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2017 Honda Civic: The Second Year Brings More

11.14.16 - Honda Civic - 2

The Honda Civic has been one of our favorite vehicles to drive for many decades, but for some reason the ninth generation of this car would be better left forgotten. This new tenth generation of the model that began in 2016 ushers in a model that brings backs the style, builds, performance and drive that we want to have from the Civic. You might think that Honda would settle in and allow this car to enjoy the success we want to see in this new version of this car, but Honda isn’t doing that at all.

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When a Minivan Makes the Best Choice

05.01.16 - 2016 Honda Odyssey

The change of SUVs to smaller unibody builds and designs has brought us full circle when it comes to the minivan. Even though these vehicles have only been around for a short period of time compared to the entire automotive market, they are quickly disappearing from the market, but there are still some that make a great choice. The benefit to a minivan is the fact these vehicles are made for the family in a way no others are. Nothing else is made to handle every need you could have and give you added storage in places you might have not thought to put it.

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Being Disrespected

04.15.16 - 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Should all cars receive respect on the market? Not at all, some don’t have the versatility to be able to fit into several places on the market, but some have enough of what we need to be a great car to buy and enjoy. While you might not like some of these cars, others on this list just might be the right choice for you as you see what these cars that have been disrespected have to offer. Once you find that car which will fit your lifestyle the best, you will wonder why more people aren’t enjoying the car you chose for their driving needs.

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Super Bowl Car Ads; Some of the Best Ever

02.17.16 - Christopher Walken Kia Commercial

The Super Bowl gives companies a platform for advertising that is unlike any other. With the largest crowd of the year watching this one event companies pay more money each year for the right to advertise during this game even if it’s only a spot that takes up thirty seconds of time. The visibility for this one spot is a great way for companies to show off new products which is one reason why so many car companies are advertised during this big game. It probably doesn’t hurt that car companies make more money than most other industries as well to have the advertising budgets to handle the cost of multiple spots. With that in mind, here is what we saw during Super Bowl 50.

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Popularity can be the Reason

white Hyundai Sonata 2016

When you see a large crowd purchasing the same thing on the day the item comes out for sale, such as the newest iPhone or next great tech gadget, you might wonder if the item is really as good as it was advertised to be.  On the other hand, nearly a year of sales and an item that is still popular and desirable could cause you to feel you can trust the crowds and take advantage of the item for sale.

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Its Civic Time

2016 Honda Civic

The new tenth generation Honda Civic is a completely redesigned model that carries forward the name we have loved and admired for several generations.  Over the years the Civic has gone from a sporty sedan, coupe and hatchback to eventually fall to the fate of many other cars and become more of a plain and boring car that was made for commuting and running errands.  With this new rebuild, Honda is hoping to give us a car that will bring back some of the nostalgia we have for the Civic and present us with a car that reminds us what this car has been and should always be. Continue reading

The New Civic Stole the Show in New York

2017 Honda Civic

Normally, there are several cars that can make a claim of having generated the most buzz at any particular auto show. At the New York Auto Show, it wasn’t even close. Everyone’s talking about the new Honda Civic “concept” and it’s not just because of the dashing lime green they used to introduce it.

First and foremost, it has the right mix of being new without being obnoxious. People can look at it in wonder without scratching their head. The overall aesthetic is powerful without being overstated and the contours are everything people have been expecting from Honda for a while.

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IIHS Tests Minivans to See How They Stack Up

2015 Nissan Quest

Minivans have for many years been the vehicle of choice for growing families to offer the security of the safety offered for all rows of seats. We have all felt safe and secure on the road in a minivan knowing these vehicles were built to help keep our loved ones secure in case of a collision and offer the features needed to help avoid possible damage with on board warning and signals to let us know we might be heading into a dangerous place with the van. What if the feeling of security was taken away from the minivan?

In recent months the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested four minivans in the small overlap front crash test with some very disturbing results. For the vehicles we have all utilized for decades as the right and safe family hauler, four minivans were tested and all four performed fairly poorly in the test. In fact, three of the four were rated at poor rating and the four gained and acceptable rating, but for a vehicle that is meant to carry the precious cargo of the future of our families even an acceptable rating is just not good enough.

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To Wagon or Not to Wagon: The 2015 Honda Crosstour

2015 Honda Crosstour

The Honda Crosstour is aptly named and doesn’t look like anything else on the road. As a very unique offering from Honda the Crosstour is a blend of a sedan, wagon, and crossover SUV making it a very interesting looking and performing vehicle. Although it has a unique look that may attract a very interested crowd, the Crosstour doesn’t fit well in many categories and loses a little bit in each one that it may come anywhere near fitting into. Even with that said the Crosstour carries in the Honda nameplate and engineering which offers proven track record of reliability and quality.

As a vehicle that is made to handle rough terrain, deep snow and other tough road offerings the Honda Crosstour performs extremely well and comes in a package that is much smaller and more agile than a very bulky SUV. With no major changes for the new 2015 model, the Crosstour looks and is equipped the same as the previous model which has performed very nicely for owners. An interesting feature that is included in the Crosstour is a removable plastic utility box that is nearly two cubic feet in space to the cargo area but also can be removed to allow for cleanup duties to be performed.

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Honda and the Movies

Honda Chase Scene

Everyone loves a good movie. Great plots, stunning characters, beautiful scenery, what could be better? So many movies have scenes that require cars, but choosing a car can be tricky. Directors know exactly what they want when they select a car, what isn’t surprising is that Hondas appear in hundreds if not thousands of movies. With a great history of car lineups, there is a car or truck that fits every film director’s needs.

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