boonjum33 wrote:Good input all. GerryAZ, that sounds like a plausible explanation, but highlights another issue. If this was shipped in 2014, it might have the pre-lizard battery. I was interested in it primarily because it's a low mileage 2015 lizard battery car. Great info about the tires, thank you!
Lizard battery began in model year '15. See viewtopic.php?f=4&t=17168&p=374490
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There are some who have wishful thinking that some late '14s included it. Maybe, but I tend to doubt it. Prior to all of this, Nissan did make references (e.g. at meetings that others attended) to a "hot battery" (more heat resistant) and there was this post about it being in testing: viewtopic.php?p=320754#p320754
As for tires, I don't know how much one would want to worry about it. My mom's 07 Altima Hybrid (was a leftover my parents bought new in Feb 08) still is on its original (Continental brand) tires. The car doesn't have many miles on it (<40K, IIRC). However, although their area is a warmer part of the SF Bay Area, it's even close to as blazing hot as Phoenix.