Definately locate the dealers within about 50 miles, start with the ones that are:
1. LEAF "certified"
2. located conveniently nearby
3. have a good service reputation
Then, call them, tell them what, and about when, you will be ordering, qualify yourself a bit, and ask them if they will be selling the LEAF for MSRP, or less.
Gather data, read topics and ask questions here, if necessary.
Find a good "compromise" in price, distance, sales knowledge and honesty, and service quality.
Firm up the chosen dealer's offer details, and make that dealer your PD. Make sure you give them your contact information and ask for the "deal" details to be confirmed in an email.
About a week before you can order, call and re-check the details.
On RAQ day, confirm again, ask them when they will respond, and submit the RAQ. If they are "ready" for you, you should be able to "order" about 5 minutes later.
See SOC/GID-Meter and CAN-Do Info
2010 Prius, now for sale
2011 LEAF, sold in 2015
2018 Tesla Model 3
2014 Tesla S, Model 3 in 2019
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