Pipemajor
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Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:13 pm

Re: the new heater...
Saw an article in the Tacoma (WA) News Tribune that a small company in Washington state is developing a new technology heater which would greatly increase winter range. I'll see if I can track down the link and post it here.
Planet Blue SL reserved 04/26/2010
RAQ 03/01/2012
Ordered 03/18/2012
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Delivery - Dashboard showing "Month of June" ** User Canceled on 04/02/2012 **
Now holding out for the 2014 Leaf.

LeafinThePark
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Location: Minneapolis

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:17 am

FWIW...Status changed today from 'Pending' to 'Month of June'

Had a good talk with the Dealer (Brian@Feldmann) mostly about whether I should wait for the 2013 or not. Was hoping he would offer something for me not to cancel my order...but it did not seem to matter that much to him. He did say they will be getting a 2012 Demo sometime (he hopes) in April.

Right now I am pretty sure I am going to let my car come in and orphan it to wait for the 2013....just hope we have more information at that time, especially on pricing!
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Pipemajor
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Canceled My Leaf Today

Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:55 am

Decided the MY2013 upgrades just too important to not get.

Spoke to Customer Service as per instructions on the website. They will refund the $99 reservation fee. The projected mid-June 2012 delivery of my blue SL will go forth to the selected dealer (Kline in Maplewood) as an orphan.

When the 2013s are announced, I simply start a new reservation from the Nissan website (no deposit required). Projected wait would be 3-4 months.

One feature I really want which may not be important to most is I'd like one of the Smyrna-built Leafs. I lived in Smyrna during the early 1960s for 5 years. Played in the Jr/Sr High marching band.

Go Bulldogs!
Planet Blue SL reserved 04/26/2010
RAQ 03/01/2012
Ordered 03/18/2012
Home Assessment 03/23/2012
Delivery - Dashboard showing "Month of June" ** User Canceled on 04/02/2012 **
Now holding out for the 2014 Leaf.

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davewill
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Re: Canceled My Leaf Today

Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:02 pm

Pipemajor wrote:... When the 2013s are announced, I simply start a new reservation from the Nissan website (no deposit required). Projected wait would be 3-4 months.

One feature I really want which may not be important to most is I'd like one of the Smyrna-built Leafs. ...
I'd be careful with assuming the early 2013s will all be made in Smyrna. It's quite possible that they won't be up to full production early on.
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Pipemajor
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Re: Canceled My Leaf Today

Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:38 pm

davewill wrote:
Pipemajor wrote:... When the 2013s are announced, I simply start a new reservation from the Nissan website (no deposit required). Projected wait would be 3-4 months.

One feature I really want which may not be important to most is I'd like one of the Smyrna-built Leafs. ...
I'd be careful with assuming the early 2013s will all be made in Smyrna. It's quite possible that they won't be up to full production early on.
According to Mark Perry the Smyrna Leafs are scheduled to be rolling off that line by end of this year. The
neighboring battery plant will have been in production a little earlier.
Planet Blue SL reserved 04/26/2010
RAQ 03/01/2012
Ordered 03/18/2012
Home Assessment 03/23/2012
Delivery - Dashboard showing "Month of June" ** User Canceled on 04/02/2012 **
Now holding out for the 2014 Leaf.

EdmondLeaf
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Re: Canceled My Leaf Today

Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:32 am

Pipemajor wrote:When the 2013s are announced, I simply start a new reservation from the Nissan website (no deposit required).
As of today they still want $99 deposit, any idea when that will change? Surprised that reservation will be required for MY13, thought Nissan will sell Leaf like other cars

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davewill
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Re: Canceled My Leaf Today

Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:15 am

Pipemajor wrote:According to Mark Perry the Smyrna Leafs are scheduled to be rolling off that line by end of this year. The neighboring battery plant will have been in production a little earlier.
Which means at least a few will come off the line. It doesn't mean all 2013 LEAFs in the US will be built there.
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Pipemajor
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Re: Canceled My Leaf Today

Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:58 am

davewill wrote:
Pipemajor wrote:According to Mark Perry the Smyrna Leafs are scheduled to be rolling off that line by end of this year. The neighboring battery plant will have been in production a little earlier.
Which means at least a few will come off the line. It doesn't mean all 2013 LEAFs in the US will be built there.
True, but all Smyrna Leafs will be MY2013.
Planet Blue SL reserved 04/26/2010
RAQ 03/01/2012
Ordered 03/18/2012
Home Assessment 03/23/2012
Delivery - Dashboard showing "Month of June" ** User Canceled on 04/02/2012 **
Now holding out for the 2014 Leaf.

LeafinThePark
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Location: Minneapolis

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:15 pm

FWIW.....Dashboard changed sometime in the last couple of days....went from 'Month of June' to 'Week of May 30'

Also received an email last week from Feldmann that they now have a 2012 demo.
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LeafinThePark
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Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Fri May 11, 2012 10:46 am

Dealers are gearing up for delivers...

My dashboard is now siting on 'week of June 4. Earlier this week I received a call from my dealer (Feldmann) asking about financing/leasing etc. I told them that I was strongly considering not taking delivery and waiting for the MY2013. This morning I got a return call from someone else at the dealership asking if I was still planning on not taking delivery. I told him that I had made the decision final...I would be waiting for the MY13. He told me that they already had someone that is interested in buying or leasing my car.

I find this encouraging that there is apparently a strong demand out there...and I feel much better about not taking my car. Part of me felt like I was letting the dealer down or something...even though I know that I was probably doing them a favor.

Anyone take delivery yet? Not counting those that found orphans or otherwise worked outside of the 'system'.
2013 SV - Metallic Slate
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Ordered: 03/14/13
Delivered: 03/23/13
EVSE: GE Wattstation, self-installed.

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