During the ten months I've owned my Nissan Leaf, many friends have asked me if they should buy one. I love the enthusiasm people have for "going electric," and would be happy if everyone could jump on the bandwagon. But when the conversation inevitably turns to price, most people get discouraged. My key advice is always, 'it's a great second car if you have at least one other long-range vehicle,' but price consideration is a bigger issue when the rubber meets the checkbook.
As the world's first mainstream electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf is primarily targeted at environmentally conscious consumers willing to accept compromises (like being limited to 100 miles per charge) to reduce their carbon footprint.
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