Review: 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is all about safety

The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is one of the safest vehicles on the road today, and with it’s great warranty and array of optional features, we think the Outlander Sport is an overlooked crossover SUV.

The Outlander Sport has a huge emphasis on safety. It has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick and carries a 4-star crash test rating. There are a number of great safety features built in to the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport that help it achieve this status.

First off, let’s talk about All Wheel Control. The All Wheel Control system engages an onboard computer that monitors your Outlander Sport’s throttle, vehicle speed and the road conditions. The Outlander Sport can then intelligently help you determine which drive train you should be using — two wheel drive or four wheel drive. You can easily override this with a switch that easy helps you change from two or four wheel drive yourself.

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Waikem Employees Help Raise Money For Cystic Fibrosis

The Waikem Auto Family proved to be a true family Thursday by raising money again for a fellow employee.

The Waikem Auto Family held a group lunch for Adam Longwell, an employee in Waikem Motor’s part department. Adam’s daughter Kendall has Cystic Fibrosis. Employees donated money and covered dishes to help raise money for the 13th Annual Canton Great Strides Walk-A-Thon, taking place Saturday, May 4 at Canton McKinley High School.

Visit the Cystic Fibrosis website to register for the event.

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Review: 2013 Nissan Versa Economy Car, Big Changes

2013 Nissan Versa at the Cleveland Auto Show

2013 Nissan Versa at the Cleveland Auto Show

The 2013 Nissan Versa is the final redesigned release as part of Nissan’s most innovative year ever.

As was the case with the Nissan Altima, Nissan Pathfinder and Nissan Sentra, Nissan hit a home run with this redesign.

Motortrend says the Versa has the lowest base price of any new car in the U.S.

We first saw the Nissan Versa at the Cleveland Auto Show, and were excited to see it in Massillon, Ohio.


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Waikem Honda wins another award

The sales staff at Waikem Honda has again been named the top Honda sales staff in Northeast Ohio

The sales staff at Waikem Honda has again been named the top Honda sales staff in Northeast Ohio

The sales team at Waikem Honda has again been named the top Honda sales team in Northeast Ohio.

Waikem Honda again has the Northeast Ohio Honda championship belt on display in our Massillon showroom. The award goes to the dealership with the highest sales percentage for the month. Waikem Honda had one of its best months ever in March 2013, and the team got to pose with the title once again.

Waikem Honda in Massillon, Ohio, is the area’s top rated dealer, receiving an A-plus rating with the Better Business Bureau. The staff is also very familiar with Honda’s championship belt.

It has never been a better time to test drive the Honda lineup. The 2013 Honda Accord and 2013 Honda Civic were redesigned this year. The Honda CR-V was redesigned in 2012, and the Honda Odyssey wins many minivan awards. The staff at Waikem Honda also has access to more than 250 used cars at one location.

Learn more about Waikem Honda now, and visit Waikem Honda managers Darren Sponseller and Harry Card for your test drive.

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Named One of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors

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The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe named one of the top ten interiors.

WardsAuto has named the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport as one of the 10 Best Interiors. 

The Santa Fe Sport was redesigned in 2013, and one of the major upgrades to this model came on the inside. The new Santa Fe sport features a flowing, interior look that become the model for the ever-popular Hyundai product. The available leather seats are some of the most comfortable seats you’ll find. The burnt orange  interior seats, seen in our first test drive, were gorgeous.

“The latest version of the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is the essence of a midsize family CUV: well-crafted, tastefully appointed and affordable, despite a decidedly upscale look and feel,” said Tom Murphy, executive editor, WardsAuto. “Hyundai is consistently delivering excellent interiors that reinforce the brand’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ design language.”


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Ford Announces 1.5-Liter Ecoboost for 2014 Fusion

Ford‘s hugely successful lineup of Ecoboost engines has recently expanded.

Ford announced last week the 2014 Ford Fusion will come equipped with a 1.5-liter Ecoboost engine. Ecoboost technology aids in improving fuel efficiency by 20% and emissions of up to 15%.

2013 Ford Fusion

The 2013 Ford Fusion is one of 6 Ford’s named ‘Best Car for the Money’.


According to Ford‘s press release, the 1.5-liter engine benefits from signature EcoBoost turbocharging, direct fuel injection and variable valve timing, and has been designed to be even more fuel efficient and offer high levels of refinement, quietness and performance.

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Waikem Wants to Buy Your Car

If you own a quality vehicle in this market, you are driving a gold mine.

There is a huge demand for quality used car vehicles in the market, and the Waikem Auto Family wants to buy your car.

Call 855-Buy-Cars. (855-289-2277)

Many factors, including the recession and natural disasters in American and abroad, meant there were fewer cars available from 2007-2011. That means right now, the quality used cars demand is exceeding the supply. Waikem has to be creative to find these quality used cars, and in fact, Doug Waikem has been featured nationally in the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, Time Magazine and Fox Business News, discussing the demand for used cars.

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Nisssan breaks National Sales Record

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Best Large Utility.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Best Large Utility.

Nissan’s most innovative year ever is also becoming a record breaking season, as March 2013 was the highest selling month in Nissan North America’s history.

Nissan announced it sold more than 137,000 units in March 2013, making it the best month Nissan has ever has. The redesigned Nissan Altima, Nissan Pathfinder and Nissan Versa all saw record breaking sales, and the all-electric Nissan Leaf also posted its best ever month.

Nissan is calling 2013 its most innovative year ever, featuring popular redesigns of all its most popular models. Customer are obviously falling in love with these redesigns, including the Altima, Sentra, Versa, and Pathfinder.

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Ford Fusion, Escape Post All-Time March Sale Records


The 2013 Ford Fusion had a record setting sales month

The 2013 Ford Fusion and 2013 Ford Escape posted all-time monthly sales record in March 2013. The 2013 Ford F-150 and 2013 Ford Explorer are posting their best sales months in a  long time.

The Fusion, redesigned in 2013, is obviously attracting customer’s eyes. The Fusion posted its best -ever sales month — selling more than 30,000 units nationally in the month of March and more than 80,000 vehicles in the first quarter of 2013.

“Customers are buying our all-new Fusion and Escape in record numbers, and we are working harder than ever to keep pace with demand for these fuel-efficient vehicles,” said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service.

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