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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:10 am
by jake14mw
On Nissan's website, I see offers of 0% financing, $2,500 bonus cash, $2,000 NMAC cash. Does anyone know whether these are real ADDITIONAL offers? I see the Bonus cash says there are residency requirements. Does anyone know if this is just the State rebates for some states disguised?

There is also a headline of a $139/month lease offer with $2,539 due at signing.

On the surface these look like good incentives.

Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:15 am
by salkin
jake14mw wrote:On Nissan's website, I see offers of 0% financing, $2,500 bonus cash, $2,000 NMAC cash. Does anyone know whether these are real ADDITIONAL offers? I see the Bonus cash says there are residency requirements. Does anyone know if this is just the State rebates for some states disguised?

There is also a headline of a $139/month lease offer with $2,539 due at signing.

On the surface these look like good incentives.

Unfortunately, there aren't any base S model without any option that would satisfy $139/month lease term. Best I could find in my area was S model with Quick Charge and All Weather option with floor mats, that rises MSRP by $3,305. This maybe a bait and trap for dealer to lure in potential buyers.

Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:25 pm
by iPlug
When the 2019 Leaf models come out with the ~60 kWh battery there will likely be ridiculously good fire sales/leases on the 2018 models.

We were not really looking to get anything less than a 60 kWh battery for our next vehicle upgrade, but if we can get a sweet deal on a 2018 model when our 2016 Leaf lease is up in April, we could conceivably go with that.

Figure another three-year lease and then there will be yet another steal, this time on a 60 kWh battery trim.

Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:56 pm
by LeftieBiker
When the 2019 Leaf models come out with the ~60 kWh battery there will likely be ridiculously good fire sales/leases on the 2018 models.


I don't agree, because the 60kwh Leaf will cost more, and 120+ miles of real world range is fine for a lot of people.

Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:18 pm
by iPlug
Huh? What does that have to do with the 2018 40kWh no active thermal management Leafs. Only that they will be sold at more of a discount.

When the 40kWh was about to roll out, there were crazy good deals on the 30kWh.

Why should this be different?

Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:29 pm
by BuffaloBillsfan
I need advice. (New to the forum btw) I've read the last few pages of this thread but haven't found what I'm looking for.
Where I live they are offering 0% for 72 months , $2500 off for one reason and also $2000 off for whatever other reason. My experian auto 8 score is currently 654, 6 points shy of teir 2 I think. I am planning to trade my car in if it doesn't sell by then, on the 27th and use a vehicle advantage program where someone haggles for you because who enjoys doing that? The guy on the phone told me he could match that price or beat it , how I have no idea. I also can get $1000 below the invoice price through where I work too. I want to buy a 2018 SL grey metallic with the only package they offer with that trim.

Do I stay with this idea of going in on the 27th, or wait until oct in the hopes that the price goes lower?

Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:34 pm
by LeftieBiker
Focusing just on the last question: there are two forces at play here. First, because of internal incentives, Nissan salescreatures are more eager to sell cars at the very end of a given month than at the beginning. OTOH, the discounts change from month to month (at the beginning of the month) and the incentives may increase. If you think that the car you want will be available through October, you might want to wait and see what the incentives are in October, and if you don't like them, wait till the end of October to strike a deal. If you want to make a deal now, for whatever reason, do it in the last 2-3 days of September, and offer less. They may take it.

Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:45 am
by powersurge
BuffaloBillsfan wrote:I need advice. (New to the forum btw) I've read the last few pages of this thread but haven't found what I'm looking for.

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With that credit score you really don't have much leverage to demand fire sale prices... Especially on the top of the line model, which shows your "exquisite" taste...

Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:57 pm
by Joe6pack
powersurge wrote:
BuffaloBillsfan wrote:I need advice. (New to the forum btw) I've read the last few pages of this thread but haven't found what I'm looking for.

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With that credit score you really don't have much leverage to demand fire sale prices... Especially on the top of the line model, which shows your "exquisite" taste...


Wow, aren't you a ray of sunshine welcoming a newcomer.

Now, for Billsfan's original question. September and October are both good months to buy a car in my opinion. There are a lot of distractions (school, sports) and uncertainty around elections. And, as Lefiie says, wait until the end of the month.

What I like to do is negotiate via email and text as I hate face to face. You will want to visit the dealership so you can meet your salesman and let them know you're real. Then, go home and follow up with email. Most dealers are used to it these days. Let them run your credit, it will let them know you're serious. You can work two dealers off each other this way too. I work everything out ahead of time, so all I have to do is go in and sign the paperwork. This way you also have a negotiation record in writing. Make very sure you get the interest rate in writing as they love to bait and switch at the finance table.

Good luck.

Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:29 am
by BuffaloBillsfan
I'm going to be using something called the "vehicle advantage program" and someone will do all of that dealership search/haggling so I don't have to. As far as the credit score goes, i read that the 0% is for qualifying tier 1 and 2 credit, and my score is 6 points shy of that (I believe tier 2 starts at 660) which will get slightly better next month. I've read that dealerships have the power to bump you up to the next best tier if they choose to.