1. Leases are almost always a terrible decision. This was no exception, especially since we failed to do our legwork to find out that Nissan was subsidizing so that many drivers are paying a lot less than we are. Lesson 2: if you’re going to lease a car you can damn well still negotiate.
2. We did that.
This is how we explained our decision to lease a 100% electric car to our financial advisor:
“We’ve had a really insanely stressful month followed by a stressful cosmic situation. It was lease now or have Diana kill and eat the next perfectly innocent car salesman.”
At least a Nissan fits with our lifestyle choices – since we live in cities and not suburbs it’s pretty practical. We named it Dino, because it does not run on dead dinosaur.