Ohio is smack in the heart of “Middle America,” and it’s hard to find a place where the people have a stronger belief in the American way of life. East Columbus is a perfect example because it’s right in the center of the state.
A lot of people think of Honda vehicles as being “foreign cars.” That’s probably because the company began making cars in its home country of Japan. In the beginning, all the Hondas you saw on the streets were made in Japan and then shipped over here. But did you know that nowadays, a lot of Hondas are made right in the good old USA?
As a matter of fact, Honda’s Marysville, Ohio assembly plant was the first-ever US assembly plant for a Japanese carmaker. It opened all the way back in 1982. Marysville isn’t very far from East Columbus, and the popular Honda Accord comes straight off the Marysville assembly line. That might be one reason Hondas are so popular in East Columbus. People in the area are used to seeing these cars on the streets, and the Honda plant means a lot of people have good, steady jobs.
Just a short distance away, in East Liberty, Ohio, Honda builds its CR-V and Element models. That plant’s been open since 1989 and it also employs a lot of Ohioans. Other Honda assembly plants are located in Greensburg, Indiana and Lincoln, Alabama.
How much more American can you get?
Honda vehicles are popular in East Columbus, Ohio. Because several models are made less than an hour’s drive away, people in East Columbus think of them as American (not Japanese) cars. We all know it’s important to buy “Made in America” products. That’s how we can keep our economy going and keep hard-working Americans employed. And East Columbus, smack in the heart of Middle America, understands how important this is to preserving the American way of life. That’s one big reason Honda vehicles are so popular there.
Of course, they’re also popular because they’re well-constructed, safe and reliable – thanks in part to the skills of American workers. Fuel efficiency is another thing that Hondas have always been known for, and at 44 mpg the Civic Hybrid isn’t letting anyone down when it comes to getting good gas mileage. Even the Accord, a larger car that’s not a hybrid, is rated at 32 mpg highway, and that’s nothing to sneeze at. Several other models offer similar fuel efficiency.
Honda vehicles have a lot going for them. Most of them are now American-made (some models are made in Canada), but they’re all built solidly and they’re safe and dependable. In the end, that’s why Hondas are popular in East Columbus, Ohio – and everywhere else in the country.