sling wrote:Trying to decide what to do with my '12... I think it's pretty obvious i shouldn't try to kill the battery but it doesn't hurt to ask. I have 49.61AHr right now and about 1 year left on the warranty and at only 27k miles. I've really been babying it though only a couple quick charges and aside from the rare exception, 80% since i got it. The thing about it though, the car was made in Jan 2012 bought in Dec so the batt was already a year old when i got it. Atlanta-ish area. Opinions?
I lost my third capacity bar about 13 months before the end of the 5 yr/60,000 mile warranty. It was only then that I thought I had a chance and stopped babying it. Double check your AHr reading, but I would agree that it doesn't seem likely you would drop the 4th bar with that reading with in a year and your less than 7,000 miles a year driving average. (You can see my details in my signature below.)
Continue to enjoy your car and extend the life as much as possible.
2011 Leaf SL purchased 6-22-2011, sold 1-18-2017 with new battery.
2017 Leaf SV with Premium Package purchased 12-30-2016