Lothsahn wrote:I actually disagree with LeftieBiker. As an owner of a 2011 24kwh Leaf, I would advise against the purchase of ANY 24 kwh used Leaf for a 35 mi round trip highway lifestyle. Period.
My leaf is down to 8 bars (58% SOH) and we can barely get 35 mi round trip, with most of the drive at 45mph. Highway mileage is much worse, so you'll find yourself quite quickly going 55mph just to make it home.
I haven't had a chance to read all the posts in detail but the above stood out. You must be calling it quits too early and likely aren't using instrumentation to see battery gids, module/cell voltages and the voltage delta between the highest and lowest cell/module and to see what's going on once the car hits VLBW (guess-o-meter turns to --- miles). '11 and '12 Leaf had horrible instrumentation since it didn't have the % SoC display and only had the crap GOM + 12 fuel bars.
Even the 4 bar loser (Blue494) at http://web.archive.org/web/201601280026 ... hp?t=10040
made it over 50 miles on a charge at 100 km/h (~62 mph).
I've taken my car to below VLBW numerous times and haven't had a "date" with the turtle, yet.
Agreed with Leftie's advice of looking for a build month of 4/2013+ or better yet, a model year '15 "lizard" battery car.
10 bar car for $10K sounds high.
Ingroundeffect wrote:The 2015 SV has 11 bars and a battery warranty to 2023.
One last thing in this saga. Has anyone purchased an extended warranty and was able to have them replace the battery?
That's only the battery defects warranty. That's 8 years/100K miles on a 24 kWh Leaf.
The battery capacity warranty for 24 kWh cars is 5 years/60K from original in-service date (viewtopic.php?t=13192
). Car needs to be down to 8 bars or less before capacity warranty expires (5 years/60K miles, whichever comes first) to be eligible for a free battery. You can d/l the warranty booklets from https://owners.nissanusa.com/nowners/na ... nualsGuide
I've never heard of an extended warranty that extending the capacity warranty. Some weirdo on a FB group claimed his did but when asked for proof, he became defensive and I think even insulting before disappearing.
My used 5/2013 built (orig. in-service date near end of June 2013) '13 is still at 11 bars. (Lost it in Nov 2017: viewtopic.php?p=511915#p511915
.) Capacity warranty is over but I still am within the battery defects warranty.