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Ebay 2013 SV 147 Miles...ends in 3 hours...

Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:46 am

Thoughts on no use and no miles for 5 years effect/condition of battery?thank you

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Re: Ebay 2013 SV 147 Miles...ends in 3 hours...

Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:18 am

Battery would have some deterioration due to time. I would be more concerned about car history--why was it not driven?
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Re: Ebay 2013 SV 147 Miles...ends in 3 hours...

Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:46 pm

I bought my '13 in May of 2017 with only 5100 miles. It had been owned by the Washington State government and had mostly sat around, probably at 100% charge for all of that time (my guess, based on settings, and how they treat the remaining vehicles). It looked (and smelled) showroom new.

When I got it, the battery SOH was approx 87%, similar to many 2013's with 20K - 50K miles, and worse than some. It would seem that time, temperature, state of charge, and combinations of all three are far more influential on battery degradation than miles driven.

I would definitely check the battery health (as with any used Leaf) before bidding. Don't let the low miles fool you.

I bought mine knowing the SOH going in -- I was (and I still am) happy with it, but it would be bad to be surprised.

Edit: LOL, I see I am too late. But perhaps someone will benefit.

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Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:23 am

I didn't want to start a new thread for just this generic question, so I'll try here...

I found locally, from a private seller a 2013 SL with 35k mi with the battery replaced about a year ago (I verified with Nissan EV line) for $10,000 and I'm wondering if it is a good deal or not.

The person is nor really an "owner" in the sense he bought it to ship it to another country (which is a topic that upsets me, but that's another story) and turned out he did't ship it so he's selling it.

He bough it about 6 months ago, and hardly used it, so it is currently sitting with the battery discharged, and I don't know how long it's been sitting without a charge.

So the 1 year old battery may not be such a good deal in my opinion if it's been sitting discharged.

However I'm thinking that any used car could have been sitting for extended time and I wouldn't have any way of knowing, especially low mileage cars.

My questions are ... is $10,000 a good value, and how concerned should I be about the car being completely dead?

TIA
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Re: Ebay 2013 SV 147 Miles...ends in 3 hours...

Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:02 pm

That's a good question. If it had been sitting with more than 10% charge that would be fine, but completely discharged is another matter. $10k under that circumstance isn't a bargain. The car has to be revived and the battery checked.

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Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:52 pm

I haven't gone to see it yet, but It's completely dead.
He told me we would get it towed to Nissan to get it charged and checked out.
In addition he said the car has the transferable Gold Warranty until 2020, and would the new battery have a 5 year capacity replacement warranty still? If so that would be good to 2022.

I'm on the fence ... should I bother?
I'm so tempted though, as the used Leaf market is pretty bad right now, such limited inventory.

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Re: Ebay 2013 SV 147 Miles...ends in 3 hours...

Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:58 pm

Lease returns for 2016 LEAFs should hit the used market pretty soon. If I were shopping now, I'd probably wait for a 2016 SV with a 30kWh pack to become available.

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Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:19 pm

2016 Are going to be $15k and up, plus dealer fees. Well, I'm going to take a look at the car, see what I find out in person... I'll report back, thanks!!

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Re: Ebay 2013 SV 147 Miles...ends in 3 hours...

Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:44 pm

valem wrote:the car has the transferable Gold Warranty until 2020, and would the new battery have a 5 year capacity replacement warranty still? If so that would be good to 2022.


The car has a typical bumper-to-bumper warranty against defects, etc.; then it also has a separate battery capacity warranty for 5 years. The Gold Warranty is to extend the factory bumper-to-bumper warranty to 8 years. That should cover the battery against defect for 8 years, but may not extend the separate _capacity_ warranty at all. Unless you read the terms of the Gold Warranty, you can only guess.

When a part is replaced under warranty, the original car warranty continues. So if you are 3 years into a 5 year warranty, and the manufacturer replaces the product under warranty, then the original car warranty continues for 2 more years. You don't get a brand-new 5-year warranty on the replaced part. The warranty is for 5 years on the whole car. Once the car warranty is over, no part of the car is under warranty, even if it was replaced 6 months before the end of the warranty.

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Re: Ebay 2013 SV 147 Miles...ends in 3 hours...

Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:26 pm

@valem I mentioned the 2016 SV option as you'll get another 25% range, and a younger battery, for a few grand more. On a 5 year loan, that would be an extra $85 a month

While my 2013 SV has been a great car, an extra 25 miles of range sure would be nice. Food for thought...

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