Archives for July 2014

Orland Park Drivers Will Love the 2014 Honda Accord Colors

Whether we acknowledge it or not, color is a big deciding factor in the things we choose to surround us, and this personal color palette extends to our cars as well. It can 2014-honda-accord-sedan-side1be so disappointing when searching for a new vehicle to find a car that has all of the amenities you are looking for, but is available in colors that are just all wrong for your personal style. Orland Park drivers interested in the 2014 Honda Accord will not run in to such a problem, however. The 2014 Accord comes in a variety of interior and exterior color combinations that are sure to please even the choosiest drivers in the area.

Style Inside and Out

You don’t have to worry about not finding the right color scheme for your new car when you choose to drive a Honda Accord. The sedan offers eight different exterior paint colors to choose from and each exterior color has been expertly paired with interior color selections as well. Orland Park drivers can look forward to choosing from the following colors:

  • Basque Red Pearl II paired with Ivory interior
  • Hematite Metallic paired with Black interior
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl paired with Gray interior
  • Crystal Black Pearl paired with your choice of Black or Ivory interior
  • Modern Steel Metallic paired with your choice of Black or Gray interior
  • White Orchid Pearl paired with Ivory interior
  • Alabaster Silver Metallic, paired with your choice of Black or Gray interior, and
  • Champagne Frost Pearl, paired with Ivory interior

With these beautiful options to select from, Orland Park drivers are sure to find a color palette that perfectly fits their lifestyle.

See For Yourself at Community Honda

When you are ready to add the beautiful color and style of the 2014 Honda Accord to your personal fleet of vehicles, stop by and see us at Community Honda. Our dealership is just a short drive away for Orland Park drivers at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL. Our doors are open to serve you six days a week: Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., so swing by and see which gorgeous Accord color is the right match for you!

Should You Drive a 2014 Honda Accord or Mazda6?

The 2014 Honda Accord has been a mainstay of the compact sedan segment for years, regularly offering class-leading figures in performance, efficiency, and 2014 Honda Accordavailable features. These days, the segment is more crowded than ever, with competitors from every manufacturer taking on the behemoth that is Honda. We at Community Honda are obviously pretty biased when it comes to the Accord’s superiority, but we have seen an up-and-coming competitor put out some considerable heat in the 2014 Mazda6. While both vehicles are pretty comparable when it comes to fuel economy, power output, and even price, there is one area of the auto market that Honda has been redefining for the past few years: features.

Setting a New Standard for “Standard”

One look at our new vehicle inventory, and we think you’ll see something stand out that you don’t typically see in a modern auto lineup. While Honda vehicles have always been affordable and practical, the last couple of model years has them taking the role as some of the best-equipped vehicles in their class, and that includes the Accord.

In every Accord from the LX trim all the way up to the top-of-the-line are the following features:

  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio connectivity
  • Honda’s i-MID infotainment system with touchscreen interface
  • Built-in rearview camera with guidelines
  • Expanded-view driver’s mirror
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls for cruise and technology
  • Pandora internet radio and SMS texting capabilities

Now, most modern automakers make features like these available, and that includes Mazda, but in order to put the 2014 Mazda6 on par with the entry-level Accord’s standard features, you would have to upgrade. Honda gives drivers what they want from the start without any need to upgrade.

A Sense of Class

While the Mazda brand certainly has a penchant for style and flair, the 2014 Accord embraces many of the design elements of popular luxury cars, giving it a sense of class that you don’t tend to find in the mid-size sedan market these days.

Test Drive an Accord Today

If you want to see if the 2014 Honda Accord is really the best mid-size sedan for you, then you’ll want to see it from the driver’s seat. Visit Community Honda of Orland Park today and let one of our team members put you behind the wheel for a test drive of the 2014 Accord. We think you’ll agree that there’s not much else like it.

Buying a Used Car is a Breeze With These Simple Steps

At Community Honda, we want all of our customers to find the perfect used car, so our staff works hard to make this happen. While we know that finding a car that stacks Auto Financeup in terms of price, mileage, and amenities can seem impossible, we encourage Orland Park drivers to take a deep breath, read through our tips on purchasing a used car, and enjoy the newfound simplicity of adding a used car to your personal fleet.

Know What You Want

While this may seem like an obvious suggestion, deciding what you want before you head out to the dealership is an important step. Not only does it help your on-site search, but it can also help you from falling prey to temptation. Staying within a budget is important when you buy a new car and by researching prices and reviews before you swing by for a test drive can help you do just that. Typically, the average car payment should amount to about 20% of your monthly income.

Another decision to make when it comes to purchasing a used car is whether or not you want a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle. CPO vehicles receive a thorough inspection before they are released for sale and come with their original manufacturer’s warranty. Another way to rank your available options is to request a vehicle history report. This allows you to learn about the car’s previous life and alerts you to any accidents or other mishaps it has been involved in. If the report is negative, you should move on to another candidate.

The final step in finding the right used car for you is to take it on a test drive. If you drive through rugged terrain on a daily basis, test the vehicle in those conditions to make sure it is the right choice for your lifestyle.

Find Your Next Used Car at Community Honda

When you are ready to purchase your next vehicle, come visit us at Community Honda. Our dealership is conveniently located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL, and we are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Come by and chat with our sales representatives today!

Anticipation Climbs for the 2015 Civic Type R

If you’re a fan of the Civic Type R—and we think most Honda drivers are—you are probably already aware of just why it is that we are looking forward to it here at honda-civic-type-r-rear-three-quartersCommunity Honda. While we are sad that the vehicle almost promises to be a European only release, we are still just as excited for it and want to let you know what you can expect from this high-performance track-ready Civic.

A Whole New Breed of Civic

We know that the 2014 Honda Civic is plenty popular here, but we want to establish that the Type R is a wholly different creature than most other Civics.

While we know that there are drivers that think a turbocharged Civic coming off of the assembly line borders on the blasphemous, we also know that not everyone wants to customize their own Civic into a racing machine. Giving drivers a head start with a turbo engine and the sport-tuning Honda has become famous for makes it pretty easy to see why there’s so much love for the Type R (referred to as the CTR by fans).

It has been a while since a CTR has set its tires on a U.S. road, and while you would think that fans would have become used to the jealousy by now, the fact is that many of us are still longing for a vehicle as powerful and stylish as the CTR. With a 2.0L turbocharged engine predicted to offer up in excess of 276 hp, estimates put the 2015 CTR at a 0 to 62 mph time of about six seconds.

If you want to get your hands on a Civic that feels just as comfortable on the track as it does in the streets, the 2014 Honda Civic Si is a sport-tuned take on the famous small car, coming in both sedan and coupe styles. It’s the closest cousin we’re going to get to the Type R, and it’s a joy to drive.

Test Drive a Civic Today

Like we said, it’s unlikely you’ll see a Civic Type R at Community Honda of Orland Park, but you should stop by our dealership and take the 2014 Civic Si for a test drive. We think you’ll be impressed by just what it has to offer.

The 2015 Honda Fit is Priced to Own and Available Now!

If you want a stylish and affordable new car that’s smart, fuel-efficient, and practical, then we think there’s only one answer: the 2015 Honda Fit. Available now at 2015 Honda Fit cropCommunity Honda of Orland Park, the latest Fit takes everything drivers have loved about the vehicle for years and raises the stakes. The Fit is smaller, more efficient, and offers more storage room than ever before.

And would you believe that it can be your starting at just $15,525 (MSRP)?*

An Amazing Fuel Economy

The savings keep on coming with the Fit. Not only is it easy to fit into your average budget, but with its incredible fuel economy, you’ll have no trouble saving money for years driving this stunning little Honda. Would you believe that the 2015 Fit with continuously variable transmission earns an EPA-estimated 41 mpg on the highway?**

And that’s just the start of it.

A Truly Modern Hatchback

Honda has been equipping their vehicles with the latest in auto technology for some time now, and the Fit is now one of the best equipped options in its class. From the get go, you have features like these included at no extra cost:

  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio
  • 5-inch color LCD screen
  • USB audio interface with speed-sensitive volume control
  • Power accessories and cruise control
  • Multi-angle rearview camera

And that’s not all. Honda’s engineering team has not only given you an incredibly fuel efficient 130-hp four-cylinder engine, but have managed to shrink down the overall size of the Fit while improving its interior volume. Take advantage of as much as 52.7 cubic feet of storage space thanks to Honda’s Magic Seat technology.

And if you want to upgrade, there are so many more features available like a satellite-linked navigation system, a fuel-efficient CVT, push-button start, and leather-trimmed seating.

Test Drive a Fit Today

The 2015 Honda Fit has one of the best prices we have seen for such an attractive entry-level car, but the only way to know if it’s for you or not is with a test drive. Visit Community Honda of Orland Park today and see if the new Fit is right for you. We’re confident that it’s price certainly is!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

**29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for 6MT models. 33 city/41 highway/36 combined mpg rating for CVT model without paddle shifters. 32 city/38 highway/35 combined mpg rating for CVT models with paddle shifters. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

2014 Honda Odyssey and Civic Offer Great Value for Drivers

There are many factors to consider when you decide to take the plunge and invest in a new car. For many, good gas mileage and reliability are at the top of the list of 2014 Honda Odysseyconsierations, but another important factor that is often overlooked is retained value. When it comes to retained value, Honda is the perfect choice for Orland Park drivers as both the 2014 Honda Odyssey and the 2014 Honda Civic have been named as Best Retained Value. Here at Community Honda of Orland Park, we are proud to spread the word.

Lasting Value

Both the 2014 Honda Odyssey and 2014 Honda Civic have been honored with 2014 Best Retained Value Awards from Factors that made the Honda Civic stand out to the crew include the car’s spacious interior, excellent gas mileage, comfortable ride, and the wide selection of available powertrains. The 2014 Civic models start with a price tag of $18,731* and boast an upgraded interior, a peppy engines, and a continuously variable transmission. The Odyssey shines thanks to its wonderful interior versatility. Honda’s minivan starts off at $33,499* and delivers enormous value for that price. The Odyssey has been recognized for its agile steering and handling, insulated cabin for a quieter ride, and the efficient V6 engine that powers the minivan. The Odyssey also comes complete with a host of standard features to keep everyone in the car happy, ranging from Bluetooth streaming audio to the lauded in-vehicle vacuum cleaner.

See For Yourself at Community Honda of Orland Park

Orland Park drivers will find Community Honda conveniently located just a short drive away at 8340 W. 159th Street. Our dealership is open six days a week; Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions about which Honda is best for your lifestyle, stop by and talk to our staff. They can explain the details of what factors make a car retain value over the years and can even get you set up with a test drive in the Odyssey or Civic to help you decide which vehicle is the best for you.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

What is a Bad Credit Score?

You hear people talk about credit scores all the time when it comes to getting loans for items such as a house or a car. Depending on whether you have a good credit, bad Automotive Financingcredit, or even no credit at all, you can either be approved or denied for such loans. At Community Honda of Orland Park, we’re proud to be able to work with car buyers with varying ranges of credit scores, including those who have poor credit.
But what exactly is a bad credit score? Let’s take a closer look at what determines whether you have good or bad credit.

Credit Score Scale and What it Means

The system or scale that is most used with credit scores is the FICO scale, which produces scores from 300 to 850. What this indicates to lenders is the level of risk they are taking by loaning a person money. The higher your number on the scale, the more likely it is that a lender is going to give you money knowing that you’re more likely to pay it back. The lower the score, the worse off you’ll be.

So, where on the scale should you be? What do lenders consider to be a bad credit score? It all depends on who you’re attempting to borrow money from and what type of loan you’re attempting to secure. Many lenders will consider anything under 620 to be a bad credit score. Now this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to finance your new car, but it will be more difficult securing funds.

Despite possessing a bad credit score, many times you’ll still be able to acquire the loan you need. What you’ll see is the lender will approve you for the loan, but apply a higher interest rate due to the increased risk they are taking by loaning you money.

Just because you have poor credit now doesn’t mean it’ll stay that way forever. One of the easiest ways to improve your credit score is to pay your bills on time. Do that and you’ll start to see your numbers improve drastically, making it easier to secure that loan in the future.

Learn More About Financing at Community Honda

If you have any questions about automotive financing, don’t hesitate to stop by Community Honda of Orland Park or contact us at (855) 207-0308. Our finance team will be glad to answer any questions that you have about your credit score and how to improve it.