Originally Posted by willamite
I purchased my XV last Friday and had the a few add-ons (sports grille, upgraded speakers on tweeters) on my dark grey limited installed in time for a 4pm pickup the next day. I had a really pleasant experience at my local dealership here in Dallas. What also helped me was going through the Costco Auto Program. The participating dealerships already have prearranged pricing and are held to a "no nonsense" standard when it comes to customer service. I was able to get $500 off MSRP through this program. The dealership was notified through the Costco website which vehicle I was interested in. I had already done my homework and knew the XV was for me. I was called within the hour asking when I wanted to come by for a test drive and was also sent the sticker price along with the Costco discount invoice via email. I was also able to save 15% on the add-ons.
I know most of the members here already have their XVs but for the members who haven't yet gotten their XVs, I HIGHLY recommend going the Costco route.
First off, welcome! For more exposure, we highly encourage that you post your own, new thread in Newbie Intros, even if it's everything you just said here.
As for the Costco program, I was interested in trying it when I bought my XV, but ended up getting the deal I wanted regardless so I didn't even bother. That said, I did read a lot of mixed reviews on the program; some people raving about it (like you) and some people saying it was a terrible experience. What I could gather is that it varied a lot between dealerships.