Thrilled with my 2018 DCLB Tacoma
October 30, 2018
I walked on to the Spokane Valley Autonation lot as an intended practice run for the dealership through which I thought I’d end up buying my truck. I wouldn’t have guessed the experience I’d have would bring me back a week later.
Drew Charnos met my parents and I within minutes and I couldn’t have been luckier.
I’d done hours of research on my Tacoma, had never been to a dealership before and came in guns a blazin’, assuming the worst of salesmen so I was feisty to say the least! Drew and his team were so polite and so professional. I felt very comfortable negotiating and discussing things openly with them.
Drew spent over 4hrs with us that first day and we had so much fun! I did end up visiting the competing dealership one state over, and although they were very friendly, it was an easy choice for me. I can’t say enough good things about Drew Charnos, Ron Lollis, Corey Moore, and Vincent White.
Drew is so incredibly knowledgeable, not only with my Tacoma but with cars in general. I’d trust him with any car, any question, any time, hands down. I trust him as much as my dad, and that’s saying something! The fact that the two of them seemed like long time friends was also significant for me.
Not only was Drew able to meet my price points but he was able to find me a truck in my exact specifications, exact internal/external packages, in the color I wanted. The Tacoma double-cab, long-bed are not as common and quite hard to find. Several of my friends had to give up and get the short-bed because they couldn’t find a LB. Drew worked hard to find me my truck!
The car and price points I was familiar with but the financing portion I was drastically underprepared. Corey Moore is a finance guru and I honestly felt 100% comfortable with what he was telling me and what I was walking away with. He jumped through hoops to give me the absolute best package at an affordable rate.
I feel like I learned a lot about financing in general with him. He even gave me some rad tips and tricks for modifications after market!
Overall, I now know that negotiating price with dealers isn’t as fuzzy as I’d once thought. The price and value of vehicles is easy to find if you do the research, and everything is out in the open if you look for it. That being said, in all honesty, I probably could've gotten the price I wanted from any dealership. But my take away is this: I not only bought my dream truck, but can honestly say that I made a friend for life. Or more accurately, my family made a friend for life. Getting my truck serviced is going to be a blast!
(Ps: Vince, thanks for making my truck sparkle!! We had so much fun hanging out and chatting with you!)