Nissan LEAF Q&A
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO DRIVE THE NISSAN LEAF?
Like any other car
only quieter, and with a mobile phone control.
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.
SMOOTH, FAST, A PLEASURE.
Quiet enough I can talk to all my passengers using my "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.
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.
I'VE HAD MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF CARS IN MY LIFE
and never had a car so smooth and quiet as this car.
Internal Combustion Engine
A vehicle with an Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) that runs on gasoline.
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.
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.
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.
I FEEL LIKE I'M DRIVING A FAST CLOUD,
or a zippy hover car. It is smooth as silk and very responsive.
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.
VERY SMOOTH AND VERY QUICK.
Corners surprisingly well too.
I LOVE IT!!!
I love the quiet, smooth drive, and the 100% torque
VERY SMOOTH AND RESPONSIVE,
I like the turning radius. My Acura TL-S now feels stiff.
IT'S REALLY FUN TO DRIVE
I hate driving ICE cars now, they feel so heavy and unresponsive.
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!
THE THING IS A BLAST TO DRIVE.
The power is amazing. Now, it stinks when I get into one of my gas vehicles.
I WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE PICK-UP
and lack of gear-jolt like in a traditional automatic car.
I LOVE DRIVING THE LEAF,
quick smooth acceleration, good handling, just fun to drive
I WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE ACCELERATION
and passing in the city.
THE NISSAN LEAF HAS MORE THAN ENOUGH POWER,
but without roaring and jerking, transmission changes, or blaring exhaust.
I LOVE TO DRIVE THE CAR, IT IS FUN AND VERY COMFORTABLE.
Also, laughing as I drive by gas station signs is fun.
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.
I DRIVE MORE,
partly because it costs less, but also because it's a joy to drive!