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Hi posted a few days ago about getting a Zoe GT. I’ve looked at prices and looks like the 70/21 reg are coming out around 24K. Not had much luck getting the price down lower.

I’ve seen a few Leaf 62kwh coming up just over 24K. From what i’ve read on here people seem to say the Leaf is the better build quality. I’m in the UK so lack of battery cooling doesn't bother me.

In terms of reliability and life of the car, is the Leaf also superior? I know it’s hard to predict but surely both will run for approx 10 years?

Will use it to commute Leeds to York 5 days a week. No home charger as live in a flat but seems to be good network of chargers around.

Is the leaf a no brainer? I’m a little nervous spending so much as this is a first car.
 

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A LEAF 62kWh is overkill for Leeds to York.
If you're not frequently going further than that, consider a LEAF 40 and save a bit of cost.
If keeping for 10 years, a possible downside is there might no be so many Chademo DC chargers around by then.
 

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Corsa and e208 are also similarly priced. The corsas are often discounted heavily so even the top flight one is often around for £24k. Rear access to back seats is a bit poor though.

No idea what EV I'd assume would be ok for 10 years though.

If size isn't important then the seat mii electric is also worth hunting out. They're well under £20k second hand.
 

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If you are keeping your LEAF 10 years, you have to take battery degradation in to account, therefore the 62 will be a much better choice than the 40. The battery warranty is 70% remaining at 8 years (subject to 100K miles, of course) this means that the 62 will be warranted to have 41Kwh’s left at 8 years, or 140 winter cold weather miles range worst case scenario. Where as the 40 will be warranted to have 26 Kwh’s left a 8 years, or 90 winter cold weather miles range worst case scenario.

In fact at 8 years, the 62 will have 4.5 Kwh’s more than the 40 has new (40 has 37.5 Kwh’s available new)

I have no experience of the ZOE, but what I can say, is that the LEAF 62 is very well put together, has more room and more range and power. However I would expect the ZOE to be more efficient as it is smaller and less weight.
 

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Hi posted a few days ago about getting a Zoe GT. I’ve looked at prices and looks like the 70/21 reg are coming out around 24K. Not had much luck getting the price down lower.

I’ve seen a few Leaf 62kwh coming up just over 24K. From what i’ve read on here people seem to say the Leaf is the better build quality. I’m in the UK so lack of battery cooling doesn't bother me.

In terms of reliability and life of the car, is the Leaf also superior? I know it’s hard to predict but surely both will run for approx 10 years?

Will use it to commute Leeds to York 5 days a week. No home charger as live in a flat but seems to be good network of chargers around.

Is the leaf a no brainer? I’m a little nervous spending so much as this is a first car.
Ioniq is also worth considering. Real world range is excellent.
 

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my 2 pence
you plan doing 250 miles a week at least.
without a home charger, I would simply not advise an electric car
if you must get an electric car, then not one with less that 300+ miles ( meaning that you will charge it over the weekends )

if you still must get one, I would go for a 3 years PCP 0% on the leaf62 and return it at 3 years. For the e+ tekna that is 5k deposit and 240 PCM for 3 years for 10K miles a year ( 8p per extra mile)
In 3 years battery tech will be much much superior and you will probably be able to buy a leaf80 or something like that for very similar money

good luck!
 

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The Leaf is also very reliable but the 0% offers on the 62kw Connecta and Tekna are due to end on the 31st

The Tekna doesn't offer much over the Connecta - electric handbrake and Propilot mainly.

Pre reg and nearly new used Leaf prices are rising due to a shortage of them so don't hang about.
 

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If you are keeping your LEAF 10 years, you have to take battery degradation in to account, therefore the 62 will be a much better choice than the 40. The battery warranty is 70% remaining at 8 years (subject to 100K miles, of course) this means that the 62 will be warranted to have 41Kwh’s left at 8 years, or 140 winter cold weather miles range worst case scenario. Where as the 40 will be warranted to have 26 Kwh’s left a 8 years, or 90 winter cold weather miles range worst case scenario.

In fact at 8 years, the 62 will have 4.5 Kwh’s more than the 40 has new (40 has 37.5 Kwh’s available new)

I have no experience of the ZOE, but what I can say, is that the LEAF 62 is very well put together, has more room and more range and power. However I would expect the ZOE to be more efficient as it is smaller and less weight.
I echo this. I've no experience of a Zoe but the 62 Leaf is a lovely car. Buy as much range as you can afford would be my advice.
 

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The Leaf is also very reliable but the 0% offers on the 62kw Connecta and Tekna are due to end on the 31st

The Tekna doesn't offer much over the Connecta - electric handbrake and Propilot mainly.

Pre reg and nearly new used Leaf prices are rising due to a shortage of them so don't hang about.
Lease deals in my company scheme are very low for these now. Cheaper than the Ioniq even. I think Nissan will be continuing the discounts until it’s end of life now, it’s a bit of a harder sell with the EVs out now.
 

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I think Nissan will be continuing the discounts until it’s end of life now, it’s a bit of a harder sell with the EVs out now.
If it were the same price as the others it would be a hard sell.
But at the lease/PCP prices going around, an easy sell.
 

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If it were the same price as the others it would be a hard sell.
But at the lease/PCP prices going around, an easy sell.
As I've said elsewhere, Nisaan do not need to build in development costs as they will have recouped these years ago hence prices are more competitive.
There are also no shipping costs for UK buyers, and maybe no import duties either.
Yes, they are such an easy sell that there is a waiting list although this is partly due to the pingdemic quarantining the workforce.
 

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Yes, they are such an easy sell that there is a waiting list although this is partly due to the pingdemic quarantining the workforce.
Send anyone waitinfg for one to Specialist Cars Nissan in Aberdeen.
I had my pick of at least 6 brand new ones sitting waiting to go.
Picked mine on the Friday, collected the following Wed.
 

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Send anyone waitinfg for one to Specialist Cars Nissan in Aberdeen.
I had my pick of at least 6 brand new ones sitting waiting to go.
Picked mine on the Friday, collected the following Wed.
E+ ones or 40kwh?
 

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E+ ones or 40kwh?
Not entirely sure, but they had (have) a whole row of Leafs sitting.
I had my pick of colours and spec, I went for the Acenta because I liked the colour (ceramic grey) and was willing to do without some of the toys to get that colour.
it's still got everything I need, just the wheels are a bit small and naff.
I didn't specifically ask for the 62 as I knew I didn't need one.
 

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Not entirely sure, but they had (have) a whole row of Leafs sitting.
I had my pick of colours and spec, I went for the Acenta because I liked the colour (ceramic grey) and was willing to do without some of the toys to get that colour.
it's still got everything I need, just the wheels are a bit small and naff.
I didn't specifically ask for the 62 as I knew I didn't need one.
They had no new 62kwh cars.
 

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In case it helps, Shem at Nissan Leamington Spa had a couple of ex-courtesy car Leaf 62s around end of July, one black, one white, and willing to let one go. Price was good. No idea if they are still there.
 
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