I have been researching about Nissan Leaf for the past 15 days. Most of my research was reading experiences by members of this awesome forum and watching youtube videos. I test drove a 2014 S + QC model last Saturday and I loved it. I wanted to make sure the Battery Health was good so I purchased OBD2 from amazon and LeafSpy Pro iOS app. I went to the dealership today to test drive the car and check the results in the app. Dealer was cool with using the app and was surprised with the information it gave. Below are the details of the car I am planning to buy tomorrow.
2014 S with QC
Purchased in Norwell MA.
Single owner on Lease and length of ownership was 3yrs.
current odometer: 27,586.
Dashboard shows all 12 bars.
My location; Pittsburgh, PA. The car is listed for sale at Nissan Dealership.
Data from LeafSpy:
Ahr = 56.30
SOH = 86.08%
Hx = 81.99%
209 GIDs 74.4%
154 QCs and 778 L1/L2s
Leaf was not fully charged when I test drove.
Range when I test drove today: 62 miles without heat and 57 with heat (it was 11F in Pittsburgh)
Dealer listed it at 10900 but came down to 10000 + taxes. I checked kbb and CPO cars range for 2014 is between 9.5k - 12.5k.
I am only concerned with SOH 86.08 since I read in this forum that I will loose a bar around 83% or whenAhr drops below 55. Do you think the numbers for a car this old are typical? do I need to worry about anything? I am excited to buy the Leaf but at the same time nervous because this is my first time owning an EV. I own Nissan Murano now and love it. Leaf will be my second car.
Please advice. I did not put any money to reserve the car. I told them I would come tomorrow to buy it. Is there anything I should be worried about? Does CPO Leaf has any advantage over private party Leaf? Do I need to make sure of anything before buying? Thank you for reading.