First may I say THANK YOU to everyone who contributes in this forum. It's been so much fun to watch as people speculated on what the LEAF can do, through the first exciting orders and deliveries, and the almost universal praise that the car has received since then.
As one of the folks in the Tier 2 state of Alabama, I was really happy to see an email from Nissan to say I could request a quote! Armed with all the information from this forum, I was able to educate my local dealer on the process and we have agreed on a price verbally (MSRP). Unfortunately he has not been able to give me a quote yet because he cannot locate an "official" invoice price to base his quote on. Sigh. Perhaps someone here can point me/him to an official source that he can use, presumably a site internal to Nissan?
It was cool to see THREE EVSEs already installed right there at the dealership! Hopefully I won't have to use them because I have such a short commute (about 22 miles round trip, not counting any side trips).
I'm looking forward to starting the journey that so many of you folks have already taken, so hopefully I'll be able to ask intelligent questions.
SV Glacier Pearl
AV Assessment: 26-Aug-2011 (planning to cash-and-carry)
Delivery: December 2011->week of Dec 02 -> week of Dec 10 -> DELIVERED 02-Dec-2011!! Woo Hoo!