rcm4453
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Re: 2018 Leaf

Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:03 pm

GetOffYourGas wrote:
rcm4453 wrote:Why would anyone pay over $500/month to lease a Leaf?!


That's a funny way to say "Congratulations on getting one of the first new Leafs!"



Well it's absurd to pay that much for a leaf you could lease a nice luxury car for that kind of money! $200 - $300 is reasonable for a Leaf but $500+ is off the chart for this car!

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Re: 2018 Leaf

Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:21 pm

rcm4453 wrote:
GetOffYourGas wrote:
rcm4453 wrote:Why would anyone pay over $500/month to lease a Leaf?!


That's a funny way to say "Congratulations on getting one of the first new Leafs!"


Well it's absurd to pay that much for a leaf you could lease a nice luxury car for that kind of money!...

No, you couldn't. The 15k miles-per-year lease and no down only makes the payment appear high.

You could probably lease a base 2017 Bolt for about the same ~43 cents per mile, on a 10 k mile per year lease:

http://ev-vin.blogspot.com/2016/07/curr ... d-evs.html

The fact is, simply got a ~$2.5k discount from list price. Not too bad, IMO, if you want one of the first 2018 LEAFs.

Nissan's locator is showing "my" 2018, the one I ordered (no deposit) is now in my local dealer's inventory.

I figured the dealer would probably want pretty close to full list price, but it now appears the price may be low enough to be interesting.
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Re: 2018 Leaf

Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:01 pm

Nissani Brothers in Culver City, CA has eight 2018 Leafs on the lot. I own a 2013 Leaf S. I took a 15 minute test drive.Most interesting feature is the e pedal. Its pretty cool (reminds me of a golf cart). When you take your foot off the accelerator there is a small learning curve to mastering the speed to stopping distance . I tried not to use the brake , however several times i overran a stop sign. I'm going to wait until the longer range version comes out. Also will look at the Kia Niro and Hyundai Kona EVs, which are coming to market later this year.

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Re: 2018 Leaf

Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:49 pm

edatoakrun wrote:
No, you couldn't.



Oh yes you can!


8 Best Luxury Car Leases Under $400 This February

2018 Acura TLX

Deal: $299 per month for 36 months with $2,499 due at signing



https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/best-luxury-car-leases-under-400


I'm sure with a little negotiating you could even get the 15k miles/year for the same or even a little less then the Leaf lease.

I'm paying $287/month and only put $500 down on my 2016 Leaf SV lease. Many people got better deals then I did but I leased it right when 2016s came out rather then waiting. I believe sticker was around $34k - $35k. Being that the 2018s have a similar sticker price it's totally absurd to pay $500+/month to lease one!

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Re: 2018 Leaf

Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:20 pm

Who cares about the deal this person got? The ink is dry on the contract.

How’s the car? How’s the range? How’s the adaptive cruise?
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Re: 2018 Leaf

Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:47 am

rcm4453 wrote:...I'm paying $287/month and only put $500 down on my 2016 Leaf SV lease...!

And if you want to (again) wait ~five years after the 2018 LEAF model introduction, I'm sure you'll get a hell of a good a deal on a 2023...

mtndrew1 wrote:Who cares about the deal this person got?...

Anyone who is trying to decide how much to offer to buy or lease a 2018 LEAF.

Many other threads already cover those other 2018 LEAF subjects.

Any more buyers willing to post what they paid here?
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Re: 2018 Leaf

Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:24 pm

Don't have mine yet but a synopsis of what one might expect. This is my worst case scenario

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2018/02 ... u-pay.html
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Re: 2018 Leaf

Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:58 pm

The richness of a manufacturer's purchase incentives has much to do with the time of the year, and how new the product offering is. The worst time to get the most out of an incentive is in the last quarter of a manufacturer's fiscal year, for a vehicle that is newly available in that quarter. The logic is that if the product is anticipated, and has good buzz that there will be enough buyers that want the to be the first to have the product more than they want a good deal. Forecasts are adjusted accordingly.

Follow-on quarters in the summer and fall and prior to a new version of the product to be introduced are the best times to get a deal.
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Re: 2018 Leaf

Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:08 pm

The worst time to get the most out of an incentive is in the last quarter of a manufacturer's fiscal year, for a vehicle that is newly available in that quarter. The logic is that if the product is anticipated, and has good buzz that there will be enough buyers that want the to be the first to have the product more than they want a good deal. Forecasts are adjusted accordingly.


That is only true if sales are strong. In the case of the Bolt, the last quarter of 2017 was the BEST time to buy or lease one, with the largest incentives available. I wouldn't be surprised to see the same thing happen with the Leaf Too.
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Re: 2018 Leaf

Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:53 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:Don't have mine yet but a synopsis of what one might expect. This is my worst case scenario

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2018/02 ... u-pay.html


Are you definitely going with a Leaf? Totally out on the Bolt?
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