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Leaf upgrade

  • 12-03-2021 8:51am
    #1
    Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Hello
    I have a 171 Tekna with 57k kms on it.

    I do enjoy driving it but the range limit is pretty restrictive. As it only has the 3kw charger and the lack of Chademo charges around using public chargers is pretty useless if I need to do a longer trip. I've been caught out recently a few times where the Chademo was not working and sitting in the car waiting for a charge is just not feasible.

    So I've been thinking of changing.

    Any idea what my car is worth and also what other EV options would be open to me if I was to add 5-7k to my budget.

    Thank you


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,998 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1


    If you got €11k for it then bite their hands, now you're up to €18k....Ioniq28 but that's not a massive leap IMHO.
    Now you could look at the Zoe which has much greater range but will that work with your rapid charging?
    A few BMW i3's with REX too at that price

    ...just some ideas......


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    slave1 wrote: »
    If you got €11k for it then bite their hands, now you're up to €18k....Ioniq28 but that's not a massive leap IMHO.
    Now you could look at the Zoe which has much greater range but will that work with your rapid charging?
    A few BMW i3's with REX too at that price

    ...just some ideas......

    Thanks for the reply.

    11k? I was hoping Id get more than that! :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 737 ✭✭✭ Zenith74


    For reference I sold a 2014 Tekna 24kWh for €12k in March 2020, similar mileage to yours. Is it 24 or 30kWh?

    Lots of 2017 30kWh Teknas listed by garages around €18k. Depending on the condition of yours I'd be tempted to start at €16k and see how you get on, you're not in a hurry.

    Based on my experience, I would put it up on the likes of adverts.ie and just wait for a buyer to come along, don't expect a flood of calls.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Zenith74 wrote: »
    For reference I sold a 2014 Tekna 24kWh for €12k in March 2020, similar mileage to yours. Is it 24 or 30kWh?

    Lots of 2017 30kWh Teknas listed by garages around €18k. Depending on the condition of yours I'd be tempted to start at €16k and see how you get on, you're not in a hurry.

    Based on my experience, I would put it up on the likes of adverts.ie and just wait for a buyer to come along, don't expect a flood of calls.

    Hi
    it is a 30kwh. It's in great condition. No marks/scratches.

    I'll take what you said onboard. Thank you


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,998 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1


    Mate of mine bought a 162 Leaf30 SV for €10.5k last Summer, benching off that in my mind.
    Donedeal currently flooded with that era Leaf, buyers market. I have a 162 and would love if it was worth more but it has to be priced against lowest private sale.
    Dealer currently pricing a 2017 Leaf Acenta (level below yours in terms of trim) at €12.7k.
    Take into account you'd be a private (without warranty) sale and price from there.....

    Zenith, you did exceptionally well, well done.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,998 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1


    Zenith74 wrote: »

    Lots of 2017 30kWh Teknas listed by garages around €18k.

    ..and they'll stay there, that's crazy money for that era Leaf.
    Easy to go North and pick up one for £10.5k, no VRT or VAT


  • Registered Users Posts: 737 ✭✭✭ Zenith74


    slave1 wrote: »
    ..and they'll stay there, that's crazy money for that era Leaf.
    Easy to go North and pick up one for £10.5k, no VRT or VAT

    That's probably a better reference point alright. Still, €13k is still not €11k


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,177 ✭✭✭✭ KCross


    slave1 wrote: »
    Zenith, you did exceptionally well, well done.

    +1

    Whoever paid €12k for a 2014 L24 got screwed! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,919 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52


    KCross wrote: »
    +1

    Whoever paid €12k for a 2014 L24 got screwed! :)

    If he didn't feel it, it didn't happen :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,733 ✭✭✭ Jofspring


    KCross wrote: »
    +1

    Whoever paid €12k for a 2014 L24 got screwed! :)

    I just bought a 171 Teckna L30 with 59k up on it for €14,900 off a dealer. If you got 12-13k off a dealer as trade in that would be doing well. Probably sell privately for 13-14k.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 737 ✭✭✭ Zenith74


    KCross wrote: »
    +1

    Whoever paid €12k for a 2014 L24 got screwed! :)

    Dealers were listing them at €14k at the time, I chose towards the higher end of private sales due to low mileage and the condition. Had lots of interest at the time.

    Looking at what that gets you today does make it seem a bit mad, nobody was screwed at the time though...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,393 ✭✭✭ peposhi


    TheTorment wrote: »
    Thanks for the reply.

    11k? I was hoping Id get more than that! :(

    Not much of a hope to get more of that. Maybe 12k but that’s kinda your max. If a dealer buys it of you, they’d be looking to valet and pimp it a bit to sell for €1500-2000 above their cost...
    When I was looking to switch to an L62 last January I got offered €14500 for my L30 Trina 6.6kw with 85k km on it back then and that was super deal. Ended up trading my L24 Tekna 6.6kw for an eSoul and got €12050 for it which was WoW price for it from a dealer...


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,822 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Jofspring wrote: »
    I just bought a 171 Teckna L30 with 59k up on it for €14,900 off a dealer. .

    I don't want to p1ss on your parade and hope you have a great ownership experience with your Leaf. But for anyone else looking here - you overpaid. You could have got a same year Ioniq for similar money. A far superior car and still under bumper to bumper manufacturer's warranty for another year.

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,733 ✭✭✭ Jofspring


    unkel wrote: »
    I don't want to p1ss on your parade and hope you have a great ownership experience with your Leaf. But for anyone else looking here - you overpaid. You could have got a same year Ioniq for similar money. A far superior car and still under bumper to bumper manufacturer's warranty for another year.

    I got offered €4,500 more for my car traded in towards this than any other car and other leafs I was looking at. So while the sticker price may seem higher the price I paid is way lower than what I would have paid for another car. I was also looking at Ioniqs at the time and couldn't find one below €18k. Even a quick search on carzone there has the cheapest Ioniq at €16,450.

    Most the leafs I looked at were between 14k and some looking for up to 16k. Privately I could have got it for around 13k but would have been a while trying to sell my own car which didn't suit me.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,822 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Jofspring wrote: »
    I got offered €4,500 more for my car traded in towards this than any other car and other leafs I was looking at.

    Ah ok, that changes everything! Looks like you got a good deal after all :)

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



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