How To Avoid The Nightmare Of Selling Your Car

By Bill Jackson | Posted in Car Buying on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 2:41 PM

Your car is about to give up the ghost, and it’s time to consider buying a new one. So, what’s the best alternative? Do you sell your car online or through the newspaper and hope for the best? That avenue could be fraught with peril.

The Nightmare Of Selling A Car Yourself

First of all, you’ll need to recondition the vehicle to get the best price from a private party. You’ll then need to guestimate how much your car is worth. You’ll need to take many pictures of the vehicle for posting online and then create an appealing ad. Then it’s waiting for someone to express an interest in your vehicle, which could take some time. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Qualify For Honda’s Military Discount

By Bill Jackson | Posted in Car Buying on Monday, July 18th, 2016 at 9:32 PM

Your Valley Honda Dealers in Phoenix appreciate the unwavering service and brave sacrifice of our courageous servicemen and servicewomen. Whether serving in harm’s way overseas or on duty here at home, the members of our Armed Forces deserve our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for protecting our precious freedom and our unparalleled American way of life.

$500 Bonus Explained

We want to make it easier for members of the military to put a new Honda in their driveway. That’s why we are proud to be a part of Honda’s $500 Military Appreciation Offer program. It’s our way of giving back to our valiant men and women in uniform.

The Honda Military Appreciation Offer provides $500 toward the purchase of any new 2015 or 2016 Honda automobile for active-duty members of the United States Armed Forces and their spouses. This offer is also extended to U.S. military veterans (within 180 days of separation from active service) and spouses, as well as U.S. military retirees and their spouses. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Compare The Hyundai Sonata & The Honda Accord

By Bill Jackson | Posted in 2016 Honda Accord, Honda vs the Competition on Monday, July 11th, 2016 at 8:32 PM

Today’s car shoppers have many excellent choices in the midsize 4-door sedan category. The 2016 Honda Accord for sale in Phoenix at your Valley Honda Dealers has consistently been at the top of the charts as one of the best-selling sedans of all time.

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, the Honda Accord has been named a Car And Drive “10Best” award-winner a record 30 times. Not only that, but WardsAuto declares that the Accord has been the best-selling car in America for the past 40 years (Jan. 1976 – Dec. 2015).

The hits just keep on coming.

Just like the hit HBO® series Game of Thrones, there are many other automakers who aspire to knock the Accord off of its lofty perch and rule the automotive landscape; although with no bloodshed or dramatic plot twists. One of these up-and-coming contenders is the 2016 Hyundai Sonata. But does the Sonata have what it takes to vanquish the Accord?

Let’s find out by making a side-by-side comparison of these two outstanding midsize sedans. We’ll look at exterior and interior styling, technology features, performance and fuel economy, and lastly safety innovations. We think it will be an interesting contest. And, unlike Game of Thrones, you won’t have to wait until next year for the results. We’ll also consult some automotive experts to get their take on who should come out on top.

(Note: The new 2017 Honda Accord recently debuted. But for a fair “apples to apples” comparison, we’ll stick with the 2016 models of each vehicle.)

So let the games begin! Read the rest of this entry »

Why You’ll Love The Amazing New 2016 Civic Coupe

By Bill Jackson | Posted in 2016 Honda Civic on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 at 9:23 PM

Brash, daring, and dramatically styled, the all-new 2016 Honda Civic Coupe is turning heads, garnering accolades, and generally shaking up the automotive industry.

A New Turbocharged Era Begins

Your Valley Honda Dealers proudly unveils this sporty two-door with youthful, turbocharged personality. Yes, you read that correctly. For the first time ever, the all-new, reimagined Civic Coupe brings a hot new 1.5-liter, 174-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine to the party. With 192 lb.-ft. of torque, not only does this new turbo deliver brisk acceleration, but it also achieves excellent fuel economy. When paired with the available CVT (continuously variable transmission), the turbo gets up to an EPA-estimated 35 mpg combined city/highway. You can also amp up the fun with a slick shifting 6-speed manual transmission.

Honda has tuned the Civic Coupe’s suspension to match the turbo’s performance characteristics, with standard McPherson struts, dual-pinion electric steering, and hydraulic suspension mounts offering taut, yet composed handling for a spirited driving experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Hot New Honda Concepts – What You Need To Know

By Bill Jackson | Posted in 2017 Honda Accord, 2017 Honda Clarity, 2017 Honda Ridgeline, Future Vehicles on Sunday, June 26th, 2016 at 4:56 AM

While we won’t be zipping around in bubble cars like George Jetson or in Doc Brown’s fusion-powered flying DeLorean anytime soon, the future of the automobile is being imagined today by forward-thinking companies such as Honda. These radical new approaches to how the vehicles of tomorrow look, feel, and drive will profoundly shape how we interact with our cars and how they interact with us. Many of the innovations that will become commonplace on the world’s highways in the next few years are being developed right now by special teams of Honda engineers and designers.

Let’s take a sneak peek at what Honda has up its sleeves as we go behind the scenes to preview some of Honda’s most exciting new automotive concepts. Read the rest of this entry »

CR-V vs Cherokee: Why A Honda CR-V Is The Better Choice For You

By Bill Jackson | Posted in 2016 Honda CR-V, Honda vs the Competition on Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 3:03 PM

With so many SUV options out there these days, it’s enough to give shoppers a severe migraine. If you’re in the market for a crossover SUV that meets the needs of your active, on-the-go lifestyle, you’ve probably been pouring over the Internet, reading car reviews, and consulting family and friends. We’ll narrow things down for you a bit and put two popular compact crossover SUVs to the test, the 2016 Honda CR-V, and the 2016 Jeep Cherokee. Both SUVs offer a lot of high-tech goodies, ample room, quality materials, modern styling, the latest safety features, good fuel economy, surefooted handling, and robust performance.

But when you add everything all up, which SUV has the best combination of these and other attributes to come out ahead? Let’s find out. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Choose The Right Honda SUV For You

By Bill Jackson | Posted in 2016 Honda CR-V, 2016 Honda Pilot on Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 5:13 PM

Honda flexes its muscles in the hotly contested SUV market, delivering a one-two punch with two championship SUV choices; the 2016 Honda CR-V and its larger cousin, the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot. Both of these capable, versatile, and superbly engineered SUVs share Honda’s legendary reliability, quality construction, and superior design. The question is: Which of these outstanding Honda SUVs is right for you?

To help you decide, let’s make a side-by-side comparison of these two excellent Honda SUVs. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Amazing Ways To Celebrate Father’s Day In Phoenix

By Bill Jackson | Posted in Holidays in Phoenix on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 7:33 PM
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It’s Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th and if you haven’t already thought about how you’re going to celebrate dad, now is the time. We know what you are thinking. “Just what are we going to do for Dear Old Dad?” Hmm. We can help you with that. There are a lot of dads at our many conveniently located Valley Honda Dealers. So we asked them “What would you like to do on Father’s Day?” We got some interesting responses.

“Take a weekend trip to Paris.” (Ah, Oui Monsieur! Would you like pommes frites with that?)

“Bungee jump into the Grand Canyon.” (Uh, they don’t let you do that. Pick again.)

“Dress up as Elvis and hit the Las Vegas Strip.” (Interesting choice. May we suggest therapy?)

“Invite the Kardashians over for dinner.” (Fascinating. But delusional.)

“Play golf all weekend.” (Now we’re talking.)

“Have a great brunch or dinner with my family.” (Now that’s something we can definitely help you with! Read on for some fabulous dining choices that are perfect for Father’s Day.)

“Attend some terrific Father’s Day events and activities around town.” (We got you covered. There are lots of things to do in the Valley of the Sun this Father’s Day. Check some of them out below.) Read the rest of this entry »

Honda Offers College Grads $500 Rebate

By Bill Jackson | Posted in Car Buying, Honda Benefits on Monday, May 23rd, 2016 at 6:10 AM

We all know how hard it was to get that coveted college diploma. After countless, caffeine-infused nights staying up to 2 a.m. rewriting that term paper for the third time, tuning out your roommate’s incredibly annoying music choices, spending an eternity in the library (Why has Google failed me?), sprinting across campus for your “Intro To Greek History” class (oh, joy), and trying to stay awake in your “Intro To Greek History” class, you accomplished an amazing milestone by graduating. Congratulations!

Put Your Life In The Fast Lane.

It’s time to get out in the world and make your mark. You just got your first job. Not glamorous or exciting, but it pays the bills. You’re still driving that used car with the air conditioning that sort of works some of the time that your parents gave you (We know it’s not much to look at, but it will get you to school and back). Uh huh. Read the rest of this entry »

Why The 2016 Honda Fit Is A Great Fit For You

By Bill Jackson | Posted in 2016 Honda Fit, 2016 Honda Line-Up, Car Buying on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 at 9:48 PM

You’re looking for a car that does all the right things to fit perfectly into your active lifestyle. You’re on the go. All the time. Your Fitbit® life is in fast-forward, and you need a car that can keep up with your busy schedule. You’re not looking for a pricey luxury-yacht or mega-SUV. And while a hot two-door roadster would be a blast to drive, it doesn’t have the practicality you need.

You work hard for your money and want to keep as much of it as possible. So a car with great gas mileage should be high on your “must-have” list. Technology? Oh yeah, that’s a big one. You want the equivalent of a “smartphone on four wheels” so you can stay connected wherever you go. And you’re probably looking for a conveyance that just doesn’t get you from here to there and back, but something that will actually put some fun in your daily commute or trip to the mall.

Ready For Your Spontaneous Life

You live life spontaneously, and you want a car that’s ready to hit the road at a moment’s notice when the urge to text your friends and say “let’s head to the mountains this weekend” strikes you. And speaking of friends, you want a car roomy enough to haul you, plus your friends, plus your gear without feeling cramped. Read the rest of this entry »