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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-01-2014, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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Thinkin of selling my fluence how to value it

Hello, I have been thinking of selling my fluence dynamic which is a 2012 (61) with 5500 miles on it, I can only find one fluence for sale which is on pistonheads its a brand new 2014 for 9k.. Not sure how to value it all help would be gratefully accepted
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Hello, I have been thinking of selling my fluence dynamic which is a 2012 (61) with 5500 miles on it, I can only find one fluence for sale which is on pistonheads its a brand new 2014 for 9k.. Not sure how to value it all help would be gratefully accepted
There was one on Autotrader about 2 weeks ago which had sat there for 3 weeks previously, before finally reducing to 4,995. It was in nice condition but had 20,000 miles on it. By contrast a Zoe with 2,800 miles is going for 9,300.

Good luck.

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Do remember to disclose the elephant under the bonnet (or in the boot!). I'd think 5k would be a reasonable ballpark, plus the battery transfer.
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Can we ask why you're selling? I'm assuming you'll be taking a hit with depreciation and wonder why you're prepared to take that? Is it not possible to keep it a little longer?
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I have to do a 55mile each way journey today and I am having to borrow a car, not for the first time I might add. The car since Jan does what it says on the tin but I a am only getting 53miles to a full charge mainly because I imagine it is because I refuse to drive any differently from I always have in a petrol car..

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RE: Thinkin of selling my fluence how to value it

...the prospect of saving 15 to 20 quid a day in fuel costs doesn't tempt you to drive just a tad slower?

You can still drive fast and get 75 miles, easy, but it's knowing where and when to drive fast. Lots of fast acceleration (and, indeed, heavy regen) loses you miles, but a steady build up to max speed wins miles. Driving fast doesn't always mean having a heavy foot.
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110 miles a day is nearer 12-15 a day, but even so that's a good 3,000 a year based on the lower figure.

But it also works out at about 28,000 miles a year. What on earth would the battery rental for that be? 12,000 miles is 93 per month so does one assume 24,000 will be 186 pm? Even at 150 pm that's 1,800 a year which despite the perceived benefits of battery rental, is a heck of a lot.

The sums aren't adding up for me.
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the 110 mile journey is a one off, my normal mileage is 40ish per day. I guess what I am trying to establish is because there are no fluences for sale would these cars now be more sought after, I know they hit 7k for a low mileage one but for me it doesn't mean it is only worth 5k as mentioned above I bought mine with 300 mile on it, and it now has 5500 miles..... Also I maybe thought some of the members may have friends who would like a fluence but cannot fine one for sale
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the 110 mile journey is a one off, my normal mileage is 40ish per day. I guess what I am trying to establish is because there are no fluences for sale would these cars now be more sought after, I know they hit 7k for a low mileage one but for me it doesn't mean it is only worth 5k as mentioned above I bought mine with 300 mile on it, and it now has 5500 miles..... Also I maybe thought some of the members may have friends who would like a fluence but cannot fine one for sale
You can offer it at whatever you want, but people will also only pay what they think it's worth. The nearer those two are, the happier you'll be.

Just remember that the popular and newer Zoe model is selling for 9,000 plus battery lease. A 2011/12 Nissan Leaf including the battery is going for about 9k/10k depending on mileage and they seem to be getting snapped up quickly.

If you think you can get away with offering a Fluence without the battery for 7,000 and with a 900 a year battery lease, then good luck to you.

Rare doesn't always mean valuable. Think of Proton. They must sell 50 cars a year but nobody is queuing up for them.

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RE: Thinkin of selling my fluence how to value it

I am following a very simple depreciation plan for my car. I was always OK with the fact that I would keep my car until end of warranty. Any out of warranty failure after that point will see sadly see the end of my Fluence.

So.

Purchased October 2013 3000 miles 8k

Value October 2014 16000 miles 6k

Value October 2015 29000 miles 4k

Value October 2016 42000 miles 2k (out of warranty March 2016)
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