I just registered for my Leaf on http://www.nissanleafinfo.com. I live in the OC and chose Tustin Nissan. Trying to compare good deals in the OC. Where are you getting yours?
I noticed 4 links about Leaf arrival. I found this one interesting. Sounds a little like the 2007 Triac to me! Time will tell.
Wait and wait and wait.
We've been on the list (that means we paid $100 to get on that list) for almost a year now. Still no Leaf.
There was an article on Tree Hugger (I could not find it - perhaps it was another site) but it said that Nisan has reallocated most of production run to Japan where demand is high. And though I want one it might make sense to build a strong market one place before going global.
There are no discounts or incentives because there are no cars.
Although it is frustrating to wait the good news is most vendors are coming out with pure electric vehicles but I think it will be 2012 before they will be widely available. Check out the EV Watch page at evfinder.com http://evfinder.com/evwatch.htm they list the news stories about Electric Vehicles from pretty much any manufacture. You will see most all of the car companies has some sort of EV coming out in 2011 or 12.
Good Luck -
We are getting BOTH the LEAF and the Volt. I ordered our LEAF on "Day 1" of NISSAN accepting and confirming such orders (31 Aug.) from North Bay Nissan in Petaluma, CA. The dealership was great to work with and gave us a 5% discount from final configuration TOTAL. THAT was the end of my "good feeling" for the LEAF purchase process.
It took me two weeks to find a Chevy dealer anywhere near Sacramento that would even take an order for a specific car and most were mumbling about setting "market price" after their spec. cars arrived. Finally I ordered at MSRP my Volt from Fairfield Chevrolet. After finding a responsive dealer and settling the cost, the Volt delivery process has been incredibly smooth and transparent. It has been possible to TRACK the production of the Volt through railcar loading and now to the final stage of arriving at the Fairfield dealership (today or tomorrow at the latest).
NISSAN has obfuscated the whole delivery process on the early LEAF orders, NISSAN corporate representatives have falsely promised "significant deliveries by the holidays (quote from 11 Dec.), and most recently asserted in a Mercury News interview "there has been no delay in the LEAF deliveries." YIKES !
It is now clear that LEAF cars, which had been in limbo on the LA docks for 2-6 weeks are arriving at customer homes. However Nissan has not yet even gotten to 100 LEAF cars delivered in the WHOLE US; they took about 200 ORDERs on Day 1 of the confirmed order process (31 August). My car is now "scheduled for February delivery, but there is still no VIN posted on my LEAF dashboard. Our North Bay Nissan dealer has been WONDERFUL and responsive, but he has no feedback from Nissan either. I have owned new cars every 2-3 years for the last 45 years and I have NEVER been treated so badly by any car builder. We have owned new Oldsmobile, BMW, Acura, Audi, BMW, Lexus, Toyota, Honda, VW, Infiniti and Mazda, and none have been so frustrating an ordering experience as this NISSAN LEAF process. IF there was any other reasonable pure EV alternative....I would walk away from such callous treatment, but in reality there is simply ....no choice, so...I wait for my LEAF, but it will be a really, REALLY dark day in December before I ever do business with NISSAN again.
The demand for leaf has been a lot more than what had been speculated. So naturally there is a long waiting list and some people might even have to wait for a month to get their new leaf's.
We sell a lot of leaf's....about 2 each day so that makes 60 a month. Quite a big number considering it to be an electric car.
@frankflynn - i don't think so because nissan has recently teamed up with a large construction company for installing high capacity recharge stations all along the east coast. If they would have been going japan hugging then whey would they spend millions of dollars on such a thing.
Nissan of St Charles IL
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That crash in Salinas was the Triac. The city had paid a half million dollars to Green Vehicles to build them, but I do not know what the next step will be- probably lawsuits I think to get the money back. Yesterday Aptera began giving payments back to customers. I have not heard anything recently about the Leaf, and this morning was an ad about rear-facing seats by Tesla. Knowing Tesla design, I doubt that; but nothing surprises me any more.
Pete - that seems like the way to go! Nissan chopped several thousand dollars off the price tag this fall, and they're leasing at like $219 or something crazy. It's definitely one of the cheapest options out there now. Excited to get a look at the 2013. Anyone else in the KC area? I'm thinking about buying from http://www.statelinenissan.com/ but I'm not sure.