I think deliveries are speeding up. We took delivery of our LEAF last week. Within three days, my wife, while walking the dog, saw two others identical to ours (!) in the neighborhood. She wondered why I didn't tell her I was going for a drive - then saw two
old people in the car!
So - three blue LEAFs, two with the eco package and one without.
I guess this message will take me off the lurker list. We're official now. Here are the details. Note the screwy timing on the last item.
LEAF blue model, ETEC, with eco package
scheduled delivery dates, according to the portal: 4/29/11, 5/26/11, 5/23/11
Blink EVSE installed: 5/5/11 (part of Ecotality test group)
LEAF arrived at dealer: 5/17/11
picked up: 5/19/11 (we were just too busy to get down there, even if it was only two miles away
7-day arrival-alert email notice received: 5/27/11
The arrival was rather anticlimactic. It's here - cool. Now where can we go? Both my wife and I bike-commute daily, and the other three cars accumulate about 10,000 miles total per year. I guess you can call the LEAF my midlife-crisis car. Well, I wouldn't mind that, as I'm 64 and just cut back to a three-day workweek so I can have more fun - and cook more meals, as I am reminded.
My son works in Mukilteo, about 25 miles north, and I'd like him to use it for the commute (at least the days I'm working). But gotta get the insurance straightened out first. I drove out to Carnation Farm Wednesday in a pouring rain, about 32 miles one way. Got back with 13 estimated miles on the meter. Handling and performance in eco mode was good.
We purchased ours at Stadium Nissan of Seattle. They seem to me to be doing things right, for a car dealer. The staff is friendly, in a not-smarmy way, and they're trying to be green. Of course that's a selling point these days, but I give them credit for it. I had first visited Rairdon of Auburn, based on postings I had seen here; but they seemed to be much more a typical operation, besides being 20 miles south of us. (I didn't even know Stadium Nissan existed, at the time.) Stadium gave me what I thought was a good price. I'm satisfied. So, kudos to Stadium Nissan.