tcmalibu wrote:I guess the bottom line is that Nissan has its head up its butt when it comes to actually using logic.
No matter what anyone says, it's difficult to parcel out a limited number of cars in such demand. Everyone who has a solar system, it seems, thinks about buying a plug-in car.
After what we went through with other auto makers, I made sure to be on every "waiting list' and tried to gently encourage the process. It reminded me of the "EV1 specialists", who honestly tried to parcel out the EV1, but mainly had to struggle against GM "manglers" and against not having enough EV1. So the Nissan folks mean well, but fairness is unfortunately tempered by being persistent and consistent.
With the HondaEV, it took me weeks of negotiating with Honda Central to be allowed to lease one; with the RangerEV, it was intercession by a Ford bigwig that allowed the lease; don't even ask the permutations and humiliations of the EV1 leases! Not only on the phone or in-person for hours and days, but confiscations, intentionally defective batteries, and being required to be ready to snap up an opportunity in 4 hours - for a "waiting list" perhaps 2 years old.
Only Toyota honestly and without tricks sold the RAV4-EV for 6 months in 2002; and now Nissan is honestly selling a real EV.
This not the usual pattern for buying a car! Usually, they drag you into the showroom and dazzle you with chrome. So it's understandable that you might have assumed that just signing up put you on the right waiting list.
I don't think it's any fault on your part, nor even on Nissan's. Just remember that others had it even worse, with car makers who were not honest, as Nissan is.