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Re: FOR SALE: Red 2011 Nissan Leaf SL, A+ condition; SF Bay

Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:32 am

tilenius wrote:@cwerdna - good point.

I just found out I could get a pro-rata refund on the extended warranty / service plan, so plan to do that instead of selling them with the car. I'll get $1400 back from cashing them in.

As a result, revised the listing down to $17,600 (with no warranties).

Do you guys think that's a fair price given new 2013 pricing? I've had a few low ball offers and wondering how much the market for the used ones really has moved down given the more aggressive 2013 pricing. IE: wondering how firm I hold versus do I go lower still?

Let me know what you guys think: what is a fair discount vs. new 2013's for a used car? Any guidelines?


I dont mean to hector or hassle you but given your delivery date, you prolly got the CA 5k rebate as well as the $7500 tax credit.
the car (not taxes) prolly cost about 33k, that is what mine cost, with the fast charger, a few months earlier.
My math shows 20.5k.
so you have to decide what you should pay to drive it for almost two years.
if it is $200 a month, then the price is high. and you got the best two years of the car's life.
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Re: FOR SALE: Red 2011 Nissan Leaf SL, A+ condition; SF Bay

Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:06 pm

[quote="thankyouOB"][quote="tilenius"]@cwerdna - good point.

...$17,600 (with no warranties).

Do you guys think that's a fair price given new 2013 pricing? I've had a few low ball offers and wondering how much the market for the used ones really has moved down given the more aggressive 2013 pricing. IE: wondering how firm I hold versus do I go lower still?

Let me know what you guys think: what is a fair discount vs. new 2013's for a used car? Any guidelines?[/quote]

... you have to decide what you should pay to drive it for almost two years.
if it is $200 a month, then the price is high. and you got the best two years of the car's life.[/quote]

I don't see how what the OP paid has to do with the current market price.

This 11-bar 31 k mile car is reported to have sold for ~15.8 k a week ago in SOCAL:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Excellen ... 75f3#v4-39

I'd advise any LEAF buyer that, to pay the premium you are asking for the lower mileage and better condition, seems about right.

I also think that at current prices, used LEAFs may be better values than new, if you don't desperately need any of the various improvements.

FYI, I forwarded you ad to some friends of mine who are LEAF-curious, and they replied, but your LEAF is over 200 miles away from them, and I can't say how serious they might be, or how fast they could act.

Good luck with the sale.

If you are in a hurry, why not try an EBAY auction, with an appropriate reserve price?

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Re: FOR SALE: Red 2011 Nissan Leaf SL, A+ condition; SF Bay

Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:14 pm

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tilenius wrote:Let me know what you guys think: what is a fair discount vs. new 2013's for a used car? Any guidelines?

Please have a look at this thread, which could be another useful indicator. Best of luck with the sale and the Model S.

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Re: FOR SALE: Red 2011 Nissan Leaf SL, A+ condition; SF Bay

Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:09 pm

Price is getting more reasonable.

It might help to both list how capacity bars it has left (I'm guessing all of them) and how many gids it reads at full charge.

Unfortunately, I think the color is a bit of a hindrance in selling. That color would be 2nd from last on my list, w/black being at the bottom.

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Re: FOR SALE: Red 2011 Nissan Leaf SL, A+ condition; SF Bay

Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:45 pm

[quote="cwerdna"]

Unfortunately, I think the color is a bit of a hindrance in selling. That color would be 2nd from last on my list, w/black being at the bottom.[/quote]

Really? I think the red is the best color. And that's from someone who thought the silver looked better at first. I bought a silver one, but if I had it to do over, I would definitely get red.

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Re: FOR SALE: Red 2011 Nissan Leaf SL, A+ condition; SF Bay

Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:49 pm

I'm right there with you, red is MY favorite, with black next, then blue, white and silver last. I think the car dazzles like a jewel dressed in color! :)

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Re: FOR SALE: Red 2011 Nissan Leaf SL, A+ condition; SF Bay

Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:21 pm

Yep. One problem for me w/red is that it stands out and attracts unwanted police attention. I can't really put my finger on the other reasons why I don't like it.

As for black, the primary reason for my dislike is because it's hard to keep clean/dirt stands out. Looks great when clean though but needs extra work it keep it from looking bad. A much lower importance reason why I don't like black is that they get hotter in the sun than lighter ones. In the summer, it's not unusual for my area to hit 90s and occasional 100s.

Basically, to me, red and black are more likely to be polarizing colors to potential buyers and to those who I might need to sell to, down the road. The others are more likely to be neutral.

The cars that I've personally bought have been silver, blue (Daytona Blue on my 350Z, which did stand out) and white. For white, it was my #3 on my list for a Prius, but it became available first. When I got it, wait lists were at least a month long.

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Re: FOR SALE: Red 2011 Nissan Leaf SL, A+ condition; SF Bay

Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:24 pm

It's a cayenne (pepper) color (not red) in the sunlight, and like a red wine color in the shade.
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Re: FOR SALE: Red 2011 Nissan Leaf SL, A+ condition; SF Bay

Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:40 pm

^^^
I've seen red Leafs numerous times in real life. Still doesn't change my opinion of it.
[quote="MrIanB"]Check your local carmax for an appraisal.
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That assumes there even is a Carmax nearby. There aren't any real close to the Bay Area. Checking Google Maps, the closest ones to the OP are 85, 119 and 177 miles away. The closest is Modesto, and I doubt that's the hotbed of EV sales/buyers.

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Re: FOR SALE: Red 2011 Nissan Leaf SL, A+ condition; SF Bay

Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:46 pm

eclecticflower wrote:I'm right there with you, red is MY favorite, with black next, then blue, white and silver last. I think the car dazzles like a jewel dressed in color! :)


the red is bootiful. it dazzles in the sunlight with flecks of gold.
just bootiful.
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