My local dealer told me last week that the pre-order deadline was this past Friday (6/8/12). Is this true? They also wanted $5k down as a deposit, which also doesn't seem right to me after reading on here that most are asking between $500 and $1k. The dealer I was talking to is a small, local dealer named Beaman Ford in Dickson, TN. I assume I would be better off going to a larger dealer that carries more inventory. This will be the first car I have ever pre-ordered so I, like many others, am completely new to this.