I'm new to EVs, and after being given the runaround from BMW, Chevy, and Nissan dealers on lease options, and running the numbers on several lease/buy options, I finally decided to buy a gently used 2016 SV to get the better range and (hopefully) a car I can drive for more than 5 years. My commute is 12 miles round trip, relatively flat, and no speeds greater than 40, so the '16 SV is perfect for me.
I'm inside the beltway in Virginia. I did an exhaustive search, and found a 4,900-mile '16 SV at a non-Nissan dealer in Arizona. I wanted the light interior/forged bronze combo, and this was one of few in the country and the '16 SV with the 2nd lowest price in the country. Dealer has a stellar reputation, was extremely responsive, and willing to deal. Even with shipping, it cost me less than buying one within 500 miles of DC.
It's being shipped as we speak.
CARFAX came up clean, with 1 maintenance entry. Car was first titled in July 2016 and registered as a corporate/commercial vehicle in AZ. It has 12 bars.
The only thing that worries me is that it's spent its entire live in Arizona. What can I expect as to the climate's effect on the battery health for the past 11 months? Will degradation have set in in that short a period?