LBCev wrote:It's been a long time since I was on the board but I wanted to share my lease buyout experience. I upgraded my 2011 to a '13 SL when my first lease expired. I had planned to buy the '13 and was hoping to get a price at least $6k below my buyout of $15.4k. My lease ends in March.
This week, NMAC sent multiple emails and called me to discuss end of lease options including VERY COMPETITIVE buyout options. When I called they said they couldn't discuss specific incentives and I had to contact my dealer. I reached out to five area dealerships via email. One gave me $5k in dealer assistance ($12.7K OTD) and the other 4 gave me nothing. They just quoted the buyout cost of $15.4K. There are hundreds of LEAFs coming back on the LA market in the next few months and several low mileage, late model cars available now for less than $10K. There is no way I am buying my own car and saving it from auction unless I get an offer below $10k. NMAC should be handling this as they have in the past by giving us transparent incentives.
DaveinOlyWA wrote:so NMAC didn't give you a price in writing? I was sent a post card with the buyout price and simply instructed to take it my dealer (well any dealer will do... )
LBCev wrote:DaveinOlyWA wrote:so NMAC didn't give you a price in writing? I was sent a post card with the buyout price and simply instructed to take it my dealer (well any dealer will do... )
No, NMAC did not provide a buyout price in writing. Further, they would not discuss it on the phone and instead referred me to my dealer for the specific incentives available to me. It was frustrating as NMAC initiated contact with me - not only through mail, but email and voice messages.
enrohT5 wrote:We have a '13 SV (36mo lease) with the lease up in Feb. Was just told by one dealer that Nissan is giving 8k off for 13's. Makes our buyout right around 6k. I said I wanted it in writing, and he was gonna double check and call me Monday.