Is this car battery ok? Plan to keep it for 2 - 3 years. What is the cost of replacement? and would nissan replace the battery?
What else should I look out for
It looks as though the car has been sold. A total of 1 day up on Carsales, must be some sort of record.
Some answers regarding your questions: - Battery has 9 of the original 12 battery health bars remaining (the SOH - 'State of Health') this means that theoretically the pack has 18kwh of it's original 24kwh left. This is not an exact calculation without using a more precise diagnostic tool such as 'Leaf Spy'
- The cost of replacement is currently beyond economic consideration given Nissan Australia's lack of interest/support for such vehicles especially when it's out of warranty. There is no such thing as a battery swap or trade in program in Australia for the 24kwh Leafs. Even in overseas markets the price of a replacement 24kwh battery pack has recently been increased to $8000USD which requires the old pack to be traded back to Nissan.
- This particular one was part of the Victorian government trial program so there were UK models complianced for Australia. As the seller stated, the GPS does not work as it thinks it's in UK.
-What to expect if you were to buy this car: due to the vehicle's battery pack not having any active thermal management you will see a progressive capacity reduction over time, although it will tend to 'plateau' over time so the decline will not be linear.
Sometimes it seems a bit dire, but just got to bear in mind that the asking price for this car is quite low, the amount of money you will save over the next 3 years on fuel and maintenance as long as the range meets your needs. Also at the end of your ownership of such a vehicle, it won't be worthless, it's still worth something to someone so you'll be able to get some of your money back anyway.