I'm looking at a couple of 2013s, and I'm not sure which would be the better buy (on paper, at least). I'm in New York, but there aren't many Leafs around, so I'm looking in neighboring MA and CT. I'm giving two serious consideration at the moment.
One at a MA dealer is an SV with QC. Built in December 2013, first sold in Feb 2014, so the capacity warranty should go to early 2019. It has 24k miles, but those were spent in Georgia. 12 capacity bars. Listed at 9k.
The one at a CT dealer is an SL. Also build in December 2013, first sold in Jan 2014. Has a lot more miles at 43,500, but those were all up here in the Northeast. 12 capacity bars. Listed at $9400 (though they've already dropped it to $9200 when I asked if there's an internet price).
I know these are more expensive than a lot of you are finding, but it seems like that's what 2013 SVs are going for in my neck of the woods. (I definitely want as SV with the QC.) I guess my main question is whether it would be better to have the lower mileage with a southern battery, or higher mileage with a northern battery. Or doesn't it matter, if they're both still at 12 bars? Are there other things I should consider? Any thoughts on how low you think I can talk them each down, given the market areas? I don't want to totally low ball and have them laugh me out.
One thing to note is that I can't take a run down and look at them, because they're each 2-3 hours away from me. So I'd like to have a pretty good idea of which I'd like (or neither?) before I go look at one. I might be able to find someone to check out the CT one for me, but I don't know anyone out MA way. (I'll just note that it also really sucks that CT and MA both have ridiculous dealer fees they tack on.) I can post links to the two listings, if it would help (not sure if that's allowed). Any thoughts would be appreciated! I'm rather new to Leaf shopping, so if there's any other advice, I'd welcome it!