Electric Car Purchase Brings New Set of Concerns for Buyers

Concerns of range, price and obsolescence surround the nation's first affordable, all-electric vehicle.

Published: 03-Jan-2011

COSTA MESA – Most car buyers have anxiety before they make a purchase. Is it the best deal? A set of wheels with good resale value?

In Costa Mesa this weekend, a group of buyers and a new car dealer have a whole new set of concerns.

As they await the arrival of the Nissan Leaf, the nation's first affordable, mass-produced all-electric vehicle, buyers ponder its obsolescence. And for at least one dealer, it's the uncertainty that comes with selling and servicing a new technology.

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