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Re: buying used Leaf- help in Tucson

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:43 pm
by BillHolz
You said that your husband does the longer commute at 20 miles (40 RT). That would be the prime target for the Leaf rather than the Prius because it will cut your fuel expense the most. If the Leaf ever got to where it did not do the RT commute for him you could then switch to him using the Prius. With the 2016 and newer Leaf having the 8 year/ 100K miles warranty, you could get the pack replaced as needed and keep it several years past the warranty.

I bought my 2015 SV specifically to use on a 54 mile RT commute, which it did great even in the winter with snow on the ground.

Re: buying used Leaf- help in Tucson

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:11 pm
by alozzy
The Chevrolet Spark EV might be a good choice for you, given your climate (the Spark EV has TMS) and budget. However, finding one in Arizona would be the challenge.

Having said that, here are a few listings:

https://goo.gl/nogJVg

Re: buying used Leaf- help in Tucson

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:42 am
by Yanni
So what did you end up with?

i'm in the market now and wanted to see how things turned out...since it's been a year or so...

Thanks!

Re: buying used Leaf- help in Tucson

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:57 pm
by GerryAZ
alozzy wrote:The Chevrolet Spark EV might be a good choice for you, given your climate (the Spark EV has TMS) and budget. However, finding one in Arizona would be the challenge.

Having said that, here are a few listings:

https://goo.gl/nogJVg
The Spark was never sold in AZ so service from GM dealer would be a problem. You would probably need to haul it to CA.

Re: buying used Leaf- help in Tucson

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:40 pm
by Evoforce
GerryAZ wrote:
alozzy wrote:The Chevrolet Spark EV might be a good choice for you, given your climate (the Spark EV has TMS) and budget. However, finding one in Arizona would be the challenge.

Having said that, here are a few listings:

https://goo.gl/nogJVg
The Spark was never sold in AZ so service from GM dealer would be a problem. You would probably need to haul it to CA.
The Spark needing a repair would be rare... However, I have a friend that owns one and I will get back with an answer to that question.

Note added: Talked to that friend who owns one. His personally hasn't been in the shop but his friend did have their Spark in the shop for a new cooling pump and it was done locally in Arizona.