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Buying "American" Could Mean Buying Foreign

In a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive, 75 percent of those surveyed considered a product American if it was manufactured in the U.S. In the same survey released last week, 15 percent of those surveyed also named Ford as the most American company. "What many consumers don't know is that companies very traditionally seen as American, from GE to John Deere to Levi Strauss, outsource varying portions of their operations overseas, so it takes a lot of ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Toyota, General Motors

Honda Voluntarily Recalls CR-V, Pilot for Faulty Headlight Wiring

Honda is voluntarily recalling CR-V crossovers from model years 2002 through 2004 and model-year 2003 Pilot SUVs over a potential defect in the headlight wiring system. About 554,000 Honda vehicles in the U.S. are affected by the voluntary recall. “The faulty wiring could cause the low-beam headlights to fail, increasing the risk of a crash,” writes Cars.com. Honda says in a statement that it is unaware that any crashes or injuries related to this issue have been ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Honda Pilot, Honda, Model News, 2012 Honda CR V

Increasing Number of Car Shoppers Buying American

More car shoppers are buying or are more strongly considering buying American brand cars, according to the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Avoider Study. This study “examines the reasons consumers fail to consider—or avoid—particular models when shopping for a new vehicle,” according to J.D. Power. The study finds that “the percentage of buyers who avoided import models because of their origin has increased to 14 percent in 2012—the highest level since the inception of the ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, Sales Trends, BMW, Ford, Honda, Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Volkswagen, GM

Honda Civic Refresh to Come Sooner Than Expected

Honda executives have stated that the automaker is working on the Honda Civic’s first refresh already, in order to address reviewer criticism and jump start sluggish sales. The 2012 Honda Civic has been on sale since April 2011, and the automotive press is reporting that the 2013 model will see upgrades. "Honda is scrambling to revamp its Civic just eight months after a new version hit showrooms, and critics say it's an admission that the compact car fell ... continue reading»

Tags: Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Honda, Model News, 2012 Honda Civic

2012 Honda CR-V Now on Sale

The 2012 Honda CR-V, which underwent a redesign for the 2012 model year, went on sale at Honda dealerships nationwide Thursday. Honda says in a press release that the 2012 CR-V will start at $22,295 for the base LX model with two-wheel drive and $28,295 for the fully-loaded EX-L trim with all-wheel drive, plus $810 for handling and destination. The price of the base CR-V has increased by $400 compared with the 2011 model, while EX-L AWD trims ... continue reading»

Tags: New Cars, Model Updates, Honda, Affordable Compact SUVs, Model News, 2012 Honda CR V

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