Buy Your First Car with Confidence From Honda of Gainesville

Buying a new car can be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time. Choosing from several vehicle models, deciding on which car is most dependable, and staying within budget are major concerns. However, there’s no reason to stress because your local Honda of Gainesville dealer is here to make your first time buying a car smooth and easy.

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Introducing The New 2016 Honda CR-V Crossover in Gainesville

There’s an old adage that says “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This well-worn phrase certainly applies to the new 2016 Honda CR-V for sale in Gainesville at your hometown Gainesville Honda dealer, Honda of Gainesville.

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A Stellar Award Winner

After all, last year’s redesigned 2015 CR-V won one of the automotive industry’s most prestigious awards, Motor Trend Magazine’s coveted “SUV of the Year.” The publication’s panel of judges pitted the 2015 CR-V against some of the best SUVs and crossovers in the world. Despite this fierce competition, the 2015 CR-V came out on top, earning praise for its ride, handling, responsive engine, and newly remodeled interior.

“After two hours of contentious debate, the CR-V’s stellar value, engineering, and safety features combined with the cheerful way it performs its intended functions earned Honda the win,” said Motor Trend.

So why mess with a good thing? Lucky for us, Honda didn’t. Primarily carried over from last year’s award-winner, the 2016 Honda CR-V continues the automaker’s winning ways by offering a capable, stylish, versatile, and fuel-efficient crossover SUV that handles and rides like a car, but gives buyers the added flexibility and cargo capacity of an SUV.

Whether heading over to the coast for a quick weekend getaway or just down to the mall, the CR-V gives you the room you need, the performance you crave, and the fuel economy that will keep more cash in your pocket. Continue reading

Florida’s 2016 Spring Training Gets Underway

 

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The “Boys of Summer” are back, and that means all the excitement of Major League Baseball’s Spring Training is returning to ballparks throughout the Sunshine State. Florida and Arizona are Spring Training headquarters for Major League teams looking to sharpen their skills and prepare for Opening Day, April 4th when most clubs will swing into action.

Here in Florida, the Grapefruit League’s first-class ballparks are scattered throughout the state. Here’s a breakdown of the 15 Grapefruit League teams and their locations: Continue reading

2016 Gainesville Valentine’s Day Dining Guide

Love is in the air in Gainesville. And what better time to plan your romantic Valentine’s Day rendezvous with your sweetheart than right now? Here at your hometown Gainesville new and used car Honda dealership, Honda Of Gainesville, we’re feeling the love during this special time of year and would like to help you decide where to take your husband, wife, or significant other out for a romantic night on the town.

The Gainesville dining scene continues to evolve and mature, so there are plenty of great spots for a romantic evening. We’ve selected some of the best nightspots in town for inclusion in our 2016 Gainesville Valentine’s Day Dining Guide.

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Manuel’s Vintage Room, 6 S. Main St.

This cozy Italian restaurant offers a delightful menu of Italian specialties, a private cellar stocked with exceptional wines, and an elegant, intimate atmosphere. Continue reading

Top 10 Honda TV Commercials Of 2015 From Honda of Gainesville

Not only is Honda at the forefront of automotive innovation, engineering, and technology, Honda also produces some of the world’s most fascinating, inventive, and unique TV commercials. Not only do these remarkably creative TV spots showcase new Honda automobiles, but they also go much further than that to embody Honda’s bold, daring, and inventive spirit. From the sublime and humorous to the surreal, we here at your hometown Gainesville, Florida Honda dealer, Honda of Gainesville, take a look back at 10 of Honda’s 2015 TV best.

2016 Honda Pilot Elite “Buddy Holly”

A family in their spacious and luxurious new 2016 Honda Pilot Elite SUV find a special musical groove all their own.

2016 Honda HR-V – Australia

The new 2016 Honda HR-V makes a memorable debut down under in this thrilling, surreal, and action-packed TV spot.

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10 Great Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Honda Lovers

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Is there a Honda lover on your holiday gift list? If so, then let your friends here at Honda of Gainesville, your hometown Gainesville Honda dealership, offer you some suggestions for terrific Honda-themed stocking stuffers. We put together this handy 2015 Honda Gift-Giving Guide that lets the Honda enthusiast in your family show off their Honda pride in style. Continue reading

Honda of Gainesville Unveils The All-New 2016 Honda Accord

Gainesville Honda, your hometown Gainesville Florida Honda dealership, proudly unveils the all-new 2016 Honda Accord.

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Setting The Standard. Again.

Honda once again sets the standard with a refreshed, reimagined, and improved flagship four-door sedan. This is an Accord for the 21st Century with modern design cues that give it a bold, contemporary flair. Slender available LED headlights frame either side of Honda’s signature “H” emblem. A sloping hood with expressive character lines hints at the powerful power plant underneath. Twin chrome-tipped exhausts, an integrated rear spoiler, and expressive new tail lights on the “Sport” model demonstrate that this is one Honda to be reckoned with.

It would be easy enough for us to sing the praises of this stunning new Honda. (After all, the Accord has made Car And Driver Magazine’s coveted “10Best Cars” list a record 29 times.) We think it is far more impressive to let others do the talking. Here are what some of the auto industry’s top writers, bloggers, and pundits are saying about the 2016 Accord. Frankly, their positive reaction is music to our ears. Continue reading

10 Mouth-Watering Southern-Style October Recipes

While in many parts of the country, the weather is turning colder, and there’s even snow on the ground in some places. But we Floridians are fortunate to live in the Sunshine State where it’s almost always sunny. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy the changing of the seasons.

What better way to celebrate the fall months than by dining on a delectable menu of delicious food? We are also blessed to live here in the South, and that means we can enjoy a cornucopia of savory Southern recipes. Dining “Southern Style” is just one of the many reasons we are the envy of the rest of the country.

As your hometown Honda dealership in Gainesville, Florida, we here at Honda of Gainesville are just about as fond of good eating as we are of our great selection of Hondas.

To help your fall dining experience a little easier, we searched cyberspace and discovered these mouth-watering recipes from Southern food expert Diana Rattray at AboutFood.com. These 10 Southern-style October dishes are sure to delight your family and friends; especially as the holiday season approaches. Continue reading

Gainesville Florida 2015 Labor Day Activity Guide

The lazy days of summer are quickly receding in our rearview mirrors. The upcoming change of seasons means cooler temperatures, kids going back to school, and the return of some of our favorite fall TV shows. However, all is not lost. We still have one glorious three-day Labor Day holiday to celebrate before we all settle into the regular routines of the fall.

So what, exactly, should we do with this last chance to have some fun? Fortunately, we live in an area filled with lots of possibilities. Gainesville has an abundance of natural wonders, interesting attractions, and things to do. Best of all, we’re not far away from many other nearby attractions. Of course, whether it’s just down the street or across the state, you’ll get there in style in a beautiful, well-equipped, and award-winning new 2015 Honda from Honda of Gainesville.

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To help you sort out your Labor Day Weekend activity plans, we here at Honda of Gainesville, your hometown Honda dealership in Gainesville, Florida, some suggestions for spending your Labor Day holiday right here at home. Or, if you have a desire to get out of town, we also have you covered.

So here’s our list of some of the great nearby Labor Day Weekend getaways you can experience in and around Gainesville and the surrounding area: Continue reading

4 Essential Products to Splurge on for College Students

Going to college is a monumental step in a young person’s life. It is not a transition to take lightly, and it is best to go in prepared. By now you know all of the basic school supplies you need (notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, etc.), but to truly be prepared for full-time college life you might need to spend some money on some less obvious school supplies.

For that reason, we here at Honda of Gainesville have created this list of important, less obvious back to school essentials that will help make your college experience as positive as possible.

Durable Backpack

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Often overlooked is the school supplies checklist, the backpack is by far the most versatile and often used tool in any college student’s arsenal. Whether you are carrying books to class, a laptop to the library, clothes for a weekend trip to an away game, or party favors to the fraternity houses, your backpack is constantly in use. For this reason, it is best not to skimp on a cheap, flimsy backpack. Continue reading