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wait for 2019 leaf?

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:10 pm
by teslaEmployee
I was thinking about buying the 2018 leaf as my car got totaled recently. But I read that the BMS On the 2019 model will be much better.

My commute is 50 miles round trip and I won't be using the leaf as my primary car. I live in SF Bay area. I really need the carpool sticker and if I wait till Jan 2019, my sticker will be valid till end of 2022. If I buy right now, my sticker will be valid till end of 2021.

Any other reasons to wait for a 2019?

Re: wait for 2019 leaf?

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:33 pm
by alozzy
Rumor says the 2019 e-Plus won't arrive until March of 2019 and availability in the CA could trail that by quite a bit. Only the 60kWh e-Plus will have a TMS and active cooling - again, rumor.

Re: wait for 2019 leaf?

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:58 pm
by LeftieBiker
With your commute, as long as you won't need 130 miles of range in three years, I'd get a discounted 2018.

Re: wait for 2019 leaf?

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:51 pm
by HerdingElectrons
Yup & with that being the new Nissan Halo EV the dealers will be far less likely to discount them & may even be doing that "dealer adjusted mark-up" crap


You also have until Sunday to some extant to cash in on the "extra" $3K rebate PG&E is offering on the 2018 Leaf:

http://www.pgecurrents.com/2018/04/24/p ... c-vehicle/

Re: wait for 2019 leaf?

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:29 am
by whowutwutt
I just purchased my 2018 4 weeks ago taking adv of that extra 3k incentives Nissan is pushing until 9/30, I don't need more than 150 mile normally, so this fit the bill for me. Keep in mind that pricing will probably be higher with the 60Kwh battery option.

The 60Kwh Battery with improved BMS wasn't in the following announcement, will be available at a "later date" so the initial batches of 2019s probably won't see that... https://electrek.co/2018/09/14/nissan-l ... e-version/

Re: wait for 2019 leaf?

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:55 am
by jdcbomb
if i wait until first few months of 2019 to purchase a 2018 unit, will the tax credit have run out by then?

Re: wait for 2019 leaf?

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:20 pm
by teslaEmployee
thanks for the advice everyone.. I think I will buy the 2018 version. This weekend being the last weekend of the month, I will start getting quotes from the dealers.

Re: wait for 2019 leaf?

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:45 pm
by Evoforce
teslaEmployee wrote:thanks for the advice everyone.. I think I will buy the 2018 version. This weekend being the last weekend of the month, I will start getting quotes from the dealers.
Buy the Bolt...

Re: wait for 2019 leaf?

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:19 pm
by HerdingElectrons
jdcbomb wrote:if i wait until first few months of 2019 to purchase a 2018 unit, will the tax credit have run out by then?
Which tax credit? The federal one is good until the manufacturer sells 200K vehicles & then that rebate sunsets in stages over 12 months.

The California tax rebate is very well funded & unlikely to run out anytime soon.
https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/eng/reba ... ing-status

The PG&E rebate expires this coming Sunday IF they are your electricity supplier, otherwise you don't qualify.

And don't forget to look into this as well!

https://cleanvehiclegrants.org/apply/

Re: wait for 2019 leaf?

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:34 pm
by SageBrush
If your main motivation to drive EV is the couple years a carpool sticker is offered then lease a compliance car:

http://ev-vin.blogspot.com/2016/07/curr ... d-evs.html