LeftieBiker wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:38 pm
Keep in mind that without LeafSpy, you should assume that a 12 bar Leaf is close to dropping to 11 bars. I hope it isn't an S, as you will need the heat pump. An SV with 11 bars won't do 50 miles in frigid weather, but should go that far in milder Winter weather. I drove a 2013 SV before this, and with 88% capacity left, the frigid weather range was about 35 miles at most, with heat.
I'm pretty sure it is an S, as it has an older style dash and no fancy nav. Should I back out completely despite putting down a $100 deposit?
I deposited to hold the car for a week. I'm hoping to negotiate the price down to $10k but now I'm concerned it isn't worth it. I thought that newer than 2013 Leafs are all fine... I must have misread/misunderstood that part on the Used Leaf Guide you so helpfully posted.
The range might
be a problem, but probably not. I almost never needed heat in my old ICE car - I love the cold (I wear shorts until it is below about 20F). The furthest I travel is 25 miles and I already confirmed I can trickle charge at that destination in the winter if needed.