Nubo wrote:MSELeaf wrote:Couldn't have said it better myself. This level of complacency from Nissan (and poor value for the given range: http://insideevs.com/wp-content/uploads ... /111-5.png) is exactly why I am now shopping around for a Bolt. Surprisingly, the lease numbers are almost identical to what I am paying now for my 2014 LEAF lease! I absolutely love my LEAF and how forward-thinking it has been for all these years, so it makes me sad that it is now being neglected like this in terms of value.
That value calculation is useful but not necessarily compelling. Dollars per mile of range is only meaningful if you need to consume that much range. Sort of like buying a 5-gallon drum of mayonnaise at Costco. Sure, it's a hell of a deal -- if you NEED that much mayonnaise. If you're only going to use a quart before it goes bad, then it's a big waste of money.
I agree that makes perfect sense. I guess I'm just a bit bitter that I waited over a year (2 lease extensions) and the new LEAF really doesn't seem all that "new". Yes it looks better and has more supplementary features, but I don't feel enough effort was put in to improve the "guts" of the vehicle to really justify the cost relative to the perceived value of a 1st gen LEAF.