Waikem Associates Support Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

Parts Department Associate Adam Longwell again hosted the Kendall's Krew luncheon in support of his daughter Kendall who has Cystic Fibrosis.

Parts Department Associate Adam Longwell again hosted the Kendall’s Krew luncheon in support of his daughter Kendall who has Cystic Fibrosis.

The Waikem Auto Family Associates showed support for a fellow co-worker again this year.

Thursday was our annual luncheon for Great Strides, the biggest CF fundraiser of the year. Adam Longwell is an associate in our parts department whose daughter Kendall has Cystic Fibrosis. So every year we come together to raise money for Kendall’s Krew.

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2015 Ford Escape Among Least Expensive Vehicles to Insure

2015 Ford Escape

The new 2015 Ford Escape is among the top ten least expensive vehicles to insure.

The 2015 Ford Escape is the tenth least expensive vehicle to insure. That’s according to insure.com, who released its annual list this month. Crunching all the numbers, the experts find that the Escape will save you money every month.

Specifically, insure.com named the Ford Escape S 2WD model as number ten overall, eith a  $1,190 average premium. Insure.com calculates the average insurance rates of the six largest carriers — Allstate, Farmer, Geico, Nationwide, Progressive and State Farm.

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Ford Edge Among Least Expensive Vehicles to Insure

The 2015 Ford Edge, seen here at the Cleveland Auto Show, is among the least expensive vehicles to insure.

The 2015 Ford Edge, seen here at the Cleveland Auto Show, is among the least expensive vehicles to insure.

The Ford Edge is one of the least expensive cars to insure. That’s according to Insure.com, who released its annual list this month. Taking the average rates of the six largest carriers — Allstate, Farmers, Geico, Nationwide, Progressive and State Farm, the Edge was the eighth cheapest car to insure among all vehicles.

Specifically, Insure.com used the Ford Edge SE 2WD model, which cost on average $1,176 to insure. To go even more specific, the Canton-Akron-Cleveland Area was the second least expensive area in the country to insure a vehicle, 31 percent less than the national average.

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Ford Expands in Cleveland

The 2.0 Liter EcoBoost is bringing improving the local economy and bringing jobs to Northeast Ohio.

The 2.0 Liter EcoBoost is bringing improving the local economy and bringing jobs to Northeast Ohio.

The Ford Motor Co. has expanded its Cleveland Engine Plant with the production of two all-new EcoBoost engines in Northeast Ohio. This means more jobs and more money flowing into the area thanks to Ford.

Ford announced the production of the all-new twin-scroll 2.0 liter and 2.3 liter EcoBoost engines during a press conference Friday during the 2015 Cleveland Auto Show.

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Mitsubishi Brand Shines in JD Power’s Vehicle Dependability Study

Great models like the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage has pushed the brand up in vehicle dependability.

Great models like the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage has pushed the brand up in vehicle dependability.

The Mitsubishi brand stood out in this year’s J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study. As a whole, the brand exceeded the industry’s average for customer satisfaction and leaped ten spots overall in this year’s rankings.

The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study examines problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of 2012 or new vehicles. Scores are determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles. The lower the score the better.

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2015 Ford Explorer Won Best Value Award

The 2015 Ford Explorer won the best value award from Kiplinger personal finance. Kiplinger looks at not only the price but also the resale value and overall quality to help you find the all around best value car. The 2015 Ford Explorer was chosen because of its high resale value and available features that you can get at a low cost.

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2015 Ford Fusion Won Best Value

The 2015 Ford Fusion won the best value award from Kiplinger personal finance. Kiplinger looks at not only the price but also the resale value and overall quality to help you find the all around best value car. The 2015 Ford Fusion was chosen because of its high resale value and available features that you can get at a low cost.

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Ford’s Smart Mobility Map

The Ford’s smart mobility map is a plan that Ford is using to use innovation and cutting edge technology to take the company to the next level in terms of connectivity, mobility,  autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data. We have seen tremendous innovation already here at George Waikem Ford and we are very excited to see what Ford has in store! It is sure to be ground breaking!

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2015 Ford F-150 Pickup truck of the Year

The totally redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 has beat out all other competition and claimed the prestigious award of being named the pickup truck of the year by Truck Trend. Every contender was judged and evaluated according to its overall design, capability,performance and lastly its fuel efficiency. Standing out in every category was the 2015 Ford F-150 which is the toughest, smartest and most capable of any F-150 lineup in previous years. This truck is the best choice for any consumer!

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Ford Fusion: Top Ten Best Seller of 2014

New to secure a spot as the Top Ten Best Seller of 2014 is the Ford Fusion. Being the only new comer to the top ten list means that the Ford Fusion has stepped up and has become a competitor that wont be going anywhere any time soon. The Fusion is one out of two of Ford’s models to make it on the list showing that Ford is a fierce competitor in the automotive market. The 2014 year was one of the best years for the automotive market reaching sales of almost 16.5 million cars sold for the year making this one of the most competitive years for a top selling spot.

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