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I'm new to this forum. I have had a deposit of $1000 for over a year now waiting to order a new Tesla 3. My current car is my 2011 Lexus CT200h I purchased new 7 years ago (has 137K miles on it currently, replaced the hybrid battery in it last year). Now that Tesla has opened up ordering for everyone (gee, thanks a lot Tesla. I've only been waiting for over a year for this and now anyone can order it). So, I went and looked and test drove a new 2018 Bolt Premier last weekend. The dealer has a black model, grey grill inserts on front. Not sure exactly what equipment it has but nicely loaded. Sticker price is about $43,500. He tells me after driving it I can buy it for $37,209. Not sure if this is a good or great price or if I should jump on that deal. As I was leaving , he did say it is the last day of the month and kind of threw out there that with an offer I could possibly get it a little better, maybe another $1,000 off. I would love to lease this car as the technology is changing so much and so rapidly it would be nice to walk away in 3 years. My concerns about the car itself are: I have read that the seats are just way too small and not enough padding makes them uncomfortable. Yes, I drove it briefly but didn't read all the seat info before I went down to drive it. Also, for a car of this price, it would have been nice to have power seats (at least one on the drivers side). I think I am pretty much giving up on getting the Tesla as even at the sale price minus the $7,500 tax incentive this car is half the price of the Tesla 3 which I have priced out at $57K. Also, not sure if his car has the $750 upgrade for the faster charging unit but would definitely want that too. Need some help on pulling the trigger now or waiting since I'm not desperate to do this (after all, my Lexus drives fine). When are best incentives? One thing that I can't believe is looking online, a few dealers local to me are still sitting with 2017 models new on the lot. You would think they would be hungry to give a great deal on one of these cars.