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From what I heard from dealers, when the Ariya does arrive, there will be plenty of people who had reservations that will have changed their mind either because of the tax credit issue, decided on another EV, etc. I am wondering if there is a way for those of us waiting for reservations to open up again to have a reservation transferred. I spoke to a dealer who had reserved an Ariya, then changed his mind and transferred his reservation to a customer. After test driving the car himself, he changed his mind and is getting his car after all. It would be nice to use this Forum to do just that and allow those of us waiting to get a car from someone who is on the fence. I'd like to hear comments from others to see if we could get something started.
 

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I am surprised there are no replies to this. I am one of the people with a reservation that is very much leaning towards cancelling it. I test drove it here in Orlando in July and it was fine, but since then a couple of deal breakers have come to pass. The law changing the tax credit hit me with a double whammy in terms of Ariya's build status (% of American parts) and my income, both are now disqualifiers. I also didn't sign the "contract" that Nissan offered to attempt to circumvent the timing of the delivery vs. the law effective date. The language of that letter seemed far too binding for my taste considering there is no 100% guarantee of it actually helping the situation.

I reserved a Platinum+ trim and was banking on that $7500 tax credit. My dealership even agreed to MSRP with no add-ons since I have been a long-term customer with them. I just got the call this week confirming a 2023 delivery but all things considered, I am ready to walk away.

I've kept the reservation in case the law is challenged / changed in the coming months. Anyway if I do decide to cancel I'll post here to see if anyone in Central FL would be interested, assuming there is a way to transfer person-to-person without dealership involvement.
 

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I would think if you cancelled it is still listed to be delivered to the dealer specified. With a cancellation the dealer can raise price knowing it will not sit. Also the Ariya MSRP has already jumped $1240. This would be a WIN,WIN for the dealer. They have probaly already discussed cancellations. The demand is to high and gas keeps going up their is no reason for DEALER to offer any DEAL. Not good news if waiting.
 

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With a cancellation the dealer can raise price knowing it will not sit.
I think a lot of dealerships are in for a surprise soon. With interest rates going up and a recession on the horizon, demand is about to tank. Coupled with the lack of the tax credit, I anticipate dealers selling Ariya’s UNDER MSRP by early next year after the initial interest subsides.
 

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I think a lot of dealerships are in for a surprise soon. With interest rates going up and a recession on the horizon, demand is about to tank. Coupled with the lack of the tax credit, I anticipate dealers selling Ariya’s UNDER MSRP by early next year after the initial interest subsides.
Demand for vehicles overall perhaps, but EVs are hugely underproduced relative to demand. A decrease in demand might bring down the wait times to weeks instead of months but isn't going to cause them to sit.
 

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Calif is about to hit $7 a gallon . I feel demand will go up.I also feel if someone had a Reservation they could turn around and SELL at $5000 markup which is no different than what a dealer will do after Reservations are taken care of. It is still Supply and Demand . The EV is still the only vehicle that pays for itself only problem is now it takes longer. No smog/oil changes /no engine issues brakes last longer still many positives. Price just sucks we are lucky to still get MSRP as my dealer has guaranteed. My dealer only has 2 reservations. Money (dealers)will be made down the road from when Ariya is open to public. Dealers are hoping for Cancellations to make more$$$ on Ariya. Not only do we pay High for car but also Home Charging station on top of that? If I was in Florida during Hurricane I would of jumped in my Toyota Tacoma without even thinking about looking for plug in while fleeing storm another issue NOT DISCUSSED.My Ariya will be used for 100 mile range until things get better. Just sayin! USA needs to become ENERGY INDEPENDENT while plug in issues resolved. I have noticed TESLA has plug ins all over Calif.
 

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If I was in Florida during Hurricane I would of jumped in my Toyota Tacoma without even thinking about looking for plug in while fleeing storm another issue NOT DISCUSSED.
This is such a good point. I just went through Hurricane IAN last week and luckily didn't have to evacuate where we are, but there's definitely more gas stations than charging stations along any escape route here. The flip side is, this vehicle could power our freezer for a week with the 2-way charger so we wouldn't need to stock up on gas for a generator. If I'm hunkering down and have a full battery, the EV is an asset. If I need to bail out of here, the EV is kind of a liability.

Certainly a lot to consider.
 

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I reserved a Platinum+ trim and was banking on that $7500 tax credit. My dealership even agreed to MSRP with no add-ons since I have been a long-term customer with them. I just got the call this week confirming a 2023 delivery but all things considered, I am ready to walk away.

I've kept the reservation in case the law is challenged / changed in the coming months. Anyway if I do decide to cancel I'll post here to see if anyone in Central FL would be interested, assuming there is a way to transfer person-to-person without dealership involvement.
What dealership has agreed to MSRP in Florida? No Orlando area Nissan dealer I contacted would go below $5K markup. Granted I contacted them back in May when information was scant.

As for transferring… it might be possible. This isn’t like a Ford Mach-E or Solterra reservation where it is owned by the dealer. If the name and address on the Nissan reservation account can be changed I suspect the order can be transferred.
 

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It would not Benefit Nissan $$ to open up can of worms transferring , you have to look at all the people who tried Reserve when Reservations closed. This would be less money for Nissan and Bad Public Relations especially for people who were turned away AND with new MSRP Pricing already in effect. They will take care of ALL Reservations First then any extra cars to dealers with added MSRP.
 

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Had a couple of interesting calls today. First one was from a very local Nissan dealer, my 1st choice when I made my reservation. They told me they were now going to give me the MSRP price after having told me they were going to charge an additions $4,995. (I switched dealers to one that told me they would not pull that lame stunt.). I called the Nissan reservationist number and talked with a representative. I asked it there would be any impact on my delivery timeline if I switched dealers. I was told if I may ANY change to my reservation "could" impact my delivery date. Needless to say I made NO changes to my reservation. I got the idea that cars may be shipping very soon to the west coast. Hum.
 

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I think more dealers will start to realize by selling at MSRP they will still make some money vs making zero money once a reservation has moved. They will also get bad publicity and lose customers by raising prices. Selling at MSRP customers will still return if any maint needed. Customer loyalty is very important. My dealer told me ALL dealers were advised to sell at MSRP. In this economy all dealers need good press NOT bad.Late Fall delivery starts Mid Nov.(my opinion)
 

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I think more dealers will start to realize by selling at MSRP they will still make some money vs making zero money once a reservation has moved. They will also get bad publicity and lose customers by raising prices. Selling at MSRP customers will still return if any maint needed. Customer loyalty is very important. My dealer told me ALL dealers were advised to sell at MSRP. In this economy all dealers need good press NOT bad.Late Fall delivery starts Mid Nov.(my opinion)
I think Nissan has told dealers to only sell at MSRP to reservation holders. The first dealer has lost my business due to the greed they displayed originally. I may give them a second change with service as they are only 1.5 miles from my home.
 

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My dealer sells all cars at MSRP, largely for the reason above - customer loyalty. They view that as more important than the short term higher profit margin. They're also a smaller dealership with some very large competitors.
 
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