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Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:17 pm
Delivery Date: 07 Dec 2011
Leaf Number: 16273
Location: Charlottesville, VA

Re: Post Your Battery Degradation Results

Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:01 pm

LeftieBiker & Goldbrick, thanks for the explanation and clarification.

I hope to sell this Leaf in late January, ideally.

I want to describe it as honestly as I can.

FWIW the OEM 110 charging cable in the trunk has only been used 2-3 times. I finally broke down and got a compatible wheel and spare (Altima) so that will be part of the package.

Have you any suggestions how I might I manage to gain access to a LeafSpy in Palo Alto? Would it be considered an offensive post to open a new thread requesting access to one on the Mid SF Peninsula?

Do you agree that it is hardly worth shipping the Leaf cross country to Charlottesville, VA?



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Re: Post Your Battery Degradation Results

Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:12 pm

You can make a topic asking for help - we can always delete it when no longer needed.

It's hard to put a value on a good 2012 Leaf, as almost all of them have degraded batteries. It's worth something on the order of $8k to $10k, IMO. You want it to go to a warmer climate, as the heater on those really sucks power.
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2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
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Re: Post Your Battery Degradation Results

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Check out post 2015 Leafs vs Tesla and others. The cars seem a lot more aligned than the press reports.
2019 S Plus (98.06% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (94.77% SOH) Both Silver
2013 Leaf SV sold 2019 with 11 bars
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Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
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Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:11 am
Delivery Date: 31 May 2011
Leaf Number: 1931
Location: Keaau, HI

Re: Post Your Battery Degradation Results

Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:18 pm

Returned to Hawaii after 3 months on the mainland to find that i have only 6 battery bars remaining, (I had 7 when I left). As my profile shows I own a 2011. It has 35000 miles. Anyone have a 2011 6 battery bar car with less miles?
It really is not a problem. It gets me where I live to Hilo and back with no problem. If I was told when I bought this that this kind of degradation was imminent I would have passed on purchasing.
I have owned a few Nissans but will not own another.
I am a gas guy now.
2011 Black Leaf SL+QC Vin. 1931
Res. 6-14-10 Order 1-25-11
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9 years 38000mi. 5 bars

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Delivery Date: 30 Dec 2019
Leaf Number: 318726
Location: Littleton , CO

Re: Post Your Battery Degradation Results

Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:00 pm

Nissan's batteries have improved drastically since 2011. If you want to dump Nissan that is cool, how about a chevy bolt or many of the other electric cars on the market that have thermal management? I'd get something 2015 or later if you got another leaf. I see you have Solar so I think electric cars would be quite cost effective for you. You just unfortunately got in early before some important battery improvements happened.

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