So, after an accident I am looking to replace my 2010 Tacoma with a new one identical to it. I know roughly what I should be prepared to pay, based on what I paid last November, and edmunds.com. I know exactly what I want and do not want in my truck. Simple enough, it would seem.
I am just getting started on the "looking for my next truck" process, I just got word two days ago that my previous truck was officially totaled, and the amount of money I can expect from that.
So far I have emailed a local dealer that I bought the previous truck from inquiring about the availability of what I want, do they have one, can they get one, etc. and got no response. Found another dealer not too far away that had my exact truck listed on their website, I contacted them, it was gone, they can't find anymore like that one. That is what they told me. Located two dealers on autotrader that had what sounded exactly like what I am looking for listed on their websites, so I send them messages inquiring "are these trucks still available, if not, can you get me one", usual stuff. I have told these people exactly what I want and that all I want from them is "do they have or can they get" what I want, and I was clear that I do not want to negotiate, I want their absolute best and final offer, and that I will regard all quotes as such. One guy emails back a quote that is $1000 too high. Other guy calls me by phone after I specifically indicated that I want to do this with email, please do not call. I do not want to talk to anyone about "options I may want" or anything else, as all that has already been communicated.
To the chase, can any of you knowledgable experienced buyers direct me to a dealer or two (or more!) who will just do what I want, i.e., tell me if they have the truck I want, if not can they get me one, and what is their absolute, 1-shot, final best price for the truck? In other words, I am looking for dealer recommendations for a quick, easy, painless as possible, good price transaction so I can get back into my truck asap without a minimum of bs.
I am located in southeast Ohio, so Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky locations would be best, but I will go much farther if necessary. I could weed these places out one by one, but I really want my replacement truck, quickly, with no bs or hassle, and I was wondering if any of you could help me out with a dealer name, and maybe an actual contact person, who just wants a quick, simple deal, at a fair price, like I do.
Much thanks in advance for any help. I hope this is a suitable forum for this question, I looked at a couple of the regional forums and thought my question would get better exposure here.
One last note, if there is a better procedure to buy a new truck than what I am trying to do, I will welcome all advice as to how to proceed. Thanks again.