Valdemar wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:42 pm
powersurge wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:16 am
You can get a transmission from a wreck... That would not be a major repair.
You mean like go to a place called "Pick a Part", unscrew it yourself, bring it home, and install it in your garage? This is way above the amount of effort and time I want to exert on this. Buying one from a dismantler will set me back $300-$400, and figure 5 hour labor charge to get it installed at a shop, that is if everything goes as planned. So I'll be looking at about 1k after all, maybe a bit less with some luck. And all that for what? To keep a 2-3 bar capacity loser with salvage title going? I may warm up to this idea when the time comes, but at this time junking it or donating it to charity seems like an easier way out.
Forgive me for being so optimistic towards repairing your car...
I am a man that keeps his cars for decades. I have two cars that are entering 20 years old, and others more than 12 years old. I bought them NEW, and have maintained them myself. I expect to get another 10 more years out of them.
So, when you say you have an ELECTRIC car that needs a new transmission or a battery, a $1000 repair is a mere mechanic's bill for most people's ICE vehicles. Even tires and brakes on a car will run you more than $1000. If you fix it, you will still be able to keep your electric car (a rare entity even today). After all, Having a 2-3 bar loser is not the kiss of death. If your car had structural problems like body rot, I could see dumping it, but most Leafs are still in great condition and good candidates for repair...
The problem is that most of us with Leafs are suffering from "little boy toy syndrome" (which is the "little boy" inside of us desperately wants the working item that we already have to break or be NO GOOD so that we can go out and buy the newest, upgraded toy we want). We have all done this with cars, motorcycles, bicycles, computers, electronics, and power tools... You can admit it... I also wish I could get the new Leaf E+!!
Keep in mind the high prices that the new cars are going for, and the fact that you are currently a member of that club for a very modest amount.. I am sorry, but I refuse to pay $45,000 for a new Leaf, no matter how big the battery.
I will continue to run my leaf and fix the mechanicals, just like all the ICE cars I have fixed in the past. When the time comes, I will replace the battery as cheaply as I can. Maybe even reach 150-200K miles on that car!! Darn, If I lived close to you I would buy your car myself if you dont want it!!!!