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Sondy132001
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South Orange County (CA) Nissan leaf owner needs help

Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:49 am

I need a progressive dealer in California who understands the product it sells ?? I call my dealership and clueless. They can't even tell me what kind of battery I have and I gave them my vin # ! :shock:

I have a 2012 SL Leaf and I want to know how much a new battery costs ? What's the mileage on the new battery, I am down to 50 miles on my original battery. Or should I just bite the bullet and buy a new Nissan Leaf with the 150 miles =)

Thanks for any help :D
2012 Nissan Leaf SL with QC 23,362 miles as of 3/5/15 Cayenne Red Mission Viejo, CA

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Re: South Orange County (CA) Nissan leaf owner needs help

Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:34 pm

A new battery would give you roughly 75 miles of range, and cost about $6500 installed. Your best bet financially would be to lease a 2017 Leaf at a bargain price. That would give you about 105 miles of range.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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Oils4AsphaultOnly
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Re: South Orange County (CA) Nissan leaf owner needs help

Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:16 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:A new battery would give you roughly 75 miles of range, and cost about $6500 installed. Your best bet financially would be to lease a 2017 Leaf at a bargain price. That would give you about 105 miles of range.


+1

The 2018 leaf will probably initially sell for close to MSRP (just like the Bolt). The discounts won't come in until sales slow down (mid-late 2018?). Whereas you can get a 2017 now with huge discounts - especially if you're a current SDG&E customer! https://www.sdge.com/clean-energy/elect ... -customers

If you've been fine with the 2012 leaf, then everything else is gravy.
[2013 leaf traded for 2016 leaf S30:
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Re: South Orange County (CA) Nissan leaf owner needs help

Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:22 pm

Just checked the map. Sorry, you're not an SDG&E customer. :(

There's still the regular NMAC $4000k discount for financing with them, which should help.
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Re: South Orange County (CA) Nissan leaf owner needs help

Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:08 pm

Let the 2012 go. Get the 150 mile LEAF or a 230 mile BOLT.
1 bar lost at 21,451 miles, 16 months.
2 bar lost at 35,339 miles, 25 months.
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Re: South Orange County (CA) Nissan leaf owner needs help

Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:28 pm

OP: What date did original delivery take place and how many miles are on the odometer ?
You may be eligible for a new replacement battery under warranty, or at least substantial financial assistance from Nissan.
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Re: South Orange County (CA) Nissan leaf owner needs help

Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:43 am

SageBrush wrote:OP: What date did original delivery take place and how many miles are on the odometer ?
You may be eligible for a new replacement battery under warranty, or at least substantial financial assistance from Nissan.



My free battery option ended last November and I didn't have the necessary miles/low battery to get it boooo I still have 9 bars on my battery.

Thanks everyone for answers ! Yes I am on SCE, not SDGE, am I still eligible for the $7500 discount per the Nissan website ?

I'll just go with the 2018 Leaf =) I signed up for one.
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Re: South Orange County (CA) Nissan leaf owner needs help

Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:20 am

SCE: not currently eligible for rebate.
Warranty: you could drive your current car until it loses its 9th bar and then apply for battery replacement with financial assistance outside of the degradation warranty. Nissan has been pretty obliging lately. 60 - 80% off msrp seems pretty typical, so around $2000 out of pocket to renew your car for another 5 years or so.

LeafSpy would tell you just how close you are to losing that 9th bar.
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Re: South Orange County (CA) Nissan leaf owner needs help

Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:53 am

SageBrush wrote:SCE: not currently eligible for rebate.
Warranty: you could drive your current car until it loses its 9th bar and then apply for battery replacement with financial assistance outside of the degradation warranty. Nissan has been pretty obliging lately. 60 - 80% off msrp seems pretty typical, so around $2000 out of pocket to renew your car for another 5 years or so.

LeafSpy would tell you just how close you are to losing that 9th bar.


I'll have to do some digging and see, thanks for the heads up !
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Re: South Orange County (CA) Nissan leaf owner needs help

Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:55 am

Sondy132001 wrote:
SageBrush wrote:OP: What date did original delivery take place and how many miles are on the odometer ?
You may be eligible for a new replacement battery under warranty, or at least substantial financial assistance from Nissan.



My free battery option ended last November and I didn't have the necessary miles/low battery to get it boooo I still have 9 bars on my battery.

Thanks everyone for answers ! Yes I am on SCE, not SDGE, am I still eligible for the $7500 discount per the Nissan website ?

I'll just go with the 2018 Leaf =) I signed up for one.


The SDG&E discount was $10,000, so not sure what you're referring to with the $7500 one?

Was it the federal tax credit for buying an EV? If so, then it depends on your tax situation (did you pay more than $7500 in federal taxes last year?). If not, then you're going to need to fill in some more detail.

On another note, fellow SCE customer, have you applied your clean fuel rebate yet? https://www.scecleanfuel.com/

It's a $450 credit for current SCE customers who own an EV.
[2013 leaf traded for 2016 leaf S30:
1 May 2017 - 7300 miles & 363 GIDs
6 Sep 2017 - 13k miles & 359 GIDs]

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