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Hi Folks,

Just registered on the forum to see if I could find some more details on ordering a volt:

I've been digging around the forums for a couple of weeks now. Settled on a Volt after test driving a few cars and tried to pull the trigger several weeks ago.

From what I've found, stock levels are pretty low, and none of the dealers are really willing to budge far off list price. At this point, if I'm paying pretty much face value, I might as well get my exact/desired config, right?

I've had several dealers tell me that Chevy is no longer taking factory orders on 2018 volts, and I'll need to buy a 2019. Catch is, none of the dealers can sell me a 2019 without an order guide, since nobody knows what updates/changes are going to happen, much less the price.

I'm *marginally* time limited on my purchase (current vehicle is a VW Golf/Dieselgate, and I need to have a decision to 'em by Sept 1st, returning the car to lot shortly thereafter), and also worried the provincial rebate ($13k on the 2018 Volt, no word on the 2019 [Toronto/ON]) may evaporate with the looming change of government...

Does anybody have any info on when the dealers are actually going to get the order guides in? General advice? Etc?
 
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Back in March when I purchased my Volt The dealer told me they would have the 2019 order sheets by the middle of June. Because of the election I decided I wasn't going to wait, as it was i missed the 14K rebate by 1 week (an expensive week lol). I really wanted a blue car but could not find 1 so I ended up with a black Premier fully loaded. My opinion - if you can find a car this week buy it. Dougie doesn't like the rebates and it probably won't take him long to get rid of them :(
 
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While I'm not super knowledgeable on anything specific to Canadian stock, I have not seen anything indicating there will be any blockbuster new options for 2019 models. I'd find the closest car to what you want and move forward with it now.
 

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The Order Guide for the 2019 Bolt has been published and the only major update was some new colors. Re the 2019 Volt, I suspect the 2019 will be the same as the 2018 which was the same as the 2017. The 19 may bet some new paint options as well.

I think GM is just treading water on the Bolt/Volt right now. Many were expecting the 2019 Bolt to get ACC but Noooooooo.
 
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No mention of this but if you go to the GM Volt website you fill in the order with options that you want and it gives you the price, then it gets your location through cookies and gives you the stock in dealers around where you are that match or come closest to what you have selected. Easier than phoning around. Interesting times in Ontario as to what is happening politically re: rebates etc. As Dirty Harry said "Are you feeling lucky?"
 

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Back in March when I purchased my Volt The dealer told me they would have the 2019 order sheets by the middle of June. Because of the election I decided I wasn't going to wait, as it was i missed the 14K rebate by 1 week (an expensive week lol). I really wanted a blue car but could not find 1 so I ended up with a black Premier fully loaded. My opinion - if you can find a car this week buy it. Dougie doesn't like the rebates and it probably won't take him long to get rid of them :(
Yeah, when I dug around 2 weeks ago, basically I got told there was little chance I'd be in a volt before the month end, regardless of what I chose, much less before the election.

The dealers I spoke to mentioned some interior changes on the 2019, one said the front-end was going to get a bit of a lift (mentioning LED headlight surrounds like the 2019 Cruize has [not familiar admittedly]), etc.

I'm somewhat set on the black-brown interior on the premium side, which I think looks pretty neat, but limits options (since only the 2 dark paint options go with it). The closest either dealer who checked could find, was one out in Quebec, that was being used as a demo car. That was a firm "no" obviously (since they wanted retail on a demo car).

From what I've been told (by both Chevy, and the MTO), if I place a factory order while the incentive is offered, there's no guarantee I'll get it, if the incentive disappears by the time I take delivery. Obviously I think that's B.S., but they claimed it was the day the registration changes hands that it's based on... While the previous government has behaved well (IE: offering it to anybody who could prove they ordered before the cut-off on the last batch), there's no guarantee the next one will do the same, totally off-putting :\.
 

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Hi there, Not sure about where you live but I just leased a 2018 Volt LT, well equipped. I got 8,000 in rebates at the dealer, to go against the lease. Now's a good time to buy or lease, at least in SoCal.
 
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We are in Canada in the Toronto area, the supply of the Volt here is very limited and if the dealer happens to have one on the lot you really need to decide on the spot, it will be gone the next day. There has been a big rush to get EVs in the province as at the moment there is avery genours rebate that is applied at the time of delivery - $13,000 cash! With the election no one knows i the rebates will continue, the likely winner is not green friendly :( I am still waiting for the rebate on my EVSE people say it has been taking 5 months - just a couple more to go .
 

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We are in Canada in the Toronto area, the supply of the Volt here is very limited and if the dealer happens to have one on the lot you really need to decide on the spot, it will be gone the next day. There has been a big rush to get EVs in the province as at the moment there is avery genours rebate that is applied at the time of delivery - $13,000 cash! With the election no one knows i the rebates will continue, the likely winner is not green friendly :( I am still waiting for the rebate on my EVSE people say it has been taking 5 months - just a couple more to go .
Can I ask what you got/what you paid? I don't see too many GTA threads around and all :).
 
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It was sticker price less the rebate, less another 2k in gm specials, (auto show and credit card app) around $33k net plus tax without extras i ordered, Premier with acc, Nav, Bose. No charge light or cup lights.
 

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It was sticker price less the rebate, less another 2k in gm specials, (auto show and credit card app) around $33k net plus tax without extras i ordered, Premier with acc, Nav, Bose. No charge light or cup lights.
Much appreciated, that helps.

I've gotten numbers from a half dozen dealers, the all-in cash price on a premier I was quoted (before being effectively told I couldn't factory order one until the guide was out) ranged from ~$37.7k to ~$41k, which was for premier, with one of the $500 paint colors, two "driver confidence" packages, but no ACC and no other upgrades to speak of.

So far I hadn't really beaten on any dealers, it was just from a dozen phone calls. While most of the dealers were pretty close on pricing, there were a few outliers, in each direction.
 
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Hi there, Not sure about where you live but I just leased a 2018 Volt LT, well equipped. I got 8,000 in rebates at the dealer, to go against the lease. Now's a good time to buy or lease, at least in SoCal.
Mind sharing which dealer you went to and what rebates you got?

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Anyone have any info on the 2019s yet? We are still a few months off from picking up a Volt. Would love to know what changes there will be and maybe new colors. Thanks!!
 

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Anyone have any info on the 2019s yet? We are still a few months off from picking up a Volt. Would love to know what changes there will be and maybe new colors. Thanks!!
I've been keeping an eye on things; I still haven't heard from any of the dealers I had contacted (who promised to get back to me when order guides came out), or forum members who might have a lead on the 2019 order guides. No intel as of yet :\.
 

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Anyone have any info on the 2019s yet? We are still a few months off from picking up a Volt. Would love to know what changes there will be and maybe new colors. Thanks!!
I've been keeping an eye on things; I still haven't heard from any of the dealers I had contacted (who promised to get back to me when order guides came out), or forum members who might have a lead on the 2019 order guides. No intel as of yet 😕.
Thanks for the update! Hopefully something soon! Doesn’t production start in July?
 

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The order guide for 2019 Volt and *should* come out today (Jun 20th) or tomorrow.
On June 21st, dealers are supposed to be able to take orders for 2019 volt models from consumers (including fleet).
Production for Volt 2019 is supposed to start on July 20th 2018.

However, it is also very possible GM has changed their mind on the volt ion the last few months.

With no car company being able to move a sedan without heavy discounts and the fact that Honda Clarity is now available-- it is possible GM is simply going to through in the towel early on the Volt and either maintain its current configurations from 2018 (just new color and package alignments, but no visual changes) or halt production altogether.

Hard to know until we get some info.

I would say that if the order guide for the volt is not here by the end of this week, then that is probably bad news for our 2019 desires.
 

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Thanks for the update! Hopefully something soon! Doesn’t production start in July?
That's what multiple dealers had mentioned, "cars will probably start showing up on lots in late August" was also stated...

I'm at a loss as to how the process works, as this seems entirely out of order to me. How you start building a car, before telling your people how they can sell it (or with very minimal overlap) boggles my mind, then again I work in a commodity industry, we don't have the luxury of screwing about in this regard.
 

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In searching google I see that GM put out this massive print sheet for 2019 fleet sales.

http://m.gmfleet.com/content/dam/fl...en/home/PDFs/2018/2019_fleet_guide_5.8.18.pdf

It was done in May and simply has Volt as a 2018 model. Most other cars are 2019.

So it looks unlikely the fleet order guide will be coming out.

A local dealer might have info on the 2019 order guide pretty soon— but it’s looking like we will be seeing very minor changes compared to 2018.
 

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I recall reading on this forum a reliable source stated that the 2019 Volt will have 6.6 or 7.2 KWH charging instead of the current 3.6-3.8 KWH charging. This would be a nice feature in my opinion, perhaps a little over 2 hours for a full charge.
 
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