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Re: Beyond Tier 4 - the last 22.

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:13 am
by kmp647
I think it makes some sense, the Versa is all new for 2012 and an important product for nissan.

it seems normal to have a Leaf and a Versa at a drive event together.

you would expect a GTR would you :twisted:

Re: Beyond Tier 4 - the last 22.

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:08 am
by DaveinOlyWA
on the last states; some are obvious. large coal producing states; Montana, large western states will minimal populations but tons of space where 100 miles is barely a one way commute distance, others that have HUGE reliance on US auto products (did you really think MI would get the Leaf soon?? they STILL hate Priuses!!)

there are some large metro areas/college towns that i think was a mistake to be left out. Nissan rolling it out state to state has already been discussed at length especially for Vegas Residents just over the border from AZ...so a definite drop of the ball on that topic.

Wisconsin is a bit of a surprise. they have a great green movement there and granted large areas of the state would have minimal demand, but others have been chomping at the bit for years. and as far as the last tier; stop pining for a 2012. i dont care what the rep said...aint gonna happen

Re: Beyond Tier 4 - the last 22.

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:41 pm
by jimcmorr
kmp647 wrote:I think it makes some sense, the Versa is all new for 2012 and an important product for nissan.

it seems normal to have a Leaf and a Versa at a drive event together.

you would expect a GTR would you :twisted:

No... no Versas at a "Drive a LEAF" event. He had to be at the dealer not at the "Drive a LEAF" event. And since he was a captive audience at the dealership they tried to sell him a Versa since it was the closest thing they could actaully sell him.

Re: Beyond Tier 4 - the last 22.

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:22 am
by tps
Yanquetino wrote:Wha...? :shock: I've never heard of this happening on the tour. Was it some local-yokel dealer helping out with the crowds who suggested this?
I know, I found it hard to believe, too. But it was the Nissan NA folks. This was the official Philly tour stop at Piazza at Schmidts. They had a static Versa as well as a static LEAF in the area inside the event, and a Versa for test drives right next to the LEAFs. No dealers were there. Much different from a few months ago at National Harbor in DC, where it was all LEAFs.

Re: Beyond Tier 4 - the last 22.

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:46 am
by tps
jimcmorr wrote:No... no Versas at a "Drive a LEAF" event. He had to be at the dealer not at the "Drive a LEAF" event. And since he was a captive audience at the dealership they tried to sell him a Versa since it was the closest thing they could actaully sell him.
Nope. It was NOT at a dealer. This was the official Drive Electric tour stop at Philly at the Piazza at Schmidts. They had a static Versa inside the event along with a static LEAF, and a Versa out in the drive area along with the LEAFs. The were not many there when I went, so you could drive a car almost immediately; I drove two different LEAFs through the circuit Saturday afternoon.

This was a complete contrast to the Drive Electric event in the spring at National Harbor in DC where it was all about the LEAF, no Versas at that event, so I can understand (and share) your disbelief after being at an earlier Drive Electric event.

Back to the Versa; I was not a at a dealer that day. As a matter of fact the Nissan dealer I intend to buy my LEAF from (Peruzzi Nissan) was my audience a month earlier when I drove in with the Hertz rental LEAF. No one there had ever seen a LEAF before, and the building just emptied out as everyone crowded around for their first "up close" look at the LEAF.

I am taken aback that you think I wouldn't know the difference between a Drive Electric event and a Nissan dealer.

Re: Beyond Tier 4 - the last 22.

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:21 pm
by LeafinThePark
I see that Tier 3 has opened up today....'fall 2011' turns out to be about 1 week past the equinox. The surprise was to see New Hampshire sneak into the group - they were originally one of the states left out of the stated four tiers. Not sure what if anything that means...other than it is now the 'last 21'

Re: Beyond Tier 4 - the last 22.

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:20 pm
by mitch672
LeafinThePark wrote:I see that Tier 3 has opened up today....'fall 2011' turns out to be about 1 week past the equinox. The surprise was to see New Hampshire sneak into the group - they were originally one of the states left out of the stated four tiers. Not sure what if anything that means...other than it is now the 'last 21'
Not quite yet. You cannot "Request a Quote" yet, Nissan is saying October for Tier 3, but the customer service people are hearing "September 29th" (in 2 days!) I already have the EVSE / Home Assement waiver on my account as well, we'll see.

Re: Beyond Tier 4 - the last 22.

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:27 am
by jimcmorr
I am in New Hampshire. I discovered about a week ago that my "Home Appraisal" tab had opened. I called Nissan the next day to waive the appraisal which was accomplished painlessly. :) Since I have heard that NH is open for orders I haven't dared to open the dashboard.

Maybe they decided to open NH early because they liked my T-Shirt.

In Atlanta Feb 20.
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My grandson and wife.
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In Boston July 30. I got a "Zero" T-shirt from the crew in Boston. :)
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Since hearing NH is ordering in Tier 3, I have not dared to open my dashboard. The reason I have not dared look to see if I can order yet is because I am not in a financial position to be able to do this. Our plan was to sell our house in NH move to Georgia to be near the grandkids and have a better tax credit to help with the purchase. (GA state tax credit $5000) Can anyone tell me about the sales tax situation in GA? (in a PM if you wish)

Re: Beyond Tier 4 - the last 22.

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:03 am
by mitch672
Here is a list of incentives and credits, by state and federal as well...

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Re: Beyond Tier 4 - the last 21.

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:29 am
by TimeHorse
What I wanna know is has our Mitch finally mollified? Now that he can finally order a mere 2 months after me, will he go ahead and order a LEAF? Will I take ownership of mine? Seems the poll on my Electric Car site is split evenly between buying the LEAF and saving up for something nicer like a Tesla Model S or Infiniti electric.

Not that I'm bound to do what my poll tells me to do…