As some of you know, I have decided to ditch my old Honda Accord for a NEW 2013 Honda.
When I went to the dealership to buy a new vehicle, I was presented with lots of information.
Not only should you use Honda products in conjunction with it, but the car will shut down if I use any motor oil or brake fluid other than Honda motor oil or brake fluid. Windshield washer fluid from another manufacturer is acceptable under certain circumstances, and as long as the other company has filed papers with Honda and been granted special status. I can buy cheaper coolant from other manufacturers, as long as I pay Honda a fee.
If I get maintenance from any facility other than a Honda facility, any future repairs on the vehicle will become inconsequential. If I ever decide to whip out my toolbox and perform ANY repairs by myself, I get a warning and one penalty point against my account. A total of three points, of course, permanently deactivates the transmission, engine, and ignition system.
Every three weeks or so, Honda agents come to my home without my knowledge or permission, and give my car a new paint color. If I ask them to leave or otherwise interrupt them, they set my car on bricks and take away my tires, until I let them finish.
When I confronted the sales rep with the fact that some of this information is disheartening to Honda customers and asked if there is any resolution to this, or if there is hope for change to this, the response is that I should just keep my pre-2013 Honda or acquire a pre-2013 Honda on the used market.
…Then I looked up at the wall and noticed that I was not at a Honda dealership, but I was actually ordering the Xbox One.