ElectricMonkey wrote:I miss replacing very expensive windshield wipers every 3-6 months.
Who told you to do that? I live in Southern California (where the heat and smog love to degrade rubber parts) and I NEVER replaced the wipers on my Leaf for the entire 3 year lease period. They worked just fine the entire time.
I miss having to replace the brake fluid after only 20K miles.
Nissan's recommended interval is every 2 years, on par with the recommendations of many other manufacturers and independent mechanics. Any more frequent than that and you were just wasting money. Some feel that every 2 years is itself too frequent.
I miss needing a wheel alignment after only 20K miles.
I never needed one in 3 years either, as evidenced by the wear on the tires. If your local roads suck that badly, the Bolt probably won't be any better.
I miss having to buy my own spare tire, jack, and tire iron (which, oh by the way, I was very glad I had at point).
Does the Bolt come with these?
I miss having both remote batteries die on me, even though I only ever used one remote.
Not unique to Nissan, the ones on the eGolf are just as bad if not worse.
I missing having to replace the plastic hub caps because I hit a pot hole on tires that sit so close to the rims.
The Leaf S (the only version to use steelies and hubcaps) has 205/55/16 tires, so the sidewalls are 4.4 inches tall. The Bolt uses 215/50/17, and on alloy rims, and the sidewalls are 4.2 inches tall. So the Leaf's tires are actually slightly taller than the Bolt's, but barely.
If your local road conditions and/or your driving are so bad that you keep having to replace plastic hubcaps, the Bolt will end up being more expensive. You don't have to replace hubcaps, but a bent alloy rim is a different story.
I miss having to trick the charge timer into charging during the best time-of-use hours.
Unfortunately that is a downside with the Leaf S. Not an issue with Leaf SV/SL owners.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar on 11/21/2015 at 26,435 miles.
Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL