My Review Of Keyes Chevrolet:
I got my 2014 Volt! The Keyes Chevy Team Rocks!!!
I am a very happy and satisfied new 2014 Volt owner! I owe the team at Keyes Chevy a HUGE Thank You for the awesome deal (Rick Alpern) and totally satisfying purchasing experience. I sure never said that about buying a car before!
Really no BS; Rick Alpern quoted $3,000 back of invoice on 2014 Volts and he delivered. No negotiations whatsoever.
Rick sent me a copy of the invoice so I could see his costs which were all as I had researched before hand. There was no bait and switch, although the car I wanted already had a couple of dealer add-ons applied. Rick told me I could simply choose another car if I liked.
However, after doing a price vs. value comparison, I was very comfortable with my decision to accept the car I originally chose.
BTW, the add-on's were also significantly discounted for GM-Volt forum members totaling only an additional $349.
Before I give you the details of my deal, I must reiterate that if you are in the market for a Volt, Keyes is the place to get it. The entire team took excellent care of us, especially Evan and Tony as Rick was out of the office for the weekend, but he left us in great hands!
Heck Tony even babysat our two rowdy kids (4 & 6) while we were in finance. This is no easy feat I can guarantee you that!
I had planned to buy a 2014 Volt before the end of the year, most likely in December. I needed it this year due to our current tax situation or I would have waited even longer as I am (was) already driving a leased Loaded 2012 Volt.
Then Rick had to do the impossible; offer $3,000 back of invoice on 2014 Volts. This is unheard of. No one offers this good of a deal this early into a cars release. Couple this with GM's 0% for 48 months deal and the deal was just too good to pass up!
So after I qualified for the 0% on Thursday evening I told the wife (on Friday morning) to pack the kids, we are going to California! Sure I could have had the car shipped to me in AZ (~$350) and saved the miles on both Volts, but we were up for an adventure so I said "what the xxxx!"
Left work at 10 AM
Arrived home at 11 AM
Loaded family, picked up son from school and left for Van Nuys, CA at 12 PM
439 miles and 7.5 hours later (LA Traffic, YECH!), arrived at Keyes Chevy
We closed the place down and left for home with one kid each in our new Volts at about 11 PM or so (my wife gets to park her 2008 Malibu and finish off the 2012 Volt lease for the next year).
Arrived home (xxxx Tired) at 7:30 AM.
BTW I had time to look at all the new Volt's (colors) and I think the Brownstone looks pretty nice, Ashen, not my thing. Also, the Spark EV is a lot bigger inside than I imagined as well.
My 2014 Volt:
Exterior: Silver Topaz Metallic
Interior: Jet Black/light Titanium
Audio System With Navigation, Chevrolet Mylink Radio With Navigation, Am/Fm Stereo With Cd Player And Mp3 Playback Capability
Premium Trim Package
Enhanced Safety Package 1
Enhanced Safety Package 2
Audio System Feature, Bose Premium Speaker System With 7 Speakers Including Sub-Woofer, Energy Efficient Series Sound System
The only option that the car did not have that I wanted was the polished wheels, but the painted stock wheels are growing on me fast. Also the color, WOW, I love it! I have the extra cost red on my 2012 and I like this much better!
Vehicle Theft Registration
Finishing Touch Interior/Exterior Protection with Guarantees
MSRP before advertising fees: $38,950
Invoice before advertising fees: $37,108
Invoice with Dealer IMR & LMA Group Contributions : $37,871
(these are national advertising fees from GM, no way to avoid them)
Price with Dealer (Back of Invoice) Discount of $3,000: $34,871
Final Price after Dealer Add-on's: $35,220
Now add some temporary license fees for me to drive her home, doc fee, sales tax and we are at: $38,335
Subtract my GM Card allowance of: $925
Subtract my down payment of: $7,500 (which of course I will get back in February from my tax return)
Then the amount financed at 0% for the next 48 months is: $29,909
I still have to pay AZ VLT (plates and registration) of about: $585.83
My 2012 Vs 2014 Volt:
Hands down I like the 2014 better!
My 2012 is an early model so no MyLink or larger battery.
The Nav is much nicer on the 2014 with all the traffic details, speed limits, etc., but the fonts could be bigger for these tired old eyes
Also there is less wind noise at speed on the 2014???
Anyway there are other reasons, but suffice it to say I am now driving the best car I have ever been in and I'm loving it!!!
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