Originally Posted by Tremolo
Almost every sentence in this post is wrong.
First of all, if you cancel an order, you do not lose your deposit. As a matter of fact, I didn't even have to put a deposit down to order the car. I did not pay close to MSRP. My dealer immediately agreed to Invoice + $500. I eventually got it for invoice price + $0. And an ordered vehicle does not come out of their showroom allotments. Seriously. Where did you get your info?
The only side note is that sometime dealers will tell you that your car is "factory ordered" when in fact they just looked at their already inbound shipments and found a match. Then it does come out of their "allotment".... but who cares? That shouldn't affect your price at all