Originally Posted by rantarM3
I got the same runaround from local dealers. After some diligence, I secured an allocation for an October build. Hunt around and you may be able to find something; it's getting harder, though.
I think it helps if they know you're a serious buyer. They don't want to go to all the trouble of getting an allocation only to have you walk away. I'd bought a car from my CA before, and it was clear that I was serious and ready to buy. He also knew that he wasn't going to be able to convince me to buy some other car they had on the lot. Not sure if it matters if you're planning to lease vs. buy.
It only took him 5 minutes to pull up all remaining allocations in the US. So it's not like figuring out if there are any left is a huge burden.