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Honda Accord and Ken Garff Honda VS the Competition!

April 20, 2009 Leave a comment

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Ken Garff Honda of Orem – The Best Deals on Accord at (801)822-2361

How does the 2009 HONDA ACCORD stack up against the Competition? After reading this post we will let you judge for yourself and we are sure that you will see…that there really is no contest!

Toyota Camry Versus Honda Accord click here


Ford Fusion
versus Honda Accord click here

Hyundai Sonata versus Honda Accord click here 

 
Saturn Aura versus Honda Accord  click here 

 
Also here are some of the accolades that Accord has earned that may make you feel a bit more confident about the choice between the two..

The keen-eyed experts at AutoWeek found little to criticize when introduced to the all-new Accord. In fact, their reaction was quite the opposite. After a thorough inspection and test drive, they found that “everything about the new model is larger or better, whether you’re looking at overall size and interior volume, power output and fuel economy or the list of standard features.” The attention to detail that went into the building of the Accord got a special nod, as one reviewer noted: “Every fit appears as if some tiny carpet installer got in there with his knee kickers and stretched the material taut around every bend and tight into each corner.”**

In its January 1983 issue, Car and Driver chose the Accord to be on their first-ever 10Best Cars list. In their article, they called the Accord, “a remarkable automobile from a remarkable automobile… company.”* In their January 2009 issue, Car and Driver said, “it’s clear; 27 years later, that praise still applies.” They call the Accord a “mainstream pacesetter… [with] crisp responses and exacting path accuracy that have always made Accords so satisfying to drive.” Twenty-three 10Best awards in 27 years—only the amazing Accord.

*Car and Driver, January 1983
Car and Driver, January 2009

Winner in the Sedan category for vehicles $25,000 to $30,000, the 2008 Accord takes “Best in Class” with V-6 performance, fuel-saving* engine technology and a longer interior cabin. This redesigned over achiever is built with a modern design and more power, safety and luxury than ever before.

Best in Class Award-Winning Features:

  • Five-year service cost: $3,175
  • One-year insurance cost: $1,489
  • Resale value in 3 years: 62% — 5 years: 47%
  • 19 city/29 highway mpg*

*EPA-estimated mpg 19 city/29 hwy/22 combined for V-6 Sedan models. Based on 2009 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.

By definition, a benchmark is the example by which all others should be judged. In the eyes of the editors at Motor Trend, that honor now firmly belongs to the Accord. Put head to head against Toyota Camry, the Accord showed that it simply offered more: “the Accord reigns as the best of the best—the benchmark.” *

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the 2008 Accord Sedan five stars (its highest rating) in driver and front passenger crash tests.† These frontal crash-test ratings are a testament to the advanced safety engineering that comes standard on every Accord.

†Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov)

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has recognized the Honda Accord Sedan as a 2008 “Top Safety Pick.” The award was based on several extensive tests, including a frontal-offset crash test, side crash test and rear-impact test. In addition, each winner was required to have electronic stability control available as either standard equipment or as an option. Active safety systems such as stability control can help drivers avoid collisions altogether. Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®), also known as electronic stability control, is standard equipment on the 2008 Honda Accord.

After a series of exhaustive comparison tests, Car and Driver magazine has named the Honda Accord the Number-One Four-Cylinder Mainstream Sedan. Car and Driver examined a wide array of categories, including powertrain, chassis and driving experience. Here’s a sample of what they had to say: “Honda has simply nailed the econosedan formula, and it isn’t just a matter of building the highest-revving engine, the most competent suspension, and the most ergonomic interior. The trick is getting every component talking openly and honestly to every other component. It’s that sonorous mechanical interplay that lends the Accord its agility and charm.”*

In 2008, Yahoo! created a brand-new award to recognize the number-one car on Yahoo! Autos. The criteria were user interest, intent and satisfaction, and the winner was the Honda Accord Sedan. Yahoo! noted that “[w]hile the head-turning styling and spirited performance appeal to the senses, other amenities of the Accord Sedan address rational concerns. Besides Honda’s emphasis on great efficiency, the Accord boasts numerous standard safety features, including electronic stability control, six airbags and anti-lock brakes.”

Now how does KEN GARFF HONDA OF OREM stack up against it’s Competition? Again we will let you judge for yourself…

With any New Vehicle purchased from Ken Garff Honda of Orem you get our extremely valuable Back-U-Up Promise.This has many fantastic features to it, one of which is the MILE AFTER MILE Warranty. This Warranty is an LIMITED LIFETIME ENGINE WARRANTYprovided by Ken Garff for FREE. You also get these other great benefits…


Free
“Personal Assistance” Program
Our1-877-BACK-U-UP Hotline has been expanded to respond to any and all automotive -related issues you may have including: roadside assistance, driving directions, sales and service appointments, and much more. Our courteous and helpful representatives will be available to help you in person during normal business hours. The hotline will also be available 24/7 for Roadside Assistance.

Free Exchange Policy
If you didn’t get the exact vehicle you wanted, don’t just live with it! Simply return your vehicle to the dealership within 3 days or 300 miles, whichever comes first, and you can exchange it for another new or Pre-Owned vehicle at that dealership. No questions asked! One exchange per customer, please.


Free
24/7/365 Roadside Assistance – Wasatch Front from Ogden to Spanish Fork Flat Tire? Keys Locked in Your Car? Dead Battery? Out of Gas? Need a tow? If your car won’t run for any reason, call our Personal Assistance Hotline (1-877-BACK-U-UP) to get help!

 


Free
Carwash with Every Service
There’s nothing like a clean car, and we guarantee it with every service (or a rain check if the weather isn’t cooperating).

Free Service Shuttle
When you have your vehicle serviced with us, we will deliver you wherever you’d like to go and pick you up afterwards Free of charge.

 
Free
Pickup and Delivery
(where available–call for reservations) Many of our locations are equipped to pick up your vehicle and deliver it back once ser-vice is complete!
Free Loaner Cars
(where available–call for reservations)
 
Free
Priority Scheduling
Nothing is worse than waiting a week or more for a service appointment. We’ll get you in fast!

This coupled with our Best Pricing, Best Selection, Best Customer Satisfaction.. makes Ken Garff Honda of Orem the Smart Choice when purchasing your New or Pre-owned Accord. What other Dealership backs every car they sell like we do? The answer is none. Why would you even consider purchaing elsewhere?

For information on Accord Inventory, Pricing, Features and Benefits…do not hesitate to call me David Lytle at (801)822-2361 and I will be here and ready to help around the clock.

David Lytle
Internet Sales Manager
Ken Garff Honda of Orem
115 E. University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
(801)822-2361 Cell
(801)714-2256 Office
davidl@kengarff.com

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Accord Overview – Ken Garff Honda Of Orem

April 18, 2009 Leave a comment

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Ken Garff Honda of Orem – 115 E. University Parkway Orem, UT 84058

Honda has a very insightful overview that covers everything on thier Class Leading Sedan. Here are exerpts from their Accord Overview. All the information you could possibly need on the Accord is right here at your finger tips.

Fuel-Efficient
Of course the Accord looks good. But form follows function, because its streamlined shape was designed to improve aerodynamics, enhance gas mileage and increase efficiency. In fact, the Accord Coupe gets an estimated 31 mpg highway*(4-cylinder 5-speed manual vehicles). And, as an added bonus, all Accord models run on regular unleaded gasoline.

ULEV– and PZEV**-Rated:
Honda was the first manufacturer to offer Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicles (ULEV)-rated emission technology on a production vehicle. With the introduction of the 2008 Accord, Honda became the first automaker to offer a lineup that includes both 4-cylinder and V-6 models meeting the even stricter Partial-Zero-Emission Vehicle (PZEV)** standards.

Safety
The Accord has a well-earned reputation of Honda safety technology. This 2009 Accord represents Honda’s evolving and comprehensive approach to protecting drivers, passengers and even pedestrians.

Support: Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)helps sense oversteer or understeer in an emergency situation; then it adjusts brake pressure at each wheel and/or reduces engine power to help restore driver control and keep you on course. Standard 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), help you maintain control during hard braking. And because properly inflated tires are crucial for safe operation, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) alerts the driver when a tire’s pressure reaches a significantly low level.

Just In Case:
Sometimes collisions can’t be avoided, so we designed every Accord to help protect you and your passengers in case of a collision. The 2009 Accord features crashworthy in-floor frame rails. All Accord models also benefit from our Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, which disperses frontal crash energy over a wide area, keeping it away from passengers.

Protected:
Front, front side and side curtain airbagscome standard on all Accord models to help prevent injuries in a collision. The front side airbags employ a large dual-chamber design, and the front passenger’s side airbag uses the Occupant Position Detection System to prevent deployment if a child or small-statured passenger is out of position and in the airbag’s path of deployment. And active front head restraints help reduce whiplash injuries in a sufficient rear impact.

Honda’s Safety Philosophy: Honda is committed to providing safety for everyone — not only for our own drivers and passengers, but also for other vehicle occupants. The knowledge gained from our studies helps us identify new technologies and ultimately helps provide safer vehicles on roadways for everyone. Learn more.

Performance
Driving an Accord, you’ll never forget that it’s a high-performance vehicle. But it’s so quick and agile, you might not always remember that it’s cleaner running and fuel-efficient,* too.

Options Abound:
Accord Coupe offers three engines: a 2.4-liter i-VTEC® 4-cylinder, putting out 190 hp; and two versions of a 271-hp, 3.5-liter V-6i-VTEC (automatic models) and the 6-speed manual transmission.

Ingenious:
i-VTEC engines, which come standard in all Accord Coupes (except V-6 6MT), add more power and efficiency at all engine speeds. And the V-6 features the latest generation of Honda’s Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) technology, which activates the engine’s cylinders as needed, providing both brisk acceleration and fuel savings.

Agile: Honda power meets razor-sharp handling, thanks to a low center of gravity and a multi-link rear suspension.

Transmissions:
In the 4-cylinder models, choose a quick-shifting 5-speed manual transmission or an available 5-speed automatic. In the Accord EX-L V-6 Coupe, go with the standard 5-speed automatic or opt for the close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission.

*Based on 2009 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.
Luxurious – Interior
Luxury, as imagined by the Honda Accord. Yeah, you could get used to this.

Sumptuous: Available leather-trimmed, deep-bolstered seats and a driver’s seat with eight-way power adjustment (EX-L) beg you to indulge.

Helpful: The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with voice recognitionis a seemingly endless resource of information, including restaurant ratings and reviews from Zagat Survey®.

Convenient:
Included with the available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®enables you to make hands-free calls with many Bluetooth-compatible phones. And steering wheel-mounted controls allow you to easily access cruise, audio, navigation and hands-free functions.

High Tech:
Accord LX features a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with 6 speakers and a 6-disc in-dash changer. Step up to the EX, and enjoy a 270-watt AM/FM/6-disc in-dash premium audio system and XM® Radio†. And all Accord audio systems feature an auxiliary input jack for MP3 players.

*The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System is available on EX-L models in the United States, except Alaska. See your Honda dealer for details.

†Required XM®Radio monthly subscription sold separately after 90-day trial period. Installation costs and other fees and taxes may apply after initial trial period, including a one-time activation fee. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscriptions subject to Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com. XM service only available in the 48 contiguous United States. The XM name is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio Inc.

Eyecatching – Exterior
Drive an eye-catching Accord Coupe, and you’ll just have to get used to the extra attention.

Sculpted: With stylish lines and available 18-inch wheels, the Accord Coupe will attract more than a passing glance.

Inspiring: Eagle eyes inspired the shape of the new projector-beam headlights.

Detailed: Brilliantly finished exhaust, chrome door handles (V-6) jewel-like brakelights and an exquisite attention to fit and finish are proof that the Accord has left no stone unturned.

Warranty – We have you covered
Honda Limited Warranty Information

  • Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty (years/miles) = 3/36,000.
  • Powertrain Limited Warranty (years/miles) = 5/60,000.
  • Corrosion Limited Warranty (years/miles) = 5/unlimited.
  • Accessory Limited Warranty – All Honda accessories are covered up to 3 years or 36,000 miles, depending on time of installation.
Additional Limited Warranty Information
  • Replacement Parts Limited Warranty – Genuine Honda Parts, when installed by a Honda dealer, are covered for 1 year or 12,000 miles. Parts purchased from, but not installed by a Honda dealer are covered for 1 year.
Then add KEN GARFF HONDA’S – BACK-U-UP PROMISE to what Honda Provides and you can feel secure that you have coverage above and beyond your expectations.
Ken Garff in it’s Back-U-Up Promise gives you a LIMITED LIFETIME ENGINE WARRANTY on any New Vehicle purchased and many other great benefits that make purchasing your Honda here..the Smart Choice, The Right Choice, The Only Choice!

For full details on the Back-U-Up Promise click here

For more details on available New or Pre-owned Accord availability contact DAVID LYTLE Internet Sales Manager for Ken Garff Honda of Orem and he will be glad to help.

David Lytle
Ken Garff Honda Of Orem
115 E. University Parkway
Orem, Utah 84058
(801)822-2361 Cell
(801)714-2256 Office
davidl@kengarff.com

Accord Accolades – See what others are saying about it!

April 18, 2009 Leave a comment

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New Honda Accords and Certified Honda Accords are available at Ken Garff Honda of Orem for unbelievable Prices right now. From Lease Specials, to Great Purchase Prices, we have you covered. Come in and step inside the Accord and see why it is considered the one of the top sedans around. Why it has the best Highest Resale Value on KBB, why Reviewers say that the Accord is top notch.

Here are a few of the accolades that the Accord has achieved…

CAR AND DRIVER TEN BEST: In its January 1983 issue, Car and Driver chose the Accord to be on their first-ever 10Best Cars list. In their article, they called the Accord, “a remarkable automobile from a remarkable automobile… company.”* In their January 2009 issue, Car and Driver said, “it’s clear; 27 years later, that praise still applies.” They call the Accord a “mainstream pacesetter… [with] crisp responses and exacting path accuracy that have always made Accords so satisfying to drive.” Twenty-three 10Best awards in 27 years—only the amazing Accord.

NHTSA: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the 2008 Accord Coupe five stars (its highest rating) in driver and front passenger crash tests.* These frontal crash-test ratings are a testament to the advanced safety engineering that comes standard on every Accord. *Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov)

MOTORTREND: By definition, a benchmark is the example by which all others should be judged. In the eyes of the editors at Motor Trend, that honor now firmly belongs to the Accord. Put head to head against Toyota Camry, the Accord showed that it simply offered more: “the Accord reigns as the best of the best—the benchmark.” *

USA TODAY:The article’s headline just about says it all: “Test Drive: The Sweet New Accord Does Honda Proud.” In his glowing review, USA Today automotive editor James R. Healey sings Accord’s praises. He notes its larger interior, its refined powertrain and an “uncommon attention to detail.” He notes that “…if you accept that the marketplace is the final judge of an automaker’s wisdom, you have had to concede over the years that Honda is among the gifted-and-talented group. The latest Accord feels so good to drive and generally is so nicely furnished that Honda’s standing is in no jeopardy.”

AUTOWEEK: The keen-eyed experts at AutoWeek found little to criticize when introduced to the all-new Accord. In fact, their reaction was quite the opposite. After a thorough inspection and test drive, they found that “everything about the new model is larger or better, whether you’re looking at overall size and interior volume, power output and fuel economy or the list of standard features.” The attention to detail that went into the building of the Accord got a special nod, as one reviewer noted: “Every fit appears as if some tiny carpet installer got in there with his knee kickers and stretched the material taut around every bend and tight into each corner.”

Don’t take others word for it..come in and judge for yourself and decide if the Accord is all that everyone says that it is!

Contact DAVID LYTLE Internet Sales Manager for details, information, or to schedule your Test Drive.

David Lytle
Internet Sales Manager
Ken Garff Honda of Orem
115 E. University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
(801)822-2361 Cell
(801)714-2256
davidl@kengarff.com

Honda Accords at Ken Garff Honda of Orem

April 16, 2009 Leave a comment

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2009 Honda Accordavailable at Ken Garff Honda of Orem (801)822-2361

Welcome to Honda Accord Utah. Here you will find all the information you could possibly need on this Fantastic Sedan. You can download the eBrochure, check Current Deals, see Certified Pre-owned Accords available, Photographs, reviews, and much much more. If you want to know anything about this legendary nameplate…this is the one stop shop for Utah!

Here are some deals that are going on right now at Ken Garff Honda of Orem for the HONDA ACCORD

Get into a New 2009 Honda Accord LX Sedan for only $189/mo for 36 Months or purchase one for only $19,055!

Need more features? Here is the 2009 Honda Accord EX sedan for only $21,519!
Want all the bells, than the EX-L is the way to go! only $23,344 for a 4 cylinder and only $25,443 for the V6!
Like Navigation get anEX-L w/Navi for only $25,352 on the 4 cylinder and $27,451 for the V6!

HONDA ACCORD SEDAN LINE-UP
Click the Model for features, benefits, and photos of the specific model.

The 2009 HONDA ACCORD SEDAN
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 David Lytle
Internet Sales Manager
Ken Garff Honda of Orem
115 E. University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
(801)822-2361 Cell
(801)714-2256 Office
davidl@kengarff.com