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Value of Spark EV has gone up

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:08 pm
by evboy
i was checking autotrader to c where prices r since the floods in texas and hurricanes in florida. under 15k mileage cars r over 10k for 2014. there really isnt that much inventory compared to when i bought in Jan. I paid 9k with 4k miles. u cant touch that anymore. free gas and appreciation. best purchase of my life. anyone here that bought used a year ago is looking good. at worst u are break even.

Re: Value of Spark EV has gone up

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:41 pm
by Jester84
man...I was looking for 2 months....I couldnt hardly find one under 12k with DCFC....They are not as cheap as once before for sure!


I also just realized ...I have 2 sceen names on here lol..WTF...I guess I goofed someday and created a new one.

Re: Value of Spark EV has gone up

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:52 am
by rkiyer
In Northern California, you can still pick up a 2014 Spark EV with DCFC for $8K.

http://www.veracomford.net/used/Chevrol ... hDepth=2:5

Re: Value of Spark EV has gone up

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:01 pm
by Jester84
Not bad at all!! I now remember why I had to have the pleather seats....those are so disgusting lol!!!!

But seriously that is a great price. If I had seen that I would have jumped on it since I like the color so much more than mine.

Re: Value of Spark EV has gone up

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:02 pm
by Jester84
Although it does appear to be pretty beat up...lots of paint issues and the seats in the back are super dirty.

Re: Value of Spark EV has gone up

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:38 am
by evboy
rkiyer wrote:In Northern California, you can still pick up a 2014 Spark EV with DCFC for $8K.

http://www.veracomford.net/used/Chevrol ... hDepth=2:5
it has 27k miles tho and the bottom left fender is wrecked. mine had 4k with no damage. you are not comparing apples to apples.

Re: Value of Spark EV has gone up

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:07 am
by trogdor
I see a 14 2lt with 60k miles for $6000, how much longer is the battery going to last after 60k miles?

Re: Value of Spark EV has gone up

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:03 am
by NORTON
trogdor wrote:.... how much longer is the battery going to last after 60k miles?
2 weeks.
That's always the answer to "How long" questions. :lol:

Have you heard about the EV power train warranty that comes with these cars?

This question is always asked of EV owners.
It's not like a 12 V Lead Acid battery where one day it's working and the next it's not.
It's a long slow Degradation. And this car let's you plot it.

So the question might be "When do you replace the battery?"

When you have a 60 mile range Spark EV? 50 miles? 40, 30?

I'm a cheapazz. I can see myself living just fine with a 40 mile range Spark EV. But then I have a great DCFC network in town.

Re: Value of Spark EV has gone up

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:01 pm
by rkiyer
trogdor wrote:I see a 14 2lt with 60k miles for $6000, how much longer is the battery going to last after 60k miles?
Like the previous poster mentioned, the car has a 8 year, 100K mile warranty, so you're protected from complete failure until then. What is more likely is a minor capacity loss that reduces your available range. I'm hoping that with the excellent track record that GM electric car batteries have been having, the loss will be capped at 10% even after 8 years :)

Re: Value of Spark EV has gone up

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:27 pm
by scrambler
my 2014 has about 57,000 miles, and the battery usable capacity is down to about 15.5kWh

In the summer, that gives me about 85 miles range, and in the winter about 75 miles (North California, 50% city, 50% highway)