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May 3, 2016

Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4: Compare the Most Popular Compact Crossovers

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If you’re in the market for a compact crossover with a lot to offer, the two most popular choices are the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. But, when it comes to making the right choice, you can’t go wrong with the CR-V. To make your decision easier, CarConnection.com compiled a Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison. The CR-V comes out on top in multiple areas.

Pricing

The Honda CR-V earns its first advantage over the Toyota RAV4 when you compare prices. The 2016 Honda CR-V starts at $23,7451, while the 2016 Toyota RAV4 starts at $24,3502. As an added bonus, the CR-V will retain more of its value than the RAV4. After 36 months, the ALG Residual Value is predicted to be 57 percent, and after 60 months, it should still hold 41 percent of its value.

Fuel Economy

Not only will the CR-V save you money up front, but it’ll continue saving you money at the fuel pump with its excellent fuel economy. The 2016 Honda CR-V gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined3, while the RAV4 EPA-estimated rating is 24 mpg city/31 mpg highway/26 mpg combined.

Safety

If safety is a top priority, then the Honda CR-V is what you want. It scores five stars in all crash tests performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration4, while the RAV4 only gets four stars in some tests.

Interior Space

You and your passengers will love the CR-V’s spacious interior, which boasts a total of 104.1 cubic feet of space. Second row passengers fit comfortably with 38.3 inches of rear legroom and 53.1 inches of hip room.

Stop by Frank Ancona Honda today to see what the Honda CR-V has to offer you and your family.

1 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

2 MSRP excludes tax, license, registration, and $900 delivery, processing and handling fee. Actual dealer price will vary

3 26 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

4 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

 

March 25, 2016

Honda Hypes up the Civic Hatchback

 

 

 

 

Last Tuesday at the New York Auto Show, Honda revealed the latest, much anticipated details on the Civic Hatchback concept. The announcement was made via live-stream, making it available for viewing worldwide, amping up car and racing enthusiasts everywhere.

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In the live-stream, Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Honda Division, presented this next chapter in the “Civic Story”. The Civic is the most ambitious endeavor of a compact class sports sedan to date. It’s being called Honda’s most sophisticated model yet; a world-class platform for the newest-generation Civic model.  Conrad said, “Our customers have truly embraced this new Civic.”

Epic Honda firsts arrive alongside this announcement, including “First Turbo-Charged Engine” for a U.S. Civic Model. But the list of exciting features doesn’t end there; the new model wouldn’t be complete without a more spacious and premium cabin, 42 miles per gallon on the highway, 0-60 miles-per-hour acceleration and an option for 6-speed manual transmission.

The Civic Hatchback has been titled, “Most Ambitious,” “Seriously Sporty” and “Seriously Green.” The Hatchback should hit dealerships later this year, completing the 10th generation Civic lineup. On Twitter, fans can’t contain their excitement for the release of the new Civic Hatchback in the U.S.


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The full live stream can be viewed on Honda’s YouTube page.

 

March 22, 2016

Honda Dream Garage Sales Event: Complete with Dream-Worthy Customer Service

What does your dream garage look like? Your dream car is sitting there, glossy and pristine. It’s satisfying – the new car smell, clean seats, low odometer and not to mention the endless possibilities. This magnificent feeling is made greater because you know your financing rate or new lease terms are phenomenal. Time to go for a drive!

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Frank Ancona Honda is proud to reveal our latest celebration: The Honda Dream Garage Sales Event. Now through May 2, 2016, we are offering great deals on almost every award-winning vehicle we make. It’s time to create the garage of your dreams by taking advantage of these great specials:

2016 Honda Accord Sedan CVT LX

  • $189 per month on a 36 month/36,000 mile lease
  • $1,999 due at signing

2016 Honda Odyssey LX

  • $269 per month on a 36 month/36,000 mile lease
  • $1,999 due at signing

2016 Honda Civic Sedan CVT LX

  • $99 per month on a 36 month/36,000 mile lease
  • $3,499 due at signing

2016 CR-V LX AWD

  • $219 per month on a 36 month/36,000 mile lease
  • $2,899 due at signing

2016 Honda CR-V

  • 0.9% for 60 months

Your dream garage experience wouldn’t be complete without Frank Ancona Honda’s Five-Star Customer Service! Our wish is to help you make your dream garage come true, so once you arrive, we’ll make your visit as easy and stress-free as possible. Our incredible staff will provide the best value and customer service possible to help you every step of the way as you choose your next vehicle. With 30 years of excellent customer service, Frank Ancona Honda offers the best-value vehicles for your money.

Don’t wait another day for your dream to come true. Contact us today to get more information on these great deals and many more going on now at 913-747-4568.

March 7, 2016

A First Look at the All-New 2016 Honda Civic Coupe

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Honda is proud to introduce the all-new, 10th-generation Honda Civic Coupe. With many of the design features introduced on the Civic Sedan, the Civic Coupe takes the sporty, styling and dynamic capabilities of the sedan even further for a unique performance coupe experience.

The Civic Coupe has always aimed to please the younger demographic and with upgraded technology features, including Apple CarPlay 3 and Android Auto, the 2016 Civic Coupe looks to attract even more of the younger generation.

Forbes Magazine called the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe “a massive leap forward, essentially redefining the small car with regard to quality, refinement and advanced technology.”

Digital Trends said, “Experiencing the 2016 Civic sedan and its new ACE (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) platform was a breath of fresh air.”

According to a Honda press release, pretty much everything about the 2016 Civic Coupe is new. It includes an all-new sporty and sophisticated interior and exterior, a more spacious and high-quality cabin, two advanced new engines and a host of new premium features and technologies.

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Source: Honda News

February 15, 2016

Five Honda Models Win Best Cars For The Money From U.S. News & World Report

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The New York Daily News said it best, “When it comes to value, 2016 is all about the Honda Motor Company.” Kansas City Honda dealer Frank Ancona Honda is excited to announce that five different Honda vehicles have been honored with six Best Cars for the Money awards by U.S. News & World Report. According to the U.S. News website, the 2016 Best Cars for the Money awards highlight the cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans that have the best combination of value and positive reviews from professional car reviewers in 23 different automotive classes. The Hondas that were honored are as follows:

  • 2016 Honda Civic named “Best Compact Car for the Money”
  • 2016 Honda HR-V named “Best Subcompact SUV for the Money”
  • 2016 Honda Odyssey named “Best Minivan for the Money”
  • 2016 Honda Pilot named “Best 3-Row SUV for the Money”
  • 2016 Honda Fit named “Best Hatchback for the Money” and “Best Subcompact Car for the Money” for the second year in a row.

In a Honda press release, Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division, said, “Honda is committed to building vehicles that bring joy to our customers and ultimately deliver long-term value. Quality and value for money are key attributes customers expect when buying a Honda, and these awards recognize the brand’s ongoing fulfillment of that promise.”

The Best Car for the Money awards were created with the consumer in mind. According to the U.S News & World Report, the Best Car for the Money award winners have the best combination of long-term value and quality. Quality is measured by the overall score the vehicle achieved in the U.S. News car rankings at the time the awards were published. According to the Honda press release, the rankings are updated monthly and compare cars on the basis of safety, reliability and a consensus of industry experts’ opinions.

Get your hands on some of this year’s “Best Cars for the Money” award winners. We have the perfect leasing specials to meet your budget needs on the 2016 Honda Civic, 2016 Honda Odyssey and 2016 Honda Fit. See what we have in stock today! Call 855-859-6511 for details.

February 12, 2016

Show Your Honda Some Love: How to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Spring

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The winter season can put your car through quite a beating. Spring is the perfect time to wash away all of winter’s residue and to give your Honda the TLC it deserves. Follow this simple spring car maintenance checklist from Angie’s List to make sure your vehicle is running smoothly:

  • Remove leftover salt: The salt winter road crews use to melt ice and snow can cause some serious damage to your car if you’re not careful. Make sure to pay close attention to the undercarriage where metal is prone to rusting. Give your car a good wash to eliminate the salt.
  • Check alignment and suspension: Running over potholes can cause some problems with your car’s alignment and suspension. Your car could be out of alignment if you notice your car pulling to one side or that the steering wheel vibrates as you drive.
  • Change oil and check fluids: When was the last time your car had an oil change? It’s recommended to change your car’s oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Spring is also the ideal time to flush your transmission fluid, and to check your brake and cooling system fluids.
  • Inspect tires: Worn down tires make it hard to stop, even if your brakes are in good condition. According to CBS News, you should try the coin test on your tires to test the tread. Insert a quarter into several grooves around the tire. If part of Washington’s head is always covered, you can still drive safely. If you have less tread, it’s time to start thinking about tire replacements. It’s also recommended to have your tires rotated every 5,000 miles to try to keep the tread wear even.
  • Inspect brakes: Winter conditions and road salt can lead to some corrosion on your brake parts. It’s important to have a technician check the pads and rotors to ensure they don’t pose a safety issue while out on the road. A check-up today could keep you from an expensive repair later.

Getting a spring tune-up for your car could prevent you from having a summer breakdown. Bring your car into our service department for a check-up today. Stop in or call (855) 859-6511 to schedule an appointment.

You can see what service specials we are currently running here.

January 20, 2016

2016 Honda Civic Wins North American Car of the Year Award

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The all-new 2016 Honda Civic made its debut in November 2015 with a completely revamped look, jam-packed with new Honda technologies. Since its release, the vehicle has been winning tons of awards, including being one of Kelley Blue Book’s Overall Best Buys in its Best Buy Awards. Now, the new 2016 model has just earned the most prestigious award in the automotive industry: the 2016 North American Car of the Year Award.

The all-new 2016 Honda Civic received the award at the opening ceremony of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2016.

In a Honda press release, Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager, said, “The all-new Civic was developed and is built in North America, making this North American Car of the Year win even sweeter. Civic is a cornerstone of the Honda lineup, and we’re delighted and the automotive press has recognized the new levels of styling, performance, advanced technology, safety and value that characterize the new Civic.”

The North American Car of the Year Award is given by a group of 53 international automotive journalists and recognizes the most outstanding car of the year based on factors such as innovation, design, safety, performance, technology and more. This award is unique because it is given from automotive journalists from the United States and Canada.

The 2016 Honda Civic can also add a top safety pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety to its list of achievements. The new model has received the highest available safety rating as well as a top rating of GOOD in five IIHS crash test modes.

Conrad said, “As these new safety ratings demonstrate, the 2016 Civic Sedan not only brings new value to the compact segment with its hefty upgrades to fun-to-drive performance, fuel efficiency, refinement and technology, it also delivers advanced collision safety performance. With its available Honda Sensing technologies, including our first application of Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, the new Civic Sedan offers customers a suite of technologies unlike anything else in the class.”

Come check out the safest and most stylish Civic model yet. We have the 2016 Honda Civic in stock today! Stop in for a test drive or call: (855) 859-6511.

To learn more about the 2016 Honda Civic’s achievements and features, click here.

January 11, 2016

2016 Honda CR-V Receives Top Safety Pick and Highest Overall Score for Collision Safety

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The 2016 Honda CR-V joins the Honda Pilot, Accord and Accord Coupe in achieving a 5-star overall vehicle safety score, the top score available in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).

In a press release from Honda, Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division, said, “Consumers have made the CR-V America’s best-selling SUV for good reason, and this top government safety rating just adds one more appealing and class-leading attribute. Honda is committed to offering vehicles that deliver advanced safety, fun-to-drive performance and connectivity, with top fuel economy ratings. The CR-V is that kind of vehicle.”

Earlier last year the 2016 Honda CR-V also earned a top safety pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), making it a collision safety leader and a standout choice in the SUV market. It was also named Kelley Blue Book’s best small SUV buy of 2016 and one of the 15 best family cars of 2015.

The CR-V was the first Honda vehicle to offer the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assisted technologies. Honda Sensing is now available for the Civic, Accord, CR-V and Pilot. The new suite of driver-assisted technologies can help you sense things you might miss while driving. The suite includes:

  • Forward Collision Warning: FCW uses a small camera mounted at the top of the front windshield to detect the presence of vehicles in front of you. If it determines that you are at risk for a collision with a detected vehicle, it activates audio and visual alerts to warn you. If you fail to act on the warnings, the Collision Mitigation Braking System kicks in.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System: By utilizing a wave radar sensor, the CMBS can help bring your Honda to a stop when the system determines that a collision with a vehicle in front of you is unavoidable. A warning sounds and then, if necessary, brake pressure is automatically applied.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System: Helps you stay in your lane by automatically adjusting the steering wheel if you begin to leave the center of a detected lane.
  • Lane Departure Warning: Alerts you if you drift out of a detected lane without using your turn signal.

What’s new in the 2016 Honda CR-V?*

Other than improvements to the Honda Sensing suite technologies, the 2016 Honda CR-V has received other new technology features including:

  • Power Tailgate: With the press of a button, the new CR-V can automatically lower or raise the trunk tailgate for easier hands-free access.
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof: With one touch of the button, you’ll be stargazing in no time.
  • Push Button Start: Now starting your CR-V is literally as easy as pressing a button.
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Get a better view of what’s behind you with three different viewing angles: normal, top-down and wide.
  • Available Real Time All Wheel Drive: It can sense when traction is lost and automatically transfer power to the rear wheels to help you grip the road and stay on course.

The above features, combined with the improved Honda Sensing suite, make the 2016 Honda CR-V one of the safest SUVs out on the market. Stop in for a test drive today or call (855) 859-6511.

For a look at all the new features of the 2016 Honda CR-V, click here.

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

 

January 4, 2016

Frank Ancona Honda Awaits the Debut of the New 2017 Honda Ridgeline

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Honda will unveil the all-new 2017 Ridgeline pickup at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 11, 2016, replacing the award-winning first-generation Ridgeline that has been on the market since 2005.

According to Honda’s website, when the Ridgeline was introduced, it redefined pickups by blurring the lines between full size versatility and compact practicality. The new 2017 model will further improve on the space, comfort and utility that made the original model one of the most forward-thinking vehicles in its class.

Following the 2017 Ridgeline’s world debut at the Detroit Auto Show, the all-new model will make its television debut during a 60-second TV spot during the 3rd quarter of Super Bowl 50.

In a Honda press release, Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Automobile Division, said, “The big game is the largest and most coveted stage to show the truck. Super Bowl 50 is the right time and the right venue to communicate Honda’s continued leadership in light trucks. The multi-platform approach will enable Ridgeline to come out of the gate strong in 2016.”

The new 2017 Ridgeline is set to launch at Honda dealerships nationwide within the first half of 2016, joining Honda’s expanded lineup of innovative light truck models, including the HR-V crossover, the CR-V, Pilot and the Odyssey minivan.

In an article posted on Autoweek, Conrad said, “We developed this new Honda Ridgeline to offer something new and fundamentally better suited to the way many buyers use their truck. Ridgeline will deliver everything you’d expect in a Honda from incredible packaging and fuel-efficiency to top safety technologies and innovative, segment-first features. We’re honored to once again debut the Ridgeline in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show.”

For updates on the new 2017 Honda Ridgeline, click here.

December 28, 2015

Frank Ancona Honda Featured in Kansas City Star for Participation in U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program

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Frank Ancona Honda was featured in the Saturday edition of Kansas City Star’s Drive section. Thank you to David Boyce for writing the excellent article. The article highlighted Frank Ancona Honda’s participation in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

Over the past month, Frank Ancona Honda has been collecting new, unwrapped toys to be distributed to local area children in need this holiday season. With the support of the Kansas City community, we were able to collect over 225 toys for our first year as an official sponsor for the Toys for Tots program.

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Frank Ancona Honda is committed to philanthropic charities that support kids and families. It has donated and helped fundraise for charities like City Union Mission, the Ronald McDonald House, Catholic Charities, the Phoenix Family, KidsTLC and more.

In the article, David Heitman, general sales manager for Frank Ancona Honda, said, “Because the Anconas have so many charities and organizations they give to, they felt like this one, especially at Christmas time, is something special for the kids. That’s what it is all about.”

This was Frank Ancona Honda’s first year sponsoring the Toys for Tots program and we can’t wait to see what the response will be for the years to come.

Heitman said, “It is that time of year where there is that special feeling in the air, and the children need to keep that special feeling alive. This is one way to give back and help that. Thank goodness for the United States Marines Corps Reserves who created the event for giving toys for the ones in need and the ones who deserve them the most.”

To read the full article in the Kansas City Star, click here.

December 21, 2015

Frank Ancona Honda Thanks Kansas Citians for Donating to U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program

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Over the past month, Frank Ancona Honda has been collecting new, unwrapped toys as an official sponsor for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. With the help of the Kansas City community, we were able to collect 225 toys that will be distributed as gifts to children in need this holiday season.

This was our first year sponsoring the program and we can’t wait to see what the next couple of years will bring.

Dave Heitman, the general sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda, said, “We were excited to participate in the Toys for Tots program for the first time this year, and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. The Kansas City community donated tons of toys that will go to less fortunate children in the area this holiday season. We always try to give back to the community in any way we can and this program provides us with the opportunity to help children in need every winter from now on.”

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Frank Ancona Honda is committed to philanthropic charities that support kids and families. It has donated and helped fundraise for charities like City Union Mission, the Ronald McDonald House, Catholic Charities, the Phoenix Family, KidsTLC and more.

About Toys for Tots: The Toys for Tots program became a foundation for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1995. The program aims to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas. Toys for Tots helps unite all members of the community to play an active role in the development of our children. Over its lifespan, the program has distributed over 416 million toys to over 195 million less fortunate children.

To learn more about the program click here.

December 14, 2015

Frank Ancona Honda Shares Honda’s One Direction Civic Design Contest

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Enter the One Direction Civic Design Contest for your chance to score a brand new 2016 Honda Civic sedan. In collaboration with the Honda Civic Tour, One Direction is giving their fans the chance of a lifetime: create customized Honda Civics inspired by their new album Made in the A.M. Once the contest ends, One Direction will choose one lucky winner to receive a new 2016 Honda Civic hand painted with their One Direction design.

The contest began on December 2, 2015, and will run through February 14, 2016. All designs will be critiqued on creativity, originality, quality of design, overall impression, incorporation of One Direction materials and adherence to the Official Rules, which can be found here. To enter, visit the Honda Civic Tour website to download a Honda Civic template and input your design. You must be at least 18-years-old and a citizen of the United States to enter.

The One Direction Civic Design Contest is just one of many ways One Direction has been promoting the revamped 2016 Honda Civic. In November, when the 2016 model was released, One Direction put the 2016 Honda Civic through some extreme testing.

Can’t wait until February? One Direction is currently running a sweepstakes to win a custom One Direction 2015 Honda Civic (pictured below). This contest ends on December 31, 2015. To enter click here.

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Don’t miss out on your chance to win these custom One Direction Honda Civics. No purchase necessary. All you need to do is let your creativity and love for One Direction shine through.

Click here to see what designs have already been uploaded.

 

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.

November 9, 2015

Frank Ancona Honda Featured in Kansas City Star for Support to Great Plains SPCA

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Frank Ancona Honda was the front page story in the Saturday edition of Kansas City Star’s Drive section. Thank you to David Boyce for writing an excellent article. The article put Frank Ancona Honda’s recent participation in the Great Plains SPCA’s donation campaign for much-needed funds in the spotlight. At Frank Ancona Honda, we believe in giving back to great causes and donate regularly to charities across the Kansas City metro.

This past September and October, Frank Ancona Honda supported Great Plains SPCA in its donation campaign to raise $500,000 as a way to honor Sheila Ancona, late wife of Founder Frank Ancona. Sheila was an avid supporter of animal welfare and donated frequently to various animal shelters throughout Kansas City. She passed away in August 2014, after a long battle with cancer.

As a way to continue Sheila’s legacy, Frank Ancona Honda joined RAZ Mobile and other local Kansas City area businesses in an effort to help Great Plains SPCA raise its crucial funding. The campaign was a huge success and exceeded the fundraising goal. All money raised during the donation campaign will provide more resources to place animals in homes.

Great Plains SPCA is a no-kill animal shelter located in the Kansas City Metro area serving 35,000 pets annually. It collaborates with other animal welfare agencies in the area to promote adoption, outreach, vet care and an overall better life for pets in Kansas City.

For the full article check out the Kansas City Star.

October 30, 2015

Frank Ancona Honda Salutes Veteran Employees for Service

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Did you know there are over 19.6 million veterans in the United States? We take pride in hiring veterans and as Veteran’s Day approaches, we wanted to take the time to express our gratitude to the members of our team who have served in the United States Military. Members of our team and the branches they have served in, include:

United States Army Reserve:

  • James Trotter, Sales Department
  • Lynn Lowe, Sales Department
  • Denny Kimbriel, Sales Department
  • Jeff Swatek, Service Department

United States Air Force:

  • Max Harrell, Sales Department
  • Terry Mcginnes, Service Department
  • Paul Borden, Service Department

United States Navy:

  • Greg Easley, Sales Department
  • Larry Grant, Service Department
  • Ernie Minich, Parts Department

United States Marines:

  • Virginia Walker, Service Department
  • Brian Baker, Parts Department

United States Coast Guard:

  • Bernie Jackson, Service Department
  • Steve Kennedy, Service Department

We thank you for your service to our country and our company. This Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2015, be sure to thank all veterans for their service, but remember it’s important to go beyond the holiday. CNN shares five ways to connect with veterans all year round:

  1. Don’t make assumptions. Every veteran has their own unique story which has shaped them into who they are today.
  2. Hire veterans. 77 percent of veterans have struggled with unemployment.
  3. Give support to veterans’ families and don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation. Show them you care.
  4. Volunteer with veteran programs.
  5. Pressure the Department of Veterans Affairs to offer easier ways for veterans to receive treatment and care.

We are proud to honor our employees as well as active and retired veterans not employed by our company with our new Military Appreciation Offer. From now until January 4, 2016, veterans will receive $500 in cash when they finance a vehicle with American Honda. For all details and restrictions, check out our offer.

 

October 23, 2015

Olathe Honda Dealer Announces Winterization Tips and Service Offer

Is your Honda ready for winter? The winter months can take a toll on your car if you don’t take the necessary precautions. Being proactive can help save you from preventable, expensive repairs down the road. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention every fall you should complete the following on your vehicle:

  1. Have your radiator serviced or check the antifreeze level yourself with an antifreeze tester and then add antifreeze as needed.
  2. Replace your windshield-wiper fluid with a wintertime mixture.
  3. Replace any worn tires making sure each tire has good air pressure and tread.

Other tips for the winter months to ensure your car always starts and that you are never left stranded, include keeping your fuel tank at least half full at all times. This prevents condensation from forming in your gas lines, which could cause your engine to run poorly and also puts your vehicle at risk for freezing of its fuel lines. Colder temperatures can also affect your tire pressure, so be sure to check your tires every time you drive.

If for some reason your vehicle would end up stalling in the cold months, be prepared. The DMV recommends that if you don’t already have an emergency kit in your car, consider putting together a few necessities. Here is a list of items to include in your winter emergency kit:

  • Shovel
  • Blankets
  • Ice Scraper
  • Jumper Cables
  • Water
  • Extra mittens and coats
  • Road salt or sand
  • Flashlight with extra batteries

To help you get ready for the coming winter months, we are happy to offer a winterization service special. The Frank Ancona Honda Winterization Package includes an oil change, battery test, multi-point inspection, tire rotation and windshield wiper replacements all for just $79.95 or $89.95 depending on oil type. Frank Ancona Honda is also offering a manager special of 10 percent off any service. You can drive away with your Honda ready to take on the tough winter months. Don’t wait for disaster to strike; bring your Honda to our factory-trained technicians today. Call (913) 782-3636 to schedule an appointment.

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August 9, 2014

Frank Ancona Honda Announces First #FAHSelfie Instagram Contest Winners

Frank Ancona Honda would like to thank our #FAHSelfie contest winners Rosie and Treva.

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They will each be receiving $25 gift cards to SpinPizza in Olathe! Don’t worry it isn’t too late to enter, the contest runs until September 1, 2014. So keep entering your selfies! Make sure to use #FAHSelfie and tag @anconahonda on Instagram. Show us your most creative and fun selfies! See rules here

July 24, 2014

Tire Pressure: Why Does It Matter?

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Jason Heard, GM at Frank Ancona Honda, offers some key insights about tire pressure.

 

From a safety standpoint tire pressure, if incorrect can compromise braking, cornering and stability.  It can also affect comfort, gas mileage and how long your tires will last.  If the pressure is too high less of the tire touches the road, which can cause a decrease in ride comfort and may cause some bounce that can lead to traction issues. If it is too low then consequently too much of the tire touches the road, this causes uneven wearing and overheating.

Tire pressure is affected by temperature changes so it should be checked during each season, even if it does not appear to be leaking.

Make sure to check all four tires, just because one is fine does not mean they all are. You should also use a gauge when checking, as relying on your eyes or kicking the tires are not accurate.

You can find the tire pressure recommendations in your owner’s manual or on the driver’s door pillar

More information on  tire pressure can be found at http://www.cartalk.com/content/service-your-car-13

March 15, 2013

March Madness Means Special APR and Lease Deals at Frank Ancona Honda

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

A different type of March Madness: Special APR and Lease Deals from Frank Ancona Honda! Check out this special lease offer on the 2013 Honda Accord Sedan and these special APR deals on the Honda Civic Coupe, Civic Si Sedan and the Accord Coupe.

Call us today at 913-782-3636 or visit us online to schedule a test drive.

2013 Honda Accord Sedan Special Lease

2013 Accord Sedan CVT LX Featured Special Lease
The 2013 Accord is packed with technology, and the i-MID screen is command central for much of it.

$219 per month for 36 months
Offer valid from 3/5/2013 through 4/30/2013

2013 Honda Civic Coupe Special APR

The Civic Coupe’s i-MID, or intelligent Multi-Information Display, puts personalization right at your fingertips.

0.9% APR for 24-36 months or 1.9% for 37-60 months
Offer valid from 3/5/2013 through 4/30/2013

2013 Honda Civic Si Sedan Special APR

The Civic Si Sedan has a distinct new look for 2013. From its sleek front grille to its restyled taillights, its performance-driven design makes all the difference.

0.9% APR for 24-36 months or 1.9% for 37-60 months
Offer valid from 1/1/2013 through 3/31/2013

2013 Honda Accord Coupe Special APR

The all-new Accord Coupe has a sleek and sophisticated new style.

0.9% APR for 24-36 months or 1.9% for 37-60 months
Offer valid from 3/5/2013 through 4/30/2013

March 10, 2013

Frank Ancona Honda of Kansas City Announces Showroom Construction Progress (Video)

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

Frank Ancona Honda is proud to say that our dealership remodel is right on schedule! Watch as Jason Heard, sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda, reveals the dealership progress. Brand new lights line the parking lot, which has been expanded to allow for more customer and inventory parking. Cranes put up showroom walls and the service center expands to eight new service bays.

Watch now!

Construction updates are available via Twitter @anconahonda using the hashtag #HondaRemodel.

During the remodel process, Frank Ancona Honda will be open during its normal business hours and urges its customers and the Olathe community to see the progress. For more information please visit http://blog.frankanconahonda.com/ or call (913) 782-3636.

January 25, 2013

Kansas City Honda Dealer Prepares For Valentine’s Day By Showing Customers Love With Its Best APR Deals

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Love is in the air and we are celebrating with our best APR specials on the Ridgeline, Pilot and Odyssey.  Call us today at (913) 782-3636 or visit us online to schedule a test drive!

 

2012 Ridgeline Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

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

2012 Pilot Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

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

2013 Odyssey Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

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

January 11, 2013

Celebrate The NFL Playoffs With The Best APR Specials From Kansas City Honda Dealer, Frank Ancona Honda

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

The NFL playoffs are here which means Super Bowl XLVII is right around the corner!  Although our local team didn’t make it, we are celebrating the season with our best APR specials of the year on the Civic Hybrid, Odyssey, Ridgeline and more.

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

2012 Civic Hybrid Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

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

2013 Odyssey Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

1.9% APR for 37-60 months

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

2012 Ridgeline Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

1.9% APR for 37-60 months

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

January 4, 2013

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Celebrates The New Year With Best Featured Lease Specials

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Kansas City Honda dealer Frank Ancona Honda is celebrating the new year with its best featured lease specials on a number of its 2012 and 2013 models including the Odyssey, Pilot, Civic Sedan, CR-V and more! Call us at (913) 782-3636 today to schedule a test drive with your leasing headquarters.

2013 Honda Odyssey Featured Lease Special

$279.00 per month for 36 months

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

See offer! 

2013 Honda Pilot Featured Lease Special

$289.00 per month for 36 months

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

See offer! 

2012 Honda Civic Sedan Featured Lease Special

$149.00 per month for 36 months

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

See offer! 

2013 Honda CR-V Featured Lease Special

$259.00 per month for 36 months

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

See offer! 

December 5, 2012

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Demolishes Dealership To Kick Off Its $6 Million Remodel

To kick off it’s $6 million construction remodel, Frank Ancona Honda, is releasing a regularly updated video series, starting with the demolition of the dealership in Olathe, Kansas.

WATCH NOW!

Jason Heard, sales manager of Frank Ancona Honda, hosts the series and features the remodel amenities coming soon to customers.

The remodel will include upgrading the showroom from 31,000 square feet to 50,812 square feet, a new service center with an easier drop-off location, improvements to the customer service lounge including WiFi and new amenities will all be added to service customers.

Construction updates are available via Twitter @anconahonda using the hashtag #HondaRemodel.

During the remodel process, Frank Ancona Honda will be open during its normal business hours and urges its customers and the Olathe community to swing by to see the work as it progresses.  For more information please visit http://blog.frankanconahonda.com/ or call (913) 782-3636.


November 15, 2012

Frank Ancona Honda, Kansas City’s Honda Dealership, Begins $6 Million Remodel

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

We are pleased to announce that Frank Ancona Honda has begun its dealership remodel.  On Monday, the six million dollar expansion began with demolition on the existing space.  The construction, which is set to be complete in the summer of 2013, will include improvements to the customer service lounge, a new service center with an easier drop-off location and an increase of more than 19,000 square feet to the showroom.

The team at Frank Ancona Honda wants to thank all of its customers for their support during this remodel and wants to remind the community that it will remain open during normal business hours.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us by calling (913) 782-3636.

To keep everyone updated on the progress of the dealership construction we will be sharing latest updates via Facebook, Twitter and the blog.  We will also be rolling out a YouTube video series about the construction.   Make sure you check back regularly!

November 1, 2012

Kansas City Honda Dealer, Frank Ancona Honda, Announces Six Million Dollar Dealership Remodel

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Kansas City Honda dealer, Frank Ancona Honda, is pleased to announce a six million dollar remodel of its automotive dealership. The construction process started back in September and is set to have a completion date in the summer of 2013.

Michael Ancona, president of Frank Ancona Honda, is excited about the overall results that this dealership remodel will bring to the Frank Ancona Honda family and customers. “This dealership has been in the family for more than 50 years and it’s time to upgrade to better serve our customers and the Kansas City community. We can’t wait to provide first class enhancements to our dealership that will lead to a new state-of-the-art facility for all Frank Ancona Honda customers,” said Ancona.

The expansion will increase the overall look and feel of the dealership, upgrading the showroom from 31,000 square feet to 50,812 square feet. Additionally, a new service center with an easier drop-off location, improvements to the customer service lounge including WiFi and new amenities will all be added to service customers.

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. Reach Frank Ancona Honda at (913) 782-3636.

October 25, 2012

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Offers Scariest Halloween APR Deals On 2012 Honda Civic HF, Civic Si Coupe, Crosstour and Ridgeline

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

In celebration of Halloween, Frank Ancona Honda, Kansas City’s Honda dealer, is offering the scariest APR deals on the 2012 Civic HF, Civic Si Coupe, Crosstour, Ridgeline and more.

To take advantage of these offers, visit us at www.frankanconahonda.com or call us at (913) 782-3636.

2012 Civic HF Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

Offer valid from 10/2/2012 through 10/31/2012

2012 Civic Si Coupe Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

Offer valid from 10/2/2012 through 10/31/2012

2012 Crosstour Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

Offer valid from 10/2/2012 through 10/31/2012

2012 Ridgeline Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

Offer valid from 10/2/2012 through 10/31/2012

 

October 18, 2012

Kansas City Honda Dealer Celebrates Fall With The All New 2013 Accord: Review Powertrain and CVT

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

The team at Frank Ancona Honda is celebrating the fall season with the recently launched 2013 Honda Accord. Honda has changed everything from the previous models to focus on the consumer experience.  According to Mike Sutton, from Car and Driver, the new 2013 Accord is familiar but cleaner in styling.  “Inside, the materials are much nicer and the designers appear to have paid more attention to detail and usability,” wrote Sutton in his review.

Visit us at www.frankanconahonda.com for more information or call (913) 782-3636 to schedule a test drive today.

Watch this video from Honda, with Maya Cameron, to learn more about the engineering craftsmanship that has led to greater power and better fuel efficiency of the 2013 Accord.

The 2013 Accord team got it right with the continuously variable transmission (CVT), giving riders a smooth, refined and quiet ride.  Watch this video to learn more.

October 10, 2012

Thank You to The Kansas City Business Journal For Featuring Our Dealership Expansion in Olathe

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

The team at Frank Ancona Honda wants to thank the Kansas City Business Journal and Steve Vockrodt for featuring our upcoming expansion of our Olathe dealership.   The expansion, which is set to begin demolition on November 1, and expected to be complete in July 2013, will add roughly 240,000 square/ft of additional parking, a new showroom, a new service drive and eight additional service banks.

If you have questions about the expansion, feel free to call me at (913) 782-3636.

Frank Ancona Honda expansion snags incentives from Olathe

Frank Ancona Honda will expand its dealership in Olathe with the help of tax increment financing.

At a Tuesday meeting, the Olathe City Council unanimously approved the development tool to help with the dealership’s $5.9 million expansion. The TIF will redirect increases in property taxes to offset about $1 million worth of eligible project costs.

The expansion will add 31,000 square feet to the dealership showroom, making it 50,812 square feet in all.

It also will increase the size of the parking lot and improve infrastructure on the property, which is at at 1000 N. Rogers Road.

Ancona plans to work with Lenexa-based Davidson Architecture & Engineering for civil planning and architecture, with Miller-Stauch Construction Co. Inc. of Kansas City, Kan., as contractor and Polsinelli Shughart PC of Kansas City, Mo., as legal counsel.

October 5, 2012

Kansas City Honda Dealer Reviews All-New 2013 Honda Accord

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

The highly anticipated, all-new 2013 Honda Accord hit show rooms a few weeks ago and the team at Frank Ancona Honda is excited to introduce you to its newest and best features.  In a series of videos that we will post in the coming weeks, we will review the Accord’s new level of sophistication, its advanced technology, expert efficiency and overall look.


 

Visit us at www.frankanconahonda.com for more information or call (913) 782-3636 to schedule a test drive today!

Watch this video from Honda and meet Maya Cameron as she gives you an exclusive tour of the 2013 Honda Accord and see what we mean when we say nothing was left unchanged or unexamined!

 

Not only does the new Honda Accord look good but the exterior styling helps deliver a smoother ride for you and your passengers.  Watch this video to see what is different about this new ride!

 

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

December 28, 2011

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda’s New Year Winter Weather Protection Offer With Purchase Of Any New Honda

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Winter weather in Kansas City can make driving tricky and can damage the interior of your vehicle.  That is why Kansas City Honda dealer, Frank Ancona Honda wants to help protect your Honda with free All Season Floor Mats and a Cargo or Trunk Tray when you purchase a new Honda in January or February.  Call 913-782-3636 to schedule a test drive today!

Cold winter weather is right around the corner and safety is a top priority.  Call our service department at 877-331-6507 to schedule a routine check to ensure your vehicle is at its best.

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 and Follow us on Twitter at @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

 

 

 

December 20, 2011

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Offers Free Remote Start Accessory With The Purchase of Any Honda In December

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Frank Ancona Honda, a Kansas City Honda dealer, recently announced that when customers purchase a new Honda in the month of December they will receive a free Remote Start accessory with free installation.

Scan the code with a smartphone app such as RedLaser.

The Remote Start offer is available for all new Honda models and is in conjunction with the Happy Honda Days clearance event that is occurring at Frank Ancona Honda now. The promotion began in November and will be available to customers until the end of December. The remote start offer is valid for automatic transmissions only and consumers must take delivery by December 31st, 2011. This is a limited time offer.

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 and Follow us on Twitter at @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

December 14, 2011

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Kicks Off Happy Honda Days With New Video

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Kansas City Honda dealer, Frank Ancona Honda, is celebrating Happy Honda Days with 0.9% financing on all new Accords, CR-Vs, Odysseys, Pilots, Crosstours, Ridgelines and on the all new 2012 Civic! In addition, with the purchase of any new vehicle through December, Frank Ancona Honda is giving away free Remote Start accessories for all models.

WATCH VIDEO

Hurry in to Frank Ancona Honda, located at 1000 North Rogers Road in Olathe, KS, to take advantage of the Happy Honda Days clearance sale ending January 3, 2011.

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 and Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

December 6, 2011

Rate Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda’s Customer Service By Scanning New QR Code

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

Frank Ancona Honda recently created a new QR code to give customers an easier way to rate customer service and satisfaction. Simply scan the code below with a mobile application such as RedLaser to be taken to www.cars.com where you can leave a review for Frank Ancona Honda. We appreciate all feedback and want to thank you for taking the time to rate us!

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 and Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

December 1, 2011

Kansas City Honda Dealer, Frank Ancona Honda, to Participate in Children’s Charity,Coats for Kids

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November 22, 2011

Kansas City Honda Dealer Announces Holiday Facebook Contest: Enter for a Chance to Win a 4-Course Dinner & Wine Pairing for Two at Trezo Vino & 1 Night at the Aloft Hotel

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

Frank Ancona Honda, a Kansas City Honda Dealer, recently announced their holiday Facebook contest. The grand prize winner will receive a four-course dinner and wine pairing for two at Trezo Vino Wine Bistro and one night at the Aloft hotel at Park Place in Leawood, Kan.

Enter Now

The contest began on November 2, 2011 and will conclude on December 12, 2011 at 11:59 a.m. To enter, simply fill out an entry form and submit online at the Frank Ancona Honda Facebook page. Entrants must be 21 or older to win. The grand prize winner will be announced on or around December 12, 2011.

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: and Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

November 16, 2011

Kansas City Honda Dealer, Frank Ancona Honda, Launches New Facebook Contest: Enter for a Chance to Win Dinner for Two at Trezo Vino and a Night at The Aloft Hotel

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Frank Ancona Honda recently launched a Facebook contest for a chance to win a four-course dinner for two and a four-course wine pairing at Trezo Vino Wino Bistro and a night at the Aloft Hotel at Park Place in Leawood.

Enter for a chance to win at www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177?sk=app_121121694568521

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, Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda and visit www.frankanconahonda.com for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

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.

November 4, 2011

Kansas City Honda Dealership to Sponsor the Great “Inside” Out Race Benefiting Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network

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

Kansas City Honda dealer, Frank Ancona Honda, recently announced that it’s sponsoring of the Great “Inside” Out Race, an annual 5K run/walk event that benefits the Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network on Sunday, November 6, 2011 (www.frankanconahonda.com).

Jason Heard, general sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda, is excited to have the Olathe-based dealership sponsoring the race. “We are thrilled to be part of this wonderful cause and look forward to supporting the runners on Sunday. I think our sponsorship support is part of a long-standing history, which Frank Ancona Honda has with the local community in supporting extremely worthy causes. We invite everyone to stop by and say hi while we are there. We will have several cars on display and new promotions available via text message and QR codes for the event,” said Heard.

The 5K will be held at the Great Mall of the Great Plains, with all benefits going towards the Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network, an organization focused on empowering homeless families. Participants can choose if they wish to run or walk their 5K and even choose if they wish to exercise inside or outside. All proceeds benefit the homeless in Kansas City. For more information on the Great “Inside” Out event, visit www.JoCoIHN.org/greatrace. To become a participant in the race, check out www.greatinsideoutrace.org and sign up online.

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 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 17, 2011

    Thank You David Day for Publishing Frank Ancona Honda’s Article: Eco-nomics of Going Green

    Posted By Valerie Jennings

    Thank you David Day, editor and chief of Thinking Bigger Business Magazine, for publishing the article Frank Ancona Honda wrote regarding hybrids for small businesses. I really appreciate your support in getting the word out about greening the environment!

    Here is the article — ECO-NOMICS OF GOING GREEN

    by Jason Heard, sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda
    Many companies are looking for ways to be more sustainable and save money. As gas prices climb, now is a great time for small businesses to consider eco-friendly hybrid vehicles.

    According to livestrong.com, driving a hybrid can save up to 50 percent of the cost of a standard car, a potential savings of nearly $1,000 a year. There also is a lot less wear on the engine, as the car switches between motors and the one resting can cool down. Both in fuel and maintenance costs, buying hybrids can lower the economic impact of your company’s vehicle costs.

    Fleets of Hybrids

    Hybrids are a clear choice when it comes to fuel conservation. Hybrid cars have both an engine and an electric motor, which conserve fuel. Hybrids cut fuel usage by more than half, while producing lower levels of toxic exhaust fumes. A recent Kelly Blue Book survey found that 35 percent of buyers have changed their minds about the vehicle they would buy because of gas prices. And, 15 percent of people said they are looking to buy a new car to save money on gas.

    Hybrids aren’t just the right choice for individual buyers. Businesses can gain the same benefits when buying company vehicles. A study conducted in September 2010 by Pike Research confirmed that fleet operators are finding that hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) can help cut fuel costs and meet emissions-reduction targets.

    The United States is expected to be the largest fleet market for light-duty HEVs through 2015, with vehicle sales of 233,454 vehicles, an 8.1 percent compound annual growth rate from 2010. Global HEV fleet sales will reach 740,704 vehicles in 2015, representing nearly 4 percent of global LD vehicle sales.

    A key finding by Pike Research shows that commercial and government fleet managers can improve fuel economy between five percent and 40 percent, as well as lower emissions 10 percent to 50 percent below comparable vehicles with internal combustion engines.

    Types of Hybrids

    Before choosing a hybrid for your small business, be knowledgeable about the different types:

    Full hybrids can run on either just the gasoline engine or just the electric motor, but also can run on a combination of both.

    Assist hybrids also are called power hybrids and cannot run on the electric motor alone.

    Mild hybrids have starter motors that allow drivers to turn off the engine to save gas.

    No matter the type of hybrid, one thing is certain: there is always savings.

    The average driver saves $3,750 per year by buying a hybrid, and the average fuel efficiency of new vehicles by 2020 will be 40 MPG. Companies with multiple vehicles would see their savings multiply—along with the environmental impact—with each hybrid in service.

    When it’s time to replace your company vehicles, consider whether a hybrid is the right choice for the environment and for your bottom line.

    Jason Heard is the sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda, located at 1000 North Rogers Road, Olathe Founded in 1961, the dealership is a family-owned business celebrating its 50-year anniversary. (913) 782-3636 // www.frankanconahonda.com // www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177 // Twitter: @anconahonda // www.drivegreencarsblog.com

    Read the Article on Thinking Bigger Business Magazine

    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
    Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177

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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).