We got a 3 year lease. Sticker price of car was around 38,000. Nissan gave us the 7500.00 government credit and a 2000.00 internet discount, essentially giving us 10,000 off the lease deal, bringing the price of the car to around 28k. Our lease is for 3 years, we put 3k down and our payment is 235 a month.
Oh, I absolutely LOVE my leaf. We actually drove a Volt tonight (we can't have two vehicles restricted in miles) and didn't much like it. It was okay, but it was not my Leaf. And I did get the red one. There is absolutely nothing I don't love about this car. And I am even getting personalized plates for the first time in my life (I am 46, so not a young one saying that). Once I get my approved name I will post it here. Two of the names on my list were related to my car (who I named Eva), so we will see what happens. I have no idea how long this process will take.
So now, with our love for the Leaf and the Volt being not our favorite, my husband is thinking this way: pay off the Accord early next year (4 years early), and park it. Then by another Leaf for him to drive to work. We would still have the Accord for the long drives and road trips, but then we have 2 cars that don't take horribly priced gas.
Oh, and in 4 days we have save 46.00 in gas, if I were driving my F150 instead of my Leaf. I love you Eva!
Cayenne Red Leaf, 2012