I'm not sure if I'm suppose to post this but here goes. I just received this email from the Lexus of Carlsbad dealership on the CT200h availability status. Hope it helps for anyone that's interested in getting a CT200h in Southern California.
I am sending you this email because you expressed interest in a Lexus CT 200h and I wanted to give you an update on availability.
During the month of July there are 540 CT's scheduled to arrive at
the Long Beach port which serves about 70 Lexus dealers. Some
dealers will receive just a few and others could see a good number.
As most dealers have waiting lists, there should be some open inventory
going into the end of summer, so how do you get one?
The best way to secure a car is to give me a deposit as most cars will be
sold before they get here, that way you have a better chance of getting the
combination you prefer.
Also, I have heard reports from many people about dealers marking up the list
price and adding expensive dealer options, with a deposit with me you eliminate that from happening.
Feel free to call or email me with a credit card deposit and your preferences.
The deposit is refundable of course, but remember orders are filled first.