LTLFTcomposite wrote:Imagine what it would be if they actually tried. At my local dealer yesterday they had a grand total of one new leaf on the lot, plus the demo, which is starting to look a little long in the tooth.
Chatting with a sales guy, we was asking me how they drive, and some other basic questions about the car. I said to him I was surprised he hadn't taken the demo out for a spin. If I were king, effective immediately, put a plan in place to make sure every sales guy has driven the car, is armed with a few basic facts about it, and knows who the resident expert is to refer the lead. Also a small spiff for whoever makes first customer contact with someone who ultimately leases or buys a Leaf.
I went to a Chevy dealer last weekend to test drive a Volt, and the attitude of the sales staff was like night and day compared to the Nissan dealers. No having to wait around for their "Volt Specialist". The sales rep I talked to was energetic and seemed genuinely interested in the car. We had a lot of fun for a couple of hours just tinkering around with stuff on the half dozen models they had in stock. Apparently one of the sales reps (who was not present that day) is a very proud owner. He keeps the car plugged in all day at the dealer, so not only does he get a free charge but also maintains a nice cool battery.
About the only thing I didn't like about the Volt was the air dam below the front bumper. It is so low it scrapes on everything. I can imagine that getting significantly damaged very quickly.
Based on my experience at the Chevy dealer, I can see why the Volt is selling so well.