Now I feel even worse. After our 2 year Lease we extenddd one year and they threw in 2 free payments, no increases, so the deal felt even better.
We bought it off of Lease after year 3 for 8K under residual, which was still 11 and change and some taxes. We would have faced some charges if we didn’t buy it as it had had some body damage (repaired, but not perfect) and replaced rear bumper. Ram it for 3 or so more years.
We traded it in for the Leaf Plus SV last summer. Still loved the old Leaf and it could still do 80 honest miles in summer. Kids miss the car still l. Winter was less range. After the super freeze of Jan 2019 in Chicago the car only managed about 35 miles at -25, which still got me downtown and back, but not with much to spare, so we took the plunge.
The range of the Car plus is such a luxury. Even at 20% battery it’s hardly a thought in terms of range anxiety. But, at 31K doesn’t feel free like the last Leaf. Part of it is that face that our petro bill was already almost gone (a few tanks a year for the minivan), so no offset for the payment. Now Illinois has a 100 dollar surcharge for EVs, so that reduced part of the gain as well.
2019 SV Plus Silver 6/19 purchase 7,000 Miles
2013 Leaf SV
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max distance on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max distance on 19 Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh