cwerdna wrote:I called NMAC today to ask why I haven't received a bill for the $395 disposition fee for the '13 Leaf SV w/both packages I returned on 7/27/15. I also asked if I owed anything else, to which they said no. They said the car had been sold @ auction and I asked for how much (I guessed $10K to $10.5K). They said it went for about $10.6K (not sure it's before or after auction fees).
It had under 23.5K miles and was built 6/2013. I gave the VIN awhile ago to the used car dealer I used to buy my current Leaf so he could keep on eye on how much it sold for. He sent me the Manheim listing and it mentioned 3 tires were at 6/32" and 1 at 5/32". Manheim gave it a a grade of 4.5 (I believe it's out of 5).
It seems like the situation has changed for the worse for buyers now.
I just spoke to my used car dealer (had to because of a title and VIN mix up that appears to be the DMV's fault... they mixed up my name and address w/another Leaf w/a very similar VIN).
Anyhow, he said my former '13 Leaf SV w/both packages went for $11K at auction. I guess that'd be about right considering the $3xx-ish of fees it seems like dealers have to pay, on top of the selling price.
(Unfortunately, I was outside when making the call so couldn't hear him well and didn't take notes.) He said that at auction, there are a lot fewer Leafs now at auction now, maybe 40-50. Either in the previous or upcoming, he said there were 6 (or 8?) Leaf SV (vs. the ~20 or so during my auction). He said the Nissan dealers are snatching them up and willing to pay more for the cars, since they can mark them up to a higher price.
He said he got 2 Leafs at auction and neither has CHAdeMO inlet.
I mentioned this is all quite weird given the rumors of the '16 Leaf SV and SL's increased battery capacity.
Although I didn't mention it, this seems also a bit weird given how low gas prices have become. It'll be interesting to see if this is temporary or perhaps I just got real lucky to have bought at the right time.