Looks like I got lucky! Bought a wrecked 2012 w/24k miles from Copart/Autobidmaster. Ended up being just under $7k with fees and shipping from WA to AZ. Looked promising, but you can never really tell what you are going to get with these salvage auctions. http://www.copart.com/us/Lot/20215745/Photos?SearchId=0
Leaf arrived today, had low battery warning and 6 miles range remaining, but started right up and drove off the truck. Small number of minor DTCs, after clearing with LeafSpy no DTCs reappeared. All fluids seem to be holding level (coolant, etc), AC works fine. Printed a temp permit and drove (very slowly) to Nissan dealer 3 miles away, still showing 6 miles range. Tried level 2 charging, started right up at 3kW. Switched to QC, charged to 80% (49-188 GIDs) in about 40 min at 17-18kW. Battery showing 11/12 capacity bars. Drove to work with AC (~10 miles, 92F) with no issues, glides well, brakes straight, no wheel pull or vibrations. Still no DTCs after drive, ~60 mile range still showing and average >5m/kWh for the trip. Pretty jazzed!
Should be able to start testing out some of this theory on real hardware now!