charlie1300
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Re: I would be happy if nissan wasn't keeping us in the dark

Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:00 pm

JPC2822 wrote:That's great Charlie. I am sure the LEAFs are being delayed to customers in Japan as well!? I would love to hear from Nissan personally. I received a call from Nissan corporate end of November and he said that I would have an update on my LEAF by now, of course I have had no responses or updates since then.

My speculation related to the overall production schedule and allocation by market, not individual orders. And yes, Nissan could send more of the small initial product to Japan than to USA - why not? They are a Japanese company, and there seems to be more support for EVs there than here. Compare some of the glowing statements by Japanese local Government officials on the Japanese LEAF deliveries thread with the Fox news "interview" of gudy.

As far as individual orders go, years ago when I ordered cars because the dealer didn't have what I wanted on the lot, I was told "it will be here in 3-4 months, we'll call when it gets delivered." In fact, even now when I have to order any retail product because the local dealer is out of stock, it works the same way. So I don't see any real difference with what is going on with Nissan. It's just that expectations have been raised by information fields on the Leaf web site dashboard that turn out to be meaningless. If you want to criticize Nissan for contracting out the Web site to incompetents, then I'm right there with you. The Web site is a major embarrassment to Nissan, and they don't seem to be able to get it fixed.

And folks have reported that the GM-volt web information is much better, and I say, great job GM! But that wouldn't be a reason why I would buy a volt vs a Leaf. They are two very different cars that address different needs.

But in the end, the volt buyers aren't going to get their cars sooner, nor are the Leaf buyers going to get their cars later, because of the "communication gap".
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Re: I would be happy if nissan wasn't keeping us in the dark

Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:01 pm

When I factory ordered my BMW they had a similar system in place with even more details. I could also track my car as it was being built via webcams at the factory. They even gave me a link so I could track the ship it was on. Very cool!
There is no reason why Nissan could not do the same but perhaps so few Nissans are custom ordered that they have never felt the need to put such a system in place.
GeorgeParrott wrote:I am not sure why my Leaf order has been delayed, and I am really not sure where in the "production process" my Leaf order , placed on 31 August and confirmed on that day, is, but here is how the feedback looks for my order of the new Volt"
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Another interesting (and conflicting?) delay message.

Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:44 am

On December 26th, 2010, I sent an email inquiry to the local Bill Rapp Nissan dealer inquiring as to why they were still not Leaf certified as I'd like to be able to order my Leaf from them. Here, in part was there response: "These vehicles are not expected to start hitting the dealer lots for another 18 months so you will have plenty of time to reserve and order yours."

So, at least according to this dealership, we in the forgotten 36 states won't be able to get our Leafs until summer 2012.

I sincerely hope they're wrong.
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relytgerg
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Re: I would be happy if nissan wasn't keeping us in the dark

Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:10 am

Follow up: When ordering opened up for me on September 28th, I wanted to consider Bill Rapp. I had even communicated with them that week about pricing etc. However, they were still not Leaf certified, so I couldn't even order from them if I wanted to. They seem to have little of no interest in selling the Leaf.
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Re: Another interesting (and conflicting?) delay message.

Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:18 pm

relytgerg wrote: So, at least according to this dealership, we in the forgotten 36 states won't be able to get our Leafs until summer 2012.
You should be very careful with what a dealer tells you, they probably are not interested in saving the planet and they may even be republicans!

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Re: I would be happy if nissan wasn't keeping us in the dark

Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:06 am

Well, Nissan certainly doesn't seem to be moving very fast on allowing me to order. I know, it's coming, and I've got the deal worked out with my local Nissan dealer, but who knows when I'll be able to order. A while back Nissan said "before the end of the year". More recently I chatted with CS and they said "this winter". What are they waiting for, Christmas? (Maybe they are, or maybe they're waiting for Easter.) After well more than a year from reservation, I'm ready for it to be over, one way or another.

I've come to the conclusion that Nissan doesn't really care if I buy a LEAF or not.

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