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No-interest financing available for inconvenient repair costs

It always seems that a car breaks down at the most inconvenient time for its owner. Our dealership offers a solution: financing on repairs similar to the financing you may use to purchase a vehicle.

Qualified customers can receive six-month, no-interest financing on maintenance, repairs, and parts through GE Capital, well-known player in the automotive finance industry. So, no interest charges will be applied in the first six months, and a low interest rate will be applied thereafter.

In addition to providing affordable financing for repairs, we offers high-quality service performed by Honda certified technicians. The dealership also provides OEM-manufacturer parts for your Honda. To schedule an appointment, go online or call us at 800-707-4733.

Honda unveils Urban SUV Concept

Honda promised to deliver an exciting new small concept at the Detroit Auto Show, and it didn’t disappoint.

The dynamic and youthful concept unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show hints at the styling direction of an all-new small SUV set to be sold in Japan by the end of this year, and set to land in the U.S. next year.

“No one has had greater success with small cars than Honda, and this Urban SUV Concept will create new value in the growing small-SUV segment,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales at American Honda. “With the continued expansion of our North American manufacturing operations, we expect fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive ‘small’ cars to play a key role in meeting the needs of our customers in the U.S.”

The all-new small SUV will be based on the Urban SUV Concept and is expected to pack high fuel efficiency and space into a small package. Honda has also promised “next-generation telematics and a modern interior.”

2013 Honda Accord wows Consumer Reports testers

The 2013 Honda Accord is, once again, rated among the best mid-sized sedans. Consumer Reports magazine, a trusted name in auto reviews, picked the car as its top favorite mid-size four-cylindar.

Consumer Reports noted the model’s improvements over last year, and also praised its “roomy interior, frugal fuel economy, fun-to-drive character and an attractive combination of features and price.”

The Accord definitely lives up to the hype: with a 2.4-liter engine and continuously variable automatic transmission, the sedan earns 40 miles per gallon on the highway, with an average rating of 30 mpg. It features an updated, sporty exterior and plenty of space on the inside.

Honda Urban SUV Concept to be unveiled in January

Honda announced recently that its “Urban SUV Concept” vehicle, a compact vehicle expected to hold a spacious and functional interior with a dynamic profile, all in the body of a small SUV, will be unveiled in January.

This global concept model may influence Honda models to be sold in Europe and other markets. Teaser photos can be seen at www.hondawebcast.com, and the model will see its debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. Honda traditionally uses this major auto industry event to showcase its biggest ideas for the model year. Viewers can watch the unveiling live at www.hondawebcast.com at a time to be determined.

The new model is getting some attention already. Edmunds.com noted earlier this month that, “The Honda Urban SUV Concept may be one of the most significant unveilings at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, as Honda offers an intriguing downsized model with slightly riskier styling than most of the current lineup.”

Carmakers Greening Up For the New Year

The LA Auto Show is usually a great indicator of auto trends: and it’s looking like a green Christmas this year, according to a report from NBCNews. As many as 50 cars, trucks, and SUVs will make their initial debut at the this year’s LA Auto Show, giving a feel for the upcoming year. And 2013’s looking, well, more than a little green.

Show-goers will likely take notice of Honda’s new plug-in, the Accord PHEV. The Accord PHEV will be part of the all-new Honda platform, but will be able to fun in all-electric mode for in-town driving and in hybrid mode for over 500 miles without being plugged.

And, high-efficiency gas motors will continue to be big a big deal in 2013 due to their affordability and practicality. The Honda Fit is expected to be a major player once again this year.

2013 Honda Accord, Civic, Fit, and CR-V receive “Best Resale Value” awards from Kelley Blue Book

Honda received six Best Resale Value Awards from Kelley Blue Book, a trusted source of vehicle valuation, this year. Five of its models won six awards in KBB’s “resale value” categories.

The all-new 2013 Honda Accord was given the Best Resale Value: Mid-Size Car award, demonstrating the same reliability as older models. The Honda Civic, Fit, and sporty Civic Si won Best Resale Value in their categories, Compact, Subcompact and Sporty Compact, respectively. The new 2013 Civic and CR-V gained spots in the elite Top Ten for best resale value as named by KBB.

Michael Accavitti, VP of national marketing operations at Honda, said in a press release: “Honda vehicles are engineered to provide a fun-to-drive experience as well as overall value for the money. With a continued focus on quality, fuel-efficiency and premium content, we have always believed that a Honda provides every buyer with added value, and we are honored to be recognized for our efforts by valuation leader Kelley Blue Book.”

Avery Greene Honda Civic Sale

Right now, qualified buyers can receive 0.9% APR financing on all Honda Civic models! This sale is going on now at Avery Greene.

The Civic is available in a number of iterations, for a buyer looking for any combination of power and fuel efficiency, style and comfort. The Honda Civic is available in both a sedan and coupe model with each of its engines.

The Civic Hybrid has been selected as a Best Family Car by Parents magazine and Edmunds.com. This hybrid obtains an average of 44 MPG city and the same MPG on the highway. The Civic Hybrid also has a quick way to boost your efficiency via the ECON button, which puts the car into an energy-saving mode. In ECON mode, the hybrid’s engine and other systems are automatically configured to operate more efficiently. Eco Assist also helps drivers by displaying information about current fuel efficiency.

Honda Accord Most Stolen Car in America

The Honda Accord routinely earns awards for durability, dependability, performance, and style. One of the older Accord models has just received a rather dubious award: According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the most stolen car in America is the 1994 Honda Accord.

The reason? Lots of older Accords are still on the road, far more than other vehicles of the same class. The Honda Accord was 1994’s bestselling sedan, and continued to be for most of the 1990s.

Of course, many of these thefts can be easily avoided. Drivers can simply lock their vehicles, as 50 percent of vehicles stolen are unlocked.  Also, 25 percent of all vehicle thefts occur because a wallet or purse is in plain sight, and 15 percent of all stolen cars have a key in the ignition.  Sometimes avoiding being a victim of theft is just common sense.

The top ten most stolen cars in America, according to the NCIB are:

  1. 1994 Honda Accord
  2. 1998 Honda Civic
  3. 2006 Ford F-150
  4. 1991 Toyota Camry
  5. 2000 Dodge Caravan
  6. 1994 Acura Integra
  7. 1999 Chevrolet Silverado
  8. 2004 Dodge Ram
  9. 2002 Ford Explorer
  10. 1994 Nissan Sentra

Honda Brings Two Cool Displays to SEMA

Honda is making its presence known at the 2012 Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) show, where the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products are congregating in Las Vegas.

Honda brought a range of customized vehicles to the show floor, including a 2013 Accord with Honda’s X-Package styling and an Accord coupe with the new Honda Factory Performance Package.

The HFP package includes 19-inch alloy wheels, spoilers on all sides and underbody, lowered suspension, and exterior decor. Honda plans to sell only 500 HFP coupes in 2013.

The X-Package is now available for the Honda Accord, providing aerodynamic styling through underbody spoilers and a sporty grille. It also includes a rear-wing spoiler and adds a cost of $2,171 to the Accord Sedan.

The 2012 Honda Fit Named Most Affordable Small Car

U.S. News: Rankings and Reviews (http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com) named the 2012 Honda Fit the Most Affordable Small Car.  The 2012 Fit beat out 40 other small vehicles, and the ranking is based on the U.S. News’ analysis of 37 published test drives and reviews.

“The 2012 Honda Fit is a great choice because with its ample and flexible interior space, it can tackle nearly anything your family throws at it,” said U.S. News in its review.

The 2012 Honda Fit provides a driver with plenty of available gadgets and storage capacity that is often lost in a subcompact car.  The Fit also has a “magic seat” that collapses and provides enough rear storage to fit a bicycle.  Even with the seats up, the back row is able to accommodate three adults or two car-seats comfortably.

The 2012 Fit also offers an available navigation system, Bluetooth wireless technology and keyless entry, so a driver never feels out of touch with technology.

U.S. News also named the 2012 Honda Fit the Best Hatchback and Best Subcompact Car for Families.  To read their full review, visit http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/Honda_Fit/.

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