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    Quote Originally Posted by dsmith2189 View Post
    Guess he doesn't get out much. How did he get a vin with only 1 post? I thought you had to have a couple hundred posts before they gave you a vin.
    Hm, you'd've been SOL with only 64 posts then! Get typin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry33 View Post
    The trade-in is done through AutoNation (unless that's changed recently). Tesla really doesn't have anything to do with it other than maybe they pick up the car. You get minimum value. Some folks have said CarMax gives a bit more. If you can sell it privately, you'll be ahead of the game.
    My local Audi dealer was willing to pay ~20% more than the CarMax quote I got. It pays to do a little shopping, even if you don't want to deal with the hassles of a private sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert.Boston View Post
    My local Audi dealer was willing to pay ~20% more than the CarMax quote I got. It pays to do a little shopping, even if you don't want to deal with the hassles of a private sale.
    No doubt. The last time I traded a car in I was offered so little that I sold it privately for 3.5 times the amount offered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry33 View Post
    No doubt. The last time I traded a car in I was offered so little that I sold it privately for 3.5 times the amount offered.
    I was surprised and impressed by the dealer quote -- effectively right at the KBB level (for what to expect if you sell it to second-hand dealer). I'm sure I could have done a little better privately, but not 2x or 3x. Plus -- I needed to get the car sold now ​to make room for the Model S!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert.Boston View Post
    I was surprised and impressed by the dealer quote -- effectively right at the KBB level (for what to expect if you sell it to second-hand dealer). I'm sure I could have done a little better privately, but not 2x or 3x. Plus -- I needed to get the car sold now ​to make room for the Model S!
    My last trade was at the Toyota dealer. They were mad at me because Toyota had fixed the price with the Pioneer Program so they couldn't add a market adjustment, which is why I think I did so much better privately. I will be so happy to never go to a Toyota dealer again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry33 View Post
    The trade-in is done through AutoNation (unless that's changed recently). Tesla really doesn't have anything to do with it other than maybe they pick up the car. You get minimum value. Some folks have said CarMax gives a bit more. If you can sell it privately, you'll be ahead of the game.
    Thanks. I just looked at AutoNation and although their "value your tradein" form has Kelly Blue Book's logo on it, the final page has you fill in the info to get a report. Which is silly, since Kelly just tells you right on the web page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert.Boston View Post
    My local Audi dealer was willing to pay ~20% more than the CarMax quote I got. It pays to do a little shopping, even if you don't want to deal with the hassles of a private sale.
    I never thought of my Mazda dealer! My car's not in fantastic shape, but it's 12 years old. (Or should I say "it's 12 years old, but not in fantastic shape"?) Anyway, great idea (dealer) and excellent point (shopping to a few places).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kendallpb View Post
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    I never thought of my Mazda dealer! My car's not in fantastic shape, but it's 12 years old. (Or should I say "it's 12 years old, but not in fantastic shape"?)...
    Yeah, tho' I'm sure you're not their fave kind of customer: "No, I don't want to buy your current Hunkajunk model, but you can buy my 12-yr old Hunkajunk!"

    Ah, the things people do to make a profit!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian H View Post
    Yeah, tho' I'm sure you're not their fave kind of customer: "No, I don't want to buy your current Hunkajunk model, but you can buy my 12-yr old Hunkajunk!"

    Ah, the things people do to make a profit!!
    Hehehe. Well, if they had the Deluxe Hunkajunk I'd consider it, or perhaps the Hybrid Hunkajunk....

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    Just got the email! Time to finalize. Now it all becomes real.

    Thinking:
    Black, tan leather, pano, 85kWh, 19's, twins, HWPC
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    Brown, tan, pano, 85kWh, 19's, twins, HWPC

    Really want the 21's, but with year-round driving here in the NW, just really don't think the 21's make much sense. This will be my daily commuter (60 miles round trip), plus 8 - 10 trips between the beach, Seattle, and Bend each year.

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    Just got my email and finalized. Feb/March delivery?
    OMG!!
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