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August 19, 2016

Honda Announces the 2017 Civic Hatchback to be Released in North America Later This Year

 

The top selling Honda Civic Sedan got a fantastic facelift this year, especially with the coupe. Later this year, the new Honda Civic Hatchback will be released in North America. According to Honda, the 2017 Hatchback combines striking Euro-inspired styling and five-door versatility with the Civic’s world-class driving dynamics and Honda direct-injected turbo engine technology. The new model is scheduled to serve as a foundation for the new radical Civic Type-R launching in the U.S. in 2017.

According to Jeff Conrad, senior VP and general manager of the Honda Division of American Honda Motor Co., “The Civic Hatch has been a staple for Honda in Europe, but has long been the forbidden fruit for Honda fans in the U.S.”

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The vehicle is built on the same platform as the current generation of the sedan and coupe. The turbocharged engine will be offered with either a sporty CVT (all trims) or a performance-inspired six-speed manual transmission (LX, Sport and EX trims). The interior of the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback carries through on the modern, sophisticated and premium quality of the tenth generation Civic lineup, with high-grade materials and finishes applied liberally throughout. In terms of packaging, the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback delivers class-leading volume and cargo capacity including a roomy interior (122.9 cu. ft.), best rear seat legroom (36.0 inches) and largest cargo carrying capacity in the competitive set.

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According to CNET, the new trim being introduced with the car, the Sport Touring, will make a number of optional technologies standard. These technologies will include Honda Sensing, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, LED headlights and heated rear seats. The Sport Touring will also add a center-mounted exhaust. Honda Sensing is available on most trims, and includes autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control.

April 28, 2016

Frank Ancona Honda Welcomes the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid to the Family!

Honda just announced the exciting release of the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid. This car will be the ideal mode of transportation for those looking to break away from the fuel pumps during their day-to-day commute or summer vacations.

According to Forbes, the all-new Accord Hybrid will achieve an estimated 49 mpg city/47 mpg highway for a combined estimated 48 mpg. According to Road Show by CNET, the all-new Accord Hybrid will feature two electric motors. One will act as the main power source, while the other will function as a generator, providing backup power when the battery no longer has enough power. The new system has added an additional 16 horsepower to the previous model, making the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid more powerful as well as more efficient.

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Honda took a year off from making the hybrid in order to move its main production facility from Ohio to Japan. The move allows Honda to double its production to 28,000 Accord Hybrids per year, according to Green Car Reports.

Frank Ancona is excited that this incredible vehicle will be available this summer, just in time for family vacations, and will qualify for the Honda Financial Services (HFS) College Graduate Program, saving recent college grads an additional $500 when buying or leasing a 2015 model year or newer through HFS!

If you can’t wait until summer to test drive the new Accord Hybrid, call us today at (913) 782-3636 to take a different Honda for a spin, like the Accord Sedan CVT LX. Frank Ancona Honda is currently offering a great lease special on the 2016 Accord Sedan CVT LX for$189​ per month for 36 months/36,000 miles with $1,999 total due at signing. The Accord sedan can get up to 37 mpg in optimal driving conditions.

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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 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 19, 2015

Frank Ancona Honda to Accept Winter Coat Donations to Help Children in Need

Winter in Kansas City can be pretty unpredictable, but one thing is for sure, it gets cold. Did you know that cold weather is accountable for over 63 percent of weather-related deaths in the United States? According to a report by the National Center for Health Statistics, cold winter weather kills more than twice as many Americans as the unbearable summer heat.

No one deserves to freeze out in the cold this winter because they don’t have the proper winter coat to help keep them warm, especially children. According to kidshealth.org, children are at a greater risk for frostnip and frostbite than adults. The best way to prevent this is to make sure they are dressed warmly and don’t spend too much time in cold weather.

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Winter coats can be expensive, often causing children to have to face the winter months without proper warmth. Here at Frank Ancona Honda, we always try to give back to the community, which is why we are happy to announce that we are a drop-off location for new or gently used winter coats to help local children in need this winter.

Want to help? Drop off new or gently used winter coats to help children in need to our store located at 1000 North Rogers Road in Olathe, Kan. The cut-off date for this year’s drive is December 4, 2015, but we will continue accepting donations throughout 2016 to prepare for next winter. After the cut-off we will take all the donated coats to a local dry cleaner to be professionally cleaned before being distributed to local charities and kids across the Kansas City Metro.

Winter weather will be here before we know it, so please bring your new coat donations to our store today to help local children stay warm this winter.

 

April 29, 2014

Frank Ancona Honda Owner Gets Confused With Alleged KKK Leader

Frank Ancona, owner of Frank Ancona Honda for more than 50 years, has been confused with a man who shares the same name in Park Hills, Mo. and who, according to reputable news sources, is an alleged KKK leader. The misinformation is the result of online searches from Google, Yahoo and Bing co-mingling news articles and photos about the Olathe Honda dealership with the alleged KKK leader.

 


Frank Ancona, owner of Frank Ancona Honda, on KCTV5.

Fortunately, the local media helped clear up the confusion. KCTV5, KMBC and Fox 4 Kansas City broadcasted stories about the mix-up, and reporter James Dornbrook covered the story in the Kansas City Business Journal. In addition, the media outlets have taken to Twitter to help spread the word.

Earlier this month, another man connected to the KKK allegedly shot and killed three people outside of two Jewish facilities located in Johnson County, spurring customers to inquire whether or not Frank Ancona Honda’s owner is associated with the alleged KKK leader. Frank Ancona Honda and its family has no connection or relationship to the man in Park Hills, nor does the dealership and family share his reported opinions, beliefs or any type of violent or hateful behavior.

According to Michael Ancona, president of Frank Ancona Honda, “We are deeply saddened and outraged to learn about the online mix-up and express our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the victims affected by the tragedy at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and Village Shalom. We barely knew of his existence until the shocking events. Over the past week, we have received phone calls and inquiries asking whether or not there is any association between my father or the dealership and this individual. None of us are associated, affiliated or related to this man. We weren’t even that familiar with him until the shocking events occurred in Johnson County which triggered more search results. The entire issue is horrible and extremely upsetting to our family.”

Frank Ancona Honda volunteers and participates in fundraising initiatives for many local charities including Phoenix Family, TLC, Coats For Kids and Catholic Charities. The dealership, its leadership and family have never supported or would ever support any type of extremist or hate group.

August 2, 2013

YouTube Video Update: Frank Ancona Honda Will be Largest Honda Dealer in Kansas City Area This Fall

Posted By Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Frank Ancona Honda will be the largest dealership in Kansas City based on square footage and meters this fall when construction is completed on its $6 million remodel.  The dealership will expand from 33,000 square feet to 53,000 square feet and will be able to hold 600 cars on 11 acres. Eight service bays were also added, bringing the total to 36.

In addition, Frank Ancona Honda will get a new service drive, reception area, customer waiting lounge and showroom.

“Customers that want to purchase their car from us will be wowed with our two-story showroom floor,” said Jason Heard, sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda.

Click here to watch the latest YouTube video about the project.

For more information and construction updates, visit www.frankanconahonda.com.

May 4, 2013

Frank Ancona Honda Joins With Great Southern Bank In Huge Pre-Owned Sale

By Jason Heard, sales manager

Don’t let the weather keep you from attending our Huge Pre-Owned Sale!  The Kansas City metro’s most trusted Honda dealer, Frank Ancona Honda, and Great Southern Bank have collaborated in the form of a huge pre-owned vehicle event to expedite financing so you can drive off with a great deal.

May 2-4, 2013 we will be out there rain or shine to help you select your next car, truck or SUV.  Look forward to seeing you at Frank Ancona Honda.

Great Southern Bank is headquartered in Springfield, Mo., and operates 107 banking centers in the area. Their mission statement is “partnering with the community to help make it a better and more prosperous place to live,” according to their website.

April 26, 2013

Frank Ancona Honda Features Eco-Friendly Lineup of Cars for Earth Week

Posted By Jason Heard, Sales Manager

Frank Ancona Honda is proud to feature a line of vehicles that allow you and your family to reduce your carbon footprint with the help of an eco-friendly, and wallet-friendly, means of transportation. In true Earth Week fashion, the Kansas City area’s most trusted dealership boasts a lineup which earned Honda the title of the Greenest Automaker in the U.S. by the Union of Concerned Scientists.


Honda recently announced a partnership with SolarCity, America’s largest solar power provider, according to the motor company’s website. The collaboration is an important step toward reducing CO2 emissions, which contribute to global climate change.

The American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy reminded the nation of Honda’s irrefutable contribution to a greener world when the council announced that the Fit EV and Civic Hybrid were named to the list of the Greenest Vehicles of 2013 last week.

*Based on 2013 EPA estimates. Actual gas mileage may vary.

April 10, 2013

Celebrate National Car Care Month With Maintenance Tips for Your Honda

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

Celebrate National Car Care Month with some maintenance tips from the Car Care Council.

  1. Check all fluids, including engine oil, power steering, brake and transmission as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

  2. Check the hoses and belts to make sure they are not cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or showing signs of excessive wear.

  3. Check the battery and replace if necessary. Make sure the connection is clean, tight and corrosion-free.

  4. Check the brake system annually and have the brake linings, rotors and drums inspected at each oil change.

  5. Inspect the exhaust system for leaks, damage and broken supports or hangers if there is an unusual noise. Exhaust leaks can be dangerous and must be corrected without delay.

  6. Schedule a tune-up to help the engine deliver the best balance of power and fuel economy and produce the lowest level of emissions.

  7. Check the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system, as proper heating and cooling performance is critical for interior comfort and for safety reasons such as defrosting.

  8. Inspect the steering and suspension system annually including shock absorbers, struts and chassis parts such as ball joints, tie rod ends and other related components.

  9. Check the tires, including tire pressure and tread. Uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots.

  10. Check the wipers and lighting so that you can see and be seen. Check that all interior and exterior lighting is working properly and replace worn wiper blades so you can see clearly when driving during precipitation.

Don’t forget to bring your Honda by for some Spring cleaning. Schedule your service appointment online or call 913-782-3636 today!

How do you care for your car? Tell us on Twitter or Facebook and share your story with Honda on what steps you take to make sure your Honda runs at peak performance.

February 22, 2013

Frank Ancona Honda in Kansas City: New Dealership Remodel Update

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

The team at Frank Ancona Honda is pleased to announce that its dealership remodel is right on schedule and the walls are almost up! The service bays are completed, new lighting has been installed and additional parking for more inventory has been completed.

Check out the progress!

These photos were taken during the Viral Bolt Media video shoot for the Frank Ancona Honda construction updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sander Cha, videographer at VBM is filming Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda in front of the new showroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Jason Heard in front of the new showroom.

Stay updated on the remodel via Twitter at @anconahonda using the hashtag #HondaRemodel.

The team is pleased to hear customer’s feedback on the look and feel of the new dealership.

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.

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
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March 24, 2011

2011 Honda Odyssey Receives Safest Minivan Honors

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

Honda Odyssey, Safest Minivan for 2011

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

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

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

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

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

March 18, 2011

Sales Consultant Greg Kessler Receives Gold Master Recognition by American Honda

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

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

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

March 7, 2011

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

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

Some of the current deals include the following:

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

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

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

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

February 28, 2011

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

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

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

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

Here are some of the deals —

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

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

Frank Ancona Honda Participating in Sponsor-A-Highway

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

February 15, 2011

Honda Civic GX Tops Greenest Cars List for Eighth Straight Year

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

Honda Claims Greenest Car Honors, Again

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

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

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

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

February 10, 2011

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

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

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

Here are some of the deals —

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

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

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

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

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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.
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