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Put down a deposit for a White LT with both convenience and confidence packages. The sales guy says if I get any pkg I have to get the other as well.
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Almost forgot, I ordered it with the DC fast charging hardware.
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Put down a deposit for a White LT with both convenience and confidence packages. The sales guy says if I get any pkg I have to get the other as well.
Not entirely true, but might be the dealers policy or a misunderstanding or lack of knowledge by the salesperson (There is a first time for everything) - The Comfort and Convenience package can be ordered by itself.
However, the Confidence I package does require that you also order the Comfort & Convenience.

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So 2016 is gone.

I had hoped for delivery in 2016 so I can claim the tax credits.

I'm in a complete communications blackout with the dealer. Near Christmas I used FaceBook Message to reach out to the dealer. 1st response was "I'll check on it". 2nd response a couple of weeks later was "I'll let you know when we know".

Then last week while surfing late at night, I was able to see a Bolt with VIN in my exact configuration on the Sierra Chevrolet online inventory. I wake up the next day and was ready to contact the dealership about "my car", but the page was no longer visible.

With the 2016 tax credits gone, every week that goes by the novelty factor starts to wear off. I'm starting to feel less and less inclined to pay full MSRP for a car that has questionable resale value. My 2015 Leaf is completely upside down on the loan and I feel this may end up being the same deal.
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So 2016 is gone.

I had hoped for delivery in 2016 so I can claim the tax credits.

I'm in a complete communications blackout with the dealer. Near Christmas I used FaceBook Message to reach out to the dealer. 1st response was "I'll check on it". 2nd response a couple of weeks later was "I'll let you know when we know".

Then last week while surfing late at night, I was able to see a Bolt with VIN in my exact configuration on the Sierra Chevrolet online inventory. I wake up the next day and was ready to contact the dealership about "my car", but the page was no longer visible.

With the 2016 tax credits gone, every week that goes by the novelty factor starts to wear off. I'm starting to feel less and less inclined to pay full MSRP for a car that has questionable resale value. My 2015 Leaf is completely upside down on the loan and I feel this may end up being the same deal.
From the sounds of what your saying maybe you should buy a Prius

Seriously though, those along with many other Toyota`s hold their value well and its a Prius... we all know what to expect.
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I currently drive a Prius.
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With the 2016 tax credits gone, every week that goes by the novelty factor starts to wear off. I'm starting to feel less and less inclined to pay full MSRP for a car that has questionable resale value. My 2015 Leaf is completely upside down on the loan and I feel this may end up being the same deal.
The Bolt will go upside down on a loan too. No doubt about it. Most cars do. Electric cars seem to be even worse this way. Nobody seems to want somebody else's battery and older tech. I hope that with the Bolt's greater utility it will hold it's value a little longer, but I suspect it will soon be yesterday's news soon too.

Given that you already have a Prius and your making payments on a 1-2 year old LEAF, it seems the financially prudent thing to do would be pass on the Bolt and drive the wheels off the other two cars.
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Yeah, I'll decide if and when the car arrives after a test drive.
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It shows up in inventory because that dealer ordered it, but it's not likely sitting there on the lot. Same thing has happened with several other cars here. They'll call you when it's in, they want to sell it to you! Lots of talk here about leasing vs. buying, and the "up to the max of $7500" vs. the $2500 GM is offering on a lease. Don't expect the Bolt lease to be much under $500/mo if it's a premier, or ~$400+ mo for a LT depending on options, especially if it's the first one arriving there. Also expect that you will know the car at least as well as the salesman. Be sure to critically evaluate front seat comfort before signing, and have any frequent passengers do the same. Hope that helps in your decision.
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