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#6: 03-03-2013, 11:07 AM
Title: Senior Monkey
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Car: 2012 2.5GT-L
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I guess it's different with a lease, but when I ordered my LGT, we negotiated for the price before I gave them a penny. (pricing hadn't been officially released yet, so we negotiated as a dollar value away from dealer cost) they hadn't cashed the check when I actually bought the car - they still had it (so it became part of what I paid on delivery) - I think the dealership holds it just in case you flake out and leave them hanging to cover the additional costs of holding the vehicle until they can sell it on their own. It also gives them the flexibility to return it to you if you have what they consider to be a reasonable explanation to backing out (e.g., lost your job, medical emergency, etc.)