This is my first post as well as the first time I have been on this site. I've been looking around for some answers to my questions and did find quite a lot. Everyone seems very friendly and knowledgeable, I know I'm in the right place! If something I say or do is against the rules, please let me know as I am a novice with EVs, Nissans and this forum. I know I have much to learn!
I have procrastinated.... and now I'm kinda freaking out because I have till the end of today April 30 to make a decision. I have decided I am absolutely getting a leaf. I have been researching for about a week and the inventory keeps changing and I keep having more questions.
So, I have 2 options, of which I have to choose within hours. I will try to link them if that's okay?
My options are either a 2013 Nissan Leaf S (with fast charging) or 2015 Nissan Leaf S (with fast charging). The 2013 model is older than the 2015, but has less miles. The 2013 Leaf S has 19,557 miles and the 2015 Nissan Leaf S has 62,487 miles. Both have the original battery I believe from the information I have been given. They both have been kept up and taken good care of. No accidents or anything. The 2015 Leaf S is cheaper than the 2013 Leaf S model, with the 2013 model selling for $10,900 and the newer 2015 model is $10,590. Which would you go for if you were me?
I'm sorry I didn't think and find this forum earlier. Everyone is kinda all over the place due to COVID-19 and I've had a few deaths in my family within the last 3 months, including my dog. After reading a few other posts, I see I should give some info on what my daily life is life and how much I would be driving.
I live in Fairfax, Virginia. It's about 20mins from Washington, D.C. It's super hot and humid in the summer and winter is usually mild. We do get hit bad with winter weather every few years but, it's not normal to see temps go below freezing most of the time. I am unemployed at the moment, due to my company laying off my entire department. I need a better car to get a new job as my previous was literally down the street. In average, once working, I will be driving maybe 8-10miles a day. Once in awhile, I do go a bit farther to see family in Culpeper which is about an hour away. Besides that, the only time I usually use my car is for grocery shopping, doctor appts, etc.
Like I said, I am sorry that I am asking for y'alls help and advice so last minute. I have to pick by this evening and I hope you guys can help me out. I really appreciate it so much!! If any other details are needed or if anyone has any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
THANK YOU ALL for being such an amazing group of people!! I hope that once I get my leaf, I can get the hang of everything and pay it forward, helping others in the future who are in the same situation as I am in, as you have all done for me. Thanks! Stay healthy!!