What a great post! I too have lots of experience w/purchasing vehicles and you and I think alot alike! My only additions to your great post are these:
USE THE INTERNET!!!! GM and Ford (maybe Dodge) have great vehicle search features on their websites. If your looking for a specific color, feature, etc., you can save alot of time by finding out which dealers have the vehicle you're looking for.
USE THE PHONE!!! Dealers want you to come in so they can pressure you. I find out my price via the methods whaler22 described, find out which dealers close by have the models I'm looking for and then let my fingers do the walking. You wouldn't believe the pricing descrepancies you will get for the same exact vehicle!
Good luck to everyone in their search!!
Last edited by Dozer_Fan; 02-06-2008 at 06:37 PM.