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Stay Ahead of Any Looming Gas Shortages by Buying an Electric Car

Autoweek Logo By Mark Vaughn of Autoweek | Slide 2 of 7: Nissan has made over half a million Leafs since introducing the car in 2010 as a 2011 model. Over 150,000 of those were sold in the United States. So they’re everywhere. Seems like all 150,000 are for sale.But being one of the first EVs meant there were teething problems. The original batch of 2011 to 2014 Nissan Leafs, for instance, were notorious for running out of capacity. Later Leafs (Leaves?) were much better, but watch out for those first ones. You can get a 2011 to 2013 model Leaf for less than $6000 easy, and that’s just what the dealers and the CarMaxes of the world are asking for them. Private sellers will take less.Before you buy, to find out how good or bad the battery is in the Leaf you’re looking at, download an app called Leaf Spy for $15. It’ll be worth its weight in kilowatts.

1) Nissan Leaf

Nissan has made over half a million Leafs since introducing the car in 2010 as a 2011 model. Over 150,000 of those were sold in the United States. So they’re everywhere. Seems like all 150,000 are for sale.But being one of the first EVs meant there were teething problems. The original batch of 2011 to 2014 Nissan Leafs, for instance, were notorious for running out of capacity. Later Leafs (Leaves?) were much better, but watch out for those first ones. You can get a 2011 to 2013 model Leaf for less than $6000 easy, and that’s just what the dealers and the CarMaxes of the world are asking for them. Private sellers will take less.Before you buy, to find out how good or bad the battery is in the Leaf you’re looking at, download an app called Leaf Spy for $15. It’ll be worth its weight in kilowatts.

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