My purchased-new 2012 SL was rear-ended and sold off this summer. We enjoyed it -- it's more-or-less a known quantity. I've read LeftieBiker's excellent used buying guide
, and I'd like to hear the collective wisdom on this.
Assume an 8 bar 24kWH pack would suffice for our foreseeable long-term mission usage.
But, more capacity is always better if it doesn't come at a terrible premium, so, a 2016/17 model w/ 30kWH is certainly a "nice to have" and in reach of our budget.
Given the better warranty of the 30kWH battery (8 yrs/100k miles), is the risk of faster degradation worth the gamble over the more stable lizard? Perhaps the 30kWH issues are sufficiently resolved (or known quantity now that it's had sufficient soak time) after the SW update?
Is there a sweet-spot (build date) or other to really be on the look out for?
Any known issues with second+ owners getting warranty claims through?