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May 20, 2016
by Danny Chan

5 Best Father’s Day Events in Naples & Fort Myers, FL

Father’s Day is around the corner. Have you made any special plans for the dad in your life yet? What, you haven’t even gotten him a gift? Yeesh! You don’t have to buy him a new Honda vehicle to make his Father’s Day one to remember, but give him something! If nothing else, buying him a card at least shows you tried.

If you want to go the extra mile, look to these Father’s Day weekend events in the Naples and Fort Myers area for inspiration as you start planning.

Father’s Day at the Naples Zoo (Sunday, June 19th)

What proves to Dad that you’ve actually listened to his advice over the years? Taking advantage of something offered as free, that’s what.

For Father’s Day, the Naples Zoo is helping celebrate the occasion by admitting fathers into their facility for free (with child ticket purchase). Fathers can even bring an old bottle of aftershave or cologne as an equal trade for admission—and what father doesn’t have a box of eau de toilette from 1999 sitting in the closet?

The Naples Zoo is located at 1590 Goodlette Road in Naples, FL, and will be open on Sunday, June 19th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the front gate. More details about this Father’s Day event can be found at

The 2016 FSL All-Star Game (June 17th and June 18th)


Home to your Fort Myers Miracle, the Hammond Stadium at CenturyLink Sports Complex will host this year’s Florida State League All-Star Baseball Game. Bring Pop and the rest of the family for a relaxing night of America’s Pastime. Continue Reading →

April 22, 2016
by Danny Chan

New Accord: Restyled and Ready to Drive

The all-new 2016 Honda Accord’s sporty exterior and elegant interior create one luxurious sedan. Spacious, available leather seating and bright LED lighting make the 2016 Honda Accord a sharp ride. Living up to Honda’s slogan, “The Power of Dreams” can be trying, but Honda’s latest all-new 2016 Honda Accord does not disappoint.

Drive to Impress

Identify yourself with the all-new 2016 Honda Accord’s aggressive exterior face. Pulling into the parking lot with its attractive grille, large wheels, and prominent Honda logo communicates confidence. You’ll look flashy on the outside while remaining relaxed and comfortable inside.

2016 Honda Accord Interior

The all-new 2016 Honda Accord Touring is sharp and reliable when being driven in tough weather conditions. As you are driving through the pouring rain, the Accord’s new LED fog headlights will help you concentrate on the road ahead while the windshield wipers automatically adjust their own speed according to the rainfall.

Getting lost in the dark (or any time) is now a thing of the past, thanks to the 2016 Honda Accord’s satellite-linked navigation system with voice recognition. All you have to do is keep your eyes on the road, give some simple voice commands, and the all-new Accord Touring will guide you to your destination. Continue Reading →

March 10, 2016
by Danny Chan

10 Spring Events in the Ft. Myers/Naples Area

Springtime’s pleasant weather makes the outdoors irresistible, which is why your local Honda dealership near Ft. Myers wants you to get in on all the outdoor action. Blissful events are coming to both the Naples and Fort Myers communities so mark your calendars now because you do not want to miss out on good barbeque, fun festivals, and relaxing nature tours.

10 Spring Events in the Ft. Myers/Naples Area

St. Patrick’s Day Block Party in Ft. Myers. Photo Credit: River District Alliance Facebook page

1. This St. Patty’s Day, celebrate your Irish (or non-Irish) heritage by joining in on the fun at the annual Patrick’s Day Block Party in Fort Myers. While at the St. Patrick’s Day Block Party and Pub Crawl, stop by different bars and restaurants between 6:00p.m.-11:00p.m. to enjoy live music, entertainment, food, and drinks.

2. Take a stroll along the Gulf Coast’s sandy Tigertail Beach and catch a glimpse of Florida’s natural wildlife. While enjoying your walk, keep an eye out for various birds including ospreys, pelicans, and plovers. Walks are free, but remember to bring binoculars, water, and sunscreen for the best experience.

3. Experience local wildlife in its natural habitat on the Rookery Bay Kayak Tour. During the two-hour paddle, visitors pass through the mangrove forest with an experienced tour guide. While learning about Florida’s plants and animals, be on the lookout for wading birds, osprey, fish and dolphins. Event prices are $49.00 for members and $59.00 for non-members.

4. Take a stroll along the white and powdery beach, boardwalk, and bay located in Clam Pass Park. The free and guided walk teaches you about the different creatures living in the habitat and about Florida’s history. These educational nature walks are going on now through April 30th from 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m.

5. Treat both yourself and your pup to a night out at the Bell Tower Shops for Yappy Hour. The fundraiser supports The Gulf Coast Humane Society and will have a meet-n-greet session with adoptable dogs. Listen to live music, participate in fun activities, and learn about available dogs looking for their forever homes on April 8th from 6p.m.-8p.m. Whether you’re out for a fun evening or thinking about adding a furry friend to the family, come show your support for The Gulf Coast Humane Society.

6. This Easter holiday, kids are welcome to take a ride on the Easter Bunny Express at Lakes Regional Park. While on the picturesque train ride you will see Easter decorations scattered throughout the lakes, woods and holiday-themed villages. The holiday fun runs through March 25th-27th from 10:00am-2:00pm. For more information and tickets call (239) 267-1905.

7. This spring, The Butterfly Estates wants to teach you about the importance of Florida’s butterflies and how to plant butterfly gardens. The Florida Native Butterfly Society, a Non- Profit Organization, wants the public to have a better understanding of how important it is to increase natural butterfly populations. This educational session is free to all and occurs on the first Sunday of every month.

Smoke on the Water BBQ & Music Festival

Photo Credit: Smoke on the Water BBQ & Music Festival Facebook page

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February 22, 2016
by Danny Chan

2016 Honda Civic Named North American Car of the Year

The ballots were cast at this year’s 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, with the brand-new and stunningly reimagined 2016 Honda Civic taking top honors as the newly named “2016 North American Car of the Year.”

2016 North American Car of the Year

The Undisputed Winner

All eyes were on Detroit as more than 5,000 journalists from 60 countries gathered for what is one of the most prestigious and influential automotive exhibitions in the world. A select group of 50 automotive journalists was involved in voting for the much popular North American Car of the Year Award.

According to the NAIAS, “The awards are designed to recognize the most outstanding new vehicles of the year. These vehicles are benchmarks in their segments based on factors including innovation, comfort, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.” Finalists for one of the most prestigious awards in the automotive industry included the Chevy Malibu and Mazda MX-5 Miata. The new Civic won hands-down with a score of 203 points, followed by the Malibu with 181 points, and the Miata with 146 points.

New Turbocharged Engine

What were some of the reasons why the all-new 2016 Honda Civic took away the top honors at this year’s Detroit show? First off is the Civic’s new direct-injection 1.5-liter turbocharged i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine that delivers a spirited 174 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft. of torque. Significantly, this is the first turbocharged engine to be offered by Honda in the U.S. market.

Exceptional Fuel Economy

The turbo four is designed for high cruise efficiency and robust performance. The Civic’s advanced Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with EcoAssist™ helps the Civic achieve an outstanding EPA-estimated 42 mpg on the highway and 31 mpg in the city. The new Civic puts some spirited fun in your daily drive with a sports-tuned chassis and suspension that delivers nimble handling and a smoother ride. This is one Civic you won’t mind taking out for a spin just for the fun of it.

Sporty Contemporary Styling

Another reason the Civic ran away with this year’s North American Car of the Year Award is its eye-catching styling. The Civic’s swept, “coupe-like” silhouette flows in one graceful arc from the sloping hood back through the rear deck. The Civic’s dramatic new front end features dazzling new available LED headlights accented by LED daytime running lights. Available fog lights set into the lower fascia help illuminate the road. The Civic’s signature rear end features bold, wedge-shaped taillights designed to look like the letter “C.” Speaking of bold, the Civic’s 17-inch sports alloy wheels really make a statement. Continue Reading →

January 31, 2016
by George Stamos

Introducing the New, Award-Winning 2016 Honda CR-V

Of course, we here at your Honda dealership near Cape Coral aren’t a bit surprised that the CR-V took home top honors. For years, the CR-V has earned praise from automotive pundits and the general public for its nimble handling, lively acceleration, excellent fuel economy, advanced technology, and roomy, versatile interior.


The new 2016 Honda CR-V at Germain Honda of Naples carries on this tradition of excellence in design and engineering. Let’s explore some of the new CR-V’s finer points that make it a consistent winner that draws applause from auto industry experts and the buying public.

Fresh Styling

Just one look at the CR-V’s fresh, contemporary exterior and you’ll immediately understand why this crossover SUV gets noticed for all the right reasons. Honda designers enhanced the new CR-V’s handsome looks with an updated lower fascia, and large, chrome-accented grille featuring Honda’s signature “H” emblem front and center. Continue Reading →

December 7, 2015
by George Stamos

2015 Holiday Events in Naples & Ft. Myers, FL

The holidays are here, and that means Naples and Ft. Myers are decking themselves out in their holiday best. All along our spectacular, sun-drenched Paradise Coast everyone is looking forward to the many festive holiday events that the season brings.

So, to make this year’s holiday planning easier, your friends at your local Honda new and used car dealership near Ft. Myers and Cape Coral, Germain Honda of Naples, have put together the following calendar of the exciting holiday events and activities happening throughout our area.


Santa Claus greets children at the Naples Christmas Parade. Photo Credit:

Annual Naples Christmas Parade, Dec. 8
Santa and Mrs. Claus are the guests of honor as the city of Naples once again throws out all the stops to kick off this merry holiday season. This gala parade starts at Broad Street and ends at heads down to 8th Street. Enjoy delightful holiday floats, marching bands, and Santa’s grand entrance. Continue Reading →

November 13, 2015
by George Stamos

Stunning New 2016 Honda Civic Is A “Game Changer”

The all-new and radically redesigned 2016 Honda Civic is ready to make its debut this November at Germain Honda of Naples, your local new and used Honda dealer serving Ft. Myers, Florida.


Defying Convention

Honda’s new four-door is re-imagined from the ground up, shattering the conception of what a “compact” vehicle should be. Defying convention, the 2016 Civic will be the first Honda destined for the U.S. market featuring a turbocharged engine.

Gary Evert, the Civic’s North American development leader and chief engineer, told AutoNews, “The thinking was that the new Civic needs this engine to go where we want it to go, to make this model such a leapfrog event, such a strong competitor, not just in North America but around the world.” Continue Reading →

November 4, 2015
by George Stamos

VIDEO: Top 10 Honda TV Commercials

It’s well known that Honda leads the way when it comes to building some of the most stylish, fuel-efficient, and advanced vehicles on the road today. Such extraordinary cars deserve equally extraordinary TV commercials. Through the years, Honda has produced some of the wittiest and most unique TV commercials on the air.

We here at Germain Honda of Naples, your preferred Honda dealership serving Ft. Myers, decided to showcase our top ten Honda TV commercials of all time. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

The Cog

This captivating video demonstrates how a “Rube Goldberg” set of parts magically transforms into an Accord wagon.
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September 7, 2015
by George Stamos

Should I Buy a New Car or a Used Car?

It’s time to get rid of that old jalopy in your driveway and buy a new set of wheels. You must consider many things when in the market for a car. For example, you want to think about the make and model, as well as whether you want a two-door coupe, a four-door sedan, an SUV, truck, or sports car. You also need to consider the options and what fits your budget.

These are just some of the things you must mull over before heading out to your local car dealership in Naples. Once you have most of these answers dialed in, there’s still one big decision you must make: Should you buy or lease a new car or purchase a pre-owned vehicle? The truth is there are benefits to both choices that can influence your decision.


A new 2015 Honda Accord at Germain Honda of Naples.

Here at Germain Honda of Naples, your preferred Honda dealer serving Fort Myers, we want you to make an informed choice when purchasing a Honda or other vehicle. So we’ve put together the following information that describes the benefits of buying a new car versus the benefits of purchasing a used vehicle at our dealership. Continue Reading →

August 10, 2015
by George Stamos

8 Labor Day Weekend Road Trips near Naples, Florida

The 2015 Labor Day Weekend, September 11-13, is our last chance to grab a quick getaway before settling in for the fall. Luckily, we here in the Naples and Ft. Myers area are blessed with many things to see and do that are just a short drive away.


Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West. Photo Credit: Stig Nygaard

As your hometown Honda dealers near Ft. Myers, your friends here at Germain Honda of Naples have eight special Labor Day weekend getaway suggestions to share with you. We hope you enjoy this special time with friends and family.

Key West Wonders

This remarkable, yet laid-back community has plenty of history, adventure, fine dining, and an assortment of exciting attractions and activities for everyone. The southernmost point in the U.S. is accessible via high-speed catamarans that make the journey in 3 ½ hours with service from Ft. Myers Beach and San Marco Island. Take a trolley tour, visit museums, try your hand at a wide range of watersports, or enjoy the magnificent sunsets. Continue Reading →