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Could be getting to the end of the year and some of the inventory is being cleaned out. There are some good discounts on Premier models as well. Especially sweet if you're looking to lease.
 

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Plenty of LTs in WA state (probably ordered under the old sales tax law , where cars under 35000 were not subject to sales tax, but 35001+ was charged the full sales tax; now the current law is the first 32000 is exempt).
 

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Could be getting to the end of the year and some of the inventory is being cleaned out. There are some good discounts on Premier models as well.
I think I am going to hold out for a great price on a Premier. But at these prices, it is hard to pass up.
 

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I personally wouldn't buy an LT.. I have to get everything fully loaded... as much as the car comes with.. cuts down on my buyer's remorse of thinking I should of got that later.
 

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We got a very good deal today. Chevrolet is not advertising discounts, but they opened up the wallet.

If a dealer is not giving you at least 10% off minimum, try elsewhere. 10% is the low end of the GM money. We were nearly 20% off a loaded car.
 

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There must be some kind of unadvertised incentive. I've seen some LTs hugging 26K just within the last couple days.
 

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There must be some kind of unadvertised incentive. I've seen some LTs hugging 26K just within the last couple days.
I agree. That would explain the suddenly better national lease offers (~$1,300 cheaper overall for a 36 month lease this month)
 

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GM has quotas for zev/phev credits, might need to make end of year.

Other possibility is a lean forward activity, which would mean an early model year change over.

With low gas prices and stiff competition, (some internsl$ GM may be ready to release some new tech into the volt.

Hope I'm surprised in February again.
 

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I personally wouldn't buy an LT.. I have to get everything fully loaded... as much as the car comes with.. cuts down on my buyer's remorse of thinking I should of got that later.
This is exactly what bother me about the pricing on the Volt. The LT offers everything I want or need EXCEPT SAFETY ONE AND TWO. It is an absolute shame/disgrace that those two options cannot be added to the LT.
 

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This is exactly what bother me about the pricing on the Volt. The LT offers everything I want or need EXCEPT SAFETY ONE AND TWO. It is an absolute shame/disgrace that those two options cannot be added to the LT.
I agree with this. There is a lot of stuff on a Premier that I'm not thrilled about. They could have kept their rims, leather seats, XM radio, and wireless charger.

To get the Driver's Aids with automatic braking and adaptive cruise, you have to get the car pretty much loaded.

However... After all taxes, fees, discounts and incentives, yesterday we got the 2017 loaded for what 2016 cost us stripped. We wanted to get one of the first cars, and paid the price.
 

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Truecar has the LT at around 93% of MSRP in Northern Virginia. Not sure how accurate it is, though. That number has been pretty stable for the past 4 months. Before that it was closer to 95% of MSRP.
 

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Dont trust TrueCar, or any other car buying website really. They tell you what an "average" price is just in case you want to buy a car for more money than 50% of everyone who has bought the same car. Shoot for 15% off of MSRP as your baseline, and come up from there depending on how eager you are, if you can get below 15% that is a pretty good deal IMO.

Also I personally do not believe that dealers pay Invoice-Holdback+destination, if you look at the price delta between MSRP and Invoice its only about 5%...you think all of these car dealerships can survive on margins that low? There is a lot of money left on the table if you buy at invoice IMO.
 

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I agree with this. There is a lot of stuff on a Premier that I'm not thrilled about. They could have kept their rims, leather seats, XM radio, and wireless charger.

To get the Driver's Aids with automatic braking and adaptive cruise, you have to get the car pretty much loaded.

However... After all taxes, fees, discounts and incentives, yesterday we got the 2017 loaded for what 2016 cost us stripped. We wanted to get one of the first cars, and paid the price.
Without Safety One and Safety Two there is no carrot to get the LT Model.

Based on the economists who work for Chevy who are smarter than I and the two of you - they decided that across the entire Volt Line, they would have to sell x amounts of Premiers compared to LT.

What's the best way to do it? - Add the most desired features and appeal to emotion (protect your family) by adding to the Premier.
 

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Without Safety One and Safety Two there is no carrot to get the LT Model.

Based on the economists who work for Chevy who are smarter than I and the two of you - they decided that across the entire Volt Line, they would have to sell x amounts of Premiers compared to LT.

What's the best way to do it? - Add the most desired features and appeal to emotion (protect your family) by adding to the Premier.

My son just bought a base LT . None of the options are really important . The heated seats get used ten minutes every three years in our situation . The leather in the 2017 doesn't have the same appeal as the Gen 1 either . I just might trade in my 14 for an LT as well.
 

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My son just bought a base LT . None of the options are really important . The heated seats get used ten minutes every three years in our situation . The leather in the 2017 doesn't have the same appeal as the Gen 1 either . I just might trade in my 14 for an LT as well.
Personally I would enjoy purchasing an LT with Safety One and Two. Although GM decided, that safety is only important at the "Premium" level. My daughter is coming into the driving age soon and I would very much like for her to have those two features. Way to go GM. Look at what Toyota just did. That will change things over the next few years.
 

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It does seem that prices are dropping very quickly for the LT, but not for the Premiums at this time. Maybe they will get the next batch of incentives. Anyone seen any private offers, even with the GM cards?
 

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Just be sure they're not including the tax rebate...High odds they'll be black Friday sale next month...

This is exactly what bother me about the pricing on the Volt. The LT offers everything I want or need EXCEPT SAFETY ONE AND TWO. It is an absolute shame/disgrace that those two options cannot be added to the LT.
Couldn't agree more! The ICE Prius/Prime offer basically the equivalent of C1/C2 and ACC as STANDARD equipment, hopefully GM actually wants to be competitive...
 

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Just be sure they're not including the tax rebate...High odds they'll be black Friday sale next month...



Couldn't agree more! The ICE Prius/Prime offer basically the equivalent of C1/C2 and ACC as STANDARD equipment, hopefully GM actually wants to be competitive...
They could make the Volt cheaper to offset it by reducing the EV drivetrain parts.

I'd rather have the more powerful, longer range EV functions for my dollar. But, yes, it should have been optional. A 70kW EV motor, and a 30 mile battery would pay for making the safety features standard. I would not buy a Volt that way. What sold me on the Volt was that it had reasonable power and handling for a "green" car and was fun to drive because of it.

In general, a Prius buyer is not concerned about performance or fun.
 

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It does seem that prices are dropping very quickly for the LT, but not for the Premiums at this time. Maybe they will get the next batch of incentives. Anyone seen any private offers, even with the GM cards?
We got $6610 in incentives . $4610 lease cash , $1,000 "target market " and $1,000 regional bonus . The first dealer we visited offered $500 lease loyality instead of the regional bonus .
 
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