garsh
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Re: I've joined the 7 bars club

Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:34 am

alozzy wrote:Don't know what creative accounting Tesla used to convince some people that they made profit in 2017
You realize that it's 2018 now, and we're talking only about Q3 2018, right?
I don't think anybody thought Tesla made a profit in 2017.
2012 Black SV, bought 2012-04-04, sold 2019-05-10. 7 bars, 101,850 miles.
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alozzy
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Re: I've joined the 7 bars club

Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:52 pm

Oops, I misread the post. I thought you said last year rather than last quarter. Sorry, my bad...
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Re: I've joined the 7 bars club

Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:22 am

Oils4AsphaultOnly wrote:
lorenfb wrote:
garsh wrote:Model 3 starts at $49k currently, but the $35k version should be available early next year.
Amazing, that some still believe this!
don't worry lorenfb, in 3 months you can either say you told us so, or eat crow. the time is coming soon.
Oils4AsphaultOnly wrote the above on Oct 15, 2018.

https://3.tesla.com/model3/design#battery right now says "Standard Battery available in 4-6 months".

Funny how on the same day as Oils4AsphaultOnly I noted at http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 99#p538599 that Tesla's page back then claimed "3-6 months".

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RegGuheert
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Re: I've joined the 7 bars club

Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:22 am

I opened this thread to read more about "the 7 bars club", as I expect to be there in the not-to-distant future. Unfortunately, I see more off-topic posts. Please refrain from doing that and keep them in their appropriate threads. TIA.
RegGuheert
2011 Leaf SL Demo vehicle
10K mi. on 041413; 20K mi. (55.7Ah) on 080714; 30K mi. (52.0Ah) on 123015; 40K mi. (49.8Ah) on 020817; 50K mi. (47.2Ah) on 120717; 60K mi. (43.66Ah) on 091918.
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TLeaf13
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Re: I've joined the 7 bars club

Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:41 am

As of August 13, 2019, my 2013 Leaf is officially part of this elite club. LeafSpy currently shows 58.41% SOH with only about 48,250 miles. August seems to be the month for it to lose a bar, so I guess in August 2020 I'll enter the 6 bars club. Yippie.

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Re: I've joined the 7 bars club

Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:46 am

TLeaf13 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:41 am
As of August 13, 2019, my 2013 Leaf is officially part of this elite club. LeafSpy currently shows 58.41% SOH with only about 48,250 miles. August seems to be the month for it to lose a bar, so I guess in August 2020 I'll enter the 6 bars club. Yippie.

I assume that you have a Leaf built before April of 2013, and live in a warm climate...?
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Re: I've joined the 7 bars club

Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:17 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:46 am
TLeaf13 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:41 am
As of August 13, 2019, my 2013 Leaf is officially part of this elite club. LeafSpy currently shows 58.41% SOH with only about 48,250 miles. August seems to be the month for it to lose a bar, so I guess in August 2020 I'll enter the 6 bars club. Yippie.

I assume that you have a Leaf built before April of 2013, and live in a warm climate...?
Correct, it was built 2/2013 and I live where it regularly is in the 90s during summer (occasionally low 100s). I've tried so hard to be optimistic and hopeful about this car, but I may have to see if a dealer will take it as a trade. Unfortunately, in addition to the terrible battery it has a $2,800 brake booster problem (which I've written about before), so I'd be shocked if a dealer would actually take it.

I wish Nissan would have at least kept their "Good Will" offer going for the 2013 Leafs. They ended that just a few months before my car dropped to 8 bars (about 5 months out of warranty). I also hate getting the "I told you so" from my wife about the Leaf. I love having an electric car, but she's right about this specific Leaf. My overall experience with it has been disastrous.

I sometimes get asked what the range is of my car. It's embarrassing to say "Maybe 45-50 miles - but mine has a bad battery." I just told that to a guy a few days ago who was charging his Fiat. I guess I want to make sure people know it's not all Leafs that have bad batteries.

Oils4AsphaultOnly
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Re: I've joined the 7 bars club

Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:39 am

TLeaf13 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:17 am
LeftieBiker wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:46 am
TLeaf13 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:41 am
As of August 13, 2019, my 2013 Leaf is officially part of this elite club. LeafSpy currently shows 58.41% SOH with only about 48,250 miles. August seems to be the month for it to lose a bar, so I guess in August 2020 I'll enter the 6 bars club. Yippie.

I assume that you have a Leaf built before April of 2013, and live in a warm climate...?
Correct, it was built 2/2013 and I live where it regularly is in the 90s during summer (occasionally low 100s). I've tried so hard to be optimistic and hopeful about this car, but I may have to see if a dealer will take it as a trade. Unfortunately, in addition to the terrible battery it has a $2,800 brake booster problem (which I've written about before), so I'd be shocked if a dealer would actually take it.

I wish Nissan would have at least kept their "Good Will" offer going for the 2013 Leafs. They ended that just a few months before my car dropped to 8 bars (about 5 months out of warranty). I also hate getting the "I told you so" from my wife about the Leaf. I love having an electric car, but she's right about this specific Leaf. My overall experience with it has been disastrous.

I sometimes get asked what the range is of my car. It's embarrassing to say "Maybe 45-50 miles - but mine has a bad battery." I just told that to a guy a few days ago who was charging his Fiat. I guess I want to make sure people know it's not all Leafs that have bad batteries.
You might still have the last laugh.

There's a Canadian shop that does 40kwh battery swaps (they include a canbus module that helps the car speak correctly with the BMS): https://cleantechnica.com/2019/08/10/a- ... -of-range/

They're working on a DIY kit if you're inclined.

It might seem like an overhaul, but someday replacing an old battery would no longer be a big deal and we won't have to build so many cars each year.
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