Sims Honda dealership founder, Vern Sims, recently passed away. Information about his service was announced on the Sims Honda Facebook page.
“The service for Vern Sims will be held in the Sedro Woolley High School auditorium at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.”
“Vern Sims was a pillar of this community,” said Bobby Maynard, general manager at Sims Honda. “It was never about just selling cars. It’s always been about being a person and being a business with integrity, that really stands for something.”
We are sad to announce the death of Sims Honda dealership founder, Vern Sims.
According to the Facebook page for Sims Honda, “Mr. Sims was a great example to all, of always doing the right thing, work ethic and leaving a legacy for those that follow. he will be missed greatly. Please join us in keeping the Sims family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.”
Please feel free to leave a comment about how your life has been touched by Mr. Sims.
Sims Honda is looking for someone who is sharp as a tack, enthusiastic and an expert in their field.
Accounting and dealership experience required. Will train right person. Competitive wages. 401k. Medical stipend. Great place to work!
Apply in person. Ask for Bobby Maynard, General Manager.
We recently had the opportunity to check out several newer and older Honda CR-Vs and they were pretty awesome for our young family of four. Not only did Sims Honda dealership take care of oil change lickety split, we got a chance to find out more about their Vehicle Exchange Program.
Basically, if you do most of your maintenance at Sims Honda and are looking to get a new or used vehicle, then you can utilize the Vehicle Exchange Program. Because Sims knows the history and quality of maintenance of your vehicle (a Honda or not), you can get more money for your vehicle. So, we took the opportunity to check out some of the new and used Honda CR-Vs.
This commercial for the 2014 Honda CR-V sums it all up pretty well.
The Honda Accord is a much beloved family-sedan. However, back in 2009 Honda responded to those who love the Accord but also wanted more storage and more power.
The result was the Honda Accord Crosstour, now just known as the Honda Crosstour.
“The 2014 Honda Crosstour is essentially a hatchback Accord with way more power and storage, which makes it even more perfect for families who are looking for an economical car with lots of storage who also don’t want an SUV,” said Keith Hofkamp, sales manager at Sims Honda dealership in Burlington, Wash.
According to this article, “The V-6 engine that was found in the first edition Crosstour is still present in the new 2014 Honda Crosstour, but it has been significantly upgraded. The 3.5-liter engine delivers 278 horsepower and 252 pound-foot of torque. The Crosstour also offers a four-cylinder engine option which has an output of 192 horsepower, yet is still capable of achieving 31 mpg on the highway.
“On top of the fuel economy rating, consumers are sure to enjoy the storage versatility of the Crosstour. The sloped back seems to cut into the storage capacity, however, the space is compensated for in the hidden, removable utility box in the floor of the cargo area. Storage is also extended to 51.3 cubic feet when the fold-down 60/40 split rear seatback is collapsed.”
Versatility, storage, power, high safety ratings, and great gas mileage. What more could you want from a vehicle?! Stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda in Bellingham, or Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee to see why the Honda Crosstour could be the perfect car for your family.
So you might already know this, but we saw this brief article and got all excited about the arrival of the Honda Accord Hybrid in October to Honda dealerships like Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, and Sims Honda.
“We are extremely excited about the Honda Accord Hybrid,” said Keith Hofkamp, general manager at Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. “We have seen a rise in demand for hybrid vehicles. People really want Honda to offer more in this area because they know Honda and they trust Honda. They especially trust the Accord, so for the Accord to offered as a hybrid, we expect it to do really well.”
According to this article, “In the Hybrid application, Honda rates the Accord at 4.8 l/100 km in the city and 5.2 on the highway. This time around, however, the electric motor will be mated to a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, unlike the previous Accord Hybrid, which saw a V6 instead.”
We are so excited.
Most people think that have a luxury car and get the luxury experience you have to pay a luxury price.
Most people would be wrong.
Point and case is the 2013 Honda Accord Touring that has all kinds of snazzy bells and whistles and starts at just more than $34,000. What kinds of snazzy features? I’m glad you asked:
- Honda LaneWatch Blind Spot Display
- Smart Button and Push Start Button
- Forward Collision Warning System
- Lane Departure Warning System
- SmartVent side airbags
- LED Projector headlights
- “Exclusive to the Touring Sedan, adaptive cruise control lets the driver to set a desired speed and a distance interval behind the vehicle ahead.”
Many of these technologies are included on lower models. Also included on all 2013 Honda Accord models is Bluetooth, rearview camera display, and USB/iPod integration. All models also include an Econ button “which changes the car’s power settings and responses to improve fuel efficiency as much as possible.”
All of this technology in the 2013 Honda Accord Touring means it is one of the most technologically advanced and safest midsized sedans on the road.
Oh, it’s also one of the most powerful with a 300 hp engine. Dad wouldn’t mind driving that family sedan around, would he?
For your chance to take the affordable luxury of the 2013 Honda Accord Touring for a test drive, stop by Northwest Honda in Bellingham, Sims Honda in Burlington, or Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee!
Much has been written about why the 2012 Honda Civic was redesigned so quickly. Like this blogger, some say it was because it was “so bad.” However, bloggers like him seem to miss the point that it was still the best selling compact car in the U.S. last year. And usually consumers know the difference between bad and good cars.
That being said, expectations were set high for the 2012 Honda Civic and some critics were disappointed. However, the folks at MotorWeek were not as evidenced by this video calling the 2012 Honda Civic energy smart and stating it is “excellence evolved.”
This critic notes that while the actual size of the car was smaller, the interior of the 2012 Honda Civic actually grew, among other positive features, including incredible gas mileage that the Honda Civic is renowned for. While the 2013 Honda Civic is an incredible redesign, the 2012 Honda Civic is still available at many Honda dealerships and, because of that quick redesign, available at an even better value.
Stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, or Apple Valley Honda to see if there are any great deals on the 2012 Honda Civic…new or used!
Honda is voluntarily recalling some Honda Fit vehicles and asking owners to park them outside until they can be inspected because there is potential for the power switches to catch fire.
No structural fires or injuries have been reported. Seven switches have melted and two caused fires in the doors.
The recall affects Honda Fit and Jazz vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years; it affects about 135,000 vehicles in the U.S. The glitch may affect the driver’s side door power windows. According to this article, water can get into the windows and cause the damage.
“If own one of these Honda Fits, please make an appointment to bring it in so we can determine if there is any damage,” said Tod McLaughlin of Apple Valley Honda. “Take it to your nearest Honda dealership and our certified technicians will see if there is any damage and fix it free of charge if there is.”
If you have any questions about this recall, please do not hesitate to contact Apple Valley Honda, Sims Honda, or Northwest Honda.
There has been a lot written about the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid set to land at dealerships like Apple Valley Honda, Sims Honda, and Northwest Honda in October of this year.
We LOVE this brief set up of the battle among the hybrids. Basically, the 2014 Honda Accord getting almost 50 miles per gallon will be enough to overtake the competition and become the hybrid supreme.
Well, according to this article it is.
“We are extremely excited to get the 2014 Honda Accord here at Sims Honda,” said Keith Hofkamp of Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. “The market has been warming up to hybrid technology more and more as the technology gets better and people begin to get used to it. Combine better hybrid technology with the dependability and reliability of the Honda Accord brand and no doubt it will be a top seller everywhere. Who doesn’t want 50 miles to the gallon?!”
What do you think? Will getting 49 mpg (far more than other hybrid competitors) be enough to make the 2014 Honda Accord the top hybrid?