I’m rather tired of spending hundreds of dollars in gas a month for my Mercedes to commute back and forth to work. And my mom, with her TDI, is tired of wasting that car’s potential, so we both want to get an e-Golf.

I should point out that my mom and I both know she doesn’t need an e-Golf; I did the math and her car costs so little to run, but we both want to keep her Golf in prime condition, and I really don’t want to do the clutch on it.

I sent my terms to the dealer, which amounts to about $4,000 off on each car. But I still feel like an amatueur when it comes to leases. I have no idea if the buyout will change with the new negotiated price, or if I pay sales tax on the full price of the car, or what it is after the federal tax credit is added in.

Anyways, I’m super stoked to be finally getting an e-Golf. As much as I love my Mercedes, driving a 17 year old car has grown taxing.