From what I'm reading here the 2015 lizard pack sounds like the one to get for my really hot (103 degrees yesterday) climate, but the selection is currently really small (2 cars and their both white, which is almost a deal breaker for me) and right at the edge of what I really want to spend.
But there's one thing about my commute and that's pretty much what I'd use the car for. The 2nd half 20 miles of it is done around the 11:00 am hour, when the temperature on these kind of days ranges around 80-90 degrees (while the other half is 2 am-cool), and about 8 miles of it is downhill. I know I read somewhere that some people seem to think that Nissan thinks 80 degrees is really super hot. Also, the car will be parked in the shade during the hottest part of the days So based on what I said in this paragraph, is it still your opinions that I will really be driving "in really hot conditions" (where a lizard pack will do me the most good)?
And then there's this:
LeftieBiker wrote: Then, in 2015, Nissan came out with the "Lizard Pack" (nicknamed by Nissan). This pack is the best one that Nissan ever produced. Sadly, when Nissan raised the capacity from 24 to 30kwh in 2016, they sacrificed resistance to degradation for more capacity; the 2016 and 2017 30kwh packs are just as bad as the Canary packs, and possibly even a bit worse under some conditions. I've been calling these abominations the "Lettuce Packs" because of their short shelf life, as it were.
So essentially, you want a pack made between April of 2013 and model year 2016.
My question about this is, when you go to buy a new battery under their program (which I figure on one day doing) do you get a "lizard pack" or a "lettuce pack?" And do you get the same thing when your car is '13, '14 or '15?
And that's too bad to hear. For someone like me who needs it for the commute, more capacity (meaning more distance on a trip, right?) is not the issue when you need a certain amount (like 40 miles in my case). Why can't we have the choice, lizard or lettuce? In my case the lizard would totally eat the lettuce!