Author Topic: Nearly New Chevy Spark EVs Appear on the East Coast - Thoughts?  (Read 1132 times)

ShoulderThingThatGoesUp

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A while ago there was a thread discussing the economics of leasing a new Spark EV. That option isn't available to those of us outside a few select states, but the EV siren song is in my ears - much less maintenance (I am not handy on cars), never buying gas, no emissions inspections to pay for. There's a surprising amount of inventory with under 5000 miles - scroll down past the "Premium Listing".

Are these a good idea? In our case, we don't commute but do drive our 1-year-old places pretty frequently. Our 2010 Honda Fit is doing just fine, so there's no need to be in the new-to-me car market, but getting a 5-year newer vehicle with ideally much lower maintenance costs is appealing. The range would nearly never be a problem for us.

Since none of these are close by, if I were to decide to move forward, do I just email local Chevrolet dealerships and ask what their best price on one would be, and then facilitate competition with follow-up emails about the best offer I get? Is this a stupid idea?

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Re: Nearly New Chevy Spark EVs Appear on the East Coast - Thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2015, 08:46:16 AM »
At first glance this appears to make about as much sense as a clown-truck consumerist lusting after a new Diesel crewcab, justifying it by the savings on spark plugs.

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Re: Nearly New Chevy Spark EVs Appear on the East Coast - Thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2015, 08:50:39 AM »
You are probably correct.