I've been lurking here for years now, but am finally on the verge of jumping into the world of EVs. I have a near ideal situation for one--I drive about 8-9 miles each way a day (in the hills, stop and go), and now have a garage where I can charge it. (And will likely get rooftop solar soon, too.)
The car I'm looking at is a 2013 S model. Reading through the forums, I think I've checked everything I can short of getting a Leaf Spy dongle and running diagnostics on the battery.
It was built 8/2013, so that means it has the better battery, right? The car has 38000 miles, and still has the full 12 bars, and showed an 80 mile range at 96%. The seller just bought it a few months ago, but drives almost 100 miles a day, and it didn't fit his needs. (In other words, I don't think he's the kind of guy who could do the battery bar reset trick some dealers can do.)
Is it unusual for a 2013 with 38,000 miles to still have all 12 bars? He didn't know if the battery had been replaced--he bought it from a dealer.
It doesn't have navigation, but it has the heated seats and the quick charge port. If it has the quick charge port, that means that it can charge at 6.6, right? (I also counted three orange cables in the engine compartment.)
I'll run the VIN to make sure it hasn't been in an accident or anything, but: what else should I look for? It only has one key, which is $300 I'll have to spend. Anything else?
Finally, I'm hoping $7,000 is fair (but a good deal) for a 12-bar 2013 S Leaf with the quick charge port. Right?
Thanks! I'm excited!