It’s no secret that the Civic GX isn’t the biggest seller for Honda. But that doesn’t mean that Honda isn’t proud of this vehicle or that the vehicle is going anywhere any time soon. In fact, the automaker has confirmed that they will release a next-generation of the natural-gas burning vehicle. The newest Honda Civic GX it is sure to be the best model yet and I can’t wait to see it for myself!
The Honda Civic GX debuted in 1998, it runs on natural gas which can cost a third less than regular fuel, and it can earn up to 30 miles per gallon. The Environmental Protection Agency has called it the cleanest internal combustion vehicle in history – a bold statement but one that can be trusted because of its prestigious source. Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it?
In today’s economy it’s hard enough selling huge quantities of a product people are familiar with, but try selling the American public on something they’ve never seen before. We have issues accepting products and ideas that are foreign to our understanding sometimes, and that’s the challenge automakers are undergoing right now as they try to revolutionize the industry while still appealing to a consumer’s sense of what is familiar.
But this challenge hasn’t stopped companies like Honda from trying some interesting things, as any new Honda dealer Westchester County has to offer can attest to. One of the products Honda is most excited about for the upcoming few years is the CR-Z hybrid, which walks the fine line between sports car and hybrid about as beautifully as any other vehicle in the industry.
For me, there’s no better time of year than fall because both college and professional football can take over my weekends. The pinnacle of the college football season is Bowl Week (I’ll save my opinion about the BCS ranking system for another time) and as a former Midwesterner my favorite game has always been the Granddaddy of them all – the Rose Bowl.
The Rose Bowl, which takes place in Pasadena, CA on January 1, features the PAC 10 and the Big 10 champions facing off. It’s not just the game that I look forward to but also the experience of it all, which starts with the famous Tournament of Roses Parade. Historically, the parade has featured spirited marching bands from throughout the nation, majestic floral floats, and high-stepping equestrian units. This year will be no exception, though the parade will have a new name and new sponsor – it will be the 122nd Rose Parade Presented by Honda!
The start of a school year is a time for change and new beginnings. Grade-schoolers are color coding their new folders and sharpening their pencils and middle school students are decorating their new locker and navigating through the halls to find their new classes. High school students are whispering about who got a new car over the summer and college kids are praying that the new car they got in high school makes the trip back to school without breaking down. All of the transitions that a new school year entails can often be stressful for parents and their bank accounts, especially when a new car search is required. To help students and parents find the best back to school car, Kelly Blue Book (KBB) assembled a top 10 list of the best back to school vehicles.
My mother-in-law is obsessed with Facebook, but not necessarily because she likes connecting with old friends and generally using it as the social network it was invented to be. No, she spends a few hours every night sitting in front of her computer screen hooked up to Facebook because she, like 62 million other people, can’t get enough of a little game called FarmVille.
It’s not much different from other mundane virtual life games like The Sims or World of Warcraft, except for the fact that being linked to Facebook allows people to help each other out and pass things on to each other. A large portion of my mother-in-law’s time spent on FarmVille is fertilizing other people’s crops. You apparently get points for that.
When it comes to buying cars, I’ve always felt a certain sense of inconsistency between two important values that I have. On the one hand, I’m a frugal shopper. I know what I want and I won’t spend more than what I have to. I know that I want a vehicle that’s sensible, affordable, and reliable and that’s what first drew me to Honda. My first vehicle was a Honda Accord and since then I’ve upgraded to a Westchester County used Honda CR-V.
But what about that other value I mentioned? Well besides being a frugal shopper, I’m also a very proud and patriotic American. In addition to flying our country’s flag outside my house, I place a high value on American-made products. Up until now, this has come into conflict with my love of the always reliable and affordable (but foreign-produced) Honda.