jimcmorr
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Re: 2010 reservations

Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:29 am

tps wrote:I'm probably not alone in thinking that those of us who reserved last year with the original 20,000 are not feeling good when, after all the waiting, we have maybe a 2 week advance over those who didn't reserve back then. It just seems like such a letdown. I'm not sure exactly what Nissan could do to make it up to us.. I do feel as if Nissan's marketing studies are the main beneficiary of holding my $99 for a year, because as it turns out, I feel I get very little.

I know, in another 8 months I might have my LEAF, and when I do, this will all be quickly forgotten. But I wonder how much effort they really put into trying to reward those of us who have stood by them since the original wave of reservations? (Maybe they did put some thought into it and 2 weeks is the best they could come up with.) I'm not trying to be hard on Nissan so much as get people (and maybe Nissan, too) thinking about what they might do to make us feel better about the reservation process.
I agree with derkraut, excellent post!

I do have a suggestion for Nissan to reward us for our loyalty and our $99. That is to allow us to order our LEAFs at the SAME MSRP as the 2011 folks! :lol: :D

Like that will ever happen! But that is my suggestion to Nissan. :ugeek:
Jim M
res: 25APR10 #612239F1 Glacier Pearl SV
Ordered: 03Mar12 Cayenne Red SL
VIN: 18747 - pickup: Mon 2Apr12
22Apr14: over 20K mi / lost 1 capacity bar Mar 2014
It isn't 100% electric if you have to put gas in it.

defiancecp
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Location: Little Rock

Re: 2010 reservations

Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:11 am

As a forgotten 36'er who found alternative means of getting a leaf - I've just passed 2,000 miles (on my way to work this morning), I *LOVE* the car - but how my "reservation" (which is technically still waiting indefinitely) was treated is NOT forgotten.

This car could've given me a huge preference for Nissan, but the fact is you gotta do better than just make a good car, you've got to support it too. And from my experience, Nissan seriously dropped the ball on that part.

So I love my car and I'll drive it 'til it falls apart, but I'll be hoping all the while that by that time Subaru - a company that have given me great support on vehicles - will have an EV. Ooo, I bet it'll be AWD, too! FWD is so disappointing after getting used to the old WRX :D

Ah well, the wife will probably need another car in 3-4 years, so I guess Nissan has that long to impress me.

jimcmorr
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Re: 2010 reservations

Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:17 am

defiancecp wrote: As a forgotten 36'er who found alternative means of getting a leaf - I've just passed 2,000 miles (on my way to work this morning), I *LOVE* the car - but how my "reservation" (which is technically still waiting indefinitely) was treated is NOT forgotten.

...snip snip...
Can't you cancel your reservation and get your $99 back? I mean why keep the reservation and not have the $99 in your own pocket, if you already have your car?
Jim M
res: 25APR10 #612239F1 Glacier Pearl SV
Ordered: 03Mar12 Cayenne Red SL
VIN: 18747 - pickup: Mon 2Apr12
22Apr14: over 20K mi / lost 1 capacity bar Mar 2014
It isn't 100% electric if you have to put gas in it.

defiancecp
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Location: Little Rock

Re: 2010 reservations

Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:36 am

I didn't think about it 'til I was posting that! It had already been gone for a year and a few months when I got the leaf, I'd honestly just forgot :)

Actually, has anyone had luck transferring reservations? If someone in Arkansas wanted my old reservation I'd be happy to give it for the $99, but I don't know if the dealers or Nissan do that. And I guess it probably doesn't even matter anyway with the 2 week difference that's showing up in the other states.

tps
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Re: 2010 reservations

Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:47 pm

defiancecp wrote:Actually, has anyone had luck transferring reservations?
Reservations are non-transferable.

tps
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Re: 2010 reservations

Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:43 am

defiancecp wrote:I *LOVE* the car - but how my "reservation" (which is technically still waiting indefinitely) was treated is NOT forgotten.
They way I see it, Nissan Japan is responsible for the quality of the car. Nissan North America is responsible for the reservation system and the US rollout. So I guess that translates into being happy with Nissan Japan and unhappy with Nissan NA.

I would like to reward my local Nissan dealer, who has been good to me, with my LEAF order. But I'll be seriously tempted to buy one of the orphans which is sure to appear in Maryland around the end of the year, about the same time my dashboard should be opening to order, and thus save myself about 5 months of waiting... Of course, in so doing, I'll be "punnishing" my local dealer, who has has helped me in many ways. Whether I buy an orphan or buy from my local dealer will make little difference to Nissan NA, they will be rewarded with a sale either way.

So I like too like the LEAF which Nissan Japan has built; I like my local Nissan dealer. But I feel as if Nissan NA has somewhat dropped the ball on the reservation and rollout process.

tps
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Re: 2010 reservations

Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:23 am

Hearing about the starting flood of deliveries to people who reserved in May 2011 is somewhat depressing. I've still got a wait for ordering and a long wait until delivery...

tps
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Re: 2010 reservations

Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:28 am

Looks as if the Tier 3 reservation holders are only getting a 5 day ordering period before reservations re-open to the general public. Given that Nissan's email notification system seems somewhat unreliable, I guess I'll have to check "My Account" every day to ensure that I don't miss the chance that my 1+ year of waiting has earned me. I'll likely be the first LEAF order my dealer has seen, so I guess I've got my work cut out to make sure the get the quote ready ahead of time so when my chance comes I can go from RAQ to order the same day.

tps
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Re: 2010 reservations

Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:29 am

No word from Nissan except "before the end of the year". I'm now checking the Nissan site daily; this is probably the only way my 2010 reservation will be worth anything to me. I'm stuck in between Maryland, where LEAFs are now being delivered and New Jersey, where ordering has been open for some time, but still nada for me... I'm beginning to feel I should modify Nissan's slogan: " if it has to do with your Nissan LEAF, it will never happen here". Maybe my Nissan LEAF will end up being a MD orphan...

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Brightonuk
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Re: 2010 reservations

Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:08 am

Can't you cancel your reservation and get your $99 back? I mean why keep the reservation and not have the $99 in your own pocket, if you already have your car?
I canceled my June 2010 order and reordered in August 2011 and got my 99 bucks refunded and did not have to pay again when I re ordered but that may have been to do with the crap I gave Nissan regarding the crooks at Maroone Nissan in Florida.

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