LeftieBiker wrote:I too preferred the Leaf I drove to the Bolt. However, I'm not going to pay that much to lease a car that is likely to end up with capacity more like a slightly used 24kwh Leaf than a real 150 mile car. The battery in the Leaf is fine as spec'd, but if it's going to degrade like the 30kwh pack then the car becomes a comfortable lemon.
That's understandable, but with a lease you have the ability to find out before buying it. You can always turn in the 2018 Leaf and lease whatever is available in 2021, which is likely going to be the more appealing option given how fast the technology is improving. Or, if Nissan really did hit it out if the park with the 2018 Leaf, we should know for sure by the time 2021 rolls around. I always figured if I knew 100% I was going to buy it, I'd have done so at 0% interest to begin with. I'm leasing because I'm willing to pay a premium to keep my options open.