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Manual Transmission Offered On 2012 Honda CR-Z

Manual transmission vehicles have made a comeback, either to save fuel, for the simplicity, or cost - automatics tend to be hundreds, even thousands of dollars more.

Regardless of why, Honda offers stick shift variants of their new vehicles, including the 2012 Honda CR-Z, already one of the greenest coupes to date.

Honda offers the CR-Z reboot to dealerships including Capital Honda in Okemos. But everyone in Michigan should come in and test drive this two-door…

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More Stylized Civic To Hit The Streets in 2013

For several decades now, the Honda Civic has been a forerunner in the compact car segment thanks to dependability and solid performance. In fact, according to AutoGuide, Honda sells more Civics per year in the U.S. then Volkswagen, Chrysler or Mazda sells in total. There are, however, those who see "dependable" as "boring." In response to this view, rumors are milling around in all the right circles, and word on the street is the…

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2012 Honda Pilot Comes Out on Top of SUV Shootout

According to J.D. Power and Associates, family SUVs account for one in every seven new vehicles. Of those new SUVs sold, the 2012 Honda Pilot sits highest in popularity among that 14-percent. In fact, the Pilot just took the top spot in the Cars.com SUV Shootout.

Due to high-demand, automakers are boosting their family-friendly SUV models with eye-catching design, better fuel-economy and sharper technology. The "$37,000 Three-row SUV Shootout" tested which model…

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Honda Factories Are Among the Greenest on the Planet

A survey from the US Green Building Council found that Honda's HQ in Torrance, CA and several other facilities throughout the US and Canada are "Green Building" approved. This is not the first time Honda has received such honors - the company's first LEED-certified building was named in 1999 - the Gresham, OR parts and service facility.

LEED facilities (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) are buildings designed to minimize energy use and carbon footprints…

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New Honda EV Concept Makes Its Debut at Frankfurt Auto Show

If you're looking for an eco-friendly ride that will be as easy on your wallet as it is on the environment, Honda would be proud to be your automaker of choice. Already, the Japanese automaker offers five hybrid- and alternative-fuel-powered cars, including the Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid, Honda Insight Hybrid, Honda Civic Hybrid Sedan, Honda Natural Gas-Powered Civic and FCX Clarity. And, judging by their showing at Frankfurt it looks like they might just…

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2012 Honda Crosstour Gets Upgraded Standard Features

Contrary to some early assertions that the 2012 Honda Crosstour crossover would remain largely unchanged for the 2012 model year, Honda has significantly raised the vehicle's "standards"...or standard features, if you will. Capital Honda isn't saying the 2011 Honda Crosstour is not exceptional. Quite the contrary; we think it's a fine example of where practical wavers on the edge of elite. Rather, it's that the 2012 models gains fourteen-plus enhancements…

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Changes to the 2012 Honda Fit

What's one of the most sought after Honda vehicles today? The Honda Fit is the company's top selling vehicle in its class, and it's getting ready for 2012.

The all new Fit, which comes to Capital Honda later this year, will receive updates to both its interior and exterior. These changes are minor, but that doesn't mean these tweaks are any less important than a full redesign, which Fit is scheduled…

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Ultra Low Emissions Natural Gas Civic Gets Special Treatment

California is making access to the HOV designated areas of their state highway system a little more exclusive. Yellow-sticker partial-hybrid vehicles carrying only a single passenger will no longer be allowed access. Super-ultralow-emission vehicles with white stickers, such as the natural-gas-powered Honda Civic, however, will still be welcome - regardless of passenger numbers.

The admittance of the Honda Civic NGV, and other white-sticker cars, however, is not forever. Drivers of such cars will enjoy the convenience…

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Honda Civic Celebrates Turning 39!

It's hard to believe the Honda Civic originally debuted 39 years ago. It seems like just yesterday. To celebrate, the Japanese automaker is offering a total of seven different 2012 Honda Civics. And, Capital Honda can proudly say there is something for everyone.

The 2012 Honda Civic Sedan, for example, is fitted with a refined 140-horsepower (hp), 1.8-liter, 16-valve SOHC i-VTEC engine and mated to either a five-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission…

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Honda's "Coolness" Made Official

Honda understands that just because a consumer is on a budget, doesn't mean they want or deserve a dowdy car. Embodying this conviction are the 2011 Honda Fit and 2012 Honda Civic, which have just placed fourth and sixth respectively on Kelley Blue Book's (KKB's) "Top 10 Cool Cars Under $18,000" list.

The goal of KKB's annual list, as the name suggests, is to provide consumers insight into the industry…

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