LEAFfan wrote: I also LOVE the lower payments. I have a 36mos./15K miles under $400/mo. including taxes.
Ready2plugin wrote:I've had my car for exactly 7 months, and I would be bumming to think about handing my car back in only 29 more and starting over.....glad I bought.
planet4ever wrote:I expect that EVs will have made giant strides in the next three years. That might (or might not) depress the resale value of a LEAF purchased now. Because I leased I can wait three years to see what happens to technology and price, and not risk being penalized if I want to jump to something different. Of course I am paying an "insurance" premium for avoiding that risk.
Desertstraw wrote:I have used the same reasoning. The Blink man told me that Nissan is working on better replacement batteries but BYD already has them and apparently is going to start selling its e6 (yes we heard it before but I believe).
jopeters wrote:What is everyone thoughts on Leasing a 2012 Nissan LEAF™ SL trim for 3 years, instead of buying ? I am going with 15,000 miles per year. Does gap insurance come with the lease or is it extra?
This is similar to Colorado: with leased cars the tax credit is based on the capitalized cost and can be reduced by half or more. Since the credit may be in the $4000-$6000 range (it's complicated) that difference is significant. Makes the cost of leasing potentially quite a lot higher than buying.redLEAF wrote:jopeters wrote:What is everyone thoughts on Leasing a 2012 Nissan LEAF™ SL trim for 3 years, instead of buying ? I am going with 15,000 miles per year. Does gap insurance come with the lease or is it extra?
Could not tell from your profile where you're from but one last thing (sorry, perhaps beating a dead horse but could be costly if ignored) -- does your state offer additional incentives? if so, is it available for leased EV's? Here in IL it is NOT and an extra $3,750 (it's up to $4,000; 10% of MSRP) from the IL EPA is hard to pass up so I'm buying versus leasing. The IL incentive is also in the form of a check rebate, not tax incentive (arrives within 90 days) so it's money back in the bank --