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The Honda Insight is dead

But you already knew that. You knew that the moment Honda showed off the new Insight. It was ugly like a Prius, but didn’t get nearly as good gas mileage. Finally, Honda realized what you knew all along. The introduction of the super cheap and super thrifty Prius C surely didn’t help the Insight’s cause. […]

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Honda Ridgeline is dead

Officially, Honda is only canning the unloved Ridgeline for two years1, with plans to resurrect it in 2016. Given the poor sales and tightening fuel economy standards, I can’t see a business case for bringing back the Ridgeline. Yes, I know that Ridgeline sales has technically been up this year, but they’re still terrible. Honda […]

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2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid

If the car of your dreams is a $40,000 Honda Accord that can go a whopping 13 miles on a single charge, then boy, does Honda have a car for you. Technically, you’ll have to pony up $40,760 to get in on that 13 miles of range fun. That’s before the federal tax credit, though, […]

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Big Plans for the Honda Fit

The president of Honda, Takanobu Ito, has big plans for the Fit. He is expecting to see nearly a tripling in Fit sales over the next four years. In 2011, Honda moved 64,177 Fits, and Ito wants to see that number up over 200,000. That’s a lofty goal, to be sure. The Fit is nice, […]

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Jalopnik calls out Ferrari

Ferrari apparently claimed that they were the first to have a road car that could hit 9,000 RPM’s without exploding. Jalopnik, ever vigilant, had to put Ferrari in it’s place. We hate to break it to you Ferrari, but Honda beat you to it with the S2000. By over 12 years. Yea, there’s that. Not […]

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Honda to build Fit in Mexico

Since it was introduced here in the US, the Honda Fit has been imported from Japan. That will change in 2014, however. Honda has started construction of a new plant in Mexico, where they plan to bring Fit production. The plant, to be built in Celaya, is expected to cost about $800 million. Annual capacity […]

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Honda recalls CR-V and Pilot

Honda has issued a recall for a half million1 CR-V’s and Pilots. Affected CR-V’s are from the 2002-2004 model years, and affected Pilots are from 2003. There is a potential flaw in the headlight switch wiring. In some cases, the low beam headlights could fail. So far, no harm, no foul. No accidents have been […]

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2013 Honda Fit EV

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The Honda Fit has long been a popular choice in the subcompact world. It offers flexible seating, decent styling, reasonable-ish pricing, good fuel economy, and respectable performance. It doesn’t excel in any one area, but it’s a pretty balanced competitor. Honda decided to ratchet up the fuel economy part in a big way – by […]

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