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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! 
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!