P71VIC wrote:Hey folks,
Just thought I would post up what I was offered, but ultimately declined in favor of an attractive offer on a Spark EV.
I have a 2012 SL on a 24 month lease, with 2 extensions. I put $2000 down, and had payments of $127/m for what ended up being 48 months. The nut of all this was that I had a residual of around $19000, HA! After NMAC decided to stop talking in October, I spoke with a Leaf Specialist at a local Maryland dealer who ended up offering an all in buy out of $7100 which he claimed included all Maryland translation and registration fees. I ultimately did not press him for a detailed breakdown, because I went in another direction.
If I had not found the rebate rich deal on a Chevy Spark EV, I would have pulled the trigger on this proposed buy out. I have 10 bars left and 47,000 miles. I am sure feeling the cold weather range right now, and figure I must be due for the third bar dropping any day now.
I'll be driving the wheels off for the next 3 weeks. I have about 1,250 of miles left on the lease and a set of tires with about 7k miles on them.
The Spark EV is safely ensconced in the garage until Christmas. It is a fine car, still getting used to the matchbox size though. With 140hp, 320.ft/lbs of torque and a zero to sixty of around 7.5 seconds it is very very zippy compared to the Leaf.
On the Spark EV (LT2 with CCS fast charging), I was able to pull a 39 month lease with zero down, and 38 payments of $157/m. Buy out will be $10,300. With a temperature conditioned battery and fewer degradation concerns I have much or faith that this car will earn the buy out at the end of the process.
Turned her in with 47332 miles on Dec23rd as planned. It was tough as she was a good car. Enjoying my new car range with the 2016 Spark though. Sparkie is really zippy.