unfortunately some of the 16's and 17's are deteriorating rapidly. I would not feel comfortable with that decision even with a lease. Suggest holding off until spring when the new 40kw Leaf will be out for the same price as the outgoing 30kw.
2016 SV; purchased 20-Jan-17, 13k, 93% SOH; 13-Mar-18
2015 S; purchased 29-July-14, moved to AZ Nov-2014, 22k, 82% SOH; 01-Mar-18
2009 Ford Escape Hybrid 4x2, 110k & going strong!