One Pay Lease and Up Front Costs

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by Scott Bleier, Dec 25, 2018.

  1. MoLoe

    MoLoe New Member

    To revisit your original thread subject.
    Hi Scott,
    Yes you are correct (objectively speaking), this Clarity “special lease offer” is worth taking and paying off;

    I like to base my opinions on fact so in the attached photo you will find that I did exactly that.
    MPEG shows a fully loaded Clarity Touring MSRP (you can add the pinstripe, floor mats, destination charge, blah blah) and In the cellphone screen you will see the first months Honda Lease payment screen.
    It’s not fake, I’m not trying to pull a fast one on you.
    I put 0 down and rolled taxes tags title into the monthly payments and I got all 3 year service vouchers during the negotiation alongside a monthly detailing and top-off of the gas tank every month during the detailing.
    Like yourself, when I see something that is too good to be true I start investigating and questioning.

    If I can get into a $42k Honda for $300/month and/or buy (or sell) it today for $25k at cost why would this not be the talk of all these thrifty forums ???

    I think you nailed it on the head but I also think there is a deeper issue here.
    I’ve never seen this Honda being advertised or solicited by the dealer.
    Even the sales guys don’t know how to sell this car... but all owners I speak with love it and feel like it’s all the $40k car they purchased.

    Am I missing something?

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  2. Scott Bleier

    Scott Bleier New Member

    Of course this is real. If we can figure it out then it is reality! You leased the vehicle and got the tax benefit of $10500 and any discount passed to you making for low monthly payments. There is also a low residual value of 43%. But the Clarity IS an acquired taste. It is NOT a typical driving experience! This is why the Kia and Hyundai PHEV don't sell. Many don't want to figure it out or do not want a "transitional vehicle".
  3. MoLoe

    MoLoe New Member

    Yes...that is also why i didnt mebtion the Jeep Laredo with tow package 199/month lease special - Different target audience ;)
  4. Shelly

    Shelly New Member

    What a deal! And if you reside in CA you are eligible for additional incentives.
  5. MoLoe

    MoLoe New Member

    $100 tax credit per kwh of battery in MD ;)
    Cashbach, Uncle Sam style.
  6. wgshipl

    wgshipl New Member

    Maryland is out of money for this credit. They say more money will be available in July. I applied for this rebate, but it is not clear if I will be able to get it then. Also, Honda would not let me do the one pay lease when using their special offer. They only let me put down $6500. The finance cost is only about 1% so this is still a very good deal.
  7. MoLoe

    MoLoe New Member

    Interesting, thanks for the info.
    I usually dont buy based on future promises (from a gov fund non the less).
    Re. One pay lease i beleive 3 months is the min amount of obligated time needed to hold a 36mo. Lease before transferring or buying out the finiancing agent.
    Im 3 months into my lease, id love to test the theory. But after paying off our $42k vehicle last year I would never give up the opportunity to lease (under the right conditions)

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