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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:58 am
by AlanSqB
After the stealership experience of trying to buy out my 2015, not just no, but hell no. Nissan has lost me as a customer. The 2018 is lipstick on a pig. Still no TMS, still toy car range.

I now have 1.5 months left before end of lease. I would still buy it out if I could get at least a $4 k discount, my kids need a city car. But I’m not going to make a second job of trying to find a decent deal.

Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:41 am
by DaveinOlyWA
AlanSqB wrote:After the stealership experience of trying to buy out my 2015, not just no, but hell no. Nissan has lost me as a customer. The 2018 is lipstick on a pig. Still no TMS, still toy car range.

I now have 1.5 months left before end of lease. I would still buy it out if I could get at least a $4 k discount, my kids need a city car. But I’m not going to make a second job of trying to find a decent deal.



Don't give up. I would email every dealer in your state or anyone else you care to contact searching for the best buyout offer. My LEAF was bought for roughly $1400 under its remaining residual by my insurance company. Its possible the insurance company simply has more pull or NMAC will deal if pushed? I dk but I do know it meant cash in hand.

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2018/01 ... -near.html

Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:42 am
by DaveinOlyWA
kawan999 wrote:Anyone reserved a 2018 Leaf?


I have but it hasn't done anything for me....yet

Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:26 pm
by LeftieBiker
AlanSqB wrote:After the stealership experience of trying to buy out my 2015, not just no, but hell no. Nissan has lost me as a customer. The 2018 is lipstick on a pig. Still no TMS, still toy car range.

I now have 1.5 months left before end of lease. I would still buy it out if I could get at least a $4 k discount, my kids need a city car. But I’m not going to make a second job of trying to find a decent deal.


Look for a 2017 Bolt LT. With your state's discount you should be able to get one fairly cheap. It may have to be shipped in from elsewhere, though.

Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:56 pm
by RobertM
AlanSqB wrote: I would still buy it out if I could get at least a $4 k discount.


That's where I am now. With 3 dealers telling me there is no discount, I'm wondering if it could be a regional issue.

Filled out the reservation form a while ago, so will definitely test drive the 2018 when it finally arrives. Would love to keep the current one, so will still contact 2 of the dealers later this month to check once more, but it just might be very nice to bump up to 151 miles, or 238 if I go with a Bolt.

Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:20 pm
by AlanSqB
I picked up a Honda Clarity PHEV today. Super nice car. It will hold me over until Tesla quality improves or until other mfrs catch up to them.

The LEAF will go back in two weeks. Congrats to whoever in Norway ends up with it. It was a fun ride and a good car.

Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:01 am
by AlanSqB
Ok, mainly because I'm a glutton for punishment, I'm sending inquiries to dealers for a buyout amount again. My local dealer quoted me a ridiculous reduction that amounted to less than $1000 and then told me that was before fees!!! BTW that was Tynans Nissan and based on my experiences with them, nobody in my family will ever purchase from them again. This is just the last in a long line of crap from that group.

Wish me luck. The kids still need a car and if I can get this thing under $8500, I'll jump. With an $11,700 residual, I'm not holding my breath though. If it doesn't work out, the return is scheduled for the 24th and I'll happily send it on it's way with my crappy lease term fees and whatever arbitrary number they come up with for imaginary damage. Judging how my dealings with NMAC have gone so far, I'm sure there will be something.

Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:07 am
by DaveinOlyWA
Don't give up. I know someone who was offered $2500 off their 2015. They aren't sure they want to take it or get a 2018 but they have 2 weeks to think about it.

Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:26 am
by DuncanCunningham
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.

Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:03 pm
by AlanSqB
I'm asking for what amounts to about a $4000 lease residual reduction. Current residual is $11,700 and I want the car for no more than $8500 all-in.

I've got a few responses back as they're "working on it" with their finance managers...I hate stealership garbage talk. Will update.