RonDawg
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Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:46 am
Delivery Date: 11 Jan 2013
Leaf Number: 027089
Location: SoCal

Re: Agonizing over buying this '12 Leaf w/ Mar 2017 Battery

Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:58 pm

Although it was never officially sold in Arizona, has the OP thought about getting a Chevy Spark EV? It has a liquid cooled battery and thus should survive the Phoenix heat better than the Leaf's.

A quick check of CarMax doesn't show any Spark EV's in the PHX area, but there's a couple of ones at their Vegas locations for $10k and no transfer fee to Phoenix, and several more for as low as $7600 with a $200-250 transfer fee.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar on 11/21/2015 at 26,435 miles.
Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
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