Becky50 wrote:My advice is to not go OCD on it. Sure, give it a little love but don't go extreme. Enjoy it as a normal car and drive it.
One of the original Forum members gave me this same advice in early 2013. I took it and am still loving driving my 2012 LEAF. It is a 2 bar loser with 36,000 miles. And it continues to meet 99% of my driving needs.
I'm the original Forum member Becky mentioned. I share her experience. I live four blocks from Cupertino, so much like your original owner. I've lost only two bars on my 2011. I don't drive much - still < 30,000 mi. and the car meets 99% of my needs, too. I haven't kept track of exactly when I lost my first two bars, but my impression is that the second one came faster than the first one. It's been garaged most of its life, but the last six months or so it's been kept outside so my wife's repainted car can have the garage. I charge to 80% overnight normally, but now and then go to 100%, sometimes during the day, but I don't think I've ever done it on an exceptionally hot day. I've only used QC five or six times in the life of the car. Your experience sounds pretty normal to me. Like others, I recommend not obsessing and just treat it like a normal car.