Reply to door2416:
I don't either, unless you drive an awful lot. I have a suspicion that the battery will last longer than five years so Mercedes is making money on the plan. If it lasted ten years, which is an estimate that I have heard, then if you buy the battery rather than rent it you are paying ten dollars a week and that starts to sound attractive to me.
Reply to SuperSmartie:
I think insurance is for very expensive events that are not likely to happen . In this case it's certain that the battery will have to be replaced and as time goes on we will get a good idea of when it will happen. At the moment that seems to be between five and ten years. Based on the cost that Mercedes has come up with for the plan I am betting it's closer to ten than to five. The lowest cost choice it seems to me is to plan for it to be replaced at a certain time, like ten years, and save for the expense.
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