jmueller065
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Re: End of lease? What are you doing?

Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:00 am

Carbuff wrote:https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stoc ... =131570583

Interesting that it has dearborn as the address but my paperwork clearly says atlanta GA.
Note that "One American Road" is also Ford's WHQ's address in Dearborn.
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EastWestBrothers
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Re: End of lease? What are you doing?

Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:35 am

EastWestBrothers wrote:The lease on our 2014 Focus Electric ends in about 4 weeks. While I was originally contemplating extending the lease to wait and see about the Model 3, but after much debate and consideration, we moved on something sooner.

We have about a month of overlap between the Focus Electric and the new car so expect a comparison soon.

In the meantime, still waiting to get my lease end inspection done. Anticipating getting charged mostly for other people's mistakes (e.g. door dings) but we shall see.
So the lease-end inspection went well and we were charged for absolutely nothing, despite a few door dings and one tire that was a different brand from the others. I guess it might depend on how anal your inspector is, but my guy ended up being super chill about everything.

Just need to schedule the date to drop the car off at a dealer now.
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EastWestBrothers
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Re: End of lease? What are you doing?

Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:45 pm

Returned the car last Friday and the process was fairly painless. Dealer accepted the vehicle, had me sign the lease return form and an odometer certification. I inquired about the disposition fee and was told my lease might have been too old to have it written in since they saw nothing about it on their end and thus did not charge me for it. We will see if Ford reaches out directly about it.
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Re: End of lease? What are you doing?

Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:36 pm

EastWestBrothers wrote:Returned the car last Friday and the process was fairly painless. Dealer accepted the vehicle, had me sign the lease return form and an odometer certification. I inquired about the disposition fee and was told my lease might have been too old to have it written in since they saw nothing about it on their end and thus did not charge me for it. We will see if Ford reaches out directly about it.
Don't think they will. The dealer collects any money and that's that. You signed the papers, the lease is done.
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EastWestBrothers
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Re: End of lease? What are you doing?

Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:33 am

Good to know. Thanks!

Also, since we returned the FFE, might as well share that we replaced it with a Chevy Bolt. Ended up with a monthly payment only a few bucks more (mostly due to increased taxes) and no money out of pocket. I opted to go this route instead of waiting on the Model 3 mainly due to the Model 3's lack of leasing options and likely poor lease rates. Click the link below for more details on how I came to the decision.

http://www.eastwestbrothersgarage.com/2 ... lt-ev.html
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Re: End of lease? What are you doing?

Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:43 pm

EastWestBrothers wrote:Good to know. Thanks!

Also, since we returned the FFE, might as well share that we replaced it with a Chevy Bolt. Ended up with a monthly payment only a few bucks more (mostly due to increased taxes) and no money out of pocket. I opted to go this route instead of waiting on the Model 3 mainly due to the Model 3's lack of leasing options and likely poor lease rates. Click the link below for more details on how I came to the decision.

http://www.eastwestbrothersgarage.com/2 ... lt-ev.html
That must have been an incredible deal you got on a Chevy Bolt Premier to have a monthly payment similar to that of the FFE!
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EastWestBrothers
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Re: End of lease? What are you doing?

Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:33 am

Well, I leased the FFE in 2014 before they dropped the prices, so despite the generous discounts available at the time, it probably was not the best monthly payment I could have gotten had I just waited another couple of weeks, but we were constrained by the need to eliminate a car we had in our possession at the time.

With the Bolt, I pretty much calculated a smoking deal and shopped it to the dealers. Got one to bite so I took it. My total cost of ownership on the Bolt will end up being over $1000 than it was on the FFE over the course of a 3-year lease and this is despite the Bolt having an MSRP of nearly $9k more than the FFE. Deals for the Bolt are out there to be had since inventory has been building up for months, especially in CA.
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EastWestBrothers
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Re: End of lease? What are you doing?

Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:15 am

Comparing the FFE to our newly acquired Chevy Bolt.

http://www.eastwestbrothersgarage.com/2 ... ic-vs.html
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2014 Ford Focus Electric (returned 10/6/2017)

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