Yes Alozzy, I probably would not have thought of those tires, 205 65 R16, but PrairieLEAF out of Colorado had the idea.
https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic. ... b&start=10
By the way, how do you like the 1.25 inch hitch? Adequate? I know it's quite a bit cheaper than the 2" (by about $200), that's for sure!
Speaking of the antithesis of cheaper, for fun, periodically, I peruse craigslist to see what used Teslas (Model S) are going for, and the one that I would be happy with is now in the mid to high 20k range. I really, really do love luxury rides, but atlas like other used luxury cars, it's not the initial cost of the used luxury car, it's the maintenance that I have to think about (probably others wouldn't so much).
I'm sort of a Southern California version of Mr. Cheapskate (cf. https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/the-nis ... xperiment/
Apparently, and I have to read more to confirm this with some real confidence, there are some known faults with the earlier models that were either dealt with or are skulkingly awaiting to gnaw ferociously at one's bank account:
a. battery failure (which all of longer term Leaf owners know well about, we have our own issues i.e., passive cooling issues, lack of thermal battery management, bms, etc.).
b. display failure (not one I've heard much about from Leaf owners (gotta research that one as mine has 70k on it now and I'm just reading about Navigation unit failures)
c. door handle issues
d. other issues (and for the Leaf, there is the dreaded "Pre Charge Resistor" lurking too among others).
Yet, I have fun watching do it yourself repair for the Leaf, such as: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R4dGg8 ... VsEnhanced
https://darelldd.smugmug.com/Automotive ... /i-rcsHp8p
— And, I have read plenty of posts that echo this sentiment "I myself have accrued over 150,000 miles on Tesla, no problems other than a screen reboot as needed.
Along the lines of fairness, I won't count the tire cost that some Tesla owners kvetch about, because I wouldn't (I think) burn out the tires too much, knowing that quick starts, just as in the Leaf, are too much for those puppies, and if one day I do get a Tesla, I'll replace with Costco tires. Goodn'ough for me with high UTQA and High Mileage for about $500 +/-.
So I guess, if I had the time, I would make a table comparing the two with known incident probabilities to make more informed comments. In the mean time, I can wish, can't I?
And for me, with 62kWh battery installation and original (used) purchase price, the total was just under $11000. So a gamble, but a different order of gamble at this point to be sure. And these really are apples and oranges. Oh, those beautiful apples in the garden of electric Eden.