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27 Jul 2010 21:10


Biz: The Chevy Volt: Not cheap, but the lease price isn’t too bad

  • $41k the amount it costs to purchase GM’s hope, the new Chevy Volt
  • $33.5k the amount it costs after the federal tax credit kicks in
  • $350 the amount a monthly lease costs (that’s reasonable!) source
  • » Why GM should be worried: Their electric car is going to compete directly with the Nissan Leaf, which far less in its least expensive configuration, $32,780, or $25,280 after the credit. On the plus side for GM, the leases are nearly the same price – $349 for Nissan vs. $350 for GM.

02 Feb 2009 01:23


Biz, U.S.: Sky-high rents in NYC aren’t looking so sky-high anymore

  • We had a truly un-New York experience with our old landlord begging us to stay.
  • Tom Botts • a 39-year-old New York City resident who found a drastically different landscape for renting when he and his wife, Libbie Rice, went apartment-hunting. Deals were all over the place, and his old landlord even offered to cut the rent if they stayed. Tenants like Botts are finding significant deals, even free months of rent, in a recession-belabored market. • source