Does anyone know how the Honda Hybrid finds its way into the dealer showroom? Last week I placed a deposit on a 2008 HCH, but was told it would take 2-3-4 months - or more to get it. This Mid-Michigan dealer did everything in his power to discourage my purchase of the vehicle.

Prior to my decision on the HCH, I'd checked into the Prius and was met with pretty much the same story. One dealer reported that he had a waiting list of 45 people.

Are smaller dealers, or those in different parts of the country being left out of the loop or what? I had to give a couple of color choices since they aren't sure what will arrive.

This is such a weird way to do business.

I'd appreciate any insight on the purchase process.