Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Burien Honda!
As we ring out the old year and drive into the new, we welcome The B-Town Blog’s latest Advertiser: Burien Honda!
Theyâ€™ve been around Burien for 45 years and counting. In 1963, owner Jack Enderson opened a Honda Cycle dealership on SW 153rd and First Ave South, where “Mr. Auto” used to be (now Horizon Pets). He eventually added Triumph, BSA and Harley bikes to his inventory. In 1972, they needed more room and moved to their current location at 15026 First Avenue South.
Burien Honda was the first Honda Dealership in the Northwest and the 22nd dealer in the country. General Manager Mark Minium is proud to show off their 1970 N600 Honda that has 628 actual miles on it. This particular model boasts the â€˜complete package,’ which includes a radio and heater and cost $1,995; without the â€˜packageâ€™ it cost $1,795.
Since this time, weâ€™ve seen many changes in Honda Automobiles. In addition to an international reputation for its high mileage, Honda is leading the automotive industry in the Green and Hybrid Movement in automotive efficiencies. â€œGreenâ€ cars include the FIT Hatchback, Civic Sedan and â€œHybridsâ€ include Civic, Insight and Accord. They also have all of Honda’s conventional models. On the horizon is the FCX Clarity â€“ a hydrogen and electric car available right now in California â€“ and the CRV Diesel SUV sold in Europe and Japan.
Twelve years ago, Burien Honda opened a body shop, making it the only full service Honda dealer in the Greater Seattle area. They work on any make or model of cars and deal with most insurance companies on repairs. Plus youâ€™ll get a loaner when they work on your vehicle. And one great thing to know is that youâ€™ll get a complimentary hand car wash when you come in for anything in their shop, including an express oil change!
Burien Honda in 1972.
Burien Honda’s current building, which includes a Body Shop.
As with many of our Burien Car Dealers, GM Mark Minium has been involved in the development of our community from sitting on economic boards to the planning and development of the Town Square, to First Avenue renovation and supporting of the arts in Burien. He also was recruited to be an auctioneer at Mick Kellyâ€™s many successful fundraisers (including the fundraiser we co-sponsored for the fire victims which raised over $10,500!).
Whatâ€™s next for Burien Honda?
â€œWe need a bigger footprintâ€ says Mark â€“ this means more space. And: â€œwe have high hopes for Burien as Town Square evolves.â€
Plus right now they’ve got the best selection and lowest interest rates in three years.