LeftieBiker
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:17 pm

For that matter there should be some demo or slightly used 2016 30kwh Leafs available this year, for about half the cost of a new Bolt.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

The most offensive, tasteless phrase in use here is "Pulled the trigger." I no longer respond to posts that use it.

pasadenaleaf
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:35 pm

So if my lease buy out doesn't happen and I buy a 2013 with 20k miles for around $8, do you guys think that's a good idea?

What happens when there are issues with the car? I assume most small repair shops won't be able to deal with it since they aren't familiar with EVs?

My Leaf has been great so far but I just don't know what it will be like when the car gets older.

sendler2112
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:05 am

You will have the $20,000 savings to make repairs. A used Leaf is the best value in cars right now.

pasadenaleaf
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:55 pm

sendler2112 wrote:You will have the $20,000 savings to make repairs. A used Leaf is the best value in cars right now.


How do you think that compares to the cost of just owning a used car like a Corolla?
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sendler2112
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:54 pm

ok. Among the best. Shop for a used car lately? Try buying a 2014 corolla with 37,000 miles for $8,000.

pasadenaleaf
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:29 pm

sendler2112 wrote:ok. Among the best. Shop for a used car lately? Try buying a 2014 corolla with 37,000 miles for $8,000.


You won't. But they also don't have expensive batteries that need to be replaced and any shop can work on them. Resell value is also higher.

I am just trying to get some feedback as to if buying a used Leaf will make sense economically compared to other low end cars.

Oils4AsphaultOnly
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:56 pm

pasadenaleaf wrote:
sendler2112 wrote:ok. Among the best. Shop for a used car lately? Try buying a 2014 corolla with 37,000 miles for $8,000.


You won't. But they also don't have expensive batteries that need to be replaced and any shop can work on them. Resell value is also higher.

I am just trying to get some feedback as to if buying a used Leaf will make sense economically compared to other low end cars.


Any shop can work on the leaf as well. My AC went out on my 2013, and I took that to my neighborhood mechanic no problem. The electric motor, battery, and inverter aren't supposed to "wear out" and are covered by the power-train warranty. That's why the zero maintenance except for tire-rotations, washer fluid, and battery checks.

Granted, whether or not things will REALLY play out that way isn't guaranteed, but there's been enough anecdotal evidence to show that you won't be surprised with any sudden failures (battery degrades gradually). Hope this helps!
[2013 leaf traded for 2016 leaf S30! ... still getting a model3 though. :D

sendler2112
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:32 pm

pasadenaleaf wrote:
You won't. But they also don't have expensive batteries that need to be replaced and any shop can work on them. Resell value is also higher.

I am just trying to get some feedback as to if buying a used Leaf will make sense economically compared to other low end cars.

Well now you are going outside of the altruistic reasons of why anyone would even be reading this forum. Do you want to keep burning gas? And then consider what the operating expenses would be if gas were carbon taxed to $9.00/ gallon as it should be to get people to quit buying pick up trucks to drive back and forth to work in. Would you want an EV then?

pasadenaleaf
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:54 pm

sendler2112 wrote:
pasadenaleaf wrote:
And then consider what the operating expenses would be if gas were carbon taxed to $9.00/ gallon as it should be to get people to quit buying pick up trucks to drive back and forth to work in. Would you want an EV then?


Yes, I would want an EV then but that's not likely to happened.

shafiq444
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buy out discount before end of lease

Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:40 pm

Hi,
I have Nissan Leaf 2014 and Lease will expire Nov,2017. But I want to buy it out now with cash payment. I heard currently dealer is offering a discount instead of Nissan Finance.
I want to know how much discount we can get for early buy out? Do we need to pay the lease for remaining months if we buy it now.
Thx

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