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The 2018 Honda Civic is Perfect for Your Daughter to Learn to Drive in Courtenay, BC

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(Posted on May 19, 2018 at 07:38AM by Danielle Smyth)
If you’re a young person just learning to drive, you’re in luck. Honda is a reliable brand perfect for your first car. If your mother is reading this, she should know, too: from Civics to Accords, you’ll find exactly what you need at our dealership.

Why is Honda so great for young ladies learning to drive? Well, for starters, there’s the manufacturer’s reliability. Some vehicles, like the Odyssey, are among those from all makers most likely to be in service after over 300,000 
kilometres. That’s a pretty impressive statistic! In addition, our preowned cars tend to still have an awful lot of time left on the road, thanks to their incredible value.


Purchasing a preowned vehicle for your teenager is a good choice. If you’d been hoping to get something fresh for yourself anyway, though, buying a 2018 or 2019 to teach new drivers on can work well, too. Down the line, when you’re ready for another car, the Honda will still be in great order and can be passed along to your daughter.

Want to stop by and test drive 
the 2018 Civic or Accord, which was the Canadian Car of the Year? It will definitely give your young lady a thrill, and we promise you’ll both love what the manufacturer has to offer. Hurry in to Island Honda today and let us set you up for this exciting next step! 
Ladies, if you’re anything like me, you love learning about cars. You hate when people act as though you shouldn’t know things relevant to the auto industry because you’re a woman. There’s just something about the oomph of an engine turning over that excites you.

Have you taken a look at the new 2018 Honda HRV LX? This excellent crossover boasts 8.3 highway, 6.9 city km/L, so you know at the outset it will at least save you some money. It’s totally up-to-date, with remote entry and heated front seats. Even better, it’s built to last, thanks to 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

The HRV starts strong with a 1.8-litre, 16-valve, 4-cylinder engine. It can offer 141 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 121 pound-feet of torque at 4,300 rpm. It has a variable transmission and Eco-Assist system to help save on fuel.



You’ll always drive in comfort in the HRV, thanks to 60/40 split second-row seats and a single-zone climate system with air filtration. HondaLink helps you to stay connected, and you can listen to your music on the radio, a CD, as an mp3, or as a wmv.

If the 2018 HRV LX sounds like the vehicle for you, stop by your Island Honda dealer today and take a test drive. You’re sure to be impressed!
There’s something so satisfying about understanding how a car works the way it does. Especially as a woman, it’s fun to defy stereotypes in this manner. From pistons to alternators, the parts of your vehicle all play an important role in its performance. Every make and model is just a bit different because their components vary ever so slightly. That’s why knowing more regarding the specs of an automobile can be so helpful.

Take, for instance, the 2019 Honda Odyssey EX-L Res. This brand new vehicle is well known for its excellent interior space (929 cubic litres behind the third row) and driver legroom (1,040 cubic millimetres). Did you know, though, that the minivan also boasts 280 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 262 torque at 4,700 rpm? That’s impressive stuff!


The Odyssey is great when it comes to emissions, ranking at Tier 3 Bin 125. You’ll help the environment even more while you drive it, thanks to 8.4 city and 1.6 km/L highway.

This minivan has excellent ground clearance, at 148 millimetres, so rougher terrain won’t be a burden. It’s not so high, though, that it’s difficult for little ones to get in and out. A conversation mirror and attached sunglass holder is also a nice touch if you’re traveling with children.

Stop by Island Honda today and learn even more about the specs of the 2019 Odyssey EX-L Res. You’re sure to like what you hear, so take a test drive, too! 
Ladies, you know that your family deserves the best. If you’re in the market for a safe, reliable, and affordable van, the 2015 Honda Odyssey may be just perfect for you. This preowned EX-L model has only slightly over 64,000 kilometers to its name but is ready to take on more with you.

Driving.ca rated this Honda the best minivan you can buy. The reviewer was impressed with the vehicle’s 248 horsepower and 250 foot-pounds of torque, as well as its V-6 engine and six-speed transmission.



Thanks to copious storage space, the Odyssey is sure to meet all of your family’s needs. It offers 148.5 cubic feet and has a 60/40 split in the third row that folds all the way into the floor. This minivan can accommodate three booster or car seats, so all of your little ones have plenty of room.

You’ll be safe on the road in this Honda, which offers rear parking assist, a camera, blind spot monitoring, and LaneWatch technology. Anti-whiplash front head restraints also keep you secure.

If this wonderful preowned vehicle sounds like the perfect fit for you and your family, get into your local Island Honda dealer today and take a test drive.
An amazing deal such as this one won’t last long, so get your 2015 Odyssey EX-L now!


If you love learning about cars and all they have to offer, you’ll probably be interested to know a bit more regarding the 2018 Honda Fit Sport. A subcompact with style, this vehicle is athletic and packs a real punch. It’s the perfect choice for everyone from businesswomen on the go to moms with lots to haul.

We all worry about gas mileage. Fortunately, the Fit Sport gets 31 city mpg or 13.2 km/L, making it ideal for ladies on the go. No matter where you’re headed each day, you’ll appreciate this subcompact’s 57.2 cubic feet of cargo space, which is more than able to accommodate you.

Under the hood, this Honda features a 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine
and a continuously variable transmission. It’s also extremely fun to drive, thanks to 128 horsepower and 113 foot-pounds of torque.


The Fit Sport boasts a WiFi hotspot, heated seats, and a leather steering wheel, all making you feel pampered and comfortable. A recent assessment by Canadian Auto Review was impressed with the vehicle, saying it’s “better than it should be” for the price. Hatch and front spoilers, 16-inch glossy black aluminum wheels, and subtle orange body pinstripes contributed to its higher-end appeal.

Visit your local Island Honda dealer in Courtenay, BC, and see for yourself why this vehicle is the perfect choice for so many women. Take a test drive today!

 
2018 honda fit sport for sale courtenay duncan bcIf you’re in the market for a new or preowned vehicle in Duncan or Comox Valley, BC, you’ve come to the right place. Car buying can be tough for women for a variety of reasons. We are trained to believe that we know less about the auto industry and how things work under the hood. Many people, men and other ladies alike, believe this, as well. Age is also a factor. If you are both young and female, walking into a dealership is often very intimidating.

I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t need to be. Here are several tips for ensuring a pleasant and productive car-buying experience.


1. Do your research. Don’t expect to stroll into a dealership with limited background information and walk away with a fantastic deal on your next vehicle. You’ll need to arm yourself with specs and prices. It pays to know how much people are paying in your area for the cars you’re looking at.

2. Expect respect. Island Honda is one of many dealerships whose sales staff are courteous and respectful, no matter who you are. If you have experienced less than this anywhere in the past, don’t go back. It’s that simple.

3. Take as long as you need. I once took a guided test drive that was essentially only around the block. Make sure the salesperson you are working with knows about your commute and the type of driving you’re used to so you can mimic it while out on the road.

Ready to stop in for a test drive? The 2018 Honda Fit Sport is a fantastic vehicle just begging to be taken out for a spin. Hurry in today!
If you’re anything like me, you love cars. The way they shine after a wash, how they smell when you first drive them off the lot, and especially how much you know about them. Isn’t it a great feeling when you can rattle off a long list of specs about a vehicle? I love surprising others around me with this sort of information.

I say surprise because let’s face it: many people don’t expect women to know that much about the auto industry. However, we commute, make repairs, and drool over beautiful new sports cars just like our male counterparts.

At the moment, I’m currently obsessing over the latest Honda Accord LX. As you might know, it was the 2018 North American Car of the Year. Clearly, I’m not the only one who loves it!



The Accord LX has 192 horsepower and 192 foot-pounds of torque--that’s nothing but thrilling. Imagine racing down the highway (within the speed limit, of course) in such a vehicle. Yes, please!

I also appreciate the elegant interior of the Accord, which features leather seats and connectivity for any device you could possibly wish to use. I really love the 105.6 cubic feet of space in this year’s model, because I like to pack my vehicle full.

To take a test drive of this awesome car, stop by your Island Honda dealer today. If you’re anything like me, you’ll love every minute of it! 
honda civic for sale nanaimo duncan bcLadies: who has experienced the following while shopping for a car?

-Being talked down to, as if you know nothing about vehicles
-Being ignored
-Having a salesperson speak only to 
your husband, father, or brother
-Feeling trapped or manipulated

The sad truth is some dealerships don’t train their sales team to treat women properly during the car-buying process. At Island Honda, we think that’s unacceptable. According to the Chicago Tribune, female shoppers are more inquisitive and crave a sales experience that lets them talk about the features of a vehicle. As ladies, we need to feel listened to so we can be comfortable asking the right questions.

Island Honda is all about catering to your needs. We are happy to answer any and all questions you might have, and we’ll take as much time as you need to make you feel comfortable and satisfied. Women love cars, know the auto industry, and spend just as much time on the road as their male counterparts. It’s time to elevate your car-buying experience.

If you’re ready to test drive a new Civic or Odyssey, stop by your Island Honda dealer today. One of our friendly, courteous salespeople will be ready to help you find the car of your dreams!
car buying for women nanaimo duncan bcAfter many years of driving hand-me-down cars, it was finally my year--time to buy my own vehicle for the first time. I was nervous, not knowing quite what to expect at the dealership. Horror stories from friends and family about pushy salespeople made me anxious. I researched as much as I could ahead of time and even arranged for a private loan.

What happened when I went 
in to shop was another story. I knew I wanted to test drive a specific vehicle. I come from a family loyal to the brand, and that year’s model was feature-laden. Deep down, I knew I was ready to leave that day in a new car. I didn’t want the salesperson to know that, though!

After a very brief test drive during which I found myself wondering “shouldn’t this be longer?,” I learned virtually nothing about the vehicle. Negotiations with the sales department were awkward; I told them the price I was willing to pay and they pushed back harder than I was ready for. I stood firm, though. When I went to sign the paperwork, I was talked down to and confused, ultimately signing up for services I didn’t want.

Granted, this was a long time ago, and I was young. But there’s a moral to this story. Never, ever let anyone treat you like a buyer who doesn’t know what they want or 
need. Tell the salesperson when you’re done with the test drive. Don’t stop because they tell you to. Be prepared to walk away from the sale, no matter how badly you want the car. And stand firm to your service agreement and loan decisions. No one can make you do anything!

Fortunately, at Island Honda, there aren’t pushy salespeople. Women aren’t talked down to or manipulated. If you’re in the market for a new car, we’ll be happy to make the buying process comfortable for you. Stop in today and let us help you! Ladies, you deserve better!

 
http://islandhonda.ca/women-auto-trendsBack in 2016, the Japanese government decided it was time for more women to get the high-level business positions that they deserved. Their goal was for 30% of the nation’s corporate leadership roles to be filled by women by 2020. We’ve got two years to go, but Honda Motor Co. started right away.

Asako Suzuki was Honda’s first female senior executive. She worked her way up the corporate ladder and was internally promoted to her current role.
 
In 2014, 
Hideko Kunii was the first woman named to Honda’s board of directors. A technology expert, she studied at San Jose University and the University of Texas at Austin and previously worked for the Japanese electronics company Ricoh. She is now in charge of promoting gender equality at the university in Tokyo.

The auto industry is a space where women belong, period. You deserve to feel confident and excited during the car-buying process and every day when you’re out on the road. The more strong female voices we have at every level, from Honda executives to mechanics to sales, the better the future of every woman’s vehicle experience.

We’ll help find what you need on your terms at Island Honda. Stop by today. We can’t wait to serve you!

 

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