Did the fly and buy thing, flew out of Denver on Frontier for $45, had about $350 in hotel, food and fuel expenses, paid 36.5K out the door for my '17 Canyon SLT long box diesel 4WD with Bose/Nav at Laura GMC with a 30 day IL temp tag in the window. Paid 2.7K for tax, title and license once back in Colorado. It was a fun road trip and the truck got a good break in during the 840 mile cannonball run back home. Phil with Laura picked me and 3 other "fly and buyers" up and drove us to the dealer, which is 30 minutes away from the St. Louis airport. I find that people are either really intrigued or, quite often, they are irritated when I tell my fly and buy story, so I kind of stopped telling it in the "real world".
Saved almost 9K vs. what the local dealers here in Denver would do, with a net savings, after expenses, of about 8.3K. The big advantage Laura has is their huge inventory. I wanted a 4WD SLT long box diesel in Bronze Alloy with cocoa/dune interior, and no local dealers had one. With around 130 Canyons on it's lot, (generally over 50 of them diesels) Laura literally has as much inventory as my local area dealers combined.
Ordering a truck, even with Laura, is more expensive than buying off the lot. I had a price watch on at the Laura site for several months, waited and a deal popped up on the exact config and color truck I wanted - just what I would have ordered for myself. The downside of all this is you have to put a 2K non refundable deposit on your truck and be flexible, nimble and ready to go, and of course be willing to drive what may a a pretty long distance in your new truck to get home. I had no trade in and bought(vs. leasing) the truck, so I was the perfect Laura customer. I also really enjoyed driving cross country in, and getting to know my new truck.
GM seems to be able to sell the twins pretty readily vs, their capacity to build them, the twins do not have big discounts like full size trucks. I have never even seen a TV ad for them.
'17 Canyon SLT CCLB 4X4 Diesel, Bronze Alloy, Cocoa/Dune interior. Line-x.
Last edited by Duken4evr; 04-17-2017 at 09:00 PM.