Tuesday, December 19, 2017

2018 Honda CR-V Named Motor Trend SUV of the Year

At the end of every calendar year, the good people at Motor Trend put together a list of finalists for their annual awards, which ultimately are chosen by the publication’s 11 top editors. Each year, every model in every segment that either has been given a generational update or has been substantially upgraded is put through a ringer of tests to determine which is best across several different categories. This year, the 2018 Honda CR-V was named the 2018 Motor Trend SUV of the Year, beating out 25 contenders in an increasingly stacked segment.*

Thursday, December 14, 2017

2018 Honda Pilot Arrives at Pacific Honda

It has been quite some time since we first got wind of the details for changes in the 2018 Honda Pilot, but we are happy to say that the largest vehicle in the Honda stable now officially is for sale here at Pacific Honda. In other words, the time is now to head out to your friendly neighborhood San Diego Honda dealership to take a closer look at the latest iteration of the well-reviewed large SUV.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Why Buy Used at Pacific Honda?

Here at Pacific Honda, we are incredibly proud of the new Honda vehicles that we sell every day to our beloved customers in San Diego, CA, but new vehicles obviously are not the only type of wares we peddle here. Our stock of certified pre-owned Honda models also is impressive and, especially during the holiday season, offers some incredible value to those on the hunt for a steal. In a lot of ways, buying used really can be the way to go for some drivers.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Two Honda Cars Named Among Car & Driver 10Best

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: the 2017 Honda Accord and Honda Civic Hatchback Sport, Si, and Type R have been named to Car and Driver magazine’s 10Best list for 2018, an honor that the Honda Accord has earned a whopping 32 times*.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

2018 Honda CR-V Named Motor Trend Finalist

When it comes to automotive accolades, few are as respected in the industry than those doled out by Motor Trend magazine every year. That carries extra significance for us here at Pacific Honda because Honda models always seem to find themselves nominated for one honor or another. This year, it’s the latest 2018 Honda CR-V, which recently was named a finalist for the Motor Trend SUV of the Year Award, and frankly, that honor shouldn’t come as too big a surprise.

Friday, November 17, 2017

What Gas Should You Use for Honda Cars?

Going to the gas station to fill up is an unconscious activity for most drivers in San Diego, CA. They simply pull up to the pump, unscrew their fuel cap, push the button for the “Regular Unleaded” fuel option and wait for that trademark “Kachunk!” when the tank is full. Occasionally, though, we get questions here at Pacific Honda about what type of fuel to use on Honda cars and SUVs, mostly because someone has had the revelation that Premium gasoline must exist to make cars run better.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Honda Civic Type R Arrives at Pacific Honda

We have talked a lot about all of the awesome variations of Honda Civic that exist now that the automaker not only has redesigned this widely popular sedan, but also added iterations so that there truly is a little something for everybody. Well, this month at your Honda dealership serving San Diego, CA, the final iteration of Honda Civic will arrive: the 2018 Honda Civic Type R.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

New 2018 Honda Accord Ad Debuts

For a vehicle like the updated 2018 Honda Accord, there probably isn’t a whole lot the Honda brand needs to do in order to convince potential customers that it’s going to be a great car. Over the last 41 years, there literally has been no vehicle in the United States that has been as well received, so customers in San Diego, CA and the rest of the country have a pretty good sense as to what sort of car they’d be purchasing in the latest iteration of Honda Accord.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Warning Lights on Your 2017 Honda Civic

When it comes to the warning lights that appear on a vehicle’s dashboard, there are some that Honda owners in San Diego, CA already have a pretty good sense of what they mean. The red battery-shaped light, for example, means that something is wrong with the battery. The “BRAKE” light means there is a potential problem with the brakes or that brake fluid levels are low.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Honda Military Appreciation Offer Available

Here at Pacific Honda, we don’t want to create any ambiguity in terms of how we feel about the brave men and women that have devoted their lives to the United States Military. We sincerely value those contributions—so much so that we continue to offer the fantastic Honda Military Appreciation Offer to those that have served in nearly any capacity. It is just our small way of thanking those people that do so much to protect our freedoms as U.S. citizens.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

2018 Honda Fit Ads Show Off Fun Hatchback

Here at Pacific Honda, we are very excited to have the new 2018 Honda Fit available for test drives, mostly because it continues to be one of the most enjoyable vehicles that we currently sell to San Diego Honda customers. With all sorts of fun new attributes, including vibrant new color options, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and a new Sport trim, it’s no wonder the automaker decided to focus on how fun the vehicle is in the latest ad campaign featuring the affordable hatchback.

Friday, October 6, 2017

2018 Honda Accord Impresses in Debut

There are only a handful of automobiles in the industry today that most reviewers can consistently agree is among the most highly-regarded year-in and year-out, and the Honda Accord absolutely is one of those cars. Long respected for its combination of interior space, technology, efficiency, and safety features, the Honda Accord is a favorite among both commuters and drivers with families, and the 2018 model year version of the car has done nothing to change that. In fact, this model year’s generational upgrade only cements its elite status among midsize sedans.

Friday, September 22, 2017

2017 Honda Clarity: A Honda Vehicle like No Other

California always has been at the forefront of alternative fuel automobiles and to this day remains one of the only states with any sort of advanced infrastructure to support EVs and hydrogen fuel cell cars on a wide scale. For that reason, we are probably a lot more excited about the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell than Honda dealerships in other states, but that’s only because our San Diego Honda customers are going to be provided with more opportunities to own and use the vehicle as it was intended.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Summer Recap at Pacific Honda

It has been a fantastic summer here at Pacific Honda, and not just because we get to do business on a daily basis in beautiful San Diego, CA. It’s also because Honda as an automaker never ceases to amaze in the things they are able to do around the simple concept of developing desirable automobiles.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Great Honda Models for Back-to-School

Now that we are a few weeks into the school year, college students in San Diego, CA likely have a pretty good idea as to whether or not they’re going to need a vehicle for the duration of the year. For those that have been putting off the purchase, there are a number of truly excellent back-to-school vehicles right here at Pacific Honda, including the 2017 Honda Civic, 2018 Honda Fit, and 2018 Honda HR-V.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Honda SUVs Offer Great Options

The SUVs that Honda sells, though fairly limited in terms of diversity, are quite frankly some of the most respected, most lauded and most purchased SUVs and crossovers in the automotive industry today. The 2017 Honda CR-V, for example, has been a widelypopular SUV in the industry for years at this point, while the 2017 Honda Pilot and 2018 Honda HR-V both bring their own fair share of boons to the table.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

2018 Honda Odyssey Introduces CabinWatch

Honda engineers always have tried to do some really innovative things with the minivans that they design, and those risks have paid off bigtime over the course of the last handful of model years. The Honda Odyssey was really the first of the minivans to integrate a much more modern, stylish design, and it certainly was the first model to include a built-in vacuum cleaner, a feature that has since been copied by other manufacturers. You know what they say about imitation and flattery.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

2018 Honda HR-V Arrives at Pacific Honda

From the moment it became clear that the Honda CR-V was going to remain an undisputedly popular SUV in the country, Honda knew it would be wise to take advantage of the buying public’s hunger for crossovers by developing another similar (but smaller) CUV that has in its first year of existence already become a leader in the booming subcompact SUV segment. That vehicle, the Honda HR-V, now enters a new model year, with the 2018 Honda HR-V models arriving here at Pacific Honda this month.

Friday, August 11, 2017

The 2017 Honda Clarity Debuts

We all know that the future of automobiles probably is going to be electrification, and Honda engineers are ready to show their version of that future a little early in the guise of the completely new 2017 Honda Clarity Electric sedan, which found its way to Honda dealerships in San Diego,CA earlier this month.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Pacific Honda Welcomes 2018 Honda Ridgeline

 When people think of the Honda brand, they most likely envision the vehicles that have made the automaker so popular all over the world. Some San Diego Honda fans would conjure images of the 2017 Honda CR-V, while others’ thoughts would first turn to the 2017 Honda Civic or 2017 Honda Accord.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The 2017 Honda Civic Si Has Arrived!

We have written a lot over the course of the last several months about all the delicious Honda Civic iterations that have graced our lot here at Pacific Honda in 2017, and we’ve got one more that we think you’re going to love: the 2017 Honda Civic Si.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Pacific Honda Teams Up for “A Short Walk Home”

One of the really great things about doing business in a community as exciting and vibrant as San Diego, CA is that we have so many outstanding opportunities to get involved with the people. Whenever possible, Pacific Honda does everything in its power to support a worthy cause, and one such event is rapidly approaching: the Father Joe’s Villages “A Short Walk Home” event, set to take place the first week of August.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

2017 Honda Accord vs. Competitors

It isn’t easy deciding which vehicle to buy, especially in a time when so many automobiles appear on the surface to be so comparable. In the case of midsize sedans, still one of the most competitive segments of automobile on the face of the planet right now, there are a number of options that could make sense for buyers. But here at Pacific Honda, we stand behind the idea that no vehicle is going to do better for our San Diego, CA customers than the 2017 Honda Accord.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Here Comes the Honda Civic Type R!

For years, the Honda Civic was a vehicle that many people saw as a safe, conservative sedan that would serve drivers well in terms of reliability, safety features, and fuel efficiency. While that still absolutely is the case, the rollout of new Honda Civic models over the course of the last several months has presented customers in San Diego, CA with all sorts of new body and engine options for this beloved automobile including, most recently, the new 2018 Honda Civic Type R hot hatch.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

2018 Honda Odyssey For Sale Now at Pacific Honda

For the last half decade or so, the Honda Odyssey really has strived to set the benchmark for what it means it be a great minivan, and this week we are pleased to announce that the updated 2018 Honda Odyssey is now available at Pacific Honda for a closer look and of course test drives for all those families that have been waiting to get their mitts on the perfect family automobile.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Summer Activities in San Diego, CA

There is nothing quite like summertime in California, especially San Diego, CA, where the weather is amazing and the list of things to do is long and eclectic. Here at Pacific Honda, we have a few favorite suggestions for summer activities here in the area, so check these out, hope into your Honda cars and SUVS, and make the most of this amazing city this summer!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Summer Camps in San Diego, CA

Summer is an amazing time to be a kid. For most San Diego Honda customers, an overwhelming majority of their positive memories came during those summer months away from school thanks in large part to the existence of public swimming pools, ice cream trucks, and of course summer camps.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Ricochet the Surf Dog and Her Honda CR-V

There is a very good chance that you did not come to this Honda dealership blog today expecting to read about a dog that possesses the ability surf, but there’s a very good chance that you’re going to get that fantastic story anyway because it’s one of our “Always Sunny Stories” here this month, reminding us that good things happen to good people (and good dogs).

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

2017 Honda Civic Si Arrives at Pacific Honda

The updated 2017 Honda Civic has been the gift that keeps on giving here at Pacific Honda over the course of the last year, in large part because the automaker has been rolling out different iterations of the automobile one at a time to maintain consumer interest in a model that has been widely lauded since its initial release earlier in the year.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Financing Your Vehicle at Pacific Honda

Plenty of automotive customers in San Diego, CA look at financing a vehicle as the most frustrating part of the car-buying process, but here at Pacific Honda that couldn’t be further from the truth. We have a highly-skilled finance department that will make financing Honda cars easier than you ever dreamed, and in fact, a lot of that starts before you even head into our facility. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend in San Diego, CA

For a lot of reasons, Memorial Day is one of the most important holidays of the year, not only here in San Diego, CA but in the rest of the country, too. Obviously we use this national holiday to remember the people who died while serving for the United States armed services – something that is incredibly important in a country as patriotic as ours, but it also marks the end (or near-end) of the school year for most of our country’s schools and universities, which we celebrate with a three-day weekend.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Pacific Honda Encourages Summer Beach Cleanups

One of the best things about living in San Diego, CA is the beaches, and that’s true whether you consider yourself a surfer, a beach bum, or even just someone who likes to admire the gorgeous views from afar. Unfortunately, not all visitors take great care of these beaches, which means there are all sorts of detritus laying around in the sands of these lovely local spots, and here at Pacific Honda, there are few things that make us sadder.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pacific Honda Dream Garage Sales Event

The concept behind the Honda Dream Garage Sales Event is a simple one: provide San Diego, CA customers with the sorts of vehicles that would turn their regular, dusty ol’ garages into homes for the vehicles of their dreams. Thankfully, there are a number of great specials associated with this sales event going on right now at Pacific Honda, so whether you’re into Honda cars or SUVs doesn’t matter. We’ve got a little of something for everybody at this spring’s big Honda sales event.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter Events in San Diego, CA

This probably won’t come as much of a surprise to the majority of our readership, but Easter Weekend here in San Diego, CA was absolutely lovely this year thanks to a warm weekend that came along with plenty of sunshine. That’s one of the perks of living in Southern California in the springtime, we suppose. Honda drivers in and around Lemon Grove, CA can roll the windows down, pop open the sunroof and make the most of a delightful Easter Weekend.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day with Pacific Honda

Later this month, people all over the country will celebrate Earth day, which even the Earth Day website admits has a lot to do with the fact that automobiles were causing some serious environmental issues back in the 1970s when Earth Day was initially founded. “At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans,” the Earth Day official website writes. “Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. ‘Environment’ was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news.”

Friday, April 7, 2017

Driving to San Diego Padres Games

For Padres fans here in San Diego, CA, the wait is finally over. The season began on April 3 in Los Angeles, but the home opener drops on April 7, with a full 81-game slate of home contests coming this spring and summer for people interested in seeing this young Padres team try to improve over last year’s frustrating season.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Indoor Adventure Opportunities in San Diego, CA

One of the best things about living in San Diego, CA is that there is so much to do outside, especially when it comes to the types of adventure that our Pacific Honda customers love while behind the wheel of a Honda SUV or crossover. However, there actually is quite a bit of adventure to be found indoors here as well, which means good things for those Honda owners who need an occasional day out of the sunshine.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Top Surfing Spots in San Diego, CA

One of the best things about living in San Diego, CA is that there are so many fantastic outdoor locations for San Diego Honda customers to visit via their Honda automobiles. Among the most popular activities in the area is surfing, as there’s nothing quite like strapping a board to the top of a Honda CR-V or Honda Odyssey and then heading to the beach to ride some of the most fun waves in the state of California.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Pacific Honda Provides Spanish-Speaking Staff

Here at Pacific Honda, it is very important to us that all of our San Diego Honda customers feel 100 percent comfortable when they’re shopping for a new automobile, which is why we have worked so hard over the years to assemble a staff featuring several associates who are fluent in Spanish. 

To have a business in a place like San Diego, CA is a true blessing, not only because of the yearlong beautiful weather but also because the people here and their cultures are so delightfully diverse. In boasting so many Spanish-speaking sales associates, we hope to ensure that everybody in search of a good buying experience gets it. Truly, there is nothing we’d like more. 

In fact, both of our sales managers are fluent in Spanish. New Car Sales Manager Steve Gerardi, for example, is a 19-year employee that speaks Spanish, while our Pre-Owned Sales Manager, Jose Rodriguez, is an 11-year employee who does the same. There are other sales associates who are fluent in Spanish, as well, including Diego Molina, Pierre Gonzales, Alex Orloff, and Eugene Mendoza in the new sales department, and Gustavo Guardiola in the pre-owned sales department. 

In other words, this isn’t a situation where there are just one or two fluent Spanish speakers on staff and Spanish-speaking customers have to hope one of them is working to properly explain what they want in a new Honda vehicle. If we are open, a Spanish speaker is available to help whomever would rather speak in that language, and we hope that goes a long way toward making our customers feel happy and comfortable in dealing with their friendly neighborhood Honda dealers. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tips for Buying a Used Vehicle in San Diego, CA

For a lot of car shoppers in San Diego, CA, it makes a lot of sense to consider purchasing a used or certified pre-owned Honda automobile rather than a brand new one. Obviously, a vehicle with a few years and a few thousand miles on the odometer is going to be less expensive than one that has just rolled off the assembly line, but just because customers know that they want a used car doesn’t mean they necessarily know the best way to go about shopping for one.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Spring Events for Honda Drivers in San Diego, CA

Living in San Diego, CA is awesome, especially with springtime just around the corner. There are loads of amazing seasonal events coming up in February and March, so get your calendar out and mark down some of the best events for piling all of your friends and family into your 2017 Honda CR-V or 2017 Honda Accord. After all, what’s the point of living in California if you don’t take advantage of all the great things to do?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hidden Road Trip Gems in San Diego, CA

When it comes to driving around San Diego, CA in your 2017 Honda Civic or 2017 Honda CR-V, there are a handful of daily destinations that are so famous that just about every tourist in the area visits them when they’re in town. But we all know about the San Diego Zoo and watching a Padres game. What some San Diego Honda owners might not know about are a few of these awesome hidden gems, right here in our gorgeous West Coast city:

Friday, February 10, 2017

Honda Models Prove Pet-Friendly

There are literally millions of people in the United States who own pets, with at least half of households in the U.S. reporting ownership of either a dog or cat specifically. Despite the fact that animals are such a huge part of people’s lives, however, most automotive engineers don’t really give pets much consideration when engineering and designing their vehicles. Honda engineers and designers, however, are a different story, as they seem to have found a way to develop automobiles that are incredibly pet-friendly, with the Honda HR-V, Honda Fit, and Honda Odyssey all sticking out for various reasons.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Day Trips from San Diego, CA

While we may be a little biased here at Pacific Honda, San Diego, CA is one of the most beautiful cities on the entire continent, due in part to its yearlong fantastic weather and in part because there are so many diverse and lovely things to do in the area.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

2018 Honda Odyssey is Set to Debut

 Here at Pacific Honda, we’ve been talking about the forthcoming 2018 Honda Odyssey for quite some time, and while it isn’t set to debut officially until the Detroit Auto Show next month, the automaker already has released important information about the model for us to consider ahead of the biggest American car show of the year. In short, we are very pleased with what’s on the horizon for one of the industry’s most respected minivans.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Managing Your Trade-In at Pacific Honda

Here at Pacific Honda, we want to make buying a car as easy and affordable for you as we possibly can, and one way we go about doing that is getting you some extra money toward the cost of your new vehicle through trade. In terms of selling your old vehicle, there really is no easier, safer method.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Buying vs. Leasing at Pacific Honda

Let’s say you want to buy one of the new 2017 Honda Civic models. It’s a fantastic car in all its iterations, and you’ve been thinking about buying a new vehicle for quite some time. So you head into Pacific Honda and work with a sales associate to test drive a few, and when you find the one you like, you sit down to figure out how you’d like to handle financing. That’s when the big question arises: do you buy the car, or do you lease it?

Friday, January 6, 2017

Honda CR-V is Edmunds’ Most-Researched Vehicle

Here at Pacific Honda, we mention all the time that the Honda CR-V is a highly popular SUV in the industry and has been for a few years now, mostly because its fresh exterior design, durability, comfort and tech features, and dependable performance. With so much to offer, what’s not to love?