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Old 12-10-2018, 05:52 PM   #547 (permalink)
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I have seen people complain that if they are down about 4 battery life bars they have a difficult time doing better than 4 miles per kwh.
Don't get one with a messed up battery, pay more and get one with a good batt.

For me to find one had a pretty long list of specifications:
Try to avoid one of the dark colors.
Had to have chademo.
Cold weather package.
New battery.
One that had been in a cool to mild climate.
LED head lights.
Basically a unicorn.

I probably spent less than about $2,000 more to get one with a good battery, paid to have it shipped to NM as opposed to getting one that had a degraded original battery from near by Lubbock or Amarillo.
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.
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