from what i've been reading isn't the 24 kwh only warrantied to 60 months and 60k miles while the 30 kwh is warrantied to 96 months and 100k miles?LeftieBiker wrote: ↑Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:57 pmI suggest you read this now:
If you get a 24kwh S you do get the Lizard battery, but that has its limits tolerating heat also. Later 2016 S Leafs have the same 30kwh battery as the SV and SL. That battery is more likely to wilt...and also more likely to get a 40kwh warranty replacement battery. You have some choices to make, like low hassle vs possible new, free 40kwh battery in the future. The SV is definitely worth it in colder climates; in yours I suggest that you just think about whether you need remote access to the climate control.
so its starting to sound like the 30kwh might be a better option? especially with the extra range. do you think the odds of getting a replacement battery within than 100k miles are pretty good with the 30kwh? also, i'm getting this car from carmax. how would i go about getting an update if i did get that. just take it to a nissan dealership?LeftieBiker wrote: ↑Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:42 pmCorrect. Also a Lizard pack is unlikely to lose more than two bars within the warranty period, even in your climate. The 30kwh 'Lettuce pack' could easily lose 4, 5 or even 6 bars within 8 years. You do have to have the Nissan Battery Management System "update" performed first, to be eligible for a new pack, and some 30kwh packs actually hold up well, so you can't count on a new battery anytime soon if you get a 30kwh Leaf.
hmm i think i'm definitely going for the 30kwh. thank you for your helpLeftieBiker wrote: ↑Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:52 pmThe odds of getting a replacement battery sometime during the warranty period for a 30kwh battery are very good in Florida - just not 100%. You get more range even if you don't get a new battery. The only real tradeoff is the extra hassle involved in the battery warranty process. For the time being, the best buy is a 30kwh pack with 9 capacity bars, or one with 12, several months after the BMS update. You should be able to get the update from any Leaf-certified Nissan dealership, and most of those (but not all) can also handle a pack replacement.