socaluser wrote:Hello everyone,
I am located in Orange County and currently have a 24 KWh 2016 S with QC option. My lease ends in early Sept and I haven't exceeded 36K and my residual is only 9000. I've read about the last 20 pages of this thread and am trying to come up with a strategy. I currently have all 12 bars. I haven't loaded up LeafSpy to determine the SOH but that's on my list. My original lease terms were 0 down and 170/month, which I'm guessing I won't be able to replicate again this time! SO, with my total lease payments come out to 6K - 2.5K for the CA rebate. This means, with the residual, I would have only paid $12.5K if I chose to keep it. 2016 Leafs seem to be going for around 10-12K here, so keep the car seems like a no brainer with my $9K residual.
I'm fine with keeping the car, but would obviously like a 30KW or maybe even 40 so I'm open to leasing a new Leaf, but really don't want to pay the $300/month with $3K down that I'm seeing! My commute is only 10 miles each way and I driven about 10.5K miles a year.
Am I way off base with any of my thinking here? Any thoughts or suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks.
As I posted in another thread, a UT dealer is selling the 40 kWh LEAF 'S' model for $21,500 before tax credits or TTL. Figure out your tax credits and go from there. The CVRP requires in-state purchase.
I suggest you ignore your lease -- that is a sunk cost. Instead, compare a
$9000 ~ 18 kWh, 3 year old LEAF to
Whatever is otherwise available to you.
As a second, lightly used commuter your car is kinda sorta an OK-ish deal.
If it is your only car, it will hamstring you in a few short years.