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Hi all,

Got a 2019 White Premier with DCFC, Infotainment/Driver Confidence II yesterday @ Koons White Marsh (MD) for $30K ($43735 list). Negotiation all via email.

Ted Britt and Ourisman both said they would quote prices only in person.

I was hesitant to make the drive from White Marsh to Charlottesville in one hop. So the salesman drove it to the Koons Tysons (Vienna) store and threw it back on Level II charge for maybe an hour. Started the trip with 176 mi on the GOM; got home with 158 or so. So much for my range anxiety.

The car looks sharp in white and doesn't feel like a small(er) car at all. Visibility is great all around.

The seat, however, even on the 2019 is going to make me glad I'll be using it mostly for short trips.
 

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Dang, I'll be away that weekend. Looks like a fun event. Thanks for the heads up.

You'd think a college town like Cville would be more BEV friendly. One charge station for the whole city/county...
 

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Dang, I'll be away that weekend. Looks like a fun event. Thanks for the heads up.

You'd think a college town like Cville would be more BEV friendly. One charge station for the whole city/county...
There are three DC fast chargers in C'ville. The one at the hotel behind Whole Foods is free, and almost never ICEd. But the screen is milky white, and unreadable without putting a coat or something over your head and the screen to allow reading it. A Tesla owner says you can get it to work with the app.

Sadly, the two in parking lots downtown are both down right now.

Oh! You weren't looking at the MyChevy app to find chargers, were you? That thing couldn't find its butt, if it was sitting on it. Use PlugShare.
 

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IThanks for the info. I was looking at PlugShare. Maybe I didn't have the filters set correctly?
 

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IThanks for the info. I was looking at PlugShare. Maybe I didn't have the filters set correctly?
Yeah. You need to check-mark the payment required, and currently in use, locations. And set the minimum score to zero, or you won't see half of them...unfortunately. :-(
 

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Thanks for the tip. Just loaded the PlugShare app onto my iPhone. Hope that helps via CarPlay.
 

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Congrats on the new ride. Just returned a BMW i3, which replaced a Leaf, which replaced an ICE. Seven years driving electric cars and ready to take the plunge again. I've more or less decided on the Bolt but intrigued by your experience at White Marsh. With whom did you deal? Already run into those dealerships insisting on a physical presence, and dismissed them with the question "why have an internet sales team if you're not going to employ the internet to make a sale?" Anyway, I digress. Love to learn more of your experience in White Marsh! Thanks!
 

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Already run into those dealerships insisting on a physical presence, and dismissed them with the question "why have an internet sales team if you're not going to employ the internet to make a sale?"
I hear ya. Ted Britt and Ourisman definitely are in that category.

I dealt with Keith Siegel. I'll PM you with his email. Entire negotiation was done via email. I first spoke with him after I had a confirmed deal.
 

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Great! Really appreciate the info. I'm going to be out of town. Sorry to be missing the EV event in Charlottesville.
 

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Cville drivers, did any of you deal with the local Chevy dealer (Jim Price) at all? I know Koon's has much better prices online, just wondering if the local dealership is willing to negotiate.
 

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Bought my 2018 in April 2018 from Sport dealership in MD. Got price quotes from Cville, Waynesboro, Staunton and Harrisonburg. None came close to Sport. I have heard from others that MD dealers offer much better deals than VA dealers. I have heard that GM offers better deals to MD dealers than VA dealers---not sure why.
 

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I was in Charlottesville yesterday and earlier today at a meeting in the Omni Hotel. They had a J1772 charger and I was able to depart on my way to Pulaski with a full charge. Great city and good accommodations.
 

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@Optimusprime Jim Price was one of the area dealers that responded when I filled out a form on Autotrader or Truecar. I told them via email I already had a good price (but didn't tell them the price) from another dealer. They didn't even try to bid.

They only ever have 1, maybe 2 in stock. I did my test drive by having CarMax bring one down from one of their MD stores.

You can try, but I think you're better off buying up in the DC/MD area.
 

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Thanks for the feedback, folks - I figured that was the case but was hopeful I might not have to make the drive to DC area. Appreciate the recommendations.
 

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Thanks for the feedback, folks - I figured that was the case but was hopeful I might not have to make the drive to DC area. Appreciate the recommendations.
Smack dab in the middle of Virginia here. Almost three years ago, we went through some pretty unbelievable travails to see a Bolt, get a test ride, and final purchase our Bolt. It took three months. I ended up doing the entire thing by email. Bought from a big dealer in Manassas. The dealership has since changed owners. Back then, nobody in Virginia was offering any deals. Our LT window sticker was $38,800.00. Even having done the entire deal online, it still took over an hour to get out of there. We paid $38,150.76 out the door...taxes, title,etc. We did get the tax credit, but not everybody could. The big dealerships, in Virginia, got 6-12 in stock that first year. They have learned better. Nobody has more than one or two on the lot now.
 

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Thanks for the feedback, folks - I figured that was the case but was hopeful I might not have to make the drive to DC area. Appreciate the recommendations.
You don't need to drive to DC except to pick up the car. My Koons salesperson actually offered to deliver the car at no charge.
 
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