misterno
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Should I buy this used Nissan Leaf?

Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:48 pm

here is the link

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sal ... Code1=LEAF


How do I figure how many months or years of battery life left?

how do I check what is the max range it can do now with one charge? What should I ask to sales person?

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Randy
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Re: Should I buy this used Nissan Leaf?

Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:09 pm

It was in Texas, so because of the heat and degradation you'll probably have to think about a battery replacement soon...

rocolema
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Re: Should I buy this used Nissan Leaf?

Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:10 pm

You can see from the pictures, it only has 9 bars (out of 12) left.

LeftieBiker
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Re: Should I buy this used Nissan Leaf?

Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:06 pm

The capacity warranty has almost certainly expired, so this is a $5k car for very local driving.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium and no QC, a 2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, and 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

misterno
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Re: Should I buy this used Nissan Leaf?

Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:40 pm

rocolema wrote:You can see from the pictures, it only has 9 bars (out of 12) left.


so if only 9 out of 12 bars remaining what should I expect for max driving range?

If it needs a 5K battery replacement soon what should I offer?

LeftieBiker
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Re: Should I buy this used Nissan Leaf?

Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:19 pm

$5k, as I wrote above. A new battery is actually $6k. As for range, figure 50 miles at best, 25 at worst, depending on your climate and driving habits. If you want to be able to drive 30 miles or more in cold weather, pass on the car.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium and no QC, a 2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, and 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

GerryAZ
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Re: Should I buy this used Nissan Leaf?

Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:34 pm

It has 9 capacity bars showing, but more miles than my 2011 had when it dropped to 8 capacity bars. Therefore, consider that it is close to 8 capacity bars. I still made my 52-mile roundtrip commute with normal A/C use with 8 capacity bars before Nissan replaced the original battery in my 2011, but would not have been able to make it during winter months. Also, I had essentially no energy left when I got home after my mostly freeway (carpool lane) commute. Range really depends upon speed, temperature, weather, and tires (low rolling resistance vs. sport performance). High speeds combined with rain, cold temperature, and sport performance tires could drop your range down to 25 miles.
Gerry
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LeftieBiker
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Re: Should I buy this used Nissan Leaf?

Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:26 pm

Cold temps ( mid teens Fahrenheit or colder) alone could drop the range to 25 miles.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium and no QC, a 2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, and 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

misterno
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Re: Should I buy this used Nissan Leaf?

Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:18 am

25 miles range?

I will pass on this car. But I am wondering who would buy this? Maybe hard bargain and drop the price to $6K and then pay another $5K for brand new battery?

Total cost say $11K, the question is does it worth it?

pyromancy5
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Re: Should I buy this used Nissan Leaf?

Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:24 am

I would pass. I would want more bars, and quick charge.
2014 Leaf SL

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