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Lease buy out questions


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#1 OFFLINE   Oxbowfarm

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 12:33 PM

Hello,

 

Looking for some advice on the possible lease buyout on a 2016 Energi.  If we decide to buyout we would want to hold on to the vehicle for another 5 years or so putting 10-12K a year on it.  Although it has been very reliable to date (30K on it so far) I am concerned with long term repair costs and reliability and was hoping hear what your experience has been and what kind of battery degradation to expect. 

 

Thanks in advance









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#2 OFFLINE   fredf

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 12:55 PM

I have 73K on my and it has degraded I have about 50/50 as far as EV vs ICE.  The big question would be how much your buyout would be and why you would want to  keep an orphan car?  There will probably be better choices when it comes time to buy, when your lease is up.



#3 OFFLINE   Billyk24

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 03:13 PM

Something to consider; third party battery replacement for those of you with degraded batteries.    The unknown is cost but searching the web can provide a ballpark figure.    Then again, will this cost drop in two or three years?



#4 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 07:28 PM

If you like the car then keep it.  How much is it degraded now the way you use it?  Remember to not push your battery hard, it will last alot longer.  There is nothing that says you should use the battery as much as possible today and finish its life before the cars life is finished.  By this I mean people who try to EV as much as possible and avoid starting the engine unless by force.

 

-=>Raja.










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