I have been trying to make this case for the last month or longer. I am in the 8/31 confirmed order group and my Leaf Dashboard says "February Delivery." This after 3 months of assurances directly from their "customer service" phone people that orders in August would arrive by December ("3-4 months after ordering...").
Basically I have (at least somewhat) given up on believing ANYTHING I see or hear from Nissan corporate about the US Delivery Schedule. Those of you on this forum that are excited about the token deliveries made already and cutting Nissan slack for your own delays are simply "better people than I am."
More forgiving for sure.
I am still waiting and do expect to accept delivery on my Leaf, but if there was ANY OTHER real choice....I would walk away from this corporate insensitivity and misrepresentation we have been presented. I have replaced our family cars every 2-3 years for the past 30 years; I have ordered and owned Acura, Audi, BMW, Honda, Infinit, Lexus, Mazda, Toyota and VW, and I have NEVER had such poor buying feedback or service before. Please note that I have NEVER owned a Nissan before, and this experience is doing NOTHING to endear Nissan to me. Our experience with getting an early introduction Infiniti when they first debuted on the American market was incredible, however; further note that I have not listed ANY U.S. car company. My last "American car" was a specifically ordered new 1969 Olds 442 and when that started to have pieces falling off in the first two weeks....
I would further note that I am also waiting for an early delivery of the Chevy Volt. I now have a VIN for my ordered Volt and it is #679 coming off the production line near Detroit. The tracking and feedback process on the Volt, from GM of all sources, is 100 TIMES more informative than what I am getting from Nissan...and my Leaf order was in the "first day 200" that Nissan accepted.
No real information from Nissan for the delay, no apologies and only a token t-shirt mailer...I hope more of you are not being "bought off" so easily.
On the other hand, have a WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON and perhaps we should just hunker down and enjoy our families and forget about this "new tech car business, at least for a week or so?"
George in W. Sacramento (now moving forward on my chargepoint install via the free unit courtesy of my Volt order)