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 Post subject: Re: Just leased used 2014 Fit @ $199/mo - or SO I THOUGHT !!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:50 am 
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Wow, new battery after 8500 miles?

I have about 51k on my car, about 47k of which are "mine". My 2 yr lease ran out in April and I've been doing month to month since then, and they put on new tires at renewal. I plan to get something else before mid-November - wish the new Leaf would be available by then. I may end up with a cheap "beater" ICE to get me through.

Love the car and the size doesn't bother me, but the range is not what I need, especially during New England winters. I have an L2 at work, but there are now other folks who utilize it as well, so its more of a hassle. With kid pickups and other errands etc after a 38 mile one-direction commute, I often need to drive more than the 40-50 miles I get for range when its cold out (and thats with heat off/low).

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 Post subject: Re: Just leased used 2014 Fit @ $199/mo - or SO I THOUGHT !!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:48 am 
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Wow, new battery after 8500 miles?

I have about 51k on my car, about 47k of which are "mine". My 2 yr lease ran out in April and I've been doing month to month since then, and they put on new tires at renewal. I plan to get something else before mid-November - wish the new Leaf would be available by then. I may end up with a cheap "beater" ICE to get me through.

Love the car and the size doesn't bother me, but the range is not what I need, especially during New England winters. I have an L2 at work, but there are now other folks who utilize it as well, so its more of a hassle. With kid pickups and other errands etc after a 38 mile one-direction commute, I often need to drive more than the 40-50 miles I get for range when its cold out (and thats with heat off/low).


Bolt has much better range than a Leaf. I assume it is the price that is the issue.


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 Post subject: Re: Just leased used 2014 Fit @ $199/mo - or SO I THOUGHT !!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:00 am 
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Yeah, plus though I haven't seen in person the new Leaf seems to look a little better. Don't like they still have air cooled batteries... At this point, I'm likely down to either a Bolt or a Volt/Clarity hybrid... I can't/won't do a BEV with under 150 miles now that the pricing is more "reasonable" compared to the low $200/mo that I was paying for the Fit with unlimited miles.

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 Post subject: Re: Just leased used 2014 Fit @ $199/mo - or SO I THOUGHT !!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:14 am 
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Well, sad to say that # 287 was returned on Friday. Since I was told I couldn't extend past April 2019, I decided to spend the winter in a warmer unit :)

Loved it for the 70k miles and ~3.75 yrs I had it tho!

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 Post subject: Re: Just leased used 2014 Fit @ $199/mo - or SO I THOUGHT !!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:27 am 
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Still enjoying mine after 5 1/2 years and 63-k miles. A stone hit my windshield last week and broke it. It was fully covered by Lease Plan and they sent Safelite right over to install a brand new O.E. Honda windshield [unique to the Fit EV and costs $1,400 before labor]. We'll never get another lease deal like this again. As soon as you turn the car in, your insurance will be double on what ever else you buy, because you'll have to pay your own comprehensive and collision insurance.

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 Post subject: Re: Just leased used 2014 Fit @ $199/mo - or SO I THOUGHT !!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:46 pm 
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Yeah originally I had planned to get rid of in late Oct/Nov because my commute is 40 miles one way so basically when its under 30* I can't run the heat or I won't make it. I should have pushed harder to see if I could renew past April 2019, I just 'believed' what I was told since I knew it would be coming to an end at some point.

Agree, insurance is roughly double for the Clarity PHEV, if you lease there are mileage limits, and didn't come with a charger obviously.

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