Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Hedgesville, West Virginia, USA
Owner loyalty can come from many factors warranty time and mileage length are just two of them. Some people weigh more on dependability, some buy the brand the family always bought (I've seen it happen), some because a specific dealer or mechanic has always steered them towards that brand, etc.
I would assume as long as Honda is available, the dealer can order parts for the older models - though some parts are discontinued after certain periods of time. This could be 10 years, 15 years, or even shorter depending on the vehicle. However, this is true of any brand.
It's also dealer discretion on many of these aspects with which we discus. Could be one would just need to quit frequenting the crappy dealers. It can be better to shop to another location for better service. I've done it myself for many purchases - not just vehicles.
Proud owner of a 2012 Ultra Blue Metallic.