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jsrawa

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Apr 11, 2016
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Colorado
Just took delivery of my car. Things went smooth at SLC store, the car looks great (there was one small paint issue, probably because I looked much closer than I normally do when I buy a new car). Took less than an hour.

Communication was great, even though they passed me through what feels like 10 different people: HQ delivery specialist, local delivery specialist, another local delivery specialist, etc. But everyone was up on things with a minor issue being that they initially told me that the car was here, but when I tried to schedule delivery time they discovered that it was still on the trailer inbound. Not a major delay, just a few hours.

Power is noticeably lower than on LR model I dest drove few months ago.

Congrats but as always... Pics or it didn’t happen
 

jsrawa

Active Member
Apr 11, 2016
1,088
811
Colorado
Yeah, a bunch of CA MR3 purchases here and the first reported delivery went to UT? Sounds fish to me.

Yeah, it doesn't add up. I would like them to post a pic to prove it's a LEMR. No reason not to, they get the luck of being the first if it really happened!
 

ivan801

Member
Oct 30, 2018
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370
Lehi, UT
Ok guys, you are a hard crowd to please. I am attaching two photos: one with my VIN showing, one of the car charging in the garage where my LEAF usually sits. I was a day one (or day zero) reservation holder.
charging.jpg
vin.jpg
 

ivan801

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Oct 30, 2018
177
370
Lehi, UT
Awesome! Its great to see they are rolling out already. One question, how does the acceleration feel compared to the LR?

I can tell you that the LR I test drove (rear wheel) had a lot more power. MR feels just a bit quicker than my 2018 Nissan LEAF. It's not a slow car, but if power is important for you then you should seriously consider AWD LR model or higher. MR feels more of "good commuter" category. It works for me and I am totally happy with my choice, but I know that some of my friends who are more "spirited" drivers would regret not choosing the higher end performance.
 

alloverx

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Mar 20, 2016
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Seattle
Maybe speed is slower to save the battery, assuming the motor is the same.
Might be fun to do a speed test of a MR with the other models and see the 0-60, 10-70 speeds.
Also do a charging test to see the different ramp up and ramp down.
 

JohnSnowNW

Active Member
Feb 13, 2015
2,654
2,783
Minnesota
I can tell you that the LR I test drove (rear wheel) had a lot more power. MR feels just a bit quicker than my 2018 Nissan LEAF. It's not a slow car, but if power is important for you then you should seriously consider AWD LR model or higher. MR feels more of "good commuter" category. It works for me and I am totally happy with my choice, but I know that some of my friends who are more "spirited" drivers would regret not choosing the higher end performance.

I wish there was some way for this to translate into something tangible for those of us on the sideline. I would think that a 0.5 second difference wouldn't be THAT noticeable, especially when you state that it only feels a little faster than your LEAF (which would be ~2.5 seconds slower). The MR is going to replace my wife's '16 LEAF, which is ~4.5 seconds slower than the MR, but she test drove the LR and really enjoyed the power.
 

Kzooman

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Oct 22, 2018
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Kalamazoo, MI
Ok guys, you are a hard crowd to please. I am attaching two photos: one with my VIN showing, one of the car charging in the garage where my LEAF usually sits. I was a day one (or day zero) reservation holder. View attachment 348769View attachment 348770
Thanks for the first MR first-hand report, we are all very grateful, I'm one of those guys that originally reserved the MR, then switched to the LR AWD, still not sure which way to go. I live in Michigan, but also have a Subaru AWD for winters.
 
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Esquire

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May 29, 2014
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Wow, cool to see the first car here. I'm a day zero reservation holder but am still in limbo. No VIN. How long did it take to get your VIN?

I'm not worried about speed or acceleration. It's not a particularly fun car to drive IMO. Maybe for most people but for us exotic owners, Tesla cars still have a way to go. Still awesome for what they're meant to be: higher quality EV Camrys and Accords.
 

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