eatsleafsandshoots
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Re: Project: Destroy my Battery

Thu May 25, 2017 6:51 am

powersurge wrote:I once had a work buddy who proudly described how every year he would buy a power washer on Friday, wash his house and stuff all weekend long, and then return it on Monday, saying it didn't work right.... So he would wash his house every year for free.... And who would pay for that?? US.... The consumer.

You guys who are proudly shooting your mouths about PLANNING to abuse your cars and the hope to get free rewards in the future fall into the neighborhood of low life consumers.... I hate them and am repulsed by them. You can't backpedal and say, "oh.. I just want to use the car normally".

I hope Nissan has some spies on this site that can identify yooz..


How is me planning to use my car a lot like making an unwarranted return? QCing all the time, charging while hot, keeping the car @ 70mph on steep Colorado inclines, keeping the battery at 100%, etc. isn't abuse or else there would be warranty conditions around it.

Now, if I owned a paint baking oven and wanted to go through the hassle of a battery replacement out of some misplaced sense of masochism, you might have a point!

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Re: Project: Destroy my Battery

Thu May 25, 2017 7:01 am

eatsleafsandshoots wrote: why not just try to beat the **** out of this thing and see if I can get a new battery before my 8 years is up? Or two?


Sorry, I find this type of behavior unethical. You surely have something better to do, no? I know people on this board struggled with batteries on early models in hot climates, but to start off with a new car hoping you can purposefully break it and get it fixed under warranty is certainly bad kharma.

I used to work with an idiot that purposefully abused his $200 Air Jordan's and got them replaced under warranty once a year, just because he could get away with it. Nike didn't figure it out but he did get busted for timeclock fraud and HR marched him out while we all watched. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
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Scaramanga
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Re: Project: Destroy my Battery

Thu May 25, 2017 7:06 am

powersurge wrote:
You guys who are proudly shooting your mouths about PLANNING to abuse your cars and the hope to get free rewards in the future fall into the neighborhood of low life consumers.... I hate them and am repulsed by them.


Amen. I hope Nissan figures it out and won't fix your car.
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eatsleafsandshoots
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Re: Project: Destroy my Battery

Thu May 25, 2017 8:33 am

LOL, you people are ridiculous. You hope Nissan figures what out? That I used QC a lot and tried to put as many spirited miles on my car as I can?

Warranties cover manufacturer defects, geniuses. Products that are "intentionally abused" aren't covered by a warranty - by definition, if Mr. Air Jordans got his shoes replaced under warranty, Nike agreed that the product had a defect. Good lord.

Is all this anger because of the pent-up rage at having to baby your batteries?

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Re: Project: Destroy my Battery

Thu May 25, 2017 9:01 am

On the other hand, the holy-grail of EV is "the highest mileage with the lowest battery degradation".
Is there a thread for this "search of the holy-grail"? it will be good. :-p
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eatsleafsandshoots
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Re: Project: Destroy my Battery

Thu May 25, 2017 9:04 am

If Nissan knew how to build a battery that didn't require constant warranty replacement, we wouldn't be having this discussion! Luckily they've discovered that they don't and are giving up on making their own.

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Re: Project: Destroy my Battery

Thu May 25, 2017 11:02 am

powersurge wrote:I once had a work buddy who proudly described how every year he would buy a power washer on Friday, wash his house and stuff all weekend long, and then return it on Monday, saying it didn't work right.... So he would wash his house every year for free.... And who would pay for that?? US.... The consumer.

You guys who are proudly shooting your mouths about PLANNING to abuse your cars and the hope to get free rewards in the future fall into the neighborhood of low life consumers.... I hate them and am repulsed by them. You can't backpedal and say, "oh.. I just want to use the car normally".

I hope Nissan has some spies on this site that can identify yooz..


As much as I cringe at OP's plans, it's not to the same level of shame that your work-buddy's at. As a counter-point though, the loss to the manufacturer isn't that great either. They'd refurbish the thing, and then resell it for under retail. Frankly this is just the nature of the consumer-driven economy we live in. Maybe the retailer should have a no-refunds-only-exchanges policy? Not gonna happen, I know, but these are the cracks/inefficiencies in the system and nature is taking advantage of it. Morally bankrupt though.
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eatsleafsandshoots
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Re: Project: Destroy my Battery

Thu May 25, 2017 11:07 am

HAHAHAH "morally bankrupt" to do what I said I'm going to do. Keep it up, I'm rolling over here.

wwhitney
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Re: Project: Destroy my Battery

Thu May 25, 2017 12:02 pm

I think a lot of the flak is over the word "destroy" in the title. "Stress-test my battery" would be a more balanced title.

Cheers, Wayne

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Re: Project: Destroy my Battery

Thu May 25, 2017 12:34 pm

One needs to be careful what one wishes for... Sometimes wishes are granted but in unexpected ways...

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