eyemgh
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What should I pay?

Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:55 am

First post. Hello!

Like everyone, I'm looking to pay as little as possible for a perfect car. I'm wondering what's realistic.

My minimum requirements are SV or SL with quick charge/LED light package. I'd like Bose and leather, but neither are deal breakers that I'm willing to pay a bundle for. I'd prefer 35k miles or less, 11 or 12 bars. I'm in Southern Oregon, so delivery could be an issue. I-5 has a pretty robust fast charge network.

What can I expect to pay for such a beast? I can get a local dealer to buy one at auction for me in So Cal for a fee. Is the savings worth the risk of sight unseen? Anything else I need to know?

Thanks!

cwerdna
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Re: What should I pay?

Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:17 am

What model year(s) are acceptable?

Leather is only available on the '13+ SL trim. IIRC, '13 to '15 SL already include the equivalent of the quick charge + LED headlight package. Bose stereo is part of the premium package, which also adds the 4 camera around view monitor.

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

powersurge
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Re: What should I pay?

Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:37 am

Your question sounds like a general question.... How much should I spend on a used car??? Unanswerable question.

The answer is... Your on your own. Do some research.. Look at a bunch, and buy one that fits you. You cannot expect us to give you prices on cars that are sight unseen, and prices vary in all different parts of the country.

Good luck in your search. Maybe narrow your question, and this forum can give you information......

LeftieBiker
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Re: What should I pay?

Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:41 am

Your best bet on price is a 'Base' SV without the Premium Package but with the charge package. They may be rare, but Premium is popular. Don't get one built before 4/2013.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

The most offensive, tasteless phrase in use here is "Pulled the trigger." I no longer respond to posts that use it.

pyromancy5
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Re: What should I pay?

Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:38 am

I live in Ohio, so the market is completely different, but I picked up a 2014 SL (leather and LED standard) with premium package (bose and 360 camera) in April for 11k with 35k miles, just about to lose it's first bar. I thought it was a decent deal.
2014 Leaf SL

pyromancy5
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Re: What should I pay?

Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:46 am

powersurge wrote:Your question sounds like a general question.... How much should I spend on a used car??? Unanswerable question.

The answer is... Your on your own. Do some research.. Look at a bunch, and buy one that fits you. You cannot expect us to give you prices on cars that are sight unseen, and prices vary in all different parts of the country.

Good luck in your search. Maybe narrow your question, and this forum can give you information......


:roll: no need to be a dick about it. Maybe just don't reply next time.
2014 Leaf SL

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DNAinaGoodWay
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Re: What should I pay?

Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:33 am

pyromancy5 wrote:
powersurge wrote:Your question sounds like a general question.... How much should I spend on a used car??? Unanswerable question.

The answer is... Your on your own. Do some research.. Look at a bunch, and buy one that fits you. You cannot expect us to give you prices on cars that are sight unseen, and prices vary in all different parts of the country.

Good luck in your search. Maybe narrow your question, and this forum can give you information......


:roll: no need to be a dick about it. Maybe just don't reply next time.


You find that harsh? You are new here. That was a mild rebuke based on your misperception that this forum will return better information than an extremely basic google search, like this:

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-Ni ... 077_L28789
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 Ahr

'17 Bolt LT



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eyemgh
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Re: What should I pay?

Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:15 am

First of all, the "the don't be a dick" response wasn't mine. It's a public forum. I well know the limitations and don't take much personally. :)

My question, I think, is legit (or I wouldn't have asked it). I've looked up a bazillion searches. I know what dealers and individuals are ASKING. What I don't know is what they are GETTING. I've read multiple anecdotal posts of buyers picking up reasonable mileage '13s and '14s, both SV and SL under $8k. The current listings though are way higher than that, some over $15k. My question is pretty simple...what's a realistic selling price to try to negotiate to based on what is happening in the market?

Even more germane, because I can't search it (yet), I'm looking for current auction prices if any of you have experience going that route.

As for years, '13 or newer.

Thanks!

SageBrush
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Re: What should I pay?

Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:48 am

I paid $8300 for an Oct 2013 'Lizard battery' LEAF model 'S' with 22k miles, QC and back-up camera (an optional package) and battery with ~ 90% remaining capacity in January 2017 from N California.

If you are cash strapped, you may have to reconsider your LED requirement or accept a worse condition battery as a trade-off. Some people install after-market LED lights with varying success.
2013 Model 'S' with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California with 63.9 Ahr after 22k miles
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado

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DNAinaGoodWay
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Re: What should I pay?

Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:07 am

There’s a thread on this forum that lists recent auction prices, but I haven’t seen it updated in a while.

What a dealer or private party will take varies. You can use condition to bargain. How comfortable are you making lowball offers? 10% less is usually reasonable.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 Ahr

'17 Bolt LT



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