I e-mailed 2 dealers about Camaros I was interested in. Both e-mailed me back; one wanted me to come in for a test drive that night, the other wanted me to call to discuss after I already said in my opening e-mail that e-mail is my preferred method of contact.

I e-mailed both back and explained that I live relatively far away (an hour to one, an hour and a half to another) and that I’d like to discuss the price of the car before I spent a lot of time driving there. So I asked for a breakdown of the price - How they arrived at their internet price, what rebates and incentives were applied, if any, and what the qualification criteria were, and any other freight or processing charges I should expect.

I’ve gotten crickets.