... Anyone have a smooth experience ordering from dealers in the area?
ddx is right on the mark. A dealer simply can't come up w/ a final price when he doesn't know MSRP.
Given supply vs demand ... just resign yourself to paying MSRP as a starting point.
Assuming that ... you CAN negotiate in good faith as far as what you'll pay in-addition
to MSRP. (as many of the "extras" are simply a percentage of MSRP)
These fees are ALL
negotiable (despite any claims to the contrary) - and can quickly run into the thousands of dollars.
My own pet peeve is collecting "taxes" far in excess of what the state and local jurisdictions actually collect from the dealership.
Work it ALL out in advance so as to not have any "surprises" when you take possession.