Marktime
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:52 pm

No deal

Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:46 pm

I tried to get a quote to purchase my Spark Walt from the bank as the lease is up in Dec. They told me that they were not excepting bids on this car at this time. WTF?

NORTON
Posts: 1266
Joined: Fri May 01, 2015 5:52 am
Location: KC,MO

Re: No deal

Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:51 pm

It was a rental car.
There are no guarantees.
Used '14 2LT w/ DCFC. +76 K miles.
Mostly free charging! Only one LONG visit to the shop....
GM needs Modern Troubleshooting tools for Modern EV's.
3 step Trouble Tree, 2nd guess not covered by warranty and cost $800. 3rd guess fixed the problem.

fox
Posts: 38
Joined: Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:16 pm

Re: No deal

Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:02 pm

I'm certain you can find a better deal elsewhere, I'm a family owned dealer in Orlando and can get one with 41k miles for $8k

GladstoneCoach
Posts: 33
Joined: Sun May 01, 2016 8:18 am
Location: Gladstone, OR

Re: No deal

Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:47 am

I tried to get a quote to purchase my Spark Walt from the bank as the lease is up in Dec. They told me that they were not excepting bids on this car at this time. WTF?
While it's true that leasing is a form of renting, most leasing companies sell returned cars at auction or to the "leasing dealership" at a cost lower than retail prices. I find it surprising that they wouldn't even entertain an offer.

Who is your leaseholder?
2015 Salsa Red 2LT (for daughter 3) - RETURNED
2016 Black Granite 2LT (for daughter 1)
2016 Electric Blue 1LT (for Wife)
2016 Silver Ice 1LT (for Mom)
2015 Summit White 2LT (for ME - FINALLY!)

Well on my way to collecting the whole set . . .

fox
Posts: 38
Joined: Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:16 pm

Re: No deal

Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:11 pm

Both of us own our cars outright, bought from out of state and shipped to us, he is in midwest, I'm in florida.

wfam5
Posts: 17
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:24 am

Re: No deal

Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:01 am

Chevy was giving these cars away in +or- Jan '16, so in +or- Jan '19 most dealerships will be way overstocked with lease returns and more than likely happy to deal. I was in my dealership for the software recall a few weeks ago and sat in a new Bolt. Talked to a fairly informed salesperson and probed for a deal. They talked like they would be more than happy to take back my lease return when it is up. I asked if that would be the case in Jan 2019, when Tesla is pumping out Model 3's (hopefully) and GM dealerships are fully stocked with Bolts. The salesperson immediately took on a defensive posture, indicating to me that my point is valid. Dealerships are not going to want to have lots packed with old, obsolete Spark EV's when they are going to be desperate to sell Bolts. But I realize that if your lease is expiring now or in a month or two, your situation could be different. Good luck, everyone!!!

Planerench
Posts: 110
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:20 pm
Location: Idaho

Re: No deal

Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:18 am

I may look for a 2016 lease return in 2018-2019. By then my wife will most likely be in love with my 2014!

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