Submitted by lolachampcar on December 13, 2012
I’ve read a lot of threads about Tesla’s trade in program and was a bit more than just a little concerned about how I would manage my trade in. I just could not stomach leaving $1800 of sales tax credit on the table should the AN offer not measure up.
I went to TraderOnline (where I had a retail ad for the car), CARBuyCo (a local wholesale buyer known for very good offers) and AutoNation. CarMax would not take title assignment from a dealer (Tesla) so they were not considered.
The results were-
Perhaps AutoNation is attracted to very clean low mileage BMWs. I know CarBuyCo was keen to get the car. Either way, I was able to go with Tesla’s partner which removed any difficulty and the result was a net of $30,800 which is low retail for a high retail car. That is not bad in my book.