Time or money??? You will save thousands of dollars and as far as time...unless you work 6 or 7 days a week. Arrange everything over the phone. Fly up early Saturday morning and drive home. Unless you live on a coast or extreme Southwest or SouthEast you will be home for supper Sunday evening. One night in a hotel to break up the drive. You may spend 2 to 4 hundred plus fuel cost to save literally thousands of dollars. Unless you have a trade in to deal with I can see no downside to going to Laura. Unless you just do not like driving...then I guess I can understand.
There are those of us who also do not find a truck configured to what we need or want . . . and would end up spending $2K to $4K or more to get something close. Not to mention exterior/interior colors, which, I could forgo, but still have to buy a long bed, 4WD, an SLT or All Terrain, etc.
For instance, I just checked Laura this morning as I have done for several weeks now. Nothing close in a Canyon configuration similar to a 2WD Colorado LT CCSB, V6, Cyber Gray Metallic, Convenience Pkg, Luxury Pkg & Tow Pkg which I can get for $32K or a bit less. I would have to ante up to a higher trim level Canyon to get what is with those packages in the Colorado I just outlined.
Everything they have is either long bed, a base model, or something in 4WD that still would cost me +$34K to +$36K . . in other words, at least $2K more than what I need/want. They have 3 or 4 bare bone base models in 2WD CCSB for about $26K and then it goes right up to $36K, and then on up to 4WD and/or diesels for $38K.
In other words. . nothing in 2WD with CCSB, V6, power/heated Dvr/Psngr seats + the other goodies that comes with those Colorado Convenience and Luxury packages.
Which is why it would be nice for the "General" to offer just a little Auto Show rebate . . . and I would smile a bit more.
So, yes, Laura has some great prices if you want what they have and seem to repeatedly order for their stock. Yup, about 96 Canyons there right now and, for me, either buy a long bed(nope), a base model (nope) or 4WD and a higher trim level $$$$.