What car will you trade in?

What car will you trade in?

In my case: Jaguar XF

(If you see the model just mention : total for that model)

Brad Holt | October 30, 2012

2004 Saturn Ion coupe. BIG step up. :D

Volker.Berlin | October 30, 2012

vouteb, if you like you can get a head start on your count by evaluating this thread:
("private", i.e., reservation holders and owners only)

jbunn | October 30, 2012

Will put the 98 Ford Explorer in the barn and use it for hauling and snow days this winter. Will probably sell this summer.

Beaker | October 30, 2012

'67 Mustang & 2000 Maxima.

Xfrank | October 30, 2012

Jaguar XF /4 year /42000km

RAFellows | October 30, 2012

1996 Mercedes E320

jhuang | October 30, 2012

Replacing two great cars: '02 911 and an '03 Prius...

TeslaModelSOwner | October 30, 2012

2006 BMW M5....going to miss the growl of the v10 but looking forward to the experience

stevenmaifert | October 30, 2012

2008 Camry Hybrid. Highly recommend getting a quote from CarMax before you accept the appraisal from the Tesla contractor.

alfafoxtrot1 | October 30, 2012

2010 Acura TL

goelec1640 | October 30, 2012

2006 volvo XC90 V8 106K

Andrew18 | October 30, 2012

Already sold my 2009 Highlander Hybrid, 23,000 miles on it, a few weeks ago to get some cash for my S. AutoNation gave me 27k for it.

sunnysailor | October 30, 2012

2010 Prius with about 50,000 miles.

reitmanr | October 30, 2012

Sold my 85 Mustang SVO to make room. Hard to give up such a classic that was loads of fun to drive hard. Still have three cars left and I think they will stay for their special purposes, hauling stuff and horses.

GLO | October 30, 2012

2000 MBZ E320 wagon, going to love the Model S!

vouteb | October 31, 2012


my bad, your good (again)


Lets stop this one

Volker.Berlin | October 31, 2012

No problem. And you won't be able to stop it, even if you try... ;-) You can always argue that you have a slightly different angle at the topic than the other thread!

Brian H | October 31, 2012

berloin? Volker, I think he wants to meat you! <;-p

jaq1 | October 31, 2012

2009 Camry hybrid and thanks stevenmaifert I will check out carmax.

DRAdams | October 31, 2012

2005 Porsche Boxster S.

For those of you considering using Tesla's partner AutoNation, you should definitely check out other competing 'trade-in' services such as CarMax or AutoTrader. AutoNation offered me $10k for my Boxster, which was pretty much a joke. I ended up getting a check for $25k from AutoTrader.

Mayhemm | November 9, 2012

2011 Audi TT S-line. She's been good to me, but lacks a lot in the features department.

cstull | November 14, 2012

I had a GREAT experience disposing my car with CARMAX. This was my first experience with CARMAX and it is very impressive, on par with my TESLA experience.

I walked in and told them I wanted to sell my car. About 30 minutes later, I had a firm offer to buy that was good for seven days. While I waited, the rep gave me a tour of the facility and how they run every car through their refurb production line.

Here are the numbers. I sold them my 2008 Lexus LS 460 with low mileage. I "paid" $66k for it but it was a 3 year least. At the end of the lease, we bought the car for the residual value of $32k. We then drove the car for another year before taking it to CARMAX last weekend. The KBB trade in value for my mileage and equipment was $36k in excellent condition.

The offer? An unbelievable $39k. I didn't wait for them to change their mind (they wouldn't anyway), and had them write me a check same day.

Selling a car to CARMAX was so much better than screwing around trying to sell my car to the public and I seriously doubt I would have done as well. I read on the forum that AutoNation is low balling people so I suggest you go to CARMAX first and then see what you can get elsewhere during the seven day offer period.

DouglasR | November 15, 2012

Sounds great. Too bad they don't have any stores in the Northwest.

dmarcus2 | November 15, 2012

2003 BMW 745Li with 80k miles

BossFox | December 21, 2012

Not trade in, will probably sell. (or keep for hobby use)

2011 Nissan GT-R.

Vawlkus | December 21, 2012

I feel the same way about my Mustang GT.

Osiris | December 21, 2012

Audi A2, but will keep and might convert it one day, as it has an aluminum body

djp | December 21, 2012

Goodbye Chrysler 300C SRT

shs | December 21, 2012

2006 Highlander Hybrid AWD (hope to sell locally)

jchangyy | December 21, 2012

I had planned on trading in my acura MDX 2010, but after yesterday's IIHA report of camry 2012, I may have to trade that in.

dstiavnicky | December 21, 2012

2007 Porsche 911 4S convertible and 2010 Lexus RX450h

JZ13 | December 21, 2012

Trading in my '07 Mercedes CLS 63 AMG. Having purchased the car almost 6 years ago I am still in love with it. I have never held onto a car this long but it has been the perfect car for me.

My original thought was that I would replace the car with a newer CLS 63 in 2013. Then last spring I stumbled into my local Tesla store and was very intrigued by the 17" display and the car's claimed performance numbers. I was a bit skeptical however because Tesla is such a young auto manufacturer. In late September I returned to the showroom to see if they had a real car on display. An hour later I pulled out my credit card and made the deposit. I am not an impulsive buyer. I usually do tons of research before changing my mind on such an important decision. The fact that I made an instant decision to give Tesla money is testament to what an amazing leap this car is over any other car on the road. My hedge was that the deposit was fully refundable and I was withholding final decision until a test drive.

2 weeks later I took a buddy with me on the test drive. We got the Tesla smile instantly. "They nailed it" we agreed as we left the Tesla store. Decision was finalized right then and there. Decision was validated a month later when it started winning all the awards. Yesterday I finalized my order and I am looking forward to delivery by March. I couldn't be more excited to trade in my German gas guzzler for my new American electric beast.

rbgil770 | December 21, 2012

2011 Buick Lacrosse w/ just under 21k miles. I'm going to miss pausing live radio (really kool feature), heated steering wheel, ventilated seats, rear sun shade, and On-Star Remote Link App. I will not miss the $60wk in gas, laborious acceleration, and tiny trunk.

That said, am I the only one AGONIZING over MS color choice?? After much thought, I configured w/ Brown, black leather, and Obeche gloss. Now I'm considering Gray w/ gray leather and Lacewood. Both 60Kwh w/ 21" silver wheels and ALL options.

Any recommendations? Thx!

dee | August 25, 2013

I have aI 2001 Lexus LS430, 126,000 miles, spotless new tires, brakes, timing belt, navigation, Levinson Sound, moon roof, garaged all winter

dee | August 25, 2013

Photos available.

gooshjkc | August 25, 2013

I was planning to trade or sell one of my Porsches to put down on the Tesla, but decided to keep them. As much as I'm going to like the quietness of the MS, I still want the unique Porsche sound.

AlMc | August 25, 2013

Jag XF, for the 'S' and planning on Range Rover for 'X', when available.

NKYTA | August 25, 2013

@ Volker.Berlin
Welcome have been missed!

As said on the thread you linked to: '85 vette with ~30K miles, '98 Jetta with ~140K miles.

ramtaz | August 25, 2013

2010 Jaguar XKR

Eknight47 | August 25, 2013

Sold my wife's '09 MB R350 to CarMax a week ago awaiting delivery of our S85. If we like it as much as I think we will, I'll put my '12 QX56 up for sale iin 2014 in exchange for an MX.

RZippel | August 26, 2013

I will sell my RS5 as soon as I am reasonably sure there are no issues to fix after delivery of the MS. And that it is working on snow ;-) where it has to fall short of the Quattro (as everything does).

Runar | August 26, 2013

Toyota Avensis 2001 Stationwagon. ;-)

stephen.kamichik | August 26, 2013

I sold my 1976 Datsun 280Z two months ago on KIJIJI. I was the original owner and it had original paint.

lawsteve | August 26, 2013

2009 Porsche Carrera S Cabriolet - 28000 miles. Sold after 1 1/2 days for almost $10k more than the Autonation offer.

Now am in a rental until my sept 21 delivery of a P85.

Mathew98 | August 26, 2013

I was hoping to trade in the wife for the red mistress but she wouldn't budge.

The boss agreed to let me ride the mistress as a daily commuter ;0

tes-s | August 26, 2013

I'm keeping my gas-guzzling 2008 Prius with 150,000 miles.

lolachampcar | August 26, 2013

2010 BMW 535xi wagon :)

yoohootesla | August 26, 2013

Sold my 2007 Mercedes ML 350 to my grateful brother-in-law. It only had 30000 mi. on the odometer and was running well. Of course that's after the Mercedes dealer extended my warranty to cover replacement of a balance shaft?! I'm happy that I'll never have that problem with my excellent MS 60.

Spirous | August 30, 2013

VW Touareg V6

mario.kadastik | August 30, 2013

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X from 2008. The first of the Evo X in Estonia. Likely to have the first Model S now :)