I have driven a couple gens of Leafs and I liked them and at one time had planned on buying one even knowing of the battery issues. Biggest problem is unless the car is in your city good luck getting it home. Even a city 100 miles away may turn into an 8 hour or more trip. Limited range, limited fast charging and battery issues not related to fire are major downers. However once you have one it makes a great city car. Would be a great car for a teen that you wanted to ensure could not drive out of state without you knowing.