Don't feel too bad. Nissan certainly did not do a great job on sequencing those that were able to order in 2010tps 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.
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.