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Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:46 am
by goldbrick
DustanT wrote:For Colorado I'll drive or fly out there buddy, I love Colorado, we go there every year to visit family a few weeks at a time and looking to maybe move out there in a few years.
So bring a trailer and haul your new Leaf home 8-) No rust, lots of cars to choose from, plus more time in CO.

SOH is more or less the percentage of the original capacity that the car has left. The first bar drops at about 85% SOH, the next bars are about 7.5% per bar. So a car with 11 bars should show 77.5 - 85% SOH and would have 77.5% - 85% of its original capacity. The SOH will give you a more precise reading of the remaining capacity since the bars are a fairly rough estimation of the SOH.

There are several guys at work here who have 24kWh Leafs and they are losing the first bar around 50k miles on average. A lot depends on the usage and charging habits of the owner and hot weather seems to be the biggest factor in battery life.

There is lots of good info in the links below if you haven't seen it already.

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=27677
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 30#p538030

Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:21 am
by DustanT
Thanks, that's some good reading and starting to get my head wrapped around it. I have found a leaf not to far away I may go take it for a test drive to get a feel while my bank and I talk numbers.

Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:40 am
by rogersleaf
DustanT wrote:
I'm looking at those now, the smoke smell can be removed I think but hope there is no burn holes. So this SOH% just give you an idea of how long the battery will last?
I didn’t notice any burn holes. Personally have no tolerance for cigarette smoke, my eyes were watering... Told my friend that we could likely get most of the smell out with a wet carpet shampoo machine. As for the battery, others have defined SOH%. Recall the white one had a carfax out of Washington DC area so likely some moderate heat. I could tell it wasn’t NE Ohio because the lack of salt corrosion. It does not have a DCFC port. Thus, given the low miles, likely means the battery degradation likely happened from leaving plugged in for long periods of time at a high state of charge.

Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:49 am
by DustanT
Just a passing thought, the 13-15 are only a few thousand less than a 16-17 with low miles and 12 bars, plus longer range and better rates from the bank. Maybe that's a better idea for me to get the bigger battery and better interest rate. 9k at 60 month with a 4.2% or 12k at 72month and 3.2%. But i can pay more on it as side jobs come up.

example of a 15 that looks good

https://www.tomwoodsubaru.com/used/Niss ... 4ea8dc.htm

Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:44 am
by Astros
Doing a quick search in the same area as that dealership, I think you would be better off going for a 2016 SV, like this one: https://cargur.us/sTGm6

Only trouble with that listing is they don’t show the number of battery bars remaining, so you would need to check it out carefully.

Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:48 am
by Astros
Sorry, I just noticed that listing is actually far away, and was included because they offer cheap shipping. But, that means you don’t get to check the car out first, which is not a good idea in a used Leaf.

Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:03 am
by DustanT
Astros wrote:Doing a quick search in the same area as that dealership, I think you would be better off going for a 2016 SV, like this one: https://cargur.us/sTGm6

Only trouble with that listing is they don’t show the number of battery bars remaining, so you would need to check it out carefully.
Picture 9 shows like 5 or 6 bars to me unless the glare is covering it up. Just makes me wonder about people some days how they can completely destroy a battery so fast lol.

Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:04 am
by DustanT
Astros wrote:Sorry, I just noticed that listing is actually far away, and was included because they offer cheap shipping. But, that means you don’t get to check the car out first, which is not a good idea in a used Leaf.
Yeah that's the down fall I'm finding out being so far up north and dealers not able to or not willing to run the health app.

Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:05 pm
by DustanT
This one looks good, I can see the 12th bar is still there and the price looks ok, yeah it's not a sv or sl but..

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/inventory ... isFeatured

Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:19 am
by DustanT
So the wife and I sat down and got what we need and want narrowed down. We want the heated seats and wheel, low miles and 12 bars on the battery. DC fast charge compatibility, backup camera, level 2 charger for home and on the road use. We are wondering if the changes in 2015 are significant enough to look at? Or the 13+ with the options we want are good enough? We have max out the door of $12k available. Thanks to you guys helping me out.