+1TomT wrote:Unfortunately, telling people that they have to do this is one of the quickest ways to turn off the masses on EVs... For EVs to ever become mainstream, they need to be able to be driven like any other other vehicle (within reason)...
joewaters wrote:Don't hate the salesman, just drive it like you're mowing.
Although driving a LEAF will transform most drivers that previously drove an ICE into at least a somewhat more efficient driver, at least it has me, conveying the message you have to drive ultra efficiently is not going to inspire a large % of people to try a LEAF.
I'm amazed by the behaviour of some car salesmen.
When I test drove a 2013 LEAF SL considering trading in my 2011 LEAF SL for it, the behaviour of the sales department was truly poor.
Not with regards to EV knowledge, they are very sharp and knowledgeable and informative on that.
But the complete unwillingness to provide a specific price, only willing to talk in monthly payment terms, was offensive to me and is to most buyers. I would never buy there just because of that approach, even though they have a superb service department and I will always use them for service on both my 2011 LEAF and my 2009 Altima. When will car sales people learn how to treat customers right?