garygid wrote:In (or near) most of the "first" areas, we should have a chance to see, sit in, and even drive a LEAF before August.
Has Nissan said this? Or are you saying that you feel Nissan ought to allow us to see and test drive before ordering? If the latter, of course I agree. But I'll be surprised if it happens, because it would mean bringing pre-production cars around to all the markets, in numbers sufficient to allow many thousands of people to drive them. Note that if this is to happen before we actually order, then everyone on the $99 list will want to drive the car, whether they plan on actually ordering or not.
I speculate that those who order in August because they want their Leafs as early as possible, will have to do so without ever having driven the car. Perhaps they'll bring a pre-production car to a show in each market so the press and potential early buyers can see it, much as Toyota brought a 2010 Prius to show off in Detroit before it went on sale.
Reserved afternoon of 4/20.
"You can order" email late September, but was out of the country so...
Ordered very early October.
Dashboard says: more of the usual worthless Nissan b.s.
(Not on spreadsheet cuz I can't figure it out.)