discostu wrote:Thanks for all the tips folks, that 100k car does worry me.
The 2011 is 8 bars. I just test drove it and it's nice, but I was mistaken on the bars. I mixed it up with another one I was looking at. It's getting about 50 miles on a full charge, so that also concerns me. Hate to drop another $5k on either one of these cars in the next year or two.
I think I might have to up my price point and look for something a bit newer, but less concern about the batteries.
Again, thanks everyone for the input!
If both vehicles are the same price, go for the 2014 (unless it was a taxi), especially if it is NOT the "S" version. Highway miles are less damaging than city miles and 100,000 mi in less than 4 years must have a significant number of highway miles. If the 2011 is significantly less costly, it could easily be worth it, even when adding $6000 for a new battery. The 2011/2012 and "S" models after 2012 all have the energy sucking heater that really reduces range in winter.