TreeStar wrote:I'll probably put enough down to get my payments under $300.
You should calculate the total cost of the lease for the $0 down case vs. whatever you plan to put down.
Then ask yourself, are the savings over total cost of lease worth losing all $ paid so far (down payment + all payments thus far), if the car is totaled.
TreeStar wrote:It was mentioned that the batteries have shown to be somewhat problematic? Losing bars?
You're in Oregon, amongst the mildest climate for temperature-based battery capacity loss.
The guy at https://www.facebook.com/groups/seattle ... 631254435/
is at 90.1K miles and still has all 12 bars on his '13. The previous record I'd heard of (at least for the US) was 1 bar gone at 89K miles at https://www.facebook.com/groups/seattle ... %22R%22%7D
I'm still at 12 bars on my used '13 at almost 45K miles that was built 5/2013 that I bought in July 2015. From Leaf Spy stats, I've been creeping closer to losing a bar. I'm not in nearly as mild of climate as Oregon. In contrast
, this is what Phoenix
does to a Leaf built the same month: viewtopic.php?p=473995#p473995
Did we already point you to https://www.facebook.com/notes/16224457 ... 373291032/
Unfortunately, it seems like the 30 kWh batteries in '16+ SV and SL, '16 "S 30" and '17+ Leafs aren't holding up that well in terms of capacity loss. Either those folks have defective batteries or Nissan took a step back compared to batteries in 4/2013+ built thru model year '15 Leafs. Leaf from '11 thru '15 was always 24 kWh.
The only good thing is that the 30 kWh batteries have an 8 year/100K capacity warranty (if you're down to 8 bars, they'll replace it udner warranty) vs 5 years/60K miles on the 24 kWh. Problem is, we don't know if the capacity percentages for each bar are still the same on the 30 kWh Leafs. Before, down to 8 bars == a bit over 30% capacity loss.