Benagami wrote:In Massachusetts we're required by our lemon law to disclose any defects in our cars to prospective buyers - even in a private sale. The list of i3 defects continues to expand, from drive train errors, to motor mounts, to miscalculations by the GOM. By the time I finish disclosing these problems my car will be worth nothing.
If your car went through the recall for the motor mounts, IMHO, it is no longer a defect. IF you did NOT take the car in, I find that kind of a big mistake. If the car does not have any open recalls or service campaigns applicable to it, it should not be considered a defect. If a reason was discovered, and then fixed, IMHO, it is no longer a defect, but is part of the service history. ALL cars have some service campaigns against them, and it is rare that there isn't a recall or two on them, especially when a new model.
The i3 (and most EVs) have a big depreciation hit on them from retail, partly because the market is limited, people are scared of new things, and many people realize that they can get $7500 tax credit on a new one, so that already makes the car 'worth' less on the used market place.