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For Georgia Residents Only - LEASE a 2015 NISSAN LEAF S for $199/mo (3-years) or $227/mo (2-years)

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Last Edited by booyah81 June 4, 2015 at 05:42 PM
*updated 6/4/15 to reflect latest prices*

If you didn't already know, the state of Georgia has killed the income tax credit effective 7/1/15 (see link for HB 170 [ga.gov]) meaning that people who lease/purchase a zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) after 7/1/15 will receive no state income tax credit. Since this announcement, local Atlanta Nissan dealers have gone through a flurry of LEAFs due to huge initial price reductions. We're in the home stretch currently, with only one dealership (the largest in Atlanta) with significant inventory, and everyone else with LEAFs at most in the teens. Sadly, prices are still very high with only a glimmer of hope that prices will drop back to 2013/2014 levels just before the 7/1 deadline. The latest price update is a slight drop from the recent prices:

Below are the updated, not-so-slick prices from at least one Nissan dealer in Atlanta:

To lease a brand new 2015 Nissan LEAF S w/ Charge Package (6.6 Battery Upgrade and Quick Charge),
get your first service free,
get unlimited tire rotations for the duration of your lease,
and receive a free charging card to charge your LEAF all over metro Atlanta:

3-YEAR LEASES - $235 w/ VPP and $274 non VPP
2-YEAR LEASES - $279 w/ VPP and $329 non VPP


As usual, no names of specific dealers and/or dealerships are allowed so feel free to PM me if you want my contact. Otherwise, please feel free to shop around for a better deal. If you find something, please PM me so I can post it or post it in a new thread yourself.

I am 15 months into my 24 month lease on a 2013 Nissan LEAF S and I love it. Highly recommend it if the numbers and battery range are appropriate for you.

Important Links
1. Please check out my 2014 post (+12 Score) on how to crunch the numbers to see if this makes sense for you.
2. Please check out my 2013 post (+66 Score) on how to properly file for the $5,000 income tax credit (which, fyi, you can carryover for 5 years [energy.gov]).
3. Please check the list of eligible VPP employers below in the Wiki post or at the website [programhq.com] to see if you can get VPP pricing.

Additional Details
* $0 down payment
* 1st month payment and Tag & Reg.Fees $81 due at signing
* Optional Special Tag Fee: $60 (H.O.V Lane)
* Standard lease covers 12,000 miles/year - upgrade to 15,000 miles/year for an extra $17/mo
* No ad valorem tax (included in lease payments/price)
* Federal tax credit of $7,500 is already included into the price, reducing MSRP to give you a lower monthly payment
* State Income Tax Credit of $5,000 if you lease/buy before 7/1/2015
* No oil changes necessary
* Disposition Fee: $395 End of Lease only if you decide not to Purchase another Nissan
* Contact GA Power (link [georgiapower.com]) about EV plans where evening charging of the LEAF is at a lower rate than daytime usage

Disclaimer:
This does not constitute tax advice. All persons considering use of available incentives should consult with their own tax professional to determine eligibility, specific amount of benefit available, if any, and further details.
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Last Edited by booyah81 April 3, 2015 at 05:03 AM
List of Georgia Employers on the VPP List
A AND M COLD STORAGE, LLC
ACCENTURE
ADTECH SOLUTIONS
ADVANCED CONTROL SOLUTION
AIR LIQUIDE AMERICA CORP
ALLIED SYSTEMS
ALLIED SYSTEMS LTD (INCLUDES ALL LOCATIONS AND AREAS)
ALSTON & BIRD
AMREP INC
APPLE INC
ARCHITECTURAL SIGNING INC
ASHLEY SLING INC
ASSET MANAGEMENT OUTSOURCING INC
ATLANTA ACCUEIL
ATLANTA MARRIOTT PERIMETER CENTER
AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING, DEALER SERVICES GROUP
AVAYA INC
BEECHER CARLSON INSURANCE BROKERS
BELLSOUTH (all locations)
BMI GENERAL LICENSING
BONNELL ALUMINUM
BRUEL & KJAER
CENVEO NASHVILLE
CITY OF SAVANNAH
COMPLETE AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS INC
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT, ATLANTA CUMBERLAND CENTER
COX - INCLUDES COMMINICATION,ENTERPRISES/AUTOTRADER
CRYSTAL SPRINGS
DATA SOFTWARE SERVICES, LLC
DATASCAN TECHNOLOGIES
DELTA AIR LINES
DESCARTES SYSTEMS USA LLC
DIXIEN LLC
E WORK COM
ECOMPANY STORE LLC
EQUIFAX CORP.
EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES
F & P GEORGIA MANUFACTURING
FRESH BEGINNINGS/ELEAD CRM/DATA SOFTWARE SEVICES
FUSE GRAPHICS
GEORGIA TECH
GEXPRO
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE / GENERAL DYNAMICS
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL
HELLA, INC
IKON
IMERYS MINERALS LTD
IMS
INFOR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INC
JACKSON ASSOCIATES RESEARCH INC
KING & SPALDING
LCG ASSOCIATES INC
LEASE PLAN USA, INC
LUND INTERNATIONAL
MANHATTAN ASSOCIATES
MARSH - ALL BRANCHES
MAXAIR MECHANICAL INC
MERCER - INCLUDES CONSULTING
MET LIFE VOLUNTARY BENEFITS
MG INTERNATIONAL, INC.
MILLER / ZELL
MOLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE
MUNICIPAL GAS AUTHORITY OF GEORGIA (MGAG)
NATIONAL AUTO RESEARCH DIVISION, HEARST BUSINESS MEDIA CORP., DBA: BLACK BOOK
NATIONWIDE CREDIT, INC
OCCUPATIONAL FITNESS INC
OGDEN FORKLIFT, LLC (FORKLIFT DEALER)
ONLINE VEHICLE EXCHANGE LLC
PAC
PIEPER, OBRIEN & HERR ARCHITECTS
PIOLAX CORPORATION
PROSYS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
PYE BARKER FIRE AND SAFETY
QUALITY SYSTEMS ENHANCEMENTS, INC
RENAISSANCE HOTEL OPERATING COMPANY, RENAISSANCE CONCOURSE ATLANTA AIRPO HOTEL
ROLLINS, INC
SERVIGISTICS INC
SHIROKI NORTH AMERICA
SIEMENS BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES. INC
SISKIN STEEL AND SUPPLY CO INC
SMC3
SNR BEARINGS USA
SOFTTEK INTEGRATION SYSTEMS INC
SOUTHERN COMPANY INC
SPARKS GROVE
SQUARE D
STRUERS, INC.
SUNTRUST BANK, INC
THE COCA COLA COMPANY
THE NETWORK INC
THE NORTH HIGHLAND COMPANY
TOYO TIRE NORTH AMERICA MFG. INC
TURNER BROADCASTING
UNISIA OF GEORGIA CORPORATION
UNISIA STEERING SYSTEMS, INC.
UPS (United Parcel Service)
UPS SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS
VERINT AMERICA INC
VIEWLOCITY, INC
VITAL RECOVERY SERVICES, INC
WELLS CAPITAL
WITNESS SYSTEMS INC
WOOPLE LLC

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#3
So what would be the effective date of the new law (assuming it's obviously worse than the $5,000 current credit)? Would I still be eligible for the full $5,000 on this year's return if I were to sign today?

This is one of the better deals I've seen in a while, but I have no VPP connections and near term oil futures still looks positive for gas consumers.

Just tough for me to justify knowing I spend roughly $100/month on gas w/ no payments and low monthly insurance premiums that will undoubtedly increase by switching.

Thanks for posting, though.
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Quote from triwood View Post :
So what would be the effective date of the new law (assuming it's obviously worse than the $5,000 current credit)? Would I still be eligible for the full $5,000 on this year's return if I were to sign today?

This is one of the better deals I've seen in a while, but I have no VPP connections and near term oil futures still looks positive for gas consumers.

Just tough for me to justify knowing I spend roughly $100/month on gas w/ no payments and low monthly insurance premiums that will undoubtedly increase by switching.

Thanks for posting, though.
Yes, you would still get the full credit. I agree it's a tough decision but also factor in the potential repairs you'd have on your own car during the lease term, as well as depreciation cost. With the leaf, you get an essentially free car to drive for two years and money in your pocket from selling your existing car.
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Booyah81, or anyone else I guess,

On the VPP spreadsheet, what is that entry on line 2 "VIP show your loyalty"-No POE Proof of Employment required?

Just curious.

Thanks
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Is there a way to get VPP pricing if non VPP ... or any easy way to get it ... like joining an association/club ? PM me if you happen to know.
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For anyone doing the math on this I believe the law that does away with the tax credit in July also adds a $200 a year electric car fee as well. Not a huge amount but for anyone on the fence it might be important info.
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Quote from westau View Post :
For anyone doing the math on this I believe the law that does away with the tax credit in July also adds a $200 a year electric car fee as well. Not a huge amount but for anyone on the fence it might be important info.
is there an option to early terminate your existing lease and get this one?
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Man, I've been wanting to get one since end of 2013, but I don't have VPP ??
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new to this. So basically, you lease this car almost free. Same time, you protected the environment?
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Quote from fanfan2 View Post :
Is there a way to get VPP pricing if non VPP ... or any easy way to get it ... like joining an association/club ? PM me if you happen to know.
I put in my email address in the website the OP posted and it said it couldn't find my company. I'm a state of Georgia employee, but I guess we don't qualify. I would also like to know if there is a way for me to get the VPP price.
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Wish this post was posted one day earlier. It takes me a whole day to get price to $249, 24 months for VPP. Thanks OP.
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Also interested in learning how to get VPP if company is not listed. Appreciate any feedback on this!

TIA
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Quote from overfedexed View Post :
Booyah81, or anyone else I guess,

On the VPP spreadsheet, what is that entry on line 2 "VIP show your loyalty"-No POE Proof of Employment required?

Just curious.

Thanks
If you don't see your employer on there then I do not believe you qualify. Sorry!

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is there an option to early terminate your existing lease and get this one?
Not that I know of but you can always try reaching out to the person who leased you your current LEAF.

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new to this. So basically, you lease this car almost free. Same time, you protected the environment?
That's the deal, yo.

Quote from dalokgawd View Post :
I put in my email address in the website the OP posted and it said it couldn't find my company. I'm a state of Georgia employee, but I guess we don't qualify. I would also like to know if there is a way for me to get the VPP price.
Don't know of another way except through your employer or someone who has VPP pricing co-signing for you.

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Wish this post was posted one day earlier. It takes me a whole day to get price to $249, 24 months for VPP. Thanks OP.
Sure!

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Don't think you can. See prior comment. Sorry!
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Pm me dealer info please. Would like to look into it, is it hassle free?

It's not clear to me how to get the credit if you have already filled your taxes. Do you wait until next year to submit this paper work?
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