powersurge wrote:I don't understand how some posts start with at sticker of $35,000 and they say they negotiated down to $27,000??? How does a dealer discount a car $7,000 AND you end up getting the car for $14,000? Those prices sound so ridiculous, that I would buy a 1/2 dozen of them..
I live in long Island, NY. When I got my new 2015, I shopped around to a dozen dealers (and many visits and phone calls) and no dealer would discount more than about $1,000 below sticker. I finally thought I got a good deal and bought my car with a sticker of $32,000 for about $29,000 (without any incentives).
What am I missing here that people seem to be buying a new Leaf for $15,000 or less out-of-pocket??
I think people are including Tax incentives in the end price, which (I think) is not correct for an "out the door" price.
I do not count on tax incentives as that is my business if I can get them or not and dealers who pile those in 'the deal' are not being fully truful unless they are your tax person too.
For those that have done a lease, they can count on that because Nissan take that and are supposed to give it back to you in the price, so those are legit.
Some also put in 'trade in' too but of course if the value of the car is higher on the street than the dealer gives you, it again should not be added to the 'out the door' price because you might have been ripped on that.
We leased our 2015 S. The price for the car ended up being $22,000-something. We are leasing the 1st part for 3 years and 15k miles per yr and the last we have to pay off the rest if we want the car at the end.
Do I think I got the best deal? no. I've seen others lease a Leaf with much better numbers, of course i saw these afterwards.
We all want to feel as though we got a GREAT deal. we do not like finding out we got 'taken'. The ones who got 'taken' do not usually boast about it on this post unless they are grinding an axe.