September 2013 - Frank Ancona Honda blog

September 26, 2013

Frank Ancona Honda Now the Largest Honda Dealer in the KC Metro Based on Square Footage & Acres!

Posted by Jason Heard, general sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda

We’re excited to announce that the $6 million renovations on our building in Olathe, Kan. are now complete, making Frank Ancona Honda the largest Honda dealership in the Kansas City metro based on square footage and acres! If you haven’t already, stop by and see our new service bays, two-story showroom and customer lounge just for YOU!

(customer lounge)

We’ve expanded the building from 33,000 square feet to 53,000 square feet, and we’ll now be able to hold 600 cars on 11 acres. In addition, eight service bays were added, bringing the grand total to 36!

(service bay)


(new reception area)

To see more photos, click here or head on over to the dealership today!

September 20, 2013

Frank Ancona Honda Kicks Off Football Season With Best APR and Lease Specials

Posted by Jason Heard, general sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Do you need another reason to celebrate the recent victories of the Kansas City Chiefs than with our special offers from Frank Ancona Honda? We are excited to kick off the season with the best APR and lease specials on three of our most popular vehicles – Honda Civic, Honda Pilot and Honda Odyssey.

We’re dedicated to making sure you have the best deals and service, so make sure to check the blog frequently, “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @AnconaHonda and stay updated by visiting our website.

2013 Honda Civic Sedan Special APR
0.9% APR for 24-60 months

Offer valid from 9/4/2013 through 11/4/2013.

2013 Honda Civic Coupe Special APR
0.9% APR for 24-60 months

 Offer valid from 9/4/2013 through 11/4/2013.

2013 Civic Si Coupe Special APR
0.9% APR for 24-60 months

 Offer valid from 9/4/2013 through 11/4/2013.

2013 Pilot Special APR
0.9% APR for 24-60 months or 1.9% APR for 61-72 months.

Offer valid from 9/4/2013 through 11/4/2013.

2013 Odyssey Special APR
0.9% APR for 24-36 months or 1.9% APR for 37-60 months.

Offer valid from 9/4/2013 through 11/4/2013.

September 13, 2013

#MyJourney Honda Contest: Share Your Story and Win a $100 Gift Card!

Posted by Jason Heard, general sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Frank Ancona Honda, the largest Honda dealership in the Kansas City metro, announced the launch of a new Facebook contest where Facebook fans will have the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card!

Like Frank Ancona Honda on Facebook!

Keep an eye out on the Frank Ancona Honda Facebook page for any contest posts from now until the end of September. When you see one, fill in the blanks with your Honda story and submit it to the comments section of the Facebook post or the Facebook timeline. Make your story inspiring, funny and creative! Get your entry in by Oct. 1, 2013. We’ll judge our favorite and announce the winner of the $100 gift card on Oct. 8., 2013.

Only one entry per person, please. Good luck!

September 6, 2013

Honda Begins New Advertising Campaign: “Start Something Special”

Posted by Jason Heard, general sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda

According to a recent press release, Honda is launching its new advertising tagline, “Start Something Special,” with a series of commercials featuring the 2014 Honda Odyssey and the world’s first commercially available in-vehicle vacuum cleaner, the HondaVAC.

See 2014 Honda Odyssey specials.

“How I Met Your Mother” star Neil Patrick Harris and Rainn Wilson of “The Office” lent their voices to the first of the videos, available here, as a gummy bear and a ball of lint respectively. Each video showcases the “spokescrumbs” and their tangles with the Odyssey’s in-vehicle vacuum cleaner.

Mashable reported that according to Honda, the idea for the HondaVAC came from a Honda engineer’s daughter. When she saw how frustrated her dad was getting by the mess the kids made in the van, she said, “Dad, you need a vacuum in here.”

The “Start Something Special” tagline will be used across all Honda brands. Each commercial will begin with a mnemonic tone to distinguish itself as a Honda advertisement, according to Honda’s press release.

The new Honda tagline is built on the insight that people form a special relationship with their Hondas. They love them. They name them. They talk to them. It’s a truly unique bond,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “‘Start Something Special’ illustrates this connection while emphasizing the special qualities that only Honda vehicles provide.”

Read the full press release here.