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PiP 0% financing

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:40 am
by cwerdna
I don't think Leaf sales are going to be helped much this month w/Toyota now offering 0% financing on the PiP in Nor Cal. It's mentioned at http://www.buyatoyota.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (you may have to put in a CA zip like 95136). I think I've also seen local TV ads mentioning which also definitely show the green CA HOV stickers.

Re: PiP 0% financing

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:18 am
by TomT
It's available in southern CA too. 0 percent to 36 months and 1.9 to 60... The Volt also has similar aggressive financing and lease rates. With all this AND the battery capacity debacle, I think Nissan's stated goal of 20,000 this year is dead in the water...
cwerdna wrote:I don't think Leaf sales are going to be helped much this month w/Toyota now offering 0% financing on the PiP in Nor Cal. It's mentioned at http://www.buyatoyota.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (you may have to put in a CA zip like 95136). I think I've also seen local TV ads mentioning it which also definitely show the green CA HOV stickers.

Re: PiP 0% financing

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:01 pm
by GaslessInSeattle
I'm confident that sales will skyrocket to 3-5K a month from here out. You just wait, the MY 2013 is going to have triple the range, much greater heat and cold resistance, as they've been holding out on us with the battery they have actually been testing over these years in Phoenix. Hey, with the Smyrna plant coming on line in a few months and what with the fiscal year not ending till March, supply constraints will finally be unleashed, unleashed into the proverbial fan blades. Just don't be down wind when the excrement makes physical contact with a hydro-electric powered oscillating air current distribution device. converting to a Lease about now is probably worth the hit...
TomT wrote:It's available in southern CA too. 0 percent to 36 months and 1.9 to 60... The Volt also has similar aggressive financing and lease rates. With all this AND the battery capacity debacle, I think Nissan's stated goal of 20,000 this year is dead in the water...
cwerdna wrote:I don't think Leaf sales are going to be helped much this month w/Toyota now offering 0% financing on the PiP in Nor Cal. It's mentioned at http://www.buyatoyota.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (you may have to put in a CA zip like 95136). I think I've also seen local TV ads mentioning it which also definitely show the green CA HOV stickers.

Re: July Plugin Sales : Leaf 395, Volt 1849, PIP 688, FFE 38

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:47 pm
by evnow
Important thing is - Nissan doesn't see the need to do anything drastic to up the sales until TN plant goes online. Then, they will have better control over costs and thus flexibility on pricing.

Re: PiP 0% financing

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:55 pm
by TonyWilliams
GaslessInSeattle wrote: converting to a Lease about now is probably worth the hit...
As a convert myself, I think we only help Nissan through their hour of need by leasing a new LEAF. Maybe we can get August into 4 figure sales.

Re: July Plugin Sales : Leaf 395, Volt 1849, PIP 688, FFE 38

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:13 pm
by TomT
Unfortunately, by then, they may have very well lost what momentum they had, and there will be a lot more competitors in the marketplace...
evnow wrote:Important thing is - Nissan doesn't see the need to do anything drastic to up the sales until TN plant goes online. Then, they will have better control over costs and thus flexibility on pricing.

Re: July Plugin Sales : Leaf 395, Volt 1849, PIP 688, FFE 38

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:31 pm
by GaslessInSeattle
Depending on Nissan's next move, we will likely sell and a lower price is not going to get us back. more range and a solution to the heat problem is probably what it's going to take to keep us on. the tricky thing is, Nissan is the only one offering a CHAdeMO quick charging port, and there are lots of CHAdeMO's cropping up in the Seattle area. It will be hard to return to the side lines and "wait and see" with all those quick charging stations calling, then again, with the battery now being such a wild card, staying in the game could prove to be a very pricy proposition! What to do???????????????? Hem, Haw...
TomT wrote:Unfortunately, by then, they may have very well lost what momentum they had, and there will be a lot more competitors in the marketplace...
evnow wrote:Important thing is - Nissan doesn't see the need to do anything drastic to up the sales until TN plant goes online. Then, they will have better control over costs and thus flexibility on pricing.

Re: July Plugin Sales : Leaf 395, Volt 1849, PIP 688, FFE 38

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:39 pm
by cwerdna
GaslessInSeattle wrote: the tricky thing is, Nissan is the only one offering a CHAdeMO quick charging port, and there are lots of CHAdeMO's cropping up in the Seattle area.
Mitsubishi is w/the i-MiEV. There are others at http://www.chademo.com/03_EVs_compatibl ... AdeMO.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;, but most of them don't exist in the US.

Re: PiP 0% financing

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:52 pm
by Randy
GaslessInSeattle wrote:I'm confident that sales will skyrocket to 3-5K a month from here out. You just wait, the MY 2013 is going to have triple the range, much greater heat and cold resistance, as they've been holding out on us with the battery they have actually been testing over these years in Phoenix. Hey, with the Smyrna plant coming on line in a few months and what with the fiscal year not ending till March, supply constraints will finally be unleashed, unleashed into the proverbial fan blades. Just don't be down wind when the excrement makes physical contact with a hydro-electric powered oscillating air current distribution device. converting to a Lease about now is probably worth the hit...
From a recent Plug-in 2012 conversation with Nissan reps, the Smyrna-produced batteries will be the same as what has come out of Japan. There will be some slight efficiency gains in the MY 2013 car so it uses slightly less energy, but the battery will be the same...

Re: July Plugin Sales : Leaf 395, Volt 1849, PIP 688, FFE 38

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:33 pm
by adric22
GaslessInSeattle wrote:Depending on Nissan's next move, we will likely sell and a lower price is not going to get us back. more range and a solution to the heat problem is probably what it's going to take to keep us on. the tricky thing is, Nissan is the only one offering a CHAdeMO quick charging port, and there are lots of CHAdeMO's cropping up in the Seattle area. It will be hard to return to the side lines and "wait and see" with all those quick charging stations calling, then again, with the battery now being such a wild card, staying in the game could prove to be a very pricy proposition! What to do???????????????? Hem, Haw...
If you're in Seattle, why are you even worried about the battery issues? I haven't heard of any degradation issues that far north.