AlanSqB
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Location: Fort Collins, CO

Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:05 pm

DuncanCunningham wrote:After seeing all of this I feel a little guilty getting $8000 off our 2015 residual last February, over a year before the leased ended. We bought our car for $8960 plus $500 markup for the dealership and the usual fees, taxes etc. So I think it was $9700 in all but at the time you could see listings for 2015 S for about $9000 in our area. I was glad I didn't wait but you never know. By June this year used Leafs might be flooding the market again? But I think general EV acceptance is on the rise and last year the very low price of Nissan leaf got lots of interest.


You really did hit the sweet spot. I think the dealers got tired of being cut out of the deal by NMAC and complained so that's why were in our current situation. Was so much better when the deals were clear and in the open.

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72andsunny
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:56 pm

Has anyone with a low residual value (say $8500 at lease end) managed to negotiate a further discount to purchase it? I’m on the fence...

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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:00 pm

72andsunny wrote:Has anyone with a low residual value (say $8500 at lease end) managed to negotiate a further discount to purchase it? I’m on the fence...

I think what dealerships do now is that they look at the price of your car then compare that with the market and then either give you a deal if it's worth it to them or take it off your hands and resell it themselves. Either way the dealership gets the dibs on making money or not bothering.
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:06 pm

DuncanCunningham wrote:
72andsunny wrote:Has anyone with a low residual value (say $8500 at lease end) managed to negotiate a further discount to purchase it? I’m on the fence...

I think what dealerships do now is that they look at the price of your car then compare that with the market and then either give you a deal if it's worth it to them or take it off your hands and resell it themselves. Either way the dealership gets the dibs on making money or not bothering.


You will never know until you try. Times change, conditions change and right now used LEAF values are thru the roof but with 2018's coming available, the used car market will start to drop. But, I have pretty strong evidence that the car's value is preset by NMAC. On my 2013, I received a crazy offer that I tossed because it "seemed" too good to be true. Well, it likely was true, at least in part.


I turned my 2013 in when I picked up my 2016 and 3 days later, my NMAC account received a payment for $400 less than the unbelievable offer I had received 6 months earlier. So I can believe that I now know what the perk to the dealership to sell lease returns but in reality, the dealership made a quick 60% profit because it was gone just over a month later.
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EVforRobert
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Location: SF Bay Area

Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:11 am

Has anyone in CA tried getting a lease extension lately? I would like to keep my 15 LEAF until 2019 and then get a car eligible for the new HOV sticker.
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gmikol
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Location: WA State

Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:39 pm

EVforRobert wrote:Has anyone in CA tried getting a lease extension lately? I would like to keep my 15 LEAF until 2019 and then get a car eligible for the new HOV sticker.


Just got new paperwork from NMAC in the mail today. Not all the way to 2019, but it's a start...

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