Hi everybody. Our lease ends this month on our 2016 Spark EV and we think we'd like to buy it, but was curious if anyone has any advice. It has about 17k miles and the buyout cost would be between $8-9k (I'll have to double check). Haven't had any major issues with it and we love driving it. A longer range would be nice, but isn't critical since most of our driving is in-town. My thinking is that at a rate of ~17k miles over three years, we should still be able to get lots of use out of it, but I'm curious what I should look for in making this decision in terms of battery degradation, newer EVs to consider, or anything else? It's our first time buying a car via a lease end buyout (usually we buy used from private parties), so any help is appreciated!
Plus, it's the awesome lime color which looks amazing! And we live in the Portland, OR area if our climate is a factor to consider.