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New Honda Smart Home is Where the Green Heart is

When you think of Honda and Davis, CA, most people instantly think of us, University Honda. However, our dealership isn't the town's sole tie to the auto brand anymore, as our local University of California, Davis is teaming up with Honda to build a "zero net energy" concept home, which will produce more energy than it actually consumes.

From the brand that brought you green cars like the Fit and the Civic Hybrid…

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Green Means Go: Honda Models Get HOV Access

Are you Sacramento drivers up to here with the California traffic? Have you even daydreamed about those wide open spaces over in the carpool lanes? University Honda feels you. So you'll probably be just as excited as us to hear four new Honda models are qualified to pass through the high-occupancy (HOV) lanes, with or without passengers.

The vehicles that got the thumbs-up for carpool lanes didn't earn clearance because of their stylish…

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Win a New Honda Civic

What would you say, if we told you, you could win a new 2012 Honda Civic Si. You'd be totally psyched, right? The Civic is, after all, an award-winning car valued at over $20,000.

Well, you can win a new Civic Si. And, University Honda is going to tell how: via the Honda Civic Austin City Limits Giveaway.  Open through September 18, the sweepstakes permits one entry per person.

Three Ways to Enter…

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Tweaking the Honda Fit

University Honda in Sacramento recommends checking out the Honda model that has been a best seller across the globe. From Japan to nations across Europe and the United States, Honda Fit is the company's top selling vehicle in its class.

The 2012 Fit, which hits dealerships this year, will receive updates to both its interior and exterior, though you'll have to look pretty hard to figure out what's different from previous versions…

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Natural-Gas-Powered Honda Civic Continues to Get Special Treatment in Cali...For Now

The days when yellow-stickered partial-hybrid vehicles were allowed to travel with a single passenger on designated HOV areas of California state highways are over. As of July 1, yellow-sticker vehicles must meet a higher passenger quota to gain access to these highly coveted driving zones. Luckily, super-ultralow-emission vehicles, such as the natural-gas-powered Honda Civic, get a different white-colored sticker. And, all cars, including the Honda NGV, will continue to have single-passenger access to HOV areas…

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CR-Z Hybrid RR Concept

Do you know Honda makes hybrids? If not, don't worry. A lot of drivers, even Honda enthusiasts, don't. But, it's definitely something to be aware of, especially given today's steep gas prices.

There is, of course, the Insight - Honda's first hybrid vehicle, which launched in 2000. There is also a hybrid variant of the Honda Civic, which launched in 2003. The hybrid we want to focus on here, however, is…

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Honda Commits to 30-Percent Cut in Carbon Emissions

Honda has long been committed to the environment and safety and health of its drivers. In fact, it was back in the late '60s when Honda engineers first started reading about the toll pollution has on younger generations worldwide. The reports weren't pretty. Rather, they were quite terrifying.

In 1969, Honda founder, Soichiro Honda, decided to discontinue the company's participation in Formula One Racing so that they could dedicated all of their time…

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2012 Honda Civic EX-L

Available for a test drive soon at University Honda in Sacramento, CA, the Honda Civic EX-L adds some interesting features to the base model.

It's a little more aerodynamic than before, but there is no mistaking the Civic. One of the Japanese auto maker's best selling cars of all time has been slightly redesigned for 2012. In the end, we know it's a Civic, and it will never disappoint.

With their DX…

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Honda Odyssey Earns "Ultimate Minivan" Designation

In their first-ever Ultimate Minivan Shootout,, an online resource for new and used car buyers, recently assessed six redesigned 2011 minivans priced at under $45,000. Together with USA Today, Motorweek, and an Atlanta-area family of five, put all of the contending minivans head to head in a series of rigorous challenges. The evaluation lasted a total of three days.

The first day comprised of a 175-mile stretch of highway driving…

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Honda Named Greenest Car Maker

Honda profits jumped to huge numbers during 2011, but the Japanese auto maker has received another great honor - Greenest Auto Maker. This isn't the first time Honda received the award, in fact this is the 5th straight year Honda has become Greenest Automaker. The 2011 Honda Civic GX, fueled by compressed natural gas, was also named Greenest Vehicles of 2011 by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.1

The Honda Civic Hybrid…

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