Reserved my Highlander Hybrid at Beaman Toyota in Nashville, TN. Small deposit, fully refundable- even if we "just change our minds." Gave them a laundry list of preferred options, with the understanding that the option packages aren't clearly defined yet and will differ slightly from standard Highlanders.

The dealer is committed to never charging over MSRP, even if demand is high, they just ask for patience so that everyone gets the car that best suits their preferences in a timely manner. Hopefully will avoid some of the "bidding wars" that are rumored to have plagued early Escape buyers.

Their online sales representative's name is John Schmitz. I've been very pleased with his honesty and service... so far. Fingers crossed it all turns out alright.