Hi folks. I drive a VW TDI wagon that I'd hoped would take me into the full-electric era, though the emissions scandal has me looking for a replacement. My wife and I both like the C-Max Energi, and the EV range would cover the majority of our routine local driving.
Normally I'm a used car kinda guy, though the lease deals on the Energi are getting near used car territory on a cost-per-mile basis. I also have read in these forums that HVB batteries are subject to degradation particularly in hotter climates. Having read this thread I'm comfortable testing out potential used examples, though it would be nice to start with a new battery...
A few questions:
- Any suggestions about timing on buying a 2016? It looks like the current $11,757 lease discount runs through the end of the year, and that's on top of X plan. Can I expect deals to improve when the 2017s arrive? (Normally I'd think yes, though I've never seen such a steep discount as a starting point. If it's not likely to improve by much, I'd rather get the color and equipment I prefer instead of waiting for the dregs.)
- Can I expect the OE tires to last the length of a 36-mo lease?
- Any other things I need to be aware of when leasing a Ford? This is new territory. I've asked my insurance company for a quote to make sure it doesn't differ much from my current car.
Thanks for any insights.