You may have noted my responses in other threads. I'm a proponent of buying used at a reduced cost if you have a short commute or live in a small town. However, in this case (50 mi RT once in a while), you should be careful. A degraded Leaf in Phoenix will still continue to degrade (faster/slower/same? Who knows?) and may have less than 50 mi range in only a year or two. If you have another vehicle for those sporadic long trips, then maybe it will work. Still, remember the old adage, "never catch a falling knife." Personally, I would wait until another summer has passed to see what transpires. If the range bars stabilize, then you may be ok. But if they keep dropping like last summer, then you'll see range reduced below 50 mi before you realize it.