Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March specials – 0% APR and more at Goudy Honda!

It’s sale time at Goudy Honda! This March we have some real great offers for our customers. How about 0% APR on your favorite Honda vehicles? Check out our 0.9% APR* (36 months) or 1.9% APR* (60 months) for all the Civic models – coupe, sedan, Hybrid, Si, GX. Bet that got your attention! But you are going to have to hurry if you want to latch on to this great offer as it is valid only up to 31st March 2010.
We value our customers above all else and keep running such exciting specials just for you. And don’t just take our word for it, why not come down to our dealership in Alhambra and see for yourself. Our friendly finance executives will list out all the best options for you and make sure that you drive away with the Honda of your choice and budget!
With over 45 years of experience serving your automotive needs, Goudy Honda delivers on quality, service and customer satisfaction. And this March it’s no different.
Goudy Honda serves Alhambra, Los Angeles, as well as the surrounding areas of San Gabriel, Monterey Park, Pasadena, East Pasadena, South Pasadena, East Gabriel, Rosemead El Monte and more.
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Honda Accord – America’s perfect family car!

The Honda Accord, first manufactured by Honda in 1976, has enjoyed tremendous popularity in the American markets, with sales of over 10 million, becoming the best selling Japanese car for nearly two decades! The Accord – produced mainly as a mid-size vehicle - has the unique distinction of being the first Japanese car to be produced in the United States!
So what’s the secret of the Accord’s sustaining popularity? Simple – it combines all the Honda qualities – reliability, comfort, technology, safety and great resale value - into a single package! The Accord succeeded over the years, not only because it was a perfect family car, but also mainly because it offered people exactly what they wanted in a car for daily use!
Drawing on its distinct presence in the automotive markets around the world, and utilizing the collective experience of more than three decades, the Honda Accord has evolved through the years into the car that it is today! The current Honda Accord retains all the characteristics of its predecessors but still makes its presence felt by being just that much more luxurious, more technologically creative, giving more engine power without any loss of fuel efficiency and of course providing more value for money!
  • History

o 1976 - Honda introduces the first generation Accord as a compact 3-door hatchback. A combination of fuel efficiency and moderate size help boost the Accord sales.

o 1978 – The Accord Coupe LX version is introduced with added features such as power steering, air-conditioning and digital clock.

o 1979 - The four-door Accord Sedan makes its debut with bigger engine power.

o 1980 – The newly styled Accord is upgraded from being an optional two-speed automatic transmission to a three-speed automatic transmission.

o 1981 – Honda introduces the Accord SE model with added accessories such as leather seats and power windows.

o 1982 - The second generation Accord - a vastly improved version with more engine power, quality control and super reliability - becomes the first Japanese car to be produced in the US in 1982, in Marysville, Ohio. The Accord also becomes the best selling Japanese car in the US – a distinction that it would go on to maintain for the next two decades!

o 1983 – The Accord is further upgraded from a three-speed automatic transmission to a four speed automatic transmission. Anti -Lock Brakes feature is available for the Japanese markets.

o 1984 – The re-designed second series of the second generation Accord is available in the American markets – the body was restyled displaying a slightly downward beveled nose and a more powerful ES2 1,829 cc engine. The Anti-lock Brakes Feature is available for the European Markets. The Accord produced for the Japanese markets comes with Fuel injection technology.

o 1985 –The last year for the second generation production sees the Special Edition Accord make a re-entry as the SE-i, with an exclusive fuel-injected 110 hp (82 kW) non-cvcc ES3 engine.

o 1986 – The third generation Accord is introduced by Honda in the North American markets and is the first Honda car to have double-wishbones at both the front and rear ends, providing superior stability and handling. The Accord is now available in a variety of models across the world – the 2-door Coupe, the 3-door lift back, as well as the 4-door Sedan!

o 1990 – With the introduction of the fourth generation Accord, Honda tries to move the Accord into the mid-size territory. With significant engineering and technological advancements, the fourth generation Accord came equipped with a range of new features – optic reflectors, aluminum power train, electronically controlled rear engine mount to reduce low frequency noise and vibration and a 2.2 liter electronic fuel injected engine. Honda enters new variants – DX, LX, and EX – in the American markets replacing the LX-I and SE-I versions.

o 1991 – Honda launches the Accord Wagon and for the first time does not offer a manual transmission.

o 1993 – To mark the 10th anniversary of the commencement of the Accord’s US production, Honda releases a special ‘10th Anniversary Edition’ Accord Sedan.

o 1994 - The Honda Accord, initially introduced as a compact is upgraded to a mid-size vehicle, with a larger CD chassis to suit the North American market requirements. The fifth generation Accord was the last one to offer a wagon variant in America.

o 1995 – Honda introduces the V-6 engine for the Accord Sedan - LX and EX versions - with a 4-speed automatic transmission, dual-outlet exhaust, and a reworked front grille.

o 1996 - Honda releases a special Accord model, the 25th Anniversary Edition – placed between the DX and the LX.

o 1997- Honda introduces a ‘special edition’ version of the Accord with enhanced features such as, alloy wheels, factory installed security system with keyless entry, and single disc CD player. The fifth generation Honda Accord was the first time that Honda exclusively marketed a product for the European region.

o 1998 – Honda adopts a new strategy for the sixth generation Accord, splitting it into 3 different models for its 3 most crucial markets – Japan, Europe and the US. The Accord is available only in the Sedan and Coupe form in the American markets, in the process becoming the largest Accord till date. For the first time the Accord keys are fitted with immobilizer microchips.

o 2002 – Honda launches the seventh generation Accord in the Japanese and European markets. Honda stops the Special Edition and re-introduces the Accord DX Value-Package for the American markets.

o 2003 – Honda launches the seventh generation Accord in the US markets. The new Accord was given a makeover with the use of higher grade materials and chrome interiors and a 5-speed automatic transmission. Honda offers the ‘Enthusiast’ version of the Accord for the first time with a sports suspension and a 6-speed manual transmission. The GPs navigation system is offered as an option on the Accord.

o 2005 – Honda Accord achieves the distinction of becoming Canada’s best selling mid-size car! The Honda Accord Hybrid is launched!

o 2006 – To celebrate its 30th Anniversary the Honda Accord is restyled with new features; giving a fresher look to its interiors and exteriors. The Accord base model is replaced by the DX Value Package. The Accord is available in a variety of models; Sedans - DX-G, SE, EX-L, SE-V6, EX-L V6, EX-L V6 6MT, and the Coupe - SE, EX-L, EX-L V6, and EX-L V6 6MT.

o 2007 – Honda introduces the all new Accord SE-V6.

o 2008 – Honda introduces the eight generation Accord in the Japanese and European markets in the Sedan and Wagon forms. The Accord Diesel, intended for the American markets, is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Honda stops the Hybrid version of Accord.

o 2009 – The Honda Accord is a sleek looking - stylish yet simple, luxurious, technologically advanced, reliable and safe vehicle further solidifying the Honda brand and its legacy! Honda is the first manufacturer to offer Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicles (ULEV) rated emission technology on a production vehicle.

o 2010 –Honda introduces the Accord Crosstour. A cross over utility vehicle, the Crosstour retains all the attributes of the Accord while being lighter and more fuel efficient than a mid-size SUV. The new Accord Crosstour is handier than a sedan and sportier than a mainstream crossover-utility vehicle.
  • Models
The 2010 Honda Accord is available in the Coupe, Sedan and Cross over Utility forms in the US markets and comes in a variety of trim levels, offering attractive prices to suit varied budgets!
The Honda Accord Sedan is available in the following styles:
o LX
o LX-Premium
o EX
o EX V-6
o EX-L
o EX-L V-6
The Honda Accord Coupe is available in the following styles:
o LX-S
o EX
o EX-L
o EX-L V-6
The Honda Accord Crosstour is available in the following styles:
o 2WD EX
o 2WD EX-L
o 4WD EX-L
  • Features
The 2010 Honda Accord is a powerful, sleekly dashing, plush and a luxurious vehicle guaranteed to attract repeat glances! A look at some of its eye-catching features*:
o Modern design
o 17" wheels
o One-touch power moon roof
o Wide-opening doors
o Brilliantly finished exhaust
o Leather-trimmed seats
o Eight-way power adjustment
o Fold-down center armrest
o Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition
o Bluetooth Hands Free Link
o Steering wheel-mounted controls
o MP3/auxiliary input jack
o 270-watt AM/FM/6-disc in-dash premium audio system and XM Radio
o 271-hp 3.5-liter V-6 engine
o i-VTEC for abundant power and efficiency at all engine speeds
o Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology, providing both brisk acceleration and fuel savings
o Choice of 5-speed automatic transmission or 5-speed manual transmission
o Grade Logic Control system, to help put an end to gear-hunting when climbing uphill or driving back down
o Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
o Standard 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
o Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
o Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure
o Front, front side and side curtain airbags
o Active front head restraints
*The features mentioned above may vary from model to model.
  • 2010 Honda Accord
The 2010 Honda Accord is a superbly styled, modern looking, technologically superior vehicle with an increased size, boosted by a powerful engine and bearing the trademark Honda stamp of reliability, comfort and safety!

A highly fuel efficient, eco friendly vehicle the Honda Accord has been voted as ‘2010 Best Resale Value Brand’ by Kelly Blue Book’s kbb.com. The Honda Accord has won the Car and Driver ‘10 Best Cars’ award for a record 24 times! In addition the Honda Accord has also been honored with Edmunds' Inside Line 2009 Readers' Most Wanted Vehicle Award.
Innumerable tests performed successfully over the years have made the automotive industry and experts rate the Accord as one of the most reliable vehicles in the world!
The base level Accord LX models come equipped with the standard features, whereas the top-line EX-L models feature extra accessories such as leather upholstery and an optional navigation system. The newest Accord models are either fitted with a four-cylinder engine or a V6 engine. The V6 engines generally come with a five-speed automatic transmission, although the V6-equipped Accord Coupes also give the customer an option of choosing a six-speed manual.
Attractive looks, advanced technology and offering total value for money, the 2010 Honda Accord, available as a Mid-size Coupe, Sedan and crossover utility, continues to dominate the mid-size car segment – making it the best choice for customers!

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