After looking semi-seriously for a replacement EV over the last several months, I finally decided to just go for it. I'm not good at guessing the future, and it's anyone's guess what prices for used Leafs will look like next month or a year down the road. Pressure from new models coming out (Model 3 and '200 mile Leaf') might drive used prices down, or the general wave of more people buying electrics might cause a shortage of used EVs, and drive prices up.
Either way, today at least I am living in the moment. Found a 2013 SV with 17,500 miles in the local area for $8,888 (plus tax, etc.). Battery at 12 bars/89% SOH, good tires and only one or two door dings. Bonus was that it came with a 240v charging station - plugged it in to a 240v outlet in the garage and works well! Similar SVs in the area were either more expensive, has three times the miles, or looked like they were wrecked/repaired but not reported (nothing in Carfax) in order to not get penalized when returning the lease. Cheaper (but less honest) to eat a $900 repair to the front end as opposed to paying a $3,000 lease return penalty. Just a guess.
Prices and availability were much better only a couple of months ago. There are currently dozens (if not hundreds) of lease-return Leafs at the local auction yard, but the auction houses are only selling a few per week so as to not flood the market and have the bottom fall out of used Leaf prices, somewhat like what happened several months ago.
Basic use will be a daily driver. Workday commute is a total drive of 30 miles (15 miles each way) which is well within the capabilities of the Leaf, even once the battery has degraded. Mild temps in the area hopefully kept the battery from being too abused during its life as a leased vehicle.
For reference, my previous EV was a lead-sled conversion (1989 Ford Escort) done back in 1992. I acquired it about five years ago. Slow is an understatement. Numerous frame cracks from carrying around 900 pounds of golf cart batteries finally made solid the decision to retire the 25-year-old EV. Glad to be finally driving a modern electric!