coleafrado wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:30 pm
Sam - it's not that I don't literally
believe you. It's that the story is unbelievable! How could Nissan fail to make you whole given how obviously defective your Leaf is? Your car (and battery) should be in mint condition, especially
since your original battery was replaced, but it fails to meet even 50% of the original range specifications after you drove it less in 8 years than the average American drives in one.
Given that you own a Tesla, I don't see any reason to keep the Leaf. Just sell it for what the market says it's worth and move on. But with a new 24 or 30 kWh replacement battery, its private sale value couldn't possibly be lower than $6-8k.
Got it, and thanks for clarifying. I’ve been known to use hyperbole on occasion but I don’t lie, so you did get my hackles up a bit. But I’m much better now.
As for Nissan, ah well, that’s another issue altogether. My capacity has never gone below 9 bars, so I qualified for nothing. The actual range of the vehicle is not a part of their replacement algorithms. I still have my original battery because of this with no recourse after escalating the issue to NissanUSA; and I did so through my lawyer. After a lot of time and fees, that clearly was going nowhere so I cut my losses.
I’m pretty much at the same conclusion you suggest: dump the LEAF, reflect on lessons learned, enjoy the memories of my introduction to EVs, and grab a martini. You’ll likely find this chuckle-some, but I’m actually considering a 2020 LEAF SL+ as the replacement 2nd vehicle. I should probably go for a 2nd Tesla (Y?, CyberTrk?) but don’t want to spend quite that much. And the LEAF tax credit makes that a bit more attractive.
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