So, to take up the question on SOC, what was the SOH on the car you ended up getting when you got it and what is it now? Are we talking about the same thing, state of health? Is it variable and improvable?I've been to pretty much all of the dealers here in SoCal and yes I brought my own obd scanner. Most of the cars were at around 30% SOC. A few were at around 80%. I really didn't think much of it. Besides, they all sat at the auction lot for much longer after they became off lease. As much as I shopped around, the car that I ended up buying was negotiated over the phone. After all the test drives I realized that they were pretty much the same. It came down to me finding the cheapest 2016 that wasn't beat up cosmetically and with decent mileage. I knew that I would be putting a lot of miles on it anyway so I didn't feel like paying more for a low mileage car. I think I paid $6,700 before tax for a clean 2016 with 30k miles back in November. I'm already at 36k miles as of this weekend.
It looks like they're trying to charge a premium for 2017 cars. But I came to realize that, take my last car, for instance. Somebody will charge extra when it's sold because I went off lease 1/13. But as a buyer, would I really want to pay $1,500 or more extra for an extra couple months of warranty? No.