blimpy wrote:What all the warranty babies don't understand yet.. is that the Leaf will be a million mile car.
Look at any decent ICE car.. they are all making 300K miles ( if the engines are cared for) and meanwhile the rest of the cars
are just rolling along nicely.
doors aren't falling off or anything !
now subtract all the ICE crap.. and do your predictions.
Every time a new battery comes out... these cars take a leap into the future.
Certainly the case with addition of a Lizard Battery to a gen 1 car.
All the rest is "opinion" and you know what those are like :
Anybody smart enough to match a car to it's use.. and select an EV
Is Smart Enough to know if a high effiency heater.. or a faster charge time Is Part of Their PERSONAL NEEDS.. or NOT !
This asking price is on a par with similar cars.. where you are playing Replacement Lotto !
--- I cant find a 13 SV with all those options for less than 10,200 and most 1k over that.. with average 26K miles
in SF Bay area.--
Good offering if it suits your needs.
leafkabob wrote:Mx5racer's 2011 leaf arrived at my house in Arizona this morning.
I was considering buying a 2011 or 2012 that would drop its 9th bar in time for a new battery. When he listed his for sale, I thought I may as well get one that just had the new battery installed, as the outcome is the same.
I would only consider a 2015 because I know that none of the other year batteries will hold up in this heat. The 2015 may not either -- every time EVofForce posts an update I worry that the 2015 battery is as bad as the previous year's batteries.
So the reasons I bought this car:
1. Good price with a nice list of upgrades
2. Brand new 2015 battery
3. Don't need QC. Had my last leaf for 1.5 years and never used public charging (including L2) except for the night before we did the Phoenix Range Test with Tony Williams, and just did that because the QC was there and I wanted to try it. My wife will get the car and her commute is 20 miles round trip. We live in Central Phoenix and everything is close. Overnight charging in the garage will be fine for our needs.
Kudos to Mx5racer for working with me on this sale. It created more work for him than a local sale would have.
I think you got a fantastic deal! 6 months ago it cost me $12,800 for a 2011 SL with lizard. I am really glad for the quick charge port on my car though... still what a great deal...