Called the dealer on the phone:
LONG STORY: Called the Buick/GMC dealer on the phone back when the Acadia was to be released, I wanted pricing info, the website didn't have "build your own" set up yet. Kept the salesperson's name who I spoke with, on file. Then called him again to come in to test drive the Acadia, wife was able to purchase a raffle ticket thru her work, to win an Acadia. So we test drove one at that time we entered. (Didn't win). He suggested also taking a brochure on the Enclave, I declined, since I thought the Enclave must be MUCH higher priced than the Acadia. Told the salesperson we would let him know when we were actually ready to purchase, that it would be "down the road a bit". (I'm sure he was thinking "yeah, right") Then, after researshcing the Enclave on the website, I found out it was packaged better then the Acadia, more standard features, for which when built into the Acadia, made it more than the Enclave. Talked again to the salesperson to get pricing on the Enclave nailed down, and told him we would possibly wait for an 09 order (this was early 2008). THEN, fast forward: finally we ordered our Enclave, hoping it would come in before the end of the year, so we could use the "supplier for friends" program. (ordered on June 12th) Our Enclave was able to be built on July 28th. Just so happens that there was a program that allowed a GM employee to give a certificate to ONE friend (someone my wife worked for, their husband was the employee), but that promotion was over on the 31st of July, but guess what?....our salesperson called that morning and said our Enclave was to be delivered that day. What's the luck of that? So, we got it! Then, now they offer the GM Employee to everyone, AND allow GM credit card points, which is a little better deal than what we got, but that's the timing in it. If our Enclave had come in just a little later, we wouldn't have gotten the GM Employee discount, it would have been in between the promotions, so I still think we got lucky.
How many people would stay with the same salesperson for that long? Not many. He was patient, and never pushed us to buy before we were ready, and I felt we owed him to keep going thru him, since he first answered the phone, and gave me information way back when, before the Acadia even came out in full production. Kevin Rule is his name, from Buege Buick/Pontiac/GMC in Lansing MI.