I too have not experienced one with Honda/Acura, but did handle one for a customer of a GM car. The process will likely be similar. They will likely offer to sell you the replacement at a deep discount and will calculate a trade allowance based on your purchase price then deduct for time/miles used. There was a recent post on the Odyssey forum about a dealer that didn't want the factory involved and the trade marked as a "buy-back" due to the reduced value of the labeled car, so they did the deal in-house allowing the entire purchase price for the trade and selling the new car a dealer invoice. The customer was happy (I was surprised they didn't want to calculate for time/miles used), but soon discovered that the dealer had put the trade on their lot attempting to sell it without disclosing that it was a problem car. IMO they should have just sent the car to auction and washed their hands of it having done the customer a real solid up to that point, but why put it back on the street sure to have another unhappy customer right away?
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