Here is my story so far.
I want the Cross Hybrid. I went to a Toyota dealership and placed a $500 deposit down as she said about two other people did this already. We looked at the 3 models online and she asked me the color I liked and what add-ons. and she mentioned it is unlikely her dealership will even get the base S model. She said they won’t order my specific car to meet exactly what I want, and if I don’t like the car whenever one comes,I can have my deposit back.
So it sounds as if they are just going to order what they figure the public will want. She quoted my trade-in car at $17000 but will need to requote it when I go to purchase and she gave me their finance payment application and sample payment for the balance, which was going to be over $16,000.
As far as the time frame, I was told she has no idea.
Is this the only way to get the hybrid. I mean, would another dealership let me choose exactly how I want it built and the order it for me? I have an idea of what I’m looking for, the SE or the XSE in wind chill pearl or sonic grey. I can’t see why she couldn’t just take my order as I want to buy it and then have it made that way.
I have never tried to get a car before it was allotted so any advice would be appreciated.