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Old 06-20-2017, 04:28 PM   #1
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Good PNW dealer? Recommendation please!

I'm trying to find a good dealer in the PNW. One who has half a clue and will sell me a car without trying to bend me over. Someone who knows how to operate the order system and will provide me information. And also someone who gets enough allocations (and is honest about it) so I'm not waiting half a year to have my order pulled. Someone who knows that 2018 orders are not only already being taken, but the cars are actually being built at the factory now.

Seems like it should be doable, yes? There are around 50 dealers between Oregon and Washington, and hopefully one of the bigger ones got that way through halfway decent service. That would be ideal.

What do you recommend? All I want is someone to sell me a 2018 1SS 1LE and deliver it before Fall. Hell, if I could wish for anything at all, it would be that some proactive dealer has already ordered a Hyper Blue Metallic 1SS coupe with 1LE and hasn't got a buyer lined up for it already.
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:50 AM   #2
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Let me suggest Oceancrest Chevy in Warrenton. This has been my dealer of choice for the past 15 years. They are a no pressure dealership and they do know how to order cars a customer wants. Go see the sales manager Jim Thompson and tell him I sent you. They have the allocations necessary to get you what you want. LARGE dealers aren't necessarily the best places to order from IMO. I believe they are more worried about sales volume than customer satisfaction.
I ordered my '10 from Oceancrest, that was supposedly the first one delivered in the PWN.
But, as with all car sales people...watch your back. Remember...Ordering a Camaro from order to delivery is usually 6-8 weeks.

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Old 06-21-2017, 04:56 PM   #3
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Lee Johnson Chevrolet

I highly recommend speaking with Brian Elich, assistant sales manager at Lee Johnson. There was no pressure when purchasing my '15 Camaro SS convertible, he went out of his way to assure the deal worked for both of us & it didn't change when I arrived after the 4 hour drive.

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Old 06-22-2017, 05:22 PM   #4
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Hi Rootus,
Not all car sales persons are snakes! I work for the Harnish Auto Family at Chevrolet of Puyallup in Washington. We would be honored to help you find your 2018 SS 1LE.
I don't have delivery dates for the 18's yet but they should start dropping in a month or two. I hope...

Contact me anytime,
Jeff Meschke- 253.845.9566 or jmeschke@harnishautofamily.com

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Old 06-24-2017, 11:23 PM   #5
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Hi Rootus,
Not all car sales persons are snakes! I work for the Harnish Auto Family at Chevrolet of Puyallup in Washington. We would be honored to help you find your 2018 SS 1LE.
I don't have delivery dates for the 18's yet but they should start dropping in a month or two. I hope...

Contact me anytime,
Jeff Meschke- 253.845.9566 or jmeschke@harnishautofamily.com

http://www.harnishautofamily.com/

I totally agree with you. Not all sales people are snakes. I have a dealer less than a quarter mile from my dealer that WILL take you for a ride if you're not watching your back and not think twice about it. They have zero scruples. I will never recommend that dealer for any reason. All the sales guys at my dealer are straight up outstanding people. BUT, they are out to make a buck too. Hopefully Rootus can find the car of his dreams very shortly.
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Old 06-25-2017, 04:54 PM   #6
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I totally understand that not all sales folks are snakes . For Subarus I know which dealers to go to, which to avoid, but I've never bought a new GM car. I was having bad luck on finding anyone around here who even knew what a 1LE was. Lots of old-style dealer runaround, and in the Internet Age I've got no tolerance for that .

I've been jonesin' pretty hard for this car and I was quite impatient last week, so after a multi-day fruitless conversation with Carr (well, okay, I did finally get a quote on the car, so I guess it wasn't entirely fruitless, just really slow and frustrating) I talked with Becky and I have an order through her. Constraints are really tight on the 1LE parts (11 last week, 0 this week) but maybe I got in on the tail end of last week because my order jumped directly from 1100 to 3000.

So next time, Jeff . At the least we now have some info for the next time someone around here needs a quality recommendation. I'm in Portland so it would be a little bit of a drive to get up to Puyallup but I'd do it in a heartbeat just to deal with someone sane.
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:36 AM   #7
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Rootus,

I had the same experience at Carr Chevy. I ended up having Bob Lamphere's Jeep/Dodge buy my '10 Camaro on dealer trade, So that I could purchase from them.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:43 PM   #8
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I haven't dealt with them personally but have a lot of friends who have bought from Sandy Chevrolet. I would stay away from McLoughlin Chevy.
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