sendler2112 wrote:ok. Among the best. Shop for a used car lately? Try buying a 2014 corolla with 37,000 miles for $8,000.
You won't. But they also don't have expensive batteries that need to be replaced and any shop can work on them. Resell value is also higher.
I am just trying to get some feedback as to if buying a used Leaf will make sense economically compared to other low end cars.
Any shop can work on the leaf as well. My AC went out on my 2013, and I took that to my neighborhood mechanic no problem. The electric motor, battery, and inverter aren't supposed to "wear out" and are covered by the power-train warranty. That's why the zero maintenance except for tire-rotations, washer fluid, and battery checks.
Granted, whether or not things will REALLY play out that way isn't guaranteed, but there's been enough anecdotal evidence to show that you won't be surprised with any sudden failures (battery degrades gradually). Hope this helps!