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Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:03 pm
by jusgetalong
I have appreciated everyone's comments and advice in the past so I am looking for it again now. We are still enjoying our 2018 SL but starting to need a little more room for my family and friends. Our back seat is making it a little too snug for them. The Leaf is a wonderful little car, keyword being "little". Alas we may possibly be moving on to a Model Y. The trade in value is where my concern lies. Our leaf has been very sheltered (garage kept). We have leaf spy and our specs are posted and updated in my signature on a regular basis. Before we trade it in I just wanted to give the readers of this forum, which have been so good to us, first dibs. Your feedback on what you think it should be worth and how to proceed will be appreciated. After I get your feedback I will list in the for sale portion of the forum. Our new car will take 2-6 weeks for delivery. I think that is enough time to float in our forum prior to trade.

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:20 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
What did Tesla offer you for trade in value out of curiosity?

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:04 pm
by Triggerhappy007
I wouldn't be surprised if Tesla offered $13k. Check Carvana and vroom for their prices as well. I sold a car to Carvana and it was an easy process.

Leaf trade in value dropped like a rock this year. KBB trade in value is about $14.5k and private party about $17.5k. Good luck with the sale.

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:25 pm
by LeftieBiker
Ironically, trade-in allowances to GET a Leaf can be generous. I negotiated $9k for a 2013 PIP with a sick motor, and they then added $1k on to that a few days later.

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:17 pm
by Flyct
LeftieBiker wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:25 pm
Ironically, trade-in allowances to GET a Leaf can be generous. I negotiated $9k for a 2013 PIP with a sick motor, and they then added $1k on to that a few days later.
Prices seem to be all over the place. 2 months ago when our 2019 SL Plus was totaled KBB showed private party value of ~$25000 and trade in value of ~$22,000. State Farm surprised us and came up with Actual Cash value of $31,500. After subtracting $1000 for collision deductible and adding sales taxes they wrote us a check for $31,614. I was only expecting about $26,000.

We bought a 2020 SL Plus as a replacement for $38,200 out the door. A few weeks later the dealer sent us a refund check for $112.35 for overpayment for tag fees so the real cost was $38,087. We qualify for and will be filing for the federal tax credit of $7,500 so the net cost is $30,587. So we ended up with a one year newer model year SL Plus and $1,026 in our pocket.

Here’s the worksheet for the 2020 SL Plus. Our 2019 had no lien and the 2020 was a cash deal, no financing.


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Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:49 am
by Oils4AsphaultOnly
jusgetalong wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:03 pm
I have appreciated everyone's comments and advice in the past so I am looking for it again now. We are still enjoying our 2018 SL but starting to need a little more room for my family and friends. Our back seat is making it a little too snug for them. The Leaf is a wonderful little car, keyword being "little". Alas we may possibly be moving on to a Model Y. The trade in value is where my concern lies. Our leaf has been very sheltered (garage kept). We have leaf spy and our specs are posted and updated in my signature on a regular basis. Before we trade it in I just wanted to give the readers of this forum, which have been so good to us, first dibs. Your feedback on what you think it should be worth and how to proceed will be appreciated. After I get your feedback I will list in the for sale portion of the forum. Our new car will take 2-6 weeks for delivery. I think that is enough time to float in our forum prior to trade.
If you've been taking care of it, and can't keep it, is there a family member that you can discount/sell it to? Leaf depreciation makes it a bargain to own, but terrible to sell.

By the way, you'll love the Y. But it is a larger vehicle, and sometimes having the little leaf for neighborhood errands is just nicer.

Plus, if you have teenagers, giving them access to a leaf is much safer - for your wallet.

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:49 am
by jusgetalong
It's just me and the wife. Our grandson is ten so giving to him is not happening. We thought about it last year and here is what they offered us last year. We were looking at the S and the 3 is almost as small as our leaf. So when they introduced the Model Y well I guess we intend to pull the trigger on it. WE want the double pane glass and they Y they sent home with US for the overnight only had single pane. So this morning we will be going to test drive a 3 with the double pane to compare the S/N.

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2018 Nissan LEAF
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Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:53 am
by jusgetalong
As soon as I finish my coffee, I will run leafspy on it and update my profile. I have gotta hand it to yall. I wish that when yall advised me to get it when I first bought the Leaf I would not have suffered those VSP noises. Does Leafspy work on Tesla's :roll:

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:23 am
by jusgetalong
Hmmm noticed something interesting when I was updating my profile. The SOH went up according to Leaf Spy. Not by much, but it did go up. It has been kinda cold and I did one QC just to see how to use the equipment. They gave us a Tesla to keep overnight to see how we liked it and to see if it would fit in our garage. Had to adjust the trunk lid so that it did now hit the garage door opener and the current draw to match the Nissan Charger. So far so good. I sure am gonna hate leaving this forum. Yall mind if I just lurk now and then?

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:23 pm
by Oils4AsphaultOnly
jusgetalong wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:49 am
It's just me and the wife. Our grandson is ten so giving to him is not happening. We thought about it last year and here is what they offered us last year. We were looking at the S and the 3 is almost as small as our leaf.
Having both vehicles, I'm having trouble reconciling this statement with your expectations. The leaf is shorter than the 3 (by almost a foot). It rides taller and is a hatchback, so bulky items are easier to get into the leaf, but the 3 has significantly more trunk space. But anyway, that's last year.

If passing the leaf to a progeny isn't an option, then I'd suggest checking with carvana and/or carmax to get competitive offers. After all, you don't have to sell it to Tesla, and I know carmax's written offers are good for 5-days.