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5 Stars on Safety for the Honda Accord in Miami

The 2009 Honda Accord garnered 5 stars in the Driver Front and Passenger Front Categories for Safety. Miami drivers know how important safety is while driving through busy South Florida streets. The list of safety features the Honda Accord offers Miami drivers goes on and on. The Anti-Lock Brakes automatically sense when a tire has stopped rotating under extreme braking, and will modulate the brake pressure to allow the tire to rotate. This increases the vehicles ability to turn while braking; preventing a car accident from happening in busy Miami streets. The Honda Accord also features stability controls that automatically senses when the vehicles handling limits have been exceeded and reduces engine power and/or applies select brakes to help prevent the driver from losing control of the vehicle. Miami drivers are also safe in the occurrence of an accident with the Honda Accords Front, Side and Overhead Airbags.
The Accord comes either as a two-door coupe or four-door sedan with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or 3.5-liter V6 engine. The four-cylinder engines are available in five-speed manual or automatic transmission for both styles of the Accord, while the V6 sedan is only available in five-speed automatic. The V6 coupe is available with a six-speed manual. Cloth upholstery is standard, however EX-L models feature leather seats and a leather-covered steering wheel. Safety is enhanced on all Accords with six standard airbags, including side-impact air bags for front seats and side curtain air bags. Four-wheel disc, anti-lock brakes, Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control, Brake Assist and active front head restraints also come standard.
To get more information on the Honda Accord in your Miami area, visit the nearest Honda Dealership. At Brickell Honda you can get the best deals on new and used Honda Accords, visit their website for more information.

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Cash for Clunkers: New Car Incentive affects Miami Honda and GM Dealerships

Miami car owners are reaping the benefits of the new bill passed in Congress dubbed “Cash for Clunkers”. Under this new bill, Miami car owners can get a voucher worth $3,500 if they trade in a vehicle getting 18 miles per gallon or less for one getting at least 22 miles per gallon. The value of the voucher would grow to $4,500 if the mileage of the new car is 10 mpg higher than the old vehicle. Miami car consumers are also eligible to receive vouchers for leased vehicles.

The bill was passed in Congress to help reduce the emissions of harmful fossil fuels into our environment as well as help boost auto sales in the United States. Make sure to do your part in saving the environment while supporting the auto industry the next time you visit your local Miami Dealership. At Brickell Motors, you can find the best deals on non-‘gas guzzling’ cars through the Honda and GM lines. You can also go online and get a quick quote on a new Honda vehicle by going to the Brickell Honda site.

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2010 Honda Pilot is favored in Miami

Miami’s SUV drivers know how important quality and reliability is to them while driving through Miami streets. It may be because of the little to barely no complaints Honda corporate received from Honda Pilot drivers that they decided on making barely making any changes on the 2010 model of the Honda Pilot.
The Honda Pilot underwent a major update only last year, with the mid-size SUV receiving a complete redesign, new trim levels and a more efficient powertrain. Not surprisingly, Honda has decided to leave the vehicle untouched for the 2010 model year, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot going for it.
Up against strong competitors like the Ford Edge, the popular Toyota Highlander, and the all-new Chevrolet Equinox, the 2010 Honda Pilot relies on its already strong reputation for efficiency, comfort, and quality, combining the appearance of a tough SUV with the practicality of a crossover.
Standard features across the line include a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine equipped with Honda’s cylinder shutdown technology and delivering a peak output of 250 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque. This is matched to a five-speed automatic, with standard 2WD or optional 4WD modes available across the range. Emissions meet CARB’s ULEV-2 rating, and the Pilot delivers fuel economy of 17/23/19 mpg (city/highway/combined) in 2WD guise, while the 4WD model slides in just below at 16/22/18 mpg. A 21-gallon fuel tank can comfortably provide a driving range of more than 400 miles on the highway.
The Pilot is once again available in four model choices (LX, EX, EX-L and Touring), each offered with standard air-conditioning, cruise control, seven-speaker CD stereo, and 17-inch wheels. Inside, the vehicle emphasizes an expansive feel with an efficient and modern design that supplies 152.7 cubic feet of passenger space within three rows of seats offering plenty of space for up to eight adults.
All models, starting with the base LX, are also equipped with a standard towing receiver and a maximum tow rating of 4,500 pounds on 4WD models and 3,500 pounds on 2WD models. Other features include a tailgate with a lift-up glass hatch that makes quick access to the back of the vehicle easier, as well as hill-start assist to keep your rear bumper off the hood of the car behind you in steep driving.
EX adds a tri-zone automatic climate control system with humidity control and air filtration, a power driver’s seat with ten-way power adjustment with lumbar support, six-disc in-dash CD changer, XM Satellite Radio, body colored side mirrors and door handles, and roof rails.
Opt for the Pilot EX-L and you also get leather trim, a four-way power adjustable front passenger seat, a moonroof, a rear view camera, and an optional 9-inch display screen and DVD entertainment system.
Topping out the range is the Touring model, which adds satellite navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, a power tailgate and an optional rear-seat DVD entertainment system as well.
Aesthetically, the Pilot has always been a very boxy but mildly styled SUV—not a rugged, brutish brick like a Hummer, but more of a tall wagon. That car-like demeanor is what helped the first-generation Pilot break ground in the crossover SUV category back in 2002, and fortunately the latest model still has some of the visual appeal of a more rugged off-roader while holding on to its excellent ride quality and moderate size.
Prices rise slightly across the line for the 2010 Honda Pilot, now ranging from $27,895 for the 2WD Pilot LX to $38,645 for the 4WD Pilot Touring, excluding $710 destination.

To find out more about the 2010 Honda Pilot or to get a quick quote on the new Honda car of your dreams, visit the Brickell Honda website or go to BrickellHondaDirect.com.

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Celebrate Hondas 50th Anniversary in Miami

Honda just marked its first 50 years in America, commemorating the establishment of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., in a small Los Angeles storefront on June 11, 1959.
“On behalf of the tens of thousands of Honda associates in America, past and present, we offer our deepest thanks to our customers for placing their trust in Honda over the past 50 years,” said American Honda President & CEO Tetsuo Iwamura. “Today, in the face of new challenges, including the preservation of our environment, we renew our commitment to exceed the expectations of our customers and society.”
Starting in 1959, with the fuel-efficient Honda 50 motorcycle, to the newly launched 2010 Honda Insight gas-electric hybrid vehicle, Honda has introduced new technologies and business strategies that have shaped the industry and the growth of Honda, including:
First automaker to meet U.S. Clean Air Act without a catalytic converter – Civic CVCC (1974)
First vehicle to top U.S. EPA list of most fuel efficient cars – Civic (1977)
First Japanese automaker to build motorcycles (1979) and automobiles (1982) in America – Marysville, Ohio*
First Japanese automaker to establish a luxury automobile brand — Acura (1986)
First mass produced gas electric hybrid car introduced in America — Insight (1999)
First government-certified hydrogen fuel cell vehicle — FCX (2002)
Honda has steadily expanded its U.S. presence to encompass a broad range of products and operations. Today, Honda employs more than 27,000 U.S. associates engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, sale and servicing of Honda and Acura products including automobiles, motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, power equipment, and an advanced light jet.
Honda operates 10 U.S. manufacturing plants with two new plants under construction, along with 14 R&D facilities and more than 12 regional sales, parts and service, and finance offices around the country. The company’s network of U.S. parts suppliers comprises 545 companies in 34 states with annual purchases exceeding $17.5 billion in 2008.
Honda History in America
American Honda was the first overseas subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., established eleven years after HMC’s inception as a small motorcycle manufacturer in Japan. Honda entered the U.S. market in 1959 with the step-through Honda 50 motorcycle and helped spur the dramatic growth of the U.S. motorcycle market, as it became the best-selling brand in America.
The introduction of the fuel-efficient Civic in 1973 paved the way for Honda’s entry into the U.S. auto industry. As America faced the first oil crisis in 1973 and then the U.S. Clean Air Act tightened air emissions standards in 1975, Civic became both the first automobile to meet the Clean Air Act without the need for a catalytic converter and was ranked number one on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s first list of America’s most fuel efficient cars (1977).
Based on its longstanding commitment to develop and build products close to the customer, Honda established research and development operations in America in 1975, and U.S. manufacturing in 1979, starting with production of motorcycles in Marysville, Ohio. Honda became the first Japanese automaker to build cars in America with the start of Accord production at the Marysville Auto Plant in November 1982. In May 2009, Honda reached the 15 million unit milestone in U.S. automobile production.
In 1986, the company expanded into the luxury automobile market with the creation of the Acura brand, the first luxury nameplate from a Japanese automaker. Acura earned a top rating in J.D. Power and Associates’ Customer Satisfaction Index for four consecutive years (1986-1989).
In the 1990s, Honda introduced the U.S. automobile industry’s first low-emissions vehicles, meeting challenging new emissions requirements in California while also enhancing fuel efficiency. In 1999, Honda introduced America’s first mass production hybrid vehicle, the Insight, followed in 2002 by the Honda FCX, the first fuel cell vehicle certified by the U.S. government for daily use and the first to be placed in the hands of an individual consumer.
In 2008, the company began leasing its next-generation FCX Clarity fuel cell sedan, the industry’s most advanced zero-emissions vehicle. In March 2009 Honda introduced the 2010 Honda Insight, America’s most affordable hybrid, with plans to launch another all-new hybrid within the next several years based on the company’s sporty CR-Z hybrid concept vehicle.
“Looking to the future, we are committed to advancing Honda’s legacy of environmental leadership to help address the twin challenges of global climate change and energy sustainability,” said Iwamura. “Along with a renewed focus on quality, we begin our next fifty years by accelerating our efforts to develop and deploy new technologies that put Honda at the forefront of this global challenge, to create a cleaner and more sustainable future for generations to come.”

Happy 50th Honda of America! Brickell Honda of Miami and BrickellHondaDirect.com are looking forward to serving Miami’s Honda Community for the next 50 years and beyond!

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Sales all week long on ALL Honda’s at Brickell Honda in Miami

Now is the right time to purchase your new Honda in Miami with huge sales at Brickell Honda. Enjoy Sign & Drive promotions with no money down on all 2009 models of Civics, Accords, CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey and Fit. You also get $2000 over Kelly Blue Book value when you decide to trade in your car. It almost sounds to good to be true, right? Well Brickell Honda isn’t done just yet. Now when you buy a new Honda you get a FREE 42” Plasma TV.  You may be thinking, “Where’s the Catch?” but there is absolutely not catch to this promotion at all. Brickell Honda is trying to get rid of Honda cars on it’s lot and is offering this once in a lifetime deal.
So don’t hesitate, make your move to Brickell Honda this week to qualify for this promotion. This deal is only valid until June 22, 2009 so be sure to make your stop at Brickell Honda in Miami. You can visit them online at the Brickell Website and get a Quick Quote on your new car or drive directly to the store at 665 Southwest 8th Street Miami, Fl 33130.

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Blow Out Sales Options on ALL Honda’s at Miami Dealership

Are you looking to buy a new Honda in Miami but haven’t found the best opportunity yet? Well look no further…Brickell Honda in Miami is offering a week long promotion in order to get Honda Vehicles off of its lot.  Save on the 2009 models of the Civic, CR-V, Accord, Pilot, Odyssey and Fit. The promotion features every vehicle available for Sign & Drive, making every Honda available to you with no money down. The promotion also allows you to trade in your car and get $2000 over Kelly Blue Book Value. To top it off Brickell Honda is giving away a 42” Plasma TV with every new Honda purchase.
This special offer is only available until June 22, 2009. So don’t miss out on this special limited time offer. Don’t make the wrong decision of purchasing your New Honda vehicle at another Miami Dealership that isn’t Brickell Honda or you will risk loosing the opportunity of saving money on your new Honda in Miami.

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Online Car Shopping for A Honda in Miami

With all the new technological advancements on the web, companies have found it easier to advertise and retain new and old customers online. The percentage of household Internet users has gone up since the year 2000. This means more and more people are deciding to shop online and get more information on the products they are seeking. There are many reasons why people all over the world, especially in Miami, have resulted to shopping and inquiring about products online. It’s easy, it’s fast and you don’t have to wait in lines. Particularly in Miami, traffic puts a damper on any errands you have to run.
Someone seeking pricing or information on local car dealerships or vehicles can also find the Internet as an advantage. The Internet allows car shoppers to find the exact cars Miami dealerships have on their lot and how much they can purchase the vehicle of their dreams for. Customers can also find the lowest prices being offered at their local Miami Honda Dealerships. A good example of a local Miami Honda Dealership is Brickell Honda. If you visit the Brickell Honda website, you will find the lowest deals on any new or used Honda. You can also find the current lease specials that are being promoted throughout the dealership. Once you have decided on the car you would like to purchase, you can get a quick car quote on the vehicle by just entering the vehicle information.
The best part of online car shopping is that you don’t have to deal with the pushy salesmen. Everyone knows salesmen can take the fun out of buying a new car, but now you can skip through the haggling by finding everything you need online.

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