LeafieGreens wrote:I just discovered this thread... How long has Nissan been offering multi-thousand dollar incentives for folks to buy out their leases? Is this trend expected to continue? I know it couldn't be counted on 100%, but that might factor into my decision on whether to buy a 2017 now vs lease a 2017 for two years, then buy it out.
What you are really asking is for how long will it be in Nissan's advantage to do so. Remember, the alternative is for you to turn the car in to them and they resell it. If resale value of 2 to 3 year old LEAFs remains substantially below the contract residual of lease return cars, it will continue to be in their interest to offer a several thousand dollar incentive. The new vehicles coming onto the market right now including the LEAF 2 can do nothing but drive the value of a used LEAF lower in my opinion. In other words, I expect the incentives to continue.