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January 20, 2017

Honda Unveils the 2018 Odyssey Minivan

As the fourth generation of the beloved Honda Odyssey was released, Honda also unveiled a future concept of the best selling minivan. So far, the Honda Odyssey has been the most popular minivan with individual American car buyers for each of the past six years and led the pack once again in 2016. As mentioned before, the 2016 model was also recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Minivans for Families for a record-breaking sixth year as well as earning recognition as one of Kelley Blue Book’s Best Family Cars of 2016.

Odyssey MiniVan

With the 2018 model, Honda is hoping to turn the Honda Odyssey into a technological hub that includes a variety of features. Some of these advanced connectivity and entertainment features include New Display Audio, streaming video with 4G LTE Wi-Fi and CabinWatch and CabinTalk. These new cabin features utilize a camera that lets the driver and front passenger keep an eye on the rear passengers both day and night via an eight-inch Display Audio screen. If you catch one of the kids doing something they shouldn’t be, CabinTalk allows the driver to talk to the second and third-row passengers through the speakers and rear entertainment system headphones.

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The new family-friendly vehicle features Honda’s modern styling similar to their other vehicles. The new models will also be powered by a 3.5-liter, direct-injected i-VTEC™ V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™).  At its peak, the engine output is expected to be 280 net horsepower, an additional 32 hp on previous models. The car will come with either a 9-speed automatic or an all-new, Honda-developed 10-speed automatic, the first of its kind in a minivan, providing more confident and refined performance. Honda believes that these powertrains, when combined with the Odyssey’s new sleek and aerodynamic design, are expected to result in continued class-leading performance and top-in-class EPA fuel economy ratings.
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December 7, 2015

The 2016 Honda Pilot is the Safest SUV on the Market

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The 2016 Honda Pilot was released earlier this year and has already received numerous awards and reviews for its safe driving technology. The 2016 model features a few design changes and “Honda-Sensing,” which is a set of driver-aid technology advancements, making it the best SUV out on the market.

In a press release from Honda, Jeff Conrad, Honda division senior vice president and general manager said, “With the addition of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies available through Honda Sensing, no other midsize mainstream SUV on the market today can match the Pilot’s top IIHS and NHTSA safety scores.”

This past August, the 2016 Pilot received a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the losses – deaths, injuries and property damage – from crashes on the nation’s roads. The Pilot aced IHHS’ collision test and earned a superior rating for its front crash prevention system.

Watch the 2016 Honda Pilot in its IIHS crash test video.

The 2016 Honda Pilot also recently received a maximum 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The NCAP created the 5-Star Safety Ratings Program to provide information about the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles beyond what is required by Federal law. The more stars in a rating means the safer the car. See the full rating here.

What’s new with the 2016 Honda Pilot?*

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Now you have a better view when backing out of tight spaces. The new camera has three different angles: normal, top-down and wide.
  • Forward Collision Warning: You will be immediately alerted if the Pilot senses you are at risk of a collision with a vehicle in front of you.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System: If you start drifting out of your lane without signaling, the steering automatically adjusts to keep you centered.
  • Honda LaneWatch: When you engage the right turn signal a small camera on the right-view mirror will display live video on the middle console display. You’ll be able to switch lanes more carefully.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control: This feature will help you maintain a constant following interval so you don’t have to brake and change speeds manually.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System: It will help bring the Pilot to a stop when it senses an unavoidable collision with a vehicle in front of you.

 

All of the above features help make the 2016 Honda Pilot the safest SUV for your family. Stop in for a test drive today or call (855) 859-6511.

For a full list of all the new features click here.

*Some features are only available on certain models. See dealer for details.

 

November 23, 2015

The 2016 Honda Civic: 10 Years in the Making

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The highly anticipated 2016 Honda Civic was recently released on November 12, 2015. The 10th generation Civic debuted with a revamped look jam-packed with new Honda features. We aren’t the only one’s taking notice. Kelley Blue Book recently announced the 2016 Honda Civic as the Overall Best Buy in its Best Buy Awards. The new Civic raises the bar for all compact cars with its sleek and modern design. With a larger model than years past, the civic almost feels like a midsize sedan.

What’s New with the 2016 Honda Civic?*

The redesigned Civic was created with usability in mind, making it easy to drive and use. It gets 42 mpg on the highway and 31 mpg in the city. From a capless fuel system, to a remote engine start and automatic brake holding, the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan has a full list of new features:

    • Turbocharged Engine: A new 1.5 liter engine offers high cruise efficiency and robust performance.
    • LED Lighting: The 2016 Honda Civic features new LED headlights that help you see more of the road and helps the environment by saving energy.
    • Rain-sensing Windshield Wipers: Rain moving into the area? No problem! The Civic’s new rain-sensing wipers automatically activate when it senses rain.
    • Capless Fuel System: Say goodbye to that pesky fuel cap. Now refueling is easier and cleaner with the capless fuel system. The fuel filler neck opens on contact when the door is opened, to make refueling faster, easier and cleaner.
    • Heated seats: Now everyone in the car can experience heated seats! The 2016 Civic features 3 heat level settings for the passenger seats and back seat heat capability.
    • Driver Information Interface: Everything you need to know pops up on your driver dashboard.
    • Remote Engine Start: Tired of getting into a freezing or super hot car? Now you can start your car from wherever you’re more comfortable.

And the list goes on and on. For a look at all of the new features click here. So what are you waiting for? We have the 2016 Honda Civic in stock today! Stop in for a test drive or call: (855) 859-6511

*Some models don’t include all features. See dealer for complete details.

August 29, 2014

Frank Ancona Honda Employee Spotlight: Parker West Christian

Every month on the blog we will be featuring one of our employees here at Frank Ancona Honda. We want to show you the people behind the company that you speak to regularly.

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This month’s employee spotlight features Parker West Christian.

What is your position at Frank Ancona Honda?
Sales Consultant

How long have you worked for Frank Ancona?
For 11+ months

What is your favorite part of job?
When I can change a customer’s opinion of Car Salesmen

What is your favorite Honda vehicle?
The new Civic Si!

What is a fun fact you can share with us?
I once went on a date and the girl complained that I only talked about cars.

July 18, 2014

Extended Warranties: Do You Need One?

By Jason Heard, GM at Frank Ancona Honda

Extended warranties are also often known as service contracts. They can help with everything from resale value (you are more likely to get things repaired if they are not costing you), to keeping surprises at bay (unexpected repairs) and items like roadside assistance and trip interruption are available on some extended warranties. They also help cover repair costs after the manufacturer warranty has expired. Some have deductibles, while other may not. It’s just like insurance for your car. But who really needs them and how do you know if it’s a good deal?

 

 

Here are some questions to ask yourself before purchasing an extended warranty:

How long do I plan to own the car?

How many miles per year do I plan to drive?

If a repair is needed, what type of deductible is manageable?

What does your repair history look like?

Will you have peace of mind if you don’t buy it?

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November 9, 2011

Frank Ancona Honda, Kansas City Honda Dealership, Releases Photos From Sponsoring The Great “Inside” Out Race

Posted by: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Thank you to all of those who came out and participated in the first Great “Inside” Out Race put on by the Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network, Inc. (IHN). The event, which was held at the Great Mall of the Great Plains, went off without incident, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. A small but mighty crowd had fun running a flat and fast course. Despite the head winds, this is what most runners asked for.
The IHN Great Race Committee and Board thanked those who sponsored and participated in the event by saying, “As we reflect upon yesterday’s IHN Great “Inside” Out Race and look ahead to Thanksgiving in just 17 days, the following seven words come quickly to mind: “We couldn’t have done it without you.”

To learn more about the Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network and the Great “Inside” Out Race please visit www.jocoihn.org.

Frank Ancona Honda is located at 1000 North Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062. The dealership is celebrating its 50-year anniversary and is a family-owned business that has been in Olathe since 1961. “Like Us” on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177 and Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

October 21, 2011

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Offers Best Halloween Featured Lease Specials

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Posted by: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Kansas City Honda Dealer, Frank Ancona Honda, is celebrating Halloween with the best featured lease specials on the Honda Pilot, Odyssey and Pilot.

2012 Pilot 5 Speed Automatic 2WD LX Featured Special Lease – Zero Due at Lease Signing
$0 first months payment, $0 down payment, $0 security deoposit. For well-qualified lessees.


Offer valid from 9/7/2011 through 10/31/2011

2011 Odyssey 5 Speed Automatic LX Featured Special Lease – Zero Due at Lease Signing
$0 first months payment, $0 down payment, $0 security deoposit. For well-qualified lessees.

Offer valid from 9/7/2011 through 10/31/2011

2012 Crosstour 5 Speed Automatic 2WD EX V-6 Featured Special Lease – Zero Due at Lease Signing
$0 first months payment, $0 down payment, $0 security deoposit. For well-qualified lessees.


Offer valid from 9/7/2011 through 10/31/2011

October 10, 2011

A Huge Thanks to Mobile Commerce Daily for Featuring Frank Ancona Honda: Car dealership boosts social media engagement with mobile bar codes, SMS

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Posted by: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Thank you to Chantal Tode at Mobile Commerce Daily for interviewing myself and Valerie Jennings, of Jennings Social Media Marketing, about the launch of Frank Ancona Honda’s QR code and SMS campaign.

Car dealership boosts social media engagement with mobile bar codes, SMS

Car dealership Frank Ancona Honda is adding SMS and QR codes to its social media efforts to enhance customer engagement.

Frank Ancona Honda currently has a mobile site and is active in social media. It will expand these efforts going forward with QR codes and SMS as the traffic to its sites via mobile continues to grow.

“We need to expand into mobile to support our growing customer demand on smartphones,” said Jason Heard, sales manager of Frank Ancona Honda, Olathe, KS.

“We are utilizing mobile sites right now and this is the next step to not only expanding our mobile presence, but also adding more engaging to our social media practices,” he said.

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Jennings Social Media Marketing is managing the dealership’s mobile marketing rollout.

Jennings Social Media Marketing has been working with Frank Ancona Honda for almost a year managing its social media.

The dealership is also working with KickANotch for mobile tracking.

QR codes and SMS will help Frank Ancona Honda engage with its customers via social media channels and mobile as part of its ongoing marketing activities around local events.

Mobile will also help the dealership track the effectiveness of its marketing.

“We are currently sponsoring several events in the local market and the QR codes will help us understand the impact of having our cars on display at these events,” Mr. Heard said.

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October 5, 2011

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Celebrates Halloween with Best Certified Specials on Accords

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By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Kansas City Honda dealer, Frank Ancona Honda is offering new Halloween certified specials on the Accord Coupe, Accord Crosstour, Accord Hybrid and Accord Sedan.

Frank Ancona Honda is located at 1000 North Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062. The dealership is celebrating its 50-year anniversary and is a family-owned business that has been in Olathe since 1961. “Like Us” on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177 and Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

Certified Accord Special APR Financing: Accord Coupe
1.9% APR for 24-36 months
Offer valid from 10/1/2011 through 10/31/2011


Certified Accord Special APR Financing: Accord Crosstour
1.9% APR for 24-36 months
Offer valid from 10/1/2011 through 10/31/2011


Certified Accord Special APR Financing: Accord Hybrid
1.9% APR for 24-36 months
Offer valid from 10/1/2011 through 10/31/2011


Certified Accord Special APR Financing: Accord Sedan
1.9% APR for 24-36 months
Offer valid from 10/1/2011 through 10/31/2011

September 30, 2011

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda to Sponsor the Great “Inside” Out Race Organized by the Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network, Inc. to Benefit Johnson County’s Homeless

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Posted by: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Frank Ancona Honda is proud to announce that it will be a sponsor this year at the Great “Inside” Out Race on November 6, put on by the Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network, Inc. The race will benefit Johnson County’s homeless children and their families.

According to Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network’s website, Johnson County’s poverty level has risen significantly since 2000:

    • •More than 23,000 Johnson County residents were living at or below the federal poverty line in 2003, which is a 50% increase over the number living in poverty in 2000

      •Nearly 8,000 of these residents living in poverty were children, which is double the number of children living in poverty in 2000

      •Use of Food Stamps by Johnson County residents increased 18% from 2003 to 2004

      •The number of children who qualify for free or reduced cost school lunches has grown by double digits in each of Johnson County’s six school districts in recent years, with an 84% increase in Blue Valley and an 86% increase in Olathe

  • To find out how you can help, visit the Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network’s website at www.jocoihn.org or register to run or walk at www.greatinsideoutrace.org

    September 23, 2011

    Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda’s Press Release Posted on Major News Sites Including Yahoo!Finance.com, Reuters.com & msnbc.com

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    Posted by: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

    Kansas City Honda dealer Frank Ancona Honda’s press release was recently posted on news sites including Yahoo!Finance.com, Reuters.com and msnbc.com. Frank Ancona Honda announced it would be kicking-off football season with a few new fall specials including the CR-V, Crosstour, Civic and Accord.

    2011 CR-V 5 Speed Automatic 2WD LX Featured Special Lease – Zero Due at Lease Signing $0 first months payment, $0 security deposit
    Offer valid from 9/7/2011-10/31/2011
    See offer at http://bit.ly/eFFrpG or call 913-782-3636 for more information.

    2012 Crosstour 5 Speed Automatic 2WD EX V-6 Featured Special Lease – Zero Due at Lease Signing $0 first months payment, $0 security deposit
    Offer valid from 9/7/2011-10/31/2011
    See offer at http://bit.ly/eFFrpG or call 913-782-3636 for more information.

    2012 Civic HF Special APR– 1.9% APR for 24-36 months or 2.9% APR for 37-60 months.
    Offer valid from 9/7/2011 through 10/31/2011
    See offer at http://bit.ly/eFFrpG or call 913-782-3636 for more information.

    2011 Accord Coupe Special APR– 0.9% APR for 24-36 months or 1.9% APR for 37-60 months.
    Offer valid from 9/7/2011 through 10/31/2011
    See offer at http://bit.ly/eFFrpG or call 913-782-3636 for more information.

    Frank Ancona Honda is located at 1000 North Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062. The dealership is celebrating its 50-year anniversary and is a family-owned business that has been in Olathe since 1961. “Like Us” on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177 and Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

    September 16, 2011

    Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Kicks Off Football With New Featured Lease Specials!

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    By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

    Frank Ancona Honda is kicking off the football season with new featured lease specials including the 2012 Pilot, 2012 Crosstour and the 2011 Odyssey.

    2012 Pilot 5 Speed Automatic 2WD LX Featured Special Lease – Zero Due at Lease Signing
    $0 first months payment, $0 down payment, $0 security deoposit. For well-qualified lessees.


    Offer valid from 9/7/2011 through 10/31/2011

    2012 Crosstour 5 Speed Automatic 2WD EX V-6 Featured Special Lease – Zero Due at Lease Signing
    $0 first months payment, $0 down payment, $0 security deoposit. For well-qualified lessees.


    Offer valid from 9/7/2011 through 10/31/2011

    2011 Odyssey 5 Speed Automatic LX Featured Special Lease – Zero Due at Lease Signing
    $0 first months payment, $0 down payment, $0 security deoposit. For well-qualified lessees.

    Offer valid from 9/7/2011 through 10/31/2011

    September 9, 2011

    Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Celebrates 50th Anniversary with End of Summer Clearance Sale!

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    By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

    Kansas City Honda dealer Frank Ancona Honda is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary with its end of summer clearance sale. Take advantage of this deal with 0.9% financing on all 2011 Honda models, 0.9% financing on 2012 Accords and discounted sale pricing on new 2011 models and demos.

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    Visit http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx to view the dealership’s Anniversary specials, including the next generation 2012 Honda Civic and pre-owned and new inventory. Like us on Facebook at Frank Ancona Honda and follow us on Twitter at @anconahonda to stay updated on the newest specials.

    August 26, 2011

    Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Announces Best Labor Day APR Specials!

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    By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

    Kansas City Honda dealer Frank Ancona Honda announces 0.9% APR for the 2011 Accord Coupe, 2011 CR-Z and the 2011 CR-V.

    2011 Accord Coupe Labor Day Special APR
    Offer valid from 8/24/2011 through 9/6/2011
    0.9% APR for 24-60 months

    2011 CR-Z Labor Day Special APR
    Offer valid from 8/24/2011 through 9/6/2011
    0.9% APR for 24-60 months

    2011 CR-V Labor Day Special APR
    Offer valid from 8/24/2011 through 9/6/2011
    0.9% APR for 24-60 months

    August 17, 2011

    Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Customer Appreciation Month!

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    By Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

    Frank Ancona Honda is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a customer appreciation video. Listen to customers talk about their Honda stories and experiences with Frank Ancona Honda.

    Roger Nordean, a valued customer of Frank Ancona Honda’s for over 20 year said, “I think the Honda brand normally is very dependable. Over the years I’ve been bringing them here, and I really was impressed that even though my first car I didn’t buy here, they did a really good job with service. We’ve been really impressed with the service.”

    WATCH VIDEO

    Visit http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx to view the dealership’s Anniversary specials, including the next generation 2012 Honda Civic and pre-owned and new inventory. Like us on Facebook at Frank Ancona Honda and follow us on Twitter at @anconahonda to stay updated on the newest specials.

    August 9, 2011

    Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Announces August’s Back to School Service Special

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    By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

    To celebrate Frank Ancona Honda’s 50-year Anniversary during the month of August we are offering a great back to school service special. For $49.95 receive a lube oil filter, top and check fluid levels, tire rotation, multi point inspection, battery test and a car wash! Call the service department at 877-331-6507 or email us at service@frankanconahonda.com to schedule an appointment.

    Frank Ancona Honda is located at 1000 North Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062. The dealership is celebrating its 50-year anniversary and is a family-owned business that has been in Olathe since 1961. “Like Us” on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177 and Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

    August 4, 2011

    Honda Tops Industry in 2011 Initial Quality Study: Winners Include the Civic, Accord & Element

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    Posted by Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

    We are pleased to announce that Honda recently attained its best ever results in the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS) with seven different vehicles winning their categories and four vehicles coming in second. In addition, Honda was also rated the second highest in the entire survey, beating luxury brands such as Lexus.

    Honda Tops Industry in 2011 Initial Quality Study

    Coming off a long string of challenging sales months, and still dealing with the aftereffects of this spring’s disasters in Japan, Honda finally was the recipient of some good news recently, when the automaker achieved its best results ever in the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS). Not only was Honda the second-highest-rated brand in the entire survey, topping even all luxury brands except Lexus, but it also had seven different vehicles win their segments—more than any other automaker—and its own premium division, Acura, finished in third place overall.

    Topping their categories for Honda were:

    •Honda Fit—Sub-Compact Car
    •Honda Civic and Honda Insight (tie)—Compact Car
    •Honda Accord—Midsize Car
    •Honda Element—Compact Crossover/SUV
    •Honda Accord Crosstour—Midsize Crossover/SUV
    •Honda Ridgeline—Midsize Pickup

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    July 27, 2011

    Frank Ancona Honda Launches Facebook Contest: Enter for a Chance to Win Tickets to the 2011 Pitch Music Showcase, the Pitch Music Awards, 1 Night at The Q Hotel & Spa & Dinner at the Thai Place Restaurant

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    Posted by Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

    Frank Ancona Honda recently launched a Facebook contest for a chance to win tickets to the Pitch Music Showcase August 4, 2011; tickets to the Pitch Music Awards on August 14, 2011; a night stay at The Q Hotel & Spa; and dinner at Thai Palace Restaurant.

    Enter for a chance to win: www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda

    The Pitch Music Showcase & Pub Crawl features more than 30 of the best local bands & DJs playing on more than six stages in Westport. Each of the bands or DJs playing at the Showcase is a nominee for The 15th Annual Pitch Music Awards on August 14th. This ceremony recognizes the best in every genre of local music: Blues, Country, Bluegrass, DJ, Dance, Electronic, Dance, Folk, Americana, Rap, Hip Hop, Indie Pop, Indie, Rock, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Solo Artist, Latin, Metal, Pop, Punk, Reggae, Rock, singer and songwriter, frontman or woman, live act and new act. Tickets are $8 July 22nd -Aug 3rd and $10 if purchased the day of the event. Visit www.pitch.com/musicshowcase for more information.

    Frank Ancona Honda is located at 1000 North Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062. The dealership is celebrating its 50-year anniversary and is a family-owned business that has been in Olathe since 1961. “Like Us” on Facebook: FrankAnconaHonda and Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

    July 21, 2011

    Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda’s Press Release Posted On Major News Sites Including Yahoo!Finance.com, Reuters.com & Businessweek.com

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    Posted by Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

    Kansas City Honda dealer Frank Ancona Honda’s press release was recently posted on news sites including Yahoo!Finance.com, Reuters.com & Businessweek.com. Frank Ancona Honda is sponsoring the only local music awards in Kansas City:The 2011 Pitch Music Showcase on August 4th in Westport and Pitch Music Awards on August 14, 2011 at the Uptown Theater.

    The Music Showcase & Pub Crawl features more than 30 of the best local bands & DJs playing on more than six stages in Westport. Each of the bands or DJs playing at the Showcase are nominees for The 15th Annual Pitch Music Awards on August 14th. This ceremony recognizes the best in every genre of local music: Blues, Country, Bluegrass, DJ, Dance, Electronic, Dance, Folk, Americana, Rap, Hip Hop, Indie Pop, Indie, Rock, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Solo Artist, Latin, Metal, Pop, Punk, Reggae, Rock, singer and songwriter, Frontman or woman, live act and new act.

    The Music Showcase & Awards supplement contains the final Pitch Music Awards ballot, write-ups on all musicians and bands nominated for Pitch Music Awards and advertising directed to a music appreciative reader.

    Frank Ancona Honda is located at 1000 North Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062. The dealership is celebrating its 50-year anniversary and is a family-owned business that has been in Olathe since 1961. “Like Us” on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177 and Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

    July 15, 2011

    Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Sponsors The 2011 Pitch Music Showcase and Pitch Music Awards

    Posted by Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

    Frank Ancona Honda is sponsoring the only local music awards in Kansas City: The 2011 Pitch Music Showcase on August 4th in Westport and Pitch Music Awards on August 14, 2011 at the Uptown Theater.

    The Music Showcase & Pub Crawl features more than 30 of the best local bands & DJs playing on more than six stages in Westport. Each of the bands or DJs playing at the Showcase are nominees for The 15th Annual Pitch Music Awards on August 14th. This ceremony recognizes the best in every genre of local music: Blues, Country, Bluegrass, DJ, Dance, Electronic, Dance, Folk, Americana, Rap, Hip Hop, Indie Pop, Indie, Rock, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Solo Artist, Latin, Metal, Pop, Punk, Reggae, Rock, singer and songwriter, Frontman or woman, live act and new act.

    The Music Showcase & Awards supplement contains the final Pitch Music Awards ballot, write-ups on all musicians and bands nominated for Pitch Music Awards and advertising directed to a music appreciative reader.

    Frank Ancona Honda is located at 1000 North Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062. The dealership is celebrating its 50-year anniversary and is a family-owned business that has been in Olathe since 1961. “Like Us” on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177 and Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

    July 8, 2011

    Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Reviews: Consumer Reports Naming Honda Fit As The Small Car With The Best Overall Value In 2011

    Posted By Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

    We are excited to announce consumer reports’ review of the Honda Fit as the small car with the best overall value in 2011. The Fit also emerged as the best overall value among some 200 different vehicles analyzed, ranging from small cars to luxury sedans.

    According to Consumer Reports
    Although the Jeep Wrangler is well known for its off-road capability, it was named as the overall worst value.
    Consumer Reports mined performance, reliability, and ownership cost data to calculate value scores for some 200 different vehicles, ranging from small cars like the Honda Fit to luxury sedans such as the BMW 750Li.

    Scores are calculated based on the five-year owner cost for each vehicle along with Consumer Reports’ road-test score and the publication’s own predicted reliability. Five-year owner cost estimates factor in depreciation, fuel costs, insurance premiums, interest on financing, maintenance and repairs, and sales tax. Depreciation is by far the largest owner-cost factor.

    In all, eight different categories of vehicles were evaluated including small cars, family cars, upscale sedans, luxury sedans, sporty cars, wagons and minivans, small SUVs and midsized SUVs. Within categories, models were ranked by value score, above or below the average.

    Where to find the best values
    Small, affordable cars are often considered value choices. But some small cars are far better choices than others. At $16,000, the Honda Fit is the top value of more than 200 vehicles in Consumer Reports’ analysis; the similarly priced Chevrolet Aveo is the worst value in its class, with higher owner costs, a low test score, and below-average reliability.

    Several family cars and small SUVs also stand out as good values, including the Honda CR-V, Hyundai Sonata, Subaru Forester, and several Toyotas, notably the Camry, Prius, and RAV4.

    Small and family cars tend to provide the most value for the money, while luxury cars as a class are more expensive to own. But there are always exceptions. For instance, Consumer Reports’ best-value luxury car, the V-8-powered Hyundai Genesis 4.6, has a value score that is the same as the average for all cars.

    Even some SUVs can be relatively good values, but midsize models tend to be more expensive over time due to worse fuel economy and higher purchase prices. Still, several models scored better than average, including the Hyundai Santa Fe, the four-cylinder Kia Sorento, and the V-6 and hybrid versions of the Toyota Highlander.

    When including its Lexus and Scion brands, Toyota led in best values with 11 models. Seven best-value models come from Hyundai and its Kia brands. Five best-value models are from Honda and Acura.

    June 29, 2011

    Yahoo!Finance.com, Reuters.com & BusinessInsider.com Posts Frank Ancona Honda’s Press Release: Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Announces 4th of July Special: 0.9% APR on New Honda Cars

    Posted By: Jason Heard, sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda

    Yahoo!Finance.com, Reuters.com & BusinessInsider.com Posts Frank Ancona Honda’s Press Release: Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Announces 4th of July Special: 0.9% APR on New Honda Cars.

    KANSAS CITY, MO — Kansas City Honda Dealer, Frank Ancona Honda, recently announced 4th of July special: 0.9% APR for 24-60 months on the 2011 Honda Accord Sedan, Honda CR-V, Honda Fit and Honda CR-Z.

    2011 Honda Accord Sedan

    Offer valid from June 24 – July 5, 2011

    0.9% APR for 24-60 months

    http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx

    2011 Honda CR-V

    Offer valid from June 24 – July 5, 2011

    0.9% APR for 24-60 months

    http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx

    2011 Honda Fit

    Offer valid from June 24 – July 5, 2011

    0.9% APR for 24-60 months

    http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx

    2011 Honda CR-Z

    Offer valid from June 24 – July 5, 2011

    0.9% APR for 24-60 months

    http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx

    Frank Ancona Honda is located at 1000 North Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062. The dealership is celebrating its 50-year anniversary and is a family-owned business that has been in Olathe since 1961. “Like Us” on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177 and Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

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    June 24, 2011

    2011 Honda Odyssey Wins Cars.com’s Ultimate Minivan Shootout!

    Posted by Jason Heard, sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda

    The 2011 Honda Odyssey was just named the Ultimate Minivan by the editors at Cars.com, USA Today and “MotorWeek.”

    Check out the 2011 Honda Odyssey: Special 4th of July Offer

    All of the redesigned minivans faced off this spring in a head-to-head shootout to determine which was best and the Odyssey beat out all of its competitors. It’s a big accomplishment! View the article here and pick up a copy of today’s USA Today at your newsstand.

    Winning an award from Cars.com sends a strong message to your customers about the quality of the Odyssey. Sharing this news in your dealership, on your social networks and in planned marketing materials is a great way to spread the news to potential customers.

    June 10, 2011

    Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Announces: 2012 Civic Sedan Earns Top Safety Pick by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety!

    By Jason Heard, Sales Manager

    The 2012 Civic Sedan just earned a 2011 “Top Safety Pick” distinction from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), despite more stringent testing guidelines this year. Not bad for a compact.

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    May 31, 2011

    Frank Ancona Honda Celebrates Its 50 Year Anniversary With Happy Honda Owners Across The U.S.

    In a recent interview that we posted on a community forum, several Honda owners responded to our post: “If you are a happy Honda owner, please help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary by submitting  your best Honda story in 200 words or less. The best stories will be featured on our blog and other social networking sites.”

    Here are some of the responses-

    Happy Honda Family of 7!
    I drive a Honda Odyssey and my husband drives a Honda Pilot. We have 5 children and will only drive a Honda! Honda’s are known for safety, sleek looks and will hold our big happy family! My last car was an Odyssey too and before children I drove a Honda Civic. We are a Happy Honda Family! Before I had children I said I would never drive a minivan but now that I drive an Odyssey I want no other vehicle to transport my growing family! I’m glad my Odyssey seats 8 people too so we have room in case we ever have another addition to our growing family! Honda’s are comfortable too and Honda has thought of everything! I love the sunroof in my minivan! How cool is that, that I get to drive a minivan that has a sunroof!

    Successfully Yours,

    -Stacy Pursell

    When “best” isn’t always happy

    I’ll readily admit I’m obsessed with my 2009 purple Honda Fit. She has an identity – clearly, a gender, too – and a name: Aubergine, which means “eggplant” in French. So I’m sure you can imagine how distraught I was to receive a 4:30 a.m. call from the local police last year, telling me I had to leave the security and stress-free shelter of my apartment. Aubergine had been “de-tired” – her alloy wheels and tires removed – and dropped onto two milk crates, one under each side between the front and back doors. The month that followed was replete with insurance headaches, repair shop ineptitudes and all the while, my husband and I were searching for our first home. No one had cautioned me about the importance of wheel locks, so I readily share this story – as well as the photos from that fateful morning, still saved on my BlackBerry – to Fit owners and others who adore their small cars. Aubergine celebrated the one-year anniversary of her de-tiring safe in her half of our two-car garage – and hopefully she’ll never been vandalized again!

    -Margot MacKay

     

    May 23, 2011

    Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Announces $0 Due at Lease Signing on 2011 Pilot, Odyssey, CR-V and Accord

    Frank Ancona Honda announces $0 due at lease signing on the 2011 Honda Pilot, Odyssey, CR-V and Accord.

    2011 Pilot 5 Speed Automatic 2WD LX Featured Special Lease
    Offer valid from 5/3/2011 through 5/31/2011
    $0 first months payment, $350.00 per month for 35 months
    $0 down payment, $0 security deposit. For well-qualified lessees.
    2011 Odyssey 5 Speed Automatic LX Featured Special Lease
    Offer valid from 5/3/2011 through 5/31/2011
    $360.00 per month for 36 months. $0.00 total due at signing.
    2011 CR-V 5 Speed Automatic 2WD LX Featured Special Lease
    Offer valid from 5/3/2011 through 5/31/2011
    $0 first months payment, $280.00 per month for 35 months
    $0 down payment, $0 security deposit. For well-qualified lessees.
    2011 Accord Sedan 5 Speed Automatic LX Featured Special Lease
    Offer valid from 5/3/2011 through 5/31/2011
    $0 first months payment, $260.00 per month for 35 months
    $0 down payment, $0 security deposit. For well-qualified lessees.

    May 19, 2011

    Attention New Owners: You Are Invited to Frank Ancona Honda’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and New Owners Clinic

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    You are Invited to Frank Ancona Honda’s New Owners Clinic and 50th Anniversary Celebration!

    The event will be held June 22nd 2011 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

    Experts will be available to answer questions about your cars features, service needs and other features.

    Food and Beverages will be served.

    Please RSVP no later than June 10th, 2011 to Jason Heard (913)-782-3636. jheard@frankanconahonda.com

    We Look forward to seeing you!

    Jason Heard
    General Sales Manager
    Frank Ancona Honda

    May 18, 2011

    JULIANN ZIMMERMAN IS RETIRING FROM FRANK ANCONA HONDA May 31, 2011

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    Julie has been employed with Frank Ancona Honda since September 2006. She has worked as our Accounts Payable/ Accounts Receiveable representative since her employment here. You will also see Julie at the receptionist desk answering phones as needed or in other areas of the dealership where extra help may be needed.

    Julie has touched the lives of many people while here and we would like to invite you help us wish her a “Happy Retirement.” We would like to give her a great send off. If you’ve worked with Julie in the past or present and would like to wish her a “Happy Retirement”feel free to send a card to her in care of the dealership or stop in to wish her well.

    May 12, 2011

    2012 Honda Civic Hybrid’s New Fuel Efficient feature: ECO Assist

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    Here is some information from Honda’s website on the new ECO Assist feature on the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid.

    He who drives with the most efficiency, wins.

    Push Yourself

    The Civic Hybrid now has a quick and easy way to boost your efficiency. Just push the ECON button[1]. The engine and other power-using systems will then go into super-efficient mode to maximize your mileage.

    Coach is Calling

    If you’re trying to squeeze every mile out of a gallon (and who isn’t these days?), keep an eye on the Honda Eco Assist™[1] feature. Those blue and green bars on either side of the speedometer indicate your level of efficiency as you drive.

    Hybrids Go the Distance

    All Civic models have Eco Assist™, but the Hybrid model makes the most of it by giving you a handy Eco Guide to help you along the way, and by tabulating your Eco Score at the end of each drive.

    Give Me an MPG

    Take advantage of all the gas-saving technology in a new Civic Hybrid, and you can get an EPA estimated 44 mpg[2] on the highway. That’s money in the tank. And a neighborly nod to the environment.

    Leaves, a Legacy

    The Civic Hybrid benefits from all the innovations since Honda introduced the first gas-electric hybrid to the American market in 1999. It’s all led to this latest milestone: a next-generation Civic Hybrid available with an impressive AT-PZEV CARB Emissions Rating[3].

    [1] Eco Assist and the ECON button are trademarks of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., and may not be used or reproduced without prior written approval.

    [2] 44 city/44 hwy/44 combined mpg. Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

    May 5, 2011

    Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Announces Arrival of the New 2012 Honda Civic Sedan

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    Kansas City Honda dealer, Frank Ancona Honda, recently announced the arrival of the new 2012 Honda Civic Sedan.

    View all of the features on the 2012 Honda Civic: http://bit.ly/esyPL6

    The 2012 Honda Civic Sedan offers the brisk performance of a 140-hp, 1.8-liter, 16-valve, SOHC i-VTEC®engine that has been refined for 2012 with many friction-reducing and airflow improvements. Weight-saving technologies, improved aerodynamics and engine modifications result in a new Civic with some impressive new EPA ratings.

    The 2012 Honda Civic Sedan is environmentally friendly and now achieves 28 city/39 highway MPG. Plus, increased structural rigidity makes for more responsive handling. Every 2012 Civic with an automatic transmission earns a PZEV (Partial-Zero-Emission Vehicle) rating in states that adhere to CARB standards[2]. Exercise your options: Choose the smooth-shifting 5-speed automatic. Or there’s the 5-speed manual (DX, LX).

    Frank Ancona Honda is located at 1000 North Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062. The dealership is celebrating its 50-year anniversary and is a family-owned business that has been in Olathe since 1961. “Like Us” on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177 and Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

     

    April 26, 2011

    2012 Honda Civic 44 MPG Hybrid Provides Fuel Efficient Alternatives to High Gas Prices

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    Posted By: Jason Heard

    Here is a recent blog post from Gas 2.0, written by Christopher DeMorro, announcing the 44 mpg rating of the new 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid.

    Honda Civic Hybrid: 44 MPG, up to 68.7 MPG?

    Hello, Prius? Yeah, there’s a new guy in the neighborhood, and he’d like to talk about fuel efficiency. His name is the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, and he’s got a 44/44/44 mpg rating. And he looks like a car.

    While its not quite the 45 mpg rating we were promised, this 44 mpg rating on the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid is an impressive feat of engineering for a number of reasons, not the least of which was building a hybrid on one of the top selling vehicle platforms of all time. That could help the Civic Hybrid to attain the sales volume needed to make an impact on the dominant Prius sales. But as I’ve pointed out before, the MPG Gap is quickly closing between Toyota’s hybrid and the rest of the crowd, and they’re doing it in vehicles with more mass market appeal. The Civic Hybrid is 7 MPG behind in highway driving, but only 4 in the city, and I like that I could buy a Civic Hybrid, and most people wouldn’t even notice the difference (on the outside at least.)

    So how did Honda improve its hybrid system for that lovely 44 mpg rating? They gave the new Civic Hybrid lithium-ion batteries to start with, which were 30% smaller than the old nickel-hydride battery pack (that the Prius V gets stuck with here in the states.) They also gave the hybrid a slightly larger engine, from 1.3 to 1.5 liters, which provides more power using the same amount of fuel. The electric motors also had their output bumped up to 20 kW as well. All told, HybridCars was able to get 68.7 mpg on a 10-mile road course set up by Honda, the best mpg score of the day during a media preview earlier in April (where was my invite?? I coulda done better.)

    Alas, the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid will have a starting cost of $24,050; throw in leather, satellite radio and navigation and you’re talking closer to $27,000. Honda doesn’t have too high of sales hopes for the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid at just around 1,300 units a month, but with the extra volume from other Civic sales they can continue to invest in fuel-saving technology that will eventually spread out across their whole lineup. Sure, some media outlets aren’t happy with the lack of dynamic changes to the Civic’s looks, but I really like the looks of the most recent Civics. It feels like a completely different class of car from the Civics of old, but it doesn’t come across as trying to make a statement either. It’s just a really, really, really efficient version of the Civic, and that tickles me just right.

    April 19, 2011

    Kansas City Honda Dealer Rolls Out New Drive Green Car Blog, Video & Social Networking Promotions in Time for Earth Day

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    Kansas City Honda Dealer, Frank Ancona Honda, rolled out a new green car blog (www.drivegreencarsblog.com), promotional video featuring the new CR-Z hybrid sport and social networking offers in time for Earth Day.

    Jason Heard, sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda, said that their Kansas City Honda dealership was looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day. “Jennings Social Media Marketing suggested a more eco-friendly strategy focused on our hybrids, so we ran with the green car blog, new CR-Z video and ways to connect with Frank Ancona Honda fans on Facebook and Twitter,” said Heard.

    The dealership is looking for new opportunities to reach social networking enthusiasts and is driving traffic to its social networking pages with special offers on cars, service and parts. Check out Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177?ref=ts and Twitter: @anconahonda.

    Frank Ancona Honda is located at 1000 North Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062. The dealership is celebrating its 50-year anniversary and is a family-owned business that has been in Olathe since 1961. “Like Us” on Facebook: at Frank Ancona Honda and Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

    April 13, 2011

    Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Reviews CR-Z Hybrid Sport For Earth Day!

    Jason Heard, sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda, reviewed the 2011 Honda CR-Z in time for Earth Day.   Check out their new specials at frankanconahonda.com.

    According to Heard, the CR-Z makes eco-friendly fun and sporty with its manual transmission, integrated motor assist gas electric motor, storage space and fuel efficiency.

    Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter at @AnconaHonda. Visit drivegreencarsblog.com!

    Watch Video

    April 6, 2011

    Honda Dealer in Kansas City Frank Ancona Honda Promotes Online Car Shopping- Buy a Honda

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    Frank Ancona Honda launched a campaign to promote online shopping for new and pre-owned Honda cars. Frank Ancona Honda’s website http://www.frankanconahonda.com/ makes it easy to browse, select a model, compare, value your trade, check specials and latest financing, get a price quote and even get pre-approved. Research Honda cars before you buy at http://www.frankanconahonda.com/

    March 31, 2011

    Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda’s Really Big Thing is Back!

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    Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda’s Really Big Thing is back: $0 due at signing, $0 first month payment, $0 down payment, $0 security deposit when you lease a 2011 Accord Sedan, 2011 Civic Sedan or a 2011 CR-V.

    Twitter @AnconaHonda
    Facebook: Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177?filter=1

     

    March 24, 2011

    2011 Honda Odyssey Receives Safest Minivan Honors

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    Here is an article from Auto Evolution, written by Daniel Patrascu, announcing that the Honda Odyssey has recently been named the safest minivan for 2011 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

    Honda Odyssey, Safest Minivan for 2011

    As a testimony to the way in which Honda’s new Odyssey minivan has been designed, two of America’s most renowned safety organizations, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have both given the model their highest scores in the crash test conducted this year. The achievement, in the case of other models not surprising, comes to establish the Odyssey as the first and single minivan to have achieved top scores from both organizations this year.

    Both of the organizations crash tested the Odyssey in the beginning of the year, but only now the Japanese car maker can safely say that their vehicle is the best in its class as far as the safety of the occupants go.

    The new Odyssey, launched last year, is Honda’s take on a segment that, because of the competition, is growing harder and harder to control. Several important players fight for a piece of the market that stands for a whole lot more in the US than in Europe.

    Honda’s Odyssey, seen by the manufacturer who produces it as one of the most successful minivans it has ever made, is trying to build on the all-American appeal by being designed and engineered in the US and assembled at the Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) plant, using mostly domestic parts.

    For the new model year, Honda has tweaked the model a bit, adding little extras like a more powerful 3.5l i-VTEC V6 engine (248 hp), a new 3-mode second-row seat design or a rear entertainment system with a 16.2-inch ultrawide split-screen display.

    March 18, 2011

    Sales Consultant Greg Kessler Receives Gold Master Recognition by American Honda

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    Frank Ancona Honda Sales Consultant Greg Kessler was recently honored by American Honda Motor Co. Inc., for achieving the Gold Master membership level in the 2010 Council of Sales Leadership recognition program. This distinguished honor is awarded to an elite group of Honda Sales Consultants who consistently exhibit sales leadership and professionalism.

    The Honda Council of Sales Leadership is an annual recognition program designed to encourage professional development and sales excellence throughout Honda dealerships nationwide. By measuring sales volume, customer satisfaction, and professional knowledge, the program identifies Sales Consultants who excel at enhancing the customer buying experience. The Gold Master winners being recognized this year have delivered exemplary performance in all three categories for at least three out of the past five years at their dealerships. These esteemed Sales Consultants played a significant role in maintaining Honda’s industry-leading owner loyalty.

    Kessler has been named a member of the Council of Sales Leadership for the [ordinal number of years] time and has earned Gold Master status for the 12th time. He was among the 470, out of more than 13,000, Honda Sales Consultants recognized as a Gold Master member in 2010. Kessler has been proudly serving Honda customers at Frank Ancona Honda in Olathe for 17 years.

    March 7, 2011

    Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Announces 2011 March Madness Deals

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    Frank Ancona Honda in Olathe recently announced deals for March Madness 2011. The dealership is offering specials on a variety of new cars, including the 2011 Pilot 5 Speed Automatic 2WD LX and 2010 Ridgeline, at frankanconahonda.com including $0 down payment, $0 security deposit, $0 first month’s payment and $0 due at lease signing.

    Some of the current deals include the following:

    $0 down payment, $0 security deposit, $0 first month’s payment, $0 due at lease signing
    2011 Pilot 5 Speed Automatic 2WD LX Featured Special Lease – Zero Due at Lease Signing
    Offer valid from 3/1/2011 through 5/2/2011

    The 2011 Pilot features second row 60/40 split reclining, sliding, flat-folding bench seat, 8-passenger seating, ambient console lighting, auto-dimming rearview mirror with rearview camera display, four tie-down anchors, bag hooks, conversation mirror with sunglasses holder, courtesy door lights, cruise control and dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

    1.9% APR for 24-36 months or 2.9% APR for 37-60 months.
    2010 Ridgeline Special APR
    Offer valid from 3/1/2011 through 5/2/2011

    The 2010 Ridgeline has a 5-speed automatic transmission built for heavy duty truck use. It’s features include 60/40 lift-up rear seat with underseat storage, integrated rearview camera, auto day/night mirror with compass, ambient console lighting, sunglasses holder, seatback pockets, courtesy door lights, cruise control and dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors.

    February 28, 2011

    Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Press Release Posted on MSNBC.com

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    Kansas City Honda Dealer, Frank Ancona Honda, press release regarding Presidents’ Day deals was recently posted on MSNBC.com

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Frank Ancona Honda, a Kansas City Honda dealer, recently announced Presidents’ Day deals on a variety of new cars including the 2010 Civic Hybrid, 2011 Pilot and 2011 Odyssey.

    View all Presidents’ Day deals: http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx

    Here are some of the deals —

    • 2010 Civic Hybrid Special APR
      Offer valid from 1/5/2011 through 2/28/2011
      0.9% APR for 24- 60 months
      The Civic Hybrid has a number of eco-friendly qualities such as continuously variable automatic transmission, direct ignition system, drive-by-wire throttle, electric power rack and pinion steering, front and rear stabilizer bars, front wheel drive, MacPherson strut front suspension, multi-link rear suspension, nickel-metal hydride 158-volt battery pack, power ventilated front and solid rear disc brakes (http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx).
    • 2011 Pilot 5 Speed Automatic 2WD LX Featured Special Lease
      Offer valid from 1/5/2011 through 2/28/2011
      $0 first month’s payment, $380.00 per month for 35 months
      The 2011 Pilot is perfect for all seasons with 17″ alloy wheels, fog lights, front and rear splash guards, heat-rejecting green-tinted glass, intermittent rear window wiper/washer, multi-reflector halogen headlights with auto on and/off, P245/65R17 all-season tires and rear privacy glass (http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx).
    • 2011 Odyssey 5 Speed Automatic LX Featured Special Lease
      Offer valid from 1/5/2011 through 2/28/2011
      $0 first month’s payment, $380.00 per month for 35 months
      The 2010 Honda Odyssey has many safety features including 2nd row outboard and 3rd row middle lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH), 3-point seat belts in all seating positions, front and 2nd row outboard adjustable seatbelt anchors, 3rd row outboard child seat tether anchors, 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD), advanced compatibility engineering (ACE), body structure, brake assist, child-proof rear door locks, dual front side-impact airbags with passenger-side occupant position detection, side-impact door beams, tire pressure monitoring system with location and pressure indicators, vehicle stability assist (VSA) with traction control (http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx).

    Frank Ancona Honda is located at 1000 N. Rogers Road, Olathe, Kan. 66062 and offers a variety of new and used Hondas. Visit http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx to view current deals. Twitter @anconahonda
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    February 18, 2011

    Frank Ancona Honda Participating in Sponsor-A-Highway

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    In an effort to help keep the roads clean in Kansas, Frank Ancona Honda has recently sponsored a highway through the Kansas Department of Transportation on I-35 by the 119th street exit.

    February 15, 2011

    Honda Civic GX Tops Greenest Cars List for Eighth Straight Year

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    Here is a blog post from Forbes, written by William Pentland, about the Honda Civic GX receiving the top vote for the greenest vehicle from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

    Honda Claims Greenest Car Honors, Again

    Honda’s Civic GX took the top spot in the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s 14th annual “green car” rankings for the eighth consecutive year.

    Honda managed to secure the title amidst a rapidly expanding field of electric cars, plug-in electric hybrids, gasoline hybrids, diesels, natural gas vehicles, and the relentlessly improving “conventional” gasoline vehicles. But below the top spot, the “Greenest” list sees a shake-up: the all-electric Nissan Leaf places second, followed by the gasoline-powered Smart Fortwo. Hybrids take the next three spots, followed closely by Ford’s new Fiesta SFE and the Chevrolet Cruze Eco. Also notable on this year’s list is the Hyundai Elantra, with a 4 mile-per-gallon jump in fuel economy over the 2010 model. Rounding out the “Greenest” are the Mazda 2 and the much-touted Chevrolet Volt “extended-range EV.”

    The strong showing of conventional vehicles in the top twelve is a testament to how serious manufacturers have gotten about recasting these vehicles as fuel-sippers with transmission refinements, weight savings, and sophisticated internal combustion engines.

    “We’re seeing an increasing number of highly efficient gasoline options from both foreign and domestic automakers along with the first electric vehicles. Ford introduced the Fiesta this year and Chevrolet debuted the Cruze, both of which do exceedingly well in our ratings,” said ACEEE vehicle analyst Shruti Vaidyanathan.

    February 10, 2011

    Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Announces Presidents’ Day Sale on New Cars

    KANSAS CITY, MO–(Marketwire – February 3, 2011) – Frank Ancona Honda, a Kansas City Honda dealer, recently announced Presidents’ Day deals on a variety of new cars including the 2010 Civic Hybrid, 2011 Pilot and 2011 Odyssey.

    View all Presidents’ Day deals: http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx

    Here are some of the deals —

    • 2010 Civic Hybrid Special APR
      Offer valid from 1/5/2011 through 2/28/2011
      0.9% APR for 24- 60 months
      The Civic Hybrid has a number of eco-friendly qualities such as continuously variable automatic transmission, direct ignition system, drive-by-wire throttle, electric power rack and pinion steering, front and rear stabilizer bars, front wheel drive, MacPherson strut front suspension, multi-link rear suspension, nickel-metal hydride 158-volt battery pack, power ventilated front and solid rear disc brakes (http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx).

    • 2011 Pilot 5 Speed Automatic 2WD LX Featured Special Lease
      Offer valid from 1/5/2011 through 2/28/2011
      $0 first month’s payment, $380.00 per month for 35 months
      The 2011 Pilot is perfect for all seasons with 17″ alloy wheels, fog lights, front and rear splash guards, heat-rejecting green-tinted glass, intermittent rear window wiper/washer, multi-reflector halogen headlights with auto on and/off, P245/65R17 all-season tires and rear privacy glass (http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx).

    • 2011 Odyssey 5 Speed Automatic LX Featured Special Lease
      Offer valid from 1/5/2011 through 2/28/2011
      $0 first month’s payment, $380.00 per month for 35 months
      The 2010 Honda Odyssey has many safety features including 2nd row outboard and 3rd row middle lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH), 3-point seat belts in all seating positions, front and 2nd row outboard adjustable seatbelt anchors, 3rd row outboard child seat tether anchors, 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD), advanced compatibility engineering (ACE), body structure, brake assist, child-proof rear door locks, dual front side-impact airbags with passenger-side occupant position detection, side-impact door beams, tire pressure monitoring system with location and pressure indicators, vehicle stability assist (VSA) with traction control (http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx).

    Frank Ancona Honda is located at 1000 N. Rogers Road, Olathe, Kan. 66062 and offers a variety of new and used Hondas. Visit http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx to view current deals. Twitter @anconahonda
    Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177

    February 1, 2011

    Frank Ancona Honda Receives Outstanding Review for Service by Customer

    Here is a comment from one customer on his recent visit with Frank Ancona Honda for an oil change.

    Comment:

    Just wanted to pass on that Friday we came in to get an oil change, our service advisor was Brian Hall.  Just wanted to let you know how friendly and courteous he was.  Very glad for his service. 

    Thanks Brian!

    January 28, 2011

    USA Today Announces: Honda Odyssey earns top five-star safety rating

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    Once again, Honda comes up on top when it comes to safety ratings.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently awarded the 2011 Honda Odyssey with a five star rating from their new crash-test rating system.

    Honda Odyssey earns top five-star safety rating

    The 2011 Honda Odyssey received an overall rating of five stars in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new crash-test rating system, the safety agency announced today.

    The Odyssey’s overall composite score is composed of a five-star frontal, four-star rollover and a five-star rating for the combined side pole and barrier tests. The side barrier test is an area where other vehicles have shown weakness with the safety agency’s new testing format. The side pole test simulates a 20-mph side-impact crash into a 10-inch-diameter pole or tree at a 75-degree angle just behind the A-pillar on the driver’s side.

    According to Honda, the four-star rollover rating is actually the highest rating a vehicle of this body type can achieve under NHTSA’s testing methodology:

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently announced the Odyssey received a top score of Good in all of its crash tests but hasn’t completed a roof-strength test that is required to earn the Top Safety Pick designation.

    Out of the more than 50 models NHTSA has tested so far, only 11 have earned a five-star rating under the revamped system: Acura MDX, BMW 5 Series, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia, GMC Sierra, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata and Volvo XC60. NHTSA still has few more models left to test for 2011.

    January 20, 2011

    Frank Ancona Honda Receives Positive Reviews on Service and Efficiency

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    Here are some reviews that I would like to share from our customers at Frank Ancona Honda in Olathe, Kansas.  The first review is from Erin B. of Gardner, on Yelp.com

    Erin B.
    Gardner, KS
    7/8/2010

    Although, I didn’t buy my Honda at Frank Ancona, I did take it there for an oil change. I called and they were able to get my car in that afternoon, unlike some other dealerships. I pulled in and my car was taken car of quickly. They have a WONDERFUL waiting room. There is coffee, juice, snacks, children’s books/toys, and a clean environment. They also gave my Honda a quick car wash before bringing it back to me. I highly recommend this dealership!

    The following reviews are from local.yahoo.com

    by bob 04/15/2010

    Awesome place. They really take care of you here. They get the job done, and do it right the very first time! 5 stars all the way!

    by Soccer Mom 03/02/2009

    I have been going to F.A Honda’s Service dept for the past 6 months or so. I have been very pleased with the Service. David Ricketts is very professional and honest. He does not recommend unnecessary maintainence work to be done. Being a single mom and someone who doesn’t know too much about car maintenance, I’m very comfortable taking my van to that Service dept. I know they will NOT ” take me for a ride”.

    January 10, 2011

    Frank Ancona Honda Mom’s Express Service in Olathe

    Attention busy Moms! Come into Frank Ancona Honda Express Service and receive an oil change, tire rotation, multi-point inspection and a car wash in about 30 minutes. No appointment necessary!

    While your car is worked on by Honda technicians, enjoy the Frank Ancona Honda waiting area with free donuts, coffee,WiFi and an area for kids!

    Frank Ancona Honda is located at 1000 N. Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062 and offers a variety of new and used Hondas.

    Twitter @AnconaHonda
    Facebook: Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177?filter=1

    January 6, 2011

    Frank Ancona Honda in Olathe Releases Videos to Announce Express Service

    Frank Ancona Honda released a video that highlights the Express Service, including oil changes, tire rotation, multi-point inspection and a car wash in approximately 30 minutes, without making an appointment.  New inventory specials are also available at: http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx .

    Enjoy complimentary donuts and coffee while you wait.  Frank Ancona Honda is the perfect service for busy moms or anyone on a tight schedule with WiFi availability and an area for children to play.

    Frank Ancona Honda is located at 1000 N. Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062 and offers a variety of new and used Hondas.
    Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda

    Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177?filter=1

    December 29, 2010

    Frank Ancona Honda Announces Deals for Happy Honda Days 2010

    Frank Ancona Honda in Olathe recently announced deals for Happy Honda Days 2010. The dealership is offering specials on a variety of new cars (http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx), including 0.9 percent APR for 24-60 months, $0 down payment, $0 security deposit, $0 first month’s payment and $0 due at lease signing.
    Some of the current deals include the following:

    $0 down payment, $0 security deposit, $0 first month’s payment, $0 due at lease signing
    2011 Pilot 5 Speed Automatic 2WD LX Featured Special Lease – Zero Due at Lease Signing
    Offer valid from 11/2/2010 through 1/4/2011

    The 2011 Pilot features second row 60/40 split reclining, sliding, flat-folding bench seat, 8-passenger seating, ambient console lighting, auto-dimming rearview mirror with rearview camera display, four tie-down anchors, bag hooks, conversation mirror  with sunglasses holder, courtesy door lights, cruise control and dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors (http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx).

    $0 down payment, $0 security deposit, $0 first month’s payment, $0 due at lease signing
    2010 Insight CVT LX
    Offer valid from 11/2/2010 through 1/4/2011

    The 2010 Insight CVT LX has a number of safety features including three point seat belts in all positions , front adjustable seat belt anchors, four-wheel anti-lock braking system with electronic brake distribution, advanced compatibility engineering body structure, child-proof rear door locks, dual front side-impact airbags with passenger-side occupant position detection system, dual-stage, dual-threshold driver and  front passenger airbags, outboard lower anchors and tethers for children,  side curtain air bag, side-impact door beams and tire pressure monitoring system (http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx).

    Visit http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx for more offers.

    December 21, 2010

    USATODAY.com Posts Frank Ancona Honda Press Release: Frank Ancona Honda Announces Happy Honda Days 2010 in Olathe

    USATODAY.com recently posted Frank Ancona Honda’s press release regarding Happy Honda Days in Olathe, Kan. The dealership is currently offering specials on a variety of new cars (http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx).

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    December 16, 2010

    Frank Ancona Honda Announces Happy Honda Days 2010 in Olathe

    Frank Ancona Honda in Olathe recently announced Happy Honda Days 2010. The dealership is offering specials on a variety of new cars (http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx), including 0.9 percent APR for 24-60 months, $0 down payment, $0 security deposit, $0 first month’s payment and $0 due at lease signing.

    Additionally, the Honda dealership is running a new social media campaign and special Web promotion on new cars. Come into Frank Ancona Honda at 1000 North Rogers Road, Olathe, Kan. 66062 with this press release and receive $100 service credit with a purchase of a new car.

    More Specials from Happy Honda Days:

    • 0.9% APR for 24- 60 months

    2010 Civic Hybrid Special HFS A.P.R. Financing.

    Offer valid from 11/2/2010 through 1/4/2011

    The Civic Hybrid has a number of eco-friendly qualities such as continuously variable automatic transmission, direct ignition system, drive-by-wire throttle, electric power rack and pinion steering, front and rear stabilizer bars, front wheel drive, MacPherson strut front suspension, multi-link rear suspension, nickel-metal hydride 158-volt battery pack, power ventilated front and solid rear disc brakes (http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx).

    • $0 down payment, $0 security deposit, $0 first month’s payment, $0 due at lease signing.

    2010 Accord Crosstour 5 Speed Automatic 2WD EX V-6 Featured Special Lease

    Offer valid from 11/2/2010 through 1/4/2011.

    The Accord Crosstour has features including 18″ alloy wheels, body-colored folding heated power mirrors with memory, reverse gear tilt-down, chrome door handles and window trim, compact spare tire, fog lights, one-touch power moonroof, projector-beam halogen headlights with auto-on and off, push-release fuel door, rear privacy glass and rear window wiper and washer (http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx).

    • $0 down payment, $0 security deposit, $0 first month’s payment, $0 due at lease signing.

    2011 Odyssey 5 Speed Automatic LX Featured Special Lease

    Offer valid from 11/2/2010 through 1/4/2011.

    The 2010 Honda Odyssey has many safety features including 2nd row outboard and 3rd row middle lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH), 3-point seat belts in all seating positions, front and 2nd row outboard adjustable seatbelt anchors, 3rd row outboard child seat tether anchors, 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD), advanced compatibility engineering (ACE), body structure, brake assist, child-proof rear door locks, dual front side-impact airbags with passenger-side occupant position detection, side-impact door beams, tire pressure monitoring system with location and pressure indicators, vehicle stability assist (VSA) with traction control (http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx).