I’m not sure how I would phrase this for an internet search, so I turn to you.
Background: I want to buy a new car with a very specific set options, accessories and color combination. I’m not asking for a car “customization”, but selecting only certain items from the listed manufacturers options. It is for a particular make of vehicle that is not as popular in this area as it is in other parts of the country. (It is a Subaru FWIW. There are few Subbie dealers in the central plains states). It is likely that the car I want, with the options I want, will not be in dealer inventory. At least not locally.
Therefore, it seems likely that the dealer will need to order the vehicle for me.
Now to the question: When do I hand the dealer over the check? Is that when they order the vehicle for me or when they deliver the vehicle to me?
Also, I’ve already been online shopping/pricing at Edmunds and KBB, so I have a good idea of what I am willing to pay. But since the vehicle I want will not be subject to dealer inventory taxes or whatever that is if they leave it on the showroom floor for xx days, can I wiggle my offer price down even lower? That is, I understand that dealers need to pay taxes on inventory held for xx days and this should help them avoid that. Though I could clearly be wrong about all that.