internalaudit wrote:Did Sage Bush even own a Leaf before? Sounds like he hates the Leaf so much yet finds time to peruse the forum and attack anything Nissan.
Yeah, he did, IIRC. He's a bit more rabid than I am towards Nissan, but my disdain started with my Versa which had a failing transmission that they tried so hard to deny was the issue until it finally failed at 45,000 miles (after manifesting problems at 20,000 miles.) Our warranty replacement is starting to have the same issues at the 65,000 mark that our first transmission started having at 20,000 miles. (Oh look, 20,000 miles after being replaced!)
My only hope is that the Versa lasts long enough for me to get my first Model 3 so that it can be my wife's daily driver while I will limp along with the Leaf except for days that I have to be able to travel more than 55 miles in one day, in which case we will swap cars or I will have to drive the Versa. (HORROR!)
When I first got my Leaf, it would get 65 miles a day at 4kWh/mi, but it's lost 2.5kWh in capacity since I purchased it, so it's usable 4 days out of 5 for my commute unless I make exceptional changes to allow for 2 additional charging sessions during the day. (I often have to if doing errands beyond my commute.) It looks like I will lose bar #4 about 2-2 months after my warranty expiration. That does make one a bit irate, especially when combined with the Versa debacle where it will likely fail again at the 75,000 mile mark. If I had a replacement battery in the Leaf, I could delay getting a 2nd Tesla Model 3 until 2020 or so, but as is, I will likely end up being a 2 Tesla household within the next year and a half.
Pulled the trigger on going EV on 10/2016 with a 2012 Leaf, and a Tesla Model 3 reservation expected to receive in June 2018.