Phatcat73
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Wed May 31, 2017 7:34 am

Thats a sweet deal. Is the CA $2500 rebate baked into the deal or a separate check coming your way? In IL we leased a similar 2016 SV w/o cargo cover for $0 down, 257 / month. 12k back in Jan
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drhlee1
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Wed May 31, 2017 11:29 am

Phatcat73 wrote:Thats a sweet deal. Is the CA $2500 rebate baked into the deal or a separate check coming your way? In IL we leased a similar 2016 SV w/o cargo cover for $0 down, 257 / month. 12k back in Jan


The $205 is before the $2500 CA Rebates.
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:23 pm

There is a "deal" in most major cities in Texas - in round numbers:
Say MSRP is $35,000
Less $10,000 EvGo/Nissan Incentive
Plus $1900 TTL
Less $7500 Fed tax credit
Plus 2 years free EVGo $$$?
Total drive out - $19,500

The dealer also currently has a $5600 discount and $4000 factory rebate. Can the dealer dip into these also? As I'm not too serious right now, I did not press. The lease arrangement, with no down payment, straight monthly payment totals, plus residual comes out a couple of thousand more.

Seems quite good for the 30KWH version.
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:40 pm

Marktm wrote:There is a "deal" in most major cities in Texas - in round numbers:
Say MSRP is $35,000
Less $10,000 EvGo/Nissan Incentive
Plus $1900 TTL
Less $7500 Fed tax credit
Plus 2 years free EVGo $$$?
Total drive out - $19,500

The dealer also currently has a $5600 discount and $4000 factory rebate. Can the dealer dip into these also? As I'm not too serious right now, I did not press. The lease arrangement, with no down payment, straight monthly payment totals, plus residual comes out a couple of thousand more.

Seems quite good for the 30KWH version.


Nissan does have the $10,000 off program with my employer. However, the two local dealers they pick for this program does not offer very good discount on car.

I just login to NMAC to look at my pay off balance, this is before I even make my first payment, the pay off is $16,593. With $395 disposition fee, $150 dealer fees, and taxes it comes out to $18,637.58. After the CA state rebate and PGE rebate, the final cost would be $15,637.575 if were to buy it from Nissan today. This may be an unconventional way to buy a Leaf, but you don't have wait until the end of the year to get your $7500 back from the tax return.

I plan to ride out the full lease to see how the battery is doing toward the end of the lease. The residual is $10,011 after three year. Nissan may give us a few thousand dollars off to buy the car since Leaf 2 will be out for a year or two already.
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:23 am

Marktm wrote:There is a "deal" in most major cities in Texas - in round numbers:
Say MSRP is $35,000
Less $10,000 EvGo/Nissan Incentive
Plus $1900 TTL
Less $7500 Fed tax credit
Plus 2 years free EVGo $$$?
Total drive out - $19,500

The dealer also currently has a $5600 discount and $4000 factory rebate. Can the dealer dip into these also? As I'm not too serious right now, I did not press. The lease arrangement, with no down payment, straight monthly payment totals, plus residual comes out a couple of thousand more.

Seems quite good for the 30KWH version.


Not a good deal from what I have been seeing. Deals are better now than when I got mine and mine was $17,1ish K lease to purchase, all in cost. I have seen a few in the mid 15's on SVs. Mine was an S (FYI 2016 S is ONLY S trim that came with charge package standard. Trivia question...)

My price was possible because of the additional dealer incentives that were in the $4K range I think. My Nissan incentive was "only" $8 K iirc
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:28 am

drhlee1 wrote:
Marktm wrote:There is a "deal" in most major cities in Texas - in round numbers:
Say MSRP is $35,000
Less $10,000 EvGo/Nissan Incentive
Plus $1900 TTL
Less $7500 Fed tax credit
Plus 2 years free EVGo $$$?
Total drive out - $19,500

The dealer also currently has a $5600 discount and $4000 factory rebate. Can the dealer dip into these also? As I'm not too serious right now, I did not press. The lease arrangement, with no down payment, straight monthly payment totals, plus residual comes out a couple of thousand more.

Seems quite good for the 30KWH version.


Nissan does have the $10,000 off program with my employer. However, the two local dealers they pick for this program does not offer very good discount on car.

I just login to NMAC to look at my pay off balance, this is before I even make my first payment, the pay off is $16,593. With $395 disposition fee, $150 dealer fees, and taxes it comes out to $18,637.58. After the CA state rebate and PGE rebate, the final cost would be $15,637.575 if were to buy it from Nissan today. This may be an unconventional way to buy a Leaf, but you don't have wait until the end of the year to get your $7500 back from the tax return.

I plan to ride out the full lease to see how the battery is doing toward the end of the lease. The residual is $10,011 after three year. Nissan may give us a few thousand dollars off to buy the car since Leaf 2 will be out for a year or two already.


Not nearly as unconventional as you think. I know several people who did this simply because they could not afford to buy a LEAF. Ride your lease as long as you can because

* You are currently getting a near zero interest loan on the lease term
* There is a possibility you can negotiate a lower residual buyout price.
* I know 3 people personally who did not pay the disposition fee on the purchase including one person who didn't pay dealer fees either. His only charge was a title transfer fee and I think he said that was under $20.

This all means that the dealer is getting paid by NMAC to sell lease returns so guessing whatever discount of residual you are getting is being shared.
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:58 am

Marktm wrote:The dealer also currently has a $5600 discount and $4000 factory rebate. Can the dealer dip into these also?


Has anyone been able to negotiate the starting price below MSRP by obtaining part (or all) of the dealer or factory "deals" in addition to the EvGo (or whatever) rebate?
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:33 pm

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?

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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:51 pm

Go for $0 down, because you lose any down payment if the car is totaled. If you can get a better deal (lower total lease cost) by putting something down, only put down as much as you are willing to risk losing. Since you have that extra $10k being applied, in your case it probably isn't worth risking a down payment.
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:37 am

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?


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. The charge to carry the money is very low (almost 0%), so 0 down is usually the best deal.
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