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What are your daily driving needs in terms of miles? How much city vs. highway? Will you have the ability to charge at your work/destinations?
sod2189 wrote:I've been interested in purchasing an electric car for a while now but been waiting for a good deal. I recently found a 2013 Leaf SV with close to 27K miles listed by a private seller for $6000.00. I ran a free vin report and no accidents have been reported for this car. A picture of the odometer shows 12 lines, will be testing with Leaf Spy. There's not a lot of info in the listing but once I go see it this is what I'll be looking for:
Test battery capacity
Test electric windows and mirrors
Make sure AC works
Check 6.6 kWh charger
Check for ChadeMo quick charging port
Check for missing SD
2 key FOBS
LED headlights (I think these are only installed on SL models)
Are there any other important things I should be looking for?
The only thing that bothers me is that according to the free vin report, this vehicle was manufactured on November of 2012. I've seen several threads advising to get cars manufactured after April of 2013. Should I be worried about this? What type of warranty would I have on this type of car? Since 5 years have passed since it was manufactured, if the battery goes bad I would not qualify for a free replacement right?
First off, charging rate is measured in kW, not kWh. On-board charger will either be 6.x or 3.x kW, NOT kWh.
That's a very unusual supposed manufacture date for a '13. I can't think of hearing one that early. I was at http://sfbayleafs.org/past-events/2013/ ... ea-reveal/
in Jan 2013 when '13 Leafs weren't even on sale yet. That Nissan corporate guy brought a pre-production '13 which had some problems like a front passenger door that wouldn't open. Unfortunately, I forgot to make a note of of its build month.
You sure it isn't a '12? If the VIN starts with a J it was made in Japan. '13+ Leafs for the US market aren't built in Japan and don't have VINs starting with J.
Regardless of where it was built, it if is on the original HV battery then it has a lousy chemistry. If so, unless it resided in a very cool climate, I find it unlikely that something with that build month on the lousy chemistry would still have 12 capacity bars.
"LED headlights (I think these are only installed on SL models)" is incorrect. On '13 SV, you could get LED headlights as part of the LED Headlights + Quick Charge Port package. I used to lease a '13 SV with both the premium and LED Headlights + Quick Charge Port package. I now only have a '13 w/premium. Please see Specs tab of https://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa ... -press-kit
I don't know how you're going to be able to "test battery capacity". The car could be reset http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2014/11 ... -read.html
. Read posts by AntronX in the thread at viewtopic.php?f=27&t=22646&p=471172&hilit=reset#p471172
. His car was reset.
It is important to know where (how hot/how cold) it resided to see if the capacity bars visible and Leaf Spy SOH and Hx values make sense. The capacity bars are the thinnest bars all the way on the right. http://www.electricvehiclewiki.com/wp-c ... bars_s.jpg
is an example of a fully charged 3 capacity bar loser.
You can d/l the warranty booklet from https://owners.nissanusa.com/nowners/na ... nualsGuide
. Your battery capacity warranty will be long over as will the 3 year/36K basic warranty and 5 year/60K EV system/powertrain warranty. There still is an 8 year/100K HV battery defects warranty but that does NOT cover gradual capacity loss.
I would look at viewtopic.php?f=27&t=26662
and https://www.facebook.com/notes/seattle- ... 373291032/