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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:10 pm

craig wrote:I've noticed that some of the higher end local used car dealers are starting to buy off-lease Leafs at out of state auctions and offer them to the public. They don't know much about them, but must feel that there is a market for affordable electrics.


there are a few in the NW that can't keep them on the lot long enough to research. One guy who wants one. sees an ad, goes online to ask our opinion of the car, we give it to him, he goes back to car dealer and the car is already gone. total time; usually a day, sometimes only a few hours
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:21 pm

craig wrote:I've noticed that some of the higher end local used car dealers are starting to buy off-lease Leafs at out of state auctions and offer them to the public. They don't know much about them, but must feel that there is a market for affordable electrics.


I'm seeing that, too. Lots of Georgia '15s around right now.
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:46 pm

powagoat wrote:
craig wrote:I've noticed that some of the higher end local used car dealers are starting to buy off-lease Leafs at out of state auctions and offer them to the public. They don't know much about them, but must feel that there is a market for affordable electrics.


I'm seeing that, too. Lots of Georgia '15s around right now.
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:02 pm

There is exactly one 2016 Leaf SV with Premium left in my region. I can lease it for $2100 down (plus tax) and $316 a month, with a residual of $11k. I'm not impressed with that offer, but it may be my best less expensive alternative to a Bolt lease in which I wouldn't be able to afford to buy the car later. Thoughts? If they'd fixed the little things like no adjustable charge limit and those awful high beams I'd be more enthused...
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:15 pm

I'm about to break down and pay the $10500 the local dealer wants. I was looking to get it to $9500 but that's not happening.

I tried to see what kinds of deals I could get on a new one but leasing just doesn't make sense to me - if I buy it at that price, drive it for 3 years, then trade it in for $5000 I'm out $6500 with taxes and doc fees. A lease at $316/month will drain you for $11300 after 3 years with nothing to show for it.
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:01 pm

powagoat wrote:I'm about to break down and pay the $10500 the local dealer wants. I was looking to get it to $9500 but that's not happening..


What are you buying out?

What year?

what is the balance on the lease, shown on the Nissan finance website? not the residual (balance at the end of the lease) but the balance right now?

You can buy out your lease with any Nissan dealer. it doesn't even need to be in your state, but it tends to be easier when you need to get them your registration and sorting out plates, taxes and such. i suppose.
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:06 pm

powagoat wrote:I'm about to break down and pay the $10500 the local dealer wants. I was looking to get it to $9500 but that's not happening.

I tried to see what kinds of deals I could get on a new one but leasing just doesn't make sense to me - if I buy it at that price, drive it for 3 years, then trade it in for $5000 I'm out $6500 with taxes and doc fees. A lease at $316/month will drain you for $11300 after 3 years with nothing to show for it.


Look at the residual. In the lease I mention above your post, the residual is $11k, meaning I can then buy the car for that much. That's about $4k below the likely market value. That in turns means that the lease has built some equity in the car, so it's only completely lost money if I turn the car in.
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:24 am

DuncanCunningham wrote:
What are you buying out?

What year?


Details in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=23421

But it's a 2015 (Really legitimately - the original dealer got it in 12/2014 and it got leased 1/2015). Battery's in great shape, 12k miles. Ultimately it became clear that this was a great car and a good price for what it is.
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:31 am

powagoat wrote:Details in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=23421

But it's a 2015 (Really legitimately - the original dealer got it in 12/2014 and it got leased 1/2015). Battery's in great shape, 12k miles. Ultimately it became clear that this was a great car and a good price for what it is.
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:49 am

powagoat wrote:I'm about to break down and pay the $10500 the local dealer wants. I was looking to get it to $9500 but that's not happening.

I tried to see what kinds of deals I could get on a new one but leasing just doesn't make sense to me - if I buy it at that price, drive it for 3 years, then trade it in for $5000 I'm out $6500 with taxes and doc fees. A lease at $316/month will drain you for $11300 after 3 years with nothing to show for it.


well you should drive it around instead of just letting it sit there! oh you did that? ok so your "nothing to show for it" statement isn't exactly true then...

Is there another dealer you can talk to? I find it difficult to believe they cant give you a better discount than that. It is NMAC that sets the price and it sounds to me that your dealer is simply being too greedy.
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