Honda Helps Out SoCal Drivers with Free Gas

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Drivers in Southern California should be on the lookout for a blue tanker truck from now until Dec. 31. The folks at SoCal Honda will be sending their so-called Honda Helpful teams to dole out free gas to lucky motorists.

Honda Helpful teams are said to have spread out across Southern California communities to perform such random acts of kindness as distributing umbrellas when it’s raining, handing out reusable grocery bags at local grocers and feeding the homeless.

We couldn’t get a straight answer from SoCal Honda if the “Helpful Guys & Girls in Blue” — as their teams are known — will only dole out free gas to Honda owners or if drivers of other brands are eligible. A representative enigmatically told us, “The majority are Honda drivers, but some non-Honda drivers may also get lucky!”

If you live in Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange County, the San Fernando Valley, Pasadena or Ventura County, keep your eyes peeled for the big blue truck—especially if you’re a Honda owner.

By Stephen Markley | November 25, 2009 | Comments (23)
Tags: Honda

Comments 

Thomas

Honda giveth, GM taketh. Just another reason why I have bought several Honda's but would never again consider Gov Motors.

Dan

Relying on gimmicks and give-aways to attract buyers? Sounds like GM.

X5

Feeding the homeless, giving out umbrellas, gas, and reusable grocery bags equates to Honda acting like GM? Time for you to return to community college junior.

Scott

No evnious stares from me! Only in a Honda owner's dreams LOL Oh and BTW, General Motors has never given anything back to our people or nation have they? Please do a bit of research before you start hating against our own.

Ya Honda is good car ,giveth, GM taketh. Just another reason why I have bought several Honda's but would never again consider Gov Motors.

Attorney

Moremony

Adam

Damn! Why not San Diego too? I want my free gas!

Erik

Yea no doubt, honda helps a few homless people so GM is worthless and has done nothing. GM has done more for education and paid in on alot more taxes over the years than Honda ever imagined. Why is it such a huge deal GM took goverment money, its paid in on how many gazzlions in taxes for HOW LONG? Sheesh id say its well deserved...

Troy S.

Scott,

Honda employs thousands of Americans in it's factories across the country. Addtionally, these factories pump alot of money into local economies.

Give 'em some credit for helping people here...sheesh..

free gas to Honda owners or if drivers of other brands are eligible. A representative enigmatically told us, “The majority are Honda drivers, but some non-Honda drivers may also get lucky.

Great Information. Gud news for honda owners. Keep posting interesting matters here. Looking forward to it. Thanks and keep it up!

DL

LOL @ Dan!

So far Honda has only produced toasters -- i.e., functional and reliable appliances that are only slightly more exciting than the refrigerators that Toyota makes. NSX is gone. S2000 is all that's left. NO THANKS.

the CTS-V is one of the most exciting products out there south of $80k.

DL

btw i only have a Mazda and a G37x so far, not a fanboy of GM ;)

Jordan Arnold

Kudo's to Honda for spending their own money to help out fellow Americans! In contrast GM steals $50 Billion from Americans. I can't think of a more unAmerican company.

DL

Jordan Arnold,

borrowing money legitimately and not repaying in a timely fashion, while not being as productive as one should be, is THE American way.

GM being bailed out is not an act of stealing on GM's part. even though that doesn't make GM any less of a pathetic company that's done a lot of wrong, it doesn't mean that GM stole or that it's "unAmerican"

Paul Ricci

"borrowing money legitimately..."

A government bail-out funded w/ tax payer dollars is not a legitimate means to structure a loan and is NOT the American way.

It's very obvious you're not educated.


1

Does Honda really think I'll care that they're giving away stuff in California?

R7

Why are you so angry? It's not too late to make something of yourself.

1

@R7
I wouldn't move to California even if someone paid me to. My problem is if Honda cared so much about their customers(me being one) they would make this available to more than a select few.

UnitedDriver

"if Honda cared so much..."

Next to your name lies the word 'stupid'. I would add to that 'whiner'. Get a life.

J

DL,
You ARE a GM fanboy.
"the CTS-V is one of the most exciting products out there south of $80k"

Are you serious?

Check out the Cayman, Elise, M3, C63 AMG, SLK55 AMG, S4, S5, or maybe the GT-R (Just over 80K).
Those are just some examples. Wake up, FANBOY!

Great Information. That sounds great. Really helpful thanks for the Article, Great job, hope we can expect more articles like this. All the Best

Really Honda should be appreciated for this social service.

Ann

Just FYI you guys so you know why this is in SoCal and not necessarily national is because the SoCal Honda Dealers Association is the group financially supporting these random acts of kindness. These 40-50 dealers have gotten together to make this happen on their own, not necessarily because corporate asked them to. Marketing tactic or not, they're helping out their community and that's a great thing.

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