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Just went to a dealership and saw an EX model with dealer installed leather (steering wheel wasn't leather though). So can a dealer add on any options they want?

I looked at a touring model and am wondering if the ex-l looks exactly the same inside as far as the interior? Leather on the inside of the doors etc
 

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A dealer can customize the car any way the traffic will bear.

The EX-L and Touring interior trim pieces are the same except for the power passenger seat and heated rear outboard seats.

(Edit: Oh, and the infotainment/audio/nav bits. And Sensing related stuff. And rain-sensing vs. standard intermittent stalk. But I'm guessing from your question that this isn't what you were focusing on. BTW, I'll be pleasantly surprised if there is leather on the door panels. Most leather seat trim Hondas have pleather trim on the door panels.)
 

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I don't think they can do anything they want to, at least not without things affecting the warranty. But they can do many things outside of what the factory offers as options. Detailing, accessories, interior upholstery, audio, etc...
 

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I don't think they can do anything they want to, at least not without things affecting the warranty. But they can do many things outside of what the factory offers as options. Detailing, accessories, interior upholstery, audio, etc...
Replacing the factory cloth upholstery with leather does not seem like a neutral act with regard to warranty. They add sunroofs. Replace suspension bits. Acura dealers were painting the ugly beaks on 4th gen TLs. Etc. Ad nauseum. I think pretty much everything they do besides installing the factory authorized accessories poses some risk that Honda will disavow warranty for whatever they messed with and anything affected past that. If you are the buyer buying one of these cars from a dealer doing this, you pays your money and you takes your chances.
 

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Just went to a dealership and saw an EX model with dealer installed leather (steering wheel wasn't leather though). So can a dealer add on any options they want?

I looked at a touring model and am wondering if the ex-l looks exactly the same inside as far as the interior? Leather on the inside of the doors etc
If you have enough money, you can do whatever you want to a car. You want a gold steering wheel? Cough up the bucks and it can happen. I'd guarantee that dealership is offering leather seating as an add on, being performed at a lower price by a 3rd party then marked up by the dealership. This is why I get nothing done for aftermarket by the dealer, go direct and save.
 

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I don't see how upholstery would affect warranty. It has nothing to do with the actual functioning of the vehicle.
 

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I don't see how upholstery would affect warranty. It has nothing to do with the actual functioning of the vehicle.
Say they break the seat adjustment stuff while having it out to replace the upholstery. Say you get an airbag light because they screw up a connector. Those faults would be covered under warranty if the upholstery had not been mucked with.
 

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Or say the bun warmer craps out at 32 months or 33k miles, whichever comes first. Bet Honda won't be eager to pay for that if the car got re-upholstered. If not, they'll fix it without even blinking.
 
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