SageBrush wrote:...My next car is a Tesla. I want a company that will stand behind its product...
Your two statements above contradict each other.
TSLA's notable achievement to date has been its continuing ability to attract more sucker money
from investors, despite producing multi-billion dollar losses since its founding. This is not a sustainable business plan.
With no path to future profitability in sight, defaults in TSLA's commitments, to both its customers and creditors, are very likely.
SageBrush wrote:...Anybody thinking about this LEAF2 better read the battery warranty carefully and expect Nissan to not give one inch more than the letter of the contract specifies. And expect the battery to not exceed the warranty limits...
Nissan has of course gone far beyond the original warranty it gave those of us who purchased Gen one LEAFs, both by issuing a capacity bar warranty, and subsidizing replacement costs for virtually all Gen one owners that did not lose dash bars fast enough to get free replacement packs, under that warranty.
Companies with long histories, and which also expect to have long futures, often accommodate customers in this way.
In the unlikely event that the Gen two LEAF has any serious flaw, either real or only perceived,
Nissan would likely conduct a similar customer satisfaction campaign in the future.
Anybody else wondering if Nissan will continue its practice, unique among BEV manufacturers (?) of providing a battery capacity display?
Will the Gen two (using twelve bars on the dash, or otherwise) provide owners a visualization to fixate on, and focus and amplify their capacity degradation anxieties?