powersurge
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Re: Did I get a good deal? 2017 Leaf for $9,200

Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:16 am

danrjones wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:15 pm
Freshedie92 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:48 pm

Anybody know where I can get a cheap white fender to get rid of the ugly dent in socal :).
I would think around SoCal there would be at least a few junkyards with a white leaf of the older generation. Just have to call around and find one not smashed on the side you care about.
BEFORE you go out and start with body work, you should look into "paintless dent repair" they do magic with cars. If you have time, please post a picture of the dented fender?

You very well be able to use the old fender and it will look like new....

Freshedie92
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Re: Did I get a good deal? 2017 Leaf for $9,200

Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:37 am

it looks like they tried to fix it themselves and it looks horrible. I admire the dent repairers, but there is no way that dent with holes is getting fixed.

But im function over form so i might just live with it. I forgot to mention it has 6.6kw charger. What charging cable come with the car 120v? As you may be able to tell i havent finalized the deal yet, we are waiting on title for full exchange.

goldbrick
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Re: Did I get a good deal? 2017 Leaf for $9,200

Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:26 pm

Freshedie92 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:37 am
What charging cable come with the car 120v?
The stock Nissan EVSE cable that comes with a 2017 is 120V only. I think it will limit the current to 12A so it can safely be used with a standard 120V/15A household circuit.

GaleHawkins
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Re: Did I get a good deal? 2017 Leaf for $9,200

Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:17 am

Freshedie92 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:08 pm
I dont know if my other response is being checked by a moderator kind of a copy post cus now im not sure that I responded.

I have a big fluffy malamute, add the leaf to the mix, I might be getting a divorce soon. Thanks for the heads up dan!

I really hope the update recovers some 8 -10% I would rather have a good battery now than try to kill it for a replacement. Btw does it SOH and HX seem abnormally low, like it was not cared for appropriately? I know that nissan has metrics to determine if the battery was improperly cared for, I would be frustrated to no end if I was denied a replacement.

Im so excited to be driving this thing around its replacing my wifes gas guzzling v6 escape. It will be our primary commuter and my 2010 prius will be for road trips. I have been doing some math and the leaf should really be paying for itself over a few years. Especially when taking into account maintenance. But I guess i never considered all the side chicks that will be flocking my way :(. Is it just a wash?
I think you will be pleased with your 2017 Leaf. We got our first Leaf (2016 SL) last Oct showing 9/12 health bars and on Thankgiving it dropped the 4th bar. I called the Nissan National Leaf customer rep at 877-664-2738 and opened a case by giving the rep my vin number so I could get the BMS updated. I learned that was done back in 2018 when it was brought in with low range complaint. She said I needed to get it to a Nissan Leaf dealership to verify the 4 bar loss because it looks like I may need a new battery. The service department has certified my four missing health bars are for real so now I have to wait to hear back. Sorry to tell you they are fresh out of 30 kWh batteries and will not be getting more and are now replacing the 30 with the new 40 kWh batteries like going in the 2020 Leaf so the range should be more like 150 miles. You are on the right track and time is on your side warranty wise so get the update and see what happens. Not sure what went wrong with my off lease car but it had average 1% SOH loss per month for its life. SOH was down to 63% with a range of about 60 miles when the 4th bar dropped. It had been in service for 38 months and 24K miles. Tomorrow you can call the number above and learn where the BMS update has been ran or not. It is a must before you can file a battery claim some day. At some point expect to need to send proof of ownership that is a doc like the purchase invoice, etc that has your name and VIN on the doc.

coleafrado
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Re: Did I get a good deal? 2017 Leaf for $9,200

Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:39 am

$9k is a little pricy for a 9-bar, but you do have a bit more time in the battery warranty. You're also paying the California EV premium. They should pay for the bumper repair, IMO, or give you a discount.

I paid $5k for a 2012 9-bar last summer, now on the threshold of dropping to 8, but the warranty ran out in November (so no free battery for me). $4k seems like it prices in the odds of a battery replacement appropriately.

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Re: Did I get a good deal? 2017 Leaf for $9,200

Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:10 am

$9k is a little pricy for a 9-bar

It's a 2017!!! I'd snap up a good 2017 with a bad battery.
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powersurge
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Re: Did I get a good deal? 2017 Leaf for $9,200

Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:45 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:10 am
$9k is a little pricy for a 9-bar

It's a 2017!!! I'd snap up a good 2017 with a bad battery.
+1!!!

This guy should be doing a happy dance every time he goes to his car..

Freshedie92
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Re: Did I get a good deal? 2017 Leaf for $9,200

Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:22 am

GaleHawkins wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:17 am
Freshedie92 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:08 pm
I dont know if my other response is being checked by a moderator kind of a copy post cus now im not sure that I responded.

I have a big fluffy malamute, add the leaf to the mix, I might be getting a divorce soon. Thanks for the heads up dan!

I really hope the update recovers some 8 -10% I would rather have a good battery now than try to kill it for a replacement. Btw does it SOH and HX seem abnormally low, like it was not cared for appropriately? I know that nissan has metrics to determine if the battery was improperly cared for, I would be frustrated to no end if I was denied a replacement.

Im so excited to be driving this thing around its replacing my wifes gas guzzling v6 escape. It will be our primary commuter and my 2010 prius will be for road trips. I have been doing some math and the leaf should really be paying for itself over a few years. Especially when taking into account maintenance. But I guess i never considered all the side chicks that will be flocking my way :(. Is it just a wash?
I think you will be pleased with your 2017 Leaf. We got our first Leaf (2016 SL) last Oct showing 9/12 health bars and on Thankgiving it dropped the 4th bar. I called the Nissan National Leaf customer rep at 877-664-2738 and opened a case by giving the rep my vin number so I could get the BMS updated. I learned that was done back in 2018 when it was brought in with low range complaint. She said I needed to get it to a Nissan Leaf dealership to verify the 4 bar loss because it looks like I may need a new battery. The service department has certified my four missing health bars are for real so now I have to wait to hear back. Sorry to tell you they are fresh out of 30 kWh batteries and will not be getting more and are now replacing the 30 with the new 40 kWh batteries like going in the 2020 Leaf so the range should be more like 150 miles. You are on the right track and time is on your side warranty wise so get the update and see what happens. Not sure what went wrong with my off lease car but it had average 1% SOH loss per month for its life. SOH was down to 63% with a range of about 60 miles when the 4th bar dropped. It had been in service for 38 months and 24K miles. Tomorrow you can call the number above and learn where the BMS update has been ran or not. It is a must before you can file a battery claim some day. At some point expect to need to send proof of ownership that is a doc like the purchase invoice, etc that has your name and VIN on the doc.
Wow does it make me happy to hear that they are updated to the 40 KW battery. This makes me feel like this was the deal of the century!

I ended up not making the purchase because of a couple of different reasons but mainly financial. However I did convince my father that the car was worth it and he upgraded to this beauty from a 2006 accord v6. Thank you guys so much for all the support and I will let him know about the 40 KW battery I am sure that he will be pleased.

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Re: Did I get a good deal? 2017 Leaf for $9,200

Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:29 am

Freshedie92 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:18 am
I just purchased a 2017 leaf with 25k mi s. Some minor damage on one fender. Drives great.

Battery had 9 bars if I recall correctly though. No idea if it has BMs recall. Should I get that done? Do i need to if of I want a replacement battery.

Any reason why this isn't a good buy?

Leafspy:
Ahr 62
Soh .78
Hx .52
2 qc charge
1600 level 1 2
Soc .82

Thanks for the help guys! I'm hoping this thing can get a new battery soon.

Edit: forgot to mention it has 6.6kw charger. Not sure what charger comes in the bag though. I havent taken ownership of the car yet :( waiting on title.
Important thing is having DC charging. You don't mention trim level which is ESSENTIAL

and yes, get the BMS update done ASAP. You will be hampered by its degraded range but are practically guaranteed of a pack replacement which costs more than what you paid for the car.
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Re: Did I get a good deal? 2017 Leaf for $9,200

Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:12 am

trim level is not important.


the important thing is the year and the battery.... and mileage. which is ok at this time.

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