Where can I experience a virtual test-drive of the 2020 Honda Odyssey?

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda Odyssey on Saturday, March 28th, 2020 at 5:06 PM
A red 2020 Honda Odyssey drives up a city highway.

2020 Honda Odyssey “Virtual Test-Drive” Video Compilation

Want to get a full experience of the 2020 Honda Odyssey, but don’t want to leave the comfort of home? Luckily, with today’s technology, such “virtual test drives” are possible. Unfortunately, we’re not at the level of sending you an Occulus Rift and putting you into a digital driver’s seat just yet, but we can convey a bit of the same sensation via Youtube videos and some imagination.

Below, we’ve compiled a few videos taking an all-encompassing look at the 2020 Honda Odyssey. The final one is, admittedly, focused on the 2018 model, but this was the start of the vehicle’s current generation, and we had to include it because we love Doug DeMuro. Enjoy.

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How does Chicago impact the automotive tech industry?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, For Fun, Stories of Interest, Technology on Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 at 5:27 PM
A view of the Chicago river from above.

Car Tech Companies in Chicago

Chicago impacts the automotive industry in a variety of ways. One of these is through the proliferation of car-focused tech companies in the city. This goes way back to before tech was cool; in 1980, CCC Information Services was founded. Then, in the 1990s, along came NAVTEQ and Cars.com.

Recently, however, a waterfall of newfangled tech startups have gotten in on the party. Some standouts you may have heard of include DRIVIN, SpotHero and ParkWhiz. But there are many more automotive tech innovators in the Windy City. Read on below to learn more about some of the latest electronic wave-makers. 

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Where can I go off-roading near Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQ, For Fun on Sunday, March 15th, 2020 at 4:29 PM
2020 Honda Passport Elite AWD in an off-road clime.

If you’re a Chicago-resident who’s into off-roading, you might be wondering where you can indulge in this exciting pastime. After all, the big city isn’t necessarily the best place for off-road adventures through uncharted (or at least undeveloped) terrain. So where are some good spots to go off-roading near Chicago?

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Which Honda models are the safest for driving in Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Safety, Technology on Sunday, March 8th, 2020 at 4:20 PM
Blue 2020 Honda HR-V drives up a curvy highway.

Safest Honda Models and Features

Honda is renowned for the safety qualities inherent in all their rides. When driving in city traffic like that of Chicago, any safety assistance one can get is important. So which Honda models are rated as the safest?

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What is there to do during spring 2020 in Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, For Fun on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 at 3:47 PM
City skyline dotted with flowers and clouds to represent spring.

Chicago Spring 2020 Activities

For us, the burgeoning springtime in Chicago always brings to mind George Harrison’s lovely Beatles composition, “Here Comes the Sun.” Though this year’s winter has not felt as long, cold or lonely as most (knock on wood), it’s still beautiful to feel the spring sunshine returning from its long frigid slumber.

Oftentimes, however, it can feel like spring is skipped entirely in Chicago and we suddenly find ourselves in the hot, humid summer. So how can we get out and appreciate those brief doses of springtime that our rather stingy Illinois climate provides?

To help make the most of your spring 2020 experience, we’ve compiled several activities below sure to stimulate your senses with the many different elements this special season has to offer. Read on and decide how you’d like to enjoy your time in spring 2020. 

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What does Chicago look like in a timelapse?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, For Fun, Technology on Monday, February 24th, 2020 at 3:20 PM
A large clock looms over the Chicago skyline at twilight.

Chicago Timelapse Compilation

One unique gift brought about by modern video technology is the timelapse. This filming technique grants us the ability to see our world at an accelerated pace, noticing things in a way we would not otherwise.

The internet is stacked with intriguing timelapse videos of Chicago. We compiled a few of our favorites here. Check them out to watch the cycles of daily life and nature go by through our home city with renewed beauty.

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Can you live without a car in Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQ, Tips & Tricks on Friday, February 21st, 2020 at 2:13 PM
Several sleek glass buildings are seen in Chicago.

Having a car opens a host of possibilities within one’s life, but it has its share of drawbacks as well. Though the car-owning individual has the freedom to travel where they want, when they want, they also have to pay insurance, fuel, and service fees, not to mention the cost of the car itself. And while some draw great pleasure from their daily drive, others find it stressful and unpleasant.

The main barrier to going “carless” is, for many, the seeming sheer impossibility of living life in America without a vehicle. So how possible is it to live in Chicago without a car?

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How long is the commute in Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQ, Stories of Interest on Friday, February 21st, 2020 at 1:41 PM
Many vehicles fill a highway in both directions.

The words “Chicago driving” do not bring up pleasant connotations in most peoples’ heads. Traffic jams, rush hour, and intensity are all words that will likely spring to mind. Though the traffic is certainly not as bad as some major cities throughout the world (particularly in Asia), Chicago driving isn’t the sort of activity a typical resident would take part in for a good time.

That being said, driving is an unavoidable reality for the majority of adults in the Chicago area. How long does it take to complete a typical Chicago daily commute?

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Where can I find February 2020 lease offers near Chicago, IL?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Dealer Information, Leasing, Special Offers on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 at 4:04 PM
A pink piggy bank sits on the blue dash shelf of a vehicle.

Continental Honda Presidents’ Day Sales Event

Although it gets a rather dour reputation due to its typically frigid weather, February is packed with a surprisingly high number of holidays. One of these, coming up on the 17th, is Presidents’ Day. Likely chosen for the month because of the several major presidents which have birthdays during it, Presidents’ Day is a time to reflect on those who helped shape this nation, for better or worse, through their leadership.

And it’s also a time to celebrate with special lease offers from us here at Continental Honda! All the way until March 1st, we’re offering select Honda models at special Presidents’ Day lease rates. Check them out below!

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What should I do for Valentine’s Day 2020 in Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, For Fun on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 at 3:48 PM
A smiling man proffers a rose up to the nose of a woman sitting near him. A mating ritual of the human species.

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day 2020 Ideas in Chicago, IL

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. It will be here any day now, in fact, depending on when you’re reading this. To help save the city from a collective V-Day flop, we here at Continental Honda have compiled a few interesting last-minute ideas for how to spend Valentine’s Day 2020.

Be warned that these events are a bit pricey. Check out the costs that we’ve listed to determine if they fit your budget. Now that’s out of the way, read on for some unique ways to make Valentine’s Day 2020 one for the books.

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