The auto lights. I've got them on a few other nsisans too and they are just hassle free. It makes so much sense to have lights that turn themselves on when you need them
The auto wipers. I've never had this before but I've found them excellent (lots of use lately!) The fact the sensitivity is adjustable is surprising and a big bonus as far as I'm concerned.
The key. It took a while to get used to, but now it never leaves (haha) my pocket. Press the door handle to unlock, start button, zoom around, start button again to stop, press door handle to lock again. Really sensible.
And finally, my favourite feature.....the hooning. This car is damn quick around town, nothing sticks with it if I decide to move through traffic. The throttle response is the best of any car I have driven, including a bunch of race cars
In my quest for Junior member status, here is another post I love entering a toasty warm car on a cold morning As the mornings have (finally) got colder and this morning was the coldest so far (in Sydney), being able to switch on the heating from my smartphone 1/2 hour before I leave for work is fantastic. I find by recirculating the air in the car it stays warm for the 20min commute without the need to heat any further , so the battery is not drained
I found a setting to assign a sound to locations saved in the GPS so when ever we get about 300 metres from home a nice "beachy" sound plays (we live on the coast). Drove my wife crazy until I told her what it was Now she knows what it is she likes and the kids love it.
I just realized yesterday that the display screen tells you which door is open/not shut properly. In all the other cars, when transporting family/etc and I saw the 'door ajar' warning on, I had to ask everyone to check which door was left open. In the leaf a little graphic of the car comes up and the door that is not closed properly is drawn on the graphic as open. So I can now just let one of my kids etc know to properly close his door. Lovely :-)
Leaf EV Hilux running waste vegetable oil 4.6 kW Solar 7.6 kWh lithium hybrid system 1 kW Solar charger Solar hot water
my lancer has fold in mirrors when the car is locked they are in. which makes it really easy to tell from a distance if you've locked the car.
it also has rain sensing wipers which we where told to turn off when not raining as they phantom wipers you've seen can causes scratches to the glass depending on how clean your windscreen is of course.
I had a golf TDi with autowipers, autolights, electrochromatic rear view mirror, climate control.
went away from that with blumotion golf, flippy rear view mirror, knobs for climate control.
I find it is good to have knobs cos one can go by feel. unlike touch screens where one has to look.
the volt needs two taps to get to recirculation control. LEAF and imiev have single physical button. BMW i3 also seems to have buttons. Model S is 1 massive touch screen.
imiev's autolights is very sensitive, similar to toyota, lexus, land rover. Golf, LEAF & Volt's are good.
I'm tempted to go back to VW when the e-Golf comes out. Robert Llewellyn is a Golf Nut. The LEAF is based on the Golf I believe. 1 good thing about Golf is that interior lights are all turned off electronically. with imiev, volt, LEAF, the interior lights can be left on until the 12VDC battery runs out.
The Golf is the benchmark for Hatches. Everything is in the right places, albeit European controls, ie indicators on the left.
My new favorite thing about my Leaf is that it doesn't produce any brake dust. After 3 months and 3000+km, I decided the car needed a wash and polish. Found a lot of discolored OEM factory shipping wax that the dealer missed in the prep process...came off pretty easy with with some petroleum based wax. When I got to the wheels...no hard work at all...didn't need the brush or special cleaner...just wash like the rest of the car. Regen braking is brilliant.