How to Do New Car Research

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When you feel it is time for a new vehicle, it is only natural that you will be filled with excitement and anticipation. However, there are some things that you need to do first, including some decent research on all of the vehicle options that are out there today. The good news is that we have plenty of amazing vehicles in stock and ready to go at Pacific Honda, but how can you start to narrow down your choices? We have put together some good research tips that you can used based on our vast experience helping new car shoppers in the San Diego, CA area.

Online Research

You can start wherever you are as long as you have a laptop or smartphone handy. The internet is filled with information on the latest Honda models and we also have our full inventory displayed for sale on our website. Whether you are looking to buy or lease or you want a new Honda or used Honda car, you can narrow down your search using our simple online tools.

You will also see that each model listed on our website has a list of details to include the interior and exterior amenities, engine specs, safety elements, and photos. If you are shopping for a pre-owned Honda, we will be happy to get you a vehicle history report.

Test Drive

Research is crucial when you are vehicle shopping, but it is simply a prelude to the main event – which is taking a test drive. Any vehicle can look great online when you are looking at all of the packages, features, and options that you can pick from but you need to be sure that it feels right when you are behind the wheel. Whether you are looking for a new Honda Ridgeline or a Honda Accord, the test drive will allow you to get a feel for it to see if which trim level suits you best.

We always suggest taking several models and trim levels out for a test drive before you make your new Honda purchase at our San Diego, CA Honda dealer location. Even though it may seem like a drawn-out process, we know that it helps you to find a vehicle that has absolutely everything you want. Even when vehicles look similar on the surface, you might find that the handling can be a bit different depending on the trim or the powertrain.

Do you still need some help with your research? Please feel free to visit us at Pacific Honda located at 4761 Convoy Street in San Diego, CA and our team will be happy to help. If you have questions on pricing or selection, call our sales team at (866) 637-2231.

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