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Also it's finally been moved to the "Electric" tab on the front page but otherwise no special mention. Maybe later?
 

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Hopefully this will shut up some of the Tesla Fan Boys that have been claiming for months now that GM could never sell it for less than $50K.

I just built my "dream" BOLT and it came to $43,990. Subtract $7500 = $36,490

I hope GM sells a boat load of these puppies.
 

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I send a copy of the configuration to my local GM dealer. I wonder what will be their response?
 

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What's funny is how things have changed. It used to be that the first item on the explanation of what you got with the higher trim level was leather seats. That's been removed for the headlines.
 

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I send a copy of the configuration to my local GM dealer. I wonder what will be their response?
"We see you configured a vehicle that isn't on our lot yet, might I suggest a Silverado? We have a great 20% off cashback/end month sale"...
 

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I send a copy of the configuration to my local GM dealer. I wonder what will be their response?
"Sorry, we do not currently sell the VOLT. Could I interest you in an alternative, such as the Chevy Suburban?"
 

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Damn. I can't get it the way I want. I want an LT for its painted wheels and smooth roof, but can't get leather seats instead of cloth.
 

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And it looks like the 110v charger must be ordered as an option. Without it, I'd have to find a public charger when I visit my brother who lives 150 miles away.
 

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And it looks like the 110v charger must be ordered as an option. Without it, I'd have to find a public charger when I visit my brother who lives 150 miles away.
Nope, that's an additional charging cord. Come standard with a 120V OEM charging cord.
 

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"We see you configured a vehicle that isn't on our lot yet, might I suggest a Silverado? We have a great 20% off cashback/end month sale"...
"Sorry, we do not currently sell the VOLT. Could I interest you in an alternative, such as the Chevy Suburban?"
Yep, those dogs have one job: SELL.

I went to test drive a Spark before I bought a Spark EV.
I was walking in the parking lot to the Sparks with a young highly trained Sales Professional.
He suddenly swerves to the other side of the row and says, "Have you seen the new Colorado! "
I said, "No. But I can see it's a pickup truck.":rolleyes:
 

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A few interesting items from the configuration site:

1. The light ash gray-ceramic white leather comes with a MUCH lighter-colored gray dashboard than the other leather colors. I'm starting to regret ordering this interior color, as I've heard the light-colored dash can cause problems with front visibility, due to reflection on the windshield. I hope it'll be ok.
2. If I did my math correctly, the monthly lease payments are approximately equivalent to a residual value of 52% of the net sales price (i.e., net of the $7,500 federal tax credit). My math was based on a premier with most options except DCFC and floor mats, the same 2.9% interest rate illustrated for the financing, and a 36-month term with up to $15k miles per year. I understand GM may be structuring the lease differently, using the gross sale price and something like a 57% residual, but the net payments seem fairly reasonable. Of course, you would not want to buy the car at 57% of gross after three years - you'd either negotiate it down at that point, or just walk away.
3. GM's website can be extremely slow - changing colors takes forever!
 

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A few interesting items from the configuration site:

1. The light ash gray-ceramic white leather comes with a MUCH lighter-colored gray dashboard than the other leather colors. I'm starting to regret ordering this interior color, as I've heard the light-colored dash can cause problems with front visibility, due to reflection on the windshield. I hope it'll be ok.
2. If I did my math correctly, the monthly lease payments are approximately equivalent to a residual value of 52% of the net sales price (i.e., net of the $7,500 federal tax credit). My math was based on a premier with most options except DCFC and floor mats, the same 2.9% interest rate illustrated for the financing, and a 36-month term with up to $15k miles per year. I understand GM may be structuring the lease differently, using the gross sale price and something like a 57% residual, but the net payments seem fairly reasonable. Of course, you would not want to buy the car at 57% of gross after three years - you'd either negotiate it down at that point, or just walk away.
3. GM's website can be extremely slow - changing colors takes forever!
GM is certainly a fan of advertising hard leasing numbers such as "only $299/mo with $2499 due at signing!"...I'd imagine whenever next month starts (sometimes automakers start the "new" month on the first Monday of the month) we'll see the hard numbers...
 

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Cash allowance at end of the Chevy Configurator=$0.00. Guess there is still time to get a Costco membership and the discount once it is up and running again.
 

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I suspect that one of the benefits of the organizer is to give more support to the false floor so that it can handle heavier cargo.
I don't think so. The organizer looks much too tall to fit under the false floor, which is very shallow - maybe 4-6 inches? The organizer might possibly fit under the false floor when collapsed. Hard to tell for sure from the one picture, but I can't see how it could work that way.
 
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