: Who else has put a deposit down in Canada?
12-08-2010, 05:25 PM
I was just at Myers Chevy in Ottawa, and they were really nice and are looking forward to the Volt. The Volt still can't be officially ordered in Canada, but they are taking deposits (500$) to reserve one.
Essentially, the deposit holds my place in line (#2), but if at any point I decide to back out (if the price is much more than expected, the government credit disappears or I decide I hate driving it after an initial test drive, etc), they will refund my deposit and just offer the car to the next guy in line. They provided that assurance to me in writing. They also committed in writing to not sell the car over list price, although I was warned not to expect a deal on it (duh!).
So anyways, now I wait. Interestingly enough, I was told that they have known for about 2 months now that Ottawa would be a launch market, and that the cars would be coming in mid-to-late 2011. They also expect to be able to place an order and choose options, etc. in the spring.
12-09-2010, 12:43 PM
Luc, when you place your order you will probably be on the forefront of the news. I'm thinking that you will get one of the first 2012 MY Volt's. That or one of the very last 2011MY units.
12-09-2010, 03:24 PM
The paperwork I got from Myers says 2012, so I expect to be able to order it at about the same time as 2012s can be ordered in the US.
12-11-2010, 04:56 PM
That's great news, I'll have to go put a deposit down myself. Is Myers the only Chevy dealer (in Ottawa) who will be selling Volts or will other dealers in town sell them too?
12-11-2010, 05:01 PM
I'm not certain if other dealers in Ottawa will be selling Volts or not. I e-mailed all the chevy dealers in Ottawa with an initial enquiry about the volt, and only Myers got back to me. I figured that if the others can't bother answering a simple e-mail query, I don't want to deal with them, especially since ordering the Volt will be something new and I want to work with folks that actually care.
12-12-2010, 05:38 PM
I had the same experience with one dealer close to my place. I emailed them and nothing, nada, no response. Maybe they really won't be selling Volts at all and they'd rather not reply than bother replying with a negative response. I guess I'll be going with Myers then.
12-14-2010, 03:56 PM
Hmm, it looks like Myers is now asking for an $1000 deposit. I wonder why they doubled it. Perhaps they're trying to weed out non-serious buyers.
12-14-2010, 04:47 PM
When you guys put your deposit in please consider adding a red place maker on the map:
12-14-2010, 05:46 PM
I was the second pin on that map :)
12-15-2010, 07:52 AM
I'm not ready to place a deposit. My Mazda 6 only has 220,000km, it needs to make it to 300k. However, the local dealer, Budd's Chevrolet Oakville, has been quite responsive and sending me email updates on occasion. Nothing yet about taking deposits or how much they want.
12-29-2010, 02:13 PM
Any news about Vancouver BC? I just bought a Prius but really want to go 100% electric with a Volt. If there's no big rush for deposits in Canada like there seems to be in the USA, maybe we will have easier access with less wait?
12-29-2010, 02:41 PM
How about just calling or emailing a few Chevy dealers in Vancouver? While there may not be a big rush to get deposits in, there won't be many Volts making their way to Canada before the end of 2011 (probably less than 10% of production for the last 6 months), so if you want one, it's not too early to start looking. And if you can put down a deposit and get the dealer to agree in writing that they will not sell above MSRP (as I did), it may be easier than competing with the general public to buy a car right off the lot.
01-05-2011, 07:42 PM
Hi everybody, i just signed a contract today at Vision Chevrolet on the south shore of Montreal in Candiac, put down 2000$ as deposit (serious enough?) and no price tag yet! i figured with the Canadian dollar at par with U.S., cant be much more than 45k, right? but then again , it wouldnt be the first time we get robbed with higher prices in Canada! Anyway, from now on, i'll start getting infos on the 8000 dollars income tax cut from buying an electric car in Quebec from the provincial Governement....
This has been a dream ever since i was a teenager in highschool and, in about 9 months, it WILL come thru.
I fell in love with the prototype in 2007 and felt very disapointed with the production car, but the fact is that in less than a year, i'll get around using next to no petrol.
i'll keep you guys posted on the events as soon as i can.
sorry for my english here but i'm french so...
Let the adventure begin...
01-06-2011, 09:25 AM
Hi Driverguy01, looks like you're well on your way way. It may be less than 9 months too. I've seen target time frames for Canada as early as June, but August is probably more realistic.
When you signed the contract, did Vision Chevrolet agree to sell as MSRP? I wanted to be sure to have that as a condition on the contract, and Myers had no problem with that at all.
I am curious of pricing also. We should know within 3 months or so. Canada/US pricing has been erratic at best with GM lately. Buicks are much more expensive in Canada, a Malibu is 2k more here, and a base Cruze is actually 1500$ cheaper in Canada than in the US. My dealer told me to expect about 35k$ after the provincial rebate, which would put the price near 43k$. With the exception of entry-level models like the Cruze, we don't get the base models that the US gets, or what we have as a base model will have equipment that is optinal in the US. I'm pretty sure that's what's happening with Buick. So I wouldn't be surprised to see a Canadian Volt at 44-45k$ (plus transport) with leather, rear camera and tri-coat paint as standard features.
01-07-2011, 12:47 AM
Hi, yes they agreed to sell MSRP. They are supposed to get for sure at least 1 and maybe up to 6 in fall. The contract does not say if its a 2011 or 2012 model cause we just dont have enough info yet on the first arrivals but the more i think about it, its gonna be a rental, with batteries development, that car probably wont hold it's value if in 2 or 3 years new cells can hold 2 or 3 times as much energy...i cant see myself buying it.
besides, a brand new 80 million manufacture is being built in Candiac and from what i read, they are going to make LIFEPO4 battery packs for electric cars...who knows, maybe well see volts with this kind of power pack...
01-07-2011, 01:19 AM
In July I put a $2000 deposit on a Volt at Duecks in Vancouver I was apparently not the first.
01-07-2011, 10:01 AM
My paperwork states 2012 as the model year. It seems to be generally accepted that all of the 2011 MY Volts have been allocated to US dealerships, so I wouldn't expect to see any Volts in Canada until the 2012s show up. I'm hoping they show up at the same time as in the US. Transport to most of the Canadian launch markets (except Vancouver) is a pretty short truck or train ride from Detroit.