Submitted by jordanrichard on December 31, 2013
I know that Tesla will take ICE cars in on trade, but where? On a typical dealers lot, the car gets looked at by the used car manager and they come up with a figure to offer you. If you agree, they take the car and off it goes to the back lot. Since Tesla stores are in malls, where does the car go? Who looks the car over to come up with a value? I only presume Tesla sends them off to auction which that in of itself is a gamble on their part. They give you "x", but there is no guarantee that they will get "x or y" for the car at auction. They might end up getting "v".
Also for those that did trade them in, did you get what you thought your car was worth? My experience with traditional dealers is they seriously low ball you, so I am curious on how Tesla handles trades.