TreeStar wrote:He said that many of the used ones are only getting a 30 mile range.
Maybe if you are doing 90 MPH or driving up to Sunrise on Mt. Rainier! If the car still has twelve bars, you should be able to go twice that far, at least, on a roughly flat road at "normal" speed (meaning up to about 60) without much anxiety. Maybe he means you can only make a 30 mile *one way* commute? That would be more realistic.
The other thing he brought up is these used ares are the ones coming off of a lease. Yes, of course.... But he said they're being shipped up here (the Northwest) from California. He lives off I5 and said he sees the trucks hauling them up. That is also something that can be known before purchasing with a Car Fax, right?
Yes, and if the dealer doesn't give you the CarFax, you can look up pretty much the same report for free here:https://www.vehiclehistory.com/vehicle/land.php
Looking at dealer inventory around Seattle, I saw a car from Georgia (never actually looked at it, just from Carfax) and I test-drove three different California cars. The one I bought said "Fremont CA" on the Carfax info, and after looking into the "Previous Destinations" list on the nav computer, it looks like it was mostly driven around San Jose, so not a scary-hot environment (although not as good as if it was living in Pacifica and commuting to San Francisco).
Definitely dig into the Bluetooth phone list, where you may find the previous owner's name and be able to google-stalk them to figure out where their house is, and look at the saved destinations and previous destination in the nav system. If they didn't clear this data, it is gold!
I bought my car two weeks ago. It has an 85% SOH. Last Wednesday morning, I charged it to 100% on L2 at work. After driving around North Seattle streets plus a 3 or 4 mile 50 MPH leg up I-5, I parked it in my driveway Saturday evening without having charged again. LeafSpy said I had covered 95.7 miles and could have gone two more miles. I don't think my battery is exceptional. The other two cars had pretty similar SOH readings, so I suppose they would behave similarly.