in Japan in April 2012.

We're speculating that Nissan is close to selling out the inventory of LEAFs in Australia. They have already taken off the white option from the website.

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Post by reecho » Thu, 02 Apr 2015, 19:04

Talking to Dean in Melbourne late last year he said all stock was 2012 built but compliance as required as they come out of bond although he mentioned the stock was getting low to a point that they would compliance the lot.

If indeed they have 2011 built stock then they are simply nuts not to discount to clear it. I don't know of any manufacturers that are sitting on 4 year old new stock. Mind you Nissan currently have 2013 built Y61 Patrols at the moment.

Maybe another winey call to Nissan even the WA office to ask for fair pricing to clear the stock....

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Post by alexeiw123 » Thu, 02 Apr 2015, 20:17

I would probably be interested in equal measure with either
a) A heavily discounted dealer USED car price on a 2011 build leaf or,
b) A New leaf with the latest improvements.

Maybe it's best to wait for the expected refresh.

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Post by g4qber » Thu, 02 Apr 2015, 20:26

Easiest way to tell if it is old model is by the wheels
2011 i-MiEV - k kms 208

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Post by Troglodyte » Thu, 02 Apr 2015, 21:45

I've spoken to about a dozen dealers between Townsville and Melbourne and offered low $20s but none have been even slightly interested. Nissan Australia won't even begin to talk about price with an individual although its anyones guess what would happen if there was a group offer. If perchance anyone wants to form a buying group then I'm all ears. For what its worth, the dealer guides I've seen specify $17 - 18000 and I figure the ones that come to auction within the next year or so will go for high teens at best.

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Post by photomac » Thu, 14 Apr 2016, 23:21

One Nissan LEAF for sale - John Hughs Mitsubishi Victoria Park - 35000km - 3 year warranty ends in Nov this year and the battery warranty ends 2 years after that. Yes- it was mine :( i am so torn in trading RaVOLT1 in. I have another electric car, RaVOLT2 and although not pure the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, it is a plug in electric with 50km urban range plus it has an onboard range extender and is capable of towing. When the long range electric LEAF arrives in Australia I may trade RaVOLT2 in for RaVOLT3 but that is 2 to 3 years off, about the time of the Tesla Model3 arriving.
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Post by photomac » Thu, 14 Apr 2016, 23:36

Okay - it just sold - only took a few hours - now I cannot buy it back Noooooooooooooooooooooooo
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