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2016 Honda Pilot Tops 2015 Auto Show Debuts!

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From coast to coast, auto shows can be found year-round. Already well into this season, Honda has had some pretty big revealings with it’s new 2016 Honda HR-V, available in our store now, and the newly redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot due out this summer. Editors at cars.com recently published an article listing their 2015 Top 10 Auto Show Winners. We are proud to say that the 2016 Honda Pilot was rated as number one by the editors at cars.com.

“The biggest success isn’t the clear family-focus inside, but the way Honda was able to maintain terrific visibility while totally reimagining the new Pilot’s exterior. Families will go nuts over the thoughtfulness of the interior and features like double cupholders in the rear doors and a flexible cargo area, if they’re not too busy watching one of the many electronic devices this SUV can support,” said David Thomas, managing editor.

Recently, Car and Driver featured an article about the 2016 Honda Pilot trim levels. The new Pilot will come in Honda’s five well known trim levels, the LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite. Starting at the base-model LX, this six-speed automatic with available all-wheel drive will be paired with a 3.5-liter SOHC V-6 with 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, according to caranddriver.com. Standard equipment includes: Blutetooth, a five-inch LCD in the dash and a 200-watt stereo with seven speakers and a sub. Stepping up to the EX, you can set your seat to your liking with the 10-way power driver’s seat. Also added is an eight-inch touch screen with SiriusXM and Pandora. The EX-model has advanced safety features that keep you and your family safe, including the new Honda Sensing Suite. Adding more features, the Pilot EX-L has a leather interior, power moonroof, power tailgate, one-touch power-folding second-row seats, four-way power passenger seat and heated front seats. You also have an option of an installed navigation with voice recognition and live traffic updates or an available rear-seat entertainment system.

2016 PilotLooking for more? The Pilot Touring offers Honda’s first nine-speed automatic vehicle, according to caranddriver.com. With 20” alloy wheels, Blu-Ray-capable rear-seat entertainment system, blue ambient interior lighting, a 540-watt stereo and body-color mirrors it will definitely be the coolest car in the neighborhood! Safety is not an option with this Touring. The Honda Sensing Suite is standard, along with auto stop-start technology. For those who want it all, the Pilot Elite is the top-of-the-line of all the trim levels. Standard luxuries include a panoramic roof, heated and ventilated front seats, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated second-row captain’s chairs and illuminated cup holders. Adding on to the standard safety features of the Touring, the Elite has auto-on LED headlights with auto high-beams, rain-seising wipers and blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic monitoring.

We cannot wait to get our first 2016 Honda Pilot on our lot! Keep your eyes peeled for it this summer, we will be the first to let you know through Facebook. For great deals, you can see our entire stock of New and Pre-Owned Pilots on our Website. Once the 2016 Honda Pilot arrives, stop in and ask for a test drive to see first-hand all the cool features.

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Consumer Reports: 5 Honda’s that will make the 200,000-mile mark

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With advances in powertrain technology, rust prevention, regular maintenance and more, vehicles are more reliable and durable than ever. Drivers can easily keep their vehicles longer without worry. According to consumerreports.org, motorists might not realize the long-term financial benefits of keeping a car for 200,000 miles. Their research shows that reaching that milestone (which would take the average motorist about 15 years) could result in savings of $30,000 or more. Recently, Consumer Reports has named their top 10 cars that will hit the 200,000-mile mark before needing to be traded in. We are proud to say that the Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, Honda Accord sedan, Honda CR-V and the Honda Civic made the list. That is a total of five out of the ten vehicles named and we are ecstatic!

13785 - 01Honda Odyssey

Honda’s best family vehicle, the Odyssey, gets you and your family where you need to go in no time. This versatile minivan seats up to 8 passengers, the second and third row seating has Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) and plenty of cargo space that can fit a whole lot of gear. Advanced safety features and easy handling makes the Honda Odyssey a great choice for any family.

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Another family favorite, the Honda Pilot, gives parents the edge on style with the much needed functionality. It’s spacious interior allows up to eight passengers and has fold down second and third row seating for more cargo space. A redesign of the Pilot will be arriving on our showfloor soon and we are confident that this new Pilot will be even better than the last.

14984 - 01Honda Accord (4-cyl.)

Known for it’s spacious interior, the Honda Accord is a go-to for anyone wanting a mid-size car. With great fuel economy, a reliable powertrain and easy handling, proper maintenance will surely make this vehicle last in the long run. Not to mention, advanced safety features eases the mind when driving.

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The 2015 redesign of the Honda CR-V has really made a lasting impression. This SUV is great for any adventure, available in all-wheel-drive, you can take it off-road or save on gas with it’s decent fuel economy when driving on the highway. Small families also love this vehicle because of the spacious interior and advanced safety features.

14801 - 01Honda Civic (non-hybrid, Si or GX)

The Honda Civic is known for its great gas mileage, compact design and reliability. We guarantee the Civic will get you to your destination while staying out of trouble. Standard features like Eco Assist(TM), Bluetooth(R) HandsFreeLink(R), Rearview Camera and more provide the driver with convince and safety all in one package.

Visit our Website for great deals on our Consumer Reports top named Honda’s. Also, stay up-to-date with us on Facebook, Twitter and see what we are pinning on Pinterest!

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Used Car of the Week – 2012 Honda Pilot EX-L

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**ONE-OWNER**, *** REMAINDER FACTORY WARRANTY ***, and *HONDA CERTIFIED*. Pilot EX-L RES and Entertainment system. 4WD!

If you are looking for a one-owner SUV, try this stunning 2012 Honda Pilot and rest assured knowing that the previous owner took fantastic care of it. It has only been gently used and has VERY low miles. They don’t come much fresher than this! Honda Certified Pre-Owned means you not only get the reassurance of a 12mo/12,000 mile limited warranty, but also up to a 7yr/100k mile powertrain warranty, a 182-point inspection/reconditioning.

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Memorial Day and 3rd Annual Hidalgo/Warner Golf Outing

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This Memorial Day, we would like to take the time to remember our fallen service men and women. In honor of our fallen, we will have a display of items from our past heroes set up on our showfloor. Our display will be set up on Monday, May 18th. We welcome you to stop by our dealership to view and remember our fallen heroes.

To honor service members, we are proud to present the 3rd Annual Memorial Golf Outing after two consecutive successful years. In July of 2014, Team Hidalgo/Warner joined with Wisconsin Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation (VFW) and raised $29,000 to benefit Fisher House Wisconsin. This year we will be raising money for Fisher House Wisconsin, Daren M. Hidalgo Memorial Fund and Richard D. Warner Memorial Fund.

Fisher House Wisconsin’s mission is to provide a “home away from home” for military and veteran families to be close to a loved one when hospitalized for illness, disease or injury. The Fisher House of Wisconsin is being built at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. The Daren M. Hidalgo Memorial Fund and the Richard D. Warner Memorial Fund have both provided scholarships to deserving high school students. They also have donated to numerous charities that support military families.

This outing will be located at the Western Lakes Golf Club in Pewaukee WI., Friday, July 24th, 2015. We invite everyone to sign up and play, rain or shine, this 18 hole scramble with cart has a golf registration limit to the first 144 paid golfers. Please fill out the required registration [Download Registration Here] and mail completed forms, items and fees to:

Team Hidalgo/Warner
W315 S1250 Glacier Pass
Delafield, WI 53018

Fees include $120/golfer or $450/foursome. Don’t golf? Join us for dinner and silent auction in the Banquet Hall for $30/person. Registration, silent auction, donations deadline is july 13, 2015. Please make all checks payable to Wisconsin VFW Foundation.

Sponsorships and corporate opportunities are available. All sponsorships include a promotional sign. Please email logo/layouts to teamhidalgoandwarner@gmail.com. Silent auction/prize/raffle donations are appreciated.

Sponsorship/corporate opportunities goes as followed:

  • Corporate Sponsor $5000
  • Putting Green $300
  • Par 3 Hole Sponsor $150
  • Tee Sponsor $100
  • Drink Ticket $250 – $500
  • Lunch $500 -$1,000
  • Dinner $500 – $2,000
  • Goody Bag Item
    (Promotional Item, Golf Tees, ETC)

The schedule for the day’s events goes as followed:

12:00 PM Registration and Lunch
12:45 PM Call to Golf Carts
1:00 PM Shot Gun Start (Putting green contest at turn)
6:00 PM Cocktails and Hors D’Oeuvres
7:00 PM Dinner in the Banquet Hall
7:30 PM Raffle and Silent Auction
9:00 PM Party

For more information about the golf outing, please contact:

Team Hidalgo/Warner
Phone: (262)271-7135
teamhidalgoandwarner@gmail.com

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Service Special – $20 Off Any Brake Service

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When you pull up to a stop light, do your brakes squeal like a meth-addicted dolphin? Do people cringe and scream and claw at their faces when you are driving on the road? Worry no more! Honda has trained greased up monkeys to crawl under your car to fix those breaks quickly and we’re passing the savings to YOU!

Print this page to use as your coupon!

Plus tax & shop fees. Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Valid only on Honda vehicles at Wilde Honda Waukesha. Other restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited. Offer ends 5/31/15.

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Used Car of the Week – 2013 Honda Civic EX

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1 OWNER LOCAL TRADE-IN.

Your quest for a gently used car is over. This handsome 2013 Honda Civic has only had one previous owner, with a great track record and a long life ahead of it. Honda Certified Pre-Owned means you not only get the reassurance of a 12mo/12,000 mile limited warranty, but also up to a 7yr/100k mile powertrain warranty, a 182-point inspection/reconditioning. This great Honda is one of the most sought after used vehicles on the market because it NEVER lets owners down.

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Employee Spotlight – May 2015 – Shae Stovell

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By Heather Porter

Every month we will be featuring one of our employee’s in our Employee Spotlight for a chance to get to know them a little better. This month the spotlight is on Shae Stovell. Shae is one of our Sales and Leasing Consultants.

The Scoop On …

  • Name: Shae Stephen Robert Stovell
  • Department: New Vehicle Sales
  • Length of time at WETH: just over a year.
  • Length of time in the automotive industry:  one year and a half.

My life by demographics…

  • My hometown is London, England
  • I currently reside in Lakes Mills, WI
  • My family consists of my me, myself and I!

Cars, cars, cars-everything cars…

  • My first car was a 2000 Lincoln Continental.
  • I currently drive a 2015 Honda Civic.
  • While I am driving, I listen to Electronic Music.
  • My favorite season to drive in is fall.
  • I have owned a Lincoln Continental, Nissan Maxima, Pontiac Sunfire and a Honda Civic.
  • My favorite vintage car is a Plymouth Prowler (not that vintage, but I love it!)

A few of my favorite things…

  • My favorite day of the week is Saturday.
  • My favorite movie is Superbad.
  • My favorite animal is a panda.
  • My favorite band is The Floozies
  • My favorite restaurant is Takumi Japanese Sushi (seriously, try it, it’s amazing!)
  • My favorite sport is Sales.
  • My favorite ice cream flavor is cookie dough.

What makes me tick…

  • My hobbies are music promotion, immersive gaming, making people laugh and giving management a hard time.
  • If I could have any super power, it would be unconditional love.
  • My favorite part of working at WETH is the staff! (and free car washes..)
  • If I could spend the day with one person (deceased or alive) I would choose Friedrich Nietzsche.
  • During my free time, I like to be a good friend and family member to the people around me! I also actively promote music shows and festivals around the Midwest. I love good books, great conversations and happy interactions with everyone I come across.
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Five Reasons You Should be Excited for the 2016 HRV

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1.) Easy to keep clean

With the mix of leather and hard plastic at the floorboards and often scuffed areas of other vehicles, the HRV was designed to withstand wear and tear by a more active driver. If properly maintained, the interior of this car will not only be easy to clean, but will last much longer than comparable vehicles.

2.) All Wheel Drive

It’s all wheel drive! Duh!

3.) Storage Compartments

Featuring small storage pockets lines throughout the vehicle, keeping a myriad of items in your car without losing them will be pretty easy. Inevitably you will fill up some of them with pennies and stale cheetos, but if you refer back to point 1, that can be resolved easily as well.

4.) Trunk Space

Alright, this is probably the biggest selling point of the car. With 23 Cubit Feet of volume behind the second row, and 59 behind the front seats, you can squeeze in a washer-dryer set in a pinch. This is enhanced by the rear seatbacks that can either folt flat to the ground or pull the cushions up for a deep bin for any wet items.

5.) Affordability

With an average MSRP of $19,000 base models will be within reach of a younger, more active crowd. Comparable models run considerably more expensive, which puts them out of reach.

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Oil Change Winner – Anand P. from Sun Prairie, WI

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Every month, our customers have a chance to win free oil changes for a year! To enter, write down your name, address, phone number and e-mail on an entry slip and place it in our round fishbowl located on our Cashier’s desk. At the end of each month, a winner is randomly selected. Winners are contacted by e-mail and have an entire year of free oil changes to look forward to. Next time you are in for a service or you are just passing by, stop in and sign up!

For the month of April, our winner is Anand P. from Sun Prairie, WI. Congratulations Anand!

We would like to congratulate our previous winners:

September 2013  Kelly R. Madison, WI
October 2013 Steven H. Stoughton, WI
November 2013 Craig T. Sun Prairie, WI
December 2013 Diane E. Stoughton, WI
January 2014 Judy B. Madison, WI
February 2014 Sue D. Madison, WI
March 2014 Andrew K.  Madison, WI
April 2014 Jim K. Sun Prairie, WI
May 2014 David L. Sun Prairie, WI
June 2014 Tony Z. Beaver Dam, WI
July 2014 Kelly S. Cottage Grove, WI
August 2014 Mark S. Sun Prairie, WI
September 2014  Cori V. Schaumburg, IL
October 2014 Linda A. Cottage Grove, WI
November 2014 Wendy N. Sun Prairie, WI
December 2014 Kally T. Deforest, WI
January 2015 Lisa F. Sun Prairie, WI
February 2015 Lisa S. Sun Prairie, WI
March 2015 Ron B. Madison, WI
April 2015 Anand P. Sun Prairie, WI

Congratulations once again to our winners! If you would like a chance to win free oil changes for a year, stop by our facility and fill out an entry form. Our Cashier’s desk is located right off our customer service waiting lounge.

Please visit our website and our Facebook page for more upcoming events and giveaways!

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Fast Fact – Honda Rearview Camera

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Welcome to our Fast Facts section at Wilde East Towne Honda, where we highlight interesting facts once a month.  This month, we are learning about Honda’s integrated rearview camera safety system.

The rearview camera safety system is available on many Honda vehicles and is becoming standard in 2015 and newer models. By having a rearview camera, the driver can see what is behind the vehicle when backing up. This comes in handy when parking or simply backing out of driveways or parking spaces. Some rearview cameras have more features than others, depending on the trim level of the Honda. There is the basic camera, showing what is behind you, there is a camera with guidelines helping guide you where to back up and there is a camera with dynamic guidelines, where it actually shows you the direction you are backing up when you turn the wheel. We recommend that you try one out yourself! Visit us today and test drive one of our Honda vehicles with a rearview camera to see how great this safety feature is.

There is good news for the future of rearview cameras. According to carfax.com, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approved a mandate to require all new vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds have a rearview camera by 2018. This ruling came after safety advocates sued the government to gain attention for the deaths caused every year by cars backing over people, especially children.

Continuing, carfax.com said a 2013 University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute study found that cars with rearview cameras have a much lower rate of backup crashes. The study said that about 292 people are killed and 18,000 injured in backup crashes every year, and that rearview cameras can reduce blind spots on a vehicle by about 90%.

Objects and inclement weather can block the camera. We recommend during inclement weather, to check the rearview camera before you drive off to make sure the lens isn’t obscured. Normal maintenance of the camera should include periodic wipe-downs to clear away accumulated grime. Remember, the rearview camera is to help with checking blind spots and should not be the only method used when backing up. Drivers should continue checking side and rearview mirrors and look over their shoulder to see what’s in back of them.

Ask one of our friendly Sales and Leasing Consultants for more information on Honda’s rearview camera safety system. Also, check out our Website for great deals on New and Pre-owned vehicles and visit us on Facebook!