When shopping for a new or used car, everyone has their own list of requirements – from brand and design to economy and safety,
and all those other things we think about in relation to our cars.At Swansway Group, as far as we’re concerned, Honda scores well in all of these.
The Japanese vehicle manufacturer has been designing and making market-leading car, motor bike and boat engines for nearly 70 years so they’ve had a lot of practice! We’ve identified (at least) seven great reasons you should be heading in the direction of your local Swansway Honda dealership for your next new or used car.
For the last 45 years, the Honda Civic has regularly appeared on the list of the world’s best selling cars, while the new Honda CR-V has been rated thebest-selling SUV of 2010-2018 so far. This isn’t just good news for Honda, it’s great news for British business too as the latest Honda Civic model is manufactured in Swindon!
> With a pedigree such as this, the Honda Civic should be on everyone’s must-try list.
The Honda Civic is one of the most recognisable cars anywhere in the world. Currently on its 10th generation, the Civic has a very modern design that is miles ahead of the older generation models. It looks fantastic and manages to be both cutting edge and widely appealing. It’s a design that works for young and old which is reflected in strong sales.
The engines available are reliable and frugal, the turbocharged 1.0-litre is great around town while the 1.5-litre delivers 180hp which is ideal for longer journeys.
Want something edgier? The Honda Civic Type R uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre VTEC engine to deliver excellent performance on the track and on the road.
Cost has a huge influence over buying decisions and not just for expensive items like cars. Both buying cost and running costs have to be taken into account when shopping for a new vehicle.
The Honda HR-V was assessed to have the slowest depreciation of any family crossover. So even once you have paid for and enjoyed your Honda, you still get value for money if you can bear to part with it.
The Honda HR-V is one of the original crossovers with a great design that offers a youthful exterior alongside timeless elegance. This is a small crossover with a deceptively spacious interior. It manages to combine the agility of a small car with the capacity of a crossover, and performs well as both.
The Honda HR-V is available in four trims and two engines, one petrol and one diesel. The petrol engine is a capable 1.5-litre VTEC that produces 128hp while the diesel is a DTEC four cylinder that generates 118hp. Both use a manual transmission. The petrol also has the option of Honda’s very slick automatic gearbox.
If that wasn’t reason enough to consider a Honda, maybe the fact that the Japanese manufacturer is regularly voted one of the most reliable car manufacturers when it comes to frequency of problems and availability/cost of repairs.
Reliability isn’t just about saving money on servicing and repair. It’s also about peace of mind. Knowing that your car will work when you need it most and won’t leave you stranded on the side of the road awaiting recovery with 3 kids, a dog and no umbrella! While there is definitely a financial element to reliability, it is much more about confidence. That is something every Honda model has in bucketfuls.
Throughout the Honda range, you’ll never need to sacrifice style for reliability. With the Honda Civic Hatchback, for example, a sporty, sculptured design with bold lightsand colour-coded rear spoiler provides a dynamic, racy look.
The engine options available at Swansway Group – 1-litre petrol and 1.5-litre petrol – provide great economy with the 1.0 129ps VTEC Turbo S and SE beating the bunch to a combined MPG of 60.1 (automatic) and 58.9 (manual). Emissions are low too, typically experiencing 110 g/km with manual transmissions and 106 g/km with the automatic alternatives.
Some car manufacturers create models to fit every conceivable use. Saloon, hatchback, crossovers, crossovers for families, crossovers especially for dog owners, and so on. Honda went another way, creating models that could be tailored to your exact needs.
Each Honda is created to be as flexible as possible without compromising its primary goal. Seats fold down flat, rear or passenger access is generous and there is a trim or model to suit just about every need and taste. From Honda Connect for technology to ‘Magic Seats’ for space.Hondas tick all of the boxes.
You don’t need to buy a car specific to a function.
You just need to buy a Honda that really can be all things to all people.
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