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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.

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

Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:09 pm

schawelb wrote:Hi again, thanks for all the helpful replies. JLV, the comparisons you provided are very helpful. Goldbrick, thanks for the offer but I went ahead and bought the car after some deliberation about getting LeafSpy and the OBDII to test the car. Instead of buying these, I took the car for an extended test drive to get a feel for how quickly the remaining battery life would drop during normal use. The car appears to truly have the range that the 12 bars would suggest. The first owner seemed to have taken very good care of the car based on the nearly pristine condition of the interior and exterior. I know this is cosmetic but it's at least a good sign that the car was maintained properly. I decided to purchase the car with the understanding that I will either replace the battery when this one no longer meets my needs or trade up to a newer Leaf if I like this one. I'll post an update in a few weeks.

How is it holding now? Plan to buy also a 2013 Nissan SV. :)

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