OK, I bought my insight on the Fourth of October, took delivery on the 11th of OCtober, Shortly thereafter discovered pieces were missing, had been replaced and did not match.
I contacted *everybody* associated with the sale of this car and raised hell. The dealership had been caught in a lie (not according to them) and I was one very loud mouthed un-happy customer.
The dealership, at the urging of Honda, offered to buy the car back form me, or they would consider any solutions I presented.
I suggested a 10% refund of the purchase price.
CEL comes on - 900 dollar ECU covered by warranty must be replaced
Dealership neglects to contact me.
CEL comes on - local dealer suspects bad Cats, or improper ECU - no action taken at this time.
Recognizing the downward spiral of this car, I contact the dealer and accept their original offer to buy-back my car.
The car was delivered to HOWDY HONDA of AUSTIN TEXAS today.
Look out for a 2001 Monte Carlo Blue Insight, JHMZE13721T000555. It has been wrecked and repaired.
The car was originally purchased by April M Hernandez @ Howdy Honda in Austin, TX. The car was wrecked and totaled in San Antonio. The car was repaired at GUNN Honda in San Antonio - CASH WAS PAID FOR ALL REPAIRS = CLEAN CARFAX. The car was traded in to Howdy Honda in Austin Texas. I bought the car. I sold the car back.
Be careful to take this into account should you ever come across this car.
It has a clean carfax - it took some serious effort to uncover all of the B.S. that surrounded this car. I am glad to be rid of it, but I wish I still had an Insight...