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Re: About to purchase a 2015....

Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:58 pm

Yup, sounds like a good decision. 65 miles just cutting it a bit close.

If you don't driving in the slow lane. Maybe a 2018 LEAF. I think they got 150 miles range.

Good point about electricity price as well. Here in the NW US, electricity is cheap at about 10 cent/kwh so I drive my little Spark as much as possible vs the other car.

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Re: About to purchase a 2015....

Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:26 pm

The trip to my farm is 32 miles (70%hwy 30%city), im looking at putting the 240v hookup at both home and my farm. So i would be fully charged before i drove back home.
I would have to wait till next year after ive been paid so i could put a nice down payment on a 2018 or newer.
I found a 2015 spark with 22k miles on it with one owner that is super clean. I think i may wait for a EV till after i install both 240v hookups and or a larger down payment.

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Re: About to purchase a 2015....

Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:41 am

32 miles should be no problem

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Re: About to purchase a 2015....

Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:21 pm

Don't forget to check GM's certified pre-owned website, though they are fewer every day. You'll get an extended warranty on the battery and two free service calls the first two years. I've really enjoyed my 2016, which is the first EV I've ever owned, and I absolutely love it.

The number one thing is to ask for a battery report. Most dealers won't do it (or simply don't know how), so don't be surprised if you don't get one.

RE: DC Fast charging. The key is to see if the charge port has an orange plastic flip-down cover on the two bottom ports. If it does, it has DC Fast charging; if it doesn't, nope. See if you can finesse the dealer into sending you a picture without letting them know that's what you're looking for. If they figure it out, it can add up to $1k to the price.

Good luck
2016 Spark EV LT2, 30k miles

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