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I am starting to get worried Kevin... only January too.

I reckon prices will rally as the year goes on... (he says... not believing a word but desperately trying to look confident!) :(
 

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Unfortunately the lower the prices go the more we will have to hold onto our Mk1 Leaf. By the time the Tesla Model E (or whatever they call it) is launched we will probably just take out the battery for solar storage and scrap the car! :eek:
 

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It's pretty damned disgusting and pretty damned awful if you ask me... ;)

Not only are we losing so much money on our EVs but I am getting even closer to coughing up on a bet I had with Mr Kevin Sharpe that we wouldn't see a Nissan Leaf in normal condition for age at under £5000 in 2014... humph!
 

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I had a bad experience with Gumtree (it was not relating to a car). Make sure the sale is genuine and see the seller in person before handing any money over. I did not do this and lost my money.
 

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I think that a car can go up for sale at any price... it is what it actually sells for that determines its value.
 

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The seller is sellingat least 4 grand under what a car with that kind of mileage goes for there is something not right about it, book price is at least 10K just go on Autotrader and look.

Either this is a windup or there is something else they are not telling about the car and if its not a windup they are stupidly selling it low.

The other day there was a Leaf on Autotrader for about the same price, it was clearly a mistake as 2 hours later the same car was back up to 11K.
 

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Either this is a windup or there is something else they are not telling about the car and if its not a windup they are stupidly selling it low.
@Paul_Churchley had a quote from we buy any car for £7420 recently and his has done a lot less miles than the gumtree Leaf iirc... prices are falling and the number of Leafs on sale is slowly increasing (now often around 200 on auto trader).
 

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Its either a fake add or there is something that they are not telling you about the car, if you want a laugh put your roadster in to we buy any car and see how much they offer you, they are a massive piss take and can not be used to judge the residuals on any car.

Sure second hand prices are dropping but not by this much, this is also why leasing is the preferred option, I hate to think what some of the early adopting high mileage leaf owners are going to get for their cars in the future, but that is the price you pay for early adoption.
 

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I don't disagree about WBAC. They are a joke and their prices are not representative.

However, a few years back I was trading in a 4 year old Nissan X-Trail and we got several quotes from dealers for a trade-in price. The price of the new car was similar across the dealers too so I suspect that the trade-in price was pretty much what we could get. For a laugh I thought I'd get a quote from WBAC... they were well above the trade-in price! I checked with the dealer that the cash price would be the same and then sold the X-Trail to WBAC and was well up on the deal overall.

I am sure this was a complete on-off and that has not changed my opinion of WBAC which is pretty much what most people think. However, it did show me that sometimes, just sometimes, it can happen that they are a good option!

Scary isn't it :)
 

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Unfortunately the lower the prices go the more we will have to hold onto our Mk1 Leaf. By the time the Tesla Model E (or whatever they call it) is launched we will probably just take out the battery for solar storage and scrap the car! :eek:
No No surly the cars can be made to run for many years to come as battery prices come down? one hopes
 

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Its either a fake add or there is something that they are not telling you about the car, if you want a laugh put your roadster in to we buy any car and see how much they offer you, they are a massive piss take and can not be used to judge the residuals on any car.

Sure second hand prices are dropping but not by this much, this is also why leasing is the preferred option, I hate to think what some of the early adopting high mileage leaf owners are going to get for their cars in the future, but that is the price you pay for early adoption.
W.B,A.C can give as good or better prices than a trade price offered its just they only pay good prices on the cars that are wanted or what they know they can sell.
 

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You cant use we buy any car as a guide to residual prices, they are in the business of selling the car on at more and nearer to the actual book price of the car, sure they might give you more than the garage would as a trade in but then you never get a good price off a garage on a trade in unless like all good carpet salesmen they mark it up to mark it down again.

Autotrader averages on dealer and private sales is a much better yardstick to go by, this deal stinks of fish, I have been buying and selling cars for a long time, there are always deals like this on Autotrader too and there is always always a catch or worse.

I cant see a Leaf hitting 5K this year unless its in a bad way or has done spaceship miles and the battery is missing bars.
 
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