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
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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
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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 »

2016 Honda Odyssey VS The 2016 Town & County

By Bill Jackson | Posted in 2016 Honda Line-Up, 2016 Honda Odyssey, Honda vs the Competition on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 3:50 PM
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Batman VS Superman. Apple VS The FBI. The Night’s Watch VS The White Walkers (minus John Snow, unfortunately). Captain America VS Iron Man. (Politicians? We won’t even go there.)

Massive mashups. Titanic Tussles. Cosmic Conflicts.

And now, get ready to RUUUUUMMMMBLE as the new 2016 Honda Odyssey squares off against the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country in “The Ultimate Battle Of The Minivans.” It’s gonna be HUGE!

So who will reign supreme in this automotive pugilistic slugfest? Let the battle begin! Read the rest of this entry »

10 Best Phoenix Mother’s Day Events for 2016

By Bill Jackson | Posted in Around Phoenix, Holidays in Phoenix on Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 2:29 PM
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Back in 1972, Stevie Wonder released a song that became an instant classic and won a Grammy for Song of the Year. “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” is the perfect anthem for celebrating Mother’s Day 2016 here in The Valley of the Sun. As the song’s lyrics proclaim, “You are the apple of my eye, forever you’ll stay in my heart.”

So this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8th, we should “Let the Sunshine In” and shower mom with warm affection. If you haven’t already made plans for showing you mom some love on her special day, now is the time to do so, since Mother’s Day is just around the corner.

Not only are we blessed with abundant sunshine here in Phoenix, we also live in a vibrant city that offers an array of exciting events and activities this Mother’s Day.  To save you some time, your Valley Honda Dealers have come up with the following can’t-miss list of 10 terrific ways you can make this Mother’s Day a memorable experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Should You Lease Or Buy Your Next Car?

By Bill Jackson | Posted in Car Buying, Honda Benefits on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 3:56 AM
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Buying a new car is a big decision. It involves lots of research and thought to determine just which vehicle is the right fit for your lifestyle and your budget. Many people, however, don’t often think about whether they should lease or purchase their vehicle until they get onto the car lot.

How you pay for your new car will definitely affect your finances for several years, so it is important to consider whether buying or leasing your new vehicle is the right choice for you.

The #1 goal at your Valley Honda Dealers is your complete satisfaction with your purchase of a new Honda from one of our Phoenix Honda dealerships. Our finance professionals have many financing options available and will work with you to ensure that you make the correct choice when financing your new car.

We want you to have a better understanding of the differences between leasing and buying your next car so that you can make an informed decision. So we offer the following explanation of the various pros and cons of leasing versus buying. Read the rest of this entry »

2016 Arizona Diamondbacks Scouting Report

By Bill Jackson | Posted in Around Phoenix on Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 1:50 AM
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Here at your Valley Honda Dealers, were avid fans of our hometown Diamondbacks. With the 2016 MLB season just underway, now is a good time to see what’s in store for our D-Backs this season.

Under the helm of skipper Chip Hale, the D-Backs look to make a serious run at the NL West title. Last year, they posted a 79-83 record, falling 13 games behind the Dodgers. However, they ranked 2nd in the NL in runs scored.

New Management & Coaching Staff

A new management team featuring GM Dave Stewart and Sr. VP De jon Watson join chief baseball officer Tony La Russa in the front office. They’ve gone about revamping and improving the D-Backs’ lineup with some key off-season acquisitions.

Several new faces have also joined the coaching staff, including former Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher and former Athletics’ pitching coordinator Garvin Alston. Read the rest of this entry »

2016 Honda Accord VS 2016 Ford Fusion. Which Is Best?

By Bill Jackson | Posted in 2016 Honda Accord, 2016 Honda Line-Up, Honda vs the Competition on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 8:46 PM
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The Honda Accord and the Ford Fusion are two top-selling midsize sedans that are popular with buyers because they offer a winning combination of performance, fuel economy, roominess, and the latest technology. But which of these two outstanding vehicles is best when it comes to making the right choice for you and your family?

Let’s take a closer look at both cars, pitting them against one another in a head-to-head competition to see which comes out on top.

The Accord Offers Fresh Interior & Exterior Styling

Without question, both the Accord and the Fusion are great looking cars. Both the Accord and the Fusion got a major facelift with the 2013 models. It really comes down to a matter of personal taste. The Accord is sharp looking and gets a refresh in 2016 with chrome accents, a fresh new grille with a string of glittering LED headlights on either side, sloping aluminum hood with muscular bulges, and large taillights contoured into the rear quarter panels. Christian Gulliksen of TheCarConnection.com calls the Accord’s exterior “classy and well-proportioned.”

There are significant differences when you step inside the Accord compared to the Fusion. Honda claims to have engineered the new Accord “from the inside out” and it shows. The Accord uses its larger interior space (103.2 cu. in. compared to 102.8 cu. in.) better than the Fusion by a thoughtful combination of functionality blended with upscale appointments. Read the rest of this entry »

Versatile 2016 HR-V Crossover Expands Honda Lineup

By Bill Jackson | Posted in 2016 Honda HR-V, 2016 Honda Line-Up on Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 3:22 PM
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Honda adds to its arsenal of hot-selling and award-winning SUVS with the versatile, stylish, and fun-to-drive 2016 Honda HR-V Crossover for sale in Phoenix at your Valley Honda Dealers. The HR-V has caught the eye of both automotive experts and the buying public much like its sibling, the 2015 Honda CR-V did last year, when it won Motor Trend’s coveted “SUV of the Year” award.

The “Cute Ute” For Your Lifestyle

The new 2016 HR-V slots in perfectly behind the CR-V and the larger, recently updated Honda Pilot regarding size and price in the Honda lineup. Based on the fuel-efficient Honda Fit platform, the HR-V offers excellent fuel economy, spirited performance, and surprisingly ample room for passengers and cargo. In fact, The HR-V’s diminutive exterior dimensions don’t diminish its ability to transport a family and their gear across town or on a weekend getaway comfortably. Quite the contrary. Read the rest of this entry »

Honda Advances Hybrid & Alternative-Fuel Technology

By Bill Jackson | Posted in 2016 Honda Line-Up, Future Vehicles, Honda Benefits on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 6:52 AM
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In the classic movie “Back to the Future II,” Doc Brown powered his DeLorean using nuclear energy. Well, it’s 2016 and Doc and Marty McFly would no doubt be disappointed that we’re still a long way off from taking a flying, nuclear-powered car to the Biltmore Fashion Park, Paradise Valley Mall or Metro Center Mall. But that doesn’t mean great strides aren’t being made in hybrid and alternative-fuel technology.

Honda continues to lead the automotive industry with its groundbreaking research into alternative fuel, hybrid gas/electric, and pure electric vehicles. Honda led the way when it unveiled the 1997 EV Plus, the first all-electric production vehicle powered by an advanced (for its time) nickel-metal hydride battery. 2000 Honda Insight, the first gasoline-electric hybrid ever sold in America.

The Insight also introduced Honda’s innovative Integrated Motor Assist® (IMA) system that uses regenerative braking to recapture some of the energy lost during braking and deceleration. This captured energy was then used to augment the vehicle’s gasoline engine during acceleration. It became the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered car without plug-in capability in the U.S.

Honda also set new standards for alternative-fuel vehicles with the Civic GX, the first and only fully assembly-line produced Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicle to run on this low-emission fuel alternative.

These groundbreaking advancements propelled Honda to create a new generation of hybrid vehicles that achieve exceptional fuel economy by combining the latest high-capacity Lithium-ion battery technology with fuel-efficient gasoline engines. The 2016 Honda Civic Hybrid for sale in Phoenix at your Valley Honda Dealers is an excellent example of Honda’s forward-thinking, yet practical, approach to hybrid technology.
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