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Just ordered my new Bolt. A little scary since the cost is so high. No discounts, the dealer would not budge on price, I paid the exact prices on Chevy's website. Got the 2K NY State incentive, and expect the 7500 Fed incentive also. The car is being made or shipped in a couple of weeks. The dealer mentioned that he is selling about two a week, and expects that to increase, but he also said he is selling about 4 Cruze's a week (in comparison).
I just want to say Thank you to everyone on the forum, lots of information, details, complaints, it is all good to hear. There is no other way I would know so much about this car if it were not for all of you.
My Car: Premier, Orange Burst, Infotainment pkg, Confidence Pkg, DC fast charging capable.
I am excited and nervous at the same time. :)
 

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Good to hear that the forum was of some help to you!

There were not other Chevy dealerships near you for a price comparison?
 

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That's what we're here for :)

It's natural to feel nervous when purchasing a new car, we all get the jitters. Once you get in there and start driving it, it'll turn into pure excitement :)
 

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You know it only costs $500 or so to flatbed a car in-state right?

Our local LI dealer is discounting Premier Bolts up to $3K off MSRP and you'll still get the $2K NYS Rebate.... so that's $5K off MSRP before the $7,500 Fed tax credit.

It's not too late to cancel your order w/the high price dealer or put real pressure on them give you a substantial discount off MSRP.
 

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There was an interesting article about pricing being so different between States and dealers within States:

Available in just seven states so far, some dealers are already offering deep discounts on the Chevy Bolt, while others are marking up prices in order to take advantage of early exuberance for GM’s latest battery electric vehicle.


The pricing disparity isn’t even happening across state lines, dealers separated by mere miles are attempting to undercut one another–in SoCal price differences of nearly $5,000 have been observed within a 5 mile radius–as they battle for a small pool of early adopters.

One dealership 100 miles outside of San Francisco is pushing discounts of up to $3,000 on Bolts this month.


“We’ve been really aggressive in getting it out there and getting people’s attention,” Marty Greenwood, managing partner of Greenwood Chevrolet in Hollister, California told Automotive News. “We’re here to sell cars, and we’re in a smaller town, so we need to be a little bit more aggressive,” Greenwood added. “We just watch the market and what’s going on out there. What is the magic number to move the vehicle?”

This is an ongoing theme across California, with dealers statewide offering at least $2,000 off the 238-mile EV which in combination with $10,000 in Federal and State incentives, drops base level MSRP closer to $20,000. While Nationally, consumers were on average paying 5.3 percent below sticker through February.

SEE ALSO: 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Review

GM doesn’t really care what their dealers are doing. “If somebody’s marking them down, it’s coming out of their margin,” GM spokesman Jim Cain said. “Dealers are independent businesses, and capitalism at work tends to drive local market pricing.”

Several dealers listing the Bolt for nearly $5,000 above sticker price were located in rural markets with less competition and less inventory.

But for the most part, dealers are treating the Bolt like any other volume product. “We price every single vehicle in inventory to move,” said Sergio Navarrete sales manager at Harbor Chevrolet. “Our business model is more geared toward volume vs. any one sale. Per unit we make less, but long term it works out better.”

Chevy sold 2,693 Bolts from December through February mainly in California and Oregon, with New York and several other East Coast states coming online recently.
 

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Checking Google it appears Hudson Valley is about 150 miles from Medford. What a great first drive after picking up your new car it would be. Still waiting for Bolts to come to AZ. I hope cheaper leasing plans are in place by then. I prefer to lease than buy. There will be new and cooler technology in three years!
 

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Make sure to have the dealership has your car charged 100%! You know more about the Bolt than the dealers do and they have no idea how long it takes to charge a car. I had the person at the dealership tell me the Bolt needed oil changes and I asked him to show me how to check my oil levels. I just laughed as he explored the car, owner's manual, and car display for an hour as I was getting my financing done.
 

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Yeah make sure it's charged mine rolled off the truck from Cali with about 80 miles of juice.
 
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