Voltaire wrote: ↑Wed Aug 16, 2023 3:41 pm
I'm back to considering a LEAF purchase for the short-trip use that I originally described at the start of this thread.
We have one here in the area for sale with 167k miles for $2,250 which is said to have 25 to 30 miles per charge.
That seems a decent price, but I'm leery about picking one up with so many miles.
I guess the seller was using it for the exact same purpose that I intend to use it for: A short-trip school-and-back ride.
Looking at the last post in this thread from Solartim, I guess I could use a port scanner of some sort to look at the values he posted:
I found my last log file from before the battery fault. It is about 6 - 8 weeks before. The values I see are
Odo (km) 114633 (71,230 miles)
But I have no idea how I would know whether or not one of those values indicates imminent battery failure.
I also see that there has been a recent advent of DIY battery replacements, so maybe that would be a possibility if we did have a failure.
Really what I'm most interested in is not putting my kids in something that's going to up and shut down half way to school, possibly causing a traffic accident.
Is there a mileage range that you all would feel comfortable buying, and am I right in assuming that something with 167k miles on the original battery is too much of a risk?