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 Post subject: My lease is almost up, and there's nothing else I want!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:54 am 
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Hey guys, what are your thoughts about buying out the RAV4 at lease end? We've only clocked up 30,000 miles, so the car has had an easy and completely trouble free life with us, and there's nothing else out there, except maybe the Kia Soul EV, that looks interesting.

So, question is, what's the downside of keeping it long term, do we know of any big issues, battery life, replacement costs etc?

Anyone else out there keeping theirs?

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 Post subject: Re: My lease is almost up, and there's nothing else I want!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:24 pm 
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Platinum warranty, you can probably still get the big one. If you decide to keep it. My car with 56k miles just got a new Big battery and has had the heater replaced. Those aren't repairs you want to do on your own and they take ~2-3 weeks to complete.


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 Post subject: Re: My lease is almost up, and there's nothing else I want!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:43 pm 
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I bought the platinum warranty, and bought mine off lease. I might come to regret it, but I really like the car. I'll reassess when I'm close to the end of the warranty whether I want to keep it past then.


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 Post subject: Re: My lease is almost up, and there's nothing else I want!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:38 am 
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No troubles I would probably keep it until I found something else compelling.
Actually that is what I am doing.

Did you extend your lease?


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 Post subject: Re: My lease is almost up, and there's nothing else I want!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:29 pm 
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Im in the same boat. Nothing else like the rav is coming out in the next few years. Keep the rav.

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 Post subject: Re: My lease is almost up, and there's nothing else I want!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:44 pm 
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If you can swing it, the Model X is as close as it gets.

I bought mine off lease, even though I could have gotten one cheaper by 2-3K. It's being used as a beater/truck for us


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 Post subject: Re: My lease is almost up, and there's nothing else I want!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:41 am 
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I would have I-Pace over X any day.


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 Post subject: Re: My lease is almost up, and there's nothing else I want!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:51 pm 
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we are getting the Jaguar i-pace ev. already built and working with the dealer, hope to order within the next few weeks.

starting price 70 K ours came to 75 K with some options - they can go up to 95 k i think.

will be selling or trading in the Rav4ev


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 Post subject: Re: My lease is almost up, and there's nothing else I want!
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:05 am 
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Branstone, what are the details on your Rav4EV? I'm interested and am shopping for one. Reply or message me at whockadoo@hotmail.com if interested. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: My lease is almost up, and there's nothing else I want!
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:25 am 
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2012 grey 74,000 not perfect, it has some door dings and scratches. has extended warranty 10/100 motor was replaced a while back.

only issue is the I-pace won't be ready until at least September so we won't be selling it for a while.


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