One week after Honda announce big UK job losses and they are offering 0% across most their cars, of course Honda is right and the customer is wrong in wanting what they want (and weirdly a colour Honda offers).
If there is not fields of cars then maybe they should try and provide what the customer wants in a timely manner.
I welcome dealer insight but sometimes it just goes wrong for me and just reads I would do better, I must sell cars!
Who said anything about being right or wrong on the part of the customer or Honda? - Honda build what is in demand. They don't therefore build the grey interior for stock as virtually no-one buys it. Its the same as the Yellow Topaz paint. There aren't thousands of them floating about either as no-one likes that colour.
Honda announced jobs losses due to lack or production requirement due to the lack of demand in Europe. 0% finance is to encourage a flat market into buying new rather than used, having a field full of cars tying up even more money isnt going to change a lack of desire or demand to purchase.
The standard production time for that car is 16-20 weeks. Generally quicker, however, if we even implied this was possible, people like you would come running demanding compensation seconds after the first 'deadline' was up, so we err on the side of caution, understandably. Much better to quote 20 weeks and deliver in 15 than vice versa.
Another way of looking at it, do you think a business would rather tell you it takes 20 weeks to deliver a car rather than hand one over now or on the 1st March? of course not. So why have they in this instance? oh yeah, cos its the only option for that car. Having just checked the supply, we have only just changed model year so there a few 2012 models available, being fed out whilst the 2013 stocks are produced, there are even less cars in stock than normal due to the switch over.
And your last point, doesn't even read properly so I cant comment on that other than try to get your facts right before telling someone who knows the facts what is going on.