Did you buy or lease ?

My First Leaf : Bought
35%
135
My First Leaf : Leased
60%
230
Not my First Leaf : Bought
1%
4
Not my First Leaf : Leased
4%
14
 
Total votes: 383
kidkenpo
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:44 am
Delivery Date: 03 Aug 2013

Re: Poll : The official 2013 "Did you Lease or Buy?" thread

Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:29 pm

Leased a 2013 SL, no prem sound and no cam, I did get the DC charger port ( not sure how much that will get used. I think the car came to 34k and leasing at 320 a month with 2500 down.

Not sure if its the best deal, but its cheaper than what I was paying for gas and HOV to and from work. Love the whole EV thing

- wait stopped by Poway and did DC charge so that was cool. Need more in SD and it will be worth it..

Hope others are enjoying as much as I am.. :lol:

SuwaneeGALeaf
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:39 pm
Delivery Date: 12 Aug 2013
Leaf Number: 414597

Re: Poll : The official 2013 "Did you Lease or Buy?" thread

Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:15 pm

I leased a 2013 Leaf S for two years.

Numbers that I used to make my decision:

$310/month all-in (15,00 miles/year, GA one-time "ad valorem" & sales tax, $0 down payment, $7,500 Federal tax credit included)
Gas = $3.50/gal
Miles driven/month = 1,250 (I actually drive that or slightly more given a 30 mile one-way commute)
Gas mileage = ((25*.75) + (15*.25)) / 2 = 22.5 mpg (assuming 75% of time replacing Accord miles and 25% replacing Suburban miles)
Gallons month = 56
Gas cost/month = $196
GA Tax credit = $5,000

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Total lease payments   $7,440
- GA Tax credit       ($5,000)
                      -------
                       $2,440 <=== Ultimate out of pocket cost of lease

Effective lease $/month  $102
- Gas cost/month        ($196)
                        -----
                         ($94) <==== Money saved each month!

Total money saved over life of lease = $2,256

Purchasing wasn't seriously considered given pace of technology change and the fact that I effectively make $100/month by leasing this car. And, my numbers are conservative since it might reduce the Suburban mileage more than estimated. We'll see!

edawg
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:17 am
Delivery Date: 17 Aug 2013

Re: Poll : The official 2013 "Did you Lease or Buy?" thread

Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:37 am

SuwaneeGALeaf wrote:I leased a 2013 Leaf S for two years.

Numbers that I used to make my decision:

$310/month all-in (15,00 miles/year, GA one-time "ad valorem" & sales tax, $0 down payment, $7,500 Federal tax credit included)
Gas = $3.50/gal
Miles driven/month = 1,250 (I actually drive that or slightly more given a 30 mile one-way commute)
Gas mileage = ((25*.75) + (15*.25)) / 2 = 22.5 mpg (assuming 75% of time replacing Accord miles and 25% replacing Suburban miles)
Gallons month = 56
Gas cost/month = $196
GA Tax credit = $5,000

Code: Select all

Total lease payments   $7,440
- GA Tax credit       ($5,000)
                      -------
                       $2,440 <=== Ultimate out of pocket cost of lease

Effective lease $/month  $102
- Gas cost/month        ($196)
                        -----
                         ($94) <==== Money saved each month!

Total money saved over life of lease = $2,256

Purchasing wasn't seriously considered given pace of technology change and the fact that I effectively make $100/month by leasing this car. And, my numbers are conservative since it might reduce the Suburban mileage more than estimated. We'll see!


Also in GA here and you summarized this nicely. For once, the high state taxes here allow us to get something back with the state incentive... Hopefully you can sell one of your petro-burners to use that capital to increase your return. Maybe the Accord? Very reasonable GA tax free bond funds will earn maybe 6% so every $10k in capital you pull out of autos goes to your pocket at $50 more per month. I'm sure I'm not the first person to consider this of course! Just thought it would make you feel even better. ;-)

RocksterAR
Posts: 8
Joined: Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:22 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Jun 2013

Re: Poll : The official 2013 "Did you Lease or Buy?" thread

Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:38 pm

Lease:

3 years
1800.00 down plus first month
199.00 / month
Upgrades to S model: 6kw charger, cam, floor mats, splash guards taxes : 249/mo

Sucha deal....whata bargain

dietersrover
Posts: 19
Joined: Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:26 pm
Delivery Date: 31 Aug 2013

Re: Poll : The official 2013 "Did you Lease or Buy?" thread

Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:10 am

Just wanted to say "Hello" and thanks for all the great info.
Just purchased a 2013 Black SV with all around camera and Bose system. Loving it so far. I leased for two years, thinking that the technology will change and I will have more options at that point.
I'm planing on doing the EVSE upgrade soon, but still using the L1 for now.

TonyAndTina
Posts: 26
Joined: Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:43 pm
Delivery Date: 30 Oct 2013
Leaf Number: 409939
Location: Kent, WA

Re: Poll : The official 2013 "Did you Lease or Buy?" thread

Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:41 am

Took delivery of a SL w/ Premium last night. It's a purchase.

This is our 3rd Nissan and we have had very good luck with our cars. 1st of a '94 Altima (first owner) that lasted 17 years and 225K miles. 2nd is '07 Altima (first owner). With the Leaf taking over as the primary commuter, we expect the '07 Alty for another 7-8 years or maybe 10.

With Seattle's climate being so mild, we don't see a problem with Battery life so we went ahead with the purchase.
Tony and Tina
Kent, WA (Seattle)
'13 Silver SL w/ Premium

Limey
Posts: 149
Joined: Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:18 am
Delivery Date: 24 May 2013

Re: Poll : The official 2013 "Did you Lease or Buy?" thread

Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:08 pm

I leased because I wanted to support the tech, but yet the battery was still in question. Not Just Nissan's support, but will it fill my needs?

With my last 6 months of EV driving, I will definitely be buying next time. Will it be Nissan? I don't know. Around the time My lease will be up, both Tesla and GM are aiming to have a $35K EV that does 200 miles. I know, i just said i could live with the leaf range, but if for a few thousand more i can double my mileage, I will.

MikeGraff
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:42 pm

Re: Poll : The official 2013 "Did you Lease or Buy?" thread

Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:12 am

Just leased at 2013 SV + LED/QC this past Sunday. Purchasing was originally considered since we are a "pay cash for cars" kind of family. But made an exception in this case due to 1) Feeling that more EV choices with longer range will be available in 3 years and 2) concerns over capacity loss with a long term ownership.

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Petecomp1
Posts: 97
Joined: Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:01 pm
Delivery Date: 12 Mar 2013
Leaf Number: 402782
Location: Benton City, WA
Contact: Website

Re: Poll : The official 2013 "Did you Lease or Buy?" thread

Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:40 am

We leased our '13 SV in March, 2 year lease. Here are our reasons not to buy in order of importance:
- battery degradation
- technology improvements & range
- insurance against resale value loss

...as also stated with most other posters on this topic. Lease terms: $296/ month, $2500 up front, $400 backside, 15K miles per year.
We don't anticipate any major tech improvements until around 2016 so unless something totally unforeseen happens, although we love our Leaf (its high quality and performance continue to amaze after 9 months of driving), and are now thinking about a Honda Accord hybrid, which gets Prius mileage with Acura comfort. I'd rather have a Tesla but economics intrudes. If it comes down to a decision between a true 200-mile EV and the hybrid AT A SIMILAR PRICE, I'll go with the EV since I feel climate issues are real.
80 miles is just too confining and there are no public charge stations in our area. Also there are the
Ford, Toyota and others coming on line soon. Wake up Nissan, better not count on current battery tech or you will lose!
2013 SV Brilliant Silver Premium package (Bose, camera)
20,400 miles, 99.02% Battery
Leased - delivered 3/11/13
9.6 Kw Itek Array on-grid 5/31/13

JDZ911
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:28 pm
Delivery Date: 31 Aug 2013
Leaf Number: 413192

Re: Poll : The official 2013 "Did you Lease or Buy?" thread

Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:36 pm

36 month lease…2013 SV...

When i leased the vehicle i had heard of the battery degragation issues in AZ (where i live), but for some reason i thought it was after 5 years of use - to my horror - this link "http://www.mynissanleaf.com/wiki/index.php?title=Real_World_Battery_Capacity_Loss" proved me wrong...If all goes according to previous Leaf owners in AZ, i am looking at a
battery replacement 14-29 months out…Not to mention, at a 2-bar loss i will be pushing my commute to work without having to charge. At 3-bars, i will need to commute to work in my
ICE Vehicle until the 4th bar loss occurs…

Bottom line - I am not happy about having to pay an extra $100 per month for the replacement battery on top of my lease payment - but i am happy that after 36 months, i can hand over the keys and say "thank you very much" to the Nissan dealership…Then go to the nearest BMW (i3) dealership or www.teslamotors.com...

I'll stay faithful to EV's - I just think Nissan has done a disservice to us folks in hot weather climates…

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