Randy wrote:Took delivery of VIN #191 in January 2011. Still have it and drive it every day...Almost 50K miles...Have 8 bars of capacity (lost 4 bars)...
Useful range is about 35 miles on freeway, slightly more on city streets...
I've been very happy with the car, except for the battery...
May 16 Edit: Even though I'm way out of the battery capacity warranty, I called Nissan to see if they would offer assistance on a battery replacement. I had a battery test done at the local dealer, and Nissan offered me an 80% / 20% replacement deal, so I had my battery replaced recently for about $1,230...Happy camper....Guess-o-meter now reaches over 100 with full charge and some down-hill....I smile even though I know I can't go quite that far...And getting the regen function back is very nice as well...Thanks, Nissan....
Haven't been on the forum in awhile, but we passed 6 years in April and now have 71,095 miles on the car, using it daily and enjoying the renewed range since getting the same 80/20 deal on a new battery as Randy 10,000 miles ago. We would have bought a new Bolt by now if Nissan had not helped us out with the battery replacement cost. As it is, the car got a new lease on life for $1200, and it seems to be a better battery than the original as far as degradation goes so far. The guessometer shows 120 miles regularly on a full charge still. We can now wait several years to see what the new generation of EVs brings. We won't settle for less than 200 mile range, though, so I'm disappointed that the new Leaf coming for 2018 is only a 40KWH pack. What's up with that?
I'm on the list for a new Mission E at the local Porsche dealer (depending on what the final MSRP is). Can't wait to see that car on the road and be able to test drive it.
La Jolla, CAPlowshare Media
2011 SLe #1317 del. 4/1/11
1st bar lost at 31,953 miles
2nd bar lost at 38,685 miles
3rd bar lost at 50,711 miles
4th bar lost at 59,758 miles after 64 months
Battery replaced at 61,307 miles.