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Chevrolet Volt, Car Buying, Car Leasing, Sedan
#224 of 313 Re: Should I take this lease offer? [joebruin77]
Nov 17, 2012 (8:51 pm)
Where did you get that offer??
#225 of 313 Re: Looking to Lease Today or Tommorow [jbro3]
Nov 18, 2012 (2:41 pm)
Ok- So I got my new 2013 Volt yesterday. Went with the base model since they are kind of hard to find around here and I didn't want to pay extra to have one delivered ect. Sticker price of 39,995- Paid 37,900. 5420.01$ in reductions (includes 2420 rebate, 1850 trade in, and 1150 down). 36 months, 12,000 miles per year. No security deposit, 1st payment taken out of reductions. Total with license, registration, lease fee's, and doc fee's = 38,575. Residual 23,597.05. Base payment of 320.44 plus tax= 346.88$.
What does everyone think? I haggled all day- took in the consumer review showing what they paid. I'm sure I could have gotten it a little lower but after 4 hours I just didn't have it in me anymore to argue. I'm happy with it
Nov 18, 2012 (4:23 pm)
As long as you are happy
It all good
Enjoy your Volt!
#227 of 313 Re: Looking to Lease Today or Tommorow [icemanbryan]
Nov 19, 2012 (8:19 am)
icemanbryan, enjoy the car.
#228 of 313 Re: Should I take this lease offer? [bromion]
Nov 19, 2012 (9:52 am)
I got the offer from Keyes Chevy in Van Nuys, CA. I actually picked up a new Volt yesterday. It is fully loaded, including the metallic paint and black rims, and has an MSRP of just over $45,000. They wouldn't go any lower than their original offer (the one I originally quoted in my first post), but no other dealer would match their offer. So I took what they offered me. I paid $1,500 in total drive off at time of signing. This included the first month's payment. It is a 36 month lease, 12K per year. So I have 35 payments of $379 plus tax per month. And in CA, I will get the $1,500 back from the CA state rebate.
I highly recommend Keyes. They were very professional, with no hard sale tactics.
#229 of 313 To whose advantage is it to put money down on a lease?
Nov 19, 2012 (10:49 am)
Putting $3K down on a lease goes against everything I have ever read or thought about leasing a car.
#230 of 313 Re: Should I take this lease offer? [joebruin77]
Nov 19, 2012 (12:19 pm)
Amazing. I was also dealing with Keyes. I went in this weekend and tried to lease the identical car. We negotiated around and got to $457 per month (inc tax) with $2100 drive-off, 15kmi, 36 months. 12kmi makes a difference, but I don't think a $50/month difference.
Actually, I was close to getting around $430/month inc tax, which was in the range of reasonable for me, but then they tanked my trade-in. So that killed the deal.
#231 of 313 Re: Should I take this lease offer? [bromion]
Nov 19, 2012 (12:24 pm)
Actually, I may have a good option for you that can save your deal. There is a Carmax used car dealership in Burbank. You can take the car you wanted to trade in to Carmax. They will buy it off you, even if you do not buy a car from them. When I sold my wife's Subaru, the guy buying it didn't know how to get rid of his old car. A dealer offered him about $3,500 for his car. He went to Carmax and they offered him $8,000. He actually gave me an extra $500 just to thank me for suggesting Carmax.
BTW, I eventually sold my wife's Subaru for $21,500. Carmax had offered me $20,000 for it, so what they offer is actually pretty fair. It's definitely a lot better than what the dealer will offer you on a trade in.
#232 of 313 Re: Should I take this lease offer? [joebruin77]
Nov 19, 2012 (12:29 pm)
Thanks. I'll try Carmax, but I am doubtful I'll get close to what I owe on it. I'm looking to take no more than a $2000 loss. Can't hurt to try tho!
#233 of 313 Re: Should I take this lease offer? [bromion]
Nov 19, 2012 (2:18 pm)
Good luck with Carmax. Let us know what they offered you. I am curious if they are still giving decent offers.