aluminumwelder
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:19 am

just make your own range extender like this guy did
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSqGBPBxfUE

garsh
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:35 am

My Leaf is starting to rust on the rocker panel just in front of the rear wheels. Between that, the battery degradation, and the cost of a replacement battery, I've decided that it's not worth fixing. I'll just keep it for my last 16yo kid to learn driving on, then scrap/donate it as it won't be worth anything after 2-3 more years.
2012 Black SV, 7 bars, 100,000 miles

Usaverageguy
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:32 pm

Strange, I was just quoted $7500 less a $1000 core deposit on my 24KWH battery pack. And there are several different prices quoted in this thread. I am going to check around. If the prices vary so much, perhaps I can get a better price by shipping it to Atlanta for the new battery pack. At any rate, the $5500 price is gone. Probably for good. Nissan is not helping their sales by screwing over the early adopters. Word will get out. :(

jms
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:16 am

I also called and was told $7500 plus labor minus a $1000 core charge that makes it $6500 plus labor. They also mentioned the financing possibility. I let them know how I feel about it since they advertised this plan to get people to buy their cars and then take it away right about the time that people would need it. For me it doesn't make sense. I would do better to put that money toward a new car (not a nissan since they burned my trust) and try to squeeze in before the tax rebates are gone. I wasn't planning on making any moves until next year but I may have to revisit that plan.
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Gone - 2012 Nissan Leaf SL - Super Black

DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:03 am

Usaverageguy wrote:Strange, I was just quoted $7500 less a $1000 core deposit on my 24KWH battery pack. And there are several different prices quoted in this thread. I am going to check around. If the prices vary so much, perhaps I can get a better price by shipping it to Atlanta for the new battery pack. At any rate, the $5500 price is gone. Probably for good. Nissan is not helping their sales by screwing over the early adopters. Word will get out. :(


Uhh, think you got that backwards. By making replacement batteries expensive along with lowering prices of new LEAFs with 40 kwh packs, I think its going the opposite of what you think.
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 8743 miles, 485 GIDs, 37.6 kwh 111.39 Ahr , SOH 96.49, Hx 114.98
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SageBrush
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:00 am

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Usaverageguy wrote:Strange, I was just quoted $7500 less a $1000 core deposit on my 24KWH battery pack. And there are several different prices quoted in this thread. I am going to check around. If the prices vary so much, perhaps I can get a better price by shipping it to Atlanta for the new battery pack. At any rate, the $5500 price is gone. Probably for good. Nissan is not helping their sales by screwing over the early adopters. Word will get out. :(


Uhh, think you got that backwards. By making replacement batteries expensive along with lowering prices of new LEAFs with 40 kwh packs, I think its going the opposite of what you think.


Early adopters matter
Word of mouth matters
Repeat buyers matter.

Nissan has gone the extra mile to FAIL, FAIL, FAIL on each count. You have also apparently forgotten your absolute certainty not so long ago that Nissan would heavily discount replacement battery packs. Back then you understood the value of not screwing current customers.
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado
3/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
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alozzy
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:04 pm

Nissan could make a commitment, to anyone who trades in an older leaf for a newer one, that they (Nissan) will replace the battery pack on the older LEAF before reselling it, and also make sure that the old pack is repurposed (ie grid storage) or responsibly recycled.

Making that commitment should also reduce depreciation rates on the LEAF, which would make it worth their while to replace worn out packs in the first place.
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:36 pm

SageBrush wrote:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Usaverageguy wrote:Strange, I was just quoted $7500 less a $1000 core deposit on my 24KWH battery pack. And there are several different prices quoted in this thread. I am going to check around. If the prices vary so much, perhaps I can get a better price by shipping it to Atlanta for the new battery pack. At any rate, the $5500 price is gone. Probably for good. Nissan is not helping their sales by screwing over the early adopters. Word will get out. :(


Uhh, think you got that backwards. By making replacement batteries expensive along with lowering prices of new LEAFs with 40 kwh packs, I think its going the opposite of what you think.


Early adopters matter
Word of mouth matters
Repeat buyers matter.

Nissan has gone the extra mile to FAIL, FAIL, FAIL on each count. You have also apparently forgotten your absolute certainty not so long ago that Nissan would heavily discount replacement battery packs. Back then you understood the value of not screwing current customers.


Early adopters matter


bleeding edge argument loses everytime

Word of mouth matters


This is true but how much? Bolts are selling (at least the pathetic numbers that Chevy is putting out) despite a monumental amount of bad blood.

Repeat buyers matter.


Yes they do which is why Nissan (along with EVERY car manufacturer) does not support older models. How many first time 2018 LEAFers out there? Cause a goodly percentage I am aware of are repeat LEAFers.
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 8743 miles, 485 GIDs, 37.6 kwh 111.39 Ahr , SOH 96.49, Hx 114.98
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SageBrush
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:19 am

^^
Have you noticed sales numbers in the US ?
The 2018 LEAF barely reaches the compliance car bar ( 1000 - 1500 a month.)

Of course this is what Nissan wants, thus the decision to sh1t on current owners. You can point out repeat customers, but the proof in the pudding is all the LEAF owners who have abandoned Nissan.
No complaints from me though -- I like $8k, lightly used cars.

HOWEVER, if Nissan wants to change course in 2019 it will have to pay the bad goodwill bill for its miserable behavior for the preceding years.
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Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado
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McHoffa
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:10 am

I bought my 2013 Leaf SV in August 2016 to hold me over until I got my Model 3. It had 12k miles on it and cost me just under $10k at the time. Basically a brand new car. Finally got my Model 3 in March, and we decided my wife would drive the Leaf now and sell our other gas car. Last month, at 45k miles, we lost our first bar, and now her getting to work is ok, but not if she needs to go anywhere before or after work. If we both need to drive somewhere, we're screwed.

The plan is next year buy a new car for her, while my son will be getting his license and the Leaf would be perfect for driving to school/work. Now that we lost one bar, I'm worried about the range in winter (I used to keep the heat off and just use the seat heaters and steering wheel to keep warm and save range), or if she'll lose another bar before this time next year. Thought maybe a new battery would be a good way to start over with the car, but at $6500 + labor, no way.

We test drove the new Leaf in February, and we liked it, but if Nissan isn't willing to support their customers for more than 4-5 years, I'll pass.

almost 11k miles on the Model 3 already.... excellent car!

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