I dunno man, plenty of “experts” on here say otherwise. And believe me, they know. LolRemember guys, Fall officially starts Sept. 22nd so until Honda makes an official statement that the Type-R will be delayed, everything remains on track for now. Honda would be dumb not to prioritize FL5 production for the US. We are the Type-Rs' largest market after all.
Its 2-3 weeks from Japan to the west coast. Tack on 3 weeks to dealer (on the outside) and you have a month and a half.Car arrivals and shipping has been horrendous. Regular Civic Hatchbacks, coming out of Canada have recently been taking 6-7 weeks in most cases. Cars coming from Japan have traditionally taken 2 months to get to Boston. Imagine what it’ll be now? 10 weeks? 12 weeks? Usually once there is a VIN, the next update has been about a month later showing it’s in the USA. Then coming on rail all the way across the USA. This has been the case since I have worked for Honda. The Honda HR-V (and Fit when they were built) take around 8 weeks when coming from Mexico.
So, then…for the last damn time, if it’s going to be March before we see these cars in the US, make a freaking announcement Honda. This week would be the perfect time to do it, during the Detroit Auto Show…That was when things were going smoothly, things haven't been consistently smooth with Honda in months
Trust me, I relay people's frustration to Honda Corporate every chance I get but my contacts really have zero impact on Honda's logistics. All they can do is pass the message on.So, then…for the last damn time, if it’s going to be March before we see these cars in the US, make a freaking announcement Honda. This week would be the perfect time to do it, during the Detroit Auto Show…