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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:21 pm

Just be aware that Nissan keeps the tax credit in a lease as they still "own" the car - but will usually offer a bigger discount to offset that.


Last I knew they were still applying the full $7500 to the down payment.
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:52 pm

Magikal wrote:I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask or if there is a sticky I should read so please just tell me where to look if you would.

I'm interested in a least I live in North Carolina and I'm a lease noob. We have the $7500 fed tax thing and $10k for being Duke energy customer. What kind of leasing deal do I push for in a best case scenario?


I doubt the $10K is available on a lease through the utility rebate. It's written as purchase only in Ohio. There are reports of people getting an additional 4-5K off MSRP on a purchase though - for an ultimate total of $22,500 off.
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:12 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Just be aware that Nissan keeps the tax credit in a lease as they still "own" the car - but will usually offer a bigger discount to offset that.


Last I knew they were still applying the full $7500 to the down payment.


May be that the dealer has lots of discretion on how the total "discount/rebate/incentives" are allocated. The sales guy I talked with offered about a $14,000 total discount for the lease option - ostensibly to offset the loss of Fed tax credit. Does anyone know the real facts on how the individual's tax credit can be used by a leasing company?
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:10 am

Marktm wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:
Just be aware that Nissan keeps the tax credit in a lease as they still "own" the car - but will usually offer a bigger discount to offset that.


Last I knew they were still applying the full $7500 to the down payment.


May be that the dealer has lots of discretion on how the total "discount/rebate/incentives" are allocated. The sales guy I talked with offered about a $14,000 total discount for the lease option - ostensibly to offset the loss of Fed tax credit. Does anyone know the real facts on how the individual's tax credit can be used by a leasing company?


run away. Nissan isapplying the full tax credit as a down payment on lease. Any dealer who is doing if differently you need to avoid.
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:42 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:run away. Nissan isapplying the full tax credit as a down payment on lease. Any dealer who is doing if differently you need to avoid.


Since the guy was confused about the $7500 being a tax deduction (he insisted) rather than a credit, probably best to avoid him!
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:22 pm

Does anyone know the real facts on how the individual's tax credit can be used by a leasing company?


They can whatever they want with it - they own the car, not the lessee. GM keeps $5k of the $7500. Nissan applies it all to the down payment, thus passing it on to the lessee.
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:28 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Does anyone know the real facts on how the individual's tax credit can be used by a leasing company?


They can whatever they want with it - they own the car, not the lessee. GM keeps $5k of the $7500. Nissan applies it all to the down payment, thus passing it on to the lessee.


Agreed. It is entirely up to the leasing company as to how that money is handled. I am suspecting that the Dealers have a lot of say in it as well and are pocketing part of it and passing part of it on as a dealer promotion
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:58 am

AEP Ohio is now offering 10k off new 2017 Leaf. Finally

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