They say "never read the comments," but what fun is that? I recently bought a new Nissan Leaf, an all-electric car-- even though we set out to buy a used gas car. Me, having a sad, after realizing the trolls are right. I managed to get the new electric car for an effective pre-tax price of $9,474. That sounded a lot better than the used 2015 gas cars I was finding with 30,000+ miles on them for $10,000-$13,000. As I explained in the story I wrote for 9NEWS, we ended up with the new electric car instead because several incentives made it cheaper: we got a $10,000 discount for Xcel energy customers (only applies to the Leaf,) a $7,500 federal EV tax credit that we won't see until we file next year's return, and a $5,000 state of Colorado EV tax credit that dealers can now apply to the purchase price. A new Nissan Leaf. The story contained an entire section on reasons not to buy this car-- essentially that it's not practical for severe weather
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