michaelt wrote: What bothers me, through, is how come salesmen at Nissan Sunnyvale work completely for free?
michaelt wrote:I am also in the Bay Area, and my lease expires in a month. Based on Jon's post, I contacted Lou Supan from Nissan Sunnyvale. After spending two days on trying to sell me a new 2018 Nissan Leaf, Lou finally gave me the price for keeping the leased car. It is the residual value specified in the contract. In Lou's view, this a great deal for these simple reasons: "Other dealers normally charge $500-$1000 over residual plus fees to buy out cars, I'm just working for free here trying to get you a fair deal."Nolansdad wrote:I just bought out my 2015 SL lease from Nissan Sunnyvale.
Got a great deal from Lou Suppan.
They did a crappy job washing the car post inspection, but $35 at the car wash remedied that situation.
He was one of the few in the Bay Area that was willing to negotiate on the buyout price.
I got a REALLY good deal so told him I would give him some good reviews online.
I tried to negotiate with Lou whether he would give me something better. He offered to waive the disposition fee if I purchase the new 2018 Nissan Leaf. That's right, Lou made me a very generous offer agreeing to waive fees that the dealer is already obligated to waive under the express terms of the lease contract.
I am wondering whether the disposition fee waiver is all that he did for Jon. I asked Lou this question, and still waiting for the response. It appears this is all Lou did for Jon and this waiver is what Jon characterized as a "REALLY good" deal.
What bothers me, through, is how come salesmen at Nissan Sunnyvale work completely for free?
Your experience illustrates the fact that YMMV. I would continue with other dealers.michaelt wrote:Because it was a rhetorical question.
Rhetorical question: a question asked in order to create a dramatic effect or to make a point rather than to get an answer.
Get the end of lease inspection ASAP and see if the charge for the damage meets or exceeds the estimate from the shop. If not, just pay the damage charge.Phatcat73 wrote:What are folks doing about damage? I dented in the bottom corner of the rear hatch and have a 1 inch crack in the bumper. Body shop quoted about $1000 and advise I use the comprehensive on my insurance to avoid ins rate increases.
Do the work prior to lease turn in inspection or take it in as is and compare penalty costs to repair?
Never leased before so don’t know what to expect upon return.