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Considering Leasing VS. Financing in College Station?

 

Are you considering leasing a vehicle but have no idea what the process involves? Or maybe you’re tired of always leasing and are now interested in making a more lasting purchase. Allen Honda has the inside scoop on why leasing is the solution for some people and why others choose financing. Get some advice below that should help in your decision when considering leasing vs. financing in College Station.

 

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Of course, there are many factors to consider when choosing between financing and leasing. Perhaps the first and most important one to consider is your preferences. Is "new car" your favorite scent? Some people simply enjoy upgrading to a new model every few years. In that case, leasing would be your best bet. Maybe you are retired, the kids have grown up and you have found the perfect long-term car. Financing or a cash purchase could be right for you. Lifestyle and your concerns should be weighted heavily first before exploring other aspects of financing and leasing.

Another factor to calculate is your monthly payment and other costs associated with leasing versus financing. Typically, leasing will come out as a lower monthly payment. Also, there is usually a lower down payment and fewer maintenance costs associated with leasing. However, one large drawback to leasing is that you are not adding money to an investment and will not own any part of the car at the end of the lease. Some people view this as throwing money away and others do not.

When evaluating buying, the most economical view is a long-term situation in which you will ultimately save more money than continuously leasing. Although a higher down payment and higher monthly payments are normally required, the value you receive from owning your own car will appreciate over time. Additionally, you will have more flexibility when it comes to how you use your car, how far you go, and in which ways you make the car your own.

This decision is best left up to you and you alone without any pressure from outside influences. If you are in school and do not wish to be concerned with repairs and maintenance costs then leasing may be right for you. Financing could be a better option for a person with a steady, reliable income. When considering leasing vs. financing in College Station, it is very important to understand the correlation between your lifestyle and your wants and needs in a vehicle. If you have any questions regarding Allen Honda’s financing and leasing options, feel free to give us a call! 

 

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Spring Into Our Pre-Owned Inventory in College Station

 

We pride ourselves on having an extensive pre-owned inventory including many certified used cars from Honda and other various makes. Just to start, our pre-owned lot includes such vehicles as luxury sedans, crossovers, SUVs, mini-vans, and sporty coupes. If you’re looking for a pre-owned car in College Station, it’s very likely we can accommodate your needs and wants. Below are some of our top favorites.

 2013 Honda Pilot EX-L        

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Planning a road trip this summer with the family? Be confident that you'll have dependable transportation with this 2013 Honda Pilot. It has unbelievably low mileage, leather seats, and a combined 21-MPG. Look no further than this Honda Pilot for a cross-country trek with the kids.

 

2007 Ford Five Hundred Sedan SEL 

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Need something under $10,000? Get in this 2007 Ford Five Hundred and save some money with low mileage and a combined 25-MPG. Rest assured this vehicle has been well maintained and comes with a CarFax title history report.

 

2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L       

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Searching for a Honda Accord with all the bells and whistles? This is the car for you. With only one previous owner and very low mileage, this 2012 Honda Accord Coupe is a steal! Along with ample standard features, it comes with navigation, heated, leather seats, and a CarFax Buy Back Guarantee.

 

 

2011 BMW 335i xDrive Sedan

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You’ll be sure to get a smooth ride and look amazing while riding around College Station in this 2011 BMW 335i Sedan with xDrive. Superior features include keyless entry, navigation, and a large sunroof.

  

Has something caught your eye? Don’t hesitate to find out more information or schedule a test drive with one of our friendly staff members. If you haven’t yet seen a vehicle that fits your needs, browse through our complete pre-owned inventory in College Station at Allen Honda.

 

 

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2015 Honda Accord VS 2015 Mazda6 in College Station

 

 

 

Having trouble deciding between the 2015 Honda Accord and the 2015 Mazda6 in College Station? Allen Honda’scomparison of the two vehicles will help you decide! You’ll find ample advantages and some disadvantages in each vehicle, but the 2015 Honda Accord is tempting with its impressive features!

 

2015 Honda Accord Advantages

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  • The Accord features two systems that assist in reducing fuel consumption – an optional continuously variable transmission (CVT) and the standard Eco Assist™ system. Neither of these will be found in the Mazda6.

  • In order to reduce maintenance, the Accord comes with a battery that does not require checking of water level. The Mazda6’s battery needs to be regularly checked to avoid potential damage.

  • The Accord has a towing capability of 1,000 lbs. while the Mazda6 cannot tow.

  • All models of the Honda Accord come with a standard system called SMS Text Message Function that allows passengers to have their text messages received and read aloud through the car. Passengers can also reply via short, pre-selected messages.

  • Four of the six Honda Accord models feature Honda Lanewatch™ which practically eliminates the blind-side effect during lane switching with a small camera mounted underneath the right-side mirror.  The multi-information display provides a live view that is four times greater than using your mirror alone.

  • The Accord has more front and rear headroom, legroom, and shoulder room than the Mazda6 so you and your passengers will ride comfortably.

     

2015 Mazda6 Advantages

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  • All models of the Mazda6 come equipped with a 5.8’’ full-color touch-screen display, Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio capability, and Pandora Internet radio compatibility. Honda offers a standard, audio touch screen in only three of their six models.

  • Both the Mazda6 and Accord Sedan offer rear vents.

  • The Mazda6 comes with standard driver and passenger front airbags, front side-impact airbags, passenger frontal airbags, front-wheel drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, electronic stability systems and traction control. The Accord also offers this.

 

After reading our comparison, it’s easy to see why the 2015 Honda Accord is so much more popular on the road verses the 2015 Mazda6 in College Station. You are always welcome at Allen Honda in College Station to take the Honda Accord for a test drive!

 

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2015 Honda CR-V vs. 2015 RAV4 in College Station

 

Allen Honda is here to help you find the new crossover that best meets your needs as a driver. So, we'd like to take some time to compare the amazing 2015 Honda CR-V and its top competitor, the 2015 Toyota RAV4. Below, we've outlined some of the perks associated with both SUVs:  

Perks: 2015 Honda CR-V in College Station 

  • A "Top Pick Plus" safety rating from the IIHS

  • The title of 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year

  • A recommendation from Consumer Reports based on reliability, safety, and performance

  • Available HondaLink Assist, which uses GPS technology to stay connected to emergency personnel

  • A 4-cylinder engine that produces 9 more horsepower and 9 more lbs.-ft. of torque than the RAV4's 4-cylinder engine

  • Available adaptive cruise control

  • A maintenance-free battery

  • Quicker acceleration, according to Motor Trend

  • Better fuel economy ratings from the EPA (based on estimates)

  • Standard CVT (which isn't offered by the RAV4)

  • Larger front brake rotors, which improve stopping capabilities

  • Speed sensitive variable-assist power steering

  • 2.2 cubic feet of extra space for passengers

  • A standard locking glove box

  • Rear a/c vents

Perks: 2015 Toyota RAV4 in College Station

  • Whiplash-injury-lessening seats

  • An optional cross-path warning system

  • Larger standard tires than the CR-V

  • A wheelbase that's 1.6 inches longer than the CR-V's

Do you think the 2015 Honda CR-V is a better pick for your lifestyle and needs? Check out your CR-V trim options at Allen Honda! Oh, and be sure to schedule a test drive with us if you're ready!

2016 SUV in College Station: More Details on the Redesigned Pilot

 

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As we mentioned would happen last month, the 2016 Honda Pilot officially made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show last week! So, we're back with more information about the new Pilot. We're happy to report that it will come with a ton of new, awesome features and updates. Here's what Allen Honda thinks you should know about the latest generation Pilot's updates:

  • The 2016 Pilot will be drastically different, inside and out. On the outside, the new Pilot will have sweeping lines, a less boxy composition, and an aggressive fascia. On the inside, it'll have new things like soft touch materials, a Panoramic roof, and interior ambient lighting.

  • The new Pilot will also benefit from 3.5 extra inches of length and 300 lbs. less weight. The extra inches mean more room for passengers and cargo. And the lighter weight means better handling.

  • New, bigger, 20-inch wheels will also improve the Pilot's handling capabilities.

  • And things like a heated steering wheel and heated front seats will take your comfort to a new level.

  • Tech specs in the 2016 Pilot won't fail to impress either. You can expect a new 8-inch touchscreen, the latest generation Honda Link system, an enhanced navigation system, 5 USB ports, a 115-volt outlet, HDMI input, an AV socket, and more!

  • Safety advances are also phenomenal. A cross-path warning system, a forward collision warning system, adaptive cruise control, and blind spot information will all be available.

  • And the new Pilot will offer your choice of 6-speed automatic transmission or 9-speed automatic transmission!

These are just a few of the key details Allen Honda knows about the new Pilot. We're still learning, and we look forward to providing more information about the new Honda in the near future! Are you excited about the 2016 Pilot? We definitely are!

Looking for a new vehicle and still deciding between options? We invite you to browse our inventory! 

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College Station Car Safety News: The 2015 Fit's 5-Star Ratings

 

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The 2015 Honda Fit is making waves and changing the game! Allen Honda is proud to publicize that the new Honda Fit just earned itself a 5-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The highest overall rating the NHTSA gives cars is 5 stars. So, this means the Fit is leading the pack in terms of safety! This is especially true when you consider than many other subcompact cars have lower ratings from the NHTSA.

The Honda Fit did exceptionally well in NHTSA front and side crash measures, earning five stars in both categories. Additionally, the Fit earned four stars in the administration's rollover test. The 2013 Fit received only respectable 4-star ratings. 5-star ratings are much more difficult to achieve, but the 2015 Fit was able to make it happen!

The Fit was also able to qualify as an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick. The IIHS gives the safest vehicles on the road the title of Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick + (if they come with specific collision prevention systems). The Fit's success in both IIHS and NHTSA crash measures is clear evidence of the vehicle's protective capabilities.

If you're trying to learn more about the 2015 Honda Fit's safety, you should also know that the Fit boasts a standard backup camera, available Honda Lane Watch, and optional blind spot mirrors. If you want to know more about what the new Honda Fit has to offer in terms of safety, performance, entertainment, or comfort, please let us know at Allen Honda! And, if you're looking for a safe car, we invite you to check out all of our Honda vehicles!

 

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2016 Pilot in College Station: Arriving this Summer!

 

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At Allen Honda, we're counting down the days until the Chicago Auto Show next month, not just because we love cars but also because the 2016 Honda Pilot will have its world premiere at the show! The Pilot is going be significantly redesigned for the 2016 model year, and we think it's going to usher in a number of new high-tech features that will appear in future Honda models! Honda has released only a few key details about the 2016 Pilot. Here's what we know:

  • The Pilot will be updated to improve its fuel economy ratings, and Honda believes it will be one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its class.

  • Its exterior and interior styling will be significantly updated. Some speculate the Pilot will totally shake things up in terms of overall design.

  • An impressive safety suite including things like blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning is expected. Honda may surprise us and make these features standard on all Pilot models.

  • There will likely be some extra space for passengers in the Pilot, with special attention paid to the comfort of its third row occupants.

  • The Pilot will officially be released this summer!

Allen Honda will definitely report back once we find out more about the Pilot. Stay tuned! Oh, and be sure to check out our 2015 Pilot models in College Station! One of them might just be perfect for your needs! 

Save on an Oil Change in College Station and More!

 

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Last month, Allen Honda offered some winter car service tips to help you prepare your car for winter. This month, we'd like to highlight some of our current service specials to further help you get your car ready for the cold months ahead. We've running quite a few specials right now that will save you on routine maintenance for your vehicle. Here are some of them:

$5.00 Off an Oil Change

Is your car due for an oil change? Why not save $5.00 on one with the valid coupon at Allen Honda? Remember that cold weather is hard on your engine, and things need to stay properly lubricated to ensure your car's best performance. If you know it's time for an oil change, don't wait!

Automatic Transmission Service Coupon

We'll check filters, pans, and fluid levels to make sure your car's transmission has all the help it needs to function at its best, and we'll do it for just $69.95 plus tax with the valid coupon. This is a bargain, and it's something you should definitely consider, especially if you've never invested in an automatic transmission service before and you've been driving your car for a few years.

Tire Rotation and Balance Coupon

Tire tread matters, especially in the winter when the roads get icy! So, consider extending the life of the tread on your tires with a tire rotation and balance at Allen Honda! Bring in the valid coupon from our website, and you'll only have to pay $36.95 plus tax for this service. 

College Student Discount

College students, you can save 10% on any service for your Honda at Allen Honda! Just bring in your SHSU, Blinn, or A&M ID as well as your valid coupon, and we'll take off 10%!

Ready to start saving with these coupons? Print them off from Allen Honda today!

 

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2015 Mazda3 vs. 2015 Civic in College Station

 

Want a peppy, stylish compact car to ensure you have a safe and successful 2015 on the road? Allen Honda in College Station would like to recommend the 2015 Honda Civic, which has an edge over competitors like the 2015 Mazda3 when it comes to overall advantages. Aren't completely sold on the Civic? Check out how both the new Civic and the new Mazda3 compare to each other:

2015 Civic: Its Noteworthy Advantages

  • The new Civic has continuously variable transmission, which lowers fuel consumption and puts less strain on the engine. The Mazda3 isn't equipped with continuously variable transmission.

  • According to Motor Trend, Car and Driver, and Consumer Reports, the Civic stops much shorter than the Mazda3 from high speeds. This means its brakes are likely more adept.

  • The Civic is safe to tow up to 1,000 lbs. It's unsafe for the Mazda3 to tow loads.

  • Bluetooth connectivity is standard in all Civic models. Only some Mazda3 trim levels come with standard Bluetooth connectivity.

  • The Civic did better than the Mazda3 in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration front crash tests and side impact crash tests.

  • The consumer's choice, the Civic outsold the Mazda3 by three to one during the 2014 model year. This year, the Civic is expected to be a top seller in the compact car class.

2015 Mazda3: Its Noteworthy Advantages  

  • An optional cross-path warning system for Touring and Grand Touring trim levels distinguishes the Mazda3 in terms of safety.

  • Slightly larger standard tires than the Civic give the Mazda3 an edge when it comes to traction.

  • The Mazda3 offers 1.7 more cubic feet of passenger volume than the Civic.

Ready to get a feel for the 2015 Honda Civic on the road? Schedule a test drive at Allen Honda!

 

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2015 Minivans in College Station: 8 Ways the Odyssey Beats the Sedona

 

The 2015 class of minivans is made well, with attention to detail, attention to safety, and attention to your comfort and enjoyment. Choosing the right minivan can be a challenge, since they all offer a lot of what you're probably looking for. Luckily, Allen Honda in College Station wants to aid you as you sort through all of the information about potential vehicles. In this blog post, we'd like to introduce eight ways the 2015 Honda Odyssey beats the 2015 Kia Sedona, to help you learn more about these two top minivan choices. Here are the Odyssey's perks:

1. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety considers the 2015 Odyssey a Top Safety Pick Plus. The Sedona was not given this title.

2. The new Odyssey's five-year corrosion warranty doesn't have any mileage limitations. The Sedona's warranty expires after 100,000 miles.

3. The Odyssey has an engine control system that automatically shuts off half of its cylinders when the vehicle is cruising to conserve fuel. The Sedona is not equipped with this handy feature.

4. Front and rear gas-charged shocks improve the way the 2015 Honda Odyssey handles, especially when driving on choppy roads. The Sedona's shocks aren't gas-charged.

5. The Odyssey (Touring level) comes with an in-vehicle vacuum, which makes cleaning the vehicle a lot easier. The Sedona doesn't offer a vacuum.

6. The Odyssey offers 148.5 cubic feet of available cargo room. The Sedona only has 142 available cubic feet.

7. One-touch power windows are a convenient ergonomic extra in Odyssey models. Sedona owners don't benefit from this feature.

8. Active noise cancellation allows the Odyssey to provide a quiet, and peaceful experience for occupants. The ride in the Sedona may be less peaceful without this feature. 

Almost sold on the 2015 Odyssey? Schedule a test spin at Allen Honda

 

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