iminsandiego
Posts: 15
Joined: Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:07 am
Delivery Date: 29 Sep 2015
Leaf Number: 325694

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Flyct wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 8:36 pm
Tips? First I found that there are no Leaf’s in stock at any dealers. Several have inbound units and most o those already have deposits on them. It’s a crazy market.

This is what I did.

Do your shopping via phone, text and email and be prepared to walk away if the numbers don’t meet your requirements.

Then Go to www.nissanusa.com and search inventory for 250 mile range at https://www.nissanusa.com/shopping-tool ... -inventory Contact dealers with cars you would be interested in and verify it’s available and theres no prior deposit on it. If it’s available for pre purchase ask for an out the door price with your car as a trade. Get it in writing. Be prepared with pictures of your car, mileage, vin number etc to send to them via text or email for them to make a trade in offer.

I had offers ranging as high as $15,000 down to $8,100 plus my car. The $15k guy wouldn’t budge. Most added lots of expensive BS mandatory option packages. The local Autonation Nissan dealer had the best out the door offer. Once you get out the door offer in writing give them a deposit with a credit card with fully refundable in writing. Then wait.
Sounds good. This is basically how I bought my last two Leafs but that’s when there was a lot of inventory with dealers trying to move older cars. It took me a couple months and a tons of emails and texts. I used my google voice number and a spammable email address. I had to drive 140 miles for my last purchase. I didn’t figure anyone would deal when they don’t even have it on the lot. But you give me hope so maybe I’ll go have some fun :)
2015 Leaf S 55,000mi 10 bars - Sold
2020 Leaf SV+ 7500mi 12 bars
iminsandiego
Posts: 15
Joined: Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:07 am
Delivery Date: 29 Sep 2015
Leaf Number: 325694

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

iminsandiego wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 9:47 pm Sounds good. This is basically how I bought my last two Leafs but that’s when there was a lot of inventory with dealers trying to move older cars. It took me a couple months and a tons of emails and texts. I used my google voice number and a spammable email address. I had to drive 140 miles for my last purchase. I didn’t figure anyone would deal when they don’t even have it on the lot. But you give me hope so maybe I’ll go have some fun :)
I just did some research and if I could pay MSRP, it would be $40k after taxes to get my exact car, but 3 years newer. Carmax will pay $30k for my vehicle right now. So, it was looking good that I could basically trade up for about $500 when accounting for federal and state incentives. Unfortunately, I'm ineligible for another CA rebate. Not only that, but CA will claw back my previous rebate if I don't keep my car for 30 months. Maybe the recession will bring deals or other EV incentives I will be eligible for.
2015 Leaf S 55,000mi 10 bars - Sold
2020 Leaf SV+ 7500mi 12 bars
Flyct
Posts: 583
Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:04 am
Delivery Date: 08 Dec 2020
Leaf Number: 310762
Location: Bradenton, Florida, US

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

iminsandiego wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 12:51 am
iminsandiego wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 9:47 pm Sounds good. This is basically how I bought my last two Leafs but that’s when there was a lot of inventory with dealers trying to move older cars. It took me a couple months and a tons of emails and texts. I used my google voice number and a spammable email address. I had to drive 140 miles for my last purchase. I didn’t figure anyone would deal when they don’t even have it on the lot. But you give me hope so maybe I’ll go have some fun :)
I just did some research and if I could pay MSRP, it would be $40k after taxes to get my exact car, but 3 years newer. Carmax will pay $30k for my vehicle right now. So, it was looking good that I could basically trade up for about $500 when accounting for federal and state incentives. Unfortunately, I'm ineligible for another CA rebate. Not only that, but CA will claw back my previous rebate if I don't keep my car for 30 months. Maybe the recession will bring deals or other EV incentives I will be eligible for.
Carvana offered me $31,578 and dealer offered $33,500 sight unseen. Plus trading in saved sales tax since with trades in Florida you only pay sales tax on difference. That saved $2,000 in sales tax by trading.

I’m only eligible for federal tax credit, no stare tax credit in Florida.
2023 Leaf SV Plus delivered 10/22/22 (214 mile published range)
2020 Leaf SL Plus (224 mile range) Traded in
2019 Leaf SL Plus. Totaled 11/20 (224 mile range)
2018 SV Traded for 2018 SL Plus )150 mile range)
2015 SL Traded for 2018 SV (80 Mile Range)
tidetide
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2022 10:13 am
Delivery Date: 23 Oct 2023

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Paid MSRP on a 2023 S, Youngstown, OH area dealership

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