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planet4ever
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Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:53 pm
Delivery Date: 02 May 2011
Leaf Number: 1537
Location: Morgan Hill, CA, south of San Jose

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:29 pm

smkettner wrote:
Long4Leaf wrote:For anyone in the SF Bay area, recommend you do not go to Premier Nissan, Fremont. Waste of time.
Why would you go with anyone except North Bay Nissan and get 5%
The Bay Area is a big place, and North Bay Nissan is so far north it barely qualifies as Bay Area. I'm so far south that it would be a 105 mile trip each way for me. Sorry, I want a dealer I can have a continuing relationship with.

There's another point, too, perhaps related. The last two years have been really rough for auto dealers (not that it's been easy for a lot of the rest of us). I think they deserve to be able to make a reasonable profit on the LEAF. My own conclusion is that Nissan's MSRP is reasonable once tax credits and possible rebates have been allowed for. I wouldn't want my dealer to be a price gouger, but I don't begrudge them MSRP, especially considering the extra equipment and training they will need for the LEAF. Who knows, if they make a decent profit now, that might increase their chances of being around five or ten years from now.

I'm not rich, but I'm on a guaranteed retirement income so I'm a lot better off than many. A dealer I respect who sells at MSRP is good enough for me.
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DaveinOlyWA
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Delivery Date: 16 Nov 2019
Leaf Number: 319862
Location: Olympia, WA
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Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:17 pm

planet4ever wrote:
smkettner wrote:
Long4Leaf wrote:For anyone in the SF Bay area, recommend you do not go to Premier Nissan, Fremont. Waste of time.
Why would you go with anyone except North Bay Nissan and get 5%
The Bay Area is a big place, and North Bay Nissan is so far north it barely qualifies as Bay Area. I'm so far south that it would be a 105 mile trip each way for me. Sorry, I want a dealer I can have a continuing relationship with.

There's another point, too, perhaps related. The last two years have been really rough for auto dealers (not that it's been easy for a lot of the rest of us). I think they deserve to be able to make a reasonable profit on the LEAF. My own conclusion is that Nissan's MSRP is reasonable once tax credits and possible rebates have been allowed for. I wouldn't want my dealer to be a price gouger, but I don't begrudge them MSRP, especially considering the extra equipment and training they will need for the LEAF. Who knows, if they make a decent profit now, that might increase their chances of being around five or ten years from now.

I'm not rich, but I'm on a guaranteed retirement income so I'm a lot better off than many. A dealer I respect who sells at MSRP is good enough for me.
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hobbyguy
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Joined: Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:11 pm
Delivery Date: 05 Jan 2011
Leaf Number: 000195
Location: Castaic - Santa Clarita, CA

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:40 pm

Nissan of Valencia seemed excited to have a August orderer. Once I asked for the $1000 off, got a call from the GM, he explained how much they need to make up to pay for all the upgrades to the dealership for the Leaf, so MSRP only. I even offered to do a newspaper article with them for what I was hoping would be the first leaf in SCV. Looks like they lost 3 local orders! I had a bad experience with them when I was looking to purchasing a Rogue about a year ago, thought I would give them another try, hopefully service on the Leaf will be ok.

smkettner
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Location: Orange County, CA

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:47 pm

hobbyguy wrote:Nissan of Valencia seemed excited to have a August orderer. Once I asked for the $1000 off, got a call from the GM, he explained how much they need to make up to pay for all the upgrades to the dealership for the Leaf, so MSRP only.
I find that once a person starts explaining the business, they have no business.
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cashu2
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Location: Santa Clarita, CA

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:17 pm

hobbyguy wrote:Looks like they lost 3 local orders!
Exactly! I'm sure after all is said and done thats at least $3,000 that they won't be getting from us. It worked out for the best anyways, now I don't even have to step into a dealership and my car will get delivered!
hobbyguy wrote:hopefully service on the Leaf will be ok.

I might not even have my car serviced there, I have a dealership less then a mile from my work!

hobbyguy
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Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:21 pm

I have Glendale Nissan close to my work...no one ever said anything about them on the forum. I saw there was one customer in Burbank but not sure where he ended up (if he has ordered yet).
I'll see you at the mall parking structure some time I'm sure....

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Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:22 pm

hobbyguy wrote:Nissan of Valencia seemed excited to have a August orderer. Once I asked for the $1000 off, got a call from the GM, he explained how much they need to make up to pay for all the upgrades to the dealership for the Leaf, so MSRP only.
Federal rebates give upto $50K for chargers.

Selling just 10 Leafs a year at invoice gets them a very healthy ROI for their investment.
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mycomya
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Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:29 pm

I had a very, very positive experience with North Bay Nissan. The process isn't entirely finished (not until I drive away!), but it is definitely off on the right track. Price just as advertised and salesperson very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Highly recommended if at all nearby! I couldn't be happier that I chose North Bay Nissan. They are excellent!

indyflick
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Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:06 pm

Location: San Diego, CA

Trim: SL+quick charge port+ floor mats

Price: MSRP - $1K

Dealer: Connell Nissan in Costa Mesa, CA

Delivery Date: TBD

josh
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Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:12 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Jun 2015
Location: Northridge, CA

Re: Post Your Order Details Here

Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:04 am

Location: Northridge, CA

Color: Silver

Trim: SL+quick charge port+ floor mats+kick plates

Price: MSRP - $1K

Dealer: Fontana Nissan

Delivery Date: TBD
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