What year? I might be a bit concerned if it was a 2015 due to possible electrical issues some drivers have experienced - myself included. If the car itself is in very good to excellent condition, why not make the jump; especially if your main use is all local driving? Battery capacity is not a major concern unless your driving requirements in winter approach the maximum range of the car. And, if it were me, I would want to know what the battery capacity is as a point of reference. I bought a used 2014 Spark EV and a used 2016 Spark EV I found on Cargurus.com. Both cars have been trouble-free and I still have them. My 2015 Spark EV was leased for three years and, at the end of the lease, was returned to the dealer.taco wrote: ↑Thu May 09, 2019 4:20 pmSo I've been toying with the idea of getting a cheap Spark to drive to work. I have a short commute, only 12 miles round trip, well under the range of the Spark. I've found one for $7k with about 38k miles on it. I found it on cargurus which says it's a "great deal". Does this sound like a good deal? I've seen a few others in California for about $1-2k more with 10k or so less miles.
I know it's hard to say one way or another without checking out the battery with the Torque app but what do you guys think? Does it sound like a decent deal for a commuter/beater ev or should I keep looking/wait for Bolts to come off lease and see what they're going for?
The 2014 Spark EV I purchased used in 2015 only had 1500 miles on the ODO. I still have the car and it has performed without any problems. I do not have DCFC capability with this car but that has not been a problem for my around-town driving. I charge at home overnight using the L1 EVSE that came with the car. I do have to reset the charging rate to 12 amps each night.taco wrote: ↑Thu May 09, 2019 4:53 pmThe one that I am looking at is a 2014. I'm not too concerned with winter as I'm in the south (Texas) and it doesn't really get cold. Mainly mid 30s-40s, and even with potential range decrease it wouldn't get in the way of my weekly commute.
I guess I'm a little hesitant because this is a completely new world for me. I'm not really worried about range anxiety or anything, it's just, different.