hill wrote:... As long as there are people willing to pay a premium - can anyone reasonably expect Nissan dealers to NOT get what ever then can for the Leaf?...
In the early days of the Prius, some dealers were charging way over MSRP and some were including dealer add-ons to increase their profit, whether buyers wanted them or not. You could walk, but they wouldn't sell you the car without. However, most dealers were charging MSRP and not trying to force buyers into the add-ons. My dealer charged MSRP, offered me the usual dealer add-ons, and when I declined them, didn't press.
A few Nissan dealers will charge more and use other profit-increasing tactics. Most will not. Competition works in our favor since the buyer will get an authorization to buy the car, but can go to any dealer. In the case of the Prius in the early days, dealers had an allocation and could do whatever they liked with the cars allocated to them.
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.)