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I bought a new Volt on the day after Christmas. I think this was a great time to buy as there was no one else in the dealership. Here is the deal that I got:

Volt Premier w Driver Confidence 1&2, ACC, Nav, Kinetic Blue - ($40,920 MSRP)
$35,271
+ 300 Dealer Processing Fee
+ 875 Destination Charge
- 2,500 Rebate
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$33,946
+ MD tax, tags
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$36,412

I am very happy to be a new Volt owner!
 

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You did good. What is your average daily commute like? What are your charging options?

I strongly urge you to invest in a Level II dedicated EVSE. Charging at 11 MPH radically changes how you can use and enjoy your new Volt.

Again welcome to the family and consider joining VoltStats.org. The more real world data we can collect and display the better we are able to show just how efficient and practical a Volt can be.
 

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My daily commute is 20 miles round trip or 16 miles if I take back roads. At this point I don't think I will need a Level II charger, by we'll see.

I'll look into VoltStats.
 

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I bought a new Volt on the day after Christmas. I think this was a great time to buy as there was no one else in the dealership. Here is the deal that I got:

Volt Premier w Driver Confidence 1&2, ACC, Nav, Kinetic Blue - ($40,920 MSRP)
$35,271
+ 300 Dealer Processing Fee
+ 875 Destination Charge
- 2,500 Rebate
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$33,946
+ MD tax, tags
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$36,412

I am very happy to be a new Volt owner!
So, how do you use the MSRP, calculate a discount, then add a Destination charge that is already included in the MSRP? That is using the same number twice?
 

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The MSRP is what was shown on the window sticker and was not used in the calculation above. The Destination charge and the processing fee were added to the $35,271 price which was denoted as "Base Price of Vehicle". This was the dealer's discounted price prior to the rebate.
 

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That's a great price. I'm sure you'll enjoy the car. I charged at 120v for several years without any issues, but in fairness I had a 240v charger available if needed. So a 240v charger isn't necessary at all but as mentioned it's definitely "nice to have".
 

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The MSRP is what was shown on the window sticker and was not used in the calculation above. The Destination charge and the processing fee were added to the $35,271 price which was denoted as "Base Price of Vehicle". This was the dealer's discounted price prior to the rebate.
Ok, I understand, but I find it deceptive. I find it deceptive because the MSRP already has the destination charge baked into it. For example, the suggested price of the car is 40,920 (MSRP) I will sell you that 40,920 car for 35,271; however, I must then add a $300 dollar fee PLUS a destination charge of $875. It doesn't change a bottom line price, but it does not make sense. Why not price the car for $36,146 instead (plus a $300 slush fund)? They didn't do that because 35,271 is lower and looks more attractive. I am not knocking your deal, just how the numbers are laid out for you instead. The Volt is a fine car and I am sure you will enjoy it immensely. I hate the way the dealers try to craft deals with numbers instead of a bottom line.
 

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Congrats. Great deal. In NJ, I could not get more than $2k off of MSRP (if I purchased). So, I leased and got $8500 off of MSRP with a monthly payment that I wanted. Enjoy the Volt. I've had mine for 3 days and am really enjoying it.
 

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Congrats. Great deal. In NJ, I could not get more than $2k off of MSRP. I leased and got $8500 off of MSRP with a monthly payment that I wanted. Enjoy the Volt. I've had mine for 3 days and am really enjoying it.
Huh? I am not following this...
 

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Sorry, I edited the post to clarify. I got a better discount by leasing. Didn't want to wait for tax filing to process the federal credit.
 
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