First thing before work this morning, my wife and I travelled to the Glyn Hopkin Nissan dealership in Watford to test drive a Nissan Leaf. We had booked the test drive online (you can book a full week test drive, but need to have a recent certificate for your domestic wiring to qualify).
We were horrified to hear that the dealership had no record of the booking. However, our sales advisor saved the day by nipping off and borrowed the service vehicle which is a Nissan Leaf Accenta, their mid-range model.
Both my wife and I had a go driving this car, and were surprised by the performance of what is essentially a family car. Rapid acceleration, silent running and an active and responsive steering and braking feel made this a great drive.
Perhaps more impressive is that our sales assistant drives one, and loves it. This made for a very informed test drive. He has a long commute, and actually saves more money on petrol than he paid for the new car.
I think this will be the car for us; able to replace our car on almost all our driving and so pay for itself in fuel saving.
Image: courtesy Nissan.co.uk.