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September 15, 2014

What Does It Mean To Lease A Honda?

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Photo credit: greggoconnell / Foter / CC BY

If you like to trade cars every few years — leasing may be for you.
If you like knowing your car is under warranty — leasing may be for you.
If you don’t like to do an abundance of maintenance — leasing may be for you.

A car lease allows you to drive a new vehicle without having to pay a large sum of cash or take out a loan. Usually in order to lease a car, you make a small down payment — less than the typical 20 percent of a car’s value you’d pay to buy– followed by monthly payments for the term of the lease. Typically a lease runs for three years and 12,000 or 15,000 miles per
year.

It is important to remember that once the lease expires you do not own the car. Essentially you are renting, not buying, the car. Once the lease has ended you can buy the car, or return it a lease another one. Keep in mind that by leasing you do not have equity in the car to use toward the purchase of another vehicle.

Steps on how to lease can be found here.

August 16, 2014

How To Get The Best Trade In Value for Your Used Honda

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Jason Heard, general manager at Frank Ancona Honda in Olathe, recently weighed in on a popular debate among consumers about whether selling your car privately or to a dealership allows you to get the best trade in value. Here is what he had to say.

1. The cost: Will you need to spend money advertising it? Will you be spending money getting it ready to sell? i.e. detailing or servicing. Trading-in may also offer a tax advantage if you are buying a vehicle at the same time.

2. The time investment: When will people call or want to look at the car? Will your
workday be interrupted with calls from potential buyers? Will your evenings
be taken up with folks wanting to look at the car? How many dealer opinions will you want?

3. Safety: Do you want people knowing your number or your address? Coming to
your home?

According to MSN Auto, trading in is all about convenience. With a dealership there are no advertisements to place, no test drives to arrange, and no legal battles to fight if your recently-sold car breaks down. Your local car dealership will also take your car and then work to get it in like new condition and retail it for a profit.

Heard added, “If you have a nice car, you may be surprised at how much you will be given. If you sell on your own, buyers may not be willing to put the extra work in, which may result in a lower offer.”

Either route you choose make sure that you check the market, do your research and have a realistic view of your car and its value to help you make the best decision. US News suggests researching with a third-party website like KelleyBlueBook.com to get a rough estimate of how much your car is worth. Plug in as many details as possible, such as a built-in navigation system, CD player, leather upholstery and other features, since they could increase the value of your vehicle.

December 22, 2013

Coats For Kids Drive A Success!

We’d like to thank all our customers and employees for a very successful Coats For Kids drive this year!

In autumn, we asked everyone to drop off gently-used kids coats at Frank Ancona Honda. The coats were distributed to Coats For Kids, which aims to assist in the health and educational needs of children from low-income families by donating coats to keep them warm in cold weather.


Photo Credit: Coats For Kids/Operation Warm

Jason Heard, general sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda, said, “Our customers came through yet again with another very successful Coats For Kids donation drive at Frank Ancona Honda. We want to thank our customers and employees for their commitment to the children of Kansas City. Another special thanks goes to Pride Cleaners for getting all of the coats clean.”

The cutoff date for this year was Dec. 7, but the drive will run throughout the entirety of 2014 to prepare for next year’s winter needs.

To learn more about Coats for Kids and the inspirational work they do, please visit http://www.coats-for-kids.org/.

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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