I am located in Oregon, I have been leasing a fully loaded LT Trim, 2017 Bolt for 291 a mo for the past 2 years and 11 months (was zero down, so around $10k total cost), it now has just under the allocated 45k miles, and its time to return the lease, GM has been calling me leaving voicemails to find out what I am doing with the vehicle. I have seen some people on here who are getting new lease deals on 2020-2021 models for 199 a mo, I am considering something like that.
The blue book value is about 14k and I don’t remember what they set the end of lease residual price was on the paperwork, but I am not sure I am interested in buying this one due to the new tech, more comfortable seating, and extended range of new models, unless I can get a really great deal on the residual value of this model.
The only special details of the last lease is the dealer allowed us to claim the state and fed rebate for the taxes so i got a pretty nice kick back on our taxes last time which i don’t think exists anymore at this point
If you were me, would you buy the bolt at a residual around 14k, or start a new lease for 2020 model at 199/mo, or should i negotiate for less than that? I have seen some people getting pretty amazing deals on here. Let me know your thoughts, thanks in advance.