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I asked for and received a 6th year lease extension

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:10 am
by Tucholsky
If it helps anyone I recently received a lease termination notification after 5 years and I knew from this forum that a 6th year had been possible for some.

I emailed Robert Langford asking for a 6th year extension and within 15 minutes he had returned the email stating that the had contacted HFS and they should be in touch with me soon. Within a day I had correspondence stating a 6th year was available for the same $199 monthly cost.

So don't give up if the car isn't 6 years old yet. Here if Robert's information if it helps.

Robert Langford
Manager, Electric Vehicle Sales
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Robert_Langford@ahm.honda.com



Dan

2014 Fit EV #369
54K oil free miles and counting.

Re: I asked for and received a 6th year lease extension

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 5:32 pm
by blownb310
There are three people now who have asked Robert nicely and have been granted permission for a 7th year. So if you really want another year, ask Robert.

Let's keep these cars on the road for as long as possible.

Re: I asked for and received a 6th year lease extension

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:20 am
by newEVEnthusiast
My 6th year lease ending next month.
I love the car , clocked over 120K miles and have found the battery performance not degrading at all (my detailed experience here : (http://indudas.blogspot.com/2019/07/my- ... r.html?m=1 ).

But recently I had a fender bender and Honda declared the car totalled, even though only the rear bumper has damaged and the car drives pretty well. Wished Honda will let me have the car for free, as they are going to crash the car anyways and I , if for nothing, am still generating lots of real world data and performance numbers for Honda. But so far no luck..

Will try this new contact too..

Thanks for the post.

Re: I asked for and received a 6th year lease extension

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:39 am
by blownb310
Yeah, if you have any kind of accident with the cars now, it's pretty much game over. It pays to have a backup plan for another car handy as you never know when you'll need it.

Re: I asked for and received a 6th year lease extension

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:32 am
by Ziggy
After leasing and loving this car for 5 years now, I get the notice today that they want it back by 9/11/2019. I just paid the new registration and put the stickers on two days ago, paying $250 through September 2020. I did get a two year extension after my first three years and figured I would get another offer to do it again. No one ever said it would be the last offer. I assume Honda will just take them off the road and crush them up?

I have solar panels and spent about $1200 getting the heavy duty charger installed. I am retired and drive very little. It has less than 10,000 miles on it! I don't see anything else out there that I would like as much or is not too expensive.

Praying that the advice given here will work for me. Have they totally given up on this great car? I figured that there would be a new production model by now.

Any other thoughts or experiences with the lease issue?

Thanks in advance!

Re: I asked for and received a 6th year lease extension

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:34 am
by blownb310
The title of this thread says it all. Don't worry about the notice you received in the mail. That is standard procedure. Those that want another year must ask for it and if you follow the advice in this thread and you will get another year extension. By the way, you've been driving your Fit EV for five years and you're just joining the forum now? Most people join when they get the car initially.

Re: I asked for and received a 6th year lease extension

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:22 am
by Ziggy
@Mike: I did not know about the forum. Sorry! But I did just get a sixth and final one year extension. Thanks to all here who provided information!

Re: I asked for and received a 6th year lease extension

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:48 am
by blownb310
Great!

Re: I asked for and received a 6th year lease extension

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:06 am
by pixelpusher52
Does anyone know a good number for extending the lease? I already got a 2 year extension and was hoping for one more year and even reached out to Robert Langford via email. he referred me to Marc Deutsch who said i should reach out to AHFC to make the request... Of course that is where the dream died as the call center person was unwilling to push any paperwork to Marc for approval and just sorta rejected my request... clearly NOT a honda fit ev driver.

Re: I asked for and received a 6th year lease extension

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:20 pm
by blownb310
That's not good news. Robert always handled the special requests for getting people another year or two extension. This is the first that I've heard that the new guy won't help you out. As soon as I read that he referred you to AHFC, I knew the result wasn't going to be what you wanted. They always say no.