Hey everyone! I am a brand new owner of a Spark EV in Addison, TX - a Northern suburb of Dallas.
I had been looking for several months now into either the Spark EV, Chevy Volt or Nissan Leaf. The spark made perfect sense to me - I have about a 6 mile commute to work, my fiance has an 8 mile drive to her college campus. Both of which have Level 2 chargers on site or nearby. We are also less than 15 miles from Downtown Dallas, and everywhere else we go on a regular basis has a charging option, or is close enough for it to not be an issue.
The local Chevy dealer did not want to be bothered trying to find me a used or new Spark EV and instead kept trying to insist on the Volt - which seems like a fantastic car, but did not make financial sense for me personally. So instead I went to CarMax who was extremely helpful, and got a beautiful 2014 Spark with only 2000 miles on it for 15K with warranty. They said they are able to service the vehicles on site should anything come up.
After only a few days I am extremely happy with the purchase! The flatness of Dallas and the dense, frequent stop signs, and low speed streets in the Addison area seem to be great for the cars efficiency - only charged once after the first day since we were driving it around town showing family and friends who were extremely interested in it.
And I wanted to thank the users of this forum - despite you not knowing anything about me, I have been lurking here for several months and have learned a lot about what to expect from the vehicle - good and bad.