When I picked the car up last week from the dealership, the A/C was on - I turned it off and that's when I was getting the +12/13, so that makes sense. I am almost always driving in super zen mode so the negatives are a little concerning to me.triangles wrote:If you have the climate control on when the car is started and then turn it off the "+12 +13" is normal. The minus single digits is also normal unless you are driving in super zen mode....
You should try to invest in an OBD2 reader that works with ForScan to see what the estimated capacity left for the battery. I bought mine used as well at 71,000. It is now 81,000 with about 15 Kwh left of the original 19.5 usable Kwh. FFE liquid cool is not that smart as the Chevy Bolt since it will only cool if the car is on or plugged in. I haven't had any issue with the car mechanically, other than a failed 12V battery 6 months after my purchase. The range in the winter for me is about 45 miles and now it's about 55 miles with mostly local roads. There's a current recall for the charging cord, make sure the dealer completed that before you buy. Also make sure that they have 2 keys since the key for Focus Electric is very expensive!andymcafee wrote:Asking for advice:
Please forgive me if I am posting this in the wrong thread, but I am currently considering purchasing a specific used FFE. I do not currently own one (only test driven one). The FFE I am considering is 2013 51,500 miles 3 previous owners (according to dealer), VIN: 1FADP3R40DL165335. Otherwise, I don't know much about it. Dealer knows nothing about it. I live in Central TX (50 miles from North Austin). There are a couple of Ford dealers in my town, but they likely have never had a FFE in their service department. I test drove another FFE in Austin, but decided not to buy it as I had a bad feeling about it after I had it inspected and after discovering it was purchased from Auction.
I am basically asking for advice. I have no way of knowing if this FFE has issues. I read this entire thread about the various SSN issues and the headaches it has caused owners. I certainly don't want a high maintenance vehicle. Rather, my objective is to both save money with gas and save time with maintenance (oil, fluids, etc). This vehicle is significantly less expensive than the few 2015 LEAFs I am considering. I really like the FFE, but I would love to hear feedback from other owners before I decide whether or not to drive 125 miles to check it out this weekend.
Any feedback is appreciated!