jdcbomb wrote: Full price at $6,500 seems like it's not worth it.
I agree that Nissan is screwing LEAF owners but I'd still think about a replacement. $6,500 for another ~ 5 years of use is a lot cheaper than $25,000 for ~ 8 - 10 years.
If based on that analysis of annual cost over time indeed the new vehicle is the most expensive. However, if I factor in that I'll only get 30 to 40 miles additional range maximum for $6,500 versus 120 miles additional range for $17,000 more (given I'd be spending the $6,500 anyways), it may seem worth it to buy the new vehicle.
I did mention my daily use not really affected, but the flexibility would still be good as to further reduce use of our 2nd ICE vehicle that currently commutes 50 miles per day.
Update: So I just called and their immediate answer is no warranty replacement or financial assistance will be offered. No way to escalate. Pricing is still $6,500 + labor + tax. I guess I could try and send a note to Nissan Consumer Affairs, but I think that may be a waste of time and effort also...