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Selling an EV

  • 27-05-2021 3:57pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,769 ✭✭✭ dmcg90


    Hey boards

    Looking to upgrade my 192 e-Niro to a Tesla M3 but I'm quite put off by the very low trade in Tesla are offering.

    I'm reluctant to sell privately and would prefer to sell to a garage/other company - where in Dublin would you recommend (or online) for these sorts of things that offer decent prices?


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,312 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    dmcg90 wrote: »
    Hey boards

    Looking to upgrade my 192 e-Niro to a Tesla M3 but I'm quite put off by the very low trade in Tesla are offering.

    I'm reluctant to sell privately and would prefer to sell to a garage/other company - where in Dublin would you recommend (or online) for these sorts of things that offer decent prices?

    Trade in and garage and decent price can’t be placed in the same sentence.
    To get decent figures, you have to advertise privately.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    It could to be tricky selling a car with only two years on it privately.
    People will probably go for the peace of mind spending that kind of cash with a dealer instead.

    The 7 year manufacturer's warranty will help, make sure to push this point.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,876 ✭✭✭ the_amazing_raisin


    dmcg90 wrote: »
    Hey boards

    Looking to upgrade my 192 e-Niro to a Tesla M3 but I'm quite put off by the very low trade in Tesla are offering.

    I'm reluctant to sell privately and would prefer to sell to a garage/other company - where in Dublin would you recommend (or online) for these sorts of things that offer decent prices?

    Think of it like this, if it takes 2 hours of cumulative work to sell the car and nets you an extra €2k over what Tesla offered, then that's a grand an hour

    Find me another way to make that much money legally :)

    E-Niros have no problems selling, lots of demand for those cars

    If you have a full service history and paperwork, remaining warranty from Kia and price it well then you'll sell it in no time


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,617 ✭✭✭ grogi


    biko wrote: »
    It could to be tricky selling a car with only two years on it privately.
    People will probably go for the peace of mind spending that kind of cash with a dealer instead.

    The 7 year manufacturer's warranty will help, make sure to push this point.

    Still will fetch much better money than selling to a dealer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,110 ✭✭✭✭ elperello


    I f you do decide to go the private sale route, which I think is your best option, you could put it here for free - https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057599743&page=86


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,916 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    dmcg90 wrote: »
    I'm quite put off by the very low trade in Tesla are offering.

    Tesla don't do trade-ins. If you insist you want to dump your old car with them, all they do is ring 3 traders and give you the best of the 3 offers they will give them. Obviously these values will be brutally low compared to even the private sale value of your car

    In other words: sell the car yourself, unless you don't mind losing out on several thousand euro

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,994 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    unkel wrote: »
    Tesla don't do trade-ins. If you insist you want to dump your old car with them, all they do is ring 3 traders and give you the best of the 3 offers they will give them. Obviously these values will be brutally low compared to even the private sale value of your car

    In other words: sell the car yourself, unless you don't mind losing out on several thousand euro
    Or tens of thousands in some case.


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