jparr wrote:Hi all..I'm considering buying a 2017 Nissan Leaf S with the 6.6kw charger package. (first time poster)
The local dealer is advertising online a sales price of a new 2017 Leaf S (+ 6.6kW..MSRP $34,345) for a final price of $10,467 + taxes/title. This price has the dealer fees included and reflects the following discounts.
- $10,000 xcel utility "rebate"
- $7,500 Federal tax credit
- $5,000 instant Colorado tax credit
- $ 1,400 in dealer discounts
My question for the group is...
1. Has anyone found these prices negotiable? With the new 18' MSRP coming I'm wondering if there is now even more pressure on the dealers to unload this Leaf's. Since Colorado provides an instant credit of $5k, I would figure the dealer might have more room in Colorado to discount further.
2. I've always been interested with electric car and would be looking at this as our family's secondary car for around town. The car we're considering replacing is an older high millage car that we now put on maybe 5k miles a year using only in the Denver metro area (I work from home). The Elantra has been super dependable but I'm wondering if anyone else has has been in a similar situation (older car but more limited use). Even with the great "deal" we would be required to do the Nissan financing which is about a $300/month payment (the car is financed at about $18,000). It's hard to go from a car with $0 payment to $300 especially if it's more of a secondary car but I'm looking at a financial way to persuade my wife.
3. Any thoughts to future Leaf resale values? There are a lot of used 15' and 16' Leaf's selling for around $10. One thought I've had is if I buy a new Leaf now for about $10k I could potentially sell it in a few years for a limited loss. Then again the 18' Leaf may make all the older Leaf's less valuable.
4. Is there anything that people feel they really like about SV model over the S? The dealer is also offering a similar deal for the SV for a few thousand more but from everything I've read on this forum it seems people think the key missing feature that the SV had over the S is the higher capacity charger. Since I can get the 6.6kW charger on this S model I'm trying to think of a compelling reason to go to the SV.
Thanks in advance for comments...
I think this is a great deal! Except, the $34k MSRP for an S trim doesn't quite smell right. I "built" a 2017 S w/ charge package and got an MSRP of $33,335: https://www.nissanusa.com/buildyourniss ... ages/index
You'll probably want to do the same, but with your zip code.
So maybe there's room still to negotiate it down?