I bought my 2013 Leaf SV in August 2016 to hold me over until I got my Model 3. It had 12k miles on it and cost me just under $10k at the time. Basically a brand new car. Finally got my Model 3 in March, and we decided my wife would drive the Leaf now and sell our other gas car. Last month, at 45k miles, we lost our first bar, and now her getting to work is ok, but not if she needs to go anywhere before or after work. If we both need to drive somewhere, we're screwed.
The plan is next year buy a new car for her, while my son will be getting his license and the Leaf would be perfect for driving to school/work. Now that we lost one bar, I'm worried about the range in winter (I used to keep the heat off and just use the seat heaters and steering wheel to keep warm and save range), or if she'll lose another bar before this time next year. Thought maybe a new battery would be a good way to start over with the car, but at $6500 + labor, no way.
We test drove the new Leaf in February, and we liked it, but if Nissan isn't willing to support their customers for more than 4-5 years, I'll pass.
almost 11k miles on the Model 3 already.... excellent car!