2015 Ford F-150 is a North American Car of the Year Finalist

The 2015 Ford F-150 is one of the three finalists that will compete for the North American Truck/Utility of the year. With a complete interior and exterior redesign, the 2015 Ford F-150 was the most anticipated vehicle that was released this year. It will be hard to compete against it for the title in January 2015.

The North American Truck/Utility award is selection of the best redesign model for the new year. The winners will be announced on Monday, January 12th at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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2015 Ford F-150 For Sale Now at Waikem Ford

This Redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 is the first one to arrive at George Waikem Ford.

This Redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 is the first one to arrive at George Waikem Ford.

The first 2015 Ford F-150 has arrived for sale at George Waikem Ford.

This is perhaps the most important truck in the history of the Ford Motor Co. It was completely redesigned inside and out — it’s an entirely different truck from previous models.

We’ve covered the changes in great detail already, but with so many new features available on this year’s model, there’s nothing like this all-new model.

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COMPARE: 2013 Nissan Altima VS. Toyota Camry

COMPARE THE 2013 Nissan Altima and 2013 Toyota Camry


The 2013 Nissan Altima was completely redesigned for the year. The new model features increased fuel economy, updated styling and even more comfort features for the new year. Compare the 2013 Nissan Altima and 2013 Toyota Camry, and there’s no doubt that the Nissan Altima is the top choice for midsized sedans.


The Nissan Altima gets better fuel economy than the 2013 Toyota Camry. Your Altima will get you up to 38 MPG, while the Camry gets only 35 MPG highway.

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Waikem Offers $1,000 More than AutoTrader’s Trade-In Marketplace


The Waikem Auto Family is offering customers $1,000 more than AutoTrader’s Trade-In Marketplace instant offer, if they choose to trade the vehicle in to the Waikem Auto Family and purchase a new or used vehicle from any Waikem location.

AutoTrader’s Trade-In Marketplace is the quick and easy way to find out what your current vehicle is worth. Follow these easy steps to get your initial value, and remember, we’ll pay you even more if you choose to trade it in for your next vehicle:

  1. Visit AutoTrader’s Trade-In Marketplace
  2. Accurately fill out their simple appraisal form
  3. Get your guaranteed instant offer from AutoTrader
  4. Visit www.waikem.com or stop out at any Waikem Auto Family location to search our inventory. 
  5. Bring AutoTrader’s offer, and we’ll add $1,000 if you choose to purchase from Waikem.

Click Here Trade In

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Review: 2013 Honda CR-V

The 2013 Honda CR-V follows the popular redesign of 2012. As one of the most fuel efficient and award winning vehicles currently on the road today, we always feel you cannot wrong when you choose this Honda Crossover.

One thing everyone says is that the Honda CR-V is fun to drive. We detailed the redesign in great depth last year, and were please to find that 2013 picks up where 2012 left off. The Honda CR-V is very comfortable inside, with an emphasis on quality design and a smooth ride.

The CR-V is also a Buckeye, manufactured at Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio.

With up to 30 MPG, the Honda CR-V is one of the most fuel efficient SUVS to offer All Wheel Drive. The All Wheel Drive option was first introduced last year, and we think it’s important to have All Wheel Drive in this area.

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Waikem Offers Discounts to Recent College Graduates

The Waikem Auto Family congratulates all the area college students who will be graduating this month.

Along with the degree and the new job, one of the benefits of graduating college is the great special rebates you are now eligible for on  a new car.

Recent College Graduates receive a special discount at all 7 Waikem Franchises. Scroll down to find out what your favorite franchise offers to a recent college graduate.

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Hyundai Elantra, Accent Voted Best Cars Under $20K


The Hyundai Elantra is one of the best cars under $20K, according to Consumer Reports.

Consumer Reports says the Hyundai Elantra and Hyundai Accent are among the best cars under $20K. The report, set to come out in the April edition of Consumer Reports, shouldn’t be a surprise to those already behind the wheel.

The Hyundai Elantra may be the best car on the road today, considering everything you get and the price you pay. At less than $20k, the Elantra still comes with Bluetooth, plug-ins for your iPod and iPhone, cruise, power locks and windows and a ton of other features. The Elantra also may be the most stylish car on the road. All Elantra models have the stylish leading lines down the side.

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Waikem Featured in the Wall Street Journal


Doug Waikem,. co-owner of the Waikem Auto Family, was featured in the Wall Street Journal on Feb. 21, 2013.

Doug Waikem’s innovative business strategy has again earned him a story in the Wall Street Journal.

Waikem, the co-owner of the Waikem Auto Family, was featured in the Feb. 21 edition of the Wall Street Journal, in a feature story about dealers coming up with new ways to find used cars. In general, the Wall Street Journal says it is a great time to be a consumer, and customers get more than ever for their trade.

“I am spending more time now trying to buy cars than sell them,” Doug Waikem tells the Wall Street Journal.

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Cleveland Auto Show Returns for 2013

Cleveland Auto Show Logo

With more Ride-N-Drives than ever, the Cleveland Auto Show returns on Feb. 23.

The Cleveland Auto Show is returning to the IX Center from Feb. 23 to March 3. While the full schedule is yet to be determined, the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association announced last week that there will be more Ride-N-Drives than Ever before.

The Ride-N-Drives are your chance to drive all of your favorite top models with a trained professional. All the top franchises are offering the Ride-N-Drive, including Subaru, Hyundai and Kia.

“There is simply no better way to evaluate a vehicle than to get behind the wheel and take it out on the road,” says Dan Sanders, chairman of the Cleveland Auto Show, in a release. “The Cleveland Auto Show pioneered the Ride-N-Drive concept, which has become one of the most popular facets of the Show.”

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