I am hoping to get some wisdom from people who own a Leaf in cold climates and if the upgrade to an SV is worth it. I live in Atlantic Canada so not usually very cold winters, the car would be parked in a heated attached garage and no one commutes to work. My wife takes the bus to work because she hates driving and I am disabled so I really only drive to my appointments, go shopping or take the dog somewhere to walk. We probably drive 600 kms a month, the longest trip we would make is 90km away and there is a DC fast charger there. Any further and we would use a gas car or fly and I will be getting a membership with a local car share for the gas car.
So I cant decide if an SV is worth the upgrade over an S for me. Preheating with the app would be neat but I am never in a rush so if you can activate preheating in the car I can just do it myself. Navigation is a plus but I could always use my phone and its a city car so I almost never need it. The big thing for me is the heat pump vs resistive but now that I have typed all this out I am wondering if for me it will not be that big of a deal.
Looking on AutoTrader there is a lot of used S models with dc fast charging and only a few SV's. I may be able to get more off the price of an S than I would an SV and the S is already cheaper. What would any of you guys do in my situation knowing how your Leaf preforms in cold weather?
Thanks in advance, we are both looking forward to joining the EV community