‘15 Ford Fiesta ST; '22 RAV4 Hybrid
The other Lia dealer on there is also an ADM dealer so not too shocking. Added them regardless.I'm looking for a GR86 and not a GR Corolla, but figured I'd register an account and contribute where I can to help update this thread since I've been using it to narrow my search.
Unfortunately, Lia Toyota of Colonie in NY is NOT doing MSRP. At least not on the GR 86, so I'd imagine not on a GR Corolla either. I called in today and was told cars had to be reserved in-person; responded that that wouldn't be an issue, I'd just want to know exact color combination / trim before making the 2 hour trip. Upon hearing that, the SA that I spoke with informed me that because I'm not "local" there would be a mark-up. No idea what counts as "local", and if they are truly giving MSRP for "locals" anyway, but suffice to say that most people can expect a markup unless perhaps you're in the Albany area.
For the ones where it’s an add on package if it’s under $1k I didn’t mark it as ADM. Yes it’s technically still that but plenty are willing to pay that increase over MSRP. If it was me I’d try to negotiate it down and have them include dealer fees in that and tell them to not install that bs. Anything that’s $2k+ in fees? Absolutely will mark it as ADM. I also try to add a note just how much the ADM is. The story of locals vs non locals for dealers is also very reoccurring. Makes it a bit tricky cause technically yes they’re sticker but it’s if you’re within that radius.Another update:
Greentree Toyota of Danbury in CT: Not actually an MSRP dealership in my opinion. Called them today and they'll sell you a car at MSRP, however you're forced to buy an additional "ceramic" package at $9XX (can't remember the exact figure, was something like $965 or $985). They couldn't tell me the name of the product / coating used, so it is almost certainly nothing more than a rather temporary and worthless generic spray-on coating of some sort, probably not even ceramic and I wouldn't be surprised if it were just a spray on nano-wax. For my consideration, that's basically a $1000 mark-up. It'd be different if it were PPF or well reputed ceramic product among detailers and paint protection shops, but the chances that you're going to find such things being offered at a Toyota dealership are about as good as finding a GR for 20% off MSRP in this market 😂
Bennet Toyota of Allentown in PA: Same case as above, not actually an MSRP dealership. An $895 "Bennett Protection Package" is a mandatory purchase on every vehicle. So is a $422 Process/Doc fee. For all PA residents, these two "bullshit fees" is all you will pay on top of MSRP + Destination. For all NJ and NY residents, there is an additional $2000 markup. For all residents from other states outside of PA, NJ, and NY, the markup is $5000.
Of course! Can't wait for the dealership model to become obsolete and be done away with. Until then... the struggle persists.
Awesome, thanks for the heads up. Going to give them a call again tomorrow and ask to speak with Evan this time. Will update back here if anything changes based on the SA.