First lease hack since 2020, needed a hold-me-over to replace an outgoing 530i until inventory (hopefully) returns to a level that allows for meaningful discounting. This isn’t a vehicle I particularly wanted but I’m very pleased with the deal. Thanks to @IAC who started a Frontier thread in January 2022 alerting us to the art of the possible on these. Shout out to @GeminiRam for answering some one-off questions along the way.
I like to include the disposition fee in the effective monthly payment - feel it’s misleading not to. Without that cost this averages out to $239 per month. The dealer let me pay $5K of the $7K via credit card, I’ll leverage those points in a minor but material way. The dealer is located in NC and willing to replicate the deal. Be forewarned that even though I had the commercials complete ahead of time, I spent 4.5 hours at the dealership waiting for them to get the vehicle ready as it was brought in from a sister dealership and not ready upon my arrival.
Definitely helps in certain aspects that the RV has dropped so has effectively eliminated the need for discounting off the back-end of cap-cost needing to be $100 over RV. Deals remain and complexity lowered.
I included the government fees in the dealer fees cell because they were small and I was being lazy. To make a long story short, the dealer covered the acquisition fee because they made a mistake along the line when quoting the one pay price and that concession on their part made up for it.
Reg for CA and tax will play a differnece as its much higher in CA than NC on both.
That and the Acq Fee being waived add up.
But we can be close after normalizing those factors. Have Few more of these.
@518ADK congrats on this awesome deal. Enjoy in good health!
No. I shopped an offer and they beat it. It took a lot of effort getting an offer worth shopping and then expanding my search radius to include anything within 200 miles of home. It’s the same approach I followed with my last lease, but took a week longer given the general dealer experience with Nissan (which is well documented in other threads).