Finally, A V-6 TSX
Scheduled to go on sale this summer, the 2010 TSX V-6 will be equipped with a 280 HP, 3.5-liter engine. That's 79 more horsepower than the already impressive 2.4-liter engine all U.S.-bound TSXs have. The TSX will share J-series engines with the non-AWD TL, and will feature exclusive, V-6-only suspension tuning, larger diameter wheels, and a few other enhancements. Though it was speculated earlier this year that Honda would introduce its first four-cylinder diesel in the U.S. in 2009, plans have been put on hold for the TSX's overhaul due to an inability to meet strict U.S. emissions standards. So for now, keep an eye out for the V-6.
5 Tips To A Quicker Sale
* Expect Low-Ballers: You'll encounter them on every forum. Gauge the market and set your price slightly higher with an "or best offer" option to appease the hagglers.
* Show The Goods: Pictures are worth a thousand words. Post clear and well-lit pics and you're bound to get more hits than the other guy.
* Be Honest: Fess up about any imperfections from the get go or you might end up as "that guy" in the classifieds who's got the reputation for selling flawed goods.
* Box It Up: Many sellers wait for the transaction to be completed to look for a box and packing materials. Box things up before you post the ad; you'll be one step ahead and earn the reputation of a quick shipper.
* Stay Active: Nothing's worse than finding something you'd love to buy but the seller can't be contacted. Check private messages and e-mails daily and keep an eye on your thread for offers and questions.
Honda Looks To The Stars For PromotionAmerican celebrities making cameos for overseas companies is nothing new. But did you know that Honda's hired some of the most popular American entertainers to promote its cars? It has.
George Clooney and the Odyssey: Dressed in an all-black suit and looking debonair, though it's just him parking the car, getting a parking permit, and smirking as much as usual.
Ray Charles and the Miracle Civic: The late, great Ray Charles rides in silver Ferio with famous Japanese actress/singer Yasuko Matsuyuki.
Leonardo Dicaprio and the Miracle Civic: Weird, even by Japanese commercial standards, Leo and Japanese girlfriend drive their hatchback through the desert while yelling, "It's a miracle!"
Brad Pitt and the Integra Nottegra: Brad rushes to meet his girlfriend and opts for his quirky "Integra Nottegra Honda" T-shirt (unfortunately there's no Angelina in sight).
Michael J. Fox and the Integra: From 1989, Fox jumps, does some flips, and then drives a four-door Integra with a "DOHC VTEC" logo on the screen. We just like the way he puts a Japanese accent on the word "Integra."
Jody Foster and the EG and Ferio Civics: A young Jody Foster snaps pictures of a passing EG and Ferio as the words "VTEC Engine Formation" pass by. She's starred in several other Civic commercials.
Don't believe these exist? YouTube them for proof.
20 Million And CountingHonda produced its 20 millionth automobile in North America according to newly released production totals. It all started when the company began local automobile production in 1982 at the Marysville, Ohio plant. Consistent with its commitment to produce products close to the customer, more than 77 percent of all Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2008 were produced in North America--a total of 1,421,427 units. Eleven different models are produced exclusively in North America and include the Accord coupe, Civic coupe and Si, Civic GX natural gas vehicle, Odyssey, Pilot, Element and Ridgeline, as well as the Acura TL, MDX, RDX and CSX.