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How to Save Money On Cars: Part One

For most people, a car is the second most expensive thing they own, after their home. More than ever, with prices on the rise and cars lasting longer than longer, a car is an investment. So at Motorcars, we’ve gathered a few tips on how to save money on your car. This is tip one in our ongoing series - check back next month for another great pointer!

#1: Stay Within Your Means
As much as more space and features may add a feeling of luxury, they bring with them a price. Cars continue to get bigger and bigger every…

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2017 Accord Hybrid Launch Announced

Honda issued a press release last week announcing the launch of the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid. Available in three well-equipped trims - Hybrid, Hybrid EX-L, and Hybrid Touring - the midsize hybrid sedan adds depth to the Accord lineup with a powerful and efficient second-generation two-motor hybrid powertrain, dynamic and sophisticated styling, sporty driving performance, and the latest technology...

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Who Killed the Loaner Car

Loaners used to be a staple at every garage -- even the mom & pop shop on the corner had a few cars to run around in while your car got serviced. In general, if your car needed a repair that would take a significant amount of time then you could usually get a car to use for free. Now, almost no one offers that service.

At a dealer, you’re sometimes offered a rental. At luxury brand dealers, loaners are still available.  At an independent mechanic or chain store, you’re out of luck.

First, we have to talk about the…

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The Modern Tune-up

I have bad news: your car needs a tune-up. Today. Have you ever taken it into the shop for one? Exactly. But there’s an upside! Your car gives itself a tune-up every time you drive. The idea of taking it in for a tune-up is a thing of the past.

In the old days, you would get a tune-up to adjust the carburetors, distributor, ignition points, and emissions equipment. The mechanic adjusted them so they were all perfectly set, as they would go out of “tune” over time from normal wear. But now, with ignition points, valve timing, fuel…

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The Civic Hatchback Returns

After 16 years of absence in the US, the Civic hatchback will return for 2017. Last offered here in 2000, the hatchback remains hugely popular in Europe. Now that American interest in hatchbacks is increasing, Honda is bringing it back.

The 1996-2000 Civic hatch, dubbed the EK Civic, remains one of the most sought-after variants of the car. Since its departure, Honda fans have been asking for a return to the hatchback body style, and it has finally arrived.

Like the sedan, the hatchback will be offered with both a 1.5L Turbo and a 2.0L engine. While Honda…
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2017 Honda Ridgeline boasts plenty of space for this "Move-Out" Season

With summer fast approaching, "Move-Out" season is officially upon us. As the only person in your friend group who owns a pickup truck, you know this as the time of year when your phone gets barraged with texts and calls from friends, begging for a couple hours of time to help moving in and out of their respective apartments. And as a good friend, you're obliged to help…of course, the free beer, pizza, and first pick at any stuff they happen to be getting rid of doesn't hurt either. 


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Cleveland One of the Best Cities for Jobs

Bloomberg recently released their list of the top 20 cities in the U.S. for jobs. Usual suspects like Seattle and San Francisco made the cut, alongside a newcomer: Cleveland. Appearing in the 15th spot on the list, Cleveland was singled out for a low cost of living combined with good work-life balance and good salaries.

The report was based not only on open positions compared to population, but also factored in things like how salaries fare adjusted to cost of living, how happy people are with their work-life balance, and job satisfaction ratings. Much of the data was provided…

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How Honda Protects Your Family

When you buy a Honda Odyssey, you likely don’t buy it for you. It’s for the family. While the market shifts ever more towards crossovers and SUVs, the fact remains that the most economical, cheap, and safe way to move a family around is with a minivan. And when your whole family is packed in, safety is suddenly extremely important.

That’s why we’re happy to report that, for the latest period for which the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety had data, no passengers were killed in a Honda Odyssey. The data, which spans 2009-2012, found that…

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Go Road Tripping in the 2016 Honda Pilot

It’s finally summer, and that means road trip season. Throughout the country, Americans are hitting the highways in search of beaches, mountains, and above all adventure. There’s no better vehicle to do it in than the 2016 Pilot.

The newly redesigned interior has comfort as the prime directive, with high quality materials everywhere you look. Two commanding captain’s chairs help the front seat occupants soak up the miles, with available cooled seats preventing the classic summertime skin-sticking-to-seat misery. Optional Honda Sensing also helps soak up the miles, with active cruise control managing the throttle for you and…

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Airbag Recall Update

After another expansion of the recall program, Honda is working tirelessly to make parts available for customers affected by the airbag recall. Recall is a result of Honda’s supplier, Takata, failing to meet quality standards and endangering some of our customers. The following vehicles are affected:

  • 2001-2007 Accord

  • 2001-2005 Civic

  • 2001-2004 Civic GX (Natural Gas)

  • 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid

  • 2002-2011 CR-V

  • 2011-2015 CR-Z

  • 2003-2011 Element

  • 2010-2014 FCX Clarity Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

  • 2009-2014 Fit

  • 2010-2014 Insight

  • 2002-2004 Odyssey

  • 2003-2008 Pilot

  • 2006-2014 Ridgeline

If you own any of the above model years and are unsure of whether the recall has been…

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