It's a little complicated, but not very much so. The dealership had likely been expecting to buy my car from NMAC to resell it, because of the ultra low mileage and near-pristine condition. When I told them I'd be offering it to Carmax, the salesman said that he'd look into giving me some "equity" (credit) for the car, to be applied to my new lease, if I grounded (ended) the 2018 lease there. I then told him what I would like in return as that equity: a lowering of the payments for the 4 year lease to be the same as the more subsidized 3 year lease payments. I also asked for the Protection Package for free, and a free cargo cover. Total value of those concessions/gifts was about $1554.00. What he then came back with was: I'd get everything I wanted, with the only change being that they would buy the car from me, rather than grounding the lease for NMAC. That has no effect on me. I had originally offered to bring the car over there tomorrow, to show them the lovely door replacement, but when he requested photos of documents, I also sent 5 or 6 photos of the door and surrounding area. That sufficed. Next week I bring the car in, with the Summer tires on the OEM wheels loaded in the back. I'll then sign some papers, and will drive home with a 2021 SV 40kwh, with Tech and Protection packages, and a cargo cover. The wheels with Winter tires will be in the back of that.
I could have spent another $90 a month or so for a Scarlet Ember (my favorite color) SV+ with Tech Package, but having driven both versions of the Gen II Leaf, I prefer the way the 40kwh cars accelerate and handle. They are more 'toss-able', less ponderous, and at everything less than WFO, they accelerate more quickly. That extra 50HP or so sounds great, but you only get it after a couple of seconds of flooring it, and they always feel like they are at least the 200lbs heavier that they in fact are. One Plus in the family is enough. The Brilliant Silver makes the Leaf II look more like a British luxury sports car, and I'd prefer the car handle more like one.
Brilliant Silver 2021 Leaf SV40 W/ Pro Pilot & Protection
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 2 lithium E-bicycles.
BAFX OBDII Dongle
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