Yes, it is I, the intrepid Tier 2, most vocal LEAF enthusiast on the East Coast with a piece of wonderful news about the July 2011 Nissan LEAF Orders. You may ask why I'm talking about July when it's only June. Well, that's true, I've jumped the gun again. And look through the My Nissan LEAF archives, didn't I wax poetic in a similarly in the December Orders thread? And what happened: the entire East Coast went from December Orders to Late Summer 2011 Orders. Am I jinxing it now? I darn well hope I'm not.
But folks, this time I have it on good authority. I spoke to Chris, a sales rep at the ever friendly at Criswell last week and he had some wonderful news for me that I'm sure all Tier 2 long sufferers are dying to hear: Late Summer is only 6 weeks away (or there abouts)!
Criswell, I just want to say, is one of the most LEAF friendly dealership in the Metro D.C. Area (no, I don't work for them). Indeed, they were one of the few (only) Chevrolet dealerships in the country to provide an MSRP guarantee on the Chevy Volt; given all the stories of gauging we've heard on that car, this says a lot. And it's no different with the LEAF: MSRP.
But here's what I have from Chris who has it from the Nissan Regional Sales Rep: July Ordering!
This bears repeating: July Ordering for Tier 2!
Yes, that means we may finally be getting to order in as little as 6 weeks! Certainly any time from 4 to 8 weeks from now!
As for delivery, with the 4-7 month window, Chris and I agree the best case scenario would be November 2011 delivery but the worst case is something I've heard indirectly from Passport Nissan of Alexandria: that delivery may be as late as February or even March 2012. Both dates would be in keeping with the 4-7 month window currently suggested from Nissan.
So get your orders ready Tier 2 folks! Our time has come!