I can't get anywhere near your price. The best offer I could find on a 2016 last December was the straight up Nissan offer which was lease then buy and would've had me at $20,500. The 2017's have the same. NY is rumored to have $2,000 tax credit for this year but we won't know for sure until April. That still makes it $18,500.
A 2013 with 30,000 miles for $8,500. Drive it till 70,000? and put a $6,000 battery in it to get you to 110,000 miles of ownership and 11 years of ownership for $14,500. Cheaper than buying a new Leaf.
Except that there is a good chance that every 30kWh battery will end up getting a capacity warranty replacement judging by the early feedback on the other thread because of the extended warranty. Depending on where they make the bars corrolate. That would swing it the other way if you drive a lot and wanted to keep the car for 20 years.
Here is the current deal:
Excludes taxes, title, and license. $1,999 initial payment required at consummation. (Includes $1,770 consumer down payment, $229 first month payment.) (INCLUDES $12,000 manufacturer's rebate applied to $229/Month lease. Offer valid only when financed through Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation.) Subject to residency restrictions.
2017 LEAF S Trim Lease model 17017 subject to availability to well-qualified lessees through Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation. $31,530 MSRP incl. destination charge. Net capitalized cost of $16,739 includes a $595 non-refundable acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may affect actual price set by dealer. Monthly payments total $8,244 At lease end, purchase for $8,513, plus purchase option fee up to $300 (except KS & WI), plus tax, or pay excess wear & use plus $0.15 per mile for mileage over 12,000 miles per year. Lessee is responsible for maintenance and repairs. A disposition fee is due at termination of lease term. No security deposit required. Must take delivery from new dealer stock. See participating dealer for details. Offer ends 01/31/2017.