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Re: Should I buy a 2013 Nissan Leaf SV with 12 bars?

Tue May 22, 2018 9:13 am

I'd still suggest getting LeafSpy Pro and and ODB-II reader just so you can see and track the ongoing health of the battery.

You can go so far as to automatically let LeafSpy Pro update (My 2013 is VIN 24487; because of this thread I realized that I'd forgotten to enable it again when I switched phones).
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Re: Should I buy a 2013 Nissan Leaf SV with 12 bars?

Tue May 22, 2018 10:38 am

hackdroot wrote:My 2013 SL still has all 12 bars and just passed 47,000 miles. I commute 25 miles each way to work, without the ability to charge at work currently. I still roll into the driveway with between 30 and 35% remaining for the day. I have, however, mastered the art of efficient driving in my leaf as to not waste energy or momentum. I don't drive over 60 and don't entertain jack rabbit starts. Neutral coasting and regen are my best friends. Love my car, sure you will love yours too.

If you can charge at work, you should be fine for quite some time.

2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado
3/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
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