If you're in the area, Nissan of Glendale did my buyout with only the purchase fee.shop2order wrote: ↑Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:27 pmI am at the end of my 3 years lease for a Nissan Leaf. I am interested in a lease buyout from Nissan Finance. I found a back that will be willing to finance this buyout and will work with Nissan Finance directly to get all payments and lien transfer DMV paperwork done.
However Nissan Finance insisted that California law requires that I go through dealer to get the lease buyout done. The dealer, of course, has told me that it will add a $300 purchase fee and a $495 Safety inspection and DMV/paperwork fee. Not sure if California has such a law - I have a feeling that Nissan is unnecessarily making this expensive for me.
Could you confirm if this is true for CA?
A month before my lease ended, I did contact a 3rd party to help with lease buyout, and they wanted their own fees to be paid (which was more than the dealership fees!). Basically, your only choice is to shop amongst the dealerships to see which are willing to "help" you.
I was tempted to just return it and buy a used one, but it was more expensive going that route. So I bit the bullet and paid the transfer fee. The whole purchase process took almost an hour! But at least it's done now.