Oofey23
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Are these fair prices for a 2013 Leaf?

Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:35 am

Hi All,

I'm ready to take the plunge into an electric vehicle and don't really need much as far as mileage so someone suggested I look into used Leafs. I'd love to keep the cost <= $10k

Unfortunately, I'm in the Daytona area on the east coast of Florida, and there's very little electric vehicle penetration down here. I found only these 2 2013 models in my immediate area. I'll probably buy one of those OBD2 devices and Leaf Spy before I go into the dealership to check them out, but if these are far out of line for what they are worth, I'll probably just keep looking further out of my area.

Option 1: http://www.becknissan.com/used/Nissan/2 ... e6f1c5.htm

Option 2: http://www.becknissan.com/used/Nissan/2 ... 96083d.htm

Please let me know if those links don't work for you. I appreciate any insight anyone has!

macnut
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Leaf Number: 023581
Location: Victoria, BC

Re: Are these fair prices for a 2013 Leaf?

Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:44 am

Can't tell too much from that dealer's ads, but on the second one you can see it is down to 11 capacity bars. Might be about to loose another bar at that mileage (40K).

Can see it has cheap Chinese tires (Ironman/Hercules) just installed - that can tell you something about the dealer and their pricing strategy.

The driver armrest looks quite dirty. Not sure if that means they have tried to clean it and that's as good as it gets.
Motor cover has a lot of staining on it. Could be from water or something else.

These S trim levels don't have a rear view camera which may or may not be important to you.

Good starting point to check them out and get familiar with what to expect, but they don't look like ones to focus on to me.
Last edited by macnut on Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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joeriv
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Location: Fairfield County CT

Re: Are these fair prices for a 2013 Leaf?

Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:01 am

The 2013 S with the Quick Charge package has the back-up camera - I would not get one without QC.
2017 Leaf S with QC, JUN mfg date

LeftieBiker
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Re: Are these fair prices for a 2013 Leaf?

Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:47 am

Check the build dates on the driver's door sill label, and don't get one built before April of 2013.
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Oofey23
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Re: Are these fair prices for a 2013 Leaf?

Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:34 pm

Thank you so much for your replies. I would not even have thought to look at the tires! Great advice that I will think about in the future :)

If i do end up checking these out, I'll verify the date and make sure they have the QC available. I may just wait for the 2014 to come down into 2013 price territory so it's not a concern, I guess.

Thank you so much for checking them out for me!

LeftieBiker
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Re: Are these fair prices for a 2013 Leaf?

Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:43 pm

If you get a Carfax report that will give the build and in service dates for the car.
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Oofey23
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Re: Are these fair prices for a 2013 Leaf?

Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:45 pm

If I could have you guys check one more out. This one seems to still be < $10k and a 2015. It also has the cheap Ironman tires, but battery seems to have all bars if I'm counting right :)

http://www.reednissan.com/auto/used-201 ... /21923604/

Oofey23
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Re: Are these fair prices for a 2013 Leaf?

Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:45 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:If you get a Carfax report that will give the build and in service dates for the car.


Oh good point. i guess I should start subscribing to that service before looking at cars.

LeftieBiker
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Re: Are these fair prices for a 2013 Leaf?

Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:09 pm

They've gotten really expensive, though. I used a free service that was good, to find a car for my friend this month. I don't remember if it gave build dates because I wasn't looking for a Leaf. Give it a try.

https://www.vehiclehistory.com/vehicle/land.php
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cmwade77
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Re: Are these fair prices for a 2013 Leaf?

Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:46 pm

Actually, you should just ask the dealer for the Carfax report before you even begin to discuss price. Additionally, always check the battery before discussing price or negotiate replacing the battery into the price.

To give you an idea, I got my 2013 Leaf last March with a SOH at about 75% for around $6,000 out the door and that is in Southern California with a trade in that we were upside down on by about $500.

I got lucky and the battery dropped down enough to get replaced last month, but that should give you a good rule of thumb. I will also back up the comment that says do not get a Leaf without the QC option.

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