Bought. Who knows what life will bring?
It’s easier to sell a car than transfer a lease.
Also bought gap insurance, and the 8yr/125K extended platinum bumper-bumper warranty.
Even if the lease would’ve cut my payment in half, I’d still have to do something again in 3 years that’s gonna require a similar commitment as the first lease.
In addition, with the rumored next refresh in 2025, this will hold me over nicely. I took the loan out for a standard 5 years. I’ll have three more warrantied years of coverage after. I didn’t factor in the EV Rebates in any of my math when I bought - but I negotiated a stellar interest rate.
It’s gonna just be an even better surprise payment on my principal in the spring.
I’ll have the car refurbished by the end of year 7 for anything that’s worn out / broken.
I’m in SF, there’s not that many miles I can go in a trip - I’ve had my car a month and I’ve only gone 500 miles. I just sold my ‘01 Accord with 68K miles on it. I feel that by living in SF I’m cheating the warranty programs with very hard miles (vs freeway suburbia drivers who go 50+ a day with way less wear; in some instances.)
Taking a gamble at buying and backing it up with proper coverages. Thinking by 2025 there won’t be any more tax credits or rebates, as EVs will have gone mainstream. Might as well ride this one out.