Long time reader first time poster. I love reading this forum and all of MMM's posts. I am dragging my husband kicking and screaming towards FI, and realized I had to let go of some things first as an example. I was driving a 2014 Acura RDX with a $650 per month car payment that we bought new. I know, I know, face punch noted. I decided we had to start following MMM's advice and knew I needed to get rid of that car. I had about $8,300 in equity and didn't want to spend much more than that. After an exhaustive search I decided to look for a used Leaf. Well it turns out that a Nissan dealership just down the road has several used 2015 Leafs that are certified and all have about 24k miles or less on them. All listed for $9,488 or less! I contacted the Internet Manager and we went to test drive one yesterday. I loved it! Kept giggling over how quiet it is! Loved the acceleration. He explained that used Leafs are cheaper here in Georgia than anywhere else right now bc all the ones leased before the huge GA State Tax Credit that went away are coming back in, and the credit that the original owners received is factored into the price. It has great warranties and is Certified like I said, so it was a no brainer. I felt so pleased driving away in my paid for nearly new Electric Vehicle!
I feel so grateful for this blog and forum opening my eyes to all the mistakes we are making and wish I had found this info sooner! Can't wait to see that $650 a month pay off our loan on the new A/C units we got last summer. And then just keep it rolling! Thanks to all!
Oh and he has plenty more Leafs available so let me know if you want his info. He said he had buyers flying in from other states bc the savings was that great. He was a very friendly no pressure fine Irish gentleman. :)