ybitz
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Delivery Date: 02 Oct 2014
Leaf Number: 303691
Location: San Diego, CA

Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:50 am

Got a salvage bid on my crushed Leaf. $3000. I would think that the battery alone (which wasn't damaged) would be worth $4000. It has ~218 Gids left still. Too bad I don't have the time to tinker and play with it. Somewhere on this forum, I read that someone built a whole house battery backup / solar storage system with salvaged Leaf batteries. That would be cool.
2011 SL-e
2015 SV with QC

Moof
Posts: 179
Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:11 pm
Leaf Number: 004023
Location: Beaverton, OR

Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:23 am

ybitz wrote:Insurance company's offer to me for the actual cash value of the car is $16,200 ($17,500 after adding in sales tax). Does that seem reasonable for a 2011 SL-e (with quick charge) with 25k miles?
Sounds generous if anything. I picked up a used 2011 SL (quick charge port too) with 30k miles for $14.8k a month ago. I could have gotten a 2012 SL with 10k miles for 17.2k.
2011 Cayenne Red bought used with 30k miles, manufacture data of 5/2011
42k miles 82% SOH 11 bars 218 GIDs at full charge
Running with Michelin Premier A/S with 42 psi for 10k miles

nerys
Posts: 699
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:11 pm
Delivery Date: 09 Sep 2014
Leaf Number: 020441

Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:18 pm

how much to keep the car after they pay you? parting it out would be profitable.

if the headlights are LED I am interested in them. also interest in some plastics (the plastic around the drive stick and stereo if its the same as the 2012.

those wheels and tires are worth over $100 each on craigslist.

any intact glass has some value intact body panels. seats mats etc..

definitely take the battery and electronics you can get ahold of.

then scrap the rest.

you might make enough in the end to afford a newer leaf. ie big down payment with the settlement and then pay off most of whats left with the profits from parting and scrapping.
2012 SV 4802miles. 1month 2400 miles. 9 weeks 5000 miles. 6 months 13,300 miles. 4/18 15,000 miles.

ybitz
Posts: 87
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:17 pm
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Leaf Number: 303691
Location: San Diego, CA

Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:50 pm

$3000 is how much it would cost to keep the totalled Leaf. It would be cool to have the batteries for a whole house power backup. But I don't have time to sell the parts. Ended up just giving it to the insurance company.
2011 SL-e
2015 SV with QC

nerys
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Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:11 pm
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Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:55 pm

ohhh no. not for $3000. that's insane!!

I thought you said they would give YOU $3000 for it at the scrappers.

man they wanted you to pay nearly 25% of the car's value to keep it? Ouch.
2012 SV 4802miles. 1month 2400 miles. 9 weeks 5000 miles. 6 months 13,300 miles. 4/18 15,000 miles.

DaveinOlyWA
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Leaf Number: 319862
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Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:38 am

ybitz wrote:$3000 is how much it would cost to keep the totalled Leaf. It would be cool to have the batteries for a whole house power backup. But I don't have time to sell the parts. Ended up just giving it to the insurance company.

$3,000? wow.

you could have bought it and sold it here for a nice profit in about....10, maybe 15 seconds
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 4411.3 mi, 96.88% SOH
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TimLee
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Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:40 am
Delivery Date: 17 May 2011
Leaf Number: 2026
Location: Chattanooga, TN

Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:08 pm

ybitz wrote:$3000 is how much it would cost to keep the totalled Leaf. It would be cool to have the batteries for a whole house power backup. But I don't have time to sell the parts. Ended up just giving it to the insurance company.
$125 per kWh is pretty good price for the battery for storage use.
And the rest of the car might be worth $1,000 to $2,000 for parts salvager.
The water damaged ones someone took the battery out of and then fraudulently sold without disclosing that sold for more than that.

Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

Man. Date: 03/10/11, VIN # 2026
Delivered 05-17-2011
Blue Ocean, 2011 SL-eTec

Dougb120
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Delivery Date: 02 Nov 2014

Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:57 pm

Tree huggers!! (me too)

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