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Re: Regional Lease Special Ends (kinda)

Wed May 13, 2015 1:55 pm

paco4prez wrote:san diego dealer ship was Jimmie Johnson, I got this deal on April 29th. Spark 2 lt 12k miles per yr $2500 down $74.98 per month Including tax and lic. The $2500 will be refunded back by the state in a couple of months making the cost simply $75 per month for 39 months. I think I scored a good deal but more importantly I really like the car.
Is that a 2LT with Fast Charge? Was it the lime or red spark?

I think you did better than me - same dealer, 1LT with FC, 10K miles. $1K down + $126/mo x36 inc. tax

Only regret is I wish I had gotten more miles.

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Re: Regional Lease Special Ends (kinda)

Wed May 13, 2015 2:38 pm

mczajka wrote:
nikwax wrote:"bait and switch" are ugly words. Did someone offer you $139/0 and then pull that off the table? Or are you saying that you want the California lease deal and are sore because it's not available?
No, I was just a little sore that when you introduce a $750 fast charge capability in the mix, any deal falls apart. Ok, I'll retract those words if the offend anyone, I apologize, but the fact of the matter is GM can advertise an attractive offer, but the dealers don't have to honor the offer, especially in a new market where they want to determine how sales will be first.

Frankly, even with the base of the base model, it will be interesting to see any dealer in MD offer $139/0.


Same here. I saw an ad for the $139/0 down for 39 months lease, called the dealer and confirmed the deal is still on for the 1LT model.
Drove 30miles to the dealer and told them I wanted to add the $750 fast charge option and extend the mileage option to 12k/year
with 36 month lease. From my mind I thought I would pay around $160/month based on the advertised lease deal.

Nope. The sale man came back with the quote of $252/$0 down for 36 months lease.
Not sure where is the $92/month difference came from. The ad did mentioned tax, title, license, dealer fees and
optional equipment extra. I asked the sale guy and he said he included the FC option plus tax, license, fees etc...
I didn't go for the deal.

I've never lease a vehicle before so can some one explain how's the dealer came up with that number?
It could be a reasonable number or the dealer may try to rip me off. I don't mind paying but only if the amount they asked
is reasonable. After all, dealers need to make a profit too.

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Re: Regional Lease Special Ends (kinda)

Wed May 13, 2015 5:39 pm

You're definitely getting some good deals on the west coast, probably because of additional state incentives.

Even after all my complaining and wining I pulled the trigger and got a lease on a Silver 1LT with DC fast today. It's a really nice ride and surprisingly roomy inside (I'm 6'4"). I had $733 in GM credits on my GM card which they took. Whooo hooo!!! That helped my decision a lot, plus the fact they are adding an SAE combo compatible station sort of between my house and where I work, which is only a 23 mile commute each way to DC, but it's nice to have a backup in case of those "what if" scenarios.

We were looking at all 1LT and 2LT models on their system being ordered for MD dealers, and I must say I didn't see a single car without the fast charging capability. I wish they would pull those $139/0 banner ads down.

Ahh, what the hell. Let's look at it one more time.

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Re: Regional Lease Special Ends (kinda)

Thu May 14, 2015 6:17 am

I see your point. So the 0/139 deal is being advertised in Maryland, but the dealers won't honor that? Or is that only on the base model?


It's interesting how each state varies. Looks like California has great deals. Oregon has good deals but no cars available. Sounds like a seller's market in Maryland, at least at the moment.


FWIW, I ordered a car last weekend, I'm quoted 8-12 weeks before I see it. At least I have a written deal.
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Re: Regional Lease Special Ends (kinda)

Thu May 14, 2015 11:13 am

I've yet to see a 2015 model without fast charge, so I don't know if any of them would honor it. It does say in the fine print that dealers can vary on price.
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Re: Regional Lease Special Ends (kinda)

Thu May 14, 2015 1:23 pm

I hate fine print :x



GM is offering $3500 and 0%/72 month financing now on the Spark. But there aren't any in the state. And the dealer won't commit to what will be offered when I take delivery. Which makes sense as GM is offering the incentives.


But I don't get the lease deal. They advertise a lease deal, you go in to get that deal, and they won't honor it? Blergh.
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Re: Regional Lease Special Ends (kinda)

Thu May 14, 2015 2:47 pm

The car is in such a short supply, even here in California.
We Leased them all last month :D , so cheap that you guys in MD will cry :lol: ..

Even here, most cars are 2LT with DCFC. I saw a few 1LTs, and even less without the DCFC.
So GM's AD of $139 a month for their basic model is just as bad as Dealer advertising for a low price, and only 1 at that price.

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Re: Regional Lease Special Ends (kinda)

Thu May 14, 2015 3:12 pm

I suppose the mere presence of the EV's isn't going to make the dealers any more ethical :)



My dealer ordered half 1LT with no DCFC and half 2LT with DCFC. And most of those are pre-sold.
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Re: Regional Lease Special Ends (kinda)

Thu May 14, 2015 4:19 pm

I think someone is in a room in a high tower looking down at all of this to prepare for the Bolt. Perhaps they will reduce supply initially to make it hard to get, so they can sell it at a premium.
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