Southern California deal: I just picked up my new 2018 Clarity base and leased it on 1/1/19. Got $10,650 off MSRP on the $34,295 base car down to $23,650. Plus I get the $1500 State rebate in about 90 days and the $1000 utility company rebate check in about 90 days. Lease payment: $310 / month including 9.5% tax. Instead of waiting till the end of the year to claim the $7500 tax credit, my accountant said it's better to get the credit immediately and then plan on buying out the car at the end of the lease where the residual contract says $14K.