Your deal is better than mine especially if you want the SL stuff.rogersleaf wrote:That’s about where I wanted to see on a lease. Mine netted out to @ $25,000 before sales tax. That is an SL with tech pkg. and premium paint with a few small add ons. The key factor in Ohio is that must purchase to get the utility company rebate (currently $3500) and another ~$3000 discount from a fleet pricing that is tied to the utility rebate program. Figured this is likely my last chance to take advantage of the $7500 Federal tax credit so why not...DaveinOlyWA wrote:Its all about timing. Lease deals change monthly for a reason. My current one is definitely more expensive than my 30 kwh lease but then its a $9600 residual which isn't too bad. All in with taxes, etc. etc. etc. I can own it for under $23,000. I find it hard to throw stones at that.rogersleaf wrote:I just went through the acquisition process and did not see any leasing deal that made any sense to me financially. So, just broke my own rule #1 for getting a Leaf... lease it, don’t buy it. Basically decided to take the roughly 1/3 off in incentives & tax credits combined, roll the sales tax basis from my trade-in, and finance the remainder with my local bank. Fortunately my trade was worth a little more than the Federal tax credit so will eventually net out OK after filling next January and likely not too up-side-down in the loan.
As for hedging battery degradation, likely still have a usable car for my needs even if I loose 1/3 capacity. Likely blow though the 100k mile warranty in 5-6 years. If it gets that bad, safe to assume I’m already having ugly discussions with Nissan.
Just add that the Leaf specialist at the dealership has his own lease on a 30KWh Leaf expiring soon. He leaning toward buying his off rather than getting a new lease because the lease deals are not very good.