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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:49 pm

shop2order wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:08 pm
Can I get this lease buyout done by any dealer in a US state (or in CA). Or do I have to do it at a local dealer only because I have to take my car along?

Anybody from San Francisco bay area, CA who was able to do lease buyout without the inspection fee - could you please share the name of the dealership and sales person?
Try Bob Murray at Nissan in Walnut Creek.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:21 am

Nubo wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:49 pm
shop2order wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:08 pm
Can I get this lease buyout done by any dealer in a US state (or in CA). Or do I have to do it at a local dealer only because I have to take my car along?

Anybody from San Francisco bay area, CA who was able to do lease buyout without the inspection fee - could you please share the name of the dealership and sales person?
Try Bob Murray at Nissan in Walnut Creek.
Thanks!! Is that Concord Nissan?

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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:44 am

So I called around to find out the Lease purchase "Fees" and this was my research as far as Bay Area. They all said I would have to do a "Safety Inspection".

Stevens Creek Nissan - $750
Sunnyvale Nissan - $695
Boardwalk Nissan - $699
Dublin Nissan - $595
Concord Nissan - $400
Capitol Nissan - Wouldn't give me an amount till I came in
Premier Nissan of Fremont - Wouldn't give me an amount till I came in
Nissan Burlingame - Wouldn't give me an amount till I came in
Nisan Serramonte - Went to voicemail

I Hope this helps someone. I'm not sure what the next steps for me are. I could look out of the area, but ironically, I can't reach them without stopping to charge.

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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:44 pm

blueangel78 wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:21 am
Nubo wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:49 pm
shop2order wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:08 pm
Can I get this lease buyout done by any dealer in a US state (or in CA). Or do I have to do it at a local dealer only because I have to take my car along?

Anybody from San Francisco bay area, CA who was able to do lease buyout without the inspection fee - could you please share the name of the dealership and sales person?
Try Bob Murray at Nissan in Walnut Creek.
Thanks!! Is that Concord Nissan?
I didn't realize the one in Walnut Creek is gone. From a fairly recent email it seems he may be working out of Concord Nissan now.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:38 am

blueangel78 wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:44 am
So I called around to find out the Lease purchase "Fees" and this was my research as far as Bay Area. They all said I would have to do a "Safety Inspection".

Stevens Creek Nissan - $750
Sunnyvale Nissan - $695
Boardwalk Nissan - $699
Dublin Nissan - $595
Concord Nissan - $400
Capitol Nissan - Wouldn't give me an amount till I came in
Premier Nissan of Fremont - Wouldn't give me an amount till I came in
Nissan Burlingame - Wouldn't give me an amount till I came in
Nisan Serramonte - Went to voicemail

I Hope this helps someone. I'm not sure what the next steps for me are. I could look out of the area, but ironically, I can't reach them without stopping to charge.
I spoke to Nissan of Gilroy a week ago, they are charging $165 for inspection. I ask the dealership why they have to inspect the car since we are buying our own car. The dealership said they have to inspect the car because they are selling the car to us again and they have to make sure everything is OK before they can do the transaction.
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:46 am

drhlee1 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:38 am
I spoke to Nissan of Gilroy a week ago, they are charging $165 for inspection. I ask the dealership why they have to inspect the car since we are buying our own car. The dealership said they have to inspect the car because they are selling the car to us again and they have to make sure everything is OK before they can do the transaction.
That really helps a lot!! Thank you so much. Yeah for $700, I would expect them to do a full maintenance and put new tires on the car.

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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:46 pm

blueangel78 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:46 am
drhlee1 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:38 am
I spoke to Nissan of Gilroy a week ago, they are charging $165 for inspection. I ask the dealership why they have to inspect the car since we are buying our own car. The dealership said they have to inspect the car because they are selling the car to us again and they have to make sure everything is OK before they can do the transaction.
That really helps a lot!! Thank you so much. Yeah for $700, I would expect them to do a full maintenance and put new tires on the car.
The response to this should be "Great! So if my car turns out to have a defect, you now have to fix it for free!"
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:35 pm

drhlee1 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:38 am
...I spoke to Nissan of Gilroy a week ago, they are charging $165 for inspection. I ask the dealership why they have to inspect the car since we are buying our own car. The dealership said they have to inspect the car because they are selling the car to us again and they have to make sure everything is OK before they can do the transaction.
Don't care. I'm not interested in an itemized list, only what I need to write on the check. If they want to charge me $1 for the car and $5999 for the answers to today's crossword puzzle, or $5835 for the car and $165 for a "safety inspection" it's all the same to me. Just shop for the lowest total.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:39 pm

The inspection fee is required for the dealer to “ground the lease” before selling the vehicle. Bob works at concord Nissan and helped me execute a lease buyout from a guy off of swap a lease.com. Charged me $400 in December 2019.

The lease buyout by third party was not something I could execute in San Diego. The 5/6 Nissan dealerships we have are all under the Mossy family of ownership. They don’t negotiate and are difficult to buy from; even corporate folks will tell you to leave SD if you want a deal.. So- people like me end up in Irvine CA or LA or, in this case, flying to Oakland from San Diego and then driving home with a car.

$17,280 financed with no money out of pocket for a 2018 Leaf S with 18,000 miles. I needed that deal after having a 2014 MB b-class crap out on me after only driving it 52 miles.
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Re: End of Lease Strategies?

Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:55 pm

I purchased my end of lease Leaf today at Nissan Sunnyvale. They charged me $395 for inspection.

Other fees I paid include:

Purchase Option Fee: $300 (Revised. I previous called it "option fee", which causes confusion.)
License/Registration Fee $119.81
DocProcessing/EVR/Tire Fee $114.00

Boardwalk Nissan charges $695 and Nissan Burlingame charges $500 for inspection. I didn't try Nissan of Gilroy. Too far for me.
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