smkettner
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Re: 2010 reservations

Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:16 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.
Don't feel too bad. Nissan certainly did not do a great job on sequencing those that were able to order in 2010 :roll:

And yes apparently the line has gotten shorter not longer. That is the luck of draw. Kinda like getting in line 20 deep at the store and by the time you get to the front of the line there is just 2 behind you. We all seem to better enjoy the opposite. But still the cashier owes nothing special.

You will still be among the first in your area to have the LEAF and the cumbersome ordering process has kept dealer markup to a minimum. That is the real benefit to all.
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Re: 2010 reservations

Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:19 am

tps wrote:Just called the dealer. They see my RAQ on their dashboard!

So the ball is in their court! Congrats! Best wishes for a SPEEDY delivery! :D
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Re: 2010 reservations

Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:25 am

Now the ball is in Nissan's court. The dealer responded to the RAQ, I accepted, and it's an now official order. I hope this quick action on my (and the dealer's) part puts me fairly near to the front of the Tier 4 line...

Edit: after such a long wait, I still have to pinch myself when I look at my dashboard and see "Order your LEAF: Complete" to be sure I'm not dreaming. I got so used to seeing the ordering step crossed out that it made it hard for me to believe that it would ever change.

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Re: 2010 reservations

Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:28 pm

tps wrote:Now the ball is in Nissan's court. The dealer responded to the RAQ, I accepted, and it's an now official order. I hope this quick action on my (and the dealer's) part puts me fairly near to the front of the Tier 4 line...
Congratulations! I think that you will find the delivery time will be on the short end of the estimates you got when you placed your order.
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Re: 2010 reservations

Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:40 pm

jimcmorr wrote:I bet you will get the go-ahead a couple of days before the new reservations. Keep checking your dashboard daily for that notification though. From what I have read, I don't think you will get an email notification that this has opened up for you. My order tab opened up a few days after my home assement tab, but I had no email notification of either event.
Nice tip, thank you, however I do not believe it will happen anytime soon in OK, but you never know. Just checked all is crossed. Wonder how many from April 2010 still waiting?

Congrat tps, what is your selection, color, options?

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Re: 2010 reservations

Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:05 pm

EdmondLeaf wrote:Congrat tps, what is your selection, color, options?
SL, Black, Mats + Splash Guards.

I took the home assessment waiver; I'll be using a Leviton Evr-Green 160. Interesting, Nissan seems to want the dealer to tell them the model of EVSE, if it's not AV, so I told them.

Since my Nissan dealer is right around the corner from my office, I just went over there at lunch so I could do the last steps converting the RAQ to an order; they were interested to see how my dashboard interacted with theirs. Now we've both made it through the process for the first time. In just a few minutes I went from RAQ to "Ordering complete".

I got a "heads up" from my dealer last Saturday that something would be happening for Tier 4 around Dec 1, so I just started checking a couple times a day. The guys at Peruzzi Nissan have been very helpful to me.

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Re: 2010 reservations

Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:34 pm

Looks as if I'm near the front of the Tier 4 line with an estimated January delivery date! Maybe that 2010 reservation paid off after all.

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Re: 2010 reservations

Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:09 am

Well, as I continue to wait for my LEAF to be delivered, I think I finally have an answer to the question. My 2010 reservation did allow me to order sooner, and thanks to my dealer, we had a commited order within hours of when the RAQ window opened. But an early order apparently does not mean early delivery. The first PA delivery was apparently over 3 weeks ago. So far as I can tell, my LEAF is not even in port yet.

My LEAF will apparently be delivered well ahead of April, as I had oeiginally postulated, and I'm grateful for that. But apparently Nissan still has significant out-of-order delivery problems, which at least in my case, make it seem as if having a 2010 reservation and using it to place an early order has meant nothing in terms of actual delivery, or lack thereof.

I guess my $99 funded Nissan's marketing study, but did me no real good.

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Re: 2010 reservations

Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:33 am

You should be getting your $99 back now, since you placed your order. Shouldn't you?

I am jealous! You placed your order and are expecting your 100% Electric vehicle in terms of weeks.

Me? Even though I would be allowed to place an order from NH, I would not be able to afford the payment once it arrived. Still waiting on my house to sell in NH so I can move to GA. Then I can move forward with my LEAF and be closer to the grandkids! NH offers no incentive to purchase an alternate fuel vehicle GA does. Also, the dealer I have my eye on in GA is offering a $1000 discount off MSRP. (last I knew anyway)
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Re: 2010 reservations

Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:39 am

jimcmorr wrote:You should be getting your $99 back now, since you placed your order. Shouldn't you?
You get your $99 back after you take DELIVERY. Don't worry: the Leaf is worth the wait!
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