Hello everyone! Just joined the forum. I have finally decided to look for my next car: The 2013 Nissan Leaf! It meets and exceeds all of my requirements for my daily commute and weekend sprints. I did quite a bit of reading on these forums covering many discussions regarding the info needed for the perfect used Leaf purchase. I live in Southern California so using the heater year round wont be an issue.
The sweet spot between price and reliability seems to lean towards the 2013 model with a strong battery. I am hoping on getting some feedback on key things to look out for I may not have outlined. I know I want the SV package as it has the 6.6KW option and that seems to be included with all 2013 SV, SL models. I also would like the better battery so build date needs to be 4/13 and up. Bose stereo would be a bonus.
Here is my quick required checklist I will bring on my daily searches around town:
6.6 KW Battery
11-12 Bars Remaining Minimum
Manufactured Date Minimum - 4/13 for upgraded Battery.
NAV SD Card Required
2 Key FOBS
LeafSpy App and Wifi Dongle (Not sure which dongle yet)
VIN Warranty Check
Will the LeafSpy app report the correct battery info if a dealer did the 12 Bar reset cheat?
It seems like mileage is not a big factor but it also makes sense to find one with lower miles as that would buy more time for the 60,000 mile warranty to last. Perhaps keep the search under 35K?
I am really looking forward to finding the right one and say goodbye to all the lovely gas stations I used to visit!