Seems ridiculous that NMAC isn't offering lease buydowns anymore. They're going to have a tough time convincing anyone to buy out their lease. Looks like me, @asteele, and @houseinthewoods
are all in the same boat.
I got a good deal on my '13SV 36-month lease. But residual is still ~$15k, and used '13s in this area run right around $10k. Definitely won't buy it out at that price once mine's up at the end of the year.
Good to hear that they're at least offering lease extensions, again. Need to do something to bridge until wider availability of the Bolt, since it certainly seems like Nissan isn't going to have anything to offer. The one important lesson I've learned from my 3 years of leaf ownership is that I need a car with ~140 miles EPA range to make it more universally useful. A 36-40 kWh Leaf would probably work well. Why? Mostly because I hate the hassle of having to charge en-route, and the farther-afield places I'm going don't offer any charging opportunities @ the destination.
I'm discounting the other possibility, which is that Nissan has big plans, but chose to not announce them @ Paris. But this would require some iron-clad information security procedures...otherwise I'd have to imagine that something would have leaked out. Wild speculation: Could they be planning to announce a serious Bolt competitor for immediate availability @ Detroit? How do you start assembling new packs/new cars without that info getting out?