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Re: Resale value for used LEAF w/a new battery

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:16 pm
by tattoogunman
I'd say that for most people out there, you aren't going to get any more for it with a new battery. It's going to be for the same reason why people try to sell their used cars tricked out with various mods and what not, most of them are not going to be able to recoup the money they put into the car. Think of someone selling a used car with a new motor in it, generally the price isn't going to be affected that much. Me personally, I'd be open to paying a bit more for a car with a new battery, but not too much since used Leafs are so stupid cheap to begin with (especially ones that still have warranties) - it would just depend on what the person was asking for it. My .02

Re: Resale value for used LEAF w/a new battery

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:23 pm
by mbutter
Craigslist in Austin, TX has 2011 with 40K miles, battery 9/12 bars. Has been posted now for 23 days at $6950.

I am ready to unload my Leaf, but at with 6/12 bars at 65K miles, I don't expect to get a lot for the car. I might be lucky to get $4K. I definitely do not plan to install a new battery.

This was the first Nissan I have ever owned, and likely the last.

Re: Resale value for used LEAF w/a new battery

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:42 am
by cmwade77
It depends on where you are, out here in Southern California, there definitely is a direct link to the price a Leaf sells for and the health of the battery.

It will also depend on the model of the car, but in general, you will always get a much better price for the 2013 models and newer since they have the 6kw chargers.

For example, with a new battery in Southern California, a 2012 will sell for around $8,000 and a comparably equipped 2013 for around $10,000. If the battery is degraded that drops significantly, for example, I bought my 2013 with 10 bars of battery for about $6,000 and last month it dropped to 8 bars, so I got a brand new battery. You won't get what you paid for the battery, if you bought it, but it will be more than what it would sell for without a new battery.

Re: Resale value for used LEAF w/a new battery

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:14 pm
by tattoogunman
mbutter wrote:Craigslist in Austin, TX has 2011 with 40K miles, battery 9/12 bars. Has been posted now for 23 days at $6950.

I am ready to unload my Leaf, but at with 6/12 bars at 65K miles, I don't expect to get a lot for the car. I might be lucky to get $4K. I definitely do not plan to install a new battery.

This was the first Nissan I have ever owned, and likely the last.


We also live in such a bad climate for these things here in Texas. However, almost every used Leaf I see showing up online (where the seller posts a pic of the gauge cluster) has nine bars or less. The exception are the later model ones like 2014 and up. It's also why I was surprised that Nissan did not go with an active thermal management system on the new cars.

Re: Resale value for used LEAF w/a new battery

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:54 am
by Maui314
I just bought a 2011 for $7600 BECAUSE of the new battery. Got a free car with 50k miles for free with the new battery! Happy as can be.

Re: Resale value for used LEAF w/a new battery

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:30 am
by Maui314
FYI, I would not have paid over $1500 for the car with original battery so that explains added value from my perspective. I have had 2 leafs already so I know the pros and cons well

Re: Resale value for used LEAF w/a new battery

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:00 am
by powersurge
Yes, getting a Leaf with a new battery is a gift from heaven!... I have recently priced them at Nissan, and the price has also gone up .... From $6500 to $7500 minus $1000 back for the old battery... So even if you paid $8000 for a car, that would mean that you got the car for only $1500 or less...

I would do a no brainer buy of a Leaf with a new battery..

Re: Resale value for used LEAF w/a new battery

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:26 pm
by Maui314
Hawaii dealers charge between 8400-9000+ out the door for new battery!!!

Re: Resale value for used LEAF w/a new battery

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:32 pm
by briscobully
How did you know it had a new battery? Did it show up on the service history or in Carfax; or both.