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Amazing how time flys! Seems like just yesterday we picked up our 2014 Volt and now it is almost time to turn her in! I am starting to look for our replacement lease but am having a hard time finding any "good" deals. The dealer we leased from last time doesn't seem to be as competitive as last time. I am not afraid to travel for a good deal, from what I have seen CA seems to have the best deals?

If anyone has leased this month and had a good experience please let me know or give me a PM! Also, has anyone had any luck with the ever elusive private offer lately?
 

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That's the trouble, you are on a timetable (need to lease a new car just as the old lease runs out). That makes it much harder to wait for great deals. 2014 was a great time as they just dropped the price by $5k, rumors of gen 2 were trickling out, and many gen1 owners were waiting for gen2 so sales were soft - thus the great incentives from GM. If there is any way you can hold out buying or borrowing a temporary beater car and wait for the end-of-year 2017 clearance sales, I think you will be rewarded. By then, Bolts will be shipping in numbers, the Tesla Model 3 excitement will cause the tesla forum to absolutely implode, and several other car companies will have announced or even released their EV offerings.
 

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llninja thanks for the advice. I think you are right on with the thought that 2017 year end deals should be really competitive. If I can't find any lease deals that satisfies me, I might just have to buy a used gen 1 and wait it out.
 

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llninja thanks for the advice. I think you are right on with the thought that 2017 year end deals should be really competitive. If I can't find any lease deals that satisfies me, I might just have to buy a used gen 1 and wait it out.
And while you own the used gen1, try putting your normal monthly car payment into a bank account and drive the volt into the ground. in 5+ years or so, you might have enough to buy the Bolt (in in the case of my coworker who drove his jalopy for 11 years - a tesla model S) with cash.
 

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Even in Cali there are only a handful of dealers who give out that super under invoice deal...The other thing is GM gives additional incentives to the CARB states...Many Costco dealers are selling volts under invoice, even if you don't have a Costco nearby you can often find Costco dealers nearby...You don't need a membership but do need someone's membership number, perhaps you can reach out to friends and family if you don't have one...

If you research the best way to buy (or lease) a car, time and time again you'll see to get a Costco or truecar price, and to email the dozen closest dealers fleet or internet depts (odds increase if you look up the person ahead of time, call to introduce yourself and tell them you'll be sending them an email)...Get offers, see if the dealers want to counter your best offer and go from there...
 
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