edatoakrun wrote:Actually, I think most of us on this forum actually do drive Nissan LEAFs.
Seems like a fair presumption but it ignores how people feel about their cars, whether they plan to stay under the Nissan EV umbrella in the future, and their opinions about Nissan the company.
I can say with confidence that had I bought a new LEAF in 2011-12 for $25k - $30k, I would almost certainly not be a satisfied customer today. One of the site moderators is driving an early model LEAF with usable range in the 40s today because Nissan refused to shoulder any of the cost of replacing his aged battery some two months after the warranty expired. Think about that. Would YOU buy a $30k car you could only expect 60k miles from ? What fraction of the EV buying market will accept that type of deal when the $35k Tesla Model 3 is on the horizon ?
You have to be wearing really big blinders to not see that the Nissan EV adventure is circling the drain and the core support of highly invested and motivated owners is disappearing over the horizon with none too fond memories of Nissan to boot. Now don't get me wrong -- there is a lot to like in the LEAF. But mistakes were made with battery technology and Nissan has handled those mistakes in perhaps the worse possible way. If I didn't know better I would wonder if Nissan was run by GM.