I just got a new MT Insight, but there are two holes drilled into the front bumper. I had the car delivered from a dealer in Texas (a state that requires front license plates) to Jacksonville, Florida, and the dealer told me that this was done at the factory. But my old Insight never had such holes drilled into it, and they look too sloppy to have been done at the factory. Does the factory really do this to their cars?
I believe that they don't have holes to start with, in case your state doesn't require front plates. When you (or the salesman) puts on the plastic plate holder, the self-tapping screws dig the holes in the bumper.