I live in Louisiana and just purchased a new '07 Civic LX sedan in Texas. Louisiana does not require a front license plate but Texas does. When I returned home to Louisiana with the vehicle, I immediately removed the dealer plate and plate holder from the front of the car. Much to my dismay, I discovered that the dealer had drilled a hole in bumper to mount the plate holder. It is a brand new vehicle and I consider this to be unacceptable. I love the looks of this vehicle without the plate holder. I am currently working with the dealer there to see what can be done. In my opinion, the only thing to do is replace the bumper or skin. I love this new car but I cant believe Honda authorizes the drilling of the bumper to mount this plate holder. Has anyone else had this problem? Do I have any recourse with the dealer if they decide not to help me on this? The car is two days old.