Honda Celebrates 30 Year in Ohio

2013 Honda Accord

Honda is celebrating 30 years in America this November. This 2013 Honda Accord is the most current version of that first Ohio model from 1982.

It was 30 years ago this month that Honda rolled the first Accord off their Ohio Assembly Line.

30 years later, Honda is one of the most respected automakers in America, and they are celebrating their continued development in the Buckeye State.

The Detroit Free Press chronicled  the relationship between Ohio and Honda, saying “Honda’s Ohio plant changed competitive landscape in America.”

It was in Marysville, Ohio where the first American Honda rolled off the lot.

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Waikem Kia Top Ten in Consumer Reports Study

The Kia brand is churning out reliable vehicles.

That’s according to Consumer Reports, who ranked Kia in the top ten of its annual reliability survey.

Consumer Reports analyzes subscribers’ experiences with 1.2 million new vehicles to predict future reliability.

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Honda Places High in Consumer Reports List


2013 Honda Accord

2013 Honda Accord

Honda continues to put smiles on people faces.

That’s according to Consumer Reports, who ranked Honda in the top ten of its annual reliability survey.

Consumer Reports analyzes subscribers’ experiences with 1.2 million new vehicles to predict future reliability.

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Subaru Tops Consumer Report Awards

2013 Subaru Forester

2013 Subaru Forester

Subaru is having a great year, and added another award to the collection Monday.

Subaru finished in the top five in Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey.

Subaru, the brand named best automaker by Consumer Reports earlier this year, finished in the top five of the annual study.

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Ford Fusion, C-Max Green Car of the Year Finalists

2013 Ford Fusion

Ford is making some of most fuel efficient and eco-friendly cars on the road today, so it’s no surprise they are dominating the nominations for Green Car of the Year.

The 2013 Ford Fusion and the 2013 Ford C-Max are among five vehicles that are finalists for the Green Car of the Year Award, sponsored by the Green Car Journal.

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Waikem Honda is again the best

Northeast Ohio Honda Dealers are witnessing a dynasty in 2012 — Waikem Honda.

For the fourth time this year Waikem Honda was the top Northeast Ohio Honda Dealer.

And by now, you should know that the belt is coming back to  Waikem Honda.


Group Photo of Waikem Honda

The Waikem Honda staff poses with the district’s championship belt again. This was the fourth time in 2012 Waikem Honda was tops for the month!

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Nissan’s Continued Innovation


Here at the Waikem Auto Family,  we love innovation and forward thinking. Nissan has recently unveiled the world’s first steering technology that allows independent control of a vehicle’s tire angle and steering inputs that they have developed.

Unlike a typical steering system that uses a mechanical link, Nissan’s all-new steering system uses electronic signals to read the driver’s intentions from steering inputs and controls the vehicle’s tire movement.

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Review: 2013 Nissan Rogue



2013 Nissan Rogue

The 2013 Nissan Rogue comes to the showroom building off the past successes of previous model years. If you love fuel economy and great features, the Nissan Rouge should be your top choice.

Nissan calls the Rogue “The crossover that’s the perfect fit.” It’s similar to previous model years, but when an SUV looks and runs like this, there’s no need to waste time changing.

Watch Waikem Nissan salesman Jarod Swinehart break down the 2013 Nissan Rogue:

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Honda, Ford, Kia have Top 3 Row Models

Honda Odyssey Minivan

If you have  big family, you know the need for third row seat.

It can be a crowded and complicated quest to find that perfect third row choice though.

Should I get the SUV? The Extended Wagon? Or the Minivan?

Luckily for us, KBB recently announced which are the best three-row vehicles less than $30,000. Not surprising, the Honda Odyssey was KBB’s No.1 Choice. But many other top models also finished in the top ten:

Best Three Row Vehicles Under $30,000, According to Kelly Blue Book:

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KBB: Buy Kia, Subaru, Honda Models New

2013 Kia Rio

Kelly Blue Book compared the prices of new and late model used cars for each model, and announced their list of “10 Used Cars You Should Buy New.”

Among those listed were some of our top models.

Subaru Impreza 2.0i. KBB says the difference between a new and a 2011 model is just 0.9%

Honda Fit Sport: KBB compared the new model to the 2011, and found a difference of just 1.4%

Kia Rio LX: KBB compare the newest models to 2011s and found a difference of just 2.1 percent

Whether you are seeking the newest or the late model choices, we always have a great selection.