LakeLeaf wrote:Mitch - so you decided to get a Leaf after all. Good for you. Hope you feel your wait was worth it when it all arrives.
Yes. I'll probably be either the first Leaf delivered via ordering from a local dealer (some have bought elsewhere and trucked them in), or I will be the first to create an orphan
, only kidding, I can't see myself trading in my Prius for the PiP with its puny EV range [sideways move], The Volt, well, let's just say my expereince is less than stellar with GM products, so thats out. The Tesla Roadster, don't think even I have the patience for that one, and its a little pricey at nearly $90K for the 300 mile version to be produced in mid 2012, never mind the $40K deposit required to reserve one. If money was no object, the Fiskar Karma looks awesome, but again, 50 mile EV range, then a 250 mile extended range via the motor-generator, very nice, but $95K base to $109K for a real one you can buy? You can get a Leaf, a PiP and a Volt for that! Ford Focus EV? they are about as serious as GM is about the Volt, I'm in my early 50's, I don't have that kind of time left on the planet to wait for Ford deliver the Focus EV
No other real choice other than the Leaf. I am probably going to get the 36 month Lease, and will re-evaluate in 3 years, EV landscape probably won't look much different though, and I'll likely just keep the Leaf.