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Early trade in

  • 04-09-2022 1:14pm
    Registered Users Posts: 25

    We bought a new EV in January, and despite loving it, have learned that we need a bigger battery. Is this a difficult thing to do with dealers? We would literally like to upgrade the same car for the bigger batter version. Any advice welcome.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,353 ✭✭✭Fingleberries

    Given the EV market at the moment, you would probably get as near to full price as possible on Trade-in.

    The complication might come from waiting for a bigger battery version.

  • Registered Users Posts: 435 ✭✭mc2022B2TF

    They will snap ur hand off with a trade in but more than likely u will have no idea of when you'll get the new one. U never said what make ur car is though so that could make a difference

  • Registered Users Posts: 25 Partial

    It’s a 2022 leaf. I am guessing of all the EVs out there that would be one of the easier ones to get…

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,555 ✭✭✭...Ghost...

    You won't get another Leaf until March, but speak to the dealer.

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 17,888 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1

    Stock Tesla Model 3, I got one in less than a month and so have others right up to current collection dates

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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,170 ✭✭✭✭ELM327

    Most EVs are sold out till next year. There's a glut of model 3s arriving if you pick an inventory model you'll have it this month,

    I ordered my TM3 about 3 weeks ago and am collecting tomorrow! (Trading in my X75d as the range was too short, similar to yourself it sounds)

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 17,888 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1

    OOohhh, one big sleep, enjoy!

  • Registered Users Posts: 441 ✭✭Gile_na_gile

    I did this. Got the 2019 40kWh LEAF, and while it was great, the 45 min stop lottery on tips to family home in SW got a bit grating. When my salary bumped up I swapped to a 62kWh SVE model and now no more stopping on these journeys unless returning same day. Car is great but will be looking to swap to a Tesla when the chance comes. That said, the LEAF is probably more practical for family of four like us and is specced with everything except parking fad thing. Keep a look out for a second-hand model, and you might get reasonable trade-in deals with Nissan dealers after a bit of haggling and comparing (but be prepared to see some deals fall through when haggling). SV premium is cheaper, but I'd recommend the LED lights for rural driving which are only an option on the SV premium. Other cars in similar spectrum are ID.3 (a bit smaller) and e-tech Megane (not yet available).