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I put down $1000 back in November on a Bolt with Peninsula Chevrolet in Monterey, CA. I'm wondering if anyone has an experience with this dealer. Does a deposit really put a customer in an actual order sequence or are they just jerking me off.
 

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They have 1 car on the lot, and 7 in transit. Go to their site and see if your car is there.
 

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Does a deposit really put a customer in an actual order sequence
No, GM does not accept pre-orders...It's up to the actual dealership to create and enforce polices for preorders and deposits...

It's all about odds, your absolutely best odds of getting what you want is to show up with a family member or friend and have them pretend they're interested in another vehicle on the lot...
 

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To answer the question, "Can all dealers be trusted?" the answer is no.
 

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I put down $1000 back in November on a Bolt with Peninsula Chevrolet in Monterey, CA. I'm wondering if anyone has an experience with this dealer. Does a deposit really put a customer in an actual order sequence or are they just jerking me off.
No, GM does not accept pre-orders...It's up to the actual dealership to create and enforce polices for preorders..
Bacardi is technically correct. Customers cant do orders. The dealear has an allocation of orders (lets say 8 in your dealers case) that they can use to order certain combination of trims/features for 8 vehicles. If you caught them before they put in their allocation order to GM then they may take your specific trim/features and use one of their allocations to get you what you want. Some dealers ( like yours) want to make sure your serious about yiur order and ask that you put money down, but some dont. With the G2 Volt, my delearship didnt ask for a deposit but they made sure that my trim/features were not a wierd combo that hard to sell in case I backed out. If it was a wierd combo, then they required a deposit. That was their practice.


They have 1 car on the lot, and 7 in transit. Go to their site and see if your car is there.
Best advice here. Dealers are not always the best at communicating with customers with regards to orders using their allocation. Typically they say it will be here in 2 months or something like that and expect you to wait. However consumers are spoiled with likes of amazon where you want info tracking every step of the way. I'm definitely guilty of that.

As Qinsp, suggests check the website and follow up with a phone call to find out what is going on with yur Bolt. Good luck.
 

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I put down $1000 back in November on a Bolt with Peninsula Chevrolet in Monterey, CA. I'm wondering if anyone has an experience with this dealer. Does a deposit really put a customer in an actual order sequence or are they just jerking me off.
Wow. Pessimist much?
 

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Thank you everyone for the input. I'll go into the dealership and stir things up a bit. Wish we could just do away with the dealer concept now that we have the internet. They are nothing more than an extra step that costs the customer money.
 
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