Yep, I agree it is a little suspicious. But I'm pretty convinced that it was some type of fleet car. (It had a little label with a 1 next to the start button, a 2 next to the shifter, a 3 next to the parking break, and a 4 next to the range gauge
And I looked at the drive history log and it has barely moved! The dealer 'doesn't' know much about other than it was turned in, off a lease. I'm going to guess that it was sitting being charged in a garage (paint looks good).
The mechanic who is EV certified said that the battery health indicated 100%. But I don't know whether that 100% would show even if the battery only had 50 miles of range....
This dealer doesn't even have a place to charge it except in their detail department. When I drove it, it said 50 miles of range, but the charge gauge was at about 75%. I don't know what that tells me. But on the short ride I took (5 miles), it dropped one mile of range for every mile traveled (pretty level ground - and super hot).
I asked that it be charged fully and to go and drive it for a longer time (10-15 miles).
It is being sold as used - no tax credit. But it is for sale for $14K.
On the Carfax, the dealer sent me a competing report to Carfax....
Thanks for taking time to answer my questions. It is much appreciated!
Calaveras wrote:What month was in manufactured?
What is the vehicle history on Carfax?
Has it been sitting fully charged in a Dealer lot in a hot climate?
Are they selling them as new or used? Will you be able to use the tax cr dit I r was it used already?
Big price break?
Seems suspicious, but I bought a 2016 Nissan Leaf in early 2017 with less than 1,000 miles.
I put 30,000 miles on it with no issues and little degradation of the battery capacity.