Byoperating as a Motor Trend Certified Advantage dealership, Planet Honda aimsto provide consumers with the added assurance that their pre-owned vehiclepurchases meet the strict standards of the Motor Trend program, and provideother enhanced ownership benefits typically associated with luxury vehiclepurchases.The new program not only guarantees the quality of the used vehicle, but italso gives consumers other advantages as owners - from paintless dent removalcoverage to 24/7 concierge service. Planet Honda also offers its customersfinancial incentives for trade-ins, a 72-hour exchange policy on all vehiclepurchases, a 30-day lemon-free pledge, a Best Value guarantee and serviceloyalty rewards."The Motor Trend Certified Advantage takes the customer-buying and serviceexperience to exceptional levels," says Eddie Amorin, general sales manager ofPlanet Honda. "It provides a third-party assurance through the respected MotorTrend brand and expands our footprint as a dealership by offering consumers acertification program applicable to all manufacturer brands in the usedvehicle market." Larry Dorfman, chief executive officer of EasyCare, says Planet Honda of Unionwas selected as a Motor Trend Certified Advantage Dealership because of itssuperior record of customer service and satisfaction. Planet Honda has beenthe recipient of Honda's Excellence Award for three years in a row. "Nowcertified vehicle customers can have a pleasant buying experience matched by asuperior ownership experience supported by the Motor Trend CertifiedAdvantage/ EasyCare brands in partnership with Planet Honda," says Dorfman.MOTOR TREND CERTIFIED ADVANTAGE participation will be made available to alimited number of dealers across the country who will be thoroughly vetted andtrained by EasyCare to deliver a noticeably better buying and ownershipexperience in accordance with the requirements of the program. A leadingHonda dealership, Planet Honda is dedicated to delivering innovativevehicle-buying experiences backed by a commitment to quality and excellence invehicle selection, performance, customer service, competitive pricing andthrough added value programs that enhance the vehicle ownership experience.Planet Honda Media Contact:Angela HarringtonHarrington Communications201-306-7163E-mail: SOURCEPlanet Honda of UnionPlanet Honda Media Contact, Angela Harrington of Harrington Communications,1-201-306-7163, . By John Kanyunyu KIROLIRWE, Congo, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A dissident Congolese Tutsi rebel commander said on Thursday he was ready to help Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda to fight and disarm Rwandan Hutu rebels who operate in eastern Congo.
General Bosco Ntaganda, wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes committed in Congo, offered this as his contribution to internationally-backed efforts to end years of fighting in the eastern borderlands. "We're going to build a peace," Ntaganda, nicknamed "The Terminator", told Reuters in an interview at Kirolirwe in Congo's North Kivu Province. The renegade commander has caused a split in Congo's Tutsi-dominated National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP) rebel movement by announcing last week that he had overthrown veteran CNDP leader Laurent Nkunda Nkunda denies this and says he heads the Tutsi insurgency. Before the split, Nkunda's CNDP rebels, who say they are defending Congo's Tutsi minority against their ethnic Hutu enemies of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), routed the U.N.-backed Congolese army in North Kivu late last year, displacing a quarter of a million refugees. Under international pressure to end fighting which triggered a humanitarian emergency, the governments of Congo and Rwanda agreed a plan to forcibly disarm the FDLR. Its presence in eastern Congo is seen as a root cause of the conflict. The Great Lakes neighbours are due to start the anti-FDLR operation before the end of March, and Ntaganda said fighters loyal to him would join Congolese government troops and their Mai-Mai militia allies in subduing the Rwandan Hutu rebels.
"There's an accord between Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda to hunt down the FDLR, and the CNDP will be part of it ... we're all going to turn our guns towards the FDLR," said Ntaganda, surrounded by fellow rebel officers. Congo experts say a clear division has opened up in the rebel CNDP's leadership between Nkunda and Ntaganda, the officer who was previously his top military commander. They say it is not immediately clear how this will affect peace talks in Nairobi, Kenya, between Congolese government envoys and negotiators sent by Nkunda The talks aim to fix a lasting ceasefire in North Kivu. ETHNIC HATRED The ethnic enmity between Tutsis and Hutus has fuelled years of conflict in eastern Congo since neighbouring Rwanda's 1994 genocide in which Hutu soldiers and militia killed 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus.
The genocide spilled rebels and refugees over the border into Congo, sowing the seeds for further violence. In Thursday's interview, Ntaganda said he had the support of "all of the CNDP's army". "Since my declaration that I had toppled Nkunda, not a single shot has been heard while I walk freely everywhere within the CNDP's army," Ntaganda said. "Nkunda's overthrow wasn't only my action, other officers contributed," he added.