SageBrush wrote:A 24 kWh LEAF battery is over $8000 to replace and will be hobbled in 2-3 years, below 60 miles range in about 5-6 years or ~ 45k miles. As I said, your posts are BS
I agree that flydiver seems to have let his complaining get well ahead of his understanding of the Prius hybrid drive. My wife has owned a Prius V for nearly 6 years and my son has owned a Prius for 10. No problems with the battery or electrical control systems on either vehicle. On the other hand, your post upbraiding flydiver gave me a chuckle. I have owned 2 Leafs now for 3 years or more in each instance. Neither experienced any measurable loss in range within that period of time. Will the current one eventually show some loss of battery capacity? I'm sure it will, but hardly according to the predictions you lay out above. (if you were right, of course, I would receive a new battery for free under the capacity warranty, but that seems unlikely)
Now, regarding the OP's question. A 2012 Leaf with 9 bars for about $8K. In other words, the old battery chemistry with an out of warranty degraded battery. Run, don't walk, away from that one.