CTinker
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Buying advice - Leafspy Data

Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:56 pm

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I went to go look at a Leaf today and these were the stats I got off of it. What would you guys say is a fair price? My wife and I have two cars and one is a 2003 Mazda that seems to always need work. I want to upgrade to electric and think a used leaf would work well because we both work within 3 miles. I already bike on nice days but I haven't made the jump to bike during Maine Winters. The Leaf would be our second car that I suspect will become our first. A used Leaf makes sense due to our short commutes and it is the only electric option even near our budget. Even this is a bit of a stretch since we are paying in cash without financing.

LeafSpy made it seem like the battery is about to lose its first bar mainly because they overcharged it. It's only got 21k miles but already down to 87% capacity. Am I correct? Anything else you guys see that I don't that would be concerning about the battery?

Thank you for any help. I appreciate how much I've learned from this forum since I've been considering a Leaf.

I don't know if the pictures will show up so here are links:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-2hNvI_wuQKTVllWnhva0o5c1E

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-2hNvI_wuQKNnpnMGVJc0lUUlU

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-2hNvI_wuQKei00RDJFOUlFT3M
2013 SL w/o premium package with 21,400miles

LeftieBiker
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Re: Buying advice - Leafspy Data

Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:26 pm

Not really enough info without year and model. You have a 12 bar Leaf showing that will probably drop a bar in the next year . Year and model will determine price, along with availability in your locale.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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CTinker
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Re: Buying advice - Leafspy Data

Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:03 pm

Sorry about that. I thought it was in a picture. 2013 SL. There does not seem to be much availability in my area. I have one dealership close but I think they are expecting too much for the Leafs they sell. They have a 2103 SL with 33k miles for $12,990 right now.
2013 SL w/o premium package with 21,400miles

LeftieBiker
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Re: Buying advice - Leafspy Data

Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:23 pm

If the car comes with a bumper to bumper CPO warranty (excluding battery) that makes it worth more, as the factory warranty is now expired or nearly so. If range is really not a factor at all, then paying a modest premium for it might make sense. Speaking of which, if it has Premium package that's great. If not, it may not even have a backup camera, and resale value for an SL with no Premium isn't great. I'd look to pay the KBB value if it has Premium, and below that if not...
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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CTinker
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Re: Buying advice - Leafspy Data

Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:23 pm

I am not sure if it has the premium package, but I bought it anyway. It was an auction that was open to the public. I got it for $6,850. It felt like a bit of a gamble but it feels like I got a deal. I'm going to go pick it up on Thursday.
2013 SL w/o premium package with 21,400miles

LeftieBiker
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Re: Buying advice - Leafspy Data

Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:26 pm

If you have a link to photos, I or someone else can tell you if it has Premium Package.
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warrenc
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Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:33 pm
Delivery Date: 28 Apr 2017
Leaf Number: 418438
Location: Tacoma,WA

Re: Buying advice - Leafspy Data

Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:50 pm

CTinker wrote:I am not sure if it has the premium package, but I bought it anyway. It was an auction that was open to the public. I got it for $6,850. It felt like a bit of a gamble but it feels like I got a deal. I'm going to go pick it up on Thursday.

Sounds like a deal to me. I paid $7000 for my 2013 SV with more miles and felt like I got a pretty good deal for my area.
2013 Leaf SV
Tacoma, WA

CTinker
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Re: Buying advice - Leafspy Data

Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:06 pm

http://caa.capitalautoauction.com/web/commerce/Pictures.aspx?PictureSize=Full&ListingId=13411382

I don't think it has premium. They aren't the best photos but I didn't see the bose speaker on the driver's door. Thank you for responding Leftie and sorry if my question was vague in the beginning. I was looking for some validation that the battery was about to lose a bar but it seemed legit.
2013 SL w/o premium package with 21,400miles

LeftieBiker
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Re: Buying advice - Leafspy Data

Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:15 pm

No premium, no backup camera. It's a bit of a fixer upper (those leaves in the motor compartment appear amazingly fast I know), but appears sound enough. There is a topic here on adding the rear camera if you need one. It does appear to have 17" wheels. Were they standard on the SL...?
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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warrenc
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Leaf Number: 418438
Location: Tacoma,WA

Re: Buying advice - Leafspy Data

Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:27 pm

It's hard to believe that the backup camera wasn't standard on the SV but I thought it was a given in the SL. Hard to believe it was standard on all models the next year! It is one thing that I wish mine had, but I can live without it. Looks like it doesn't have the QC either (I don't see the extra orange cables coming from the charger) but since you're commute is even shorter than mine, I doubt that will be an issue.
It does look like it could use a good detailing. What got spilled on the plastic there in the front of the engine compartment?
Hopefully it will all clean up nicely. I don't think that scrape on the front fender is going to rub out though! ;)
I think you will quickly fall in love with it though. I certainly did with mine.
2013 Leaf SV
Tacoma, WA

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