LTLFTcomposite wrote:There is the $1000 loyalty cash too, but it remains to be seen whether I'll actually be able to apply that against the best deal I could have had otherwise, ie is it really the same as reaching into your pocket and pulling out ten hundred dollar bills.
From what I understand it is like you pulled out ten hundred dollar bills as it comes straight form Nissan. So I see no reason that you could not get your best deal and then apply the extra $1,000 like it was cash out of your pocket.
I also have $250 to spend towards a new vehicle from the One to One Rewards program but I am not exactly sure how that one works yet but plan to look into it soon. I would not be surprised its different from the $1,000 loyalty cash though. Still another $250 certainly would not hurt.
kmp647 wrote:There is some sort of program started in october that allows certain Leaf Leasers to buy their current car at a price way lower than the contracted residual...
Has anyone heard any updates on this? Or received calls from NMAC regarding buyouts at less than the residual price?
If they're going reverse the opt-out thing I'd want to consider this. There is certainly a price where it makes sense.
I am curious about this too as I believe I am in the same boat as LTLFTcomposite. I need to figure it out soon as my lease is up 01/14/2015. Trying to decide between the options of turning in the Leaf and leasing a new one before the end of the year to take advantage of all the incentives that Nissan is offering, just turning in the Leaf and paying the price to do so and going with a different EV such as the Soul or even going without a second vehicle for a while and the possibility of being able to buy the Leaf I have if offered to me at a reasonable price. All these options have their pros and cons for sure.
One thing I should add is that Nissan is usually open to extending the lease up to an additional year on a month to month basis at the same monthly price of your current lease including additional miles. Certainly not something that works for everyone but if you have a good monthly lease rate and you don't mind taking the risk of out of warranty repairs it is another option. However I have already used this option myself and so far it has worked well for me. Of course I was hoping for better options form Nissan by now.