peakay
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Assume your lease?

Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:00 am

Hey there,

Anyone want to get out of their lease with a low payment? We are at the end of ours and would like to extend another year, maybe more, to get us to a Bolt or Leaf gen 2. We'd keep this one, but it lost 2 bards and only gets 50-60 miles of range daily, which is not enough.

Email me at my forum user name at gmail.com if you have one you want to move on

LeftieBiker
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Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: Assume your lease?

Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:09 pm

Nissan leases are problematic, because the original lessee cannot actually "get out" of a lease. They can only add a new lessee, while remaining ultimately responsible for the payments and for the car.
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.

RonDawg
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Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:46 am
Delivery Date: 11 Jan 2013
Leaf Number: 027089
Location: SoCal

Re: Assume your lease?

Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:12 pm

You may want to try Swap-a-Lease: http://www.swapalease.com/
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar on 11/21/2015 at 26,435 miles.
Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL

inphoenix
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Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:54 am
Delivery Date: 30 Sep 2015
Location: Phoenix! AZ

Re: Assume your lease?

Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:50 pm

Taking over a lease can (more likely will) be a PITA process. It still may be worth it for both the parties depending on their situation. I just took over one lease and would be willing to do another one. If anyone has any questions about the process, I'd be happy to help.
2014 S/QC - dropped first bar at 28K, second at 32.5K, Lease ended in April '17.
2015 Tesla MS
2017 S/QC - 2 year lease (going back in April '19)
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billg
Posts: 195
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:57 am
Delivery Date: 05 Aug 2014
Location: DFW, TX

Re: Assume your lease?

Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:24 pm

OP - where are you located? I sent you a PM.

Dandc3
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu May 18, 2017 11:24 am
Delivery Date: 18 May 2017
Location: Bellingham, WA

Re: Assume your lease?

Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:06 pm

I am looking to take over an existing lease. Prefer a SV.

inphoenix
Posts: 272
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Delivery Date: 30 Sep 2015
Location: Phoenix! AZ

Re: Assume your lease?

Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:15 pm

Dandc3 wrote:I am looking to take over an existing lease. Prefer a SV.


I was also looking to take over a lease for a year or so but ended up getting a pretty decent (decent for Arizona) lease deal for 2 years. I'd say drop an email to all local dealers asking what are they willing to offer for a 2 year lease with zero down? Compare and bargain the best rate. You'd be surprised what they are willing to do to move the car. The rates I got varied from $475 per month to $300 and one dealer flat out asked where would I want them to be and gave me the price I asked for.
2014 S/QC - dropped first bar at 28K, second at 32.5K, Lease ended in April '17.
2015 Tesla MS
2017 S/QC - 2 year lease (going back in April '19)
JuiceBox Pro 40A EVSE

cwerdna
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Delivery Date: 28 Jul 2013
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

Re: Assume your lease?

Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:21 am

LeftieBiker wrote:Nissan leases are problematic, because the original lessee cannot actually "get out" of a lease. They can only add a new lessee, while remaining ultimately responsible for the payments and for the car.

Yep. This policy sucks.

I've complained to NMAC about it got into err... a disagreement w/a Leaf test drive ride-along guy before on this:
viewtopic.php?p=428887#p428887
viewtopic.php?p=292127#p292127

'13 blue Leaf SV w/premium package (owned)
'13 blue Leaf SV w/QC + LED & premium packages (lease over, car returned)
'06 Prius

cwerdna
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Location: SF Bay Area, CA

Re: Assume your lease?

Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:22 am

Dandc3 wrote:I am looking to take over an existing lease. Prefer a SV.

Can you update your location info via your user name in the upper right > User Control Panel > Profile tab? That way, we don't need to ask in future posts/threads or do sleuthing to deduce it.

What are your daily driving needs in terms of miles? How much city vs. highway? Will you have the ability to charge at your work/destinations?

You might do ok just buying a used Leaf as their resale value is terrible. At least you'll still have a car at the end.

'13 blue Leaf SV w/premium package (owned)
'13 blue Leaf SV w/QC + LED & premium packages (lease over, car returned)
'06 Prius

Dandc3
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu May 18, 2017 11:24 am
Delivery Date: 18 May 2017
Location: Bellingham, WA

Re: Assume your lease?

Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:48 am

Thanks for the tip. I hope it shows now. I'm in Bellingham, WA. Going to drive it 12-18 K a year, and use local CHAdeMO stations, there are 2 in Bellingham.

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