eatsleafsandshoots
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STUPID price on hail damaged 2017 Leaf SV

Thu May 11, 2017 10:07 am

We just suffered a terrible hail storm here in western Denver. Luckily, only one of my cars was damaged, and though no glass was broken it now resembles an expensive golf ball in need of paintless dent repair. Sigh.

Turns out, a local dealership was hit very hard by this storm too... and they're willing to move some Leafs at a discount. I just got a quote for a '17 SV for $12,999 + tax + $599 dealer handling, inclusive of all but the Fed tax rebate (yes, I understand that I need to wait until next year to receive it and that it's not a net-refundable credit). Note I am eligible for an Xcel $10k rebate which helps a lot.

That means the price would be $12,999 + $599 - $7,500 = $6,098 plus tax for a hail damaged model which has apparently had everything repaired but the metal. AKA, $6,098 for a brand new car that looks exactly the same as it would have if I had just bought it at a higher price the day before the hail storm.

I haven't seen it yet, but I figure I'll pay $1k at most for paintless dent repair as that where it tends to end up after a bad storm, if not less. If I can actually get the car for this price, it'd be stupid not to, right? I'm pretty sure I'd be able to sell this car for $6k in a few a years, especially if I repaired the dents. I leased a '13 Leaf and liked it a lot... and the fact that I could snag one for damn near scrap value has my eyebrows firmly raised.

neva6
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Re: STUPID price on hail damaged 2017 Leaf SV

Thu May 11, 2017 11:56 am

Hi there. I'm in the Denver area too and am interested in this type of deal. Can you let me know what dealership you spoke with? Thanks

Scaramanga
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Re: STUPID price on hail damaged 2017 Leaf SV

Thu May 11, 2017 1:31 pm

I'd do it in a hot minute. A few hail dents (after repair) won't hurt the car any for your purposes, I would just make sure that the title won't be affected, banded as salvage, etc.
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eatsleafsandshoots
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Re: STUPID price on hail damaged 2017 Leaf SV

Thu May 11, 2017 1:32 pm

Spoke with Empire Lakewood. Every single car on their lot has damage!

Ended up with an S after all as it was a bit less damaged and had the bigger battery I needed anyway. Net cost is $4,279 OTD plus tax, all broken plastic is fixed and metal dimpling is mild.

Scaramanga
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Re: STUPID price on hail damaged 2017 Leaf SV

Thu May 11, 2017 1:53 pm

Incredible! That's an amazing deal. As long as they don't hose you up on the state of the title you've got a fantastic deal there. Please post some before / after pictures I'd like to see it!
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eatsleafsandshoots
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Re: STUPID price on hail damaged 2017 Leaf SV

Thu May 11, 2017 3:17 pm

Ended up being a true $4,367 OTD + tax after Federal tax credit... funny how $100 always seems to sneak in there somehow. This model has floor mats and the charge package.

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Passenger side picked up the least amount of damage, with the most being on the back. Got a signed "We Owe/You Owe" to replace the taillights and black plastic cowl under the windshield for free. I figured white would be the most appropriate color for my little dimple golf ball :)

SageBrush
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Re: STUPID price on hail damaged 2017 Leaf SV

Thu May 11, 2017 3:40 pm

My Prius suffered hail damage in 2007 that looks similar to yours. Rather than repairing I took cash and pocketed ~ $6,700 from the Insurance company, so perhaps upwards of $8,000 in today's money.
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eatsleafsandshoots
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Re: STUPID price on hail damaged 2017 Leaf SV

Thu May 11, 2017 3:53 pm

Yeah, it'd probably cost a penny to fix, even though the plastics are being replaced for free. Still, I'd rather have a dinged up new one (with full warranty) at the price of a nice one from 2012 or so!

RonDawg
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Re: STUPID price on hail damaged 2017 Leaf SV

Thu May 11, 2017 4:02 pm

I am a bit doubtful about it costing "only" $1k to fix via paintless dent repair. If it was that cheap, more places would do that, rather than offer the car for a fire sale price.

A couple of years back I needed to rent an ICEV for a road trip and was given a very low mileage GMC Terrain with lots of sheetmetal "acne" on it. I recognized it as having hail damage, and indeed the car had Texas license plates on it. The agent told me that they got lots of near-zero-mile cars with hail damage like that, so my guess is rental car outfits are popular disposal places for such cars, since they're going to get abused anyway, and when done they'll go to some BHPH lot since they're too cosmetically damaged for a new car dealer's used car section, or CarMax.

I personally would just buy the car and leave the dents as/is. Then I don't have to worry about it being dinged by a careless person. A marketing person should offer these up as "CPD: Certified Pre-Dinged" :lol:
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VitaminJ
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Re: STUPID price on hail damaged 2017 Leaf SV

Thu May 11, 2017 4:02 pm

Wow makes me want to check out the cars myself! The Leaf is ugly as sin already and golf-ball effect will improve aero!
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