New to the forum and EV ownership. Wanted to say Hi!
I got my 2018 Leaf S in September and have been enjoying it. I got the charge package on mine. I kind of regret not getting the trim with navigation, since I can't use the Connect EV app or communicate with the car via my phone to check on charging. But, I'll get used to it.
I got mine through the Massachusetts's energy program. They only deal with a handful of local dealers that are knowledgeable on EVs. Through the program, I got a $6.5K instant discount on the $32K MSRP; I watched the discount increase each month as I waited to buy at the end of Summer. The state offers another $2.5K rebate, and then there's the federal $7.5K credit, so I managed to get some great discounts on the price.
I already had over a year's worth of research on EVs, so I was prepared going into the dealership. I just needed to take a test drive for the real world experience. The dealership had 1 salesperson whose only job was to sell/lease the Leaf to consumers, companies, and cities/towns. I found that he was very knowledgeable on EVs; he had been selling the Leaf since 2012. There was also no pressure from him of the dealer's finance Dept during the purchase. This was the best car buying experience I have ever had.
A lot of the state Nissan dealership's had been dumping their Leaf's on this dealer, since they could not sell them; I see this as a common problem with EV dealers. The dealership had just received 3 Leafs after Labor Day, one of which was the exact color (blue) and base model that I wanted. He reserved one for me. I saw that it still had a lot of the plastic wrap on it when I came for the visit, so we did the test drive on a SV model. It all went well, as I expected. A few days later, I picked up my Leaf, and promotional Leaf baseball hat & coffee cup and, drove into the sunset.
2018 Nissan Leaf S w/QC
Placed in action: 9/2018