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I'm working with a dealer in Wichita, KS to purchase a truck. The truck he has has most of the options I want, a fully loaded cre cab Z71 LTZ 4x4. With The factory not building trucks wit the power sliding window, it been real hard to find a silverado with a sunroof, an rear slider.

 

He's quoted me a real good price 44571 on the truck which stickers at 52225. Since it has the slider I'm wondering if this truck has been on their lot awhile. My dilemma is I'm worried about traveling out there (8hour drive from Colorado Springs) and having the dealer pull a bait and switch only to come away empty handed and be out my travel costs (rental car, gas and an overnight stay). Also if for whatever reason the truck turns out to be a problem right off the bat, my local dealer might not be so accommodating. I did buy a trailblazer online back in 2005 when I was coming back from a 5 year stay in England, and my process with that went smooth, but for some reason, I'm worried my luck this time may run out. For whatever reason my local dealer won't attempt to do an out of state trade. Interested in hearing your experiences with this or thoughts.

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Your local dealer should provide you good service in an effort to win your future business (assuming they're a quality dealership, anyway). They will also make just as much money from GM on warranty work, regardless whether you bought the truck there.

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I fully agree with the comments in this thread. There is absolutely no issues with buying a car from one dealer and having it serviced at another. I have done it numerous times. As a matter of fact, I am going to do it with my new Denali. As I have mentioned on here in other threads, I purchased it at the GMC dealer, but I have no rapport with the service department there. However, next door, at the Chevy dealer, I have a great rapport and have free access to roam the service shop when my vehicle is in for service or repair. I never leave myvehicle slone at a dealer. In most cases, I hang out with the technicians. I have had 4 cars damaged while being serviced, one actually had to be replaced, so I never leave mine alone anymore and that has continued for almost 15 years now. My Denali will be serviced at the Chevy dealer, because the GMC dealer treats their service department like it was the Federal Reserve and they act like they would shoot you if you walked through the door.

 

I have also bought a couple cars long distance over the phone, You can usually tell if they are sincere and if you need to worry about a "bait and switch" type situation. If I taked to the sales manager on the phone and he tells me he''s holding the truck for me, I would go after it in a microsecond!

 

One last example, I once ordered a new Corvette from a dealer in Florida (I live in Alabama) and then when it was built, I took delivery of it at the Nationa Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. There are several guys on this forum who know all about that procedure.

 

I do not understand why your dealer is anti-dealer trade. I used to drive for a dealer who made 75% of his deals through dealer trades. I have bought new cars in the past through dealer trades. My previous two Silverados were dealer trades. My advice, if you like that vehicle, fell like the dealer is reputable, go get it. I would talk to the sales manager first however, and get his/her commitment to the deal personally. Sometimes one salesman might promise you the vehicle and then another saleman will sell it out from under your salesman. Make sure the sale manager is involved and you should be good to go! Good luck with the deal.

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I had no problems, I bought a Corvette in Georgia and had service work done in South Carolina, I have also bought a vehicle at a dealer fifty miles from home and had work done locally.

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Thanks guys, as I have said, I've bought a car online in another state and had no issues. Just with these Silverados being so new, I can see the dealer knowing my predicament and doing a bait and switch knowing I drove 8 hours to look at it and buy it.

 

Local dealer won't do an out of state trade because he says it will cost too much money on his end trucking a truck down ad bringing that one back.

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Only issues I see *might* be rolling local sales tax into the loan if you intend to do that (NH has no sales tax so it's never something I've dealt with) along with getting it plated since you can't get a temporary tag if you're a non-resident usually. I think MI allows 3-5 days of not having a plate to get it registered but if I say went to Indiana to buy that might raise an eyebrow of Indiana law enforcement. In a perfect world I'd be back in NH by the time I got a new truck but I don't know if that'll be the case and since I can't get a truck off Amazon I'll actually have to pay sales tax. :lol:

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Local dealer won't do an out of state trade because he says it will cost too much money on his end trucking a truck down ad bringing that one back.

 

My dad put me in charge of getting a new vehicle for my younger brother years ago. The local dealer didn't have what he wanted but a dealer in a neighboring state did. He swapped a vehicle with the out-of-state dealer. We drove the one that was exchanged there & brought the new one back.

 

Maybe your dealer will let you do the driving & save him the expense. Everyone wins.

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My dad put me in charge of getting a new vehicle for my younger brother years ago. The local dealer didn't have what he wanted but a dealer in a neighboring state did. He swapped a vehicle with the out-of-state dealer. We drove the one that was exchanged there & brought the new one back.

 

Maybe your dealer will let you do the driving & save him the expense. Everyone wins.

Hmmmm, there's an idea.

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