Need to avoid getting into a situation where we buy her a car to then turn around and replace the battery within ten years, or where she has to think a lot to avoid being stranded. MUST be dependable.
On a gen 1 LEAF, residing in Florida, ten years from today that battery, if still even functional, will have pathetic range.
On the plus side, LEAFs depreciate quickly. So, in your shoes, so I would purchase a 2013 LEAF instead, keep it for maybe 5 years, then sell the 2013 and purchase a used 2018/2019 LEAF (with a 40 kWh pack) for cheap.
If you go that route, be careful which 2013 you buy! Those built in Q1 of 2013 have the crappier battery pack.
Pure speculation, but my guess is that a 2018, purchased in 2026, will be a $6,000 car.
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV