Thanks, I am into this.
I feel a bit off that I didn't jump at the chance for an
only-slight-more-expensive Volt lease when they had them this past
summer, but it took me awhile to get comfortable with the whole
leasing thing. I've generally driven high-mileage cars that cost me
very little to own, and have avoided financing and leasing.
For my goals now, I was trying to avoid falling on my sword and paying
what I thought of as too much money for a new or only moderately used
car. With Nissan and Chevy and Mitsubishi bringing their lease deals
down, I realized finally it was something I could live with. By going
with the Nissan instead of the Volt, there is a big financial
negatives which is that I will have to retain ownership of my small
Ford ICV for longer trips, but I think the lease price I finally got
from a local Nissan dealer was finally at the point where I could say
that even if I end up having some partial regrets, it's something I
can live with and will probably be happy with.
I live in Arizona (albeit an area at 3500 ft above sea leavel somewhat
higher and cooler than Phoenix), and in general there is a problem
with the Leaf and range degradation in the extreme heat of places like
Phoenix. I may live to regret these words, but .... I can't spend my
life worrying about everything forever. I'm getting this vehicle for
things like round-trips between 5 and 40 miles, including a bit of 75
mph highway here and there, so I think hopefully I'll be ok for 3.25
years and it will be good for my health and outlook to wear an EV
I've really wanted to just stop using oil, especially since the first
gulf war, and I've loved the test-rides I've had in EVs. Many people
including Paul Scott and Doug have been very helpful in that regard.
Also, I'm particularly sensitive to noise and have always just loved
the reduced NVH of an EV (and I think this is a hidden selling point
that should be more widely marketed, if it isn't already).
Ok, I guess I'm just rambling in my excitement.
[Default] On Sat, 6 Oct 2012 15:57:25 -0500, Eric Penne
>On Oct 6, 2012 3:55 PM, "murdoch" <murdoch@...> wrote:
>> bcc: various groups, people
>> Not quite there yet, but it looks like I'm leasing a Nissan Leaf at
>> $2000 down and $325 (including everything) per month for 39 months
>> plus probably about $1000-$2000 to install a charger (if I lived in an
>> area where I qualified for the EV project, it would have been free I
>> guess). Ocean Blue color.
>> Well, that only took about 22.5 years (I guess I will date from the
>> April 1990 GM Impact production-vehicle announcement.)
>> I have to admit, I'm pretty darned excited.
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