LeftieBiker wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:53 pm
Consider my "out the door" price to me on a new 40 leaf was 15540 something after rebates and incentives. So spending nearly 13k on a replacement battery sounds crazy. To me.
Does it still sound crazy if you think of it as paying near MSRP for the Leaf, and getting either a free 40kwh battery, or a heavily discounted 62kwh battery, when needed?
Not sure? I probably wouldn't be looking that far ahead, for better or worse. I would look at the cost of the battery at that moment as being almost twice what it should cost. I mean, if Nissan is gouging for a replacement battery it doesn't really matter how good a deal I got before, they are still gouging,
But more likely, faced with a 13k "fix", I'd take that money and instead get another "new" Leaf or other EV (if I could once again find a year-old model sitting on the dealers lot). Make the best deal I can at that moment in time including rebates and credits.
Your point is well taken though. Hard to predict the future.
Only thing we do know is the 2018 warranty is a lot better anyway than older models, so less likely I'll have to face that scenario. I'm right around 90% SOH at 7 months of ownership.