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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:21 pm
by LeftieBiker
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.

Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:52 pm
by silverone
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.

Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:12 am
by Marktm
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?

Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:10 am
by DaveinOlyWA
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.

Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:42 pm
by Marktm
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!

Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:22 pm
by LeftieBiker
Does anyone know the real facts on how the individual's tax credit can be used by a leasing company?
They can do 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.

Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:28 am
by DaveinOlyWA
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

Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:58 am
by pyromancy5
AEP Ohio is now offering 10k off new 2017 Leaf. Finally

Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:45 pm
by outspoken
I am interested in a leaf because my local electric company is offering $10k off. I am sorry if this has already been answered but I looked through several threads and did not see this addressed:

1) If I buy a 2017 Nissan leaf with the $10k off from the electric company, can I still negotiate off the MSRP sticker price? How likely would it be that the dealer knocks another $4k off?

2) I have heard if you finance your leaf through nissan finance they give you $4,000 cash back. Can you combine the $4k from nissan finance with the $10k from the electric company rebate?

So would I be able to do this...

2017 Nissan Leaf SV: $34,000 (roughly)
-$10k electric company rebate
-$4k nissan financing cashback
-$4k let's say off MSRP negotiating with dealer
-$7500 federal tax credit

total: $9,000

Is that possible?

Also, I searched Nissans website and only found 30 2017 Nissan leafs in stock at Nissan dealerships near me. Is it possible there's more? That doesnt seem like a lot and I would assume dealerships would be bursting with leafs with gas prices dropping like a rock.

Thanks in advance!

Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:26 am
by DaveinOlyWA
outspoken wrote:I am interested in a leaf because my local electric company is offering $10k off. I am sorry if this has already been answered but I looked through several threads and did not see this addressed:

1) If I buy a 2017 Nissan leaf with the $10k off from the electric company, can I still negotiate off the MSRP sticker price? How likely would it be that the dealer knocks another $4k off?

2) I have heard if you finance your leaf through nissan finance they give you $4,000 cash back. Can you combine the $4k from nissan finance with the $10k from the electric company rebate?

So would I be able to do this...

2017 Nissan Leaf SV: $34,000 (roughly)
-$10k electric company rebate
-$4k nissan financing cashback
-$4k let's say off MSRP negotiating with dealer
-$7500 federal tax credit

total: $9,000

Is that possible?

Also, I searched Nissans website and only found 30 2017 Nissan leafs in stock at Nissan dealerships near me. Is it possible there's more? That doesnt seem like a lot and I would assume dealerships would be bursting with leafs with gas prices dropping like a rock.

Thanks in advance!
sure anything is possible but pretty sure you can only take either Nissan factory cash or the local electric company offer (which btw, is NOT a rebate)

As far as your "availability" comment? Not sure I understand why you would think the lots would be overflowing if such great deals were at hand.