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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:40 pm

NonSequitur wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:24 am
coleafrado wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:22 pm
Hate to repeat myself, but if you're a Colorado resident or can buy a car in CO - if you want a Leaf, don't buy it anywhere else. There are dealerships trying to push out 2019 S Plus and SV Plus models for substantially under $20k after all incentives.
It's not repetitious to me at all - do tell!
I'm not a Colorado resident (I'm Florida), but when you say "if you CAN buy a car in CO" do you mean residency? My friend bought a car in Kansas or something and shipped it all the way here for savings, but if I understand correctly, the Colorado deals are resident-specific (meaning they won't do someone from Florida any good at all). In fact, the Colorado state-deals are somewhat of a 'crutch' for the dealers, in that they rely on those rebates to bring the price down, so they (the dealership) don't have to work as hard on lowering their own profit on the sale.

If you can point me to a price under $20 that I can actually grab without residency, then point the way!
https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/inventory ... ity=c28784

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-20 ... =275635400

I think the ones I spoke to were the dealers in Fort Collins and Colorado Springs. From memory, provided you finance at least the first 3 months through Nissan of USA, the federal and Colorado tax credits go to Nissan in CO (and are credited to your balance).

Specifically, they said things like this:
We have up to $14,000 in initial savings and that doesn't even include the up to $7,500 Federal Tax Credit!
I had them try to offer me SL / leather seat package deals in the 24-29k range, obviously, since that's their job. But their offers for standard interior SV+ definitely came in below the 21k mark after everything is factored in.

It does look like some of those deals may have disappeared with the peak of the pandemic settling down.

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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:48 pm

When I bought mine, I financed and the CO state credit was taken off the price. I'm sure I could have paid cash and got the rebate myself but I didn't see the point. The fed $7500 discount is always separate since it depends on your tax liability and no dealer is going to get involved in that. There are also often utility (XCEL) rebates in CO and you need to be an XCEL customer to get those.

So bottom line, I could buy another Leaf and get the CO, fed and util rebates along with any other rebates that Nissan and/or the dealer provide. If you're out of state, all you'll get is the fed rebate and the Nissan/dealer discounts.

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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:31 am

goldbrick wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:48 pm
When I bought mine, I financed and the CO state credit was taken off the price. I'm sure I could have paid cash and got the rebate myself but I didn't see the point. The fed $7500 discount is always separate since it depends on your tax liability and no dealer is going to get involved in that. There are also often utility (XCEL) rebates in CO and you need to be an XCEL customer to get those.

So bottom line, I could buy another Leaf and get the CO, fed and util rebates along with any other rebates that Nissan and/or the dealer provide. If you're out of state, all you'll get is the fed rebate and the Nissan/dealer discounts.
Yes, I totally agree with your conclusion: I called several CO dealerships months ago, including “Woodmen” (who advertise super cheap on cargurus by artificially including all the rebates - pretty shady), and the salespeople I spoke with said you’d need to live in CO to get any of those discounts. It makes sense - who would buy a car anywhere BUT Colorado if this was possible, but even when you finance the contract says you have to keep the car in-state and registered there, I’m pretty sure.

If anyone has ever bought a car in CO from out of state, or even know someone who has, please post details. I’d love to be wrong and get a new 2019 SV for $22, or SL for $25, or SV+ for $25, etc, but when I add back the CO and loyalty and utility discounts at woodsman, the prices are the same as the dealer in Weston, Florida (which is about $30k for a SV).

PS: if I lived in CO, I’d be buying a lot of EVs! Who would ever buy an ICE there?!

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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:36 pm

I live in Colorado and purchased a new 2019 Leaf SV Plus yesterday.

MSRP was 40,035

Price out the door with taxes was 27,821

After 7,500 Fed tax credit the final price is bought down to 20,321

The dealer fronted the 4,000 Colorado state tax credit.

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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:47 am

Amazing deal.
Important to note though: you are a Colorado resident. Someone out of state would not be fronted the $4000 (or be eligible).

Coleafredo, who posted above, also confirmed by PM that he was residing in CO at the time he was getting those discounted offers.

So to reiterate my earlier conclusion: if you live in CO, buy an EV! But for those of us in non-progressive states like FL (one of the worst: even solar power is prohibitive in the “sunshine state”), the calculus is more difficult. I continue my search though.

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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:23 am

NonSequitur wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:47 am
But for those of us in non-progressive states like FL
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:49 am

jlv: Probably too late, but members should be REQUIRED to state their geographic location in their profile. There are just too many regional differences.
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:41 am

Yea we sometimes even try to guess what country and thus what their power may be like, that gets confusing. Yes Colorado is one of the best places to buy an EV, good thing I live there ;)

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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:26 pm

Done. Thank you!
jlv wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:23 am
NonSequitur wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:47 am
But for those of us in non-progressive states like FL
To recent posters; consider adding a location to your user profile. Click you name in the upper right, select "User Control Panel", click the "Profile" tab, and scroll down to Location. Fill it in and click "Submit" at the bottom.

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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:47 pm

berferd wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:36 pm
I live in Colorado and purchased a new 2019 Leaf SV Plus yesterday.

MSRP was 40,035

Price out the door with taxes was 27,821

After 7,500 Fed tax credit the final price is bought down to 20,321

The dealer fronted the 4,000 Colorado state tax credit.
Yeah, this is the kind of deal I was talking about. 20k for an SV+ isn't bad, but it's not amazing considering 1-2 year old Bolts with better batteries are 20-30% cheaper.

I was also pretty sure my profile said I was Boulder

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