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    Default Nissan: Is it a Leaf or a weenie in disguise?

    I signed up to be on the reservation list last year for a Nissan Leaf. The $100 down fully refundable deposit, meant that I would get priority. I have been told that by summers end I would be able to order one.

    Today I received an email from Nissan telling me I could order my 2012 Leaf (all electric) next week. Read between the lines and the fine print and it looks like if I live in the right state and hold my mouth right I might be able to lease one. Looks like the big announcement was that they sold out of the 2011, added a bunch of optional equipment as standard, and raised the price.

    So anyway, l go to the website and logged in and it shows the steps in the purchase process which when I clicked on the next step, it just told me what that step would be - uh duh! An hour or so later, I cannot click on those steps and see anything.

    So what do you guys think. Are the marketing folks morons that are in the process of really pissing me off, will I get told I can lease the car rather than buy other wise I can continue to wait to purchase? Crap I should have put this in the pole forum!

    1) Am I going to be happy next week?
    2) Am I going to be pissed off next week?
    3) Are they trying to screw me over next week?
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    Go get a Volt.... If you can't in your area come here to NJ/NY and get it.. I am seeing them all over now..
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    I vote for 4. They've been screwing with you since last year.
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    I would say pissed. And it's hard to compare the leaf to the volt cause the volt still has gas motor.

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    Well I called Nissan and sent them a e-mail and as Bernadette Peters would say "Its twoo, Its twoo!" I should be able to place my order in the next couple of weeks. They have an interesting process - one that is much more sophisticated than GM did with the Volt. It is driven by the fact that the Leaf is totally electric rather than GM lacks imagination, though they did. I say that because I was a member on the website for the Volt, ask questions, posted etc. I even went to another site and signed up on the "waiting list" just to show GM the support they had for the Volt. But they did like they always do and it was first come, first serve, at the dealership which could stick it too you on the price if they wanted. And yet the Leaf that came out 2 months later, is going to be available in my area long before the Volt, my reservation gives me priority on delivery in this area and the only difference in the price on the web page and what the dealer will expect is tax, title, tags and destination charges.

    The best part is based on the calculations I have seen it should cost me around $1.98 to 60 miles. I am skeptical to think that it could be that cheap to power but I guess I will know soon!

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    So is it going to be a lease or will the mo fos actually let you buy it?
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