There are have a lot of ad campaigns warning of the dangers of texting while driving. Most of the sad, gut-wrenching, and some are down-right brutally gory. Honda has a new “Don’t Text and Drive” advertisement that is sweet…until it’s not.
It certainly makes its point without the realistic video of a violent collision and we love that approach.
Check out the ad HERE and let us know what you think.
We have written a couple times about how awesome the 2015 Honda Fit is, so here’s a great video that showcases some of the best qualities of the 2015 Honda Fit, including the technology that comes standard and how incredibly spacious it is. Even if you don’t think it will fit in the back…it probably will.
Check out the video HERE and look for the 2015 Honda Fit to arrive at Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealerships later this year!
This article is a pretty straight-forward review of the 2014 Honda Civic, but the bottom line is the “Civic retains its high-scoring personality.”
Sure the author complained that the mirrors in the visors didn’t have lights and trunk didn’t have a pull down lever (I don’t think I’ve ever owned a car with one of those), but he didn’t miss the boat on the overall quality of vehicle, drivability, safety, and fuel efficiency that makes the 2014 Honda Civic the best new compact car available.
“The 2014 Honda Civic is simply one of the best cars for commuters and people who want a smaller car with great gas mileage, dependability, and safety,” said Tod McLaughlin, general manager at Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee. “Sometimes people think that smaller cars aren’t as safe and around here we get some pretty crazy weather, but with the new Civic you don’t have to compromise safety to get a smaller, more affordable, fuel efficient car.”
Not only is it safe and affordable, it is “fun to drive.”
“The revised Civic—most especially the Si—is fun to drive. It steers nicely and moves easily through curves with its all-independent suspension, stability assist and traction control systems and front/rear stabilizer bars.”
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda today to take the 2014 Honda Civic out for a test drive!
Honda is testing a system that would warn drivers of traffic lights ahead of them. Not just let them know the lights are there, but also whether the light is green or whether they have no chance of making it and need to slow down.
How cool is that?
Think about all those times you drive around a corner or up a hill at a good rate of speed only to have slam on the brakes or cut it too close going through the light. This technology would get rid of any guess work on the part of the driver and improve safety for everyone on the road.
According to this article, “The version of its driver-assist system Honda is testing uses onboard GPS systems and infrared sensors that recognize landmark IR beacons along the road to give the car’s navigation system an accurate estimate of where it is and the status of a traffic signal it may be approaching.”
This technology would probably be available in all car with Car2Car Communication technology, which is being tested in order to help drivers avoid other cars by giving cars the technology to know about surrounding cars and their activities. Informing drivers of traffic lights ahead is an easy extension of that.
What do you think? Would you use this technology?
It’s true, Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, and Sims Honda don’t sell lawn mowers, but if they did, you can be sure there would be lots of inquiries about about this mean mower that broke the world record for fastest lawn mower by going 116 miles per hour!
Spring is here and with that comes all the lawn and gardening care to make your yard the retreat you deserve. And with Honda, it won’t take you all of Saturday to make it that way.
Ok, ok, not ever Honda lawn mower goes 116 miles per hour, but it’s fun to think about and you check out the video of the mean mower on the link above!
Honda was named “Most Trusted Brand” by Kelley Blue Book for the third year in a row. Honda was also named Best Non-Luxury Brand for the second year in a row, as well.
“A brand is really built over the long haul through consumers’ experiences with its products, and Honda is committed to delivering class-leading vehicles that provide lasting enjoyment and value to our customers,” Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager for the Honda brand, said in a statement.
These awards are based on the perceptions of visitors to Kelley Blue Book’s website, kbb.com. And perception is everything, right?
“Kelley Blue Book is one of the most trusted online sources for automobile information,” said Keith Hofkamp, general manager at Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. “It’s really great that kbb.com and its users have recognized Honda, for the third time, as a brand that everyone can trust for its safety record, performance, affordability, overall value and more.”
See the complete press release here and stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, or Apple Valley Honda to find out why Kelley Blue Book’s users trust Honda!
If you have been considering getting a new car at all the past 6 months, no doubt you’ve heard the rave reviews the 2014 Honda Accord has been getting. It’s one of the best values, if not THE best value, on the market with borderline luxury features for a very affordable price.
Well, it just got even more affordable because now you can lease a new 2014 Honda Accord from Sims Honda in Burlington for only $199 per month! That’s right, for 36 months, you can drive one of the best vehicles ever made for only $199 per month.
Looking for something a little bigger like the Honda CR-V? You can lease that for only $209 per month!
If you need a great commuter car, lease the 2014 Honda Civic for only $159 per month!
Or maybe you want to take advantage of .9% APR on the new Honda Odyssey or Honda Pilot. Check out all of Sims Honda’s deals and incentives here. And stop by to take any one of these vehicles for a test drive today!
Toyota is recalling 119,000 Toyota Avalons from the 2003-2004 model years because some airbags may inadvertently deploy.
According to this article, “The automaker says that circuits within the airbag control module could be damaged by electrical noise, which could cause the front airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners to activate.”
This is following a recall of 373,000 Toyota Avalon from the 2010 model year.
Less than 10,000 2014 Honda Civic LX models are being voluntarily recalled by Honda because of possible tire damage. The recall affects vehicles manufactured Nov. 26, 2013 through Jan. 21, 2014
According to this article in Edmunds.com, “”In the affected vehicles, during mounting of the tires, the tire bead may have gotten pinched between the assembly equipment and the steel wheel rims, resulting in damage to the tire,” said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. “The tire damage could cause the tire to lose air, increasing the risk of a crash.”
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
“All Honda Civic LX owners will be notified directly by Honda,” said Tony Carter, general manager of Northwest Honda in Bellingham. “But if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.”