You're not giving Nissan enough credit for bringing to market the first mass produced BEV at a reasonable price. No doubt Nissan could have built a higher quality car, but then it would have cost more and people would be bitching about the price.EVDRIVER wrote:People should enjoy their LEAFs but let's stop glorifying it into something it is not. Nissan cut costs to compensate for the pack cost or they are just cheap. Likely both.
Given that the Leaf will most likely be the second or third or fourth car used for commuting, the quality seems appropriate. You can't take it on a trip of any length so the need for high end amenities is limited. Not that I disagree with your assessment, but I think you're not looking at the bigger picture. I call it "The Appliance", but that's a term of endearment, especially since the HOV stickers save me at least 10 minutes of commuting hell every night. For $375/month and free fuel I'm not expecting a BMW 7 series.