kayabusa wrote:Ohhh, that's not good ! is the cost for replacement still on $5k ? and there is anyway to check if the battery was already replaced ?
Was originally $5499 + tax and labor: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?t=17168
claims it has gone up to $7K + tax and labor. I've seen some FB posts elsewhere that claim the contrary. I'd check w/some dealer service depts for a quote.
Since you have the Carfax, where did it reside before? I find 11 bars remaining on a '12 to be rather unlikely, unless the battery was replaced or the car resided in very mild climate or it had its BMS reset (http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2014/11 ... -read.html
). The pre-4/2013 built Leafs had terrible batteries in terms of degradation.
Ks70292 wrote:The 8/80,000mi warranty is not for capacity loss, unfortunately. So you will likely not get a battery replaced within warranty since it has been over 5 years.
There's no such thing as an 8 year/80K mile warranty. What GerryAZ wrote is correct.
kayabusa wrote:After years and years of wonder, I Just reserved a 2012 SV with 29k miles !!!
there is any way to check with the VIN number the factory configuration of car options ?
Why? It's not like there were really any options on a '12 SV anyway. See Specs tab of http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... -press-kit
Levenkay mentioned quick charger stations. '12 SV doesn't have CHAdeMO inlet (quick charge port on the specs tab above). OP would be limited to charging at L2, the whole way w/the lame 3.3 kW (3.8 kW max from the wall) OBC. OP would need to budget time for stopping 6 to 8 hours for each charging stop, assuming they were doing level 2 charging each time.
How much is this car? I hope they're not planning to overpay. Unless it's dirt cheap, not sure why someone would want a '12 at this point, unless it had a replaced battery (esp. a lizard one). Otherwise, one better have modest driving range needs if they plan to keep for another say 5 years.
OP, can you update your location info via your user name in the upper right > User Control Panel > Profile tab? That way, we don't need to ask in future posts/threads or do sleuthing to deduce it.
What are your daily driving needs in terms of miles? How much city vs. highway? Will you have the ability to charge at your work/destinations?