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Like many of you, I'm pretty excited for the GR Corolla.

Back in February, I called my nearest Toyota dealer, and confirmed they sell all vehicles, including the yet to be announced GR Corolla, at MSRP. They advised I was the first to inquire about it, and they were not prepared to take any deposits until pricing was announced. I gave them all my information and was told they would be in touch.

Fast forward to August, and I reached out to see if they had any updates. I knew pricing still hadn't been announced, but perhaps they were taking deposits now. Turns out, they were taking deposits, as they had already taken 6, and I wasn't one of them. To add insult to injury, there was no apology. Even after leaving a negative Google review, where I was promised they would "try to make it right," and the sales team would reach out to me, I have yet to receive a phone call.

I currently drive a Mk7.5 Golf R, which is a pretty darn good vehicle, so this late in the game, I had reconciled that I wouldn't be getting a GR Corolla any time soon.

This morning, after some more videos released, I couldn't help but feel I REALLY wanted a GR Corolla. For kicks and giggles, I looked up all the Toyota dealers in my state (South Dakota). I ended up finding one that not only would agree to sell at MSRP, but hadn't actually had anyone call about it, much less put a deposit down. While the dealer still can't order one, I have now put a deposit down for a Core with all three packages. "Crisis" averted.
 

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Like many of you, I'm pretty excited for the GR Corolla.

Back in February, I called my nearest Toyota dealer, and confirmed they sell all vehicles, including the yet to be announced GR Corolla, at MSRP. They advised I was the first to inquire about it, and they were not prepared to take any deposits until pricing was announced. I gave them all my information and was told they would be in touch.

Fast forward to August, and I reached out to see if they had any updates. I knew pricing still hadn't been announced, but perhaps they were taking deposits now. Turns out, they were taking deposits, as they had already taken 6, and I wasn't one of them. To add insult to injury, there was no apology. Even after leaving a negative Google review, where I was promised they would "try to make it right," and the sales team would reach out to me, I have yet to receive a phone call.

I currently drive a Mk7.5 Golf R, which is a pretty darn good vehicle, so this late in the game, I had reconciled that I wouldn't be getting a GR Corolla any time soon.

This morning, after some more videos released, I couldn't help but feel I REALLY wanted a GR Corolla. For kicks and giggles, I looked up all the Toyota dealers in my state (South Dakota). I ended up finding one that not only would agree to sell at MSRP, but hadn't actually had anyone call about it, much less put a deposit down. While the dealer still can't order one, I have now put a deposit down for a Core with all three packages. "Crisis" averted.
WOW, this is the type of story I like to hear! Thanks for sharing!
 

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Congrats to you! It's awesome that you were able to get a reservation this close to the release date. I am looking to get together with other GRC owners in the ID/MT/WY/SD area once we get delivery and do a drive
 

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Like many of you, I'm pretty excited for the GR Corolla.

Back in February, I called my nearest Toyota dealer, and confirmed they sell all vehicles, including the yet to be announced GR Corolla, at MSRP. They advised I was the first to inquire about it, and they were not prepared to take any deposits until pricing was announced. I gave them all my information and was told they would be in touch.

Fast forward to August, and I reached out to see if they had any updates. I knew pricing still hadn't been announced, but perhaps they were taking deposits now. Turns out, they were taking deposits, as they had already taken 6, and I wasn't one of them. To add insult to injury, there was no apology. Even after leaving a negative Google review, where I was promised they would "try to make it right," and the sales team would reach out to me, I have yet to receive a phone call.

I currently drive a Mk7.5 Golf R, which is a pretty darn good vehicle, so this late in the game, I had reconciled that I wouldn't be getting a GR Corolla any time soon.

This morning, after some more videos released, I couldn't help but feel I REALLY wanted a GR Corolla. For kicks and giggles, I looked up all the Toyota dealers in my state (South Dakota). I ended up finding one that not only would agree to sell at MSRP, but hadn't actually had anyone call about it, much less put a deposit down. While the dealer still can't order one, I have now put a deposit down for a Core with all three packages. "Crisis" averted.
Awesome! I'm also in South Dakota. Once deliveries take place I'd be down for a meet up like was mentioned above.
 

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Awesome! I'm also in South Dakota. Once deliveries take place I'd be down for a meet up like was mentioned above.
Yeah, I'm near you in Spearfish. You must be one of the one's who got onto Cory's list at Denny Menholdt? Still frustrated about that. I'd imagine yours will come before mine. I got lucky with Watertown at Sharp Toyota, but I guarantee their volume is lower so it'll probably be awhile yet for me.
 
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