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Nissan Leaf cuts $6,400 off base price

GasBuddy Blog -- It's a dicy proposition to gauge consumer interest in electric vehicles --in January-- especially when gasoline prices today are lower than last year's in a majority of U.S. metro markets.

And eventually, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn may regret the decision...
but for now, Nissan is trying to pump some life into the Electric Vehicle market and its own entry, the Leaf, for which one could say sales have been dormant.

Automotive News reports that Ghosn opened his press conference last week at the Detroit auto show with a bombshell: Nissan will cut the base price of the Leaf electric vehicle by $6,400 to $28,800. That's an 18 percent reduction from its current base price of $35,200.

Ghosn says the Leaf will still...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 5:52:57 AM

traffic: eV can be beneficial. If China had eVs, they wouldn't have so much problems w/ particulates.
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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 12:27:29 PM

Even with subsidies to the manufacturer, and tax breaks to the purchaser, these electric cars are a bad investment.

For the consumer.
And definitely for the country and the economy.

When will people wise up, and realize that "global warming" is nothing but a massive hoax to benefit savvy companies and political insiders, and to make sheepish eco-idealogues feel self-righteous?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 5:49:17 AM

Thanks for the info JPW.
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JPWhite
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 7:38:53 PM

Nissan are now correcting the mistake they made when they increased the price of the 2012 LEAF compared to the 2011. For a similar equipped model to the SL I bought 18 moths ago, the 2013 price is about the same as it was in 2011.

Given the lease deals available right now the actual MSRP is almost irrelevant for low mileage EV drivers.

The New S model is a stripped model, time will tell if buyers like it or not.

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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 6:59:18 AM

good move, but needs to still come down more for most ppl to even consider one.
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minookaband
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:33:41 PM

Nice to see price come down
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Snowball2013
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:28:22 AM

Might compete now
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garywa01
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:01:56 AM

they are overpriced anyway , why not
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OldMan322
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:32:43 AM

"djp071158" YES !!! and electic is getting higher then gas around here
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remay
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:56:12 AM

Startin to get the idea, eh?
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:26:39 AM

In a couple of years most of the new cars sold will be electric or hybrid.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:10:40 AM

Better... but no thanks.
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Jamer
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:06:17 AM

They need to cut a whole lot more before I'd even consider one. Plus battery range is a huge factor in my books.

My opinion, NO electric golf carts in my future any time soon.
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raccoon2011
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:02:35 AM

more price cuts to follow
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drawee
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:01:44 AM

Old News
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Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:59:43 AM

Whats that tell you. Look how over priced the is already.
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wendy1john32
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:58:34 AM

Getting tempting. My employer provides charging for this car.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:54:46 AM

Jumped into electrics too soon? A niche market at best.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:54:25 AM

I'll stick with gasoline power for the time being.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:53:47 AM

I wonder if this is in response to Honda's new release?
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:53:47 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:52:19 AM

Still wouldn't buy it.
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mnrick041
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:52:18 AM

I live in a apartment, have to park outside, no where to plug anything in. This would not work for me.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:50:29 AM

Still too expensive
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Petrock
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:50:11 AM

I guess they noticed that nobody is ready to pay that ridiculous price!
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:49:22 AM

as they should....haha
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:47:19 AM

Buy American.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:45:03 AM

Getting closer to a reasonable deal.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:42:56 AM

Just think a great way to raise power rates, have shortages and all the above.
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jcdakota
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:41:22 AM

The idea needs work! The price needs to come closer to gas powered vehicles, the use cycle and refueling cycle needs to get closer to gasoline vehicles.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:40:55 AM

Great
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:38:55 AM

I wish them luck
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vamike
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:36:36 AM

Still a lot of money for being able to drive 40 miles.
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wingryder92
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:36:29 AM

Good on Nissan, if they can get the Leafs blowing out of the dealerships it could start a trend.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:34:52 AM

Wow...
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kirzon484
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:34:10 AM

we taxpayers put into the car about that much each so the co loses nothing ...just my hard earned money pored into a loser company
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:33:01 AM

If he had timed this for March, near the end of Winter, I think it would really juice sales. In January, not so much.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:32:12 AM

nother oldie!
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:31:48 AM

Still too high for the common Joe.
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pkhdonovan
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:31:43 AM

still don't want one
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:31:04 AM

same reply as yesterday
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:30:32 AM

Old news.
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turbodog
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:30:25 AM

Big cut
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twobroke61
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:29:25 AM

still overpriced
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:28:30 AM

ok
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billy44bo
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:28:28 AM

Must be because no one wants the pos
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:28:19 AM

Good move Nissan!
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Maintroll
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:28:13 AM

I hope it doesn't have batteries like the Dreamliner aircraft.
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packards42
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:25:04 AM

Priced where it belongs. now the government can cut out the rebates we taxpayer pay for!!
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:24:15 AM

Another 5-6 grand and they might sell some!
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