Seems to me there should have been better communication to you (the customer) in regard to such a looong wait.
If your dealership won't get the Honda factory sales rep to call you with a thorough explination then I'd dump them as soon as I could find another available Insight regionally.
But beware. Some salesmen/dealerships have been known to make "promises" they can't keep :shock: (but I hope your not surprised
) You may call or get an email from salesman X saying; Ya we've got one allocated and in transport, but I'll need some money up front if you want it. It's the old get a "hook" on a customer technique. Yes, you can get your money back, but their counting on you not wanting to go to the trouble and waiting. Any "game / way" to make a sale... :sigh:.
Your dealership may also be "playing" the allocation game. There are often "incentives" for dealerships to sell from within their regional allocation vs. going over that line (which may only be a couple hours away). So if you find one within a reasonable drive you may be able to easily "leverage" them to do a dealer transfer at their cost vs. loose the sale.
But back to the source, IMO it would be best to contact the Honda regional sales rep and get the low-down from him in regard to availability. The Insight is definitely only manufactured in production "runs". Why the west cost is so far ahead of your region in availibility is unclear.
And would be helpful information for the group to know( hint, nudge, post the answer:?: