Used 2011 Honda CR-Z

Used Car of the Week- 2011 Honda CR-Z

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This Used 2011 Honda CR-Z is in Superb Condition, with GREAT MILES 61,707! EX trim, Milano Red exterior and Gray interior. iPod/MP3 Input, Bluetooth, Premium Sound System, Aluminum Wheels, Hybrid, Serviced here, Non-Smoker vehicle, LOCAL TRADE. SEE MORE!

EXCELLENT SAFETY FOR YOUR FAMILY

Electronic Stability Control, Brake Assist, 4-Wheel ABS, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Tire Pressure Monitoring System Safety equipment includes Electronic Stability Control

KEY FEATURES INCLUDE

Hybrid, Premium Sound System, iPod/MP3 Input, Bluetooth, Aluminum Wheels. MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Steering Wheel Controls, Heated Mirrors. Honda EX with Milano Red exterior and Gray interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 122 HP at 6000 RPM*. Serviced here, Non-Smoker vehicle, LOCAL TRADE.

EXPERTS REPORT

“Styling follows Honda Accord design cues, with lovely shoulders, a low hatchback roofline, and chopped tail.” -newCarTestDrive.com.

BUY FROM AN AWARD WINNING DEALER

After being in business for over 39 years we realize that MARKET VALUE PRICING is by far the best approach for our customers. We do not artificially inflate our pre-owned prices in hopes of winning a negotiation contest with our customers! We do not play pricing games. At Wilde Honda Sarasota we have won American Honda’s prestigious Presidents Award an area record 12 times! Our Wilde Honda Sarasota location allows us to serve as your New and Used Venice, Lakewood Ranch, and Tampa dealership resource.

Pricing analysis performed on 9/15/2016. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

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Honda Announces the 2017 Honda HR-V

Honda Announces the 2017 Honda HR-V

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Honda Announces the 2017 Honda HR-V! Recently we shared that the Honda HR-V was named in Kelley Blue Book’s “Best Back to School Cars” and won the 2016 Green SUV of the Year, but now we are excited to report that Honda has announced the 2017 Honda HR-V! The sporty cross-over SUV will be available in three trims: LX, EX, and EX-l Navi; and will offer a new feature color choice–Lunar Silver metallic– to replace Alabaster Silver. Powered by a highly efficient 1.8-liter 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC® engine, the car produces a peak 141 hp and 127 lb.-ft. of torque while still getting an EPA estimated 34-mpg (2WD CVT). The new 2017 Honda HR-V will come with either a continuously variable transmission (CVT), available for all models, or a 6-speed manual transmission, available on the LX and EX models with 2WD and can come in either front-wheel-drive or Honda’s Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System that aids in outstanding all-weather traction and control.

The 2017 Honda HR-V will come standard with a variety of features and technologies, including push-button electric parking brake with Automatic Brake Hold, rearview camera with guidelines, Pandora® radio and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®. 27% of the SUV’s body is composed of high strength steel that improves collision-protection, handling response, ride quality, and cabin quietness. Standard safety and driver-assist features on the 5-star NHTSA rated 2017 Honda HR-V include four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist; Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) electronic stability control system; a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; driver and front passenger side airbags; side-curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions; and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Honda LaneWatch® display is included with EX and EX-L Navi trims.

One exciting feature is the 2nd-Row Magic Seat, which can fold completely flat into the floor, allowing for a more spacious and versatile interior.  Learn more about the exact MSRPs and EPA ratings below:

2017 HR-V Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
Trim Drivetrain MSRP1 EPA MPG2 Ratings (city/
highway/combined)
LX 2WD w/ 6MT $19,365 25/33/28
LX 2WD w/ CVT $20,165 28/34/31
LX AWD w/ CVT $21,465 27/31/29
EX 2WD w/ 6MT $21,415 25/33/28
EX 2WD w/ CVT $22,215 28/34/31
EX AWD w/ CVT $23,515 27/31/29
EX-L Navi 2WD w/ CVT $24,840 28/34/31
EX-L Navi AWD w/ CVT $26,140 27/31/29

Learn more about the engineering specifications here.

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Child Passenger Safety Week

Child Passenger Safety Week

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This week is Child Passenger Safety week. Did you know that Motor Vehicle Crashes are the leading cause of unintentional deaths among children aged 1-19? In 2014 alone, 451 children aged 8 and under died due to a motor vehicle crash making up 15% of childhood motor vehicle fatalities. Sadly 116 of these children were not restrained by an age-appropriate device such as an infant car seat, booster seat or seat belt. Child Passenger Safety is an important topic and we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight Florida laws regarding child passengers and to urge you to take the safety of your child passengers into consideration each time you are driving in your Wilde Car.

According to the Florida DMV, children 5 years old or younger must be secured in a federally approved child restraint system– specifically, children 3 or younger must use a separate car-seat or the vehicle’s built in child seat while children 4 through 5 years must sit in either a separate car seat, a built in child seat or a seat belt, depending on the child’s height and weight. Children 6-17 must wear a seatbelt. Failure to comply with these laws could result in a fine up to $60 and 3 points against your driver’s license. 

It is always safer for your child to ride in the backseat over the front and carseats are an important part of child passenger safety. Read below for car seat recommendations for your child from safecar.gov:

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Rear-Facing Car Seat:

Children under age 1 should always ride in rear-facing car seats. You should try to keep your child in rear-facing carseats until they reach the top height or weight limit allowed by the car seat manufacturer. Convertible and All-In-One car seats typically have higher height and weight limits and allow your child to stay rear-facing longer. Once your child outgrows rear-facing they are ready for a forward-facing car seat with a harness and tether.

Forward-Facing Car Seat:

Keep your child in a forward-facing car seat with a harness and tether until they reach the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat’s manufacturer. Once your child outgrows the forward-facing car seat with a harness, it’s time to travel in a booster seat, but still in the back seat.

Booster Seat:

You should keep your child in a booster seat until they are big enough for a seat belt to fit properly, which means the lap belt lies snugly across the upper thighs (not stomach) and the shoulder belt should lie snugly across the shoulder and chest (not the neck or face). Once your child outgrows a booster seat, your child is finally ready for a seatbelt.

Seat Belt:

Even though your child has outgrown the booster seat, safety is still very important. The back seat is the safest place for your child and you should have them sit in the back until they are at least 12 years old. Never start the car without making sure your children are buckled up! Teaching them this habit young will help keep them safe when as passengers and future drivers.

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Featured Special: Wheel Alignment Special

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WHEEL ALIGNMENT SPECIAL
Wheel Alignment Special
Save $30! $59.95 Wheel Alignment
Regularly $89.95

includes complete brake inspection.
Improve the accuracy and precision of your vehicle’s camber, caster and toe angles.
Book Appointment Now
Valid on Honda vehicles only at Wilde Honda Sarasota. Plus tax, disposal & shop fees, if applicable. Must present coupon at time of write-up. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or discounts or applied to previous purchases. No cash value. See Wilde Honda Sarasota for details. Dealer not responsible for typos or omissions. Expires 09/30/16.

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Used 2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L

Used Car of the Week- 2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L

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USED 2016 HONDA ODYSSEY EX-L

Honda Certified, CARFAX 1-Owner, Excellent Condition, ONLY 7,045 Miles! EX-L trim. Moonroof, Nav System, Heated Leather Seats, Third Row Seat, Aluminum Wheels, Quad Bucket Seats, Serviced here, Non-Smoker vehicle, LOCAL TRADE AND MORE!

PURCHASE WITH CONFIDENCE

This used 2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L still has the original warranty balance of 7-year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Warranty.  Additional 1-year/12,000-mile Non-Powertrain Warranty, Vehicle History Report, NO Deductible, 182-Point Inspection and Reconditioning are also available.

KEY FEATURES INCLUDE

Leather Seats, Third Row Seat, Navigation, Sunroof, Quad Bucket Seats Rear Spoiler, MP3 Player, Power Third Passenger Door, Privacy Glass, Remote Trunk Release. Serviced here, Non-Smoker vehicle, LOCAL TRADE. The used 2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L comes with a Modern Steel Metallic exterior and Gray interior. It also features a V6 Cylinder Engine with 248 HP at 5700 RPM*.

EXPERTS CONCLUDE

Edmunds.com explains “Fuel-efficient V6; quiet cabin; configurable second-row seat; easy-to-fold third-row seat; top crash test scores; confident handling.”

BUY FROM AN AWARD WINNING DEALER

After being in business for over 39 years we realize that MARKET VALUE PRICING is by far the best approach for our customers. We do not artificially inflate our pre-owned prices in hopes of winning a negotiation contest with our customers! We do not play pricing games. At Wilde Honda Sarasota we have won American Honda’s prestigious Presidents Award an area record 12 times! Our Wilde Honda Sarasota location allows us to serve as your New and Used Venice, Lakewood Ranch, and Tampa dealership resource.

Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

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Honda and the Hispanic Scholarship Foundation Offer Internship and Scholarships to 16 Students

Honda and the Hispanic Scholarship Foundation Offer Internship and Scholarships to 16 Students

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Hispanic Heritage month begins tomorrow, September 15! To help celebrate the importance and influence of Hispanic culture within our own industry we’re bringing you hispanic-specific news from Honda. Recently, Honda teamed up with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) to award 16 outstanding Latino undergraduates a $5,000 scholarship to help pay for tuition, books, and living expenses, pending verification of fall enrollment. There is also an opportunity for all recipients to interview for Honda’s summer immersion internship program, which will allow the accepted students to experience automotive manufacturing more in-depth.

The students were all honored at the annual Scholar Awards Breakfast in Columbus, Ohio and needed at least a 3.0 grade-point average to qualify. The students then traveled to Marysville, Ohio where they toured the Honda Heritage Center Museum and got an inside look at Honda’s manufacturing and research and development operations within the state. Marc Burt, assistant vice president of the Honda Office of Inclusion and Diversity said about the program, “Honda is very pleased to once again support the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and this incredible collection of next-generation leaders. We believe that by supporting these students in their pursuit of higher-level education, the sky is the limit in terms of what they can accomplish.”

2016 Students Selected for Scholarship:

  • Adeline Longstreth, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Engineering
  • Adrian Garcia Badaracco, University of California San Diego, Health | Science
  • Alondra Vergara-Diaz, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Engineering
  • Brandon Werner, Baylor University, Business | Engineering
  • Brian Luis, Boston University, Engineering | Health | Science
  • Carlos Mendez, Ohio State University, Engineering | Health | Science
  • Cristina Guruceaga, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Business
  • Diana Valenzuela, University of Southern California, Engineering
  • Ivan Ulloa Garcia, University of California Berkeley, Engineering
  • Ivan Villamar, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Science
  • Jose Jarquin, University of California Irvine, Engineering
  • Joslyn Garcia, University of California Los Angeles, Engineering | Science
  • Moses Kodur, University of California San Diego, Engineering
  • Patrick Lopez, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Engineering
  • Rene Perez Jr, University of California Santa Barbara, Engineering
  • Sergio Tovar, University of Texas at Austin, Engineering | Other

“It is more important, than ever, for us to provide students and families with the resources they need to successfully complete a higher education,” said Fidel A. Vargas, President & CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “We are pleased to continue our partnership with Honda North America. This contribution demonstrates our partner’s continued commitment to the Hispanic community and higher education.”

For more information about Honda’s partnership with the HSF, please visit HSF.net.

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Featured Special: New Tires Special

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NEW TIRES SPECIAL
New Tire Special
Buy 2 Tires- Get $40 Off!
Buy 4 Tires- Get $100 Off!

Tires must be purchased and installed at Wilde Honda Sarasota
Book Appointment Now
Valid on select Honda vehicles only at Wilde Honda Sarasota. Plus tax, disposal & shop fees, if applicable. Must present coupon at time of write-up. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or discounts or applied to previous purchases. No cash value. See Wilde Honda Sarasota for details. Dealer not responsible for typos or omissions. Expires 09/30/16.

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Used 2015 Honda CR-V

Used Car of the Week- 2015 Honda CR-V

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This Used 2015 Honda CR-V was JUST REPRICED FROM $25,395, $1,600 below Kelley Blue Book! EX-L trim. CARFAX 1-Owner, Honda Certified, Excellent Condition, GREAT MILES 10,321! Heated Leather Seats, Sunroof, Satellite Radio, Alloy Wheels, Back-Up Camera. CLICK NOW!

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE

Balance of original 7-year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Warranty, Additional 1-year/12,000-mile Non-Powertrain Warranty, Vehicle History Report, NO Deductible, 182-Point Inspection and Reconditioning

AFFORDABILITY

Was $25,395. This Used 2015 Honda CR-V is priced $1,600 below Kelley Blue Book.

KEY FEATURES INCLUDE

Leather Seats, Sunroof, Heated Driver Seat, Back-Up Camera, Satellite Radio. MP3 Player, Privacy Glass, Keyless Entry, Steering Wheel Controls, Child Safety Locks. 3 MONTH 3000 MILE LIMITED WARRANTY. Honda EX-L with Crystal Black Pearl exterior and Black interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 185 HP at 6400 RPM*.

EXPERTS RAVE

“Exceptional fuel economy; abundant passenger and cargo room; nifty self-folding rear seats; appealing tech and safety features.” -Edmunds.com.

BUY FROM AN AWARD WINNING DEALER

After being in business for over 39 years we realize that MARKET VALUE PRICING is by far the best approach for our customers. We do not artificially inflate our pre-owned prices in hopes of winning a negotiation contest with our customers! We do not play pricing games. At Wilde Honda Sarasota we have won American Honda’s prestigious Presidents Award an area record 12 times! Our Wilde Honda Sarasota location allows us to serve as your New and Used Venice, Lakewood Ranch, and Tampa dealership resource.

Pricing analysis performed on 9/7/2016. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

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The 2017 Civic Hatchback Arrives This Fall

The 2017 Civic Hatchback Arrives This Fall

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The 2017 Civic Hatchback arrives this fall– joining the 10th generation Honda Civic lineup which includes the highly awarded 2016 Civic Sedan and the Civic Coupe. The 2017 Civic Hatchback will be available in a variety of trims including: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Sport Touring. Honda will use the Civic Hatchback as the basis for the new Civic Type-R, which is launching in the U.S. in 2017. Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. said about the new release, “The Civic Hatch has been a staple for Honda in Europe, but has long been the forbidden fruit for Honda fans in the U.S. Now, we’re bringing this sporty, stylish and versatile Civic Hatchback to North America, as we amp up the performance of our incredible Civic lineup with each new Civic model.”

The Civic hatchback shares the same platform as the other models in the Civic lineup and features a 1.5-liter DOHC direct-injected turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder. The LX, EX, and EX-L trims with CVT will enjoy a peak output of 174 horsepower and 162 lb. ft of torque while the Sport and Sport Touring trims with CVT will enjoy a slightly higher horsepower at 180, but the same torque. If you are looking for a higher torque power, the 6 speed manual LX offers 174 hp and 167 lb.-ft of torque while the Sport with the 6-speed manual offers a 180 hp and 177 lb.-ft of torque. The Sport and Sport Touring trims will also feature a high-flow center-mounted exhaust and a turbocharged engine will also be offered on all models. EPA fuel economy ratings are 31/40/34 mpg (city/highway/combined) for CVT-equipped LX, EX and EX-L models, 30/36/32 mpg for CVT-equipped Sport and Sport Touring trims and 30/39/33 mpg for the 6-speed manual equipped LX and Sport models. Honda Sensing™ technology, which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Forward Collision Warning (FCW) integrated with CMBS, Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Departure Warning integrated with RDM and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, will come standard on the Sport Touring edition and will be available on most trims.

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Wilde Honda September Replacement Package Special

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REPLACEMENT PACKAGE SPECIAL
Wilde Honda September Replacement Package Special
$125 Off Timing Belt, Water Pump, and Belts Replacement Package
This service applies only to select Honda models and includes replacement of: Timing Belt, Water Pump, Drive Belts, Inspection of All Seals
Valid on select Honda vehicles only at Wilde Honda Sarasota. Plus tax, disposal & shop fees, if applicable. Must present coupon at time of write-up. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or discounts or applied to previous purchases. No cash value. See Wilde Honda Sarasota for details. Dealer not responsible for typos or omissions. Expires 09/30/16.

This week’s featured service special is our Wilde Honda September Replacement Package Special, which features $125 Off the replacement of the Timing Belt, Water Pump, and Drive Belts as well as inspection of all seals. If you aren’t a car mechanic, you may not understand what these belts are for, but you will definitely know when its time for a replacement.

What is a Timing Belt?

According to Tom Moor of Angie’s List, the timing belt “controls the rotation of the camshaft and crankshaft and the opening and closing of the engine’s many valves to allow air and gas in and out, which causes the fuel to ignite in the combustion chamber.” This is a very important part of your car and unfortunately, there aren’t always obvious signs of an issue until the belt snaps, leaving you carless. Your car may still be able to run if it features a non-interference engine, but if you have an interference engine, driving with a broken timing belt can cause bending of your car’s valves, cylinder head or camshaft damage, and possibly piston and cylinder wall damage. Many manufacturers recommend an update every 60,000- 100,000 miles, but you should read your owner’s manual for exact details and engine specifications.

What is the Water Pump?

The water pump is a very important part of keeping your car cool and provides a consistent flow of coolant from the radiator to the whole engine. According to YourMechanic.com there are four important signs you will notice if you have a bad water pump– coolant leak at the front center of your car, water pump pulley is loose and making wining sounds, or the engine keeps overheating.

What are the Drive Belts?

According to testingautos, drive belts are important because they drive a variety of mechanical accessories, such as the alternator, air conditioner compressor or water pump. Usually, there are one or two drive belts, but if a car only has one belt it may be referred to as a serpentine belt. The belt is driven by a pulley attached to the engine crankshaft and is made of a rubber-based material. Generally, the drive belt needs to be replaced between 40,000 and 70,000 miles, but can last over 100,000 miles. The belt can be worn down by water exposure, excessive heat, or oil leaks.

If you are concerned about any of your belts, please call our service center at (855) 487-2516 or you can Book an Appointment Now! Please print this page as your coupon. For more Wilde Honda Sarasota News and Events, follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook!