To say that all vehicles' reliability are equal is rather naive! Other than the battery issue, which no other BEVBeleaf wrote: Does the i3 have any problems? Of course it does, just like every other mass produced vehicle. Have a look at the Problems/Troubleshooting section of this forum and there are plenty of Leaf problems too. I cancelled the Leaf on the basis of posts regarding capacity losses in a similar climate to the one I live in, as well as poor Nissan corp and local dealer service.
has logged more vehicle miles to really provide comparative data, the Leaf has had no real reliability
problems, e.g. recalls, compared to what we're hearing about the i3. Given that the i3 is just a little over
a year on the market, the "jury-is-still-out" on the i3 and the i3 Rex especially, which is not the case for
the Leaf. A Leaf buyer knows the reality of his purchase.
Bottom line: Why would anyone consider buying an i3 with all its 'knowns' and potential 'unknowns' versus
a Leaf, where the i3 provides no real benefits over the Leaf, e.g. range, features, cost, and availability of