mantar
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:28 am

Also, has anyone had an experience where they found more damage after the return than the inspector deemed reportable?

LeftieBiker
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:10 pm

mantar wrote: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%.


Use the NMAC website live chat feature, and have the transcript emailed to you.

EDIT: It appears that the NMAC people just hand you off to the Leaf specialists for all lease questions, now. There is little point in using the chat on that site.
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:07 pm

mantar wrote: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%.


I was told same thing by Nisan on phone. There is 10 days grace period for return.
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hsriser
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:09 pm

Any one knows knowledgeable dealers in Orange County, CA area who I can approach for lease buyout? I haven't had any success with a few so far. I think the trick is to reach the right person within these dealerships.
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LeftieBiker
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:14 pm

For anyone trying to get a further lease extension: apparently their computer system only allows for 35 months of extensions. Once you hit that hard limit, no more are given.
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:19 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:For anyone trying to get a further lease extension: apparently their computer system only allows for 35 months of extensions. Once you hit that hard limit, no more are given.


My 11 months lease extension is ending in July. They will not allow me to get more extension. No reason given.
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LeftieBiker
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:13 pm

I think that you can get one if A: you have less than 35 months of extensions, and B: you are waiting for a factory order from Nissan.
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:34 am

I called right before turning in my 15 what the options were for extending. They said up to 4 months max and no free months. I would have had to pay for a full year of registration for only 4 months so I went with an '18.
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:26 am

azh4x00r wrote:Also, anyone who has a copy of bulletin 17-1-2177 that lists out the incentives and would be willing to share would also be doing me (and likely others) a solid. Context: Guy in reddit thread who just did a buyout documenting his process: https://www.reddit.com/r/leaf/comments/ ... se_2015_s/


Just another data point to confirm that the era of really great lease buyout deals seems to be over now. But there are still some discounts below residual to be had.

I had a 2015 Nissan Leaf on a 36 month lease. At the end of the lease, my residual was about $11,000. I managed to negotiate the buyout price down to about $10,100. The dealer showed me a document (bulletin 18-1-2033) listing that this is the minimum price to which Nissan allows dealers to discount these cars.

Here's the full table from March 2018. I hope others find it helpful: https://imgur.com/VVdflmb

My dealer did end up tacking on an additional $395 "Transfer fee" which he claimed was standard. (This sounds fishy to me still -- I thought it was the $300 buyout fee I was supposed to pay.) With TX state taxes/fees, I was out the door for $11,500, which made sense for me when considering the alternatives. I wish I had been paying attention a few months ago...the healthy used market for the Leaf is making it harder to negotiate strong buyout deals.

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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:53 am

The 'transfer fee' does seem fishy...

I'm in the process of reversing the modifications I made during my lease. The spare tire is now gone. I just need to remove the battery maintainer lead and do something with the little hole it will leave. I wish I felt better about getting a brand new Leaf, but between the features I'll be giving up and the worries about battery heating (I'm actually getting a silver one instead of the scarlet I really want, just because of this!) it just seems like a big hassle, no thrill involved.
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