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Chevrolet Volt, Car Buying, Car Leasing, Sedan
#257 of 314 How does this deal look?
Dec 18, 2012 (2:35 pm)
In So Cal. Might pick one up today if this sounds like a good deal! Thanks everybody.
36 Month Lease / 15K Miles per year
Base Payment is $360 + Tax
Due at Delivery - $1,500
Is there any other info I should find out? That's all I really have. Thanks.
#258 of 314 Re: 15k mile leases? [dphillipsjr]
Dec 18, 2012 (3:18 pm)
Working on that today. See my last post in this forum. Thanks.
#259 of 314 2013 Volt Lease Deal
Dec 21, 2012 (12:51 am)
2K drive-off, $400/month including taxes.
Safety Package 2
Courtesy Chevrolet on Stevens Creek - ask for Rich.
#260 of 314 2013 Volt December Lease Terms
Dec 24, 2012 (12:15 pm)
Car man do you have the lease rates, residuals and incentives for base model and 12k/15k per year? Thanks.
#261 of 314 Re: 15k mile leases? [dugknight]
Dec 26, 2012 (9:24 pm)
back in Oct i neg a 2013 volt, leather, safety package 2, 15k year, 1100 drive off, 36month, 425month. great car, love it. love that im not spending 700 a month on gas anymore. got it from felix chevrolet in los angeles.
#262 of 314 Re: 2013 Volt December Lease Terms [ozp]
by Car_man HOST
Dec 27, 2012 (8:44 am)
I sure do ozp. BTW, I personally think that the Volt is really cool. Ally's December base lease rate and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2013 Chevrolet Volt without navigation with 15,000 miles per year are 1.05% and 57%.
General Motors is providing a $2,420 cash incentive on leases of this car right now.
The residual value for a lease with only 12,000 miles per year is 2% higher.
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#263 of 314 Re: 2013 Volt December Lease Terms [Car_man]
Dec 27, 2012 (10:03 pm)
Does that 57% include the $7500 credit already or will $7500 be added to the residual after the 57%?
#264 of 314 Re: 2013 Volt December Lease Terms [bromion]
Dec 28, 2012 (1:43 pm)
Thanks Car man!
I went to the dealer yesterday(Southern California) and was told that US Bank adds $7500 to the residual the following way(for 36mo/12k terms, base msrp):
Residual=$39,999*45%+$7500=$25,499.55 which makes Residual less than 64% I didn't get any comprehensive reply why initial residual is lowered to 45%
For Ally, I was quoted 60% residual and Federal Rebate was not in calculations.
If I wasn't misled by the dealer, we, consumers, don't get any significant portion of federal rebate. Do others have different experience with utilizing federal rebate for the leases?
#265 of 314 Re: 2013 Volt December Lease Terms [ozp]
Dec 28, 2012 (5:57 pm)
I got an ally lease
1.1 % but it was back in Sept.
Good luck with the car deal.
You will love the car,
#266 of 314 Re: 2013 Volt December Lease Terms [ozp]
Dec 28, 2012 (7:20 pm)
I recently explored the parameters for a Volt lease. I consulted 3 different sources:
- A lease consultant from Chart Software (maker of Expert Lease Pro)
- An Ally bank "Chevy Volt Division" representative (877 486 5846)
- A local Chevy dealer (who unfortunately understood this the least)
The Chart Software lease consultant indicated a "real world" residual for the 2013 volt of 39% (after 36 months).
He explained this 39% is so low in order to mitigate the risk a lessor takes due to the vehicle and it's technology being relatively new and the lack of historical reliability and resale value data.
Both the dealer and the Ally representative said the actual 36-month residual being used for the Volt was 62%. So clearly this is artificially inflated over the real world expected value of the car 3 years down the road.
The Ally representative confirmed the $7500 federal rebate is accounted for in the elevated residual. It would not appear in the lease worksheet anywhere else (such as coming off the top to reduce the purchase price, etc).
The dealer (after taking a day to research this) also finally concluded that the federal rebate must be accounted for in the higher residual.
A quick calculation shows that for a $40k MSRP vehicle, taking the residual from 39% to 62% amounts to a boost in residual value of $9200. So this is indeed in the neighborhood of making up for the $7500 federal rebate that bank (Ally) gets to keep in a lease since they are the vehicle owner.
I had heard from a friend at work that earlier in 2012 there were Volt 24-month leases of around $240/mo to be had. He didn't say how much was required down up front and I forgot to ask.
Working with my local (Western New York) dealer on a $40k MSRP Volt, and using the GM employee pricing which I am eligible for (amounts to about $1000 off of this vehicle) plus a $2500 incentive for leasing through Ally at 36 months or more, a 62% residual, 12k miles/yr, zero down, and 4.9% APR financiing, they came up with $465/mo.
So, either the $240/mo I had heard about was with something like $6k down, or there were some other pretty big incentives available earlier in the year that aren't available now, or some combination of the two.
Either way, since this was about double the payment amount that I was expecting, I ended up not going through with it. Bummer too, because I really think it's a great vehicle, and not just because I'm a GM employee.