torabb wrote:I just bought out my 2013 S w/ Quickcharge lease. I'm very happy with my deal but it was extremely difficult to get there. I started with a 2-year, 15,000 mile/year lease and extended twice to eventually run a total of 59 months (ending mileage close to 74,000). I had the good fortune to have the original battery drop to 8 bars (~54k miles) and I received a new battery in Aug '18 that now has ~20k miles on it. My residual was $12,491 but Nissan discounted the buyout to $7k. NADA retail shows 5.5 to $7.5k value (but new battery with new chemistry made it worth more to me). I talked to a lot of dealers and only one who would be honest about the buyout. Last week in spite of all my efforts I did not think it would happen and was reluctantly looking at Bolts. I wanted others to know a good lease buyout is possible. This site was especially helpful to me in landing a great lease in the first place (2-year, 30,000 mile, 0 down at $234/month).
1. good lease terms
2. drove 74,000 miles
3. qualified for new lizard battery
4. lowered the residual twice
5. bought the car for 1/5 of its original value
6. happy with the deal
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