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

Tue May 08, 2018 8:21 pm

RonDawg wrote:In addition to Carvana, you may want to try Platt Auto in Oregon to see how much they will charge to ship a Leaf to Tucson. http://162.243.132.34/?utm_source=cars. ... m=referral

Not all their cars are from the PNW. I remember seeing someone either here or a Leaf FB group (more likely) consider a Leaf from there which actually came from California.

'13 Leaf SV w/premium package (owned)
'13 Leaf SV w/QC + LED & premium packages (lease over, car returned)
'06 Prius

Please don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

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

Tue May 08, 2018 9:52 pm

I would suspect that due to the reputation of Leaf battery degradation in the Phoenix/Tucson climate, that the resale value in that market is so low that any trade ins get put onto a truck and shipped elsewhere. The buyer in another market won't be wise to the degradation issue and will overpay enough so that the shipping expense still results in more profit than trying to sell it locally in the original market.

Be careful not to buy a car from a cooler climate that was shipped there from a hot climate.
'13 Leaf SL
'18 Honda Clarity Touring PHEV

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

Wed May 09, 2018 2:18 pm

DarthPuppy wrote:I would suspect that due to the reputation of Leaf battery degradation in the Phoenix/Tucson climate, that the resale value in that market is so low that any trade ins get put onto a truck and shipped elsewhere. The buyer in another market won't be wise to the degradation issue and will overpay enough so that the shipping expense still results in more profit than trying to sell it locally in the original market.

Be careful not to buy a car from a cooler climate that was shipped there from a hot climate.
Exactly! This has definitely happened as many of the early Leafs were sent north to MN.
Reddy
2011 SL; 9 bar, 45.80 AHr; 45,000 mi; rcv'd Aug 18, 2011
Long: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... al#p226115"
Cold: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 60#p243033"

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

Thu May 10, 2018 12:08 am

cwerdna wrote:
RonDawg wrote:In addition to Carvana, you may want to try Platt Auto in Oregon to see how much they will charge to ship a Leaf to Tucson. http://162.243.132.34/?utm_source=cars. ... m=referral

Not all their cars are from the PNW. I remember seeing someone either here or a Leaf FB group (more likely) consider a Leaf from there which actually came from California.


I was more recommending them as a one-stop source for EVs as opposed to recommending them for their location.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar at 34 months/26,435 miles. Lease returned 2 months later. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F.
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL.

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