Honda's Civic is having a rough year; the redesign has been receiving a lot of criticism and has caused Honda to move up a refresh to 2013. Then the earthquake earlier in the year cause delay of new Civics being delivered to dealers. Now, there's a new problem for the Civic.
Honda tells Inside Line that dealer inventory of the new Civic is "virtually zero".
"Civic sales are down for one simple reason: Low dealer inventory as a result of a shortage of small parts caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake earlier this year which nearly halted production of the 2012 Civic," said Chuck Schifsky, an American Honda Motor Co. spokesman.
Schifsky noted that recent flooding in Thailand "will cause another disruption in production."
In other words, if you were planning on getting a new Civic, you will be waiting awhile.
Source: Inside Line