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Honda in Very Short Supply Right Now

May 5, 2011

Honda warned its dealership network to expect supply shortages this summer of popular models, including the redesigned 2012 Honda Civic

This is thanks to production disruptions as a result of the Japanese disaster.

The disruptions will severely cut production of the new Civic.

Even though the Civic is built in the United States and Canada, some parts, such as chips and sensors, come from Japan and are in short supply.

On top of that, the redesigned 2012 Honda CR-V has been delayed by at least a month.

The Honda Fit, CR-Z and Insight will also face supply shortages.

We always recommend waiting several months before purchasing a newly redesigned model. In this case, you're going to have to wait even longer if you want a good deal.

Supply and demand issues are definitely going against the consumer this summer - to get a great deal, you either have to wait longer to buy a new car, or be willing to pay a lot more right now.

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- Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan

About: Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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