tigger19687 wrote:Most people think it is the ugliest thing out there. Even other EV drivers ! Not us i people, but Leaf and such.
Let me get this straight - You know of a Leaf owner who has the gall to call the iMiEV 'ugly'??? I think he's just jealous!
Our $8700 2012 with 3,900 miles was bought at auction by a used car dealership not associated with any brand for about $7K because he didn't see how he could go wrong - He said it was about the price of a good golf cart and was essentially a new car. He made about $1500 on it only because it was a very low mileage SE Premium. He could not be talked below $8700 because the 'super dealership' in Bloomington Normal Illinois told him they would meet him at the Indiana/Illinois state line and take it off his hands for $8500
As to auction prices. He mentioned that our car was the first one ever seen at any of the 4 auctions he regularly attends and he got it only because nobody else was willing to bid . . . . at all. He did mention that he thought other dealers must 'have done their homework' after that first auction because later on, he saw many other iMiEV's were selling for lots more money AND they were lesser desirable cars - ES's and cars with lots more miles
Currently, I don't see anyone willing to let a low miles example with QC go for much less than $9K. Once all the QC cars are gone, the remainder may start going for less, but then I think holding our for a lesser car for less money is a bit of false economy - No matter where you live, I think the addition of QC to your car is going to (eventually) be worth a couple grand to you. I could be wrong, but even though no one in my city has yet to install a single public charging station of any kind, eventually I'm going to be very glad I held out for an SE Premium, even if it meant paying a bit more for it