Jumped a few hoops before I could make this post, but it’s (almost) settled now so I decided to finally post this.
Said goodbye to my 2022 Kia Niro EV two weeks ago. Being my second EV, my only complaint with the Leaf was the range, and the Niro was definitely more than adequate for my needs, maybe even giving me more opportunity as I drove almost 10k miles in 5 months. Wasn’t planning on selling but with the mileage I do and what I was being offered I needed to do it.
2022 Kia Niro EV EX
Graphite Grey / Black
Cold Weather Pkg
Original Adjusted Capitalized Cost (01/2021): $32,332.69
Current Dealer Lease Payoff (05/2022): $31,178
Agreed Upon Buyout Price: $37,000
Balance (paid by check) $5,882
5 payments of $379.89 = $1,899.45
"Net-Profit" : $3,982.55
/ 5 months = $796.51 p/mo PROFIT
This was the highest offer that I got by 3k, but the dealer was located 2.5 hours away. I was ready to drive it down and rent a one-way rental car on the way back, then they offered to PICK IT UP, couldn’t be happier.
Driving electric has been great, and having free L2 charging on campus at my school and a free DCFC charger at a local Nissan dealer, it cost me nothing to drive it, I didn’t even bring it in for my first service (tire rotation & fluid… all an EV needs) which was free
Now time to go over-pay for it’s replacement… unless I have other tricks up my sleeve
Nothing , I’m home from college for the summer so I use my parents cars when need be, or rely on the kindness of my friends. Slowly going insane, might get something temporarily and take a little loss.
I was trying to do what @HN308 is suggesting but after test driving the car is extremely overpriced, I can see values on these dropping sooner rather then later. Wasn’t worth the risk for me as I was planning to drive it for 6 months.