Honda's Lawyers Trying To Track Down Jalopnik Reader
Jalopnik receives millions of views every month so it's no surprise when a few of the commentators claim to be employed in the automotive industry and there's generally no way to ascertain if what they're claiming is actually true or not but in order to catch Honda's attention, you must have posted something with a grain of truth behind it.
Earlier this month, Honda's Lawyers contacted Jalopnik about one reader whose comments have caught their attention. The offending comments came from a Jalopnik member who claims to be a technician at Honda’s research and development facility and she calls herself HondAnonymous. A string of complaints posted from her account last December about the "garbage" Continental tires and howHonda's turbo engines, including the one in the NSX, "have an “issue” with the studs on the cat either backing out of the head or snapping altogether" has caught Honda's attention.
Honda’s attorneys now want all posts made by HondAnonymous taken down and all account information submitted during the registration process be released to them. This move by Honda could be seen as a confirmation of the commentator's confidential information regarding the NSX. Luckily for HondAnonymous, Jalopnik does not track member IP addresses, logins or passwords and she used a burn account for her registration.
Should we still take HondAnonymous' posts with a grain of salt?
I wouldn't be too concerned about the Conti tire comment, this is almost always the case with supercars like it, stock tires don't complement it that well. Someone who wants to get more out of the NSX will get better tires.
I don't think Jalopnik gave them anything and Honda probably assumed the person worked for them if the info posted was true.
She also mentions delivery in one of her comments.
And no, production will start in spring and I think Iíve been hearing early 2017 delivery.
The parts suppliers arenít set up right to do such a small volume (by comparison to, say, a civic) so basically weíre waiting on them. And then, when we make small changes (such as NACA ducts all over the rear underbody because of the immense heat from the turbos), they have to redo all the tooling. (No, I donít fully understand how asking for less of an item takes longer. I just work on them and fix them)
I don't think her comments are that bad either sure she mentioned "an ďissueĒ with the studs on the cat either backing out of the head or snapping altogether", even on new vehicles but she did kind of redeem honda's reliability:
But itís a Honda. Itíll survive nuclear blasts with all the cockroaches.