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Dealer says only one car on the lot qualifies for special Chevy tags, and swears it is not because it has been sitting on the lot for months. It is black, which I want, but seems unpopular as all the other ones are Gray, White or Blue. I cannot get 0% financing with this, however, dealer says cannot get 0% with Chevy tags.

It is the best deal I have found in Northern California, but I have to buy this weekend, which always makes me wonder why the rush.

Any thoughts?

Also - I have read on this forum that it is best, if you want an extended warranty, to wait until 11,000 miles to buy, and then can buy from any GM dealer, is that accurate?

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Who knows how the special discounts work. It may simply be the dealer designates one and can't change it? If the price is good enough you may find you can live with the color. Assuming you don't like the fact that black poses, that's a lot of car washes. My experience with the ELR was that the discount was only available on a Red one, which wasn't desired. Then the dealer sold the red one and the discount was available for the one I wanted. You might inquire about this.

On the service plan, the first two targets are right before 1 year/12k miles or 3 years/36k miles. The reason for this is that the extended service plan runs from the date of purchase not from the end of the warranty. For example, a 4 year plan purchased on the day you buy the car only extends things by one year to four years (0+4). Purchase it at the end of the first year and you extend things two years to five years (1+4). Buy at the end of three years and you extend things by four years to seven years (3+4). The reason why some prefer buying at the end of the first year is that you may be able to get the best price this way, and, since you have a choice between many plans with differing years/miles and deductibles, you can get a seven year plan that extends protection to eight years (1+7). The reason you want to buy a plan before the end of the original warranty is that afterwards prices go up again.

Any dealer can sell a plan, and some of the best prices are offered by dealers located somewhere other than your state. It pays to shop around.
 

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I would recommend not getting an extended warranty at all and taking the money you would have paid for a warranty and putting it into a special bank account to pay for future repairs. The mathematics always favors the insurance companies where on average they pocket the cash that you've paid them plus paying their employees and company expenses then once in awhile the customer gets a claim. Better yet, add $50-200 per month into this and you can cover new tires and other expenses. And if you are really lucky, by the time you replace the car, you might have enough in your account to pay for the next one outright.

Another way to think of it, buying an extended warranty might give you some peace of mind for a future repair in this car and only this car, but socking it away plus some in the bank account can give you peace of mind for any emergency that comes up (vehicular, medical, job related, personal tragedy). I like the flexibility of my own self-funded emergency fund.
 

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Seems solid...I agree with Ninja that usually the extended warranty (service contract) is a bad idea...Yet if your piece of mind, go for it...Just fully understand what's covered and what isn't...
 

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This sounds like a lost leader deal which dealers use to get bodies through the door. The price is a good one and I made a deal very much like this on a loaded 2017 Volt just yesterday. In the discount is the $1,000 credit from Chevrolet. If you take the $1,000 rebate you will not be allowed the 0% financing. What they don't tell you is that you can take a $500 discount and 0% financing. The problem with this is if you make any alteration to the advertised offer the deal is off and they will walk away.

Make sure that the discount does NOT include your California incentive. I found one dealer here in S. California that was doing that in their advertised pricing.

The dealer will try to sell you an extended warranty as ours did. We said not and it was a huge hassle to get it off the contract as we had no trade in and this was the only profit center left them. Expect to spend a great deal of time at the dealership as they will keep you waiting to wear you down. We walked out in a huff and got a phone call and apology within 15 minutes with the exact number we wanted.

Another route is to find a dealer that accepts the Costco discount to members. It's a simple deal. $2,550 under INVOICE + a $300 Costco gift card.
 

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I totally agree with Ninja too. And if you start your warranty stash when you buy the car, you have 3 years/36000 miles to build up your account before you'll need it. The only possible caveat is you have to discipline yourself to put the money away! Aside from the stuff that's covered by the 8 year/100k powertrain warranty the Volt is mostly a normal car. Almost 60k on my '13 and there've been no issues. Best car I've ever owned.
 

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Thanks everyone. Bought the Volt today. The dealer finance manager insisted that the extended warranty could only be purchased at the time the car was purchased, that no warranty went past 100,000 miles and that anything I read on this forum to the contrary was wrong. Easy to walk away when they wanted $3600 for the warranty.

If anyone has a link to a GM dealer where I could buy a GM extended warranty for a good price when I hit 11,000 miles (for me, that will be in 6 months) I would appreciate it. Thanks again.
 

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Some of those big discount cars are loaded with worthless options like cargo nets, $200 floor mats, $1200 wheels and other worthless junk. Of course they don't sell, so they have to be marked down. It it isn't loaded with fluff, then that's a good deal.
 

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Thanks everyone. Bought the Volt today. The dealer finance manager insisted that the extended warranty could only be purchased at the time the car was purchased, that no warranty went past 100,000 miles and that anything I read on this forum to the contrary was wrong. Easy to walk away when they wanted $3600 for the warranty.

If anyone has a link to a GM dealer where I could buy a GM extended warranty for a good price when I hit 11,000 miles (for me, that will be in 6 months) I would appreciate it. Thanks again.
Just put $3600 into a bank account and call that your warranty (that's good on not only the Volt but anything else that becomes an emergency). You know the reason the dealership finance department was saying that you can only get it there was because they were lying, right? You know they are lying because their lips are moving. You should be able to by the GM warranty from any Chevy dealership. But seriously consider self-funding your own warranty. The odds of not using all of that $3600 is with you.
 

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I can sell you an extended warranty but realize it always goes back to the original in service date. This means you wait on time and save your money until then, but also means you could lose some now benefits such as rental car provisions if your vehicle needs to be left in shop over night. So that is how to weigh the choices with one other caveat ... Price do increase on Extended warranties mostly because the labor rates also in crease and this means more expensive payouts. I highly recommend on purchased Volts with the intention of keeping past the factory warranty time to buy an extended warranty. Any other local dealer should be able to sell you one at a more reasonable price then quoted.

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