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New member here. I have fallen in love with the new lightning. Probably gonna be a while before I can get one with the new ordering system. Curious how the folks with the higher trim levels are bearing with these new vehicle payments?
 

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Hey @02Reaper welcome to the forum! Which model are you thinking of getting? A Platinum?
I'm thinking more along the lines of the xlt with the extended range battery. Even that with 20k down is a hard pill to swallow for me. Not that I can't afford it, but I'm sure not wanting to! On the other hand, I'm to the point where I'm ready to try the ev and the lightning is the one I want.
 

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you are expressing the very reasons why the Lightning is so popular, and there is so much 'pricing' pressure to not only the buyers, but the sellers(dealers), too. I will imagine that most here who have ordered a higher-priced Lariat ER 511A or Platinum are not worried about 'financing' these expense 'vehicles'. If you are, you might be in a place where you've set your mind to purchase an expensive vehicle, at least as compared to other EV car options. Yes, you'll have few 'truck' EV options, which is part of what is driving this vehicle, and I'll join you there, but the Nissan Leaf is a TERRIFIC EV and can get you anywhere any of the others can, at a much more affordable price, and available ON DEALER LOTS - that's not something you can say about most any of the others, whether the new VW ID.4, or the KIA EV6, or the Hyundai, or Lucid, or Rivian, or even the Tesla.

There are also used EVs in the market - I just sold one of our original 2015 Nissan Leafs. The new owner was proud to have his first EV, even if it has 'only' a 60-70 mile range. It does what it does, and it does it well.

The Lightning PRO, even at the base price, without any dealer ADM, is $43,000 by the time you add your sales/tavt tax, tag, title, etc costs. Even that is not 'cheap', when you consider what you could do with that amount of money. I'll admit that almost NO new or used vehicle is inexpensive right now, but the financial picture, even with fuel savings and maintenance savings with an EV, might be breaking off more than they can chew.
 

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you are expressing the very reasons why the Lightning is so popular, and there is so much 'pricing' pressure to not only the buyers, but the sellers(dealers), too. I will imagine that most here who have ordered a higher-priced Lariat ER 511A or Platinum are not worried about 'financing' these expense 'vehicles'. If you are, you might be in a place where you've set your mind to purchase an expensive vehicle, at least as compared to other EV car options. Yes, you'll have few 'truck' EV options, which is part of what is driving this vehicle, and I'll join you there, but the Nissan Leaf is a TERRIFIC EV and can get you anywhere any of the others can, at a much more affordable price, and available ON DEALER LOTS - that's not something you can say about most any of the others, whether the new VW ID.4, or the KIA EV6, or the Hyundai, or Lucid, or Rivian, or even the Tesla.

There are also used EVs in the market - I just sold one of our original 2015 Nissan Leafs. The new owner was proud to have his first EV, even if it has 'only' a 60-70 mile range. It does what it does, and it does it well.

The Lightning PRO, even at the base price, without any dealer ADM, is $43,000 by the time you add your sales/tavt tax, tag, title, etc costs. Even that is not 'cheap', when you consider what you could do with that amount of money. I'll admit that almost NO new or used vehicle is inexpensive right now, but the financial picture, even with fuel savings and maintenance savings with an EV, might be breaking off more than they can chew.
Good thing I am willing to wait a few years for Ford to improve on the lightning and the range of the ev. I’m currently riding on my paid off 2016 3.5 ecoboost that has been trouble free since the day it was new. It’s just hard to swallow the pill of wanting something and then it ending up costing you almost what you paid for your house. Lol
 
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