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February 23, 2015

Enter For A Chance To Win A New Honda at the KCI Auto Show

The Kansas City International Auto Show is back in town, coming to Bartle Hall March 4th through 8th. This year the KCI Auto Show is showing some love to Honda by giving away a Honda Fit. In return, Frank Ancona Honda is showing some love to attendees by offering $250 off a new vehicle purchase when they bring in their ticket stub.

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This year’s auto show gives attendees over 500 new cars, trucks and SUVs to explore with incredible new features. If you have been following the other big auto shows, you know there is going to be so many cool specs and technology on display.

Every day of the show, there is going to be a Big Car Giveaway. Seven new vehicles will be given out for free to those who register for the competition at specific exhibitions. You have eight chances to enter to win throughout the weekend Frank Ancona Honda knows you are dying for that Honda Fit, so make sure you enter before Saturday at 2pm when the Fit drawing occurs!

The KCI Auto Show is being held at Bartle Hall on West 13th Street in downtown Kansas City. The first day of the auto show is Wednesday with doors opening at 5pm and closing at 10pm. Thursday through Saturday the doors open at 10am and close at 10pm. The last day of the show is Sunday which opens at 10am and closes at 6pm.

Admission is $11 for adults and $6 for children. Here is the best part – if you bring your ticket in to Frank Ancona Honda, you will receive $250 off your purchase of any vehicle on our lot. Of course you may not need this discount if you win the Honda Fit at the show!

 

May 23, 2014

2015 Honda Fit To Arrive At Local Dealerships In June 2014

Every Honda Fit is the perfect fit for you, and the 2015 Honda Fit is no different. The all-new, completely re-imagined Fit will be arriving at local Honda dealerships in June when you can experience its fantastic new features.

The 2015 Fit has something for everyone. (Photo: Honda)

According to Honda, here are the features you can expect to find in the new model-

Aggressive new styling

  • Aerodynamic body constructed from high-tensile steel

  • Striking new grille and headlights

  • Available 16-inch, alloy wheels

Interior evolution

  • 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the Honda-exclusive Magic Seat

  • Increased passenger volume and rear legroom

  • Available leather-trimmed seats

Performance machine

  • i-VTEC engine with Earth Dreams Technology generates 130-horsepower (SAE net) at 6600 rpm and 114 lb.-ft of torque at 4600 rpm

  • 6-speed manual or available Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

  • Revised, sport-tuned suspension

Packed with technology

  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity, rearview camera and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror

  • Available Smart Entry with push button start, Honda LaneWatch and 7-inch Display Audio touch-screen

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) II Body Structure

 

Learn more about the 2015 Fit.

April 4, 2014

Honda Builds Its 20 Millionth Vehicle In The U.S.

Honda is celebrating two big milestones this month! According to a recent press release, Honda plants in the U.S. have produced 20 million automobiles to date. In addition, motor company’s 10 millionth U.S.-built Accord recently rolled off of the assembly line at Honda’s first American plant in Marysville, Ohio.


2014 Honda Accord Sedan (Photo: Honda)

Hidenobu Iwata, president and CEO of Honda of America Mfg. and head of Honda’s North American manufacturing, said, “We are deeply aware that our ability to reach this milestone results from the trust that 20 million customers have placed in our products, and we appreciate their support over the past three decades. We also value the commitment made by tens of thousands of associates at Honda and our hundreds of suppliers in the U.S. who build products of the highest quality for our customers.”

According to the press release, American Honda plants produce 11 different models including four passenger cars and seven light trucks. Since 2011, Honda has invested around $1.6 billion in its American auto plants to expand production and implement new technologies.  In 2013, nearly 95 percent of the Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. were produced in North America.

Check out the press release here.

January 17, 2014

2015 Honda Fit Debuts at 2014 NAIAS

The 2015 Honda Fit was introduced to the world earlier this week at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Honda revealed key features of the much-anticipated car, which is set to launch this spring.


(Photo: Honda)

At the auto show, John Mendel, executive vice president of auto sales at American Honda, said, “The Fit is a small car with big aspirations for a new generation of buyers. Faster, more fuel-efficient and more fun, it is a subcompact with super capabilities. A magically-packaged, do-everything, ready-to-rip, space wonder of a car. It’s simply the best Fit ever and a new benchmark in the segment.”

According to Honda, the vehicle’s features include

  • More power, refinement and fuel efficiency

  • All-new U.S. model showcases dynamic styling and upgraded interior packed with class-leading features and technology

  • Earth Dreams™ Technology engine and transmissions deliver heightened fun-to-drive performance and class-leading fuel efficiency

In addition, the 2015 Fit boasts a sporty, modern, sleek exterior and above-class interior refinement. All 2015 Fit models will come equipped with standard features including Bluetooth® connectivity, a multi-angle rearview camera, and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror. Improved performance, safety and efficiency round out the package.

Click here to find out more.

December 26, 2013

Honda Announces Debut Of 2015 Honda Fit

Honda recently announced in a press release that the all-new 2015 Honda Fit will be debuting at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit Jan. 13, 2014.


2015 Honda Fit concept car. (Photo: Honda)

According to Honda, the new car builds on the current model’s innovative packaging, flexible cargo capability and fun-to-drive character with spirited new styling and a spacious, refined interior packed with leading-edge car technologies. The 2015 Fit, which will be its third generation, will also offer enhanced fuel efficiency and performance courtesy of its Earth Dreams Technology powertrain.

In addition, Honda anticipates that the new Fit will earn class-leading safety ratings in part due to its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure.

Read the full press release here.

January 21, 2013

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda is Kicking Off NFL Playoffs With Special Lease Offers

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager of Frank Ancona Honda

Celebrate the playoffs with special lease offers on all new 2014 Accord Plug-In 2013 Accord Sedan, 2013 Fit Five Speed Automatic and more!

Visit us today to schedule a test drive or call (913) 782-3636!

2014 Accord Plug-In CVT PHEV Featured Lease Special

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only $429 per month for 36 months

Offer valid from 1/15/2013 through 3/4/2013

2013 Accord Sedan CVT LX Featured Lease Special

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only $249 per month for 36 months

Offer valid from 1/3/2013 through 3/4/2013

2013 Fit 5 Speed Automatic Featured Lease Special

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only $169 per months for 36 months

Offer valid from 1/16/2013 through 1/31/2013

November 29, 2012

Honda Wins ALG’s 2013 Residual Value Award for Best Mainstream Brand Topping all Other Competitors in Long Term Value

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

The team at Frank Ancona Honda is pleased to tell its Kansas City customers about the prominent awards American Honda Motor Co., Inc. recently received and to carry on the tradition of excellence!

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. received multiple 2013 Residual Value Awards from ALG, including the top honor of Best Mainstream Brand. Additionally, the 2013 Honda Accord, Honda Odyssey and Honda Fit each received individual Residual Value Awards as the highest ranked vehicles in their respective segments. As the leading provider of residual value information to the automotive industry, ALG’s annual Residual Value Awards honor the vehicles in each industry segment that ALG predicts will retain the highest percentage of their original price after a three-year period.

“Long-term value and reliability are both hallmarks of the Honda brand and we are honored to be recognized by ALG as the industry leader in these key qualities,” said Michael Accavitti, vice president of national marketing operations at American Honda. “The Honda engineering philosophy not only delivers immediate value to our customers but will pay off in the long run as well.”

The Honda brand was named the Best Mainstream Brand for 2013, which recognizes the entire Honda lineup for exceptional vehicle quality, strong brand desirability, and long-term reliability. The all-new 2013 Accord ranked the highest in the ultra competitive Midsize Car category. The Honda Odyssey prevailed in the Best Minivan (MPV) category, retaining the top spot for the second consecutive year. The Honda Fit received a Residual Value Award for the fifth consecutive year in the Sub-Compact Car category. Since 2000, the Honda brand has earned 28 model awards and seven overall brand awards from ALG.

“The Honda brand is a constant in ALG’s Residual Value Award history,” said Larry Dominique, President of ALG. “With its smart, value-focused financial strategy, excellent perceived quality, and the all-new Accord, Honda has proven that it provides a compelling, high residual value package for consumers.”

ALG determines the award winners through careful study of the competition in each segment, historical vehicle performance and industry trends. Vehicle quality, production levels relative to demand, as well as pricing strategies are among the key factors that affect ALG’s residual value forecasts.

January 5, 2012

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Thanks Customers For Successful 2011 & Offers Best APR Specials To Celebrate 2012!

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Last year was a great year to be part of the Frank Ancona Honda family. We participated in Coats for Kids, sponsored The Pitch Music Awards and the Great “Inside” Out Race, ran several new Facebook contests and launched our QR code and SMS campaign.  Of course, none of this would have been possible without the support of our customers. Thank you to all of the Frank Ancona Honda extended family for making 2011 such a success!

In order to make 2012 as great a year as the last, we are dedicated to continuing to offer you the best deals and service.  Make sure you check back to the blog, “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @anconahonda to stay updated on the current happenings at Frank Ancona Honda.

To celebrate the new year, Frank Ancona Honda is offering its best APR specials on the Accord Coupe, Civic Si Coupe, Fit and Odyssey.

2012 Accord Coupe Special APR
0.9% APR for 24-36 months or 1.9% APR for 37-60 months

Offer valid from 1/4/2012 through 2/29/2012

2012 Civic Si Coupe Special APR
0.9% APR for 24-36 months or 1.9% APR for 37-60 months


Offer valid from 1/4/2012 through 2/29/2012

2012 Fit Special APR
0.9% APR for 24-36 months or 1.9% APR for 37-60 months


Offer valid from 1/4/2012 through 2/29/2012

2011 Odyssey Special APR
0.9% APR for 24-36 months or 1.9% APR for 37-60 months


Offer valid from 1/4/2012 through 2/29/2012

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.

Marketing Insight
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 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.”

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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 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 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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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