It seems unlikely that someone would be willing to pay $14K, but that's realistically what a company would need to charge to make pack upgrades a profitable business...
For sake of argument, a cost breakdown:
- $3K for 2011/2012 LEAF
- $9K for 62kWh pack
- $2K for labor, retrofit software/hardware, profit margin
I find myself waffling on the pack upgrade option, to the point of exasperation. I think, at this point, I would wait for a 2018 LEAF to drop down to the right price instead. Right now, I could pick up a 2018 SV starting at $16K in the Seattle area.
It's a little depressing, but I suspect a lot of these older LEAFs are going to end up in the junkyard as a result - mine included in a few more years.