Mostly bitching. But welcome opinions.
My Wife bought a brand new 2019 Subaru Ascent this fall. They had to ship it, and my Wife picked it up. The dealership is 100 miles away.
All is good, love the car. But, it’s odd, there is no where to mount the (required by law) front license plate. My Wife did go to the dealership for her free oil change, and while there my wife also did a one on one umm… question and answer thing about the car (offered and recommended by the dealer) and they said they would install the mount for free. My Wife still just had the paper tags and well, things got busy and she forgot about it.
So… we call the salesman today, hoping they would send us this mounting bracket. I’ll install it (easy peasy, even found it on YouTube). Now they say they want $30 for it (available at Subaru Parts). I talked to the guy that sold her the car as well. Nope, $30.
So, a $40,000 car, and I’m told my other option is I can drill holes in the bumper and just screw the license plate directly to the bumper. Umm… no.
It’s probably stupid to get in a pissing match about this. But come on, It’s a brand new expensive car that did not include as a standard piece of equipment the mount to attach the required by state law license plate.
It’s the principle, and it ain’t over.