After the discussion about a Nissan Leaf ( https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4471822/Nissan_Leaf_Thoughts?
) and a test drive, we think the car would work great for us, as long as we get a good deal.
We're not in dire need for a new car, so we're willing to walk away.
The situation is that we only want a certain trim model (the SL), and there aren't any 2017 models within 250 miles (there's one around 260 miles away - but that would take 3 full charges to make the trip). There are a few dealers with 2016 SL models. The 2016 is identical to the 2017 model, so we are fine with the vehicle, as long as it is priced appropriately.
Here are the major factors I see:
-2016 model has already depreciated significantly
-2018 model is an all new generation (details to be announced early September)
-it is the only Leaf the dealer has in stock, and has sat around for at least a year (not a hot seller)
-current gas prices (~$2.00/g) make electric vehicles less attractive
As a baseline, I checked out truecar.com for my local market for a 2017 Leaf SL:
Market Average: $38,357 (MSRP - $1,278)
Factory Invoice: $37,909 (MSRP - $1,726)
"Great Price": $38,052 (MSRP - $1,583)
"Exceptional Price": $35,832 or less (MSRP - $3,803)
(btw, we will be paying significantly less than that due to rebates, but I'm comparing prices before rebate)
I did another comparison, comparing the current used car value of a 2012 Leaf vs. a 2013 Leaf with the same mileage, the different was about $2,700.
What kind of price/discount would you expect for a previous model year vehicle?
Thanks for your thoughts!