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Old 02-11-2010, 05:07 PM   #1
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Best way to buy in the Northwest?

I'm getting tired of studying up on the Camaro and am ready to buy. I hate dealing with the normal bs at most dealers and am of course looking for the best deal. Hoping to use USAA discount and any other that I may qualify for. Who are the best dealers to deal with between Seatle and Portland area? And have you had the good luck with internet sales?
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:44 PM   #2
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best deal is normally to order it via a dealership. friendly in Puyallup normally will give you a good deal doing it that way, No up charge on the MSRP.

also listen intently to what people say on here & join a local camaro club lol
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:21 PM   #3
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Another option if you don't want to wait on delivery is to use the chevy site to search for the specific model you want.

Go in ahead of time with a firm offer slightly below MSRP. If they don't like it, walk away.
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:57 PM   #4
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I bought from Roy Robinson Chevrolet in Marysville and had a great experience. I also found Sunset Chevrolet to offer MSRP pricing or less before any of the other dealers I spoke to. Sunset is mod friendly also and sells one of the super charged modified cars with warranty too, don't remember which brand though.
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:59 PM   #5
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:09 AM   #6
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Sunset Chev. in Sumner. Talk to Joe Karuza. They have a Hennesseyaand are getting an SLP. Camaro soon.
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:49 PM   #7
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If you're willing to make a small road trip out of it to Enterprise, Oregon in gorgeous Wallowa County, I whole heartedly recommend Terry Decker of Milligan Motors. That's who we bought our Camaro from and wouldn't hesitate to buy any Chevrolet from him. He'll make a deal under MSRP for sure.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:55 PM   #8
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Koenig in Port Angeles was one of the only dealers that I talked to directly that had a deep respect and understanding of Customer Service and what it meant.. CamaroScotty stand up guy if you want to got out of state. I would make a list spent some time on the phone and if they cannot answer some basic question (MSRP, USAA, and such) then cross them out and move on. Find a core of about 3 to 4 and get more detailed from there. Not sure on the USAA and things like Costco discounts I was a pre order back in Oct 08.. and was priced at MSRP no mark-ups.
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:39 PM   #9
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Thanks for the responses. GrnMchin that is a great idea to call and get an idea about some basic questions (MSRP, USAA, and Credit Union discounts ?). I have gotten frustrated talking with salesmen face to face who end up not being able to answer your questions, or have no authority to make a sale on their own anyway. Camaro Scotty yes I do have a USAA card, been a member since 2000.
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:48 PM   #10
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I just picked up my 2LT RS White Last Friday.
Used the Usaa web site and started building my car . What I did not know was when I did it alerted the top 3 dealers that i was looking.
Within 15 min people were calling me. not so cool but they were stuck with selling to me for $51.00 over invoice and the $ 750.00 Disc. they have right now.
The dealer closest to me had the style I was looking for.
That turned out to be Parkland Chevrolet and Larry Ryan(salesman)
They were very nice and I had a trade too.If you don't have a trade to help with the tax most of the Usaa savings goes to the tax.
Love the White.. V6 is very cool and fast but engine sound is kinda thin .
My wife hates car dealers ,I don't mind it. (Larry made it very easy on this one)
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:37 AM   #11
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I know it's a long way over to the dry side of Washington, but my dealer has been great to work with and I've purchased three vehicles from in him in the past couple of years.

Another dealer is Titus-Will in Olympia. Ask for Jack Maurins.
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Thanks for the responses. GrnMchin that is a great idea to call and get an idea about some basic questions (MSRP, USAA, and Credit Union discounts ?). I have gotten frustrated talking with salesmen face to face who end up not being able to answer your questions, or have no authority to make a sale on their own anyway. Camaro Scotty yes I do have a USAA card, been a member since 2000.
Another area on this site to check is the Camaro pricing there is a list of dealer at MSRP or better.. I see some have posted dealers that were over MSRP and customer service sucked (some tried to BS me when I new more then them, other over MSRP by 5k plus)..They may have changed their ways, but once the dealer makes that choice to make a buck rather then a customer you will always be on my never buy from list.
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Old 02-15-2010, 01:54 PM   #13
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friendly chevy

i bought mine at friendly chevy and would not recommend them for any kind of purchase there. it was one of the worst experiences i ever had dealing with a dealership. just food for thought. thanks
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i bought mine at friendly chevy and would not recommend them for any kind of purchase there. it was one of the worst experiences i ever had dealing with a dealership. just food for thought. thanks
Ok You need to call Rick Andersen who is the owner there, let him know. They are working on the problems they have in that dealership.
Let him know who the sales person was & let him know that one of the PNWCC members told you to call him.
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im not really worried about it anymore. ive been dealing with gilchrist in tacoma. they are closer to me anyhow. i just wanted to let him know where not to go.
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im not really worried about it anymore. ive been dealing with gilchrist in tacoma. they are closer to me anyhow. i just wanted to let him know where not to go.
yea but if they dont know whats going on in their own dealerships & which sales personal is screwing them up then they dont know how to fix it & who to fire.
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yea but if they dont know whats going on in their own dealerships & which sales personal is screwing them up then they dont know how to fix it & who to fire.
The dealership should call or survey all recent customers and ask for their opinion. Perhaps have them email the owner directly. Offer them a free oil change for completing the survey.

I had a painful Toyota experience and wont be buying from that Toyota dealership again either (service dept is reasonable though). I told a neighbor and they were surprised as they knew someone senior there. i.e. your mileage may vary.
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The dealership should call or survey all recent customers and ask for their opinion. Perhaps have them email the owner directly. Offer them a free oil change for completing the survey.

I had a painful Toyota experience and wont be buying from that Toyota dealership again either (service dept is reasonable though). I told a neighbor and they were surprised as they knew someone senior there. i.e. your mileage may vary.
I know the dealerships I have delt with do
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:10 PM   #19
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Well I finally bought a Camaro. I got it at Curt Warner Chevrolet in Vancouver. No BS and no run around. Stress free car purchase. I tried to buy local at Bud Clary Chevrolet but there was to much BS and stress.
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Well I finally bought a Camaro. I got it at Curt Warner Chevrolet in Vancouver. No BS and no run around. Stress free car purchase. I tried to buy local at Bud Clary Chevrolet but there was to much BS and stress.
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