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Mike S
01-28-2011, 08:56 PM
The Leaf did not have an interior equal to the Fiat and the car did not feel as solid either.

I didn't check it out just to dump on it and compare it to Fiat because they are not the same type of car. I was surprised how much better the perceived quality of the Fiat was. The Fiat is very solid and you know it when you close a door or the hood.

The Fiat interiors I have seen and touched and sat on were really top quality. The fabric and vinyl seats have vinyl that was hard not to confuse with leather, the look and feel. The Nissan material was not as good as I thought it would be.

I think the Leaf is excellent for it's intended use and should do the job well. Navigation is an integral part of the car. I think you MUST plan your trip before leaving (not sure) and it may not let you go if you don't have the power to get there. The navigation screen will draw a circle on the map with the radius of the distance you can travel.

Overall, I was impressed and I think Fiat can do it even better.

Wimbledon
01-29-2011, 02:18 AM
For those who do not need the extra space, I bet most will find the Fiat 500 EV more compelling than the Nissan Leaf.

While the Leaf's tech is commendable, when it comes to aesthetics there is simply no comparison...