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Re: i-bargains

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Re: i-bargains

Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:07 am

Clean, but no quick charge. Great for someone that stays close to home.
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Re: i-bargains

Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:15 am

There's a second one at that dealer that I believe has Chademo. Same price also, but 14k miles or so.
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Re: i-bargains

Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:55 pm

Odd that leafs are cheaper than Miev's.

Missed out on a $4500 2011 leaf :0 Still had the battery warranty even.

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Re: i-bargains

Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:17 pm

As to used Leafi, there are more than just a handful on the Phoenix craigslist and listed at Phoenix dealer sites around the $10k mark, but they have on average 30,000 miles or so. I saw one at $8,500 or so with 41k miles.

Lease returns I imagine. Prices and mileage are probably typical of markets elsewhere. I am not sure that one would consider any of these as "bargains", but who knows.
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Re: i-bargains

Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:42 am

Phximiev wrote:As to used Leafi, there are more than just a handful on the Phoenix craigslist and listed at Phoenix dealer sites around the $10k mark, but they have on average 30,000 miles or so. I saw one at $8,500 or so with 41k miles.

Lease returns I imagine. Prices and mileage are probably typical of markets elsewhere. I am not sure that one would consider any of these as "bargains", but who knows.


As strange as it sounds many people feel a low mile 9 or less bar Phoenix AZ leaf is more valuable because of the possible 30kw battery replacement (Nissan doesn't make 24kw batteries anymore)

Strange world due to battery degradation

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Re: i-bargains

Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:33 am

rmay635703 wrote:
As strange as it sounds many people feel a low mile 9 or less bar Phoenix AZ leaf is more valuable because of the possible 30kw battery replacement (Nissan doesn't make 24kw batteries anymore)

Strange world due to battery degradation


Has there been such a replacement?

I've read of replacements for equal sizes, and due to the lawsuit, Nissan may be obligated to replace the defective batteries, but 30kw for the 24kw? If that's the case, then those particular Leafi may be more valuable. Given the progress of Nissan's efforts after the lawsuit, I imagine that we would be talking about 2011 or 2012 Leafi.

The next question is just how does one locate them on the internet without having to exhaust oneself?
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Re: i-bargains

Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:23 pm

rmay635703 wrote:As strange as it sounds many people feel a low mile 9 or less bar Phoenix AZ leaf is more valuable because of the possible 30kw battery replacement (Nissan doesn't make 24kw batteries anymore)

Strange world due to battery degradation
Strange indeed - A car much more prone to battery failure (especially in the HOT Phoenix area) is perceived as a 'better deal' solely because you *might* get a better battery than the one that failed???

Reminds me of an advertising blitz for Motorola TV's 35 or 40 years ago - The 'big deal' with them was "works in a drawer" so when it crapped out, the service man could fix it without even having to pull it away from the wall to get at the 'works'. They were pretty much admitting "Our TV's are crap and break all the time, but boy did we ever design them to be easy to fix!"

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Re: i-bargains

Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:44 pm

Since when do they not have 24 kw batteries? The lowest trim level 2016 comes with 24 Kw, 30Kw in the more expensive trims.
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Re: i-bargains

Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:24 pm

Never mind, I see they have 'upgrade' the cheap model and raised the price :D
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