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At this point, you can not negotiate anything.
You have made a legally binding aggrement with dealer
to buy the car at the agreed price. You must take
delivery of car, unless it arrives with a major,
unrepairable defect. Even then, the dealer can order
another one, and you are obligated to buy it.

If its really a high demand car, the dealer will just
tell you to take a hike, and sell it to someone else.
If its not really high demand, you bought it.

This is one reason why I never order cars. I always buy off the lot. If I don't like the way car runs on test drive, I can just pick out another one. It's cheaper to buy off the lot also. Dealers want to move inventory on the lot, and will offer better price.

Also, If you order a car, you should be sure that contract includes a delivery deadline. If there is no deadline, you could wait for months before car arrives, and you have no recourse.

Price of high demand cars is rarely negotiable. Consider yourself lucky if price is not too much higher than MSRP.
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