Just came across a 2015 used leaf at 25K miles for 13K and has all 12 bars and a 2016 model for 17K. Two questions:
1. There is a free 4 bar within 5 year warranty but most folks I meet tell me that even with 12 bars and no AC, etc., on, you are not guaranteed the battery give you a real 80 miles because of the limited battery cycles like any other battery. So, what is a good measure of the battery range before buying?
2. Is there any link/discussion that talks about this lower mileage even with 12 bars if its true or at least get an estimate of how much that degradation is? Or, the bars exactly represent what they are saying in a Leaf, i.e., there is no way I only get, say, 60-70 miles in city with no AC, etc., with 12 bars full charge - i.e., Leaf is always right?
3. Is it worth buying a 2014 car that has the 4 bar problem for cheaper at 6000$ and easily get the battery replacement for free? Is this feasible?