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I put a deposit down on a 2016 Civic EX-L on 12/24. At that time, the dealer said the car was listed as being in their inventory, but was "in-transit." The VIN number denotes it to be from the Indiana factory.


Today (1/2) the dealer says the car has been on their inventory now for 12 days, but has not arrived and Honda says it is still "in-transit."


Does that sound right? (Yeah, I know, the salesman's lips were moving.)


IMO, it doesn't take 9-12 days for a truck to get from Indianna to Central Florida, even with the holiday period.
 

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Imo that's probably a long wait unless there is actual delays but i would request my money back and look at another dealer that actually has that vehicle in stock.
 

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it doesn't take 9-12 days for a truck to get from Indianna to Central Florida, even with the holiday period.
It almost certainly is not going by truck the whole way. By train probably to somewhere in N Central FL, then by truck to the dealer when there are enough cars rounded up going to that dealer or dealers in the vicinity. 9-12 days does not seem at all shocking to me. Weather en-route, queuing time at each step of the way, etc. This is not like UPS from Amazon. Or like a Mercedes-Benz S Class.
 

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Imo that's probably a long wait unless there is actual delays but i would request my money back and look at another dealer that actually has that vehicle in stock.
Not many EX-Ls here in Central Florida. I checked online inventories at ~9 dealers and each had only 1-3 of them. None of them had the ext/int color combination that I want. My dealer keeps reminding me that he is the only one in the state of Florida that has the car I want. :( Problem is, he doesn't really have it -- yet.
 

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It almost certainly is not going by truck the whole way. By train probably to somewhere in N Central FL, then by truck to the dealer when there are enough cars rounded up going to that dealer or dealers in the vicinity. 9-12 days does not seem at all shocking to me. Weather en-route, queuing time at each step of the way, etc. This is not like UPS from Amazon. Or like a Mercedes-Benz S Class.
Okay -- I'll give it a few more days. Thanks.
 

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The dealer did receive the car on 1/4. It probably went by train from Indiana to Jacksonville, then by truck.


We took delivery that day. I really like it so far.
 
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