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I'd like to pull the trigger by end of next month, latest by end of the year. I'm thinking a 2017 would be best to score the best discount? Agree? When would be the best time? End of the month? We're in California, where would be the best dealer? Willing to fly one way if it saves over $500 or so.
 

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You might have better inventory, but the '17 inventory in the Northeast was limited--if you wanted certain colors/options. I jumped on the only '17 Siren Red w/ Brandy Interior left within 300 miles. So that was the best time for me.

Every day, the '17 inventory is getting less and less. If you're flexible on colors and options, you'll have better luck.

I've noticed some smart dealers will negotiate a little less the closer you get to the end of the year on Volts because they know you'll be less willing to waste time if you want to get the tax credit back in just a month or two.

Come January '18, will the tax credit even be available to get in April '19? Hard to say but I would think not. I'm not willing to make a $7,500 bet to save $500.
 

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Buy out of state like WA, CT or ME, then just have the vehicle shipped to you for around $800-$1000. All PHEV/EV cars are going for $4-5k less than California due to a state purchase incentive.

If you qualify for the full $7,500 federal tax credit, then you're basically looking at a brand new Volt for around $17-18k less sales tax.

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https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=466669045

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https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=467635808

OH
https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=443549706
 

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I'd like to pull the trigger by end of next month, latest by end of the year. I'm thinking a 2017 would be best to score the best discount? Agree? When would be the best time? End of the month? We're in California, where would be the best dealer? Willing to fly one way if it saves over $500 or so.
Contact Phil https://forum.leasehackr.com/t/costco-members-or-employees-of-apple-google-cicso-allstate-sap-and-many-more-get-a-gm-supplier-discount-extra-discount-on-any-lease-chevyphil-415-596-6262/19659/21

Haven't gotten confirmation but I heard Costco Executive members get a $700 card....
 

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Buy out of state like WA, CT or ME, then just have the vehicle shipped to you for around $800-$1000. All PHEV/EV cars are going for $4-5k less than California due to a state purchase incentive.

If you qualify for the full $7,500 federal tax credit, then you're basically looking at a brand new Volt for around $17-18k less sales tax.

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CT
https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=466669045

WA
https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=467635808

OH
https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=443549706
Can you explain this more? The CT link has a 2018 Volt LT for $10,998 off MSRP. What discounts are they including to get to that sale price?
 

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Can you explain this more? The CT link has a 2018 Volt LT for $10,998 off MSRP. What discounts are they including to get to that sale price?
There's not much to explain really. The prices you're seeing are a combination of a state incentive credit along with bonus dealer discount (courtesy of Chevy). I would recommend getting directly in touch with the dealer for a proper breakdown on pricing.

See:

https://pluginamerica.org/why-go-plug-in/state-federal-incentives/

http://www.ncsl.org/research/energy/state-electric-vehicle-incentives-state-chart.aspx
 

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Can you explain this more? The CT link has a 2018 Volt LT for $10,998 off MSRP. What discounts are they including to get to that sale price?
In you follow the link to the dealer, it shows that they are including the $7500 in the 10,998 number.
 

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In you follow the link to the dealer, it shows that they are including the $7500 in the 10,998 number.
Thanks. You are right. They are including the $7500 federal rebate, a $2000 CT state credit and a whopping $498 dealer discount.
 

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squirm,

Here's a Premier you may want to consider at $29,900:

http://www.laveryauto.com/VehicleDe...et-Volt-5dr_HB_Premier-Alliance-OH/3085549723

It's a 'used' never titled Volt Premier with 62 miles. These are hard to find but have come up in the past, mainly earlier this year.

Never been titled so it qualifies for the Federal Tax Credit. A number of members on the board have been able to score one of these.

The only draw back to this one is no ACC. That's a deal breaker for me.

Luckily I finally found one that was ACC so I'm buying it now.

Good luck.

TIA

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Be careful buying a Volt out of state. If it does not have the T-ZEV emission option, it will not qualify for California HOV stickers. Eligible vehicles with the Low Emissions Package will have an C or a D in the 5th position of the VIN.
 

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Not sure you should count on that vehicle for the tax credit. This is a manufacturer vehicle, likely a buyback (and that's a whole other issue). I've inquired about these vehicles before from dealers and they have told me they do NOT qualify. It's listed as "used" for a reason. Besides, any premier for 29K that qualifies as "new" for the tax credit would be a steal indeed. Buyer beware.
 

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I had a 2012 Volt that I loved and was going to hold for the 2019 to replace it once I saw what improvements might be made to the Gen 2 Volts. I noticed that the $7500 federal rebate should come off in Q2 2018 so I thought I should pull the trigger now especially since there were no changes to the 2018 Premier and I really liked the Siren Red Tricoat color vs. the new red color in 2018.

Given that it as October 1st my dealer was only able to find a single 2017 within 500 miles. They brought it up here and I really like the new features. One thing I am concerned about is that Chevy dealers in the midwest don't know or understand the volt nor do they market it. I think the Volt is one of the best cars on the market for a variety of reasons but I never see marketing info that educates the public on the amazing features. Most of the chevy sales people didn't even realize the volt had a gas engine for when you run out of charge.
 

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I had a 2012 Volt that I loved and was going to hold for the 2019 to replace it once I saw what improvements might be made to the Gen 2 Volts. I noticed that the $7500 federal rebate should come off in Q2 2018 so I thought I should pull the trigger now especially since there were no changes to the 2018 Premier and I really liked the Siren Red Tricoat color vs. the new red color in 2018.

Given that it as October 1st my dealer was only able to find a single 2017 within 500 miles. They brought it up here and I really like the new features. One thing I am concerned about is that Chevy dealers in the midwest don't know or understand the volt nor do they market it. I think the Volt is one of the best cars on the market for a variety of reasons but I never see marketing info that educates the public on the amazing features. Most of the chevy sales people didn't even realize the volt had a gas engine for when you run out of charge.
500 miles, eh? I see like ten 2017 and 2018 Volts within 100 miles of Milwaukee.
 

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Question: Looking to purchase a Premier Volt, when is the best time?
Answer: Before they are all gone(?)...:)
 

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Hi all,
thanks for the responses above. Frankly, I'm not interested in buying from outside of Ca.
Does anyone have an idea what might happen when the $1000 Bonus Cash rebate expires at the end of this month...Will GM replace it with something else?
 

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Buy out of state like WA, CT or ME, then just have the vehicle shipped to you for around $800-$1000. All PHEV/EV cars are going for $4-5k less than California due to a state purchase incentive.

If you qualify for the full $7,500 federal tax credit, then you're basically looking at a brand new Volt for around $17-18k less sales tax.

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CT
https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=466669045

WA
https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=467635808

OH
https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=443549706
Be Careful with Deceptive ads! I called the dealer in Wa and after pressing for exact details...was finally told this price INCLUDES the Federal Tax Writeoff???
 

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Hi all,
thanks for the responses above. Frankly, I'm not interested in buying from outside of Ca.
Does anyone have an idea what might happen when the $1000 Bonus Cash rebate expires at the end of this month...Will GM replace it with something else?
Hopefully GM replaces it with the 20% Off Msrp Like last July to move the leftover 2017 models. Then deduct the $4000 to $5000 Dealer discount and add in your Costco 300 to 700 bonus card (thru 1/2/18) and you have your best deal :)
 

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Hopefully GM replaces it with the 20% Off Msrp Like last July to move the leftover 2017 models. Then deduct the $4000 to $5000 Dealer discount and add in your Costco 300 to 700 bonus card (thru 1/2/18) and you have your best deal :)
This is what I have been looking for the last few months as I am looking at buying another Volt for my daily driver. When we purchased my wife's 2016 Volt Premier in July 2016 GM had that offer plus the dealer took off even more. Came out to $11,000 off M.S.R.P.

With the additional $7500 Fed.Tax Credit , which my wife and I qualify for, the price was the same as a Civic or Corolla.
 
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