tattoogunman wrote:LeftieBiker wrote:I don't think a $6500 Leaf would depreciate to less than $4k in 2 years unless the range fell to under 30 miles.
Why not? I'm already seeing one year old 2015's for sale for $10K or less and that means they have lost over $20K in a year. I would say based off of the prices I have seen, it is very likely a $6500 Leaf could be worth half that in the next two years. Unless gas prices go back up to near $5/gallon, I think these EV cars are going to continue to suffer from this.
The 2015 Leaf didn't sell for $30k. Not after tax credits and such what. My net cost on a 2014 SL was well under that, and price of new Leaf has dropped even more.
Don't count the tax credits and such as "depreciation", as they are not. They reduce the cost.