downeykp wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:12 pm
Out side of the the totally inadequate battery my 2011 has been bullet proof. Same tires, 12 volt battery. It is probably worth 50-75 cents per pound as scrap.
So put a brand new battery in it for $100/mth for 5 years, and enjoy the car for another 10. Or, if you have 7+ bars, you could sell it in my area in a day for $3300. But shipping from Hawaii would probably eat up all your money.
I'm not defending Nissan's behavior, but golly, you've had a "bullet proof" car for 8 years that's saved you $5,000 in gas (assuming $3/gal, 60k miles, and $1k electricity cost). That means the cost of the battery, if you account for the gas, is only $3k. And your new battery will last far longer.
Since everyone will say "it just makes more sense to buy a newer car", a 2018 costs $12k more than a new battery. That might be the right move for some people, but it's a lot more. And honestly, my 2011 w/87% SOH battery is running just fine and I don't wish for a 2015 at all. If I was going to upgrade car, I would not buy a 24 kWh.