RonDawg wrote:DisturbedAle wrote:I hope to be joining the LA Leaf Team, however, I am trying to get first hand experience regarding the battery on the Leaf.
I am thinking about purchasing vs leasing the 2014 Leaf (Base w/ QC). However, I am hearing horror stories regarding the battery and heat... The car will be uncovered and un-garaged for the majority of its lifespan. What are some of your (or known) experiences of this situation during the heat? I'd hope to own the vehicle for at least 6+ years.
When you say LA, what area are you talking about? Battery degradation will be far worse for a Leaf in the San Fernando Valley than one in Santa Monica.
If you live in a warm part of the county and with a car that will be un-garaged, you will hit Nissan's "end of life" (70% of original capacity) long before you reach year 6. The battery aging model in the Wiki (link upper center) is only predicting a bit over 5 years' battery life if the car is kept in Van Nuys.
Thanks everyone, my current commute is home (Rosemead) to Norwalk. I am looking to lease and looking for recommendations/pricing as well. I'm looking for probably B with QC, anyone have good numbers to share? Best I have seen in the lease thread is $250/mo with $1000 down for an SV.