Love this spy stuff, keep em comin'..
Awesome info maestro -- but I can't read the pricing in your JPGs. Could just type the option prices in a post, I'm sure a lot of people would be interested? Or use the "advanced" button & attach the PDFs, rather than PDF->JPG which is a bit blurry at the settings you are using.
I assume this is all in Canadian dollars. I'm particularly interested in the audio & nav options pricing.
Just out of curiosity, which dealer have you been working with? I put a deposit down at Myers back in December, and was told then that the cars would be orderable in late April or early May, which was pretty close to reality. I'll call them tomorrow; I was the second person to put down a deposit at Myers, I imagine I'd get one of the first ones to be ordered.
I was hoping that they would offer cloth heated seats in Canada considering the climate. My wife and I aren't big fans of leather (cold in winter, warm and sticky in summer), but the climate control seems to need the heated seats to work properly.
At least GM didn't pull a Nissan move and jack up the price excessively in Canada. Hopefully the Ontario government will get their act together and apply the PHEV rebate directly to the bill of sale.
I'm a little disappointed to see the Nav is a $3000 option($2295 for nav + $685 for required Bose speakers) when it was included in the 2011 that we couldn't buy...I guess I'll just get the Bose speakers and the polished rims instead. I know where I'm going anyways.
Just glad to see some real numbers! Thanks a million for all the great info maestro77 !!
Forget about simply using the dollar's exchange rate to convert the Canadian pricing into US funds. Well, I guess you could do that if you came up to Canada and purchased, and then imported the vehicle into the States. But I'm assuming you won't. ;-)2012 Canadian MSRP will be $41,545 (USD $43,610 at current exchange rates). I'm not sure how much that compares to what the 2012 US prices will be.
I couldn't agree more with your desire for heated seats in the CLOTH base version. From what I've read, cabin heating in the Volt leaves a lot to be desired (that's just about the only negative I've ever heard!). Thus, for myself, I pretty much feel heated seats are a 'must have' for our climate here in Ottawa. So I'm forced to upgrade to leather....which I don't particularly care about. ;-(
About which dealer I'm using. I contacted 13 different dealers - everyone within an hour of Ottawa back in Jan 2010. Asked them to put me at the top of their waiting list for purchasing a Volt. Very few actually had a list at that point - so I was #1 at almost every dealer back then (many decided to create a list based on my contact). Interestingly, the exception was Myers (Baseline) where even way back then I was only #3. Is that the Myers you're using? Perhaps not since if you only put the deposit down in Dec you should have been further down the list than #2. Note there are also Chevy Myers dealers in Orleans and Kanata. Several of the dealers I contact were, to put it mildly, 'shmucks' (substitute your own more harsh adjective). But many were good and so I chose the very best guy (who has been REALLY excellent so far) and he's not just a sales guy, but is a manager, at Kanata Myers. By good fortune that's ALSO the closes dealer to me. And also fortunately they're very large and so are sure to get a decent allocation for the first wave. He didn't insist on a deposit - just went ahead and made me #1. It was MY specific request to complete a purchase agreement document (states I get their very first Volt) and give him a $500 deposit. Wanted to be darn sure my #1 spot wasn't lost if he left the dealership or whatever. He was totally understanding and agreeable. Great guy. So all that was Feb 2010. I'm an eager beaver! ;-)
Oh yeah...as far as dealers jacking up the price....I have it in writing (in an email) that he will not charge me above MSRP. Remains to be seen if some Ottawa dealers try that.
therfman, I'm curious what dealership your working with - so perhaps write back specifically which Myers. How are you finding them so far? My deal isn't fully done yet....but based on my experience so far, I'd REALLY recommend my guy. I could PM you his name/info if you desired.
Last comment. About the Ontario Gov't Electric Vehicle Incentive. If you review the gov't web site you'll see that the rebate can optionally be provided at purchase - and the dealer then claims on your behalf. The Order Guide PDF I posted a few comments above also has GM informing it's dealers that the rebate comes off the purchase price.
Do you know if "Luxo Blue Metallic" is the same color as the "Topaz Blue" said to be available in the US? Are the other trim options (like AFI frosted nickle and the stock frosted nickle) available in the US as well? I don't recall seeing them in the US options package.* The available Canadian paint, seat, and trim combos are shown in the matrix below (the seat/trim combination column listed as available will appear with an "X" in the paint section and "--" denotes unavailable)