It has been a long time, many years, since I purchased a car in person, the last few were via e-mail.
Same here. I decided which car I wanted, and determined exactly how much I wanted to pay, out the door. I emailed a number of dealers and explained that this was my price, and if they were willing to deal they should fax me a quote for my amount, with the key text "out the door". After doing this about six times, I got a quote from a dealer, drove down, and had the car a half hour later. They weren't real happy when they found out I already had the financing in place, but a quote is a quote. :-D