Ok, so you owe about $6000, and the car needs a $6000 battery. Please confirm that your car is OVER 60,000 miles?Leafer77 wrote:One years worth of payments. Ironically, about the same cost of a new battery.TonyWilliams wrote:1) I'm going to guess that you didn't opt out of the class action, which would allow you to sue for the faulty battery (Nissan really played this well to protect themselves).
No, I didn't Opt out. I was hoping I would be covered with the 60,000 miles.
2) How much is still owed on the car?
I wouldn't waste any time fighting them. It's time for a simple decision making process:
A) keep car, pay a total of $12,000 over one year for a car that will likely meet your expectations for the next 3-5 years
B) trade in car on a new one. You will certainly be able to get $6000 out of a trade in, so that's easy.
I personally would pick "B", because for the same $12,000, you can pay $333 for the next 36 months on a lease of a BRAND NEW car, with a NEW BATTERY, new tires, new 12 volt battery, et al.
Plus, still get a nice $2500 check in the mail from the state of California.
Unless you have some emotional attachment for this one, get a new 2015 (or better, wait for the 2016 LEAF, released 7 Sept 2015 with a 30kWh battery).