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Not an owner yet, but have been trying to find a car to buy in s. cal (north SD county). In a nutshell, I've contacted dealerships up and down the w coast and I'm finding either places selling over MSRP or adding on a bunch of absolute useless crap (that can't be removed) for several thousand dollars extra. I do get that the cars are going fast, several I've called on have disappeared within a day or two of showing up on the chevy inventory website. Anyway, are there dealerships willing to sell at msrp w/o all the add-on's, or does that just not exist for the time being? I don't want to get into a side topic, but despite not wanting to buy a tesla (really not a EM fan), the tesla local dealer has told me exactly what a model 3 would cost out the door and can have it delivered in 2 days. With all the extra's tacked on a quote I got tonight was right at 90% the cost of the 3 (and it wasn't even a fully loaded bolt). Any insights appreciated, I'm hoping I can still make this work... thx, Chris
 

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Kindly search. There are many posts and Daisy at Rio Vista in Buellton has taken care of a few of us at MSRP or better. Here鈥檚 the latest glowing review for her. New EUV arrived! Shiny ghost gray just in time
Thanks! I did search, but didn't really see anything that specific. That said I will definitely contact Daisy. It's good to see that they can do deals w/o the add-on's. As I'd mentioned the quote I got tonight add 10% to the total cost and my closest dealership (carlsbad ca) is about the same which just seemed a bit crazy. Thanks again...
 

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I just grabbed an "in transit" EUV Premier at Findlay Chevrolet in Las Vegas. Delivery is scheduled April 10th. They have had "market adjustment" in their web site but yesterday I texted to the sales rep and said I wasn't paying a dime of it and wouldn't work with them. I got an immediate text back to call him. He told me that none of the inbound Bolts would have that adjustment. Additionally, beyond $500 for paperwork & $29 for temp tag there were no other costs. The paperwork and tag with the MSRP was "out the door". I will be registering it in NM with a 4% sales tax which is half of NV's. They also didn't pack on dealer installed stuff. Two dealers in NM basically required you to accept $2K & $3K of dealer installed stuff as part of the purchase.

As of yesterday they also had two more Premiers in transit that were not spoken for yet. However, it appears that they (and just about 90% of the in transit vehicles I found) have both the sun & sound alone with the Super Cruise packages. In my search I hadn't found any without any packages. Oddly, I saw a few with SC only which I found a bit strange. Of course, there were a smattering of them with dealer stuff like mats and charge port light. I guess selling at MSRP isn't enough profit. LOL
 

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Thanks, good to know at least that it's out there if you can find it. I'm also trying to find one's without a bunch of options as well which adds to the difficulty 'cause as you point out most Premiers come with Super Cruise which personally I wouldn't use (mostly because little of my normal driving is on open freeways) and most of the LT's come with the Driver Confidence which again is just not something I'd use.

As for the add-on's, as a kid I actually worked at a dealership so was often the (minimum wage) guy that put on a lot of those non-optional options. I'll spare you the details but definitely can say the customers weren't getting exactly great value for their money...
 

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Hi,

Not an owner yet, but have been trying to find a car to buy in s. cal (north SD county). In a nutshell, I've contacted dealerships up and down the w coast and I'm finding either places selling over MSRP or adding on a bunch of absolute useless crap (that can't be removed) for several thousand dollars extra. I do get that the cars are going fast, several I've called on have disappeared within a day or two of showing up on the chevy inventory website. Anyway, are there dealerships willing to sell at msrp w/o all the add-on's, or does that just not exist for the time being? I don't want to get into a side topic, but despite not wanting to buy a tesla (really not a EM fan), the tesla local dealer has told me exactly what a model 3 would cost out the door and can have it delivered in 2 days. With all the extra's tacked on a quote I got tonight was right at 90% the cost of the 3 (and it wasn't even a fully loaded bolt). Any insights appreciated, I'm hoping I can still make this work... thx, Chris
My dealership that I ordered with is charging MSRP, but I did factory order and I'm waiting. It's been 3 months and they say it'll take up to 6 months (Oakdale CA, Steves Chevrolet)
 

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Thanks, good to know... I'd go ahead and put in an order but I'm not sure if the fed will do away with the $3750 battery portion of the rebate before the car would arrive. That's the main reason I haven't already. For anyone that has put in an order, are they typically refundable if you don't buy (which for me would only be if half the rebate goes away)?
 

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I got one 10 days ago in Charleston SC, they added 1k in bs (nitrogen tires, tint, floormats, door edge guards). I grumbled , negotiated it down from 1300, but took it bc I want the tax credit.
 

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Thanks, good to know... I'd go ahead and put in an order but I'm not sure if the fed will do away with the $3750 battery portion of the rebate before the car would arrive. That's the main reason I haven't already. For anyone that has put in an order, are they typically refundable if you don't buy (which for me would only be if half the rebate goes away)?
You should get more guidance on the credit this month. You may wait till that guidance os released if it's not too late. It could be good news, it is likely bad news.
 

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Since demand for these vehicles is much, much higher than supply, dealers can get away with all kinds of shenanigans. I paid $2000 above MSRP which is the lowest available price for the vehicle in my state.
 

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I got one 10 days ago in Charleston SC, they added 1k in bs (nitrogen tires, tint, floormats, door edge guards). I grumbled , negotiated it down from 1300, but took it bc I want the tax credit.
That's definitely a concern... take some random markup now or risk losing the 3,750. But the mark-ups I've been hearing are closer to the 3K end of the scale so no reason to jump for that...
 

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You should get more guidance on the credit this month. You may wait till that guidance os released if it's not too late. It could be good news, it is likely bad news.
Agreed, though who knows, maybe they will have a grace period. I know Hyundai are committing to building batteries in the US and are trying to negotiate some sort of grace period. The fact that they're taking so long kinda makes me thing there could be all kinds of changes. But as you point out, could go either way.
 

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Since demand for these vehicles is much, much higher than supply, dealers can get away with all kinds of shenanigans. I paid $2000 above MSRP which is the lowest available price for the vehicle in my state.
2K over msrp at least seems more honest than saying msrp plus thousands for a bunch of add-on's you don't really want/need.
 

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Agreed, though who knows, maybe they will have a grace period. I know Hyundai are committing to building batteries in the US and are trying to negotiate some sort of grace period. The fact that they're taking so long kinda makes me thing there could be all kinds of changes. But as you point out, could go either way.
We can hope. :) I would have waited and not gotten one with the heated seats if it was going to be extended to say July. :) but I gambled.

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2K over msrp at least seems more honest than saying msrp plus thousands for a bunch of add-on's you don't really want/need.
Well, I also paid for all-weather mats and the tire/wheel/door dings protection package, but I wanted those things, so that wasn't a big deal either.
 

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... the quote I got tonight add 10% to the total cost and my closest dealership (carlsbad ca) is about the same ....
There is no reason to use "the dealership closest to you" in this day and age.
It's not like trying on a pair of shoes.

I bought mine 1600 miles from home. It was a fun vaca road trip home. Plane tix are cheap.
 
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There is no reason to use "the dealership closest to you" in this day and age.
It's not like trying on a pair of shoes.

I bought mine 1600 miles from home. It was a fun vaca road trip home. Plane tix are cheap.
Someone could start a business as a Bolt travel broker, finding dealerships willing to sell at MSRP and then making arrangements for buyers to fly there and drive back, complete with hotel reservations and planned charging stops. For someone new to EVs, they might be willing to pay for that service, which would still be a discount compared to the mark-ups being charged by local dealerships these days.
 
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