The kind of climate in which the first version of the Leaf pack does ok is where it's almost always cool or cold. As long as you understand that a single hot Summer can cause it to drop another bar, the 2012 might be fine. Also keep in mind that it will lose bars even with perfect weather, as that chemistry degrades more over time alone than later versions.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.
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