That's nuts. I've got a SportCross on order with a $500 refundable deposit. Since the manual should sell much easier than the SportCross (in case you decide you don't want it), there's no excuse for them not to offer the same kind of deal for a manual pre-order.
Originally posted by ckolsen:
Anyone tried this yet? The local dealer wants a $2500 non-refundable deposit (for special order), which they'll get when hell freezes over. I'm curious how much discount you can get.