Y'all have a cute community here around a very cute little EV! Would love some pre-purchase advice.
A friend has offered to sell us his 2012 i-MiEV (SE?) with 29,000 miles on it. Sounds like they have cared for the battery well (running it down to ~25% before charging, not letting it sit too long, not sure about fully charging or not though). I took it to a neighborhood mechanic who hooked up his computer to it and gave me the codes that it read. p1a15 was one among a few. He also called the local Mitsubishi dealer who quoted him $12,000 on a new battery pack
but it looks like most folks swap battery packs and components if they fail instead of buying them new.
Car seems to drive great. Powers on every time, and still has close to 60 mile range.
We don't have the facilities to do repairs / tinker if it starts to give us trouble.
Any thoughts on what a fair price would be / if this is even a smart purchase?
It's fun to drive and I'm shocked at how little juice it takes and how many miles it can go off a charge.