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Re: Things You REALLY Need to Know When Shopping for a Used Leaf

Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:56 am

Thanks for writing and posting this guide. I'm looking into getting a used Leaf to replace my aging 2010 Civic and this guide is a great starting point for those just learning about second hand EVs. I appreciate you taking the time.

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Re: Things You REALLY Need to Know When Shopping for a Used Leaf

Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:16 pm

chipmunkofdoom2 wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:56 am
Thanks for writing and posting this guide. I'm looking into getting a used Leaf to replace my aging 2010 Civic and this guide is a great starting point for those just learning about second hand EVs. I appreciate you taking the time.
I was seeing so many people posting here who had just bought a Leaf with 8 or even fewer bars for too much money that I really had little choice. ;) I still see a few, and would like to see the guide distributed more widely than this site. Feel free to post it to Facebook and other places, unchanged.
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Re: Things You REALLY Need to Know When Shopping for a Used Leaf

Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:42 am

Just found this shopping guide after driving a 2012 with 8 bars for the past month, wish i had seen it sooner...

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Re: Things You REALLY Need to Know When Shopping for a Used Leaf

Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:23 am

Great guide, leftiebiker. Very helpful to have so much important material in a single thread. Thanks for doing this.
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Re: Things You REALLY Need to Know When Shopping for a Used Leaf

Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:51 pm

It's supposed to show up at the top of the forum list it's in automatically, but I think everyone uses the "new post" list option, so it's still hard to find.
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Re: Things You REALLY Need to Know When Shopping for a Used Leaf

Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:31 pm

Bump. The first post in this topic is the one you want.
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Re: Things You REALLY Need to Know When Shopping for a Used Leaf

Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:43 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:31 pm
Bump. The first post in this topic is the one you want.
Now that this is pinned again, I think you can stop posting bumps.
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Re: Things You REALLY Need to Know When Shopping for a Used Leaf

Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:04 pm

jlv wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:43 am
LeftieBiker wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:31 pm
Bump. The first post in this topic is the one you want.
Now that this is pinned again, I think you can stop posting bumps.

I think that most people use the listing view that just shows new posts in all forums. I'll bump less often but that is the only way to make it appear in that listing.
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Re: Things You REALLY Need to Know When Shopping for a Used Leaf

Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:54 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:04 pm
I think that most people use the listing view that just shows new posts in all forums. I'll bump less often but that is the only way to make it appear in that listing.
True, but I think the intended audience for this post wouldn't be in the group that uses "new posts" and instead uses search.


As a matter of fact, I'm suggest posting a message in the "New Members" subforum with a link to this message, and then pin that new message. That is where new members (looking to buy a used LEAF) might look. Similarly, I'd suggest the same in the "For Sale" group.
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Re: Things You REALLY Need to Know When Shopping for a Used Leaf

Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:24 pm

jlv wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:54 pm
LeftieBiker wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:04 pm
I think that most people use the listing view that just shows new posts in all forums. I'll bump less often but that is the only way to make it appear in that listing.
True, but I think the intended audience for this post wouldn't be in the group that uses "new posts" and instead uses search.


As a matter of fact, I'm suggest posting a message in the "New Members" subforum with a link to this message, and then pin that new message. That is where new members (looking to buy a used LEAF) might look. Similarly, I'd suggest the same in the "For Sale" group.
Agree, I didn't really start using the "new" for quite some time, for one I didn't originally know what is was for until I had been around for a while.
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