coach81 wrote:2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is dead (electric issue, battery keeps dying).. have to get rid of it..
1. Nissan Altima '16 - $4500 off.. can get one if I can sucker them into top dollar for my FFH'13 for as little as 2-3K.
2. Nissan Rogue '16 - pretty much same deal.. for maybe a grand or two more..
3. Nissan Leaf'16 SV???? Was going to offer 27K then ask for 6K off, then get my trade in which would make the cost below 10K before the state tax break... but...
with the Bolt, M3, and recently announced '17 Possibly "redesigned" Leaf... why would anyone buy a new leaf???
Thanks in advance for your suggestions, etc....
My question is "was there ever a good time to buy a LEAF?" cause if there was, I completely missed it!
well new one, I guess cause there has been several great opportunities to buy a used one including the one I am driving now. I was offered $6K off the residual for a price of $5803 but I could not see putting up with the range in the current job I have now (and that might even get worse soon as far as transportation need!)
But after mentioning the buyout offer I was SLAMMED by people who thought I was crazy for passing it up and these were people who were VERY aware of the range limitations. In fact, nearly all were current or former LEAF drivers. What I heard over and over was "Yeah the range sucks, but at that price!!"
So not everyone has an overwhelming desire to hit 3 states on a weekender. I found this to be the opposite of people who had never driven an EV which tells me that we are doing a piss poor job of getting the word out on EVs and how efficient, quite, smooth and CHEAP they are to operate.
Well could go one of two ways.
1) Lease a 30 kwh LEAF at bargain basement prices, drive it 3 years then entertain what I expect to be HUGE discounts from residual. (After all, how much is a 100 mile LEAF (remember it will have 45,000 miles on it by then...) gonna be worth if there are a dozen 200 mile options out there?
) This gives me 3 years to find a job that has less driving needs or a much more lucrative reimbursement plan.
2) Lease the car, drive it 3 years then get whatever is out there with the realization that half my options will no longer qualify for the State tax waiver or the fed tax credit.... So more range for a LOT more money....
Am I wrong?
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