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- Jan 6, 2015
- Northeast & FL
- Kubota L48 TLB, Ford 1920 FEL, 8N Ford, Gravely 12 HP "Professional", 48" SCAG Liberty
Just 3 years earlier I bought a very low (7K) mileage 18 month old Corolla for 13K.This from page 9. I agree EVS are hard to buy if you don't have money but that is true for buying a new gas car as well.
Our 2016 Leaf SL came from a Nissan dealership. They had it priced at retail book and I believe it might have been $18, 000. Since I was on my way to look at an older leaf I had 12,000 in cash on me when I decided to go to the Nissan dealership. I like the car and it had Seriously degraded battery and I laid the $12,000 on the salesman desk. About 20 minutes later the salesman came back and said $13,800 was as low as they would go but I could pay the rest by credit card. The salesperson assured me I would be in line for a new battery from Nissan under warranty very soon so I went for the deal.
5 Weeks later the battery health dropped below 65% triggering the warranty claim. In the meantime Nissan had started replacing the 107 mi range battery with 150 mi range battery. Effectively that meant I had 150 mi range 2020 EV for $14K with 25K miles.
It still has it's original (12v) battery, and a new battery will likely cost less than $125.
Gets 36 mpg hwy.
I should have bought a battery powered car? (replacement battery = $5K)
The car has 76K now, and using an average of only 33mpg, at $3.00/gal, my fuel cost at a maximum has been $6.9 K
Seemingly $1900 more that the battery replacement, but not allowing for charging costs.
Could be just about an even dollar expense wash, with gas being MUCH more user friendly/convenient.
Did not make sense for me then, and still does not!
To get around my property, I do love my 48v golf car though!