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A few questions for Spark EV owners

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We own a Volt 2017 as our Only car today. We are starting to need a second car, so I am looking into a used Spark EV or Fiat 500e, which are around 9k (or below) for 2015 and fairly low mileage.

I have the following questions for the owners of the spark out there.

1- Did you consider the Fiat 500e when you got your Spark, and if so what made you choose the Spark over the Fiat
2- Have you seen any battery issues / degradation after the first 2 -3 years or more.
3- What is your average Mileage on a full charge under reasonable driving conditions
4- Any other maintenance issue coming up after 3 years?

Thanks in advance for any feedback.
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I turned in my 3-year leased Spark EV in September.

1) I considered the 500e, but wanted four doors and at the time the 500s were so scarce you couldn't test drive one and they were more $ to lease.
2) I didn't notice any loss of range from the battery (my miles per KWh dropped because of driving style, which lowered the range, but the battery was good when I turned it in).
3) The best I ever got was driving from San Diego to Disneyland (100 miles exactly). I got there with 40-miles left on the Guessometer and 7.something miles per KWh. Drove back at night and had 20 miles left when arriving home. I usually got 90-110 miles per charge in the summer and 80-90 in the winter.
4) Tires, you can't rotate the tires front to back, so expect to replace front tires more often.
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