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A Day That Will Live In Infamy

I finally got my butt up to Redwood City and the Nissan dealership. A Leaf expert named Stan went over all the financial possibilities for leasing, suggested the SV model (middle of 3) because it has a better display & audio. The numbers on the web site are a lie - $299 a month is for the basic model with $10k down. That's a huge chunk for a lease. It would come in around the same as I am paying for the Ford on the SV model with $6500 down. One of the disadvantages of leasing is at the end of the lease you don't have a trade-in. You need cash.

The monthly rate for buying the car is 1/3 higher.

He can get me the color I want on a day's notice and can send a shuttle to pick me up from the local Ford dealership, and I expect also from the Caltrain station.

Where we left it is after I'm back from vacation I'll give him a call and we'll figure out a deal.

As I was leaving, the irony struck me of being at a Japanese car maker on Pearl Harbor Day.

The rest of the day was lazy. I put 3 gallons of gas in the car at almost $4/gal. It was below 1/4 tank, now it is about half.

Lunch was a croissant with goat milk cream cheese and lox. On the Tivo was Below Deck, in which two new crew come on board, three episodes of Mysteries at the Museum, PTI and some bad college football. And another 5-minute useless Oak Island teaser.

Streamed for about an hour in the late afternoon, two Thai speakers came in, both in the US but one from Thailand and one from Laos. They liked the same Thai pop singers I do.

Will stream some more from 9-11 tonight.

Dinner was trout - pan fried in butter with garlic, home-grown basil, oregano and mint. Pretty yummy. Plus mixed veggies. Mint chip ice cream for dessert.

Plans for tomorrow:
Check the light rail schedule for Sunday
Coffee with Janice
Finish packing

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zyzyly
Dec. 9th, 2018 04:24 pm (UTC)
Having never looked into leasing a car, I am shocked that they require such a substantial downpayment. Though I guess it makes sense. I tend to pay off my car and drive it for another 5+ years after, so buying becomes more cost effective for me.
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