Hello, and thanks to everyone who has contributed to this very long thread. I have ready every post and learned a lot from your contributions.
We originally leased a 2012 Leaf S for $2000 down and $220 a month - two years, 24,000 miles. That lease was then extended by NMAC for an additional year with 3 months free. This same Leaf was then returned in excellent shape and any minor scratches were waived under the $500 trade in limit. A great deal you say? I agree, but it gets better.
We then drove home with 2 replacement 2016 S w/QC 24,000 miles, 2 year lease at $99/month each. I have yet to see anyone come close to this figure, essentially free cars.
We are now at the end of the lease, and mid way through a 6 month extension. I am currently in contact with about 10 dealerships to either ground both leases and walkway, or a buy out. No NMAC incentives are to be found as of yet. As affordable as these have been they are essentially disposable electric appliances, obsolete shortly after their delivery and I will part with them as quickly as I would upgrade an iPhone.
All three cars have lived out there lives in warm climates, maintaining full bars SOH. The current pair are each QC'd about three times a month and on 110 to 100% in the remainder. Zero maintenance other than tire rotations.
Residual is approximately $11,000 each. I would consider buying them out if I can find a strong incentive from NMAC. Total cost for each is easy to add up so far: $2000 down, 24+3 months at $99 = $4700. Street value is ballpark $10,000. I need at least $6000 off the balance/residual or I will have to return them.
Additionally, most dealerships have never heard of NMAC, GPO, "a grid", or incentive programs "myleaf XX". You might as well be speaking to a salesperson at Ford they are clueless.
Hope this helps everyone see more clearly how accurate the value of these vehicles really is.
MSRP - 50% (or less)