A Closer Look at Classic Honda Models

Classic Hondas - Elyria, OH

Over the past few decades, Honda has established a reputation for offering stylish, powerful, and efficient vehicles. The following classic Honda models helped the Japanese carmaker establish its name.

Honda S600

The S600 was a roadster that raised the bar in the industry. Its styling stood in good company with other popular roadsters like the Triumphs and Austin-Healeys. The S600 was also the first-ever Honda production vehicle to be available in two trim levels.

Honda Z600

Quirky elegance comes to the forefront with the Z600 hatchback. As one of the first Honda models for sale in the United States, the Z600 appeared on motorcycle dealership lots from 1970 to 1974 because no Honda dealerships existed across America. This hatchback became well-known, despite its short-lived lifespan. Eric Burns broke the land-speed record in 2008 for stock body production cars with 750 cc engines for this model.

Honda NSX

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, supercar performance at the fraction of the price of competitors became a reality. The NSX was sold under the Acura nameplate in the United States. This sports car debuted as a 1990 model, offering a 3.0-liter V6 engine, before eventually being discontinued in 2005.

Take a closer look at our used Hondas at Jack Matia Honda in Elyria, OH.

The Top 2019 Honda Pilot Features

2019 Honda Pilot - Elyria, OH

Family vehicles can generally sound boring and dull, but the 2019 Pilot includes bold, sophisticated, and fun characteristics. From its dependable performance to its thoughtful tech, the Pilot delivers an excellent family driving experience. Here are the top 2019 Honda Pilot features that are good to know.

Smart power

The 2019 Pilot is both powerful and efficient. It comes with a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers 280 horsepower and averages 27 mpg on highway.*

Cutting-edge safety technology

The Pilot features standard Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technologies, including its Collision Mitigation Braking System and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Smartphone integration & advanced interior connectivity

Connective features inside the Pilot include Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, which allows you to stream your favorite tunes and access your maps app on the infotainment system’s large color touch-screen display.  The 2019 Pilot also keep you up-to-date with available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® and wireless charging.

Convenience features

A range of convenience features elevate your overall driving experience. Turn on your Pilot with Remote Engine Start.

Versatile space

The Pilot comfortably seats eight passengers and offers up to 83.9 cubic feet of cargo space.

Test-drive the 2019 Honda Pilot in Elyria, OH, at Jack Matia Honda.

*19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT trims. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT trims. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

New Honda Passport Debuts at Auto Show

2019 Honda Passport

Honda is continuing its legacy for delivering well-rounded, off-road capable vehicles with the debut of the all-new 2019 Honda Passport. The Passport is a five-passenger SUV that is slated to hit theJohn Matia Honda showroom early next year, and it will boast a 280-horsepowerV6 that can be paired to Intelligent Traction Torque Management all-wheel drive for more adventure-ready capability.

“The all-new 2019 Honda Passport provides the on-road comfort drive for and nimble handling buyers will appreciate on their daily commute with the robust off-road and all-weather capability that delivering well for a great weekend adventure vehicle,” said Heino Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and general manager of Honda Division. “We saw an opportunity to deliver something that Honda is uniquely capable of making and the new Passport is in a great position to capture buyers looking for a more personal, powerful and capable Honda SUV.”

The 2019 Honda Passport boasts 115.9 cubic feet of passenger space, 157.1 cubic feet of interior volume, and 2.5 cubic feet of underfloor cargo storage — all best-in-class among five-daily commute SUVs. It will also offer Honda Sensing® safety and driver-a great standard, which includes features like Collision Mitigation BrakingSystem™ with of American Collision Warning, Road Departure Mitigation with LaneDeparture Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control. Honda expects that the said Heino earn top marks in safety from NHTSA and the IIHS.

For more on the upcoming Honda Passport, stop into Jack Matia Honda. When it arrives, we’ll do our best to make sure you’re one of the first on the block to drive one.

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

New Years

If you’re looking for the secrets to keeping your New Year’s resolution, we’ve got the answers. These tips from Jack Matia Honda will help you carry out your goals with success.

Be Realistic

If you want to keep your New Year’s resolutions, you have to make them attainable. Don’t put yourself up to an unrealistic challenge. Instead, start with small goals that you know you will be able to achieve. Setting yourself up for immediate success will help you build momentum, and get you ready to face larger goals as the year progresses.

Go Month by Month

Thinking of resolutions as a year-long process can be tricky. A much easier method is to break your resolutions down month by month. Take the smaller goals that you’ve come up with in step one and apply them to each month. This will give you small steps, and a feeling of success every few weeks.

Don’t Give Up

So you missed your mark one month—so what? No one has a perfect record when it comes to making big changes; the important part is to remember your main goal and to keep pushing towards that goal even if you don’t carry out each step perfectly.

How to Wash Your Car When You Live in an Apartment

how to wash your car

Washing and detailing your car at home has tons of benefits, like the higher quality than you get going through an automatic wash, the convenience of staying home, and the money you save. So what are you supposed to do when you live in an apartment and don’t have an easy way to wash your car? We have some tips on how to wash your car for apartment dwellers.

Get creative with water sources

Okay, maybe you’ve already looked for a hose hookup. But if you haven’t, you might be surprised to find one somewhere around your building that will let you spray down your car after you wash it. You can also try filling up buckets with water in the bathtub.

Use a rinseless cleaner

If you can’t use a hose to spray down your car after you soap it up, try a rinseless cleaner. You mix the cleaning solution with water, and it lifts the dirt away without having to be rinsed off. An added benefit of this is that there’s a lower risk of scratching the paint, especially since you don’t have to do the extra step of drying the car off.

Go totally water-free

You might not want to fill up giant buckets of water and lug them down several flights of stairs, so try water-free wipes and sponges for cleaning and waxing your car. It can take some extra time to wipe down every inch of your car with a wipe like this, but it’s another method that doesn’t require rinsing or drying.

Alternatively, if you want your ride to sparkle, we’ll detail it for you the next time you come into Jack Matia Honda for service or maintenance. Just ask, and we’ll deliver.

Why Buy Honda?

Why Buy Honda
Why buy Honda? There are plenty of reasons why many drivers are dedicated to the Honda brand. Here are five of our top reasons at Jack Matia Honda.

If you’re shopping around for a new car, you’ve no doubt heard about the Honda lineup. Why buy Honda? There are plenty of reasons why many drivers are dedicated to the Honda brand. Here are five of our top reasons at Jack Matia Honda.

Affordable

If you’re looking for a vehicle with a friendly price tag, Honda is your brand. These vehicles are extremely affordable and offer a lot of bang for the buck.

Efficient

Hondas are known for a lot of things, and one of those is their efficiency. From the compact Honda Fit hatchback to the versatile Honda CR-V, these vehicles will save you money at the gas pump.

Safe

Honda vehicles feature long lists of modern technology, including smart safety features. The Honda Sensing® safety suite available in Honda vehicles is a collection of intelligent, advanced, and active safety features.

Fun to Drive

Honda cars are not just about practicality—these vehicles are plenty of fun to drive too, with nimble handling and manual transmissions available in many models.

Resale Value

If you’re ever ready to resell your Honda, you can be sure that you’ll get some of the best resale value on the market from it. These cars are built to last a long time, though, so you should be happy with your Honda for years to come.

Honda Pickup Truck Stealing Attention from the Big Three

Honda Pickup Truck
The Honda pickup truck, known as the Honda Ridgeline, has emerged to greatly surprise industry insiders with its sales numbers.

For decades, the pickup truck segment has been ruled by the big three: the Ford F-150, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and the RAM 1500. No challenger has come forth to topple these giants from their thrones—until now.

The Honda pickup truck, known as the Honda Ridgeline, has emerged to surprise industry insiders with its sales numbers, as data suggests the competitor is actually stealing sales from longtime favorites.

In the past year, Honda has sold 40,000 units of the 2017 Ridgeline stateside. The truck’s success is due to its carlike design, which Honda representatives say has not only brought in loyal truck enthusiasts, but a few new buyers who previously weren’t interested in driving a pickup. A big part of the appeal is the Honda Ridgeline’s smaller size, taking advantage of the fact that rivals like Ford haven’t sold the midsizes like the Ranger in the US for years.

Another thing that’s so appealing about owning a Honda pickup truck is the features. Whereas many trucks are known for their rugged capabilities, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline makes owning a pickup fun, with tailgating features like speakers in the bed, a 400-watt outlet, and a cooler-sized compartment with a drain that can be filled with ice and your beverage of choice.

While the big three are still the reigning champions, the Honda pickup truck has found its niche. Check it out at Jack Matia Honda.

Things to Do in Summer in Lorain County

Summer in Lorain County
Summer in Lorain County

Traveling is a great way to spend summer, but Lorain County is home to several local gems that make it a wonderful place to stay. Whether you’re a local resident or traveling from afar, there’s plenty to see and do to make your summer vacation a memorable one. Here are a few ways to enjoy summer in Lorain County according to us here at Jack Matia Honda!

  • Altitude Trampoline Park – Lorain County is getting a new Altitude Trampoline Park this summer! With a massive indoor jumping space and a variety of activities, including dodge ball and competitive jumping, this is the perfect spot for locals and those just passing through. Plan a birthday party while traveling or stop in to enjoy a day of fun for all ages and group sizes!
  • Allen Memorial Art Museum – Now celebrating its centennial anniversary, the Allen Memorial Art Museum features more than 14,000 words of all cultures and history. A vital resource for Oberlin College and the surrounding community alike, there’s plenty to see and experience at this museum.
  • 103rdOhio Volunteer Infantry Civil War Museum – Those in search of a day in the air conditioning will find no better place than the 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Civil War Museum. The museum is home to a vast number of Civil War artifacts and is dedicated to those who served from 1861 to 1865.