Posts: 15
Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 8:18 am
Delivery Date: 14 May 2018
Leaf Number: 307113

Re: 2018 Leaf buy or lease

Tue May 15, 2018 10:48 pm

I just bought a 2018 SV with tech pkg and weather pkg this afternoon. The lease offer was not good compared to purchasing if you have enough federal tax liability to take advantage of the $7500 credit.

Negotiated about a $5000 discount AND I get the $7500 tax credit.

The lease deal only reduced price by about $2400 and required an aqusision fee, end of lease disposition fee and since I will pay off the loan then no interest or money factor to be concerned with.

This works for me because I have the cash and don’t need to be concerned about how much a month.

Plus I get a Leaf with about twice the usable range compared to my 15 SL.

My other option was to purchase a Tesla 3 since my 2 year wait since I put a deposit in came up last week. Tesla only offers the $48000 version at this time with no discounts.

Posts: 29
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:05 pm
Delivery Date: 25 Jun 2018
Location: Upstate New York

Re: 2018 Leaf buy or lease

Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:18 pm

I went through the same thought pattern and ended up buying. Lease numbers are pretty bad here. SV with all toys I wanted is around 17k to lease, or 23k to buy. My commute is 30 miles a day, so even a degraded 150 mile battery should do fine. We are in upstate NY so hopefully the two weeks of summer we get will not have that much effect on battery life. I may miss out on shiny new toys, but they all seem to be a few years away anyways, and the base Model3 will have at best 1/2 of tax credit and definitely not 0% financing.
2018 Jade Frost SV with tech and weather packages
Delivery: 06/2018
Build date: 03/2018

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