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Chevrolet Volt, Car Buying, Car Leasing, Sedan
#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.
#234 of 313 Re: Cost reductions? [bromion]
by Car_man HOST
Nov 19, 2012 (6:22 pm)
Hey bromion. Negotiate the lowest possible pre-incentive selling price that you can for the Volt and then have the dealer subtract the $2,420 from that. The incentive is completely funded by General Motors, not dealers.
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#235 of 313 Re: Cost reductions? [Car_man]
Nov 19, 2012 (7:22 pm)
Gotcha. I did notice this $2420 in the lease write-ups I looked at recently. Alas, still not enough to bring down lease prices to where they were a month or two ago.
Nov 22, 2012 (1:15 pm)
Got deal in northern cal
Loaded 44k msrp 1095 oop
420 per month incl tax 12k per year 36 mo
Decent not best but had the car I wanted
#237 of 313 Re: Deal [travispete]
Dec 05, 2012 (1:03 am)
Would you mind sharing the dealership name.
Thanks in advance.
Dec 05, 2012 (8:30 am)
Not trying to take anything away.
Here in SO CA (Costa Mesa, CA)
I had a great leasing experience with Connell Chevrolet.
I dealt with Eddie and his son Joey.
Eddie has been there for years 20+.
His son maybe 6 years.
Anyway, we have bought from them several times, always a good experience.
Again, not trying to take away, just posting my opinion.