I am waiting until I can drive it- but if there were some kind of shortage, I would do it. I don't see why a deposit is a big deal. It's fully refundable, and with interest rates being so low, if I lose 2% on 5K for 6 months, that's $50.We all are going to have to wait at least till the dealers are truly ready to price the car. I have heard of people paying 5K deposit just to get on the pre-order list. And this is buying sight unseen. They have very little information on the cars. Other than what we all have found.