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Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:38 pm
by Asalvo
I understand that. Sometimes leasing is a good way to buy a car, though, as you don't have to decide whether or not you want to own it for several years. Also, most people don't qualify for the full Federal EV tax credit if they buy. I wasn't suggesting that the OP buy his car, but was saying that the deal he got was good IF he planned to buy the car. If he turns it in then he'll have wasted some money because of the unnecessarily low residual.

This was exactly my situation. Couldn't take advantage of the Federal rebate because of income, but Nissan offered $9500 lease rebate and CO offered $2500. $12000 off after negotiating $4000 of MSRP. Our lease payment is low and the residual is low. Perfect for us as we intend to buy it at the end of our lease. Total cost with fees, registration and taxes for the lease amount came to about $21500 for an SV.

Re: Leaf SV lease

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:43 pm
by Asalvo
Baltneu wrote:
Asalvo wrote:Black Leaf SV




How many miles per year in lease?
Any money down%?

12000 miles per year, but we intend to purchase at lease end so not a big consideration.
The total lease payments included $8000 down and $63 a month for 36 months. I know that's not what folks usually do, but it ended up saving a bunch on the lease finance charge.

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:07 pm
by LeftieBiker
Leasing is usually the way to go with an EV anyway, as you usually don't know when you lease exactly what will be on the market in two to four years. The lease lets you "wait and see." I didn't get a fantastic deal with my SL because it was early days when I leased it, but the residual is right about at what I figure will be fair market value ($17k) for a super-low mileage '18 SL in three years, so I can buy it or not, as I prefer.

Re: Leaf SV lease

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:26 am
by passepartout
Asalvo wrote:Black Leaf SV no options
Edited this to reflect a renegotiation to a better price.


MSRP $33850
Dealer discount $4186
Lease rebate state and Nissan $12000
Total lease payments 36 months $10268
Residual $11160

Total price $21428 includes taxes and fees

There will be taxes at the residual purchase and probably a fee, but I’m happy with the price.

Nissan dealer in CO

Did you put any money down?

Re: Leaf SV lease

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:55 am
by Asalvo
passepartout wrote:
Asalvo wrote:Black Leaf SV no options
Edited this to reflect a renegotiation to a better price.


MSRP $33850
Dealer discount $4186
Lease rebate state and Nissan $12000
Total lease payments 36 months $10268
Residual $11160

Total price $21428 includes taxes and fees

There will be taxes at the residual purchase and probably a fee, but I’m happy with the price.

Nissan dealer in CO

Did you put any money down?
We decided to put a bunch down because, we had it available, and it reduced the finance charges on the lease. $8000 down and $63 a month for 3 years.

Total amount for lease including down payment and monthly payments with taxes, fees and registration after 3 years is $10268
$11160 residual.

Seemed like a great deal to me so we went for it.

Re: Leaf SV lease

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:39 am
by passepartout
Asalvo wrote:
passepartout wrote:
Asalvo wrote:Black Leaf SV no options
Edited this to reflect a renegotiation to a better price.


MSRP $33850
Dealer discount $4186
Lease rebate state and Nissan $12000
Total lease payments 36 months $10268
Residual $11160

Total price $21428 includes taxes and fees

There will be taxes at the residual purchase and probably a fee, but I’m happy with the price.

Nissan dealer in CO

Did you put any money down?
We decided to put a bunch down because, we had it available, and it reduced the finance charges on the lease. $8000 down and $63 a month for 3 years.

Total amount for lease including down payment and monthly payments with taxes, fees and registration after 3 years is $10268
$11160 residual.

Seemed like a great deal to me so we went for it.

Looks like a very good deal. I'll end up paying $374 x 36 = $13,464 in 36 months. Residual value of $12,997. Total $13,464 + $12997 less $2500 TX rebate equals $23.961 for a Pearl White SV with floor mats and splash guards.

Re: Leaf SV lease

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:13 am
by Asalvo
passepartout wrote:
Asalvo wrote:
passepartout wrote:

Did you put any money down?
We decided to put a bunch down because, we had it available, and it reduced the finance charges on the lease. $8000 down and $63 a month for 3 years.

Total amount for lease including down payment and monthly payments with taxes, fees and registration after 3 years is $10268
$11160 residual.

Seemed like a great deal to me so we went for it.

Looks like a very good deal. I'll end up paying $374 x 36 = $13,464 in 36 months. Residual value of $12,997. Total $13,464 + $12997 less $2500 TX rebate equals $23.961 for a Pearl White SV with floor mats and splash guards.
Cool. Mine came with mats and protection package as well. I wonder why the residual is higher? I’m wondering if the numbers changed for November.

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:23 pm
by Trilobyte
passepartout wrote:Just picked up my white SV this past Tues. It has Navi but unsure what other options as I haven't had the time to go through it all. MSRP 34,450. Got a 3yr lease, 12k miles for $374 per month no down payment. Residual $12997 at end of term. Was this a good deal? I'm in Houston and three previous dealers won't bend.

Love the adaptive cruise, epedal (who'd think of never stepping on the brake pedal on the way home), car is unbelievably smooth, super quiet, spritely, and solid. The only thing that niggles me? The placement of the speedometer, the steering wheel blocks it.

In ever way superior to the Leaf 1. People are nuts to drive ICE autos.
Which Houston Nissan dealer did you go to? I have a Murano lease that ends in Feb and am seriously thinking of getting a new Leaf. I took a test drive a couple of months ago at Central Houston Nissan but have also talked to people at David McDavid on the Gulf Fwy where I got the Murano. McDavid doesn’t even seem to keep them on their lot and they couldn’t tell me much about it. The Leaf knowledge by the floor people at Central was a bit better, but still very sparse, I seemed to know much more about the vehicle than they did. Not encouraging.

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:44 pm
by Baltneu
Salespeople knowledge generally sparse because of low sales volume.
Proof is that most dealerships have only one trained Leaf tech.

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:11 pm
by LeftieBiker
Baltneu wrote:Salespeople knowledge generally sparse because of low sales volume.
Proof is that most dealerships have only one trained Leaf tech.
Indeed. And when you factor in the usual BS-oriented sales pitch, the "information" given for the Leaf usually bears little resemblance to reality. Every EV salesperson I've dealt with - except possibly the last one, who was very good, and the first, when I knew very little about the car - has learned ten times as much from me about the EV in question as the other way around.