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POLL: Did you lease or buy?

Sat May 12, 2018 4:11 am

POLL: Did you lease or buy your Tesla (or other EV)?

For those leasing: are you in your first, second or third lease?

Here's what a few drivers had to share...


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Re: POLL: Did you lease or buy?

Sun May 13, 2018 9:53 am

2018 Bolt Premier
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Re: POLL: Did you lease or buy?

Sun May 13, 2018 12:40 pm

I don't see a POLL, I bought.
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Re: POLL: Did you lease or buy?

Tue May 15, 2018 2:18 pm

I purchased a Chevrolet Bolt because it has 3 times the range of my previously leased PEV, a 2015 BMW i3, and that is all I really need. Didn't like being tied to a lease.
2017 Bolt LT
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1968 Chevrolet Camaro convertible
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Re: POLL: Did you lease or buy?

Tue May 15, 2018 9:29 pm

Leased. I've previously leased many cars/trucks. The Bolt is somewhere between number 5-10. I've owned and leased over 60 cars/trucks/motorcycles in the 67 years of my life to date.

I leased the Bolt because:

1) I didn't intend/want to keep it beyond 3 years because of the rapid changes in the EV market anticipated in the next 3 years;
2) the unknown resale value of the vehicle beyond that time period due to the likelihood of such changes;
3) it was cheaper and easier to lease than buy it; and because
4) the dealer gave me what I wanted for my trade-in which paid for all of the upfront costs for the car, which cost me zero money out the door, which is related to but not exactly the same as #3 above.

I will probably lease another EV again after the 3 years is up but I'll decide then which one. Have no problem w/the Bolt but there may be sexier, faster and/or more interesting EV models available for the same (or even a lower) price when I have to make that decision.

Time will tell.

BTW, I own 3 cars cars and a truck. The Bolt is the only car I am currently leasing. All of these vehicles are listed in my signature.
My vehicles:

2017 Chevy Bolt
2012 Mercedes ML350 4Matic
2008 BMW 335i
2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder
2002 Ford F250 7.3L 4x4 Longbed Turbodiesel

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