anthonystclair
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Re: 2011–2015 Leaf as a secondary vehicle?

Sat May 11, 2019 3:20 pm

TheMagster wrote:We bought a 2015 Nissan Leaf SV with ~25k miles & 12 bars for $11,500 off the lot. We financed it to get a $700 incentive they were offering, then paid if off within a few weeks (then the Nissan bank lost our title and we had to use a temporary moving permit for 6 months, which was annoying but actually saved us 6 month's worth of car registration). We should be getting the $2500 Energy Trust rebate check soon, that will bring our final price down to about $9000. If you plan to get that, you'll have to buy pretty soon, as that program is first-come first-served. Our car was off-lease and in perfect condition. I didn't know about LeafSpy at the time, but I did get the battery report, carfax, etc. before buying.


This is good to hear. I'm planning to stick with dealerships for now, since that's the only way to get the Charge Ahead rebate, and I'd rather not leave $2500 on the table :)

Looks like there's a Used 2015 Nissan LEAF SV for sale here at Lithia Nissan in Eugene

https://www.lithianissaneugene.com/certified/Nissan/2015-Nissan-LEAF-eugene-or-7e76e2520a0e0a6b044dd5b6c0bf5211.htm

Price looks pretty outrageous honestly, especially since I've seen similar online for under $10K, and with lower mileage.

I'm gonna look into it though, see if we can figure something out.
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Re: 2011–2015 Leaf as a secondary vehicle?

Sat May 11, 2019 6:06 pm

Without Premium Package, in one of the less popular colors, and with 35k miles (not high for a Leaf, but not low, either - remember it's a short range car) the car isn't quite worth a premium price - UNLESS you can get it with the one add-on warranty plan that, at least on paper, covers battery degradation below 70% (IIRC), until 2025 in this case. THAT would make the car worth more. If the car is CPO it's probably eligible for it. Just remember that no other warranty, including the CPO plan, covers battery degradation... OK, found it:

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=28478&p=554083
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anthonystclair
Posts: 17
Joined: Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:14 am
Delivery Date: 19 May 2019
Leaf Number: 308082
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Contact: Website

Re: 2011–2015 Leaf as a secondary vehicle?

Mon May 13, 2019 4:29 pm

Thanks for that. Yeah, the price I'm seeing locally has me chuckling, frankly. I'm seeing 2017s in the Portland area for cheaper. I'm seeing what verifications I can get on the battery.
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Re: 2011–2015 Leaf as a secondary vehicle?

Mon May 13, 2019 5:10 pm

Don't trust anything a dealership tells you about battery warranties. Only the above plan will/may cover battery degradation for a 2015 after 2020.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

anthonystclair
Posts: 17
Joined: Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:14 am
Delivery Date: 19 May 2019
Leaf Number: 308082
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Contact: Website

Re: 2011–2015 Leaf as a secondary vehicle?

Sun May 19, 2019 11:06 pm

All right, deal is done! This morning we got a 2016 Leaf from Lithia Nissan here in Eugene. Worked out pretty well, and we're all pretty excited. Thanks for all your help!
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