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Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 5:10 am
by Pipemajor
In many ways I regret cancelling my order for the MY2012 but... if I hadn't "pre-ordered" then the dealer (Kline) probably wouldn't have been able to get one for general sale.

In all seriousness, I'll probably never fully utilize the 6.6kv onboard charger but the new heater would be a definite plus in our climate. Not real excited about a leather option but the darker interior would be nice.

My federal building will be installing 20-30 EV charging stations but those won't be availabe until sometime 2014 at the earliest.

Anxious to see how aggressively Minnesota rolls out a public EV charging infrastructure. I suppose much of that depends on the outcome of the elections later this year. I know the current administration is very much pro-EV but I spend a lot of time in other forums debating the value of EVs with folks I consider a bit... myopic. :lol:

Heard a rumor Toyota's RAV4 EV will retail for about $50K? OUCH!!!

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 5:03 am
by Rauv
My dashboard keeps changing dates (***shocking***) and never in the "sooner" direction. Now is week of June 6th. GE Wattstation is installed, I am ready to take delivery. This whole process has been a joke for me. Reserved on 4/10/2010 and still no word on where my car is.

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:53 am
by LeafinThePark
Pipemajor,

So why do you regret your decision to cancel your delivery? I am feeling pretty good about waiting for the 2013 myself, but I admit part of that is my current finances will be better able to adjust to a car payment next year.

Rauv,

I hear you on the frustration...although in my case since I am not taking possession I probably find it more amusing than irritating. But based on what we have seen on this forum I fully expected this. The good part of what is happening is that I have not seen the huge swings that others in the past had seen. I've gone from 'Month of May' to 'Month of June' to 'Week of May 24' to 'Week of June 4' and have recently bounces around between Week of June [6,7,8].

You would think they could have started at 'Month of June' and left it there until they knew...the bouncing around is quite crazy. As far as the wait from our registration (I to registered in 2010), it was I think roughly what we were told it would be...Late 2011/Early 2012...which was adjusted to 'Spring 2012'.

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 6:35 pm
by Pipemajor
LeafinThePark wrote:Pipemajor,

So why do you regret your decision to cancel your delivery? I am feeling pretty good about waiting for the 2013 myself, but I admit part of that is my current finances will be better able to adjust to a car payment next year.
Most of all I regret canceling the order because I need a car NOW! My daughter took my wife's '92 Camry with her to school last semester. I had to be shuttled back and forth to my bus stop each day. There were a couple of days when either the wife or son forgot which one was to pick me up in the afternoon and I was stranded a couple of times.

Daughter is home now so I have use of that car. Sure would have been fun to play with a new EV this summer! :(
With 2 kids currently in college finances here are also an issue. I have one which finishes up this December. Sounds about the right time to order a new Leaf, no?

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:04 am
by LeafinThePark
For what it is worth, sometime in the last few days my delivery date changed from Week of June 6 to Week of June 1. Even though I have decided to orphan this car it's still pretty exciting to see how close we are. And based on the last conversation I had with Feldmann they already had someone lined up to lease this car.

Anyone take delivery yet?

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:46 am
by Rauv
Kline Nissan says my car will be in this week. Nissan website says week of June 1st. Long wait is nearly over. Still not sure if I should buy or lease. Good arguments to be made on both sides.

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:41 am
by mncolin
Pipemajor wrote:Anxious to see how aggressively Minnesota rolls out a public EV charging infrastructure. I suppose much of that depends on the outcome of the elections later this year. I know the current administration is very much pro-EV but I spend a lot of time in other forums debating the value of EVs with folks I consider a bit... myopic. :lol:
If you're interested in seeing more pro-EV charging infrastructure votes, I'm running for State House in Lakeville. The current House won't pass anything useful to the governor's desk. We need legislators willing to lead on this issue. -- http://colinlee.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:54 pm
by LeafinThePark
Was out running errands today and stopped by at Feldmann....there were two Leafs, both red SV's in the lot...one was plugged in the other out with all the other cars. I would assume one of these is the one I had orphaned. Great to actually see that they are here!

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:04 pm
by mncolin
I know two Leafs were supposed to be picked up today at Feldmanns. I'm meeting with them tomorrow about my Red SL with graphics. It showed up there last week, but they needed time for detailing it.

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:12 pm
by Pipemajor
Saw where Kline had recently advertised a blue SL so naturally wondered if was the one I had reserved. Coincidentally, I got my $99 refund today.

I expect we can order the Smyrna 2013s in another 5-6 months...