The End of the December 2014 Will the Best Time to Buy a Car

The last week of 2014 will be the best time all year to purchase a vehicle. Automotive experts anticipate large incentives, deep discounts and plenty of customers to visit the showroom from Dec. 26 through Dec. 31.

“With manufacturers motivated to end the year strong, dealerships eager to lower their inventory levels, and brand specialists/managers motivated to hit sales targets, it provides car buyers with negotiating opportunities,” says thestar.com.

If you are in the market to purchase or lease your next vehicle, you would be mistaken to wait until January to drive home in your next vehicle. Last year, True Car reported that New Year’s Eve 2013 was the best day all year to save money on a new car.

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Save up to $2,500 on this great 2014 Kia Soul at Waikem Kia

Save up to $2,500 on this great 2014 Kia Soul at Waikem Kia

So why Dec. 26-31? There’s a number of reasons actually:

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Mitsubishi Mirage Named Most Affordable New Car

The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage was named the most affordable car from cars.com.

The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage was named the most affordable car from cars.com.

The Mitsubishi Mirage has been named the most affordable car of the year, according to cars.com. Affordable doesn’t just mean “lowest sticker price” in this case, as their researchers looked at five-year fuel prices and new MSRP to create this formula. Every car on the market was studied, with the only requirement being automatic transmission, USB, Bluetooth capabilities, tilt steering wheel and power locks and windows.

At a total cost of only $22,115, the Mirage came in first place,  $1,800 less than the second-place vehicle, and more than $3,700 less than the list average.

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Review: 2014 Ford Fusion

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Perhaps no vehicle had a bigger launch in 2013 than the all-new Ford Fusion. Now the 2014 Ford Fusion arrives at George Waikem Ford with that same pomp and circumstance that has made the Fusion one of America’s most popular vehicles yet again.

With European styling, technological innovation inside and out, and some all-new features to improve fuel economy and safety, the 2014 Ford Fusion is a great addition to any garage.

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2014 Mistubishi Outlander Wins KBB Five Year Cost to Own Award

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander has the lowest cost of ownership in its class according to KBB.

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander has the lowest cost of ownership in its class according to KBB.

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander won Kelley Blue Book’s 5-year cost to own award among all mid-sized crossovers. What that means is this all-new SUV won’t break the bank while it’s in your garage.

The Outlander beat out competition include the Toyota FJ Cruiser and Jeep Wrangler. Brand new in 2014, the Outlander’s 5-year cost to own is projected at $38,359. Kelley Blue Book crunches all the numbers to predict the lowest cost of ownership. Costs include depreciation, fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair rates and state fees.

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Review: 2014 Ford Focus

The 2014 Ford Focus is known for great fuel economy and top of the line technology.

The 2014 Ford Focus is known for great fuel economy and top of the line technology.

The 2014 Ford Focus hits our Massillon showroom as one of the most popular vehicles on the road. When you have high fuel economy, great technology, and a trophy case full of awards, it is so easy to see why all your friends are driving Fords.

The Focus remains relatively unchanged from last year’s model, but when you test drive for yourself, you’ll understand this car didn’t need changed. The styling of the 2014 Ford Focus revolutionized the industry when it debuted. The trapezoid style grille became the face of Ford, along with those thin headlights and kinetic styling.

And when you talk about any new Ford, you start with great technology and high MPG. With EPA Estimated Highway mileage reaching up to 37 MPG, the Focus will help you avoid the pump. Then with the Focus, technology is a major high point.

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Ford Debuts Lighter, Aluminum 2015 F-150

The 2015 Ford F-150 made its grand debut at the Detroit Auto Show.

The 2015 Ford F-150 made its grand debut at the Detroit Auto Show.

The much-hyped 2015 Ford F-150 showed its face for the first time Monday at the Detroit Auto Show. The 2015 Ford F-150 is 700-pounds lighter than previous models thanks to an innovative aluminum structure and the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine.

Aluminum alloy is already used in the construction of military vehicles including the HMMWV and Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Aluminum helped reduced the size of the F-150 by 700 pounds from the curb weight. Ford says the aluminum leads to better fuel efficiency, heavy loads, and driving dynamics. 70% of weight loss is directly tied to aluminum. The other 30 percent comes from increased use of high-strength steel in its ladder-box frame.

“Our objective was to find materials that allowed us to design the truck to be as tough – or tougher – than the current model, yet could help it be hundreds of pounds lighter for better capability and fuel economy,” said Pete Friedman, Ford’s manager of manufacturing research.

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Ford Predicts Busiest Year Ever

Thanks to launches such as the 2015 Ford Mustang, Ford is predicting its best year ever in 2015.

Thanks to launches such as the 2015 Ford Mustang, Ford is predicting its best year ever in 2015.

The Ford Motor Company says 2014 will be its busiest year ever.

The company will hire 5,000 workers in the United States next year on the heels of a record setting 2013.

“We saw unprecedented growth in the United States this year, especially in the midsize and utility segments,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “With the addition of 16 new products to our showroom, including Ford Mustang, our momentum continues.”

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Ford F-150 EcoBoost Sales top 400,000 in Sales; Saving Millions in Fuel

Sales of Ford F-150 with EcoBoost have exceeded 400,000 units.

Sales of Ford F-150 with EcoBoost have exceeded 400,000 units.

The Ford F-150 with EcoBoost topped 400,000 in sales since its introduction three years ago. With the advanced Fuel Technology in this engine, drivers are using 45,000 fewer gallons of fuel.

Ford F-150 with EcoBoost launched in 2011 and helped lead to a transformation in the brand. The EcoBoost is a great combination of fuel economy and engine power.

Estimated fuel savings are based on the EPA-estimated combined ratings for 2011-13 F-150 EcoBoost models and for the same mix of 5.4-liter V8-equipped 2010 F-150 models, across 400,000 units and 15,000 miles of driving a year. F-150 EcoBoost sales are comprised mostly of 4×4 trucks with EPA-estimated ratings of 15 mpg city and 17 mpg combined, and a smaller percentage of 4×2 trucks with EPA-estimated ratings of 16 mpg city and 18 mpg combined. Ford has had success transitioning many customers to the new EcoBoost offering.

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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Voted Best Snow Vehicle

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is a 2014 Top Safety Pick Plus, making it the best of the best for car safety.

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is a 2014 Top Safety Pick Plus, making it the best of the best for car safety.

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander SE with Super All Weather Control was voted the most Safe SUV in the Snow by WallStCheatSheet.com.

The list comes just in time for winter with snow in the forecast. The Outlander debuted this year, and the website put the SUV at No. 1 thanks to its score in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s crash tests.

As wallstcheatsheet.com says: “The IIHS is wild about the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander, which landed Top Safety Pick Plus designation after scoring the highest rating in all five crash tests.”

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Review: 2014 Ford Escape

 

The 2014 Ford Escape is the perfect blend of great technology and great choices under the hood.

The 2014 Ford Escape is the perfect blend of great technology and great choices under the hood.

The 2014 Ford Escape arrives at George Waikem Ford with the style and technology that helped it become one of America’s most favorite SUVs.

Ford uses four words in its brochure to describe the Escape: Quality, Green, Safe and Smart. We’ll go over all four further later in the blog, but let’s just say that the Escape is gorgeous, it uses Eco-friendly materials, and the technology is both genius and safe.

The current Escape styling debuted last year, and the public loved it. It often broke sales records in the debut year and often challenged for the top vehicle in its class. In fact many publications made it award winning. The Escape has won Popular Mechanic’s Car of the Year Award among other.

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