I’ve had my current car, a Mazda3, for nearly 6 years. It’s a great car. I like it a lot.
But, there’s a few things I’ve gotten somewhat fed up with on it:
- It doesn’t have all the safety features I want (especially lane departure notifications and collision avoidance)
- It costs a lot to maintain given how little I drive it
- Its cargo space isn’t very flexible (since I have the sedan version)
For a while I’ve been thinking about getting an electric vehicle, and recently I got the idea planted in my head that it would be worth switching to a Nissan Leaf.
Anyway, on Carvana, I found a 2018 Leaf SL with all of the safety features I want, and also it still has around 135 miles of range (supposedly) and its battery is still well under warranty, and the cost was only a little bit more than what Carvana said the trade-in value on my Mazda3 was.
So maybe a bit impulsively, I bought it. It will arrive on Friday.
My cost after trade-in is around $1000, and it only raises my insurance premiums by around $8/month. So, yay.Read more…