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Considering Leasing a Honda Accord in Miami?

September 18, 2009 Leave a comment

Thinking about getting into a lease? You should know that the answer to that is to put the Honda Accord at the top of your list. Leasing is the alternative to buying. It gives you the flexibility to have a different car within fewer years. We all enjoy some changes in our life sometimes, and being able to drive a new car every few years is a good change.

The Honda Accord lease is the answer for many. According to Car & Driver 10 Best Awards, the Honda Accord has won the record 22 times.  It is by far one of the best all around cars in the market. It features a comfortable and roomy interior.  It has an outstanding safety record. The Honda Accord is known as a family sedan but it is also a fun ride.

On the monetary side, leasing a Honda Accord allows you to pay only a portion of the cost of the car.  Essentially you are only paying for what you are using.  A lease also gives you the option to make a down payment.  Your lease payments will be lower than loan payments, giving you the option to put your money into more productive uses.  You will not have to worry on major repairs.

Leasing a Honda Accord is a smart decision. You will enjoy driving a new car every 2-3 years, have lower monthly payments and you will always be driving a car with the latest safety features. Leasing a Honda Accord can be your smart decision.  Visit Brickell Honda online at to see how easy it is to lease a Honda Accord in Miami. You can also call them at 888-407-9334 for more information.

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Buy Your Honda Accord EXL in Miami

September 15, 2009 Leave a comment

Honda Accord EX-L Review
By Megan Benoit

December 7, 2007
The Subaru Legacy GT, Infiniti G35 and Acura TSX are paid-in-full members of the practical power automotive niche. They cater to financially responsible enthusiasts who want their reliability served with a supersized side of hoon and a la carte cog-swapping. Although Honda’s new Accord V-6 packs a 268-horsepower punch, the four-door’s a pedal short in the row-your-own department. Fortunately, the Accord EX-L coupe boasts a six-speed manual transmission. So is the EX-L a category killer or just another vanilla thrilla?
The EX-L coupe is a rolling homage to BMWs 3 through 8, adorned with a small sprinkling of performance cues: chrome door handles (ew), coffee can chromed pipes (huh?) and 18” rims (bow-chicka-bow-wow). And get a load of that teeny little spoiler– no compensating for anything here. In terms of sporting proportions, the EX-L is the automotive definition of cognitive dissonance: a two-door vehicle that stretches farther than a standard four-door. Clearly, this baby has a lot of ass to haul.
On the upside, the EX-L’s bootylicious bounteousness makes the rear seats roomy enough for at least two adults. Unfortunately the back seat is a journey, not a destination; ensconcing oneself in the EX-L’s rearmost chairs is a convoluted and agonizing process. Returning to the positive spin, the Accord’s huge trunk compensates for the back seats’ limited access– especially for coupe drivers familiar with the fine art of securing grocery bags with shoulder belts.
The view from behind the EX-L’s wheel is strangely… feminine. Like the Dodge logo and the Subaru Tribeca, the EX-L’s interior offers-up a pistonhead paean to the female reproductive system. From the way the dashboard curves sweep inward like fallopian tubes into the uterus slash radio/climate control unit, to the oversized, top-heavy H on the steering wheel, Freud would have had a heyday.
Yes, well, the outward edges of the dash connected with my knees more than once while I was entering and exiting the vehicle, leading to some decidedly un-Ladylike cursing. (Take it from me, fallopian tubes are not known for their ergonomics.) As for the radio head unit (so to speak), Honda’s answer to complaints of overly-complex controls is the engineering equivalent of talking louder. They’ve made the buttons bigger and the writing larger. It may be easier for fat-fingered folks to grope through the ICE menus, but it’s no more intuitive than before– or BMW’s iDrive.
Ergonomics be damned. Practical funsters focus on less prosaic matters, like sheer horsepower. Turn the key, fire-up the filly and slip into the bliss that is a well-tuned Honda V6. This mill’s got torque all over and horsepower galore, all mated to yet another blissfully smooth and easy-shifting Honda gearbox. Girth aside, Road and Track’s resident tire shredders mustered a very respectable 5.9 seconds on the zero to 60 sprint– a hair behind most of the competition. The EX-L won’t light your hair on fire, but at this price you’ll shut up and drive.
The ridiculous pipes provide a terrific aural balance between a savory exhaust note and cruising silence. Punch the gas and you’ll be cackling before you know it. The exhaust’s sexy bwaaahhhhh is almost enough to drown out the unholy road noise those 18” tires unleash beneath you. (I had to double-check to make sure some bureaucrat didn’t accidentally ship a car with snow tires to the dirty South.) Charitable drivers should consider the EX-L’s din a not-so-subtle advertisement for Acura.
In a straight line, the EX-L coupe is silken joy. Try to throw this porker around a corner and you’ll get an abrupt reminder of why God invented rear wheel-drive. It’s like talking your inebriated, obese buddy into being the rear part of a two-person horse costume. No matter how hard you try, the EX-L’s rear end is sluggish and unwieldy. Eventually you give up and just drag the stupid ass along behind you.
Honda’s point-and-shoot steering and crisp turn-in are also absent, sacrificed on the altar of a comfortably numb ride. Anyone wanting a manual EX-L is probably more interested in sampling some Si-style driving dynamics than keeping the cups in their holders; failing to tune the EX-L’s suspension to match the coupe’s demeanor one of da meanest things Honda’s done to enthusiasts in quite some time.
The EX-L coupe is a conflicted vehicle. It’s got a powerful engine with a snick-happy transmission mated to an average suspension. It’s got all the appearance of a luxury vehicle, with none of the quiet and little of the luxuriousness. It’s fun to drive, but not REALLY fun.
Yes, the EX-L’s a strange offering, given Honda aspirations for the Accord as the nü full-size family sedan. With a sport-tuned suspension, SH-AWD and a few more toys, the EX-L would blow its competitors into the weeds. As it is, the EX-L is… um… I’m sorry. What were we talking about?
Get your Accord EXL at Brickell Honda in Miami. Visit them online at or call them directly at 888-407-9334.

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The All Around Car – Honda Civic is Now Available in Miami

September 15, 2009 Leave a comment

The Honda Civic is an all around car with style, fuel efficiency, has a great design and is loved by young and old.  It has a variety of models (DX, LX, EX, EX-L or Si), which will accommodate a variety of desires.  Its many features include full power accessories, sunroof, steel wheels, tilt steering wheel and much more.  Fuel efficiency is another topic making the Honda Civic an all around car. The average miles per gallon for the city range from 21-40 and 29-45 for the highway. This will depend on your model choice.
The updated design of the Honda Civic is one liked by many, young and old. The bumper has been updated with openings in the front and scoop-like openings on the side. These changes in the bumper break up the visual size of the bumper. Additional updates on the design include changes to the grille and headlight and taillight color combinations.  The expanded windshield gives a greater view to the front.  There is plenty of room to hold 5 passengers comfortably despite having smaller dimensions.  It continues to have its strengths in comfort, quality and safety.

Drive a car that you take pleasure in and that provides you the features that you want. Research the information at Brickell Honda  on the Honda Civic and you will be convinced that it is the all around car. Visit Brickell Honda in Miami online at or call them directly at 888-407-9334 for more information on the latest and most fuel efficient Honda Vehicles in the market.

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The Refined 2010 Honda CR-V Arrives in Miami

September 14, 2009 Leave a comment

New features and upgrades have been added to the improved 2010 Honda CR-V including interior and exterior features, better fuel economy, and more power. Miami drivers will appreciate the new exterior improvements and styles added on the CR-V. Exterior styling enhancements include a freshened front fascia with a new grille and bumper design, a re-sculpted hood, and a new rear bumper shape. A 10-spoke alloy wheel design, standard on CR-V EX and EX-L, replaces the previous 7-spoke alloy wheel design. New interior features include a BlueTooth Handsfree Link, auto on and off headlights, and wider armrests on the front seats. Wide ranges of interior updates for 2010 include modifications to the radio functionality and control layout, the introduction of new seat fabric textures and an upgraded interior door handle design with a rubberized grip handle.
For 2010, power and efficiency improvements result from the engine’s compression ratio increasing to 10:5:1 from 9.7:1, fuel injectors with a finer spray pattern, larger intake valves, spark plugs with extended electrodes, friction-reducing piston rings, higher-precision timing sensor and a higher flow-rate exhaust system. The CR-V comes standard with an electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transmission that uses an active lockup torque converter. Wide overall ratios help maximize acceleration in gears one through four and optimize fuel economy in its overdrive fifth gear.
For more information on how you can buy your new 2010 Honda CR-V in Miami, just visit your nearest Miami Honda Dealership or visit Brickell Honda. Brickell Honda is the certified Honda dealership of Miami and is always offering the best prices on all new and used Hondas. Visit Brickell Honda online at or call them directly at 888-407-9334.

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The New CR-V hits Miami Streets

September 14, 2009 Leave a comment

The New 2010 CR-V
Honda put its latest edition of the CR-V on sale this week, having had a few tweaks that might strain your eyes to notice.

So, for instance, a 10-spoke alloy wheel replaces a seven-spoke wheel. The compact SUV gets a new Bluetooth system inside. There are one-inch wider center armrests on the front seats. The 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine gets 14 more horsepower, now up to 180, and there’s a 1 mile per gallon improvement. Mileage is now 21 mpg, 28 mpg highway.

Bowled over yet? Okay, well, the front end will look a little different. There’s a freshened front fascia with a new grille and a different front and rear bumper. Not impressed? Well get this: the headlights turn themselves on or off — automatically.

“The CR-V provides many of the favorable aspects of a car and an SUV in a stylish, yet highly functional and capable vehicle,” said Vicki Poponi, a Honda assistant vice president. “For 2010, the CR-V represents an even better value with significant upgrades throughout the vehicle.”

Prices start at $21,545 for a base-level version with a five-speed automatic transmission.

For more information on how to get your own 2010 CR-V, visit Brickell Honda of Miami online at

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Honda’s Latest American Vehicle is the Crosstour

September 14, 2009 Leave a comment

Honda’s Latest American Car

We have written before about the misperception of Honda as a “Japanese” car, when in fact, they are truly representatives of globalization at is greatest. Honda goes through the intricate yet refined Japanese design process and tailors its cars to each market. The parts are sourced from various locations worldwide, and in the case of the United States, the parts are then shipped here and put together in various plants throughout the country.

In the case of the Accord, CR-V, and Element, all roads lead to various plants in Ohio, where engines and transmissions are assembled separately, and then are put together with the bodies of their respective cars. Since these are assembled in Ohio, then it only makes sense that Honda’s new crossover would be assembled there too.

In case you do not know which crossover I’m referring to, I’m talking about the new Accord Crosstour, which is really a cross between the three vehicles mentioned above. Honda of America has made new announcements relating to this exciting new release almost every day, and they just announced that the new Crosstour will be built in Ohio in the same plant as the CR-V and Element, which is quite appropriate, considering the design of the car itself.

For more information on how to get YOUR Crosstour fresh off the assembly line, go to, or go to Brickell Honda of Miami.

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The 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid is Now Available in Miami

September 11, 2009 Leave a comment

Miami drivers know how important safety and reliability are when searching for a car. What about when you combine safety, reliability and style? This is what you will find in the all-new 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid. This 4-door, 5-passenger family sedan is available in 4 trims, each catering to different Miami styles and tastes. The new Honda Civic closest competitors are the Volkswagen Jetta Sedan, the Mitsubishi Gallant, and the Buick Century. Yet it is safe to say that none of these compare to the ride and reliability you get from the Honda Civic Hybrid.
Being one of the most economical cars in the market, the 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid spares no flaws. Honda has taken the technology pioneered in the Insight and improved on it. It uses a small 1.3-liter, four-cylinder gas engine of 85 horsepower assisted by a 13-horsepower electric motor. When the driver backs off the throttle or hits the brakes, the energy that is usually wasted is captured in a bank of batteries mounted behind the rear passenger seat.
New safety features added to the 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid are:
•    Driver Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
•    Passenger Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
•    Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Engine Immobilized
•    Front and Rear Outboard 3-Point Seatbelts
•    Rear 3-Point Center Seatbelt
•    Front Pretension
•    L A T C H
•    Trunk Anti-Trap Device
•    Child Safety Door Locks Located On Rear Doors
•    Panic Button
•    Power Window Lockout
•    Front and Rear Passenger Automatic Locking Retractors
•    Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters
•    Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags
•    Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor

For more information on how you can purchase the 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid in Miami contact Brickell Motors at 888-407-9334 or visit them online at to find the latest deals and promotions on all Honda vehicles.

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