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    I put down $1000 back in November on a Bolt with Peninsula Chevrolet in Monterey, CA. I'm wondering if anyone has an experience with this dealer. Does a deposit really put a customer in an actual order sequence or are they just jerking me off.

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    What does the receipt of your deposit say?
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    They have 1 car on the lot, and 7 in transit. Go to their site and see if your car is there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mostovnik View Post
    Does a deposit really put a customer in an actual order sequence
    No, GM does not accept pre-orders...It's up to the actual dealership to create and enforce polices for preorders and deposits...

    It's all about odds, your absolutely best odds of getting what you want is to show up with a family member or friend and have them pretend they're interested in another vehicle on the lot...
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    To answer the question, "Can all dealers be trusted?" the answer is no.
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    Of course all dealers can't be trusted. What kind of question is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steverino View Post
    To answer the question, "Can all dealers be trusted?" the answer is no.
    Especially if their name is Rick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mostovnik View Post
    I put down $1000 back in November on a Bolt with Peninsula Chevrolet in Monterey, CA. I'm wondering if anyone has an experience with this dealer. Does a deposit really put a customer in an actual order sequence or are they just jerking me off.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bacardi View Post
    No, GM does not accept pre-orders...It's up to the actual dealership to create and enforce polices for preorders..
    Bacardi is technically correct. Customers cant do orders. The dealear has an allocation of orders (lets say 8 in your dealers case) that they can use to order certain combination of trims/features for 8 vehicles. If you caught them before they put in their allocation order to GM then they may take your specific trim/features and use one of their allocations to get you what you want. Some dealers ( like yours) want to make sure your serious about yiur order and ask that you put money down, but some dont. With the G2 Volt, my delearship didnt ask for a deposit but they made sure that my trim/features were not a wierd combo that hard to sell in case I backed out. If it was a wierd combo, then they required a deposit. That was their practice.


    Quote Originally Posted by Qinsp View Post
    They have 1 car on the lot, and 7 in transit. Go to their site and see if your car is there.
    Best advice here. Dealers are not always the best at communicating with customers with regards to orders using their allocation. Typically they say it will be here in 2 months or something like that and expect you to wait. However consumers are spoiled with likes of amazon where you want info tracking every step of the way. I'm definitely guilty of that.

    As Qinsp, suggests check the website and follow up with a phone call to find out what is going on with yur Bolt. Good luck.
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    Shouldn't the question be "Can ANY dealers be trusted?"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Jon View Post
    Shouldn't the question be "Can ANY dealers be trusted?"?
    Yes, and if the answer includes specific names then it would be especially useful.

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