dhanson865 wrote: NissanLeafCamper wrote:
Just bought the leaf, I think about 2 or 3 weeks ago and today the 12 little blocky bars on the far right came down to 11. I guess this will affect resale value? It is a 20113 used nissan leaf 23952 miles. Hoping it will stay at 11 and not suddenly go to 10 after a few more weeks.
Good times at the 12 bar club
.... kind of short ..
can you give us the last 6 digits of the VIN and the manufacturing date from the driver door jamb label?
Yes of course I can !
And the manufacturer date on the door jamb is:
Should I start sleeping inside my leaf with the A/C on to speed up the degradation process?
Would love to sleep inside the leaf with the A/C on. Would save me money since I recharge it while @ working free charging stations.
abasile wrote:Note that the remaining bars are worth less than half of the top battery bar. Whatever you do, don't "baby" the battery like many of us did. Have fun driving the LEAF and treat it like a normal car. You'll quite possibly lose four out of 12 battery bars before five years or 60K miles, and get that defective 2013 battery replaced under warranty.
I'm not saying to abuse the battery; just don't go out of your way to be gentle on it. Earlier in my LEAF ownership, I limited my power on mountain climbs, took extra steps like zealously parking in the shade to keep the battery cool, and kept the SOC (state of charge) as low as practicable in warm weather. Combined with my cooler mountain climate, I'm left with a battery that's too good for the warranty but significantly more degraded than initially expected. In any case, while I try to take reasonable care of my battery, I no longer "baby" it.
whaaat? How can the rest of the 11 bars be worth less than half the value of the 12th bar? Sounds like I just have a HUGE loss to my electric leaf? Is it really that bad? If so, wow... I have some pretty weird luck lol. I got this car as a replacement to my van which has a bad transmission, and before that I had a red geo prizm that did not have an original motor... but a 'used' motor with unknown history. Wow, wow ~
Sounds pretty crazy that you had a leaf, baby it, then ended up still with bad battery capacity. I actually run the leaf now in ECO mode all the time because, uh, well.... heck, i don't know anymore
. Why am I running it in ECO mode? I should be driving it in "DRAG" mode
I'm actually afraid of running the leaf in "D"rag mode because a few days ago I went by here http://abc7.com/news/woman-killed-in-cr ... ad/878184/
at about 6am which was about less than 1 hour before that happened
Would sleeping inside the leaf 8hrs plus naps help draing the battery quicker? Plus also driving it a lot, of course.