There are a LOT of cheap used Nissan Leaf EVs out there

It's not hard to find a used Nissan Leaf for under $10,000 these days.

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In the five years since debuting the all-electric Leaf, Nissan sold just over 90,000 copies in the US. Unsurprisingly, that means a lot of them are now on the used market. So many, in fact, that you can find them for crazy low prices all over the country. On eBay Motors, for example, there are 25 Leafs available right now with bids or Buy It Now prices under $10,000 and many more for not much more than that. We've got plenty here on our site, too, starting at around $7,000-$8,000 range. The cheapest Leaf on eBay at the moment is sitting as just $3,900, but there are still five days to go before the auction ends and it doesn't look like the seller often deals in used cars, so take that price with a grain of delicious salt.

And carefully looking over these prices, it's good to remember that there were battery issues with early Leafs in some locations. Of course, it's also good to remember that the battery is under warranty for up to 150,000 miles (just 100,000 miles in some states), so check the odometer before you buy. A quick look at those cheap Leafs on eBay shows that they commonly have between 20,000 and 30,000 miles on them, so you should be covered there. Of course, you won't be able to take any sort of federal tax credit for these used EVs, but you're already getting a good deal on what what the future of the automobile just a few years ago.

It's not that Nissan doesn't stand behind its early EVs (or, really, all of them). Aside from the warranty, Nissan added the Leaf to it certified pre-owned vehicle program back in 2013. If you don't like the idea of eBay and want to get a used Leaf direct from Nissan, then you can easily find one there, too for well under $10,000. Some are even under $9,000. The problem with searching for a Leaf this way is that you need to enter a zip code that actually has a Leaf for sale in it, otherwise the dropdown menu will not even give you the option to go looking for Leafs. That's a problem that Nissan should fix.

One last thing about those sub-$10,000 Leafs. A year ago, finding a Leaf for four digits was a rare thing indeed, but Leafs tend to depreciate rapidly. If nine or ten large is too much for you now, just wait another year or two. Gas prices will still likely be low then, but going electric isn't just about ignoring the gas station. It's about changing something that used to not be changeable. And now you can do it for a lot less than it used to cost.

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