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not many used Leafs for sale locally (Tucson, AZ)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 3:19 pm
by evme
I live in Tucson, AZ. I don't see any used Leafs available locally on Craigslist or Autotrader, and only a few in Phoenix. What's my best option to purchase a used 04/13+ Leaf from a cooler climate? I see Carmax has a transfer option available on most listings, but cars from the NW have a $500+ transfer fee that is non-refundable. Anyone with experience with this please chime in. I am ready to buy a Leaf if I can get one for a decent price without having to travel (I prefer not even to go up to Phoenix if possible)

Re: not many used Leafs for sale locally (Tucson, AZ)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 4:42 pm
by Amped
evme wrote:I live in Tucson, AZ. I don't see any used Leafs available locally on Craigslist or Autotrader, and only a few in Phoenix. What's my best option to purchase a used 04/13+ Leaf from a cooler climate? I see Carmax has a transfer option available on most listings, but cars from the NW have a $500+ transfer fee that is non-refundable. Anyone with experience with this please chime in. I am ready to buy a Leaf if I can get one for a decent price without having to travel (I prefer not even to go up to Phoenix if possible)



There are no longer any used leafs for sale in my area either. This might be why:

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/04/24/us ... -gas-cars/

Re: not many used Leafs for sale locally (Tucson, AZ)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 6:47 pm
by LeftieBiker
I wonder if this will affect the buyout discounts from NMAC...

Re: not many used Leafs for sale locally (Tucson, AZ)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 7:45 pm
by SageBrush
Amped wrote:
evme wrote:I live in Tucson, AZ. I don't see any used Leafs available locally on Craigslist or Autotrader, and only a few in Phoenix. What's my best option to purchase a used 04/13+ Leaf from a cooler climate? I see Carmax has a transfer option available on most listings, but cars from the NW have a $500+ transfer fee that is non-refundable. Anyone with experience with this please chime in. I am ready to buy a Leaf if I can get one for a decent price without having to travel (I prefer not even to go up to Phoenix if possible)



There are no longer any used leafs for sale in my area either. This might be why:

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/04/24/us ... -gas-cars/
This is the power of the internet.

One lousy blog from Detroit takes on a life of its own.

Re: not many used Leafs for sale locally (Tucson, AZ)

Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 3:11 pm
by silverone
Whether nationwide increased pricing is true or not, everything available within 100 miles of me seems to have increased about $2,000 in asking price.

I felt like I was catching a falling knife when purchasing back in January, but couldn't see how a relatively new car with non-degraded battery could be at giveaway pricing. If the post is true, it looks like Mr. Market has caught up for a while.

Re: not many used Leafs for sale locally (Tucson, AZ)

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 10:07 pm
by evme
silverone wrote:Whether nationwide increased pricing is true or not, everything available within 100 miles of me seems to have increased about $2,000 in asking price.

I felt like I was catching a falling knife when purchasing back in January, but couldn't see how a relatively new car with non-degraded battery could be at giveaway pricing. If the post is true, it looks like Mr. Market has caught up for a while.


Sounds like you bought at just the right time!