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Re: Used Feb 2013 Leaf but only need low range

Yeah, living in the City (for non-locals, that's how Bay Area people refer to San Francisco) or somewhere like Pacifica is a hell of lot different than some place like Gilroy, Livermore or Fairfield. Oakland vs. San Jose is a somewhat smaller difference, but probably still enough to change the battery's remaining useful life by a few years.
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cwerdna
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Re: Used Feb 2013 Leaf but only need low range

Indeed. I've posted numerous times about our major temp differences in the Bay Area for a given hot summer day.

Examples at viewtopic.php?p=606051&hilit=walnut+creek#p606051.

It's much cooler in places like near or next to the water like Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, city of SF or Santa Cruz. It's much hotter inland in places like Walnut Creek, Concord, Antioch, Livermore and Dublin. San Jose can get pretty hot and Gilroy tends to be hotter.

It can be pretty hot if you start from San Jose but if you go north, by the time you get to Daly City, it may have dropped 20+ degrees.

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leafygreens2
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Re: Used Feb 2013 Leaf but only need low range

Thanks, I'm in oakland so have cool nights and occasionally hot days but nothing too bad, only about a week in the 90s per year (for now)

a few other options have come up that i'm curious about your take on:

Now looking at a 2015 leaf with 80k miles and a 2014 leaf with 70k miles, both 10 bars, both roughly the same price and trim.

Is the 2015 definitely a better deal because it would have the longer lasting lizard pack? or does it depend more on an SOH check to see which is closer to dropping the 10th bar?
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Re: Used Feb 2013 Leaf but only need low range

The 2015 should lose subsequent bars more slowly, provided you take care of the battery. If it's much lower in SOH than the 2014, the advantage may not show up for a few years.
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