Review: 2013 Honda Civic

There are a lot of 2013 models rolling off the trucks these days, but none were as anticipated as the 2013 Honda Civic.

We finally saw it person today, and it is even more beautiful than the photos at the L.A. Auto Show.

The redesigned front grille and new headlights are a major upgrade over last year’s model. The new chrome piece underneath the grille give the Civic a much sportier look and the long, swooping headlights are a great improvement. The Civic again looks like the car from the Fast and Furious movies, not the car your grandma wants to drive.

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Unveiling of the 2013 Honda Civic at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

2013 Honda Civic at L.A Auto Show from

News of the 2013 Honda Civic has reached the Waikem Auto Family from the west by way of the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The moment we have been waiting for, ever reliable,  Honda has just unveiled their new 2013 Honda Civic with an updated interior and exterior, as well as a slew of standard features.

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2014 Kia Sorento, Forte Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

2014 Kia Sorento

The 2014 Kia Sorento debuted at the LA Auto Show. You’ll notice the new front grille and front and rear fascia. (Photos from AutoBlog)

2014 Kia Forte

The 2014 Kia Forte debuted at the LA Auto Show. You’ll notice the new design and glut of special features. (photo from AutoBlog)

Anytime there is an Auto Show it is an exciting time here at the Waikem Auto Family. This week we get our excitement from the west coast at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

And there was great news from, always reliable and award winningKia with the debut of the Sorento and Forte.

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Hyundai Vehicles Retain Their Value

2013 Hyundai Elantra

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra is predicted to retain its value, as is the Hyundai brand overall.

The Hyundai brand keeps growing in value, and the industry experts are taking notice.

As a brand, Hyundai finished second in ALG’s annual Residual Value Awards. ALG’s Residual Value Awards honor the vehicles in each segment that are forecast to retain the highest percentage of MSRP after a three-year period. Award recipients were chosen after a careful evaluation of vehicle criteria, including segment competition, historical vehicle performance and industry trends. This year’s awards are based on 2013 model year vehicles.

The Hyundai Elantra, Azera and Santa Fe Sport took home best retained value awards in their class.

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Honda Wins Best Retained Value Award

2013 Honda Accord

The 2013 Honda Accord was named ALG’s top Midsized car, while the Honda brand projects to have the best retained value after 3 years.

Value means so much when a customer is selecting his next vehicle. You want the vehicle to be good now, but of course you also want it to have value 3 to 5 years from now.

So when you are picking a vehicle based on value, experts say pick the Honda product.

ALG, he industry benchmark for vehicle values and a leading provider of automotive insights, recently announced that Honda finished first in the annual Residual Value Awards.

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Review: 2013 Nissan Sentra Redesigned and Improved

The 2013 Nissan Sentra is a redesigned model that looks nothing like previous models. With new design cues, better fuel economy and great features, you’ll love this redesign.

The Sentra was completely redesigned throughout. It looks like the little brother of the 2013 Altima. The 2013 Sentra features a lower, more aero-friendly body. You’ll get thinner LED headlights and wider fenders, so the Sentra appearance is really a mash up of luxury and style. Overall, we find the newer model to be more stylish than previous models.

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Review: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

The new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is a completely redesigned vehicle with tons of space and special features. When you see it for yourself, you’ll see why this is Nissan’s most innovated year ever.

Nissan has redesigned its lineup for 2013, and the Pathfinder is the second redesigned debuted, behind the 2013 Nissan Altima.

This Pathfinder is something to be seen. It combines everything you need in your larger vehicle. Seven can comfortably inside the 2013 Pathfinder, but if space needs override people, you can very easily fold down the seats and turn the Pathfinder into the most stylish moving van on the road.

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Fortune Magazine: Subaru is the Best Car Money can Buy

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

With new models like this 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, Fortune Magazine says Subaru is the best car money can buy.

Fortune Magazine has said what everyone who owns a Subaru already knows – Subarus are the best cars money can buy.

In an elaborate article published Monday, Fortune breaks down the many recent successes of the Subaru brand, and in the end declares that you cannot go wrong when you choose any Subaru product.

So why does Fortune Magazine give Subaru such a ringing endorsement?

Well the best place to look is the trophy case.

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