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WTB: 2011 Roadster Sport 2.5

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by DrTharp, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. DrTharp

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    WTB: 2011 Roadster Sport 2.5

    WTB - 2011 Roadster Sport 2.5 Wanting to pay between 60-65K with less than 20K miles.

    List Date: 2/22/2016

    For more info, click here to view the original listing: WTB: 2011 Roadster Sport 2.5
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  2. ecarfan

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    I wish you the best in trying to buy a Roadster Sport 2.5 with less than 20K miles for $60-65K but my reading of the market says your budget is $10-25K (depending on how many options the car has) below current market values. Good luck!
     
  3. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    As the owner of a 2011 Roadster Sport 2.5, I pay attention to the market value of this particular model. Ecarfan is exactly right. Best of luck. If you find one with that low of price, inspect it very very closely - because the odds are high that something is wrong. Prices are going up, not down.
     
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    Be very careful of cars being advertised online at well below typical market values.
     
  6. Jaff

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    Same here Bonnie...to the OP, for the sale of a "valid" unit of what you desire, your price is way off...

     
  7. Nototrader

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    I think it's funny that the owners of the roadster are the ones complaining about the lower price point of the car. I was interested in a 2011 2.5 and called tesla and asked them what it was worth to them. I was told they won't go more than 55-60. So, people can ask what they want or think or hope it's worth more, but the market is the market. However, doesn't mean that at some point it doesn't deserve course and start gaining value, which I believe will happen eventually.
     
  8. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I based my response on what that model had been getting recently. But if you want to categorize that as 'complaining', not much I can do about that.
     
  9. supersnoop

    supersnoop Tesla Roadster #334

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    Tesla's trade-in values are typically 20% below private sale prices. So, that matches bonnie's estimate. And, with only 182 2011 Roadster Sports delivered to the USA, availability will be more limiting than price.
     
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    When we sold our Sig Model S to acquire the P85D, Tesla's trade in quote was over $10,000 less that I sold it for...that was on an 18 month old vehicle.

    No one is complaining, and please excuse us if we decide to sell our vehicles, but demand fair value.

    BTW, there is a vast difference between Roadster platforms, options, trim levels, condition, accessories, etc...it would be wrong to generalize a $5,000 range on a vehicle which sold between $100,000 and $200,000...

     
  11. Nototrader

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    "complaining" is from my limited vocabulary. But my point is that tesla trade in makes it hard to mentally purchase one of these cars. I was actually considering a 2.5 at what I thought was a pretty good deal. I called my tesla guy and was shocked when I asked him his opinion of value on that car. It's hard to purchase a car, knowing that vs tesla trade in, you are out of pocket 15-20k. No offense intended.
     
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    I do not see any "complaining" posts so far in this thread.
    I am confused by the part of your post where you say you were "interested" in a 2.5 Roadster (does that mean you wanted to buy one?) and asked Tesla what such a car was worth. Do you mean the open market values for Roadsters? Why would Tesla provide you with such information? Of course Tesla might provide you with what they would pay for a trade in.
    When I was looking to buy a Roadster in 2014 and Tesla was still selling CPO Roadsters, they were pricing 2.5 Sport models at well over $80K. My reading of the current market shows that values have not declined. And the announced availability of the 3.0 battery has likely contributed to holding values steady, if not boosting them.
     
  13. ecarfan

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    #13 ecarfan, Feb 23, 2016
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    When I was looking for a Roadster to buy in 2014 I found that sites like autotrader.com and cars.com and others frequently had cars posted at "to good to be true" prices. When I enquired about such cars I always got a story about how the car was perfect but it wasn't available for inspection or the owner was out of the country so could not answer questions but the car could be shipped immediately upon receipt of payment, yada yada yada. It was easy to spot the scams.
    I am not saying that the cars.com ad you linked to is a scam. I am only saying that one has to be careful with cars for sale online at "attractive" prices.
     
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    You are comparing apples to oranges here. Tesla like any other dealer will give wholesale when buying a car. Tesla will then turn around and add a good $10k or more before they sell it.
     
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    yes. Impromptu purchases are one of my weaknesses. So I've been all over the place recently. Somehow purchased a slightly used p85d this week and picking up my model X this week as well. So while a bit insane, I am certainly not a tesla basher. I found a really nice roadster on eBay for what I thought was a decent price (I don't remember exactly. I think hi 60s with extremely low miles). I called tesla to gauge what their trade in value was - as my worst case in case I didn't like it) and I was told it was max 55-60. If you knew me, you'd know that I am not one to bs.
     
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    Have to agree with others in this thread.

    You can't compare "Wholesale Trade-In" value with "Private Party Retail" value. Doesn't matter if it's a Tesla or a Kia...there's going to be a huge gap in those two prices.

    While we'd all like to buy a car and then, in 6 months...if we decided we didn't like it...sell it for what we paid for it, but that's not very realistic.
     
  17. DeedWest

    DeedWest 2011 Roadster 2.5 Sport #1438

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    Unfortunately, this car IS a scam.
    Texas Direct Auto sold this car for $74,780 in December of 2014. That buyer re-listed and sold the car for at least $10,000 higher on eBay in February of 2015.

    SINCE then, it's been re-listed on cars.com with minimal info, varying & inconsistent mileage, and the same photos posted on eBay from the original buyer.

    I've reported it twice, but I got tired of it when at times it was actually listed TWICE with different sellers and prices. It's kind of hilarious. Cars.com seems to be a loophole site for these types of scams. Be careful!
     
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    I am shocked, shocked I tell you to find fraudulent listings on cars.com! Who could have predicted such a thing...
     
  19. DeedWest

    DeedWest 2011 Roadster 2.5 Sport #1438

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    LOL...wish they could just be like AutoTrader or CarGurus and not stink so much...
     
  20. PokerBroker

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    Tesla offered me $35,000 for my 1.5 with 55,000 mi :) pass lol
     

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