Hondas have always been known for their great gas mileage, low maintenance, and longevity. So it makes sense that the technology features on new Honda vehicles are just as impressive.

We talked to Duane from Rancho Cucamonga who just bought a new Pilot from Rock Honda in Fontana. Hear what tech features he and his wife are most excited about in this iDriveSoCal Podcast.


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Recording date – May 26, 2018 at Rock Honda in Fontana, CA

Duane Wright: I like the technology items that are on the car. Something that we haven’t had in any other vehicle is going to be the ability to link our phone to the dashboard screen.              We do lot of driving, so it’s going to be nice to be able to cast our books onto the car, listen to those. Everyone’s been awesome. I couldn’t say enough about the way we’ve been treated been really good

Tom Smith: Welcome to iDriveSoCal, the podcast all about mobility, from the automotive capital of the United States, Southern California. Tom Smith here, at Rock Honda, the Los Angeles suburb of Fontana, California, where Rock Honda is. I am with Duane from Rancho Cucamonga, who just became a new Rock Honda customer.

Duane Wright: Right. First time.

Tom Smith: Duane, thanks for joining us, and thanks for becoming a Rock Honda customer. What did you get today?

Duane Wright: We bought a Honda Pilot.

Tom Smith: Excellent. What trim level did you get do you know?

Duane Wright: The EXL.

Tom Smith: EXL. Excellent. What color, what features, what attracted you to the vehicle?

Duane Wright: Well it was actually something my wife saw someplace. This car is for her. It’s the Lunar Silver.

Tom Smith: Okay.

Duane Wright: I like the technology items that are on the car. The car that she had was a number of years old didn’t have that feature, so we’re looking forward to having that. I think the best thing I like about it is that she decided to go with the leather. We’ve never had a car with leather, so I’m really looking forward to that.

Tom Smith: Awesome. The tech features Honda cars and trucks, Honda vehicles overall are loaded with tech. What specific technology that your vehicle has that attracted you to it?

Duane Wright: I think something that we haven’t had in any other vehicle is going to be the ability to link our phone to the dashboard screen.

Tom Smith: Yep.

Duane Wright: Visually.

Tom Smith: Yep.

Duane Wright: To do the navigation. We’re used to using our phone for navigation wherever we go traveling. So, it’s going to be nice to be able to see it right on your dash.

Tom Smith: That’s an awesome feature, isn’t it? The Apple Car Player, and the Android Auto.

Duane Wright: Android.

Tom Smith: I’m Android as well. My wife’s Apple.

Duane Wright: I have an Apple for work, and then I’m always confused when I have to use it for work. I like the Android better.

Tom Smith: I understand. One of the things that we do on the iDriveSoCal podcast we have kind of professional reviewers but we also it seems like you’re very comfortable with talking on the mic and what not. Obviously you know your vehicle that you just got. So, one of the things that we do is the top three. I don’t want to put you on the spot, but if you can identify the top three things that you like about your new vehicle, love to talk about them.

Duane Wright: Well, I think that the thing I like about it the most, is that my wife picked it out and it’s what she wanted, and she got what she wanted. That’s what I’m happy with.

Tom Smith: Happy wife, happy life.

Duane Wright: That’s true. I’ve never bought a Honda before. Everyone here has been great. Everyone’s been awesome. I couldn’t say enough about the way we’ve been treated been really good. Again, we’re looking forward to the technology that’s in the car. It’s going to be nice. We do lot of driving, so it’s going to be nice to be able to cast our books onto the car listen to those. Again, I’m really looking forward to the leather seats going to be a new experience.

Tom Smith: Good for you. You know you mentioned the tech again, and listening to books Audible and Android Auto are the two things that I love to use when I drive the Hondas.

Duane Wright: We use Audible all the time.

Tom Smith: Yeah. Me too.

Duane Wright: So, it’s really good.

Tom Smith: Duane from Rancho Cucamonga, thank you so much for joining us for the iDriveSoCal podcast. Thank you so much for becoming a Rock Honda customer joining the Rock Honda family.

Duane Wright: Thanks for having me.

Tom Smith: All right. For iDriveSoCal, I’m Tom Smith. Thank you for listening.