Well, I'm not mentioming any names here because this may all get resolved, but...
So, I had an agreed upon purchase price, had an agreed upon financing price, they have a deposit, all was well (only one minor hiccup till this point. The simply forgot tp include an extra I wanted, but the discounted it a little because of the oversight)...until I received more info regarding the financing.
The price per month increased by a tad over $100/mth ($7200 over the term). So I went onto Toyota Canada's website, priced out my truck, added all the add ons, and bam! there's the price it should be and the finance amount it should be.
The response I received when I showed them all this info is that they added on finance insurance (which I dont need and isn't mandatory), dealer fees (which arent mandatory and, according to law, had to be included in the 'all in' price quoted), and likely some other silliness like VIN etching (which isn't proven to do anything).
I'm fully expecting for this to all be resolved (they seem like a good dealer) but this just leaves a bad taste in my mouth...the entire "surprise, we added a bunch onto the price behind your back!"
I didn't really haggle on price. They get a minimum amount built into the price (about $500) when they buy the truck from Toyota, they get a few hundred for the financing, they get $600 for the ECP warranty, they get a bit on the accessories, then they make over $1500 in mark up on the truck because I didnt haggle, and they wont have to pay interest on the truck because its paid for as soon as it hits the lot. Don't stick me with hidden fees!!! I want them to make money, I want them to be around for my next Toyota purchase, you know. But come on.
I really hope this works out good, I'm sure I will love this truck, but I've owned an Xterra in the past, as well as a pathfinder and a maxima, and have had amazing success with the Nissan brand. But I really wanted to join the Tacoma cult...I even sipped the kool-aid a little and liked it a lot. And, no 6 speed in the new Frontiers