Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Trade-in

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Trade-in

  • Trade-in

  • Louis DeVito

    July 28, 2022 at 5:39 am

    Will financing the vehicle include the option for trade-in of the old vehicle?

  • Vernon Sinnott

    July 28, 2022 at 5:47 am

    I’d be interested in the answer to this too. My 2018 Jeep only has 32,000 km on it but I would have to sell it to help finance my purchase of the Aptera. Cannot afford 2 vehicles.

    • Dennis Swaney

      July 28, 2022 at 8:50 am

      Use Kelly Blue Book or Edmunds online to determine what your vehicle would get in a private party sale.

  • Lou Verner

    July 28, 2022 at 6:01 am

    In today’s hot market for used vehicles my guess is that you would be better off selling it yourself. Aptera unlikely to have capability to deal with trade-ins.

  • Robert Keith Harrigan

    July 28, 2022 at 7:03 am

    Aptera is a new car manufacturer I doubt they want to be in the used car business or in the car financing business. My advice is to make your Aptera purchase easy for you and them. Sell your vehicle and line up your financing ahead of time. Make sure your finance company is very clear about what vehicle you are buying. Arrange for insurance for your Aptera ahead of time also.

    • John Malcom

      July 28, 2022 at 7:52 am

      Second Robert’s comment.

      Trade ins is a dealer function where they can resell or auction off the trade in vehicle. Aptera will not have a dealer network with its accompanying high overhead expense. This is a reason Aptera can keep their prices lower. With the shortage of used car inventory you can sell it yourself or there are auto networks that will buy your vehicle without you having to purchase one from them. The short straw in either case is you need a clean title before the sale which means you need to pay the vehicle off before selling it.

      • Edward Cooper

        July 28, 2022 at 8:08 am

        Spot on John. I just recently did as you suggested with the 3rd party sale of a car to CarMax. I refused to accept an insultingly low-ball trade-in valuation, and CarMax honored the KBB valuation (after their own inspection, of course). For me, I will be giving my current car to my oldest when my Aptera is ready for me. I can’t wait!


          July 28, 2022 at 11:37 am

          FWIW Car Max has a big lot on Kearny Mesa about 30 miles South of the Carlsbad assembly building.

    • kerbe2705

      July 28, 2022 at 10:48 am

      @Robert Keith Harrigan I agree but Aptera has said that financing will eventually be available so – considering their production model – I’d guess they might contract-out financing to a third-party firm. The same might happen with trade-ins. Leasing could also be handled by a third party…

  • Patrick Liebknecht

    July 28, 2022 at 10:51 am

    Best bet… call carvana get a cash offer and make your trade go away, no way aptera will take in trades from all over the world with no dealer network to resell the trades.

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