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There hasn't been much chat from our part of the country on the other threads. It would make sense for Nissan to ship Ariyas into Tacoma for delivery to dealers in the Pacific Northwest. I lived in Alaska for 42 years and still have friends there, but I don't get a sense that EVs are yet in demand there. Any Alaskans out there who could comment? Meanwhile, I don't expect to see the Evolve Plus I ordered arrive here in Bend, Oregon until after the New Year.
 

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There hasn't been much chat from our part of the country on the other threads. It would make sense for Nissan to ship Ariyas into Tacoma for delivery to dealers in the Pacific Northwest. I lived in Alaska for 42 years and still have friends there, but I don't get a sense that EVs are yet in demand there. Any Alaskans out there who could comment? Meanwhile, I don't expect to see the Evolve Plus I ordered arrive here in Bend, Oregon until after the New Year.
I had a chat with the GM from Nissan of Olympia (Washington state) today. He stated that they are scheduled to receive their dealer demo next week on 12/27. However still no word from Nissan regarding any other projected delivery dates for customer Ariya’s being directed to his dealership.
 

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Nissan is playing it very close to the vest with information on delivery dates. It seems it would be beneficial to put the dealers in the loop early rather than later. The sales rep I'm working with here in Bend has expressed some frustration in not being able to tell me when to expect delivery. A couple of months ago he attended a Nissan event for dealers in Portland and had the opportunity to drive the Ariya. He was very favorably impressed and is eager to start deliveries, but is waiting just as many of us are. Sometime after the New Year!
 

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My good friend is the general manager of Gladstone Nissan. Their demo is supposed to be coming next week. Who knows how all the ice we‘re having will affect the delivery. May also be some customers cars in that delivery but I don’t think they’re expecting that. AWD cars next year. I’m expecting early summer. If it shows before that then great.
 

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Nissan is playing it very close to the vest with information on delivery dates. It seems it would be beneficial to put the dealers in the loop early rather than later. The sales rep I'm working with here in Bend has expressed some frustration in not being able to tell me when to expect delivery. A couple of months ago he attended a Nissan event for dealers in Portland and had the opportunity to drive the Ariya. He was very favorably impressed and is eager to start deliveries, but is waiting just as many of us are. Sometime after the New Year!
Agreed. My local dealership also contends that Nissan from the onset has provided very limited communication with their dealers regarding the Ariya launch.
 

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I'm in Beaverton (SW of Portland). I originally selected Beaverton Nissan for my delivering dealership, but they did not commit to honoring MSRP and indicated that additional and costly options would be added without the consent of the reservationist. I "shopped around" -- I considered selecting Gladstone because they committed to MSRP, but the person I was communicating with indicated that there may be options added -- I asked for clarification and pricing but never heard back. Tonkin was a total no-go -- they said it would be MSRP plus $10k, reservation or no, so definitely no. They insisted "you'll find everyone is marking it up..." I selected the dealership in McMinnville, which is just a little further out to the SW. I was in touch with them back in November, but they are also still expecting their demo. I was poking online at the websites of Nissan dealerships in Washington, and I think one in Kirkland had three of them -- no pics, but they had VINs.
 

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I'm in Camas, WA (just to the east of Vancouver, WA). I too had originally ordered my Platinum+ AWD from Beaverton Nissan (the dealership from where my 2015 Leaf was sold). That dealership gave me many reasons to shop around, and I ended up moving my pre-order to Gladstone - who have been great so far. No additional upcharges; but who knows what will happen once I'm taking delivery.
Independent reviews of the Ariya's here in the US have not be kind. And online opinion in various EV forums (reddit, etc) again are not at all expressing a feeling of excitement - general opinion of the Ariya seems to be "day late and a dollar short". So good luck to any dealerships that think they are going to tack $10k onto an Ariya - especially given that Nissan is getting screwed on the EV tax credit, and Tesla regains the credit in 2023.
And on top of that, more and more 'reality' is setting in for non-Tesla owners who intend to rely on DC fast charger networks like Electrify America. There is an emerging genre of Youtube videos dedicated to demonstrating how terrible the EA network is in real-world use. For me at least, it's not a big concern because 99% of my EV miles are local, and my Level 2 home charger is fine for that.
 

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I was told that Gladstone is honoring MSRP for all reservation holders. If no reservation all bets are off. I agree though that much over MSRP may be difficult due to the changing car market and the Nissan product. I sold my Tesla model 3 for a huge profit at the market peak. Was considering buying another Tesla and letting my Ariya reservation go but after Elon’s recent BS we decided not to support his product. (Well, my wife decided 😂). I’ll decide when the Ariya shows up. Really like the look of the Ioniq 5 but at $58k for a limited plus ADM I just don’t think so. Plus they look cheap inside. Interior quality seems to be the one strong point of the Ariya.
 

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There hasn't been much chat from our part of the country on the other threads. It would make sense for Nissan to ship Ariyas into Tacoma for delivery to dealers in the Pacific Northwest. I lived in Alaska for 42 years and still have friends there, but I don't get a sense that EVs are yet in demand there. Any Alaskans out there who could comment? Meanwhile, I don't expect to see the Evolve Plus I ordered arrive here in Bend, Oregon until after the New Year.
I was looking on the Bend dealership website and inventory shows an Ariya Evolve+ "in transit" -- maybe that is your Ariya!
 

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I certainly hope so, but I'm not the only one who listed the Bend dealer when making the reservation. Perhaps a truckload of Ariyas are on the way.
I got an email from Beaverton Nissan (Portland, OR) this past Wednesday (12/28/22) and picked the car up yesterday (12/30/22). MSRP was honored but there were some things added by the manufacturer, but I actually like them -floor mats and illuminated kick plates. It's the Evolve+ FWD. The range appears to be somewhat over 300. It is a beautiful car and really fun to drive although I'm still under 100 miles total.
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I got an email from Beaverton Nissan (Portland, OR) this past Wednesday (12/28/22) and picked the car up yesterday (12/30/22). MSRP was honored but there were some things added by the manufacturer, but I actually like them -floor mats and illuminated kick plates. It's the Evolve+ FWD. The range appears to be somewhat over 300. It is a beautiful car and really fun to drive although I'm still under 100 miles total. View attachment 916
It looks great! I'm so glad you had a relatively good experience with the dealership. I had originally selected Beaverton, but they insisted that about $1500 worth of non-negotiable options (security-type system, edge guards, and wheel locks, etc.) would be added as soon as it hit their lot. Congrats again!
 

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Congratulations on getting your car. Were there any other Ariyas at Beaverton Nissan when you picked up your car? If deliveries are showing up in small numbers, that would indicate Nissan is still dealing with supply chain issues. Given the conversations on this site, it doesn't appear that very many cars have ben delivered as of yet. But there may be those with reservations who are not participating in the conversations here who have already received their cars. The only thing I am confident of at this point is that my Ariya will be delivered sometime after the New Year.
 

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I got an email from Beaverton Nissan (Portland, OR) this past Wednesday (12/28/22) and picked the car up yesterday (12/30/22). MSRP was honored but there were some things added by the manufacturer, but I actually like them -floor mats and illuminated kick plates. It's the Evolve+ FWD. The range appears to be somewhat over 300. It is a beautiful car and really fun to drive although I'm still under 100 miles total. View attachment 916
Congrats! Your Ariya is the second Evolve + being delivered that was reportedly shipped with the questionable add on for illuminated kick plates. So I just had an on line chat with Joe from the reservation info. group asking him if we should expect all Evolve + trims to be shipped with an add on for illuminated kick plates. He wasn’t sure but the dealer would know. I told him that the dealers contend they have no clue what options Nissan elect to include in this process and as Ariya’s arrive now you get what you get. We went back and forth a bit regarding who could give me an accurate response so I got the Nissan consumer Affairs (800-647-7261 Option 7 ) number from him to determine if they will give me the same canned response that it’s a question to take up with our dealer…..stay tuned.
 

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Congratulations on getting your car. Were there any other Ariyas at Beaverton Nissan when you picked up your car? If deliveries are showing up in small numbers, that would indicate Nissan is still dealing with supply chain issues. Given the conversations on this site, it doesn't appear that very many cars have ben delivered as of yet. But there may be those with reservations who are not participating in the conversations here who have already received their cars. The only thing I am confident of at this point is that my Ariya will be delivered sometime after the New Year.
Beaverton Nissan also had an Engage but I think it is the Demo car. Not sure they are selling it yet.
 

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Aren’t the illuminated front door sills “included” for both premier & platinum+ trims? Can someone who bought it and confirm?
Yes they are included with the Premiere, and I'd think for the Platinum, too. While I do not have my Ariya yet, I've seen the window stickers for the two Premieres that were delivered a few weeks ago to Tustin, and the illuminated kick plates are part of the standard equipment list.
 
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