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Share Your High Mileage Honda To See An IndyCar Race

Are you a proud owner of a Honda vehicle? Has your Honda turned over 200, 300 or even 400 thousand miles? Honda wants to hear from you on Facebook and each person that shares their story gets a changes to win V.I.P. admission to the Mid-Ohio IndyCar race on August 7th.

For those of you who aren't Honda Facebook fans, we'll share some of the details with you here. But, consider this just one more good reason to "friend" Honda on Facebook...You'll find they host promotions like this all the time.

The reason…

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Million Mile Joe

Have you ever wondered if an automobile could make it over a million miles? Here at Barber Honda we wonder that every day and finally our question was answered. In 1996, "Million-Mile" Joe bought a used Honda Accord with 76,000 miles on it. He drove the car approximately 4,700 miles per month, averaging per quarter about what the average American driver does per year (13,500). He drove the car a million miles...maybe more.

Think this sounds like a nice Honda myth? It's actually a true story.

"Million-Mile" Joe (Joe LoCicero), from Norway Maine really has…

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Honda Odyssey Earns "Ultimate Minivan" Title

A lot of automakers have revamped their minivans for the 2011 model year. In seeing the competition mount, decided to host an all-new Ultimate Minivan Shootout.

For those of you not familiar with the company, is a reputable online resource for new and used car buyers. For the Ultimate Minivan Shootout, they enlisted USA Today, Motorweek, and an Atlanta-area family of five to carefully scrutinize six updated 2011 minivans.

In total, the series of head-to-head Shootout contests, lasted the course of three days. The 2011 Honda Odyssey ranked first in terms of fuel economy at the…

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Honda Provides a Little Insight into Future Lineup From Head of R&D

The head of R&D at Honda, Kotaro Shige, is quite the dynamic man. He is by no means, the stoic suit, people who have worked for large corporations might expect. An integral part of the Honda team since the late '70s, he has, in fact, been referred to as Honda's 'Rock-Star Exec' and 'the Jimmy Page of Japan's auto industry', by Motor Trend magazine.

While you might think Motor Trend was just being complimentary to Shige, there's actually quite a bit of truth to the comparisons. For example, in his teens Shige played in a band…

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Honda Civic Si Receives Larger Engine

The all new Honda Civic is back with its two-door Civic Si sports variant.


Unveiled at the 2011 New York International Auto Show, this high-performance Si borrows a muscle-car trick to boost its performance. Si implements a 2.4-liter four cylinder engine, which one could call a "2.4 a big block" as the hot rodders would say.


It's similar to what General Motors did over 45 years ago when it placed a full-sized car engine into its mid-size Pontiac Tempest. This began the GTO and 1960's muscle-car movement.


Civic Si produces 201 horsepower, making it the most…

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