Edmunds usually breaks out the base price and destination charge as separate line items in both the invoice and MSRP columns.kubel wrote: Also, remember that factory invoice price INCLUDES destination, so if they advertise $1000 less than invoice and then charge you destination on top of that, they are double dipping.
We should also question what is being charged for doc fees, and what options the dealer has equipped the car with. Places like Fontana load their LEAFs down with every imaginable dealer option, which helps them with their $x-thousands-below-MSRP offer. They also won't ship the car unless it's paid in cash.
As for doc fees, that can vary a lot. See http://www.edmunds.com/car-buying/what- ... u-pay.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. Yes, one needs to compare dealer options or forced standard options/accessories (e.g. when I got my 06 Prius, it was hard to get them w/o Toyota's (not free) floor mats).