So 3 years has gone by now and it's time to turn in my leased 2014 energi with 27,800 miles on it. I was allowed 31,500. It doesn't have nav or a back up camera but it does have pretty much everything else. It came with equipment group 300A. I have had no issues with it and I like the car. Although, I did notice the drivers side window has made a stammering noise a handful of times but has not done so in the last few months.
Inspection company came out and found no excessive wear, front tires are at 5/32 and the rears are at 7/32. With all this in mind I will be headed to the dealer in short time to go over my options. Says in the contract that the end of lease purchase option is 15,905. This, obviously, is WAY off. I have found a few of my exact same car for as low as 12,999 asking.
Although I have found many are in the 14,900 range... asking. I have a friend who has a leased nissan that he for various reasons is not putting the miles on it and said if I would like to I can take it off his hands for a couple months and wait until November/December or even longer while deciding what to do if the dealer and I don't come to an agreement.
With all this in mind I was thinking about starting at 9,000 for my C/max and working from there. This sound about right? I will not be buying or leasing another car from the dealer. Unless something changes I really want to purchase a used and/or certified C/max energi and I am not really looking at any other cars. Something with 30,000 miles or less. It be nice to get my car at a fair price but I really don't know what to expect, haven't been down this road before (bad pun intended).
What should I expect the dealer will come at me with?
Is certified really that much more desirable then used?
If we come to an agreed price will the dealer certify the car at that point or is that something you pay extra for?
Any and all answers are greatly appreciated. Thanks...