Value limits to Tesla's trade-in offer?

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OrangeJulius

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#1
I haven't found any pervious discussion of this, but apologies if I've overlooked it.


Does Tesla have value minimums on what they'll accept as a trade-in?

That is, they won't take a car appraised at less than $10,000, or $7,000, or...?

What's the lowest value car anyone here knows of which was accepted as a trade-in by Tesla?

TIA
 

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I don't think that there is one. But since I'm assuming that it is actually some other company that is buying the car and putting it up for auction, I don't think that the price that you get is that great. If you want to make money, sell it yourself, if you want to get rid of the extra car, let Tesla do it.
 

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I was offered $800 for my mine when I inquired after test driving an S, which is roughly what i was expecting. I'll likely be donating mine to a near by high-school for their mechanics class since they offer a tax receipt for $500.
 

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#6
I was offered $2,200 for my 2010 300C. What a joke! The car is worth at least $10,000-12,000.
As I stated in another thread:

I guess this isn't quite common knowledge yet.

Tesla doesn't have a used-car lot. They're not in the business of selling used cars (except for used Teslas). They accept used cars mostly as a courtesy for people who don't want to sell a car on their own. They're just going to pay auction prices, then turn around and send it to auction. If you get a quote from some place like CarMax, they'll match it (then turn around and sell it to CarMax for that price), so that's your best bet.
 

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#7
I have to say Tesla was spot on with the value for trade-in of my 13 yr old Corolla ($2,600) as CarMax offered the same.

(going with Tesla as it's easier to drive in and then drive out...)