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The Honda Civic

Is this the Last civic we will see?

For more than 40 years, the Honda Civic has been a popular car among drivers from around the world due to its reliability, affordability and features. There has been a lot of different models from four-door saloons to three door hatchbacks, cheap runabouts and loved performance cars. To celebrate this, we have decided to write an article on the complete history of the Honda Civic and how it become such a motoring icon. Before the Civic, things like front-wheel drive, reliability and performance just didn’t go together. The Civic showed the world that front-wheel drive cars could be fun and that Japanese cars weren’t just reliable, fuel-efficient cheap runabouts. The Civic has completely changed over the years and with well over 20 million units sold, it is one of the most popular cars of all time. It is one of the longest running nameplates in automotive history and shows no signs of slowing down.

Honda in the 1960’s was vastly different to what it is today. The company was well known for its motorcycles, but many of its cars received lukewarm reception and competition was fierce. Honda even considered pulling out of the car market in the early 1970s, but the launch of the Civic in 1972 changed all of that. Thanks to the Civic’s reliability, low price and fuel economy in an era of rising fuel prices, it was an instant success. Honda’s CVCC technology helped make the car affordable and it did not need an expensive catalytic converter to meet 1970s and early 80s emissions standards. The CRX Si, which was introduced in 1985 was the real powerhouse of the fleet. It came with a 91 horsepower, 1.5-litre engine and Honda kept the weight to a minimum by using   parts like plastic bumpers. The powerful engine combined with a lightweight body meant that the Si was the fastest Civic yet. It could hit 60mph in under 9 seconds and was a corner monster thanks to its 185/60R14 high-performance tyres.For those looking for savings at the pump, Honda introduced a high fuel economy CRX that replaced the 1.3-litre CRX. The CRX HF was fitted with an eight-valve version of the 1.5-litre engine and could reach gas mileage as good as many hybrid vehicles that appeared two decades later.

More to follow in our next post.

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Ideas for Cutting Car Insurance Costs

Due to the litigious nature of our Insurance and the increasing prices of vehicles, car insurance rates are on the rise across the country. The bad news is that insurance isn’t likely to come down in price anytime soon. The good news is that there are things you can do to minimise increases or reduce the burden on your wallet.

Probably a little more expensive to insure!

How to lower car Insurance.

One of the ways to lower car insurance is through a discount bulk rate for insuring several vehicles and drivers at once.Lower car insurance rates may also be available if you have other insurance policies with the same company. Maintaining a safe driving record is key to getting lower car insurance rates. If you obtain a quote from an auto insurance company to insure a single vehicle, you might end up with a higher quote per vehicle than if you inquired about insuring several drivers or vehicles with that company. Insurance companies will offer what amounts to a bulk rate because they want your business. Under some circumstances they are willing to give you a deal if it means you’ll bring in more of it. Ask your insurance agent to see if you qualify. Generally speaking, the more business you bring the low the cost should be.

If one of your drivers is a teen, you can expect to pay more to insure them. However, if your child’s grades are a B average or above or if they rank in the top 20% of the class, you may be able to get a student discount.which generally lasts until your child turns 25. These discounts can range from as little as 1% to as much as 33%(this may only apply in other countries), so be sure to show proof to your insurance broker that your teen is a good student. Incidentally, some companies may also provide an auto insurance discount if you maintain other policies with the firm, such as homeowners insurance. Allstate, for example, offers a 10% car insurance discount and a 25% homeowners insurance discount when you bundle them together, so check to see if such discounts are available and applicable.

Take a Defensive Driving Course

Sometimes insurance companies will provide a discount for those who complete an approved defensive driving course. Drivers may also be able to reduce the number of points they have on their licenses by taking a defensive driving, accident prevention, or other course.

Make sure to ask your Broker/insurance company about this discount before you sign up for a class. After all, it’s important that the effort being expended and the cost of the course translate into a big enough insurance savings. It’s also important that the driver sign up for an accredited course.

Low Group Insurance

Any Probably the easiest way to lower your Insurance is to buy a car with a low Instance group.