There is no free lunch, and OP is not the first, or even the 1,000th person to consider this strategy.
It has risks that the gambler should be aware of:
1. Nissan refuses warranty
2. Nissan goes tits up
3. Nissan closes its EV program
4. Nissan puts in a refurb battery
5. Nissan replaces a bad cell instead of the pack
6. Nissan replaces with another crappy 30 kWh battery
7. Nissan delays
8. The degradation is less than the display says, and after the software update the battery lasts past warranty expiration.
9. Nissan replaces with a 40 kWh battery that failed QC for new cars. Degradation path unknown
Nissan has been very clear for years that they offer NO customer goodwill, and if there is any way for them to legally not fulfill a warranty they will do so. Their current corporate financial plight is only going to push them to be the worse corporate jackasses they can be. And that is saying something, since we are talking about Nissan.
OP: are you feeling lucky ? Do you have the money to lose ?
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2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/18: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/18: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
09/20: 54.3 Ahr; 38k miles
2018 Tesla Model 3 LR, Delivered 6/2018