Thursday, October 8th, 2020
Is Honda changing the Ridgeline for the 2021 model year?
Pickup trucks routinely rank among the most popular vehicle platforms sold in the United States each year. Since the Honda Ridgeline returned to the automaker’s roster for the 2017 model year, independent reviews and owners have marveled at the midsize pickup truck’s smooth handling and efficient capability – now is the time for some upgrades. So, is Honda changing the Ridgeline for the 2021 model year? According to a recent information release from our manufacturing partner, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline will feature a ‘bold redesign’ when it arrives at dealerships during the Spring of 2021. We haven’t learned all of the details about what the 2021 Ridgeline will have to offer, but we’ll share what we know right now. Let’s take a look at what Honda will be sent to the Meridian Honda showroom. (more…)
Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
Is Honda canceling the Honda Fit hatchback?
As an automaker, Honda is able to stay ahead of changing customer needs because of its extensive and diverse inventory. Sometimes meeting customer demands means saying goodbye to a member of the team. So, is Honda canceling the Honda Fit hatchback? According to an article posted to CarandDriver.com, by Joey Capparella on July 17, yes, they are. At least for the American market. The Honda Fit platform debuted for the 2007 model year and has won several ‘Best Of’ awards for its convenient flexibility, engaging handling profile. However, the time has come to move on. The automaker already has plans in the works to fill this gap. Let’s take a look at what a future Honda lineup will look like without it the Fit. (more…)
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
Best Advice for Buying or Leasing a New Vehicle
Everyone at Meridian Honda has worked very hard to make the process of buying or leasing a car, truck or crossover SUV as simple as possible. However, we also understand that there is a lot on the line with a purchase of this size and it’s totally normal to be at least a little nervous. In an effort to continually help our newest customers find the best advice for buying or leasing a new vehicle, a team of Meridian Honda product and financing experts found these very helpful videos. Spending a few minutes watching them will help people know where they stand, where they need to go next and what questions to ask first. If there is anything we can do to help you throughout this process, even if you choose not to buy from us, please reach out to a Meridian Honda representative today. (more…)
Honda Military Appreciation and Certified Pre-Owned Program Videos
We are rapidly approaching Independence Day 2020. While your usual Fourth of July plans may have been interrupted by the global viral pandemic, our manufacturing partner is still finding some ways to honor those who have served our country as well as more qualified buyers in our area. These Honda military appreciation and certified pre-owned program videos should provide a good idea of what prospective Meridian Honda customers can expect. If you have any questions about the various ownership programs or sales incentives available at the dealership, please give one of our product experts a call today. Also, be sure to ask us about our door-to-door services that have been implemented by our team to keep customers and staff safe from COVID-19. (more…)
What happens if I’m late with a car payment?
The COVID-19 crisis has hurt a lot of people in a lot of ways. Even if you’ve been fortunate enough to not to have lost a family member to the disease, you might have had to go without a paycheck for at least a little while. A hard realization of life is that bills don’t go away just because people have fallen on hard times. If you’ve been wrestling with the question, ‘What happens if I’m late with a car payment,’ the financial team at Meridian Honda wanted to help shed some light on the subject. We can’t promise we’ll have an answer that you want to hear, but sometimes knowing more about the problems we’re facing can be helpful. Let’s see what our team found. (more…)
When do I schedule a Honda lease-end inspection?
There is no way we could undersell the value found in leasing a Honda vehicle. The automaker’s financial services arm has really done an excellent job ensuring that the entire process is as customer-friendly and convenient as possible. However, it’s not uncommon for people to get confused about how to go about getting ready to finish their lease contract. If you’re wondering, ‘When do I schedule a Honda lease-end inspection,’ a few Meridian Honda product experts got together to compile this handy guide. According to some information released by Honda Financial Services, lease holders should schedule their inspection at least 60 days before the contract is completed. Let’s take a look at some other helpful information. (more…)
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
Can I buy a car online in Meridian, MS?
The continued threat of COVID-19 has forced everyone to rethink the way the approach almost every transaction. Meridian Honda remains open for both sales and service. The service side of the operation has utilized online scheduling for a long time. But, have you also been wondering, ‘Can I buy a car online in Meridian, MS?’ The sale team also offers a lot of online tools that should get most customers a fair distance into the process. We want our customers to feel safe and avoid getting sick. To serve that end, our team of product experts thought it would be useful to provide a refresher on how to use all of the online features offered by the Meridian Honda website. Let’s take a look. (more…)
Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
How do Honda deferred payments work?
The onset and continued threat of COVID-19 has forced most Americans to change the way we go about the most basic parts of our lives. While many businesses have been forced to close, hopefully only temporarily, Meridian Honda remains open for sales and service. Our team has implemented some new services that will keep you safe by keeping at home and allowing us to bring the Meridian Honda experience to your door. Our manufacturing partner has also launched a program* that could help well-qualified buyers get the new vehicles they need during these uncertain times. So, how do Honda deferred payments work? Let’s take a look. (more…)
Thursday, April 9th, 2020
When will the Mississippi Coronavirus lockdown be over?
Everyone has been staying at home and finding a new way to navigate life since Gov. Tate Reeves issued his executive order to help stem the transmission of COVID-19. Business we would normally visit are closed and our routines have been limited in several ways. Certainly, everyone working at Meridian Honda wants you to be safe, but even we are looking for a light at the end of the tunnel. So, when will the Mississippi Coronavirus lockdown be over? Gov. Reeves’ order is slated to officially end at 8 a.m. on April 20. However, that is assuming a best-case scenario. We should prepare ourselves to stay home a little longer if needed. Let’s take this opportunity to answer some frequently asked questions about the shelter-at-home order. (more…)
Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
Can I still buy a car during coronavirus lockdown in Mississippi?
To say the coronavirus or COVID-19 situation in our state is moving and shifting quickly would be a gross understatement. It was barely a week ago when Meridian Honda launched a series of new services and implemented new protocols to protect customers and staff from contracting the virus. As of April 1, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves issued Executive Order 1463 that effectively locks down the state to stem disease transmission. While this important and necessary order does create some challenges, there is still plenty of room for us to help customers. If you’re wondering, ‘Can I still buy a car during coronavirus lockdown in Mississippi,’ yes, you can. A couple of our product experts looked through the text of the governor’s order, let’s take a look at what they found. (more…)