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A FReeper got a Leaf
self | ctdonath2

Posted on 05/07/2014 9:16:24 AM PDT by ctdonath2

I did it. I got an electric car. A Nissan Leaf.

Whatever the origins, the confluence of factors made it absurd not to. Buyers get a $7500 credit off federal taxes. Georgia offers $5000 off purchase or lease. Power usage costs about $25/mo (vs gas at $150-300). That, plus negotiating, makes a 2 year lease net cost $0, if not negative. That I was driving a '98 POS facing major repairs, plus legislative movements reconsidering the incentives, made it a must-do.

If you're in a state with similar incentives, and have any reason at all to get another car, do it.

Environmentalism? Reducing pollution et al is a good thing, but as I was otherwise looking at a Jeep Wrangler, not a major factor. Taxation/redistribution? Getting mine $$$ back is a good thing. If they're gonna legislate it, use it.

Just a happy new nifty car owner here, had to share. Get your free car now if you can.


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1 posted on 05/07/2014 9:16:24 AM PDT by ctdonath2
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To: ctdonath2

INCOMING!


2 posted on 05/07/2014 9:18:50 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: shove_it

Still a good place for op to come and get bumper-sticker suggestions.


3 posted on 05/07/2014 9:21:08 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: ctdonath2
Georgia offers $5000 off purchase or lease.

What does that mean? The state of Georgia pays the dealer $5000 for your new car?

Also, after calculating all tax credits and rebates, what was the final selling price?

4 posted on 05/07/2014 9:21:12 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: ctdonath2

you’re selling out

you’re being bribed by government to further their green(communist) global warming agenda. global warming is a hoax

you are selling your soul to the Devil


5 posted on 05/07/2014 9:21:27 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: ctdonath2

Running for the popcorn...


6 posted on 05/07/2014 9:21:48 AM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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To: ctdonath2

popcorn jpg


7 posted on 05/07/2014 9:22:32 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: ctdonath2

How far does it go before needing a charge?


8 posted on 05/07/2014 9:22:35 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: ctdonath2

If it works for you, great. I congratulate your success in all your endeavors. Somebody is going to get our tax dollars one way or another. It may as well be a FReeper that has no self confidence or self esteem issues and doesn’t worry about what others think of him or her.

Don’t go too far from the plug.


9 posted on 05/07/2014 9:22:38 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: ctdonath2

Yeah but it only goes 73 miles then you have to charge/wind it up again, plus driving one makes professional hoaxster and sociopath Al Gore happy.


10 posted on 05/07/2014 9:22:40 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: ctdonath2

? Does it come with a charger unit for the house ?


11 posted on 05/07/2014 9:23:27 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: ctdonath2

A car paid for with other people’s money.

Is that like a welfare car?


12 posted on 05/07/2014 9:23:49 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: Democrat_media
you are selling your soul to the Devil

Congrats! You win the Hyperbolic Statement of the Day Award.

13 posted on 05/07/2014 9:24:19 AM PDT by gdani (Every day, your Govt surveils you more than the day before)
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To: ctdonath2

Good luck with it, and I hope it serves you well and safely for many miles.


14 posted on 05/07/2014 9:24:34 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: raybbr

Keeping an eye on this thread


15 posted on 05/07/2014 9:24:45 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: joshua c

It’s an Obamacar. lol


16 posted on 05/07/2014 9:24:58 AM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: Aria

Placemarker ... and the final ticket price was ????


17 posted on 05/07/2014 9:25:21 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: ctdonath2

Better hop it does not freeze in GA.

Battery will get you into your garage and that is about it!


18 posted on 05/07/2014 9:26:29 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Democrat_media

Some would call it being fiscally smart, not a sell out.


19 posted on 05/07/2014 9:26:35 AM PDT by redhawk.44mag
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To: ctdonath2

FWIW, I don’t blame you one bit. I personally think tax credits are pretty evil, but hey, we’ll never get rid of them, so why not join in and help destroy the system ahead of schedule?

What difference, at this point, does it make?


20 posted on 05/07/2014 9:26:36 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: gdani
government is the devil. yes or no? yes

and they are bribing him yes or no. yes

government is evil , unaccountable, inefficient,corrupt yes or no? Yes

21 posted on 05/07/2014 9:26:38 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: ctdonath2

That’s like me saying that if my son qualifies for Medicaid and I qualify for federal aid, I may as well suckle on the federal teat because other people do as well... no thanks.


22 posted on 05/07/2014 9:26:48 AM PDT by chae (The Lannisters send their regards--Game of Thrones)
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To: ctdonath2

Congrats. If you’re happy then all is good.


23 posted on 05/07/2014 9:27:04 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: ctdonath2

Adam and Eve had leafs....look where it got them!


24 posted on 05/07/2014 9:27:06 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: gdani

Top Gear did electric cars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kIS4J0XUO0


25 posted on 05/07/2014 9:27:09 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: ctdonath2
Hmmm...This came out today....

600 page litany of doom’: Weather Channel Co-Founder John Coleman slams Federal climate report: A ‘total distortion of the data and agenda driven, destructive episode of bad science gone berserk

26 posted on 05/07/2014 9:27:26 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: TheDon

An Obamaphone that you can drive.


27 posted on 05/07/2014 9:27:47 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: ctdonath2

I don’t know if I’d do full electric, but I was quite impressed with my in-laws’ hybrid Camry.


28 posted on 05/07/2014 9:28:20 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Sure beats continually being ripped off by oil barrel market manipulators! If they did that with electricity costs their would be revolt in the streets, but with gasoline, they have the public brainwashed somehow to accept it all as market forces...my butt...its called economy damaging greed.


29 posted on 05/07/2014 9:28:53 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: ctdonath2

I sense tension in the force on this thread. LOL. I picture hovering hands over warm keyboards. We root for happiness and success but ponder the means and methods that are sometimes at odds with our ethos.

It’s like being sorry a colleague got laid off while secretly hoping you can get his office.

This is fun in a diabolical sense.


30 posted on 05/07/2014 9:28:56 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: redhawk.44mag

whatever i don’t trust the government and don’t want anything for “free” from them. go get some free gov housing, the Projects are open


31 posted on 05/07/2014 9:29:14 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: ctdonath2

“Reducing pollution et al is a good thing”

LOL! Thank you for buying Kentucky coal.


32 posted on 05/07/2014 9:29:50 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: ctdonath2

Unless you owe $7,500 or more in fed taxes, you won’t get a $7,500 tax credit.

You only get “up to” a $7,500 tax credit.

Same for Georgia’s $5K.


33 posted on 05/07/2014 9:29:51 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: redhawk.44mag

so you want some “free “ Obamacare they promised too? go sign up . i’ll pay the liberty tax


34 posted on 05/07/2014 9:30:41 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Yeah but it only goes 73 miles then you have to charge/

It has the ability to run forever without charging if your driving is all downhill......

35 posted on 05/07/2014 9:32:21 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: ctdonath2
"makes a 2 year lease net cost $0"

Kewl-You got yer free $hit. Ya might want to carry a fire extinguisher in the car just in case.

36 posted on 05/07/2014 9:33:17 AM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.??)
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To: Tenacious 1
“It may as well be a FReeper that has no self confidence or self esteem issues and doesn’t worry about what others think of him or her.”

At first I chuckled when I read this since it drives home the point of how insecure and mindless the left is; governed mostly by their emotions.

Then I realized you're also describing the average Freeper. And you're right - most conservatives have a healthy sense of self-donfidence with a realistic world view. And are mature enough to stand up for what is right, regardless of what others think.

37 posted on 05/07/2014 9:34:30 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: ctdonath2
$7500 credit off federal taxes

Yeah, many here appreciate that we just subsidized your ride.

38 posted on 05/07/2014 9:34:32 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: onona

This should be entertaining.


39 posted on 05/07/2014 9:34:43 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: ctdonath2
"Buyers get a $7500 credit off federal taxes. Georgia offers $5000 off purchase or lease. Power usage costs about $25/mo (vs gas at $150-300). That, plus negotiating, makes a 2 year lease net cost $0, if not negative."

Not clear to me. Did you buy or lease?

40 posted on 05/07/2014 9:35:50 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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41 posted on 05/07/2014 9:38:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ctdonath2

And now you can brag here at FR!


42 posted on 05/07/2014 9:38:08 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: joshua c; ctdonath2

Does it come with a free cell phone too?


43 posted on 05/07/2014 9:39:20 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: defconw
Some people are wound too tight...lol.

I wonder, though: will he be able to use the rebate to pay his Obamatax bill for 2014?

44 posted on 05/07/2014 9:40:33 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: ctdonath2

Don`t take out in the snow or heavy rain.


45 posted on 05/07/2014 9:40:33 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Perhaps one of the things he thinks is right, is saving money for his family?


46 posted on 05/07/2014 9:40:37 AM PDT by redhawk.44mag
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To: Democrat_media
government is the devil. yes or no? yes

and they are bribing him yes or no. yes

government is evil , unaccountable, inefficient,corrupt yes or no? Yes

So, am I to understand you do not & never have claimed ANY credits or deductions on your state & federal taxes? None for owning a home, having dependents, charity, etc?

47 posted on 05/07/2014 9:40:44 AM PDT by gdani (Every day, your Govt surveils you more than the day before)
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To: MichaelCorleone

I wondered if anyone would pick up on the double entendre.

Thank you. A complimentary insult of support. I like Mona Lisa too. lol


48 posted on 05/07/2014 9:41:18 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: ctdonath2

Obama Is Going To Pay For My Gas And Mortgage!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI


49 posted on 05/07/2014 9:41:45 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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50 posted on 05/07/2014 9:42:53 AM PDT by deport
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