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Old 05-29-2016, 02:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What to look for when buying a used Nissan Leaf

This might belong in a different subforum than "fossil fuel free" but I will leave that to the mods.

I look at used electric car "for sale" ads on Craig's List quite a lot. The Leafe is one that I am specifically tracking. Since the new gen came out prices for the older ones have dropped quite a bit. In fact depreciation on these cars is brutal. Here is a remarkably good (on paper) 2011 Leafe with a relatively new dealer-installed battery. Just 62k miles and very clean looking too, but it has lost nearly 4/5 of its original value in 5 years: 2011 Nissan Leaf SL 4-Door Hatchback

It is a good deal, eh? But...

What would you check for in shopping for a used Leafe? Battery pack health would be checked how? What other issues are known?

See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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