Oils4AsphaultOnly wrote: phish4me wrote:
Color/trim: 2016 Gun Metallic/Black Interior SV
Accessories: Premium Pacakge (Bose & 360 camera), splash guards, floor mats and holographic kickplates
Total MSRP+destination charge: $37,120
Total quote/price accepted: $32,023 (not including tax & tag) - mo payment = $285 w/ $2,285 down
Total discount (or markup): $12,427
Purchase or lease?: lease (36 mo/15k miles)
Actual order date: bought off the lot Jan 27, 2017
Dealer: McNeil Nissan - North Wilksboro, NC
Plans for home charging: L1 that came with vehicle right now - waiting for ClipperCreek (HCS-40P) L2 charger purchased off Amazon - $589
Expect to receive $7500 tax credit from federal government when I get my 2017 tax return. Had to change my W2 allowances but have the rest of 2017 to owe at least $7,500 and hopefully not a penny more!
PS - NC peeps looking to purchase - there is a $10K incentive from 'Plug-In NC' right now till end of March or fund run out. That residual value was just too much of a gamble for me - that and I'm sure the tech will be dramatically different in 3 years!
As garba said, the tax credit goes to you only if you _purchase_ it. If you lease the vehicle, the tax credit goes to the leasing company, and your purchase price (or capital cost) was supposed to be discounted by that $7500.
Since your per month payment of $285 seems about right for 15k miles/year, I'm guessing your accepted price number is off. What was the residual (end of lease purchase price)?
Residual is $10,765. What do you mean, "I'm guessing your accepted price number is off"? Thanks for the heads up on the tax credit staying with the lease company - shame on me for not doing enough research. Better to find out now - one paycheck after changing my allowances instead of the end of the year - that could have been painful. I still feel like I got it for a song though. I used http://fightingchance.com/
approach and data along with a custom spreadsheet I created based on one from carbuyingtips.com. I reached out to 13 different dealers. 3 of them didn't have Leaf's on the lot, so I passed on them. Of the 10 others, the one that had the most Leafs (2016 or 2017 all Trims) was 4 total Leafs! NC just isn't a big market for EV right now. Out of all 10 quotes, I bought from the one with the best deal, which was $3,982 under invoice. The next closest was $2,815 under, then $985 OVER invoice, $1,320 over, and $2,015 over.
2016 Gun Metallic/Black interior SV w/ Premium Package, floor mats, splash guards & holographic kick plates