RonDawg wrote: oko wrote:
Have you considered Honda Clarity? IMO it is a much better car then Leaf, Bolt, Volt. You got a pretty luxury car for almost the price you pay for those. I have a Leaf and Clarity and always want to drive the latter
With the battery losses (I am in TX) and Nissan's attitude, this Leaf will be my last Leaf and last Nissan ever.
The pure EV version of the Clarity is only available in CA and I think OR. The FCEV version is only for certain Californians (those who live/work near a hydrogen fuel station). Only the PHEV version is available nationwide.
Since the OP is concerned about reliability, there have been issues with the Clarity: https://tiremeetsroad.com/2018/10/27/ho ... -to-blame/
If you search for "Clarity owner forums", you'll see almost everyone is very happy with the Clarity (I cannot link here since it is a competitor site). There is a huge discussion about CR ratings also. The only electronic problem I know is "multiple system warnings", that I also had, which is more like an annoyance than a problem, since it goes away quickly and does not affect driving and it already has a software fix. The only other issue I know is "unexpected ICE start", which, as far as I know, only one or two have.
On the other hand, my Nissan Leaf had to go to the dealer multiple times:
1-Charging system failure. Lots of people had it.
2-A/C failure. When I called about it, my dealer said "this is very common in Leafs. We know what the problem is and we'll order parts before you come in".
3-Stupid stupid battery performance check every year we had to do for warranty.
4-The very frequent break fluid change that is most likely for the purpose of dealer profit.