edsw
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CT - Lease advice appreciated

Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:51 am

Hi Friends -

I'm negotiating a Bolt Premier lease in Connecticut. I would welcome your advice on these initial figures I received from the dealer:

MSRP $43,030.
$0 down out of pocket, but must sign over CT's $3K state rebate.
12K miles/year.
$375/month + tax, 39 months.
No first months payment due at signing.

Thank you!

sgt1372
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Re: CT - Lease advice appreciated

Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:23 am

Without knowing more, it seems a little high to me.
My vehicles:

2017 Chevy Bolt
2012 Mercedes ML350 4Matic
2008 BMW 335i
2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder
2002 Ford F250 7.3L 4x4 Longbed Turbodiesel
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

LeftieBiker
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Re: CT - Lease advice appreciated

Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:30 am

With a $3k down payment that does seem a bit high.
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DNAinaGoodWay
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Location: Central Massachusetts

Re: CT - Lease advice appreciated

Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:27 pm

Where in CT? If you're eastern, try Cargill in Putnam, use Drive Green numbers as you're bargaining leverage.
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ScooterCT
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Re: CT - Lease advice appreciated

Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:57 pm

You owe it to yourself to do a Web check with Paul Masse Chevy in RI, and with Quirk Chevy in Boston. They're both volume dealers that offer big discounts on buying and leasing, with little hassle.

Quirk is advertising a $145 a month lease on an LT with zero down. Of course a Premier will cost more, and I didn't check fine print. I have bought from Quirk in the past - my experience was that it took 20 minutes and zero hassle. You can negotiate everything down to the penny before you step in the dealership.

I've interacted with Massey. They have a Bolt EV specialist who's very generous with his time.

Both dealerships have large Bolt inventories and can transfer CT plates for you.

sgt1372
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Re: CT - Lease advice appreciated

Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:31 pm

ScooterCT wrote:Quirk is advertising a $145 a month lease on an LT with zero down.


Wow! That's pretty f&cking incredible!

I could have leased 2 at that price and still had $ leftover. Now, I feel ripped off!!

LOL!
My vehicles:

2017 Chevy Bolt
2012 Mercedes ML350 4Matic
2008 BMW 335i
2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder
2002 Ford F250 7.3L 4x4 Longbed Turbodiesel
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

ScooterCT
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Re: CT - Lease advice appreciated

Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:13 pm

I wish we could highlight our posts, because I would have highlighted this phrase in mine: "I didn't check fine print". I'm not saying there is a "gotcha", but I'm not saying there's not either. But these days all it takes is an email to the Internet sales manager on their website to find out.

That $95 a month might be real, or it might not be. I dunno.

edsw
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Re: CT - Lease advice appreciated

Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:23 pm

Thanks everyone for the feedback. I used this forum to help get a better price, by printing out the deals others were getting. I ended up with a Premier level Bolt, with the Driver Confidence and Infotainment packages, as well as fast DC charging. I upped my mileage to 15K per year, and lowered the term to 36 months. My total lease is $346 plus taxes. I had $0 down out of pocket, but I did sign over my $3K state rebate. The first payment was waived, so its 35 months of payments.

mwk
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Location: Massachusetts, USA

Re: CT - Lease advice appreciated

Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:20 pm

I just went through the negotiating process on a Bolt lease yesterday. I live in the Boston area. The dealer started out at $300/month for 10K/year, $0 down, 36 month lease. MA has a $2500 cash rebate program, so I offered to pay down the lease by $2500. I ended up with $185/month, $2500 down 36 months on a Bolt Premier with the convenience packages and the DC port. I think it was a good deal, because I shopped it around to three dealers and nobody else would match it. If that price was the first price he gave you, don't take it. There's always some wiggle room to negotiate a lease.

whynot
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Re: CT - Lease advice appreciated

Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:30 pm

Hi mwk, were there any other fees at signing? And did that price include conquest rebate or any other rebates? thanks

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