Can you update your location info via your user name in the upper right > User Control Panel > Profile tab? That way, we don't need to ask in future posts/threads or do sleuthing to deduce it.
What are your daily driving needs in terms of miles? How much city vs. highway? Will you have the ability to charge at your work/destinations?
I wouldn't be concerned about the lack of automatic headlights. I also wouldn't be concerned about headlight power consumption. That is minimal compared to what's needed to propel the car. However, the halogen headlights are MUCH worse than the LEDs. (I leased a car w/QC + LED headlight package. My current one doesn't have that.)
leaftryer wrote:2015s also have the Lizard battery. Do only 2016s have the 8 year degredation warranty?.
Only the 30 kWh models of the 2016 (SV, SL and quietly introduced near the end "S 30" (http://www.greencarreports.com/news/110 ... gher-price
)) have the 8 year/100K mile degradation warranty. 24 kWh Leafs only have the 5 year/60K degradation warranty.
leaftryer wrote:So, the only advantage of a 2016 is getting the bigger battery, but that is a major advantage and the extra 15-20 miles range would make using the car less stressful and make it last longer because I wouldn't drain the batter below 20% as often with the larger battery.
For whatever reason, the 30 kWh batteries don't seem to be holding up well in terms of capacity loss: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=23606
Assuming Nissan didn't screw with the % needed to trigger the 4th capacity bar going away, that coupled w/the 8 year/100K capacity warranty might be a good thing. You might have a good chance of getting a free replacement or two.
leaftryer wrote:I don't like black leather seats in the summer. I wouldn't mind light gray or beige leather as much, but black leather would be the only choice available if I get a 2016 SL.
Not specific to '16 SL. Ever since '13 SL, all SL from that point on only came in black leather. Prior to model year '13, leather and dark interiors were not available.
leaftryer wrote:It will probably be OK if I can remotely cool the vehicle interior while it isn't charging. Can NissanConnect turn on the a/c remotely via a smartphone app while the car isn't connected to a charging station? Is it the same on both 2015s and 2016s?