Re: [EVDL] Inexpensive retiree-friendly EV?

2015-05-18 Thread David Rees via EV
On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 1:50 PM, Ben Goren via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: So...if the insurance company winds up totaling the car, as we suspect they might...can anybody suggest an inexpensive EV suited to a retired couple? It would need to be freeway-capable with a reliable won't strand-them

Re: [EVDL] Inexpensive retiree-friendly EV?

2015-05-17 Thread Ben Goren via EV
On May 10, 2015, at 9:42 AM, Danpatgal via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Low mile 2012 iMiev's are listed anywhere from $7.5 to $10k. I planted the bug after I drove them back from the airport last night. We'll see what, if anything it develops into...but I'm pretty sure it's now on their short

Re: [EVDL] Inexpensive retiree-friendly EV?

2015-05-10 Thread Paul Dove via EV
I love mine as well. I let a friend drive who was trying to find a Leaf, two weeks later he drove up in an i-MiEV. Sent from my iPhone On May 10, 2015, at 11:42 AM, Danpatgal via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Our iMiev has served us really well, and is much easier to get in and out of

Re: [EVDL] Inexpensive retiree-friendly EV?

2015-05-10 Thread Ben Goren via EV
Very interesting...there's a 2012 w/ 15k miles listed not far from here for just under $9k; Leafs look like they tend to be at least half again as much. Something like that belongs on a short list. Thanks! b On May 10, 2015, at 9:42 AM, Danpatgal via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Our iMiev

Re: [EVDL] Inexpensive retiree-friendly EV?

2015-05-10 Thread Danpatgal via EV
Our iMiev has served us really well, and is much easier to get in and out of than a Leaf, which is probably a consideration for older people. Some people can't get past the looks, but once you get in and drive it, you appreciate the spartan (easy) interface, visibility (as compared to the Leaf),

Re: [EVDL] Inexpensive retiree-friendly EV?

2015-05-07 Thread tomw via EV
Thanks for the links. Nice to have them copied to one place so I can send them to someone interested in a Leaf. -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/Inexpensive-retiree-friendly-EV-tp4675387p4675412.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle

Re: [EVDL] Inexpensive retiree-friendly EV?

2015-05-06 Thread Willie2 via EV
On 05/06/2015 05:00 PM, Ben Goren via EV wrote: ...and possibly as well advice on what to avoid...I seem to remember Leafs up to a certain year died quick deaths in the heat...? b I think that was the first year (2011?). The year I had. I don't begrudge Nissan not getting their battery sorted

Re: [EVDL] Inexpensive retiree-friendly EV?

2015-05-06 Thread Mr23 via EV
The Leafs seem to be the most reliable as a population, at least I haven't run across information to the contrary yet, while the i3, e-Golf and 500e have some teething pains, the FFE has SSN events. Is there any website with data on reliability for all/most of the electrics ? On 5/6/2015 5:00

Re: [EVDL] Inexpensive retiree-friendly EV?

2015-05-06 Thread Ben Goren via EV
On May 6, 2015, at 2:51 PM, Peri Hartman via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: I don't follow your reasoning. There are reasons not to like a lease but the fixed income aspect is not usually one of them. In fact, often it's the opposite: people on fixed incomes like leases because they are

Re: [EVDL] Inexpensive retiree-friendly EV?

2015-05-06 Thread Al Lumas via EV
Chevy just lowered the price of their Spark EV. Al At 01:50 PM 5/6/2015, Ben Goren via EV wrote: So, my parents are okay. But, apparently, their '89 Lincoln Town car might not be...somebody pulled out of a driveway in front of them faster than could be avoided...resulting in smoke coming from

Re: [EVDL] Inexpensive retiree-friendly EV?

2015-05-06 Thread Willie2 via EV
On 05/06/2015 05:03 PM, Al Lumas via EV wrote: Chevy just lowered the price of their Spark EV. I thought the Spark was a compliance car. Not available in Arizona. Am I wrong? I haven't seen any availability in Texas. ___ UNSUBSCRIBE:

Re: [EVDL] Inexpensive retiree-friendly EV?

2015-05-06 Thread Rick Beebe via EV
Might be worth checking out the lease options. I'm leasing a Smart ED for $124/mo with $250 down. A Smart's not the best freeway car but it's great around town. I've seen deals on Leafs for under $250/month. --Rick On 05/06/2015 04:50 PM, Ben Goren via EV wrote: So, my parents are okay. But,

Re: [EVDL] Inexpensive retiree-friendly EV?

2015-05-06 Thread Ben Goren via EV
Thanks, but I don't think a lease is likely to be especially desirable. It's that fixed income Social Security bit...an extra triple digits per month would be a disturbingly large fraction of their budget. That's part of the reason why I think an EV would be ideal, if a suitable model is

Re: [EVDL] Inexpensive retiree-friendly EV?

2015-05-06 Thread Willie2 via EV
On 05/06/2015 03:50 PM, Ben Goren via EV wrote: So, my parents are okay. But, apparently, their '89 Lincoln Town car might not be...somebody pulled out of a driveway in front of them faster than could be avoided...resulting in smoke coming from the engine compartment and suspected possible

Re: [EVDL] Inexpensive retiree-friendly EV?

2015-05-06 Thread Peri Hartman via EV
-- Original Message -- From: Ben Goren via EV ev@lists.evdl.org To: Rick Beebe r...@beebe.org; Electric Vehicle Discussion List ev@lists.evdl.org Sent: 06-May-15 2:07:53 PM Subject: Re: [EVDL] Inexpensive retiree-friendly EV? Thanks, but I don't think a lease is likely to be especially

Re: [EVDL] Inexpensive retiree-friendly EV?

2015-05-06 Thread Jamie K via EV
Here are some links regarding LEAF batteries, warranties and replacement: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1081362_nissan-leaf-battery-capacity-loss-covered-by-warranty-now http://insideevs.com/nissan-makes-good-on-battery-warranty-plesge-for-2011-2012-leaf-owners-software-update/