Thanks for the reply SageBrush. Good point about the lease being a sunk cost. Also, that's an interesting way to look at the 3 year old Leaf being equivalent to 18KWh for 9K. I hadn't thought about it that way. Is the battery degradation curve relatively linear?SageBrush wrote: As I posted in another thread, a UT dealer is selling the 40 kWh LEAF 'S' model for $21,500 before tax credits or TTL. Figure out your tax credits and go from there. The CVRP requires in-state purchase.
I suggest you ignore your lease -- that is a sunk cost. Instead, compare a
$9000 ~ 18 kWh, 3 year old LEAF to
Whatever is otherwise available to you.
As a second, lightly used commuter your car is kinda sorta an OK-ish deal.
If it is your only car, it will hamstring you in a few short years.
That Utah deal you posted is great; much better than what I've seen around here. I'll have to send out some feelers to some local dealers and see what I get. I need to return the car by first week of Sept so I have about a little over a month to make a decision!