Sold my 2013 SV last night (44k miles, 80% SOH) & was surprised at how fast it sold. First buyer came with cash in hand.
Some background. I recently took the Leaf to a nearby Bolt dealer where they valued the trade-in at $5k. A few days later I stopped by a Nissan dealer to charge and while I was there asked the dealer to appraise my vehicle. Again, they mentioned $5k.
For grins I looked at cars.com and conducted a used Leaf search within 150 miles of Chicago. Most were S's for sale with few SV/SL's. S's were starting around $9k. There was a 2012 SV for 8k. My vehicle was directly after it when comparing costs of all trims. The next 2013 SV was in Milwaukee with 11k miles for $10,500 - looked to be private party as well. In all there were about 10 2013+ SV/SL's listed and most of these were newer used models from mostly dealers. My vehicle had the highest miles of all Leaf vehicles in the 150 mile area range.
I priced my vehicle at $8400 to account for the higher miles. The next day I saw the 2012 SV for 8k, disappear, making my car the lowest Leaf option in at least 150 miles. On day 2, my car sold for $8,200. Buyer came cash in hand and I probably could have stayed firm on the $8400. But the guy brought his HS daughter who was graduating and the car was for her and they were excited. Call me softy...
After the sale:
First thoughts were "Great! I beat the trade-in valuation significantly!" 2nd thought was "Dang, did I price it too low?" and "Why are there only a few used Leafs on the used market in a large EV friendly metro area?"
1) low price
2) original owner
3) private owner sales tax transaction $165 fixed vs dealer's 9% tax
4) Supply and demand?
5) Appealing add on options listed in ad (window tint & 3G telematics upgrade)
2016 SV; purchased 20-Jan-17, <5k, 98% SOH; 01-Apr-17
2013 SV; purchased 6-March-13 44k, 81% SOH; 3-Apr-17
2015 S; purchased 29-July-14, moved to AZ Nov-2014, 19k, 83% SOH; 30-Mar-17
(LD storage) 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid 4x2), 101k