Today, finally, after being misguided by my dealer for months, I took delivery of my Civic..... and guess what? It too was complimented with Honda Atlas' flagship touch of utter carelessness. It all started when I was given the keys to my car in a dimly lit service bay, and to partly my fault I didn't bother much to check the car thoroughly (because well you are buying it from an "official dealership"). It wasn't until I got out of my car at an auto accessory store to get some shades that I noticed an apparent dent on the driver side door. Despite the fact that my car had to be stationed for a couple of days at the dealership for the registration, insurance, tracker, etc. since it was booked through a bank, the dent was left unnoticed by the careless dealer.
After speed dialling my dealer I took the car back and to my relief they did admit their negligence and arranged a door replacement under warranty for my car.
Now, jumping onto the general build quality, despite some visual improvements, the car's build is far from perfect. Misaligned interior panels, bonnet lock issues are all still there. As for the visible unfinished welds, that issue has been pretty much-taken care of by now (with some exceptions still in place).
We have seen a lot of experiences shared by owners including the all-famous VTE delivery, so it's a must that you take a thorough look at your "freshly delivered car" before signing the papers or else, like me, and many others you would need to resort to the inconvenience of a replacement.
As much as I love my car, the question remains as to where are all the QC/QA SOPs dealerships and people on factory have to abide by to?