2012 Honda Fit in Montgomery Alabama Win’s Cars.com Subcompact Shootout

McConnell Honda in Montgomery, Alabama is proud to announce that the 2012 Honda Fit, the winner of Cars.com’s $16,000 Subcompact Shootout.

2012 Honda Fit in Montgomery, Alabama

2012 Honda Fit in Montgomery, Alabama

The Cars.com shootout put seven of the most popular subcompacts through head-to-head testing by the experts at Cars.com, Motorweek and USA Today. The competition also included an evaluation by a young married couple, representing the typical buyer in this segment, to test the subcompacts for overall comfort and drivability. The 2012 Honda Fit took the title because of overall roominess for its size, practicality and for being fun to drive. View full coverage of the results here and make sure to pick up a copy of today’s USA Today to see the front page coverage of our shootout.

With rising gas prices, fuel efficient vehicles like subcompacts play a significant role in today’s market. Winning an award from Cars.com sends a message to your customers about the quality of the Honda Fit. Sharing this news in your dealership, on your social networks and in planned marketing materials is a great way to spread the news to potential customers.

Come test drive a Honda Fit in Montgomery, Alabama today or visit us on the web.

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The 2012 Honda CR-V in Montgomery is Ready to Take You Anywhere

The 2012 Honda CR-V is the perfect Honda vehicle for all your endeavors. The 2012 CR-V was named the best “2012 Best Redesigned Vehicle” by Kelly Blue Book. According to the editors, the CR-V “boasts greater comfort, improved fuel economy and enhanced dynamics across the range while offering impressive options that include a more sophisticated version of its Real Time AWD.” The CR-V received other accolades such as “2012 Top Safety Pick.” by IIHS and is one of the top 10 cars with Best Resale Value by Kelley Blue Book’s.

With the 2012 Honda CR-V, you are saying yes to comfort, safety, convenience, and more.

Enjoy your music on the road in your new 2012 Honda CR-V. Keep your iPOD, MP3 player, or flash drive tucked away in the audio compartment, located just above the glove compartment. This little hideaway charges your device while you listen to your music on the 270-watt audio system (EX-L models).

While you are preoccupied with driving, it is now simple to keep up a with a conversation with backseat passengers or watch young children with the conversational mirror. The mirror, doubling as a sunglasses holder, lets you see into the backseat without turning around.

An added touch of style is the convenient one touch moonroof. Allow clean air to filter in from above, gaze at the stars, or allow the warmth of the spring and summer air to wrap around you.

With the addition of leather seats, riding in the 2012 Honda CR-V is comfortable for both you and your passengers. The driver and front passengers can enjoy heated seats– nice for those colder months. Keep yourself and all your passengers comfortable with the Dual-Zone automatic climate control system. You and your front passenger can easily set your own comfortable temperatures as well as set the cabin temperature for all passengers aboard your 2012 Honda CR-V.

Take advantage of  helpful steering wheel controls such as the audio controls with the SE, EX, and EX-L 2012 Honda CR-V in Alabama models.  If you choose to ad navigation to your model, extra buttons for voice recognition and Bluetooth are available.

The CR-V makes it simple to make the most of your vast cargo area. Included is the dual-deck cargo shelf. When you insert this shelf, double the space is available for two layers of cargo. Remove the shelf (hides easily under the floor) to provide room for larger items. All three backseats fold downward to provide even more room for cargo.

It is nice to know that the vehicle you choose is safe. Sometimes collisions can’t be avoided. So standard safety features in the CR-V can help provide superior defense. Our Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) is a body design that enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions. And automatic tensioning front seat belts, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor and dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS) all help to protect you and your passengers in significant impacts.

“In designing the CR-V, our focus was on aerodynamics, modern lines and a meticulous attention to detail. So not only is it sleek and sophisticated, but it’s also shaped to enhance fuel economy[2]. So feel free to give in to your craving–without any guilt.”

[2] 21 city/28 hwy/24 combined mpg for 2WD models and 21 city/27 hwy/23 combined mpg for 4WD models. Based on 2011 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

 

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Used Car Buying Tips at Your Used Cars Montgomery Dealership

Use these helpful tips when you are looking to buy a used cars in Montgomery. They will save you a lot of time and money.

Use this simple checklist before you buy:
1. Ask to see the CarFax
2. Have a mechanic inspect the vehicle
3. Take a test drive
4. Check the warranty
5. Ask about financing terms
6. Check for recalls
7. Make sure the vehicle and the window sticker match

One of the first things you should know when looking at a used cars in Montgomery is as to see the CarFax! CarFax will show you if the vehicle has been totaled, had water damage, if it is a lemon, or if it has other problems.

After you have seen the CarFax, inspect the vehicle or take it to your trusted mechanic for a full inspection. You don’t want any surprises after you buy. Also make sure that the vehicle has a factory warranty, you have checked for recalls on the model, you know the financing terms, and make sure the vehicle and the window sticker match.

Make sure you take the vehicle for a test drive! Drive the car like you will when it is yours. Make sure there are no strange noises, all the buttons work, and it drives just right for you.

When you buy a new or used car in Montgomery, you want to know that it will be reliable and be in the best possible condition. When you buy from McConnell, you know that your vehicle is in pristine condition. All our used vehicles have had a 150-point inspection and a factory warranty up to 150,000 miles. Plus, 40% of the trade in vehicles we receive at McConnell Honda do not meet our standards and are sold at an auction or to another dealer.

Buying a certified pre-owned Honda or Acura also has several benefits. Each vehicle is less than six years old, under 80,000 miles, has a 12 month/12,000 mile Certified Limited Warranty, passed a 150-point inspection, and is covered by a Roadside Assistance program. It is always a good idea to get an extended warranty. This helps to protect you after the factory warranty expires.

When you find the vehicle that is perfect for you, ask about your financing options. Here at McConnell Honda, we offer financing from several well known companies such as: American Honda, Max Credit Union, Guardian Credit Union, Capital One, Wells Fargo, Tri-Rivers, and Fidelity. Our staff is here and ready to assist you from choosing your vehicle, to financing, and to the happy ownership of a new to you vehicle.

At our McConnell Honda dealer we have new and used cars priced right. To guarantee that you receive the best deal, we have a computer program that monitors best deals and compares our prices to other dealers.

If you live in Montgomery, the best place to buy a used car in Alabama is Montgomery Alabama. Come visit us at McConnell Honda for the best deals on a used car in Montgomery or search through our inventory online now. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 334-271-2500.

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2012 Valentines Day Honda in Montgomery, Alabama

Valentines Day is just around the corner. Do you have a gift for your special someone? Right now McConnell Honda has some great deals on New Honda Vehicles in Montgomery, AL. Here are some deals and specials that you don’t want to miss!

0.9% for 36 Months: ends 2-29-2012

On our new Honda Accord, new Honda CR-V, new Honda Odyssey, new Honda Civic, and New Honda Pilot, 0.9% for 36 months for well qualified customers, ends Feb 29, 2012. Based on 2008-2010 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

$0 Down Leases: ends 3-1-2012

  • New 2012 Honda Accord Sedan LX (5 speed auto) $0 down lease for only $250 a month for 35 months.
  • New 2012 Honda Pilot LX 2WD $0 down lease for only $340 a month for 35 months.
  • New 2012 Honda Civic Sedan LX Automatic $0 down lease for only $230 a month for 35 months.
  • New 2012 Honda CR-V EX 2WD $0 down lease for only $270 a month for 35 months.

Come see us at McConnell Honda to test drive a new Honda in Montgomery, Alabama, visit us online, or call today!

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Used Cars Montgomery in Montgomery, Alabama

If you live in Montgomery, the best place to buy a used car in Alabama is Montgomery Alabama. You want to make sure you get a great vehicle for your money. There are a few great ways to pick your car, and to make sure you are not getting a lemon.

5 Tips:

  • Why buy used?
  • Show me the Car Fax.
  • Ask about financing.
  • Take a test drive.
  • Don’t get a lemon!

When you buy a new or used vehicle, you want to know that it will be reliable and be in the best possible condition. When you buy from McConnell, you know that your vehicle is in pristine condition. All our used vehicles at our Montgomery dealer in Montgomery Alabama have had a 150-point inspection and a factory warranty up to 150,000 miles. 40% of the trade in vehicles we receive at McConnell Honda do not meet our standards and are sold to other dealers.

Things to check before buying a used vehicle:

  • Check the Car Fax
  • Have the vehicle inspected by a mechanic.
  • Check for recalls.
  • Check financing terms.
  • Avoid buying from a private seller.
  • Verify that the vehicle and the window sticker match.
  • Check for a factory warranty.

It is always a good idea to get an extended warranty. This helps to protect you after the factory warranty expires.

At our McConnell Honda dealer Montgomery, in Montgomery, Alabama, we have new and used cars priced right. To guarantee that you receive the best deal, we have a computer program that monitors best deals and compares our prices to other dealers. Shop online and come in for a test drive!

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Used Cars Auburn in Montgomery Alabama

If you live in Auburn, the best place to buy a used vehicle in Auburn is Montgomery, Alabama. You want to make sure you get a great vehicle for your money. There are a few great ways to pick your car, and to make sure you are not getting a lemon.

When you buy a new or used vehicle, you want to know that it will be reliable and be in the best possible condition. When you buy from McConnell Honda, you know that your vehicle is in pristine condition. All our used vehicles at our Auburn dealer in Montgomery Alabama have had a 150-point inspection and a factory warranty up to 150,000 miles. 40% of the trade in vehicles we receive at McConnell Honda do not meet our standards and are sold to other dealers.

Buying a certified pre-owned Honda or Acura has several benefits. Each vehicle is less than six years old, under 80,000 miles, has a 12 month/12,000 mile Certified Limited Warranty, passed a 150-point inspection, and is covered by a Roadside Assistance program.

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December 2011 Contest Winner

Our most recent contest has ended and we have a winner! We would like to congratulate Brian Varner who is the winner of our drawing which took place on December 31, 2011. Shawn Parks, salesman at McConnell, presented Varner with the $1000 prize. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated in the drawing!

Brian Varner (left) Shawn Parks (right)

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Jim Parten Retires from McConnell Honda in Montgomery

Jim Parten retires after years with McConnell Honda. As we were all sad to see him leave, we enjoyed the time he was here at McConnell Honda with us.

Jim started working when he was 16 sweeping floors at a Chevrolet dealership. He also worked at Kenmore, Courtesy Ford for 6 years, Jack Ingram for 12 years, 3 years at Brewbaker, before coming to McConnell Honda. He has been here for 9 1/2 years. Happy retirement to Jim Parten after 41 years in the business!

Jim Parten’s Retirement Party

 

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7 Tips for Buying a New Vehicle

These tips can save you both time and money. Let us help you through the process of finding a car that is right for you.

Used Cars:

Buying a used car can be a save you money. Not only is the price of a used car lower, compared to a new car, but the ownership expenses such as collision insurance and taxes are lower also.

1. Reliability of a Used Car:

Older cars have been proved to be more reliable according to Consumer Reports: “In a analysis of Consumer Reports annual subscriber surveys over the past few years, we found that five-year-old vehicles in the latest survey had one-third fewer problems than the five-year-old vehicles we looked at in 2005.”

Vehicles years ago were a risk to buy. Now, since the used vehicles you buy are so well maintained, there is less risk and greater reliability.

2. Go with Certified Pre-Owned

With a certified pre-owned car, you can expect to get to Just like a new vehicle, with the certified pre-owned, you can expect the same standard in excellence. Each vehicle is less than six years old, under 80,000 miles, has a 12 month/12,000 mile Certified Limited Warranty, passed a 150-point inspection, and is covered by a Roadside Assistance program.

3. Finding your car

Finding the right car is easier than ever. With our online tools and helpful staff, you can easily find your car online or let us help you find that perfect car.

4. Test Drive

Make sure you test-drive your car. This can be the deciding factor.

5. Show me the Car Fax!

Car Fax makes the buying process of a used car much easier. You can rest assured that the car that you purchase has no hidden problems. You know everything up front and there are no surprises.

6. Value your trade for an even better deal

See what your current vehicle is worth. Click here to see what your current car is worth to put towards a new vehicle.

7. Financing help

Our professional financing department helps customers secure a car loan in the Montgomery area, or find a customized new car lease option. We can even help Alabama residents with less than perfect credit get an auto loan. Fill out our financing contact form below if you would like to have us get in touch with you to answer any financing questions. Apply online right now using our online finance application. You can also call us at (334) 271-2500, or stop by our Honda dealership at 2840 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36116 to speak to an experienced new and used car loan professional today!

 

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