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Re: Bad end of lease experience - Nissan Leaf - Alliance Inspection Management

Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:32 pm

You never know what to believe on the interwebs. Along comes a guy with a grand total of two posts describing a scenario that is completely contrary to what everyone else has experienced.
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Re: Bad end of lease experience - Nissan Leaf - Alliance Inspection Management

Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:00 am

When I returned my Leaf lease it was at the 5 year mark with just under 75,000 miles... There were some little things here and there, as one would expect with a car of that age, and I expected to get dinged for them... Much to my surprise, the inspector said
I was good to go with no charges, handed me a piece of paper so stating, and wished me a good day. Maybe I just got lucky (for once)...
59,991 miles/12 bars/289 Gids/68.54 AHr/101% SOH/101.64% Hx 7May15 w/ new Lizard (barely made the warranty).
71,770 miles/12 bars/256 Gids/59.04 AHr/88% SOH/87.92% Hx 3Mar16 at lease return.

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Re: Bad end of lease experience - Nissan Leaf - Alliance Inspection Management

Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:46 pm

I had essentially the same experience with my 2011 LEAF return, the inspector did give the car a Concours level inspection, but since I was getting another LEAF and there is a $500 waiver of damage, everything went fine.
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Re: Bad end of lease experience - Nissan Leaf - Alliance Inspection Management

Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:53 pm

OrientExpress wrote:I had essentially the same experience with my 2011 LEAF return, the inspector did give the car a Concours level inspection, but since I was getting another LEAF and there is a $500 waiver of damage, everything went fine.

That is how I read this thread too: Nissan using the inspection as a heavy handed leverage to put the consumer into another Nissan.
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Re: Bad end of lease experience - Nissan Leaf - Alliance Inspection Management

Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:51 pm

I don’t see that at all. What I see is those that don’t take care of the car and/or aren’t prepared for the turn-in inspection get surprised when the inspector writes up discrepancies, and those that are prepared pass the tur-in with no surprises. It’s not like it’s a mystery of what the inspector is looking for, Nissan provides you a list of exactly what they are looking for and the empirical criteria in advance.

It’s common practice for manufacturers finance arms to offer incentives by waving turn in fees to make a customer a repeat customer. Hardly heavy handed.
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Re: Bad end of lease experience - Nissan Leaf - Alliance Inspection Management

Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:10 pm

OrientExpress wrote:I don’t see that at all. What I see is those that don’t take care of the car and/or aren’t prepared for the turn-in inspection get surprised when the inspector writes up discrepancies, and those that are prepared pass the tur-in with no surprises. It’s not like it’s a mystery of what the inspector is looking for, Nissan provides you a list of exactly what they are looking for and the empirical criteria in advance.

It’s common practice for manufacturers finance arms to offer incentives by waving turn in fees to make a customer a repeat customer. Hardly heavy handed.

I think you better read the OP again, and pay attention to the actual defects that were cited.
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Re: Bad end of lease experience - Nissan Leaf - Alliance Inspection Management

Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:49 pm

So should you. My observation stands.
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Re: Bad end of lease experience - Nissan Leaf - Alliance Inspection Management

Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:02 pm

A couple of minor issues were noted on my inspection but as they fell within Nissan's "Wear and Use" I was not charged for them.

What I should have been charged for, but was not, was a scrape on the lower left front bumper caused when I was backing out of my father's driveway. Due to a van parked on the very edge of the apron (still legal under CA law), and the driveway being very narrow at the time, I was trying to maneuver the car in such a way so I can see around the van so as to not get clobbered by traffic. In the process my left front wheel went over the curb and the bumper scraped on the curb, which is rather tall.

The inspector noted that my car was "very clean" and perhaps he did see it and because of the overall great condition he let it slide. The damage was still there a month later when I Googled the VIN and saw it for sale at CarMax.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar on 11/21/2015 at 26,435 miles.
Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
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