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August 29, 2017
by Danny Chan

Unveiled: The 2018 Honda Accord is Almost Here!

It’s no secret that the mid-size Honda Accord is one of the most popular — and reliable — cars on the road today. It’s no surprise, then, that many fans of this iconic Honda vehicle have been eagerly awaiting the unveiling of the all-new 2018 Accord. The good news is that it’s almost available for sale and lease at Germain Honda of Naples.

Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of Honda’s American operations, calls the 2018 Honda “the most dramatically styled, most sophisticated and fun-to-drive Accord we’ve ever made!” While he might be a little biased, the majority of industry experts seem to agree with his assessment.

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July 27, 2017
by Danny Chan

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is Souped Up & Ready to Roar!

Like Winter in Game of Thrones, the new 2017 Honda Civic Type R is coming. Unlike the venerable TV show, however, you may want a few spoilers about this speedy little Honda.



This vehicle went through intensive performance studies and testing during its design phase, and the results are simply out of this world. A general overview of its features and functions will help you get to know this world-beater, but each Civic Type R is uniquely created, so getting your hands on one is the only way to enjoy its grace and power. And our Honda dealership near Fort Myers is excited to welcome it to our showroom floor! For those of you around Naples, FL, stop by Germain Honda of Naples to check out the 2017 Type R when it arrives. In the meantime, here are a few spoilers to tide you over.

Impeccable Design

To put it as simply as possible, the 2017 Civic Type R is designed to be fast. It looks fast, it sounds fast, it is fast! The sleek, aerodynamic lines of the body let any driver know that this car is serious about dominating the road. The impression it gives at first glance—this first impression lasts far longer than an instant—is one of confidence, speed, and agility. Continue Reading →

June 14, 2017
by Danny Chan

10 Fun Summer Events & Activities Near Naples, FL in 2017

Nothing says summer like afternoon festivals, evening concerts, and warm days spent with friends and family. There are many events and activities coming up in Naples and the surrounding areas this summer, so you’ll have no trouble staying busy until fall rears its balding head. Here are ten fantastic one-time and ongoing events that are already on our Honda dealers’ calendars.


June 17: Summerjazz on the Gulf

This is the first of four jazz events taking place at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club this summer. This free outdoor concert features Betty Fox, with Pocket Change, Gloria West, and Late Night Brass rounding out the schedule for the rest of the season (July 8, August 19, and September 16).

June 25: Joe Delaney & Brandon Robertson

Enjoy Jazz Brunch from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at The Barrel Room with Joe Delaney and Brandon Robertson. Keep an eye on their music calendar for more great monthly shows. Continue Reading →

May 18, 2017
by Danny Chan

5 Reasons Why the 2017 Honda CR-V Beats the RAV4

Surprise! The all-new Honda CR-V and refreshed Toyota RAV4 are at it once again, throwing jabs and dishing out the pain left and right on their quest for the coveted crossover crown. But the 2017 CR-V has a few trick up its sleeve this time around. Let’s review all five rounds of this CR-V vs. RAV4 bout to find out just how excellent Honda’s newest SUV really is (hint: it’s very excellent).


The all-new 2017 Honda CR-V.

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April 20, 2017
by Danny Chan

Which 2017 Honda Civic is Right for You?

For decades, the Honda Civic has been a staple on the road, thanks to its world-class style, amazing fuel efficiency, and affordable price. And for 2017, Honda has outdone itself by designing a Civic that caters to more than just one type of driver. Check out the various 2017 Honda Civic models below, and find your ideal ride.



The 2017 Civic Sedan

The 2017 Honda Civic Sedan comes in five trims: The base LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, and Touring. Continue Reading →

March 14, 2017
by Danny Chan

Where to Watch 2017’s March Madness near Ft. Myers

It’s that time of year where millions of brackets are busted and work productivity takes a nosedive. That’s right: March Madness is about to commence! If you live in the Fort Myers area, grab a chair, fixate on the TVs, and take long lunches at any of these local sports bars.

Get Your March Madness Fix Around Naples, FL


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If you’re near Downtown Fort Myers, head to The Lodge, one of the area’s newest original pubs. The Lodge features the area’s biggest LED TV, among many others for you to get your b-ball fix. Take in all the half-court heaves from the comfort of the Lodge’s log cabin-like atmosphere.

For a great mix of basketball and food in Naples, take a seat at Pelican Larry’s Raw Bar & Grille. This pub will be casting all the action on its dozens of televisions, so you won’t have to crane your neck to bask in the glory that is March Madness. Share a few orders of shucked oysters with your coworkers, and enjoy an extended lunch. Continue Reading →

February 3, 2017
by Danny Chan

Honda Ridgeline is Truck of the Year; Highlights from the Detroit Auto Show

What began as a typical Detroit Auto Show ended with Honda bringing life to the stage. After the announcement of a new Odyssey minivan for 2018 and some additional hybrid options being in the works, Honda sparked a great deal of interest from the NAIAS audience. Here are the major Honda highlights that came out of Detroit.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Wins North American Truck of the Year Award


Photo Credit: Honda Twitter

It’s official: The 2017 Honda Ridgeline won the prestigious North American Truck of the Year Award, and it wasn’t even close. Beating out some big-name competition like the Ford F-Series, the Ridgeline is now one of the award’s only two-time winners (the Ridgeline also won back in 2006). The Ridgeline winning in 2017 comes just a year after the Honda Civic took home the gold for Car of the Year. Continue Reading →

January 20, 2017
by Danny Chan

Germain Honda Welcomes the New 2017 Honda CR-V

Being neck and neck in sales with the Civic wasn’t enough for Honda’s CR-V—with the newest 2017 redesign, the CR-V is ready to claim the manufacturer’s top spot. Available in LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring trims, the 2017 Honda CR-V crossover is as refined on the inside as it is bold on the outside, sporting more of what we loved in past models, like space, tech, safety features, and a sophisticated style. With this fifth-generation redesign, it’s quite clear that the CR-V is here to stay, and we couldn’t be happier that it’s now available for sale at Germain Honda of Naples, FL.


Want to learn more about this best-in-class crossover? Continue reading to see how much love we’re giving the 2017 Honda CR-V, then visit our Honda dealer near Estero, FL, to take one for aGermain Honda Welcomes the New 2017 Honda CR-V test drive.

The CR-V Ups the Ante in Roominess & Features

The new CR-V is built on a Civic-derivative platform, allowing it to expand slightly inside and out. It’s now over an inch longer and wider than last year’s best-in-class model; these added dimensions have opened up the cabin significantly. Legroom feels abundant in both the front and rear, and cargo volume is up to 39.2 cubic feet. Continue Reading →

December 16, 2016
by Danny Chan

Take Your Pick of New Year’s Eve Events in Ft. Myers, FL

We all know the year is winding down and a new one is about to begin. Do you know how you’re going to celebrate the beginning of 2017? For those whose New Year’s Eve plans aren’t set in stone, build your night around these exquisite and fun-filled NYE and winter events in Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, and Naples.

A Viennese New Year’s Eve with the Naples Philharmonic


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Dance the year away as the dynamic Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, led by world-famous conductor Andrey Boreyko, rings in 2017 from the Artis-Naples stage. Count down from ten as the ball drops, have a celebratory toast (or two) of bottomless champagne and live in the moment.

The concert and post-performance reception begins at 9:00 p.m. on the Hayes Hall stage at the Artis-Naples (5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples, FL). Get your tickets and learn more at

Sunset Celebration at Time Square in Ft. Myers

With live music, delectable food, and enough people-watching opportunities to make up a novel, the Sunset Celebration at Time Square on Fort Myers Beach should be full of fun. Grab a beach towel and lawn chair for this evening New Year’s Eve celebration.

The festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. and go through the evening along Fort Myers Beach. Check for details and to set a reminder.

NYE Celebration with Comedian Owen Benjamin


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Laugh till your abs cramp (hey, it’s a great start to your New Year’s weight-loss resolution!) when famed comic Owen Benjamin takes the mic at Off the Hook Comedy Club this December 31st. Known for his roles in several hit films and TV shows, Owen Benjamin blends traditional comedy with music, creating his unique take on stand-up. This New Year’s Eve show features a four-course meal and a free champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight. Continue Reading →

November 21, 2016
by Danny Chan

What’s New in Year Two for the 2017 Honda HR-V


“Hey, 2017 Honda HR-V! What’s New?”

“Not a whole lot,” the best-selling subcompact said, grinding dirt into the ground with the sole of its…tire.

While it may feel like we’re knocking the 2017 Honda HR-V, we promise we’re not. What can be misconstrued as a negative—no enormously game-changing additions to this, the HR-V’s sophomore-year model—is really a positive. Instead of adding superfluous gizmos and unnecessary accessories to its fan-favorite SUV, Honda engineers created a more refined, sophisticated, and mature crossover. And it’s all the better for it.

Here’s why we think you’ll find true romance with the newest Honda HR-V, which is now available around the country and at our car dealership in Naples, FL. Continue Reading →