The difference is that the EOP rules stated that the deposit should be refundable for the First 1000's. For regular allocation cars, many dealers have a standard non-refundable deposit clause in their sales contracts. At my dealer, the non-refundable clause was embedded somewhere in all the pre-printed small print on the sales contract form. I had to specifically request that my dealer add the wording "deposit is refundable" to my sales contract.brentil said:You can back out from any car purchase. EOP or normal allocation, you don't have to buy it.