Kermit
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Re: Considering buying used 2015 Spark EV with 22K miles

Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:12 pm

You will have to contact someone at Carvana either through Chat or their phone number. You should still be able to use the code as long as you are within the 7 day test drive window. Make sure you read about it. I believe when we did it we needed to know their name, phone number where they live and what year a model car they got. Most people provide this because they know it's worth $100 to them.

Out of curiosity where do you live?
2016 Spark EV
2017 Volt

DarthMuffin
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Re: Considering buying used 2015 Spark EV with 22K miles

Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:42 pm

I got a 2015 with 21k miles a month ago. My guessometer miles were very similar to yours. I think the cold weather is really doing a number on it. With less heater use and a little warmer weather this last week, the estimates have gone up a few miles. Torque Pro tells me I have 14.7kWh total capacity. Not great but not horrible. Remember you still have 3 years left on the battery warranty.

FateSpark
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Re: Considering buying used 2015 Spark EV with 22K miles

Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:25 am

Great advice, thank you. I will do that.

Interesting that you had the same Fire problem. It's a shame that Torque Pro doesn't work on iOS. I'll be getting a cheap tablet.

Thanks.

Kermit
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Re: Considering buying used 2015 Spark EV with 22K miles

Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:53 am

I responded in your other post but EngineLink will work on your iPhone you just have to have a compatible OBDII Dongle.
2016 Spark EV
2017 Volt

SparkE
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Re: Considering buying used 2015 Spark EV with 22K miles

Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:37 am

If you have a big-box electronics store in your ara, you can probably buy a very inexpensive Android cell phone (new) for $40-$80 .

My local bigbox is called Fry's Electronics, and they have BLU phones (several models) between $45-$60. Now these are last-generation technology (or maybe even 2 generations back) but the $60 version does specify Android 8.0, 5" screen, Quad-core processor (newer, better phones are now 6 or 8 cores), and a 5MP camera. The cheaper ones are 4" screens.

I am suggesting this as a device to read your OBD, not as your new cell phone. It costs about the same as a decent OBD reader.

I have no connection to BLU - they were just the cheapest unlocked phones that Fry's had.

Edit: I just checked on Amazon, and the cheapest BLU they had (unlocked) was $99. But it's a much better phone than the ones I saw at Fry's. But Amazon also has new, unlocked Android phones starting around $50 from other vendors.

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