OTHER PEOPLE PLEASE POST DETAILS SO WE CAN KNOW HOW HARD TO PUSH DEALERS AND WHEN TO WALK AWAY.c1987 wrote:Share your purchase details in this thread.
Always the skeptic, I'm of course concerned I got hosed at Keyes Chevy in Van Nuys. Date was December 30, 2016, not a single Bolt on the lot. I also don't care if they read this, and I encourage everybody to be a bigger pain in the ass than I was. And I was a major pain in the ass, two salesmen later, an infant, and breastmilk spilled on their tables and loitering inside their little glass "sales" bullpen until they asked me and the baby to leave.
So here goes - I leased a loaded loaded loaded premiere, sparkly orange with all the bells and whistles, which they're saying is $43,908, 36 months, $475 a month. They were originally asking well north of $600 a month, which was bullshit and I wasn't having it. 10,000 miles a year, mind you, my last car I barely put 7500 a year on, so this is probably fine...
Didn't trade anything in, which simplifies calculations.
I put $2,500 down on a credit card, Credit score 819
Gross capital cost: $44,503.98
Capitalized cost reduction: $3,681.70 (should have been closer to the federal $7500?)
Adjusted capitalized cost: $40,822.28
Residual Value: $26,343.00
Rent charge: $1,208.80
Total of base scheduled payments: $15,688.08
Number of payments: 36 months
Lease Payments: $435.78
Base Scheduled Payment: $39.22
$0.25 a mile if I go over 10,000. I wonder if I could re-negotiate for more miles? Is that a thing people do?
Also, apparently there was some $2500 GM Customer Incentive I got? This isn't the $2500 state rebate. The nice lady at the desk told me I was the first person she saw to get this incentive. Which could also be complete bullshit, like everything else at a car dealership. But maybe not. Either way, make them give it to you.
Also, hidden in there somewhere is $3,039.12 in tax, title, fee, registration, HOV stickers, chingaderas and licence plates.
and MAGICALLY all those numbers add up to a nice round $475 a month, which of course, round numbers always smell slightly of dead rat, but whatever. I DO want this car a lot, and on the grand scheme of things, I'm not paying a lot to have the latest and greatest toy.
As for the experience? I bought this car, sight unseen. I played around with one and got in to all kinds of compartments and poked and prodded one at the LA auto show this fall, and it was acceptable. As far as the dealer goes, it was typical awful shit. They sent out their sweetest 22 year old kid to try to get me to give them a billion dollars for this car. Then they scribble numbers all over a paper and make you "sign" something that says you will buy the car if the terms are favorable, which obviously is a joke. Then they argue and bitch and hem and haw and you ask them "So, how exactly are you applying the federal tax credit?" to which you'll never get a straight answer. "Oh this is a very hot car, the programs, the programs and GM and that's the price, blah blah" with no actual information. Then you run the numbers in front of them, and ask them where that $7500 federal credit is going, and they say "Well, they keep it. GM keeps it" and then "The dealer keeps it" and you ask them why it's not reflected in the price you're seeing scribbled on the paper, and then they disappear and come back with a lower price. Then they just want to see your credit card that you'd use for the deposit, because they just want to hold on to it. OK, whatver dude. At this point, hours later, I was told that they were simply not going to sell this car to me because plenty of other people would pay what they were asking and weren't going to be such a pain. Well, sorry in advance for this post, now nobody will pay more than $475 for a Bolt in Los Angeles. So now begins the waiting game for my car to show up. Yup, still somewhere on a train or truck in Mira Loma.
OTHER PEOPLE PLEASE POST DETAILS SO WE CAN KNOW HOW HARD TO PUSH DEALERS AND WHEN TO WALK AWAY. I'm really hoping that I didn't just "take one for the team"
Also, on that note, does anybody want to take over the lease on my red Spark EV? Next payment is in June (Doh!) and I've got 13,000 miles left (Doh!) and the lease ends January 2018. You pay the $595 transfer fee, then payments, starting in june are $220. Private message me.