sonnylax wrote:Glad to see this thread I started so long ago is still alive!!
My (Atlanta based) 2015 Nissan Leaf S with QC is rolling off lease in April 2018. This was originally a 24 month lease, but I extended a year ago when they offered 3 free payments.
I only have 20,500 miles on the Leaf and it hasn't lost any bars yet. Residual value is $9200. KBB Private Sale says the car is worth around $12k in good value. It's a great/cheap commuter car for me, but it's hard to use with a growing family of 4 kids.
I'd consider buying this vehicle if I could get out the door for $5 - 6k total, but from what I'm reading Nissan Finance isn't inclined to make many additional incentives right now. I may go back to a used ICE minivan.
Does the KBB value even apply? Or is it simply the residual value minus any Nissan Finance incentives the dealerships may share part of with me?
P.S. Can anyone share sample email scripts you have used with the dealerships?
Nissan has spent the last 8 months increasing the value of used LEAFs and have succeeded. The average of used LEAFs in my area has jumped 20-40% in value.
Now phase 2 is starting. Put out new LEAFs with MUCH greater features but also at an average selling price that is $5-8,000 higher than the 2017's which helps keep used LEAF values high.
I personally think you can't go wrong with that residual. You might still get a bit of discount but nothing like they were offering a year ago. I know someone who recently got $1500 off theirs but their residual was much higher. Residuals in your range are getting very little if anything taken off.
What is your monthly? If its low, ask for another lease extension.
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 4411.3 mi, 96.88% SOH
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