Well, having done the same (swapped Twizy for a Fluence) at least you stayed true to size and me to the marque! I agree about your PX price though and it does prove that loading with aftermarket goodies does zip for the exchange value. I know folk mostly don’t talk about pricing, but it might be useful to others who are sourcing the cost of their outlays based on retail values.
I resisted the Twizy launch price of £7,000 for the Colour as with the ongoing battery lease I felt the investment was overpriced. I spotted one of the ex-demo ones for sale going at £3,850. It had 500m and had doors and windows as standard (nothing else). Ran it through the Summer and Winter with no issues and really enjoying it until I started complaining about a really sore neck the day after driving. It turned out the state of my local roads (and the hard Twizy ride) resulted in increasing pain - no doubt due to advancing years and pending decrepitness of the driver. After perusing Autotrader for residual values I came across another Renailt ZE, a Fluence.
Originally retailing at £24,000 this ex-demo model was going for just £7,350 plus the battery lease - now increased to £77pm. Fully loaded with leather, SatNav and a top spec, the issue was what could I expect for my Twizy in PX? I had covered 1,200m in my 8 months of ownership and it still looked as good as new. Without any haggling, the dealer offered a straight £3,500, just £100 short of what you got for your loaded version. What I did really appreciate however, was that the Twizy only cost me £350 which was very cost-effective. (Excl battery lease charges etc).
If I had purchased new, then clearly my loss would have been considerably more. It’s not often I can make the right decisions and feel I came out on top - but this was one of them. Spin forward a few weeks, the Twizy has gone and I have my replacement Fluence which - compared to my earlier EV - is like sitting on a fluffy cloud, even when going through potholes! I now see the dealer advertising my Twizy, and the price? £5,000. Clearly they want to make a profit - but £1,500 seems a tad over the top when I paid just £3,850 eight months earlier!
I do hope anyone that is interested has the good sense to negotiate and bring it down. Meanwhile, I remain a happy bunny - nobody looks and points at my car anymore…