LeftieBiker
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:01 pm

Having failed utterly to get a local dealership to give me a payoff offer over email or phone (they all want me to "come in" to "talk") I tried the Nissan finance portal, because I also needed my account number to call the Leaf Specialist line to ask about a lease extension. Lo and Behold: they have a Payoff Quote calculator. Put in "Dealer Assisted" as the reason and you get about $1200 off the residual. In my case that's still over $17k, but at least I found out without having to talk to salesvermin. I suggest the rest of you follow suit.

As for lease extensions: I told the woman that I needed to wait for a 2019 60kwh Leaf. her response was 'I'm sorry but we don't have any extensions listed for that reason.' I then asked if she had any listed for ANY reason. She hesitated, and then replied "No." So there might possibly be an extension given if you can guess the correct reason, or there might not. I suggest the next person try "They don't have any of the model Leaf I want/need in stock here" as the reason...
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Nubo
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:16 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:Having failed utterly to get a local dealership to give me a payoff offer over email or phone (they all want me to "come in" to "talk") I tried the Nissan finance portal, because I also needed my account number to call the Leaf Specialist line to ask about a lease extension. Lo and Behold: they have a Payoff Quote calculator. Put in "Dealer Assisted" as the reason and you get about $1200 off the residual. In my case that's still over $17k, but at least I found out without having to talk to salesvermin. I suggest the rest of you follow suit.

As for lease extensions: I told the woman that I needed to wait for a 2019 60kwh Leaf. her response was 'I'm sorry but we don't have any extensions listed for that reason.' I then asked if she had any listed for ANY reason. She hesitated, and then replied "No." So there might possibly be an extension given if you can guess the correct reason, or there might not. I suggest the next person try "They don't have any of the model Leaf I want/need in stock here" as the reason...


Useful info. Did you have to guess about the "dealer assisted" option too, or was that built-in to the calculator?

I was given the same info regarding 2019 as reason for lease extension -- not being offered. They told me an extension would be considered for purchase of 2018 but only if I was already waiting for an order. I.e., to "tide me over until delivery".
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

TRW
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:36 pm

I just had my lease return inspection done this morning by AIM. The inspector told me the report should be available within few hours, does anyone know how can I retrieve it? Can I download it from Nissan website or will AIM email me a copy? Thanks.

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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:03 pm

Useful info. Did you have to guess about the "dealer assisted" option too, or was that built-in to the calculator?


Nope, the calculator is right on the page, with three options. Dealer Assisted gives you the discounted price, probably based on an averaged portion going to the dealer. The other two give you the full residual, I think.
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:27 pm

TRW wrote:I just had my lease return inspection done this morning by AIM. The inspector told me the report should be available within few hours, does anyone know how can I retrieve it? Can I download it from Nissan website or will AIM email me a copy? Thanks.


hmmm, well that is different. My inspector printed mine out about 10 mins after the inspection was over. Since Nissan is the 3rd party in this process, I am guessing you would have go to the inspector website. He has your email, right? Wait for his link
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:55 am

TRW wrote:I just had my lease return inspection done this morning by AIM. The inspector told me the report should be available within few hours, does anyone know how can I retrieve it? Can I download it from Nissan website or will AIM email me a copy? Thanks.

I was emailed mine before the inspector left.
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:15 pm

Thanks for the replies. Called this morning and report was emailed to me one hour later.

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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:51 am

We bought out our 24K miles, '15 Nissan Leaf S (no qc) at local Nissan dealer yesterday. Purchased the car with loan from NMAC. Happy with car and deal. Here it is:

MSRP- $30,620. Includes $29,010 base price + $850 destination + splash guards, floor mats, cargo mat, and cargo cover.
Lease Payments- $9,504 ($264x36). Includes NMAC/dealer discounts, 7% sales tax, $199 doc. fee, $1.25 tire fee, and $595 acquisition fee.
Buyout Price- $9,194.00 ($11,601.40 Contract Buyout Price less $2,407.40 Nissan Discount).
Purchase Amount- $10,336.58. Includes 7% sales tax and dealer fees ($199 document and $300 purchase).
Total Paid- $19,840.58

Notes- Live in Southern IN, USA with very few BEVS on the road and no state, local, or utility rebates available. We've seen app. 5 Leafs, 5 Volts, 3 BMW i3s, and 4 Teslas total in the last 3 years. In other words, local auction prices for BEVs are likely low in our 250K metro area due to poor consumer demand. I contacted NMAC about the available buyout discount after clueless local monopoly Nissan dealer finance person said no discount is available. NMAC mentioned program that is available to dealers, after I told them that other customers have reported (online) getting such discounts. Contacted local dealer finance person again, maybe a different person this time, and he looked it up on computer and found it. I contacted another Nissan dealer 40 miles away and they were even more clueless, but later got back to me and offered measly $1K discount on contract price. I'm not sure if contacting NMAC was the reason for getting the discount, but persistence does pay off. The discount does vary from month to month and likely by location. Maybe no QC port also lowers resale value and increases discount because it reduces export potential?

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mantar
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:25 am

Is it true you can take it 10 days late after the lease expires? I called NMAC and they seem to confirm. Just wanted to make sure this is 100%.

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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:14 am

I had a real hard time to return my leased 2015 Leaf-S in San Jose, California. 2 of my nearest dealers kept refusing to take back my leased vehicle because they apparently don't have any space left to take the car. They kept saying that Nissan is not taking the cars off their lot - it looked like some kind of turf war. I finally managed to return it in Sunnyvale Nissan (after a small scare). Not a great experience overall.

I did not consider buying off the car mainly because of California's new rules with the white sticker/red sticker.

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