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It remains possible to buy a brand new all-electric Coda Sedan, you just have to know where – and sometimes when – to look. Coda Automotive went bankrupt in May 2013, but we learned last September that Coda Cars had purchased the leftover stock of the company's EVs and would be selling them at "a substantial discount" through its website. That site still doesn't have any prices on it but the Coda was originally priced at $44,900 and then took a steep price drop down to $37,250. Recently, Coda Cars had a Coda EV on eBay but that ended at just $14,000 - below the reserve - with 24 bids.

Coda Cars had a Coda EV end its auction on eBay for just $14,000.

Rick Curtis, a former Coda dealer who now works with Coda Cars, told AutoblogGreen that interest in his leftover Codas has been outstanding. "We put a Coda on eBay from time to time but most of the time we are selling these from our website or referrals," he said. "We have been selling complete cars, gliders and a few rollers and have even been selling components to buyers worldwide." Curtis said Coda buyers have come from Russia, India, Hungary, China and Korea, as well as throughout the United States. Last fall, Curtis told us that Coda Cars had purchased 150 Coda vehicles: 100 gliders and 50 full vehicles.

Coda Cars, made up of Club Auto Sales and Ready Remarketing, is also working on "a few other projects," Curtis said, which makes us thing about the deal he hinted at in September about new EV batteries being produced by Coda Energy some day. Who knows where the story goes from here.


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      ihatedavebushell
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ya selling like hotcakes, we just put one on ebay from time to time - sounds like they have run out of dummies to pay actual money for them and now hoping they can unload them on ebay - 14k still sounds like too much to me!
      jebibudala
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd pay $10k cash for a full vehicle, not a penny more.
        danfred311
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jebibudala
        Some few might be willing to pay 10k$ for the drivetrain but it's too much.
        EVnerdGene
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jebibudala
        full of what ?
          danfred311
          • 1 Year Ago
          @EVnerdGene
          batteries. most of the remaining cars don't have batteries.
          EVnerdGene
          • 1 Year Ago
          @EVnerdGene
          So the drivetrain might be worth $10k to the hobbiest, and the batteries plus charger might be worth $10k to the hobbiest. Seats, tires and wheels, wipers, window regulators, etc. etc. They can sell them for more by parting them out. Ebay here we come.
      Soccer Mom
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who would have thought that a combination of 15-year-old Japanese "made-in-China" econo-box knock-off and a DIY electric drive sold at $44K is not a very good deal?
        JakeY
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Soccer Mom
        To be fair, the Hafei Saibao which the Coda was based on was not a "knock-off". It was legitimately licensed from Mitsubishi.
      eric
      • 1 Year Ago
      Glad to see the comment system is working so well. /s
      • 1 Year Ago
      How many of you self-proclaimed experts own one? I do. This car delivers on every promise!
      eric
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just for accuracy's sake, the eBay listing at $14,000 didn't meet the reserve.
      Spec
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well I presume the $7500 would apply, so $14K would have been a great bargain for a full car. It has a nice big battery with a nice range. Hmmm. However, the gliders are worthless, IMHO.
        Kenwood
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Spec
        I don't think so. Since Coda CARS bought them and is now reselling them, they may be termed as "used" vehicles.
          eric
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Kenwood
          From the Auction: "This auction is for a brand new 2012 Coda Electric Car that is a freeway speed EV that has the best range in its class. This is a car comes with a Manufactures Statement of Origin. As it was never registered prior it may qualify for Federal and or State incentives, make sure you check in your area to if this vehicle qualifies or not for incentives."
      Aaron
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sounds like a good deal until you remember the Coda sedan had a 2 star crash test rating.
        offib
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Aaron
        I think it got 4 stars overall, but it got 2 in the frontal crash test. No surprises then from a 15 year old chassis design.
        bootsnchaps60
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Aaron
        Didn't the Tata Nano have a 0?
      sp33dklz
      • 1 Year Ago
      What? They can't sell them?
      sebringc5
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jack Rickard from EVTV already bought many individual components out of these new cars for sale in conversions. It's nice to have access to OEM quality parts, and with his bankroll he can do what many businesses wish they could do. It's funny cause Jack mentioned in this weeks show how early on BYD didn't know how to talk or relate to the DIY crowd. And years later they come to him to buy the leftover wares. All the best, Aaron Lephart smartcar451.com
      Levine Levine
      • 1 Year Ago
      Rick Curtis is another one of those filthy dirty-alley used car salesman who look you straight in the eye and lie. Code is dead. Sales are dead for all practical purpose. But Curtis says he puts a Code on "Ebay from time to time," which is a euphemism to having a fire sale without sounding the alarm. As there are many more EVs on the market bearing major auto brand names, the market for the discontinued Code has dried up. Curtis had gambled, miscalculated the risk, and lost in buying the remaining Codes from bankruptcy court. And he's desperate to unload the dinosaur Coda on any unsuspecting EV novice. Watch out! He is lurking behind that dark slimy street corner ready to pound.
      sebringc5
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ack, meant CODA!
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