I put down $1000 when I ordered. The form states that a deposit must be made, iirc. But this is a form to actually get the order scheduled. If you just want to know if a color is available, maybe that's a different route. When my dealer and I "asked," the answer was a production number. It actually caught me by surprise, and I had to ask for a new date. My car was done a month before I picked it up.