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nogajim
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Re: Anyone in Georgia?

Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:22 am

cracovian wrote:The award goes to Joe from the "certified" dealership in Dalton though. He said he'd been waiting for the car and the info for the past two years now, they're in the middle of rebuilding, so no charging stations yet, and he can't sell me the car because he "ain't got none in stock" (good luck trying to send him an email, I guess...) Then he went over to say he hates to be the bearer of the bad news but there are just so many negatives to owning this car. I just told him to stop because I can't take it anymore and he wished me good luck. Nice...
I had a similar conversation with him when I inquired about charging my orphan on the way back from Chattanooga. I would have made the trip (nearly) possible. I was surprised to see they were "certified".

BTW. I did not get a reservation in with the first 20,000, so I am supposed to be able to order starting today, but it is still closed. so those of you with reservations are still ahead of the crowd. Good luck!
2011 LEAF SLe delivered June 2011
Status: Lost 1st Bar 6-20-13 17,500 mi. Sold 7-19-2014, 28,700 mi - still 1 bar down
2015 SV delievered 7-19-2014
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jimcmorr
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Re: Anyone in Georgia?

Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:28 am

cracovian wrote:So I went with Town Center Nissan. Bad reviews for the dealership but, screw it, I just don't want to wait anymore and pretty much everyone is totally ignorant when it comes to the car and the ordering process. I was supposedly the first one, so that's cool since Regal said he couldn't "process" any more orders. WTH - I thought the economy was bad :) And what a shame - you'd think Nissan could prep those guys a bit better.

I wish I had recorded some of those conversations :) The award goes to Joe from the "certified" dealership in Dalton though. He said he'd been waiting for the car and the info for the past two years now, they're in the middle of rebuilding, so no charging stations yet, and he can't sell me the car because he "ain't got none in stock" (good luck trying to send him an email, I guess...) Then he went over to say he hates to be the bearer of the bad news but there are just so many negatives to owning this car. I just told him to stop because I can't take it anymore and he wished me good luck. Nice...


Ya.. not a good way make a "walk up" individual into a customer. Online reviews need to be taken with a few grains of salt, though. Consider that someone who feels wronged is more likely to leave a bad review than someone who is treated with respect and courtesy is to leave a good review. I would think that Nissan Customer Service would be interested in hearing the story about the Dalton sales person.

I had a good chat with the folks at Carriage Nissan in Gainesville a week or so ago. We didn't talk price or anything because I can't order in GA because I live in NH currently. But I wanted to touch base with a Nissan representative for when I do get moved to GA. Once I get settled in my new home in GA I will be ordering my new LEAF! :D
Jim M
res: 25APR10 #612239F1 Glacier Pearl SV
Ordered: 03Mar12 Cayenne Red SL
VIN: 18747 - pickup: Mon 2Apr12
22Apr14: over 20K mi / lost 1 capacity bar Mar 2014
It isn't 100% electric if you have to put gas in it.

cracovian
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Re: Anyone in Georgia?

Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:44 am

nogajim wrote: BTW. I did not get a reservation in with the first 20,000, so I am supposed to be able to order starting today, but it is still closed. so those of you with reservations are still ahead of the crowd. Good luck!
It realistically didn't open for us until last Friday, so they're running 4-5 days behind. I believe the next wave was scheduled for August 4 anyway.

Question for you though... Do you know if you'd be able to claim tax credits (both/either/or for Fed and state) for the second time provided they're in different tax years? Or is it a one time deal only?
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nogajim
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Re: Anyone in Georgia?

Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:18 am

cracovian wrote: Question for you though... Do you know if you'd be able to claim tax credits (both/either/or for Fed and state) for the second time provided they're in different tax years? Or is it a one time deal only?
I am just watching for sport. One Leaf is perfect for us. I imagine tha Fed credit would apply and probably the state, too. I don't remember anything about number of credits per person.
2011 LEAF SLe delivered June 2011
Status: Lost 1st Bar 6-20-13 17,500 mi. Sold 7-19-2014, 28,700 mi - still 1 bar down
2015 SV delievered 7-19-2014
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Re: Anyone in Georgia?

Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:26 am

True - I haven't seen anything on the number of times you could apply either...

One LEAF would be nice but I also signed up for the Mitsubishi iMIEV (available in GA in 2013), so provided gas prices are out of control, I get my solar panels, and the price difference is wider, then I wouldn't mind getting some money back for the second electric, especially from the state that allows you to roll them over up to five years.
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Reserved: 04/20/2010, Delivered: 11/11/11

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Re: Anyone in Georgia?

Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:28 pm

jimcmorr wrote:No dealer can order a LEAF. There is no allocation. You, the customer, have to order the LEAF to be delivered through a dealer. They don't get any allocation other than those people have ordered through them.
It seems that the allocations are true, as posted on the Ordering 2012 today thread: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=4913

They are spreading the supply around so people from both Tiers get to order. It sounds like even California is headed for MSRP :(
2011 LEAF SLe delivered June 2011
Status: Lost 1st Bar 6-20-13 17,500 mi. Sold 7-19-2014, 28,700 mi - still 1 bar down
2015 SV delievered 7-19-2014
http://www.evclubsouth.org

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Re: Anyone in Georgia?

Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:12 pm

I got my approved Certification for the GA tax credit in the mail today, exactly one week after I sent it in. Now I just have to wait for tax time to roll around and my paper tax return to be processed. Maybe this time next year I'll have the money!

If you get your Leaf late this year, you can get you dough at the same time!

Good luck!
2011 LEAF SLe delivered June 2011
Status: Lost 1st Bar 6-20-13 17,500 mi. Sold 7-19-2014, 28,700 mi - still 1 bar down
2015 SV delievered 7-19-2014
http://www.evclubsouth.org

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Re: Anyone in Georgia?

Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:47 pm

jimcmorr wrote:You are mistaken. No dealer can order a LEAF. There is no allocation. You, the customer, have to order the LEAF to be delivered through a dealer. They don't get any allocation other than those people have ordered through them.
There is an allocation. Nissan started this a few months back in Tier 1 states.

Each Dealer can only order (or if you want be the conduit for the orders) a certain # of Leafs per month.
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jimcmorr
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Re: Anyone in Georgia?

Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:31 am

evnow wrote:
jimcmorr wrote:You are mistaken. No dealer can order a LEAF. There is no allocation. You, the customer, have to order the LEAF to be delivered through a dealer. They don't get any allocation other than those people have ordered through them.
There is an allocation. Nissan started this a few months back in Tier 1 states.

Each Dealer can only order (or if you want be the conduit for the orders) a certain # of Leafs per month.

I would think this would make it harder to order from the dealer that you really want to order from. But it is what it is I guess.
Jim M
res: 25APR10 #612239F1 Glacier Pearl SV
Ordered: 03Mar12 Cayenne Red SL
VIN: 18747 - pickup: Mon 2Apr12
22Apr14: over 20K mi / lost 1 capacity bar Mar 2014
It isn't 100% electric if you have to put gas in it.

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Re: Anyone in Georgia?

Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:47 pm

I'm not a fan of the allocations myself.

I was given 1 for the month of August and have 3 RAQ's.

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