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  # 2341366 21-Oct-2019 13:41
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GV27: This kind of argument ignores the fact that the bulk of our EV fleet came from second-hand Leafs that other people in other countries bought and we imported as used vehicles. It's not like the choice is black and white "Either help well-heeled people buy new EVs or you'll have a used EV market at all". 

 

Well that fact reinforces my point - the most affordable EV's are those that are trade-ins from well heeled Japanese buyers who were subsidised by the Japanese Govt to buy new. But the quantity and variety is limited to what the Japanese prefer to buy new and later no longer want - not entirely suited to our needs and not necessarily the greatest quality. If you want to increase the volume of supply and the variety of choice of used cars you need to somehow convince others to buy new, eat the depreciation then trade-in. 


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  # 2342928 24-Oct-2019 11:14
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DjShadow:

Just an FYI incase no one has done this:

 

We popped by Lower Hutt Nissan to get some new Wiper Blades for our 2012 Leaf, the Parts guy said they don't come as rubber only so had to buy the whole clip-on part, 2 blades cost $56

 

Huge difference having good rubber on the screen!

 

 

Indeed.

 

I've been using RainX on my windscreen/windows when I do my regular car wash and I'm trying out their window wash additive. The blades do move a lot smoother with this stuff on. I also use detailer and a clay bar every few cleans to keep the surface smooth. This might help a little bit with drag.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2343001 24-Oct-2019 13:20
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Cockram Nissan in Christchurch were happy to give me rubbers which I fitted myself

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  # 2343038 24-Oct-2019 14:27
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larknz: Cockram Nissan in Christchurch were happy to give me rubbers which I fitted myself


If you don't mind me asking, how much did Cockrams charge for the wiper refills?

Thanks

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  # 2343056 24-Oct-2019 15:07
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They were free. They were supposed to replace them predelivery and didn't.
You should be able to get something suitable at Repco or Supercheap.

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  # 2343179 24-Oct-2019 17:36
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larknz: They were free. They were supposed to replace them predelivery and didn't.
You should be able to get something suitable at Repco or Supercheap.


Ok, thanks.

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Master Geek


  # 2343570 25-Oct-2019 16:55
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I ended up buying refill blades for my 2012 leaf from Ali Express.

 

I've bought 2 sets of the replacement ones from Repco (different brands) and neither of them ended up being as good as the cheap blades from Ali Express.

 

They were a lot cheaper too! I think they cost something like $7 to NZ

 

The blades fit in the original wiper assembly - they are the rubber only.


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