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So you just graduated and got your first job. Congratulations! Now you need a new vehicle to drive to and from work. The time for hand-me-downs is gone. It’s the year of you!

Young women just entering the workforce often crave a stylish, practical vehicle. Fortunately, that’s what Honda is founded on. How about the 2018 Civic DX? This compact car has a fresh new design and plenty of features to keep you feeling comfortable and pampered. Even better, it gets great fuel economy, making it perfect for your long commute.

This vehicle’s 2-litre, 4-cylinder engine boasts 158 horsepower, but it still manages to pull out 17.8 highway km/L. Best of all, it offers 34.4 cubic
metres of cargo space, making it a very practical choice.


Driving.ca loved this Honda’s amazing exterior. A sweeping front grille makes the sedan feel as sporty as they come. Large wheel wells, deeply surfaced sills, and delicate rear arches add to the Civic’s elegance. You’ll definitely want to show the car off in your office parking lot.

Check out fantastic deals on the 2018 Civic at your Island Honda dealer in Courtenay, BC. Stop by for a test drive today!

 
As a mother, you know the importance of a great vehicle, particularly when it comes time for road trips and summertime adventures. Your kids can be unruly, so you need a ride that will keep them entertained and calm. In addition, the more space you have available, the better. Everyone’s just a little happier if they are able to stretch out.

Stop by Island Honda today and check out the 2019 Odyssey EX-L Res. This fabulous minivan is perfect for families because it was designed with them in mind.

The 2019 Honda Odyssey has excellent interior space, boasting 929 cubic
litres behind the third row. You’ll also enjoy ample legroom of 1,040 cubic millimetres. A conversation mirror and attached sunglass holder is perfect for traveling with kids.


Heated seats are a nice luxury, and multi-zone air conditioning makes everyone comfortable. You can keep the whole crew entertained with hard disk media storage, as well as the ability to play any music file format and connect all of your devices. That’s a recipe for a successful road trip!

Stop by Island Honda today to test drive the 2019 Odyssey EX-L Res. Better yet, bring the whole family. You won’t have to work hard to convince them!

Ladies, you want a practical ride that also is a thrill to drive. Something that lasts while making you feel stylish. How about giving the 2016 Honda Civic EX a look? This vehicle has a snazzy exterior and powerful engine, so you’ll always have pride of ownership.

The Civic starts strong with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine that can provide 158 horsepower and 138 ft-lb of torque. Handling is always on point thanks to this vehicle’s electric dual-pinion steering rack and variable ratio. The Honda has an impressive suspension system, as well.


The 2016 Civic is the first in a new line of redesigned vehicles from Honda. It has a beautiful coupe look, though it’s a sedan. In addition, its wheelbase is 30 millimetres longer than previous models, impressive for a compact car.

An assessment at the time of its release by Canadian Auto Review was impressed with the 2016 Civic’s revamped look. It’s great on the inside, too, thanks to keyless start and a sunroof to make you feel like you’re in a high-end vehicle.

The Civic has the strongest 5-year residual values in the compact world, so don’t miss out on a chance to own the 2016 model. Stop by your Island Honda dealer today!
Are you new to car buying? If you’re just starting out, it can be challenging to know exactly what you want or need. Fortunately, at Island Honda, we are prepared to help young women who have never purchased a vehicle before find the one that is perfect for them.

Here are a few scenarios you might find yourself in as a female first-time car buyer, along with suggestions 
of an auto that could fit your needs.

1. I commute to college or work, but that’s it.

If you commute 
for your job or school, you probably want something that gets excellent fuel economy. The 2018 Honda Fit Sport boasts 15 km/L, which is sure to save you money. In addition, it has a number of cool, athletic details, including a spoiler and orange pinstripes.

2. I have a pet and like to hike or camp.

Are you constantly on-the-go for camping or hiking? If you are and have a dog or two, you might want a larger vehicle. The 2018 Honda CR-V LX boasts an adjustable cargo floor height, great for gear. Overall, including the seating area, you’ll get 2.14 cubic
metres of space.

3. I don’t like to be tied down.


If you’re a real go-getter and want people to know you have an adventurous spirit, a pickup might be perfect for you. The 2019 Honda Ridgeline Sport is pure enjoyment on the road, with 280 horsepower and special extras like a sunroof and heated front seats.

No matter where you’re at in life, we are ready to put you in the best possible vehicle for you. Hurry 
in to Island Honda and check out one of these great cars today!
 
If you’re a woman who loves practicality but wants life to feel luxurious and fun, you deserve a vehicle that will pamper you while also keeping you safe. You’re in good hands with the 2018 Accord Sport. This exciting sedan is ready to thrill you on the road and provide the Honda reliability you’ve come to expect.

Not for nothing, the 2018 Honda Accord is the Canadian Car of the Year. The
Sport model builds on that excellence with a thrilling manual transmission, 192 horsepower, and 192 ft-lb of torque, sure to excite. To look at this vehicle’s stunning design, you’ll know it’s something special, thanks to bold and athletic exterior lines.


Your practical side is probably wondering about things like fuel economy and space. The Accord Sport promises 14.88 km/L highway and 12.3 km/L city, helping you to enjoy cost savings at the pump. Eco Assist is included, so be sure to use it to improve efficiency whenever possible. Driving this vehicle is always comfortable, thanks to 2.9 cubic metres of interior room.

The Accord Sport is a favorite for Courtenay, BC, women because it marries practicality and excitement. Hurry in to test drive the nation’s best vehicle at your Island Honda dealer!

Are you in the market for a new vehicle? Do you fear that your age and being female may put you at risk of discrimination when you shop? Here at Island Honda, we believe in treating all customers, regardless of gender or experience behind the wheel, with the utmost in respect. We will never belittle or talk down to you.

It’s important to consider your needs before you head to the dealership. Below, we’ve broken down a few possible situations you might find yourself in, and vehicles that could be well-suited to your life stage.

1. I live alone and just need something small.

If you’re living on your own, chances are you don’t require a gigantic vehicle. In fact, if you want to keep it simple, the 2018 Honda Fit Sport might be perfect for you. Under the hood, this subcompact features a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder engine and a continuously variable transmission. It has power despite its size. In addition, it offers an impressive 15 km/L, which can help you save at the pump!


2. I’m married and we like to travel with our dogs.

If you and your partner are often on-the-go with your pups, you might want something a little bigger. The 2018 Honda CR-V LX could be a fantastic choice for you. In addition to plenty of legroom, this vehicle also offers a number of safety features, including collision mitigation braking and warning, active lane-keeping assist, road departure help, and adaptive cruise control. Rear all-season tires and heated side mirrors are perfect for extra peace of mind when ice and snow are flying.

3. I often drive my grandchildren from place to place.

If you’re forever out with your grandkids, you might want a vehicle that can accommodate a bit more. How about the 2019 Honda Odyssey EX-L Res? This brand new van is well known for its excellent interior space (929 cubic litres behind the third row) and driver legroom (1,040 cubic millimetres). In addition, it boasts 280 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 262 ft-lb of torque at 4,700 rpm.

Hurry in to Island Honda and check out one of these great cars today! 

Ladies, the 2018 Honda CR-V LX Could Be Perfect for Your Courtenay, BC, Family

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(Posted on May 27, 2018 at 11:56AM by Danielle Smyth)
Are you in the market for a new vehicle? As a woman shopping in a dealership, it can be tough. Knowing what you’re looking for and not permitting anyone to treat you with disrespect is critical. Ask the right questions, and you should be well on your way to the car of your dreams.

If your target is a crossover perfect for the whole family, why not give the 2018 Honda CR-V LX a look? Filled with amazing features, this vehicle isn’t one to pass up. Multi-zone air conditioning keeps everyone comfortable, and heated front seats are ideal for chilly nights. You’ll stay connected and entertained wherever you go, thanks to a Bluetooth connection and mp3 player.


A recent review by Driving.ca focused on the redesign of the 2018 model and how it lends the vehicle a higher-end feel. The CR-V is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and boasts continuously variable transmission with Honda G-Shift control logic.

Honda Sensing is also present on the CR-V. This suite of assistive services includes collision mitigation braking and warning, active lane-keeping assist, road departure help, and adaptive cruise control. In addition, rear all-season tires and heated side mirrors are perfect for additional peace of mind when ice and snow are flying.

Don’t miss an opportunity to own the 2018 CR-V LX. Stop by your local Island Honda dealer and take a test drive with the family today! 
women in auto producing honda civic courtenay bcYou might have missed it, but back in March, the Canadian Leadership Forum sponsored another great conference on the topic of Women & Automotive. A number of top executives from Honda and organizations like Canada Drives were in attendance. In fact, one of the four keynote speakers was Ali Woodley, Plant 1 Manager for the country’s manufacturing.

As the conference organizers explained, Woodley and the other leaders present 
showcase the best that the auto industry has to offer. Hard work and dedication to cars and to the advancement of women is something to be recognized, and the keynote speakers exhibited these qualities in spades.

Ali Woodley has over 30 years’ experience with Honda of Canada Manufacturing. She has risen up the ranks to one of the most coveted positions in the company, that of Plant 1 Manager. Beginning in 1986 in the paint department, she has since assumed a variety of leadership roles.

According to an article by CBC, Ali Woodley’s plant produces a whopping 820 Honda Civics a day. She oversees paint, welding, and assembly. That’s impressive stuff!

Want to check out the brand new 2018 Civic DX? It might even be one that Woodley had a hand in
building! Stop by Island Honda today for a test drive!
 
2016 honda civic for sale nanaimo courtenay bcI love the 2016 Honda Civic. In the spirit of full disclosure, this is also the vehicle that I drive. It’s the first new car I purchased for myself once I outgrew the life stage of buying used or gratefully accepting hand-me-down sedans.

I always knew I wanted a Honda. Many of the adults in my life drove sedans by this manufacturer, so as a young woman I grew to respect them as reliable, practical cars. I was sure I could probably spend more and get a so-called luxury vehicle, but that’s not what I’m about. I appreciate lasting quality, not something flashy and expensive that can’t go the distance.

I entered the market for a new car in early 2016 when a costly part went in my previous vehicle. This was the last straw. I didn’t spend any time researching non-Hondas, because I knew I didn’t want them.

Imagine my surprise when I found that the 2016 Civic had been completely redesigned. It was sporty and included more tech than I’d hoped for, even in its base model. I felt so lucky to be buying at just the right 
time, because it was possible to get the Honda I’d dreamed of with the luxurious look I assumed I’d never have.

Never dull to drive, the 2016 Civic EX has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. It provides an exciting 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque, feeling more like a sports car than a sedan. I love everything about it, and I think you will, too! Stop by your Island Honda dealer today and test it out for yourself!
Attention, all you Honda racing fans! You are probably familiar with our company’s rich history on the course. Did you know that it’s your turn to win behind the wheel of a powerful vehicle? The Checkered Flag Event is back!

There’s never been a better time for Courtenay, BC, ladies to stop in and check out any one of a number of fantastic vehicles. How about the Civic LX sedan? This model was designed with pure exhilaration in mind. A sweeping front grille makes it feel as if it’s ready for the racecourse. Large wheel
wells, deeply surfaced sills, and delicate rear arches add to its smooth appearance. You won’t be cramped like in a stock car, however, thanks to 4.5 cubic yards of cargo space.


The 2018 Civic is also known for its sharp handling and road manners. It boasts 158 horsepower, sure to get your blood pumping. Some LX models offer manual transmission, making you feel even more like a race car driver. Performance tires hug the street, keeping you safe wherever you go.

Are you ready to roll toward the winner’s circle? Hurry 
in to Island Honda and take advantage of the Checkered Flag Event while it lasts!