Yes, I did, not out of fear for battery capacity and the Phoenix losses but due to the attractive lease offer from Torre Nissan, La Quinta -- $7,500 rebate up front, very generous trade-in, plus good terms on the lease "gotchas."Herm wrote:I sure hope you leased..SSS wrote:3,300 miles, 2+ months, one of the hottest climates in North America (Palm Springs area) = highest praise for an excellent car.
The potential battery loss in hot areas is merely a depreciation item. If I keep any EV long enough there will be a need to maintain batteries and renew as needed. That's a fair trade-off for me to never have to deal with winter. Depletion is a fact of life, anyplace in varying amounts.
I've lived in the desert southwest all my life and heat damages all kinds of things. In 1972 I was the proud owner of a new "2 Liter" air-cooled VW bus/van. One year and 24,000 miles later the air-cooled engine sucked an intake valve through a piston head due to over heating . . . even a new air-cooled engine melted from this climate and the heat coming off the blacktop road surfaces. Puzzled me why the brilliant German engineers didn't foresee that. Depreciation happens, we deal with it. In the meantime, I keep on smiling and am constantly amazed as I cruise around in this technical marvel which is also an absolutely silent and clean vehicle.