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Enough top-performing CAPS members have turned bullish on Honda Motor Corp. (NYSE:HMC) recently to upgrade it from its long-held four-star rank to a more formidable five stars. A total of 1,542 members have given their opinion on Honda, with many of them offering analysis and commentary explaining the recent optimism.

Just as high fuel costs are forcing major airlines -- such as United Airlines parent UAL (NASDAQ:UAUA) and American Airlines parent AMR (NYSE:AMR) -- to make drastic changes to stay afloat, so too are automakers like GM (NYSE:GM) and Ford (NYSE:F) struggling to adapt to a massive shift in consumer preference toward more fuel-efficient cars. While Ford has gas-guzzling F-150 trucks sitting on the lot, Honda is seeing its fuel-efficient Civics move at a fast clip.

Honda has also benefited from consumer satisfaction, which is rising for foreign automakers at the same time it is dropping for domestic brands. No wonder, then, that Honda has fared much better in sales than competitors GM and Ford. Even Toyota's (NYSE:TM) sales declines in August were steeper. Honda also plans to release the competitively priced Insight, a new hatchback pure-hybrid, in the spring to compete better with Toyota’s Prius.

Honda's more conservative strategies of staying away from big engines and heavy trucks have played out well for the company. And while Nissan (NASDAQ:NSANY) and GM are testing the waters with battery-powered plug-ins, Honda is instead pouring resources into its hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity, which gets more power and range than a battery. Seeing good near-term performance and long-term potential, more than 95% of CAPS members rating Honda now expect it to outperform the market.

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Fool contributor Dave Mock recently upgraded his car collection with a new Hot Wheels set. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here and is the author of The Qualcomm Equation. Nissan Motor is a Global Gains recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy drinks responsibly and never rambles on while intoxicated.