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Nissan LEAF Q&A

WHAT’S IT LIKE TO DRIVE THE NISSAN LEAF?

Top Top Jerrod C, IN

Like any other car

only quieter, and with a mobile phone control.

Top Top KATHLEEN S , CA

THE LEAF IS VERY FUN TO DRIVE AND COMFORTABLE.

Not smelly. Not noisy. Lots of pep. No jerky gear changing. Lots of power available to pass or avoid trouble. Very responsive.

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Top Top JOHN M, OH

SMOOTH, FAST, A PLEASURE.

Quiet enough I can talk to all my passengers using my "inside voice".

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Nissan Leaf Electric Dictionary Inside Voice

It’s the quiet voice you use in a library, at a movie or when you’re putting the kids to bed. It’s the volume you use when you don’t need to shout over shifting gears and engine noise.

Top Top Amy B.R, TX

IT IS A VIDEO GAME FOR US.

Try to stay within 1-2 white dots. We are techie geeks, so we have fun with it. It drives smooth and quiet. Better response than our sporty sedan.

Top Top NEAL W, HI

I'VE HAD MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF CARS IN MY LIFE

and never had a car so smooth and quiet as this car.

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Nissan Leaf Electric Dictionary Internal Combustion Engine

A vehicle with an Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) that runs on gasoline.

Top Top GLENN C, IL

FUN, FUN, FUN.

I knew it would be quiet but the smoothness of the ride is what really blew me away. I drive in ECO mode 95% of the time but it is nice to have the option of more power when I want it.

Top Top ALEX W

IT IS A REAL JOY TO DRIVE.

I've actually found that it has an advantage over ICE cars on the highway, which is the instant torque and smooth torque curve. I don't have to press the accelerator early to anticipate a downshift, instead it has full torque as soon as I press the accelerator.

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Nissan Leaf Electric Dictionary Instant Torque

Instant Torque means no lag, the car’s full power is there the second you touch the pedal. That’s 100% torque, at 0 rpm.

Top Top ANNE P, VA

I FEEL LIKE I'M DRIVING A FAST CLOUD,

or a zippy hover car. It is smooth as silk and very responsive.

Top Top HISHAM N, MO

I LOVE IT.

It took a while to get used to not hearing my engine rev, and the quietness while driving on the highway after my Honda fit.

Top Top STEVE L, CA

VERY SMOOTH AND VERY QUICK.

Corners surprisingly well too.

Top Top WENDY W, GA

I LOVE IT!!!

I love the quiet, smooth drive, and the 100% torque

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Top Top MARK D

VERY SMOOTH AND RESPONSIVE,

I like the turning radius. My Acura TL-S now feels stiff.

Top Top JOHN B, MN

IT'S REALLY FUN TO DRIVE

I hate driving ICE cars now, they feel so heavy and unresponsive.

Top Top PETER B, CA

LOVE DRIVING THE LEAF.

More relaxing and fun than our gas car. So smooth and quiet. I hate going back to the gas car which is noisy and dirty!

Top Top CRAIG U

THE THING IS A BLAST TO DRIVE.

The power is amazing. Now, it stinks when I get into one of my gas vehicles.

Top Top CHRIS R, PA

I WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE PICK-UP

and lack of gear-jolt like in a traditional automatic car.

Top Top GARY G, CA

I LOVE DRIVING THE LEAF,

quick smooth acceleration, good handling, just fun to drive

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Top Top JARED S, FL

I WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE ACCELERATION

and passing in the city.

Top Top NEAL W, HI

THE NISSAN LEAF HAS MORE THAN ENOUGH POWER,

but without roaring and jerking, transmission changes, or blaring exhaust.

Top Top JOHN B, MN

I LOVE TO DRIVE THE CAR, IT IS FUN AND VERY COMFORTABLE.

Also, laughing as I drive by gas station signs is fun.

Top Top JP W, TN

FAST, SMOOTH AND QUIET.

Great turning radius. I have learned to really like the rearview monitor[*] when reversing. Whenever I drive a car without a rearview monitor I feel like I might hit something. It wasn't a factor when I bought the LEAF, but I wouldn't buy a car without one now.

Top Top ALEX W

I DRIVE MORE,

partly because it costs less, but also because it's a joy to drive!

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