Originally Posted by JaxRed
There's been a bit of a fuss with people (Mostly in Phoenix) losing more battery capability than would be expected. Nissan upped the battery warranty as a result of that, but......
It's one of the great unknowns for those of us on the bleeding edge. When the time comes to replace batteries, what will that cost? Everyone is assuming that technology and mass production will reduce the cost, but no one knows for sure.
Two claims I have NEVER made are that
1) This will save me money
2) I'm saving the planet
I bought it because I wanted to try some next-generation stuff. It will be a bonus for me if it runs forever, and that after the payments stop I'm driving for "free".
Added: I am 14 months in and have lost no capacity
I understand about being on the bleeding edge and all. I bought one of the first HDTVs, a 43" for over $3K. I don't have the stomach for a $40K bleeding edge buy though. Without a warranty it has no re-sale value. At this point, nothing about this car appeals to me. I'd much rather buy a Prius and settle for 50 mpg