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New 451 ED inventory, dead smart walking . . .
Don't forget - Customer Loyalty Cash of $1,000 on a smart Electric Drive if you own a smart, Mercedes-Benz or Sprinter vehicle.
Although most smart ED lease residuals are unrealistically high compared to the soft EV resale prices, haven't heard of any MBFS "love" at lease turn in? Appears this is feeding a constant supply of off lease ED 451 bargains at the auction houses.
MBFS accounting quandary, discount the customer residual or take a "book loss" at auction - which one looks best on the books?
Note, in an effort to get LEAF lessees to outright buy the electric car at the end of the lease, a year ago Nissan offered $6,500 credit/discount off residual buy-out price for 24-month lessees or $5,000 credit/discount off residual buy-out price for 36-month lessees on MY13 LEAFs.
Last edited by MB DNA; 10-03-2016 at 04:39 AM.