I, too, tried Zag through USAA. Great for pricing, but lots of tricks. As you point out, some dealers do not honor the prices (although in some states, like Connecticut, that is likely illegal, where dealers are required to honor advertised prices).
Originally Posted by Garison
In my case (about a year ago), I wanted an in-stock 2011 Volt (GM hadn't released them in my state). Zag/USAA gave me a list of 3 dealers, 1 with a price quoted. They don't give you the name of the dealer, but given the distance, it was pretty clear it was out of state (and therefore could have some in stock). So I clicked "OK" or whatever for that dealer. I get a call, and get someone claiming not to be a salesperson, but with a slick bait-and-switch sales tactic. She never says that they do not have and cannot get from GM the car I got the quote for (it turns out they are in another state that didn't get the 2011s), but instead tries to get me to come in to order one.
So Zag gave me a quote on a car from a dealer that did not have it, and could not get it. And that dealer (perhaps not intentionally) tried getting me to buy a more expensive car that I did not want, and they did not even have in stock.
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