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I don't know what the average is, but my deposit was $2k and I think that that is pretty typical. Early on they were $1k and there are probably still places that will take a $1k deposit. I've heard of deposits as high as $5-10k. I'm told that at my dealership the deposit jumps to $5k when you place your order.
I don't think that a bigger deposit will get you a car any sooner. I DO think that being willing to pay >MSRP would.

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tippmann said:
what is the average amount you have to put down for a deposit for the elise? And if you put down more money do you get it earlier?
Varies from $500 - $2500, most places I believe is $1000.
The $500 deposits where early on deposits, so those dealers are probably taking $1000 now.

As far as putting more money down, it won't help you get it earlier, since they will make the same amount. But paying over MSRP for the car will, say an extra $10k might do.
 
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