My wife Shelby and I have been shopping for a Telluride for six months or so. We noticed in our area Tellurides went from being very rare to everywhere you look in just a short time. We still like the Telluride but we never ordered one so the wait was just too long for my wife. We tested out a Carnival and my wife loved it so we committed to buying one over the phone from Billings, Montana, 550 miles away (we live in Utah - mini van country so there were no Carnivals available and everything coming in to the dealerships was claimed). We flew out the next morning, spent an hour at the dealership, and drove it home all in the same day.
I prefer going out of state to buy vehicles anyway, we just wish we had more time for site seeing. It seems to be easier to find dealerships without mark-ups as soon as you get out of Utah. So the drive home was through Bozeman, around Yellowstone, and past Island Park, just a nice scenic drive.
The dealership had 3 vans in Astra Blue with Tuscan Umber, all SX Prestige trim which my wife liked the best anyway so that worked out. We had the dealership remove any excess fees or add-ons which weren't on the sticker which included a paint protector and interior upholstery protector and darker tint (the windows already have a good tint). The dealership was awesome, genuine, and super easy to work with. So we paid MSRP and a doc fee which left us with a nice clean contract.
On the drive home the dealership called to ask if we had recommended them to another Utahn because they just had another phone sale from Utah, their 3rd in a week.
Glad to see there is a community forming here and I'm happy to answer any questions.