That 'bonus fee' is what I would expect from Handy's. Something in the genes, I guess....I was at the St Albans Toyota dealer for a service visit on my 2021 RAV 4 Hybrid just today.
Been looking for a Highlander Hybrid, which wouldn't take a year
Think about talking to Della Toyota in Plattsburgh. I dealt with Jon Peacock. He was informed, helpful. And certainly struck me as honest. He never made claims that were wrong. He never assured me a vehicle would arrive shortly; he explained what he knew and what he had been experiencing. I dealt with them in May, and he said that Della wasn't going to charge extra because they didn't want to treat customers like that. After a couple of talks, we drew up a desired car, along with some alternatives, and I put $1000 down as a fully refundable deposit.
I think that they even had a new hybrid Highlander out front three or so months ago. Or maybe it was gas. Either way, I'm sure it's long gone. They are a smaller dealer, but that also means fewer customers clamoring in their face. And to be real, this side of the lake is much more Chevy and Nissan country. Ferry, or the loop through Rouses Point or Crown Point is a nice ride, especially if you only need to do it twice.