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post #21 of 35 Old 04-07-2014, 03:17 PM
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good for those planning to keep the car for 8 years

not for those planning to keep it longer
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TBH I wouldn't even try pushing it to 8 years, if anything 7 at the max and get rid of it, at least selling it with a year of warranty left the buyer will see there's more value in the vehicle in a way



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well think about warranty this way. A dealership only makes its money through reparis, very little of their operating profit is derived from sales. A dealership gets paid MUCH better for retail jobs than for warranty jobs. Now consider the lifespan of your warranty and typical problems that crop up in the first 3 years. Right, now consider how many problems crop up just after warranty.

Warranty only covers so long as the components are expected to work, anything beyond that and its your own wallet on the line. Warrantys are not there to protect the consumer, they are to protect the company from consumer revolt...
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that is why ill avoid electric cars

the cost of the batterys once the warranty goes is going to be worth more than the car
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post #25 of 35 Old 04-09-2014, 02:50 PM
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that is why ill avoid electric cars

the cost of the batterys once the warranty goes is going to be worth more than the car
Do you know how much it could potentially cost?



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post #26 of 35 Old 04-10-2014, 10:27 AM
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nope. can't answer that one for ya

but i do know those jammed together laptop batterys that we call the battery pack are pricey.

each battery costs upwards of 20$. and there are hundreds of them.
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post #27 of 35 Old 04-10-2014, 01:28 PM
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I figured, One thing for sure is that it's well into the 4 figure range, probably even at $5k by my guess, maybe even more, LIKELY more.



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post #28 of 35 Old 04-14-2014, 01:23 PM
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I think that there isn't enough data and time to know how long these batteries will last. When you are investing in a van for business you want to make sure that is going to be a good business decision and with that unknown I think it is a hard sell.



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yup, best to know what to expect in the short and long term.
at the moment the best way to go about this is to not get an EV.



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post #30 of 35 Old 04-17-2014, 03:26 PM
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plus the batterys gotta so somewhere

so ull be loosing out on space and gaining a wack load of weight
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