smkettner wrote:Anyone going to tough it out, drag it out and get the replacement very near warranty expiration?
At the very least I would prefer to have the new "hot" battery due out next year.
It will all depend on my ability to drive to work as the bars go out. This winter I'll probably have to switch with my wife and resort to the Altima, but if the range drops such that I can't make it during spring/summer/fall then I'll probably either trade for a 2014 LEAF or go for the $100/month syb program.
If I can squeeze out enough range to get me to work and back, then I'll hold on until the warranty kicks in, or it becomes obvious I won't qualify for the warranty replacement. The irony is that by late 2015 my workplace is moving closer to where I live AND plans to install charging equipment. From late 2015 on I could probably live with 5 bars missing
Somehow have to get through next year.
We plan to replace the Altima with an Outlander PHEV when it becomes available in 2014, so my fallback plan may improve slightly. Once my employer moves, I could use either the EV or PHEV. With 4WD, the Outlander maybe the natural choice for winter anyway.
2011 Blue SL-e, 132,400 Miles.
Lost 5 Capacity bars
7/18/13 (29,206), 8/25/14 (51,728), 7/12/15 (71.108), 5/12/16 (88,362), 10/17/16 (96,532)
New Battery 12/3/16 (98,956)
2018 Model 3 20,000 Miles.