jusgetalong
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun May 06, 2018 6:37 am
Delivery Date: 11 Apr 2018

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

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.
(Traded) 2018 Nissan LEAF SL
Garage Kept - Charges (1243 L2 / 2 L3) HX=98.13 Avg 216 Wh/mile
101/18/2021 (18107 miles) SOH 88.17 No Lost Bars ATT
2021 Tesla Model Y SR

DougWantsALeaf
Posts: 2583
Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 8:21 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2013
Leaf Number: 407811
Location: Chicago North Side

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:20 pm

What did Tesla offer you for trade in value out of curiosity?
2019 S Plus (93.86% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (93.35% SOH) Both Silver
2013 Leaf SV sold 2019 with 11 bars
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max Miles on 19 SV+: 242 Highway miles @ 4.5 miles/kWh

Triggerhappy007
Posts: 135
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:08 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Jan 2019

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:04 pm

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.
2020 Leaf Plus SV Tech & All Weather
2019 Leaf SL - traded in
2020 Pacifica Hybrid Limited AST

LeftieBiker
Moderator
Posts: 16633
Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 3:17 am
Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2018
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

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.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
BAFX OBDII Dongle
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

Flyct
Posts: 408
Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:04 am
Delivery Date: 05 Dec 2019
Leaf Number: 310009
Location: Bradenton, Florida, US

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:17 pm

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.


Image
2020 Leaf SL Plus (replaced totaled 2019:SL+)
2015 Lexus RX450h Hybrid SUV
2019 F-150 XLT Extended cab
2020 Ford F-350 Lariat Ultimate Crew Cab Short Bed Diesel- Tow vehicle
2017 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS 5th Wheel RV

Oils4AsphaultOnly
Posts: 817
Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:09 pm
Delivery Date: 20 Nov 2016
Leaf Number: 313890
Location: Arcadia, CA

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:49 am

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.
:: Leaf S30 :: build date: Sep '16 :: purchased: Nov '16
:: Model 3 LR (Turo) :: acquired 9 May '18
:: Model Y LR AWD (wife's) :: acquired 30 Dec '20
100% Zero transportation emissions (except when I walk) and loving it!

jusgetalong
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun May 06, 2018 6:37 am
Delivery Date: 11 Apr 2018

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

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. 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.

Logo
Your Trade-In Estimate
Apply it to your Tesla order within the next 30 days.
2018 Nissan LEAF
SL Hatchback 4D
14,000 miles
Net trade-in credit*
$18,100
Estimate valid until
September 10, 2020
(Traded) 2018 Nissan LEAF SL
Garage Kept - Charges (1243 L2 / 2 L3) HX=98.13 Avg 216 Wh/mile
101/18/2021 (18107 miles) SOH 88.17 No Lost Bars ATT
2021 Tesla Model Y SR

jusgetalong
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun May 06, 2018 6:37 am
Delivery Date: 11 Apr 2018

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:53 am

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:
(Traded) 2018 Nissan LEAF SL
Garage Kept - Charges (1243 L2 / 2 L3) HX=98.13 Avg 216 Wh/mile
101/18/2021 (18107 miles) SOH 88.17 No Lost Bars ATT
2021 Tesla Model Y SR

jusgetalong
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun May 06, 2018 6:37 am
Delivery Date: 11 Apr 2018

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:23 am

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?
(Traded) 2018 Nissan LEAF SL
Garage Kept - Charges (1243 L2 / 2 L3) HX=98.13 Avg 216 Wh/mile
101/18/2021 (18107 miles) SOH 88.17 No Lost Bars ATT
2021 Tesla Model Y SR

Oils4AsphaultOnly
Posts: 817
Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:09 pm
Delivery Date: 20 Nov 2016
Leaf Number: 313890
Location: Arcadia, CA

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:23 pm

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.
:: Leaf S30 :: build date: Sep '16 :: purchased: Nov '16
:: Model 3 LR (Turo) :: acquired 9 May '18
:: Model Y LR AWD (wife's) :: acquired 30 Dec '20
100% Zero transportation emissions (except when I walk) and loving it!

Return to “New Members & Newbie Questions”