To close the loop on this thread, I decided to go for the Leaf with the better battery report @ $9,800.
- SV with Premium Package
- 8,700 miles
- SD card is present.
- Updated Telematics
- Certified Pre-Owned
- Clean Carfax report
At the rate I drive it will take me about three years to reach the average miles on the other Leafs they had for sale.
FWIW: The dealer had 16 used Leafs. Of these cars, the average mileage was 20,627 (31,984 high, 8,700 low). Most expensive was $14,990 (2015 SL with 28.4K miles) to a low of $8,400 (2013 SV with 23.3k miles). Average price $11,045.
The QC debate:
This will be a commuter/errand car. Work is 4 mi away. Once I get some experience under my belt I may try a Cleveland run. Trader Joes is 31 mi away. When I look at the EV charging sites there is only one or two CHAdeMO options in Cleveland, but many L2 sites.
My best case scenario, if finding I need a few safety miles to get me back home, is spending an hour at a J1772 station and use the time to wander around engaging in my hobby of taking photos. But that's why we have the Prius...
My 98 Camry cost $11k purchased in 2004 @38K. Drove it to 110K in 13 years, spending another $11k over those 13 years on maintenance (not including the cost of 2 oil and filters per year I did myself). If I could go back in time I'm not sure I would buy the Camry again.
Thanks to everyone for sharing their insights.
The Leaf experiment begins!