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Re: Leased Car, selling to CarMax

Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:31 am

Flyct wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:27 am
LeftieBiker wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:43 pm
The accident was in a parking lot and may not show up. I'll do a history check soon.
If the door was replaced it’s likely that not only was the door painted but the fender and other door was also blend painted. That will show up with a paint gauge. Every commercial used car buyer uses one of these to check for repairs. I even have one I use when I was buying a car for my daughter when she was in college. https://www.amazon.com/Thickness-Coatin ... 07W3YMM2Z/
Thanks. As I said, I will mention the damage when I bring it to them. I'll still be surprised if they don't want to pay me for the car. It's over three years old, and looks more like three months old. The odometer agrees with that, too.
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Re: Leased Car, selling to CarMax

Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:00 am

I'm not sure how Leftie's repair was handled but it may be the the body shop simply bought a door that was painted by the factory and then bolted it in. I agree that if it was painted by the body shop that wouldn't be 100% identical to a factory painted door but since this car isn't 'collectable' I can't imagine who would care.

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Re: Leased Car, selling to CarMax

Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:23 am

I don’t think there are any issues here, Leftie said he will disclose.

Another poster stated that they will go around the car with a gauge and check the paint depth, so if they do that, they would see the paint on the door is different than the rest of the car. Now perhaps some Carmax facilities are different, but when they did walk around my car, they did not check for paint depth. In fact, it was a very basic walk around, I was a little surprised how brief it was.

Leftie, Carmax will buy the car, the question is how much? I have always known them to be fair. Good luck.
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Re: Leased Car, selling to CarMax

Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:54 am

I have gotten the dealership interested in buying the car, instead of just grounding the lease, as part of a new lease deal. I wanted to make the lease 4 years instead of three, but that actually costs more per month. I also wanted the Protection Package and a cargo cover (if none present), so I'm going to offer the car to them, in exchange for the same monthly payment for 4 years as for 3, the Protection Package, and the cargo cover. No cash for me, but I'd save myself a LOT of hassle, and all parties should be satisfied. That's generally what I try for when I make deals.

And yes, I will disclose the door issue to the dealership.
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Re: Leased Car, selling to CarMax

Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:58 am

Leftie, as far as getting a good deal from the dealer, don’t hold your breath.
They will say and do anything to get you to come into their showroom where they will reneg on any verbal stuff they said to you. Carmax is a straight shooter. Good luck.
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Re: Leased Car, selling to CarMax

Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:11 am

The Nissan dealership and salesman I deal with (Lia Nissan of Colonie NY, David Seacord) are both unusually honest. I was able to negotiate a great deal, entirely over email, on my housemate's SV+ with them, that included giving her $10k in trade for her worth-maybe-$6k PIP. This was negotiated after* a deal that included $10,650.00 in incentives. They will honor whatever terms we mutually agree to over email.

* Never mention a trade-in until after you have negotiated a deal without one. This prevents a dealership from crafting a deal that appears to give you a lot for the trade, but actually gives you little or nothing. Also, always try to negotiate a deal at the end of a month, when dealerships and salespeople are scrambling to boost their sales figures.
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Re: Leased Car, selling to CarMax

Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:18 am

I am not clear on a previous post. Your current lease is 3 years, and you want to extend it one more year to 4 years at the same price you pay now per month?
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Re: Leased Car, selling to CarMax

Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:10 pm

Once again: my lease on the 2018 SL is ending next week. I did get a 3 month extension on it, but won't be using it. I am now leasing a 2021 Brilliant Silver SV40 with Tech and Protection packages. The dealership agreed to my terms, so just for selling the SL to them rather than turning it in, I will be getting a 4 year lease at the price per month ($276) of a 3 year lease, plus free Protection Package and cargo cover. Also a free wheel swap. First payment down only. I estimate that I'm getting about $1500.00 in equity from the dealership, rather than a possible $1212.00 from Carmax.
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Re: Leased Car, selling to CarMax

Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:00 pm

Well, I wish you good luck, I do not follow what you are doing, but please don’t be mad at me, I was born this way, can’t help it. Good luck.

Within the next 2 weeks I will be taking delivery of my 2021 LR AWD Tesla Model 3, so I will be wishing all the contributors on this site who have helped me over the past 2 1/2 years, good health and good luck.
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Re: Leased Car, selling to CarMax

Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:08 pm

What Carmax and companies like them are doing is breaking some of the power of the leasing companies like NMAC. Now when you have a nice, low mileage leased car, with a reasonable residual, you actually have some equity in it. I was able to use Carmax's mere existence to leverage the Nissan dealership to in effect pay me to buy my SL, instead of just getting it for free (or me having to pay them $400) when I turned it in. A few weeks ago I didn't know anything about this. Now I'm getting ~$1500 for my leased car. I'm grateful for this topic!
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