coolfilmaker wrote:You have to get into the head of a Nissan dealer. Most dealers have been around for at least a decade. Who the hell would have wanted to start a Nissan dealership a decade ago? The only thing I can imagine is that they did it with no thought or care and all they really care about is making a few bucks off of selling cars.
The dealers aren't going to put in QC without pressure from Nissan. The dealers want to make money, just like any other business, and they want to do it by spending as little of their own money as possible. Very few dealers are going to understand (or care) that by investing in a QC, they could help themselves sell many Leafs, in addition to any revenue the QC itself brings in. Only Nissan North America would (hopefully) be able to see that point of view, and will hopefully apply the necessary pressure on the dealers to get the QCs in the ground.
Perhaps something similar to the recent promotion that Chevy did with its dealers in order to sell more Volts? For example, any Nissan dealer that installs the $15k Nissan-branded QC by December 31, 2012 can recoup up to $30k (to cover for the unit itself as well as installation costs) as credit towards 2013 inventory from Nissan NA. Therefore, the dealership essentially gets to install the QC for no cost to themselves, since they obviously were going to spend money on new vehicle inventory anyway, and by setting an end date, there's a sense of urgency to get them in the ground.
Former Ride: 2012 Leaf SL, Ocean Blue, Leased 1/27/2012, Returned 4/27/2015, 37.7k miles & 12/12 bars
Final LeafSpy readings: AHr 60.73, SOH 92%, Hx 90.90%, 250 Gids on full charge
Current Ride: 2012 Nissan Rogue SL AWD, Black