New member here, looking at buying a Spark EV as a second car/runabout for the family. I've been doing a fair amount of reading on this forum and elsewhere to prep for this purchase, and am familiar with the major performance differences between the model years. Conclusions so far:
- definitely want DCFC (given our location + expected driving habits);
- probably don't care about the marginal performance differences between '14 and '15/'16 (less than 1% in wheel torque, right?);
- may want a '16 given more time on battery warranty + higher frequency of DCFC in this year;
- want 1LT or 2LT to get bare minimum stuff like electronic locks. (I drove a '14 base model gasser, and it was like being teleported back to my parents' 88' Toyota Camry. I was amazed that the windows were electronic.)
Any other pointers on differences between the three model years here that I should be considering would be very much appreciated. Thanks, all!