Review: 2014 Ford Fiesta

The 2014 Ford Fiesta features best in class 41 MPG.

The 2014 Ford Fiesta features best in class 41 MPG.

The 2014 Ford Fiesta returns with best in class fuel economy, an innovative engine and an all new style. The driver seeking something fun and fuel efficient should fall in love with this Fiesta.

When you’re thinking about the Fiesta, you should start with the fuel economy. Your 2014 Ford Fiesta will get up to 41 MPG, the only subcompact to get more than 40 MPG according to Ford. Achieve 41 MPG when you choose the Super Fuel Economy Package, which includes the 1.6 liter engine and PowerShift automatic transmission.

Under the hood, the Fiesta does feature an optional new 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine. The new EcoBoost engine was already named the “International Engine of the Year Award,” by a panel of 87 automotive journalists. The new engine received the highest score of any engine in the 15-year history of the awards.

But even though it’s small, the EcoBoost engine doesn’t disappoint. Ford says the Fiesta produces 123 horsepower, claiming that it delivers more power for its size than even the Lamborghini Aventador. Learn more: Ford engines are getting smarter.

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Craig Waikem, Internet Department Featured in Automotive News

Craig Waikem and the Waikem Internet Department were featured in Automotive News' 40 under 40 edition.

Craig Waikem and the Waikem Internet Department were featured in Automotive News’ 40 under 40 edition.

Craig Waikem and the Waikem Auto Family’s cutting-edge internet department was featured in Automotive News’ 40 under 40 special edition.

Waikem, the BDC and Internet Director at the Waikem Auto Family, was one of 40 people under the age of 40 nationwide to be featured in this section.

Craig is 28 years old and the thrid generation of the family-owned business on the Stark Auto Mile between Canton and Massillon.

“At a dealership where he works alongside his dad, two uncles and two cousins, Craig Waikem is making a name for himself,” Auto News says of Waikem.

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Review: 2013 Ford Expedition

The 2013 Ford Expedition remains one of the best vehicles for hauling a boat, hauling large cargo or hauling your kids around town.

The 2013 Expedition is one of the last vehicles to carry the traditional four-bar designed grille and has the classic Ford look. The Expedition has always been the top choice for those seeking a lot of space. You can fit up to 8 people on the inside, but when cargo needs are greater than people needs, simply fold down the seats. Then the Expedition becomes a makeshift moving van with up to 108.3 cubic feet on the Expedition and 130.8 on the Expedition Extended Length.

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Quicklane of Perry Township wins Reader’s Choice Award

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Quicklane of Perry Township is the best service center in Northeast Ohio, according to the reader’s of the Canton Repository.

Quicklane of Perry Township on Lincoln Way was selected as the Best Oil Change, Best Brake Service and Best Repair Facility in the annual awards selected by the Stark and Summit County readers of the Canton Repository.

The newly renovated Quicklane of Perry Township  features 8 new service bays, including some devoted to heavy duty trucks.

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Review: 2014 Honda Odyssey

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The updated 2014 Honda Odyssey has great new special features and great technology

The updated 2014 Honda Odyssey has hit the Waikem Honda showroom. With its genius features, updated styling and improved fuel economy, the Odyssey is still the ultimate family vehicle.

When you talk about what’s new, you have to start with HondaVac, the vacuum cleaner built right into the van. It seems so obvious now, but it did take until 2014 for someone to think of it. The vacuum is installed in cargo area, and features a long hose and two attachments. We know your kids are messy and sometimes there’s a spill in the second or third row. Now with the HondaVac you’ll be able to sweep out the van on the go. We love the HondaVac and think it’s a true game changer. It comes standard on the Elite Touring model.

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Waikem Wins Repository Reader’s Choice Awards

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Readers of the Canton Repository chose the Waikem Auto Family as the best Automotive Service Department and the area’s Best Employer.

The Waikem Auto Family Service Departments pride themselves in having the area’s best service. We do all repairs, big or small at our seven new car franchises — Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Kia, Honda, Subaru, Ford and Nissan. But we will service all makes and models at any Lincoln Way Auto Mile Service Department.

Our service departments use the latest technology. We recently completed major renovations at the both the Ford/Nissan and Mitsubishi, Hyundai and Kia service departments. The new service lane at Ford/Nissan features a large, convenient customer welcome area, expanded waiting room, secure overnight drop box, expanded hours on Monday and Thursday, and museum quality vintage automobile memorabilia.

The Waikem Body Shop was also named the Best Body Shop in the Reader’s Choice Awards.

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Review: 2014 Nissan Versa Note

The all-new 2014 Nissan Versa Note features best in class fuel economy and great use of space.

The all-new 2014 Nissan Versa Note features best in class fuel economy and great use of space.

The 2014 Nissan Versa Note is the hatchback version of the recently redesigned model.

The Versa Note was released for the first time recently, and in some ways is a combination of the 2013 Nissan Versa under the hood and the Nissan Leaf on the outside. Some of the key highlights of the Versa Note include the lowered price, best in class fuel economy, great use of space and some great available features.

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Review: 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

The much-hyped 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander has made its way to Waikem Mitsubishi. We were excited to see this all-new redesign in person, and our first spin was everything we hoped it would be.

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is more fuel efficient and lighter than past models. Add in a redesigned, upscale interior, and the Outlander is primed to be a top choice in the Crossover segment.

So what’s new? Everything really. Let’s start with the body. Outside the Mitsubishi Outlander comes with a lighter, more sleek body. In fact, Mitsubishi says the new Outlander is 220 pounds lighter than previous body. Through wind tunnel testing, the Outlander is 7% less wind resistant. Up front you’ll notice a new fascia and all new super-wide HID headlights. It will come in 6 different exterior color option.

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Honda Models Named Best Family Cars

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The Honda AccordHonda Civic and Honda CR-V were named some of the best vehicles for families, according to a study by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com

The auto and parenting sites considered safety, fuel economy, technology and connectivity to complete its rankings.

With that said, it’s easy to see why all these models are on the list.

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Review: 2013 Hyundai Accent

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The 2013 Hyundai Accent is the smallest economy offering from the Hyundai brand. There’s nothing economy about this model, as it doesn’t cut any corners on the way to being one of the best values on the road today. You’ll get great styling, tremendous fuel economy and a long list of features.

Style-wise, the Accent takes a lot of cues from its bigger brothers the Elantra and Sonata. Like those vehicle, the Accent features Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculptured design. The aerodynamic shape that is the trademark of Hyundai features the long, thin swooping headlights and the crease down the side that is absolutely gorgeous. The Accent offers a great collection of stylish colors as well, as it is available in 9 exterior colors and 5 separate fabric and color choices.

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