ShayeraHol
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Trading in a old leaf for the new 2019 leaf?

Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:37 pm

Hi,

I was thinking about trading in my current leaf for the new 2019 Leaf one. I currently have a 2015 SV that has 18,00 miles on it.

The only reason I'm thinking about trading it is because I will be transferring schools and I need a better range.

I first brought this car when I graduated high school and it had only 8,000 miles on it. I'm interested in the new leaf due to the 226 mile range and warranty.

I have seen some New/CPO 2019 Nissan Leafs for around 21,000. I searched online and my trade in value is 8,000 and I only have 8,500 left on my loan.

Does this sound like a good deal? I'm looking to buying a new leaf before next fall.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

LeftieBiker
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Re: Trading in a old leaf for the new 2019 leaf?

Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:00 pm

If you sell the 2015 SV privately, you should be able to get the loan paid off, plus a bit more. Trading a car in is easy, but not the way to get the most for it. Does it have Premium Package? If so it should, depending on resale values in your area (which is...?) be worth $10k to $15k. If not, then maybe $9k to $12k. The 2015 is especially desirable because it has a very good battery. Has your leaf got all 12 capacity bars left?
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ShayeraHol
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Re: Trading in a old leaf for the new 2019 leaf?

Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:38 pm

The 2015 leafs in the mid to high 20k miles are for 12,000 in my area.

And yes I have premium package.

Im not sure if I have full battery capacity tho. I don't see all of bars. Here is a pic. Image

jjeff
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Re: Trading in a old leaf for the new 2019 leaf?

Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:03 pm

Your Leaf is down to 10 bars so for anyone who knows Leafs it won't bring top dollar.
It's up to you, you could try and sell it yourself on a free site like Craigslist.org or of course the easiest option is to just trade it in and avoid any potential hassles.
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Re: Trading in a old leaf for the new 2019 leaf?

Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:55 pm

I can't see the image. A 2015 with 10 bars must be in a very warm climate...
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salyavin
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Re: Trading in a old leaf for the new 2019 leaf?

Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:16 pm

Very hot climate or is fast charging like crazy. Don't forget about that battery warranty:
"LITHIUM-ION BATTERY CAPACITY COVERAGEIn addition to the lithium-ion Battery Coverage fordefects in materials or workmanship, the lithium-ionbattery is also warranted against capacity loss belownine bars of capacity as shown on the vehicle’sbattery capacity level gauge for a period of60 months or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first."
page 8 http://juicedcar.com/wp-content/uploads ... ooklet.pdf
If you can make it drop another two bars you might get yourself a replacement battery which would increase the value of the car or perhaps a potential buyer could keep that warranty in mind. Those bars would have to drop before 60 months.

I would not expect this capacity loss on a 2015 especially when I see your mileage, do you live in a hot place like Arizona in the US? If so you might want to look at an electric car with better battery thermal management or if you really want that 2019 leaf make sure you get a plus which will cost you more but the larger capacity battery may heat up less.

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Re: Trading in a old leaf for the new 2019 leaf?

Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:07 pm

You might also look at preowned Chevrolet Bolts. They are starting to list around $20k now.
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Re: Trading in a old leaf for the new 2019 leaf?

Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:52 pm

Would go with Leaf Plus (can be had in S form post discounts for under 30K) or Bolt.
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Re: Trading in a old leaf for the new 2019 leaf?

Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:22 pm

There is virtually no chance of dropping from 10 bars to 8 bars in the few months that may be remaining on the capacity coverage of the battery warranty of a 2015 even in a hot climate. Mine took quite a while to drop from 10 to 8 even though range was dropping due to a few weak cells and I had a lot more miles on the odometer. If you can negotiate enough trade in to get out of the current loan and can afford a new car, then go for it. If you are really concerned about range, then consider a plus model.
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salyavin
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Re: Trading in a old leaf for the new 2019 leaf?

Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:07 pm

Besides the range for a person who lives in a hot climate I suspect the larger battery heats up less while charging and such, perhaps you can confirm that as you live in Az and have a plus you could set us straight. I prefer the Nissan, more room inside for one last I looked but I wonder if the Bolt might be a better buy for people in hot climates due to the battery cooling.

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