Year, Make, Model, and Trim: 2020 Chevrolet Bolt LT w/DCFC
Monthly Payment: $0
Drive-Off Amount: $5800
Annual Mileage: 10,000
Incentives: $11650 (Costco, Loyalty, Bay Area); no supplier
Region: SF Bay Area
Leasehackr Score: 21.7 years (before post-sale rebates)
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I missed the September and October deals for a variety of reasons (dismissed it at first as not the right car for us; then came around but started pursuing a deal too late in October when inventory was low especially in this configuration, interested buyers were many, and deals were harder to come by), but I was able to get the following now in November.
My benchmark for best comparable deal recently in CA (that was reported on LH) is Ethan’s Bolt Mania 2.0 where he had the same Bolt configuration for $6100 one-pay, which I estimate would have been about $4950 after adjustment to include the $1400 Bay Area incentive and higher tax rate in the Bay Area. I thought about jumping on that deal, but then I would have had to either ship it to the Bay Area ($400-500 + some hassle) or fly down and drive it up to the Bay Area ($150 + lots of hassle driving it back all day). Working with local dealers in the SF Bay Area I figure I could have this same car for $200-300 less three weeks ago; poster @vvaidya shared a one-pay of the same configuration for $5580. Anyway, it’s nice to have this done. Who knows if December deals will be better or worse.
Questions for those of you who leased Bolts recently in CA:
Did you submit for the post-sale rebates right away using the temporary registration, or wait for the official DMV registration card?