First, thanks to Swedespeed and especially Yanis for consistent and excellent information on this message board. I have been following the XC90 for months, and placed a deposit in October (unfortunately before the well written suggestions on how to place an order came out).<p>My dealer in Houston has decided to take maximum advantage of the shortage of Volvo XC90s by gouging its customers. For pre-ordered vehicles, like the one I am scheduled to receive in early March, they are charging $2,500 over MSRP plus they are "requiring" customers to purchase extras including sealant package, window tinting, etching and cargo net for around $2,100. When customers like me come in and reject the pricing adjustments and add-on's then they have really won. The dealer called me in last weekend to offer me one of these rejected vehicles. The cost only $8,000 above MSRP.<p>Last week I explicitly notified this dealer that I would not pay much above MSRP or pay for options that I did not order. The dealer business manager craftily suggested that I wait until my order came in because they might be able to decrease some of the cost above MSRP. Of course, their ploy is clear. They will gauge their ability to continue gouging their customers. If they are still able to get above MSRP from other customers, then they will not offer me a lower price and I will cancel my order. This will be exactly what they were hoping for as they will unload the car on some desperate sap and make more money.<p>From a couple of phone calls it is clear to me that other dealers in Houston do not have this customer-hating approach to business. Any recommendations for dealing with a dealer like this? It seems like my best approach is to cancel and move on to another dealer or another SUV.