FWIW, I'm somewhat of a Nissan fan as well and had 2 Nissans before my Leaf.
NissanNut wrote:I wanted to drive the Leaf to work, but I guess it wont make the 70 mile round trip. Its 70mph all the way. I work next to Nissan in Coppel. I see a few Leafs with manufacture plates on occasion.
Any ways I want the oldest Leaf I can find. Preferably with no warranty. I understand the batterys have a 9 year warranty. I dont want to wait that long though.
I think you have some misunderstandings. If you want to do that 70 mile roundtrip at 70 mph all the way and there's no charging at work, forget it. You will have a hard time doing that on a Leaf w/a brand new battery. See viewtopic.php?p=101293
. Range chart predicts you'd get 68 miles of range at that speed.
You're in Texas, you don't want to own a Leaf unless somehow you're in a cooler part of TX due to rapid battery degradation due to heat. See wiki/index.php?title=Battery_Capacity_Loss
. The 4 battery capacity bar loser (Blue494) only went 59.3 miles at 62 mph before running out of juice. That I'm pretty sure was Scott Yarosh's at wiki/index.php?title=Real_World_Battery_Capacity_Loss#four_bars
, after only 14 months (?) in Phoenix. Someone please correct me on this, if I'm wrong.
Skip down to the "Here's how bad the range can get with a seriously degraded battery" of viewtopic.php?p=101293
to show that you'll make it ~43 miles @ 70 mph if you lose 4 capacity bars. That's the threshold at which you're eligible for a replacement pack (see below) if within the 5 year/60K mile capacity warranty.
The Leaf had no battery capacity warranty at all until viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13192
, which is only good for 5 years/60K miles. You can read the details there. After that's gone, there is NO price on a replacement pack.
If you want a replacement pack due to degradation, you'd have to get a pack from somewhere or go with this $100/month battery lease/rental program: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13331
It doesn't matter that the packs are modules. In the absence of a defective module or two, they will have all degraded about equally.
TonyWilliams put together this summary at viewtopic.php?f=30&t=9694
, in case you don't want to read all 658 pages of viewtopic.php?f=30&t=8802
As for "Any ways I want the oldest Leaf I can find. Preferably with no warranty." I wouldn't do that due to calendar battery capacity loss. They start degrading the moment after they're manufactured. And, no warranty means no warranty for when expensive parts fail like the on-board charger. The OBC on some (probably not that many) '11 and '12 Leafs has blown, usually a blown diode and it's IIRC replacing the unit is $1K+, if out of warranty.
Google for stuff like this:site:mynissanleaf.com obc diode
site:mynissanleaf.com charger blown diode