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    Thread: Volt lease in California: $0 Down + $0 First Month + 12K miles per year = $299 a month

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      02-27-2012 09:47 PM #1
      Anyone think this is a stellar lease deal? :
      http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread....in-California&



      Looks like GM is clearing out non-HOV eligible inventory....I wish this lease deal was available for residents outside of California. I would have driven to the dealer TODAY to scoop it up if it was :/
      Last edited by rbloedow; 02-27-2012 at 09:50 PM.

    2. 02-27-2012 09:48 PM #2
      That's a nutty deal.
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    3. 02-27-2012 10:08 PM #3
      why aren't they eligible for HOV ?

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      02-27-2012 10:19 PM #4
      For that kind of money it woul nearly pay for itself. So yeah, I'd get one. In that very color.

      Can I get it with a manual? (!)
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      02-27-2012 10:43 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Az.6669 View Post
      why aren't they eligible for HOV ?
      The engine itself didn't originally meet the "Enhanced Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (enh-ATPZEVs)" requirement to get HOV access.......
      http://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/01/c...cess-until-mi/

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      02-27-2012 10:56 PM #6
      Stupid apartment complex has nowhere to charge a Volt. This is an outstanding deal.

    7. 02-28-2012 09:47 AM #7
      We got the last one available from Penske Buena Park. All options except parking package for $358/mo + TTL at signing. I believe most if not all eligable Volts are sold out in Orange County. Sweet car.

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      02-28-2012 09:50 AM #8
      "Who Killed The Volt?"

      ...is currently filming.
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      02-28-2012 09:53 AM #9
      That is a good deal. Here it's $2500 down, $349/mo. Think it's the same mileage, which I could live with.
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      02-28-2012 09:56 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by rbloedow View Post
      Anyone think this is a stellar lease deal?
      Hell yes. That's a very good deal.

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      02-28-2012 10:18 AM #11
      Great deal.

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      02-28-2012 10:31 AM #12
      I feel like 12k or 13k miles a year in a Volt isn't a whole lot. Otherwise, good deal.
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    13. 02-28-2012 10:41 AM #13
      wow.. that is a stellar deal...

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      02-28-2012 11:06 AM #14
      For the first time EVER...

      I'm upset I don't live in California.
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      02-28-2012 11:29 AM #15
      That is a great deal for people that drive that little.

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      02-28-2012 11:31 AM #16
      Dumb question: Do CA cars with HOV lane acceptance have special plates?

      How would cops know one model year Volt with the next in terms of who to gig?

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      02-28-2012 11:32 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by uncleho View Post
      Dumb question: Do CA cars with HOV lane acceptance have special plates?

      How would cops know one model year Volt with the next in terms of who to gig?
      I think they get stickers.



      Now how does a cop know if the sticker is legit? I don't know.

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      02-28-2012 11:34 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by uncleho View Post
      Dumb question: Do CA cars with HOV lane acceptance have special plates?

      How would cops know one model year Volt with the next in terms of who to gig?
      Not a dumb question. Owners must apply for a special decal: http://dmv.ca.gov/vr/decal.htm

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      02-28-2012 11:35 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      I think they get stickers.



      Now how does a cop know if the sticker is legit? I don't know.
      Yes, they get those stickers. They allow you to travel in the carpool lane without another person in the car which is HUGE in Southern California. People were selling their Prius' for more than they paid after a year or so as long as it had the sticker. There was ~ $3k difference in pricing on the cars, dependent on the sticker.

      How they tell it's legit? Same way they do with license plates, drivers license, and handicap placards. They check them.
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      02-28-2012 12:09 PM #20
      Another dumb question - if you lease a Volt, do you get the government tax credit?
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    21. 02-28-2012 12:55 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by MylesPH1 View Post
      Another dumb question - if you lease a Volt, do you get the government tax credit?
      No.

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      02-28-2012 01:08 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by joe97 View Post
      No.
      Actually, the credit goes toward you lease company. When you're leasing, they subtract the credit amount from the total cost or your lease.

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      02-28-2012 01:11 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by rbloedow View Post
      Actually, the credit goes toward you lease company. When you're leasing, they subtract the credit amount from the total cost or your lease.
      Yup. It's how you get a 40k car for a $350/mo lease. THEY get the credit. Which still makes it a good deal.
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    24. 02-28-2012 01:17 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by rbloedow View Post
      Actually, the credit goes toward you lease company. When you're leasing, they subtract the credit amount from the total cost or your lease.
      Of course. It would be totally wacky if the lessee gets the credit directly.

      The answer to the question is still no to the lessee. If anything, the lessee is getting the benefit of the credit amortized over the life of the lease.
      Last edited by joe97; 02-28-2012 at 01:20 PM.

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      02-28-2012 01:25 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by MylesPH1 View Post
      Another dumb question - if you lease a Volt, do you get the government tax credit?
      Kind of. You don't get it, but generally it applies as a rebate on the lease to reduce the cap cost, which is what gets the payment so stupidly low.

      I haven't desked a Volt lease, but with the LEAF, we had a $7,500 rebate from NMAC. If a customer couldn't take full advantage of the tax credit, they'd lease to get the money, and then buy out the lease later on.
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