Would I recommend buying a Used Honda to a friend? The simple answer is yes. With Honda’s attention to quality, a Used Honda can be an investment which can last for years. The range of Used Honda’s on the market is extensive, with each model offering a unique experience behind the wheel. Honda’s are designed to be stylish while retaining all of the function and practicality you would expect from such a big name in the car world.There are three main routes on the path to finding your perfect Used Honda. Individual sellers, who advertise in papers, on the internet and on the road, can offer some competitive prices. Sometimes you can get a real bargain when buying from an individual seller, but there are less guarantees about the car’s quality and history. There are also independent car dealers, another popular choice when looking for a Used Honda. Again, there are some competitive prices to be found along this route, but you need to do your research. Independent car dealers don’t have the money that official dealers do, and that might reflect in the quality of the Used Honda’s for sale. They also might not be able to offer you as many bonuses as the larger ones. If you buy with an open mind and a careful eye however, you can of course find a great car that matches your needs.Going to a franchised dealership can give you a little more security, while also offering deals to put a smile on your face. The most important thing to bear in mind about franchised dealerships is that they aren’t officially affiliated with the manufacturer, and while offering more variety, they can’t give you the bonuses that an official dealer can. If you buy through an official Used Honda dealership, you might pay a little more than you would by going through a private seller, but you’ll have greater peace of mind. Honda pride themselves on selling quality Used Hondas, which have met with their stringent standards.Buying from an official Used Honda dealership also means you get ongoing care and support from Honda. Official Used Hondas come with a guarantee (which includes a year’s breakdown cover) and complimentary seven-day insurance. There is also a thirty-day exchange period, giving you the confidence that your investment is protected. You can also take advantage of the Honda Happiness scheme. This includes things like fixed price servicing and repairs, MOT and Tyre insurance, accident management, car insurance and an extended guarantee after the complimentary one lapses.Honda can also help you budget the cost of owning your Used Honda, and most official Used Honda dealerships will accept old cars in part exchange. This can help snip down the cost, while taking your unwanted old car off your hands for you. Whatever avenue you choose to explore, you’re more nissan frontier truck covers than likely to find a quality Used Honda that fits with your life and high expectations.
2009 Honda Civic GX – Greenest Car of the Year – Again
For the fifth consecutive year the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has named the natural gas-fueled Honda Civic GX the “greenest vehicle of the year.” The Civic GX,This is largely because it is available to consumers only in New York, Utah and California, though businesses in any part of the country can buy them for their fleets. Except for the fact that it runs on natural gas – and not gasoline – the 2009 Honda Civic GX sedan is little different than the four-door Civic LX. Natural gas comes out of the ground as, well, a gas. Sometimes it is found along with liquid petroleum, while other times it’s in deposits by itself. After it’s refined, it is mainly methane. It’s possible to produce methane gas from decaying organic matter or coal, but both cost more than conventional natural gas. To be stored in an amount needed to produce useful cruising range, it must be compressed to about 3600 pounds per square inch. That’s about 120 times the pressure in your tires. It’s also why it’s commonly referred to as CNG for “compress.Ladies and gentlemen, lo and behold, the CBF Stunner PGM-FI, Honda’s first small-capacity fuel-injected motorcycle in the country. On stage, the CBF was flanked by the big Honda daddies themselves – the CBR1000RR Fireblade and the CB 1000R that were launched in Mumbai at the same shindig. Now, if you were thinking that the Stunner must have looked like a misfit with the other two, think again. The 126cc Honda managed to hold its own and that was inevitable, with the CBF sharing the same kind of colours and stage presence as the behemoths standing beside it.The PGM-Fi is virtually the same old Stunner looks-wise, and yet it looks nothing like it. Although the lines and the sharp edges are the same, the brilliant use of colour makes it seem like something different altogether. The deep hues of the CBR red and metallic silver look resplendent on the Stunner, with the matte gold finish on the engine covers making the bike seem more like a smaller sibling of the Blade than just another hotted up commuter.But the new Stunner isn’t just about colour or the look. It’s the engine that is this Stunner’s claim to fame. The motor is fed with a fuel injection unit and although the displacement of 124.7cc has remained the same, the power and torque have improved a wee bit – an increase of 0.6 bhp and 0.02 kgm over the carbed Stunner add up to 11.6 bhp and 11.2 kgm respectively. This might seem too meagre to actually notice, but the new PGM-FI rolls to 60 kph from standstill in 6.2 seconds (0.2 seconds quicker) and top whack comes at 102 kph, with 101 kph for the carbed Honda. The throttle response has improved as well, with the engine building revs smoother on the whole.When it comes to riding the bike itself, not much has changed and that is a good thing, really. The CBF always has been a very neutral handler and it’s hard to push it out of its envelope for want of more grunt. Filtering through traffic a situation that will be faced by most of the Stunners that ultimately will be sold – is an easy affair. But on the twisties, the Stunner might disappoint. That niggle can be zeroed on the TVS tyres, but that’s nothing a better set of rubber can’t fix.The carbed Stunner gets quite buzzy above 70 kph but with the PGM-FI, that vibey feeling on the grips is sorted out to a large extent by the handlebar weights. In the unfortunate event of a spill (yes, everybody kisses tarmac sometime in their lives) the bank angle sensor steps in to shut off fuel supply and ignition to the engine. This is done so the petrol-burner doesn’t continue running when the bike is on its side, safeguarding from severe internal mechanical damage.Great ride quality is one of the older Honda’s merits and that has been carried over to the PGM-FI Stunner as well. The suspension is pliant and yet doesn’t come across as wallowy, something which is best appreciated when you attack a series of undulations at speed – like the expansion joints on flyovers, for example. The forks and shocks soak up bumps without any sign of protest and it makes for a great motorcycle to ride on city roads.Switchgear is largely the same but the odd-looking choke knob has been done away with. Honda has chosen to leave out an engine kill switch as well (the carbed Stunner didn’t have one either), although I wonder why. It’s not like it would cost much to get one fitted anyway. The Stunner’s instrumentation is pretty straightforward and easy to read, and the new CBF gets a malfunction indicator light that’s nestled right beside the neutral gear lamp. Sadly, there’s no tacho either. Sigh.On the whole, the PGM-FI isn’t light years ahead of the older CBF but at Rs. 69,000 ex-showroom in Mumbai, it’s more expensive than the carbie CBF by a whopping Rs.15,000. The performance gains aren’t high enough to sing odes about and with that in mind, I think the PGM-FI is a good variant of the Stunner but not necessarily a substantial step ahead. A Unicorn-engined Stunner would certainly be it, though. Now when would that motorcycle creep out of the smoke, I wonder.
ed natural gas.” Natural gas has several major benefits as a fuel for Americans. First, it is accepted as the cleanest-burning fossil fuel: Honda says the Civic GX burns some 90 percent cleaner than an equivalent gasoline-fueled vehicle. Also, it produces 75 percent fewer NOx pollutants (oxides of nitrogen) compared to a gasoline engine. Next, North America has abundant reserves of natural gas: If more cars burned natural gas we would reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Those driving the Civic GX will notice little difference from a regular Civic. Until, that is, the vehicle needs refueling. The Civic GX is based on the Civic LX Sedan. The main difference: Instead of a gas tank, the GX has cylinders to store pressurized natural gas. Since the Civic GX is given an exemption from carpool lane restrictions in some areas, new decals on the rear doors will inform authorities that you’re not breaking the law. Other exterior changes include a new front bumper cover and a revised grille. Inside, new cloth seat materials and patterns are available, and a new, three-spoke steering wheel is standard. The Civic GX is fitted with a 113-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine.
Despite its higher 12.5:1 compression ratio, this is considerably off the 140 horsepower produced by the gasoline-fueled 1.8-liter in the Civic LX.At one of the 1,500 or so public natural gas refueling stations in the U.S., it takes little longer to fully refill the GX’s cylinders than it does to fuel a conventional gasoline car’s tank. Since natural gas is delivered by pipeline to more than half of American houses, it’s not difficult to refuel a natural-gas-powered vehicle at your house. Civic GX owners can refuel from their home with the addition of Phill, a home-refueling appliance produced by FuelMaker Corporation. This system takes overnight to fully refill the car’s tank.It’s assembled in East Liberty, Ohio. It is also a rolling tax deduction. Buying one may earn you a $4,000 tax credit and installing a home refueling unit may be worth another $1,000 federal tax credit. In several states the Civic GX can legally use the high-occupant vehicle lane, while some cities offer free metered parking.