goldbrick
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Re: Bye bye, Leaf....Going to take a bath!

Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:07 am

powersurge wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:39 am
I think that ... If you can keep a Leaf Long term and not sell it....
That's my plan and would be 3) on your list. For some owners, a Leaf will be a useful value for the indefinite future, unless crashed. I'd still drive my Leaf even if it degraded 50% from its current state. At the present rate of degradation, that point will be long after I'm no longer driving ;)

But I agree about selling them cheap. I'm kicking myself for not buying a Leaf that sold locally for $2500. Unless it was flooded or crashed or something that was a steal, regardless of the SOH of the battery.

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Re: Bye bye, Leaf....Going to take a bath!

Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:56 am

powersurge wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:39 am
1) Battery prices and the ability to upgrade from old batteries will be super cheap and practical, which will mean new life to the car..
This is still one of the reasons I originally bought my Leaf...and am holding out hope that it will become reality (in the US) before my second (free) battery pack degrades significantly (it's doing much better than the first).
2011 Blue Ocean SV w/floor mats & window tint
12v LiFePO4 battery & FIAMM 74100 horns
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Tor's low-power heater mod
2013 sun visor
3G modem upgrade
L2 EVSE Upgrade
Battery Pack replaced (Rev E) @51 months and 41k miles

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Re: Bye bye, Leaf....Going to take a bath!

Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:25 pm

DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:18 am
Let's hope so.

The new Leaf doesn't feel free yet, but it was 50% more expensive, and all up front.
You are funny!!! Yes, the NEW Leaf does not feel "Free" yet... Because it is $10-15K more than our "old" Leafs. That takes away the original allure of the Leaf... Being a ridiculously affordable way to have an EV...

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