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2011 Leaf purchase

Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:49 pm

Hello All,-Looking at a used 2011 leaf 80K miles owner asking $4k. He states in the ad that the car is in good condition and he is selling because he upgraded to another electric car. States that "it has 6 cells left and I'm open to reasonable offer" From my research these have 48 cells-maybe he meant there are 6 cells out? Am I missing something here? I havent called him yet thought I would try to get info from some experienced owners here first. Thank you!

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Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 3:17 am
Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2018
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: 2011 Leaf purchase

Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:09 pm

They are probably talking about the capacity bar display on the dashboard. 6 remaining capacity bars out of the original 12 means that the car has less than 50% of its original capacity left, with a range of no more than 35 miles in typical driving (much less in cold weather) and I suggest you pass on it. I will link my used Leaf buying guide here shortly. Please read it!

Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

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Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:51 pm
Delivery Date: 10 May 2018
Leaf Number: 004270

Re: 2011 Leaf purchase

Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:31 am

I don't think it's worth $4000 and don't get it unless you know 20 miles of range will cover your needs and then some.
Is going to get you.

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Joined: Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:14 am
Delivery Date: 20 Mar 2018
Leaf Number: 337789
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: 2011 Leaf purchase

Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:29 am

Poor purchase with very limited mileage. Read Leftie's guide. If you really want a Leaf consider getting an OBD2 connector and a copy of Leafspy for your phone. That is the most accurate way to measure battery health easily. Much better than the 'bars left' method.
2014 SL; Seattle, WA

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Delivery Date: 06 Dec 2014
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: 2011 Leaf purchase

Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:59 pm

You don't need leafspy to know that a 6/12 bar car will need a new battery. Nothing more to think about.

You have to want to spend $6000 for a new battery... Simple as that.

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