Honda Civic LX Voted Best Base Model

The 2013 Honda Civic LX was named one of the best base models by cars.com.

The 2013 Honda Civic LX was named one of the best base models by cars.com.

Cars.com says the 2013 Honda Civic LX is among the best base model cars.

The redesigned 2013 Honda Civic LX has a glut of special features, even at the base price, and we think this is an obvious choice. Even at the base price,you’ll get a rearview camera, tilt-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, USB and Pandora capabilities.

Honda really stepped its game up for the new year to add all these great features at the prices you can afford.
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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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Kia Soul, Optima voted Cool Family Vehicles

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Let’s face it, the minivan faces a stigma as an uncool vehicle. Every member of family wishes they were in a two door coupe sports car during the daily commute, but your family needs more than that. So how do you look cool and still have room for everyone to fit inside?

Luckily www.thestreet.com says the Kia Soul and Kia Optima are among the top family vehicles you can still look in cool in.

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Review: 2013 Kia Rio

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The 2013 Kia Rio is the smallest and least expensive of the Kia car lineup. But smallest doesn’t mean small, as the Kia Rio provides you you with a ton of space for storage or friends while also giving you impressive fuel economy. Add in the modern styling, long list of available features and a great warranty, you cannot go wrong with the Kia Rio.

The Rio is a fan favorite among young professionals getting their life started, or the family looking for something to go along with the SUV. There is a four door sedan and 5 door hatchback model, but whichever you choose, you will get a lot space for your daily travels.

SPACE

Four can comfortably fit on the inside, but when space needs outweigh people, you’d be surprised at how much you can store inside. The Rio 5-door also lets you conveniently carry passengers, cargo or a combination of both, thanks to its easily adjustable seating configurations. fold down the entire back seat, or take advantage of the 60/40 rear split seat, and all the luggage and equipment for your 3 day weekend will fit inside.

The Kia Rio also features a cargo covers which allows you to cover your cargo safely.

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

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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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Ford Fusion, Escape Post All-Time March Sale Records

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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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Waikem Mitsubishi Receives A-Plus Rating with BBB

The Better Business Bureau gives Waikem Mitsubishi  an A-Plus Rating and names Waikem Mitsubishi an Accredited Business.

BBB letter grades represent the BBB’s opinion of the business. Grades are based on BBB file information about the business. A-Plus ratings are the highest rating any business can achieve with the BBB. BBB gives Waikem Mitsubishi  an A-Plus Rating based on the following factors:

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2013 Honda Civic Named a Top Safety Pick Plus

 

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The 2013 Honda Civic was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The redesigned 2013 Honda Civic was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus, the highest safety rating a vehicle can receive. The Civic is now the first and only small car to receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus designation.

“If you want a compact car with a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, the 2013 Honda Civic is the only choice,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. “We believe this is a distinct competitive advantage, especially as more and more consumers place a premium on crash rating performance.”

Top Safety Pick Plus is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s newest top ranking, which separates out the best of best for safety. IIHS scores the 2013 Honda Civic Good in the moderate overlap front test results, Good for the small overlap front test, good for side impact test results, and good for roof strength test. To achieve Top Safety Pick Plus status, a vehicle  must receive a score of good in at lease 4 of 5 tests and no less than acceptable in the fifth test. Less than 20 vehicles across the United State have been designated as a Top Safety Pick Plus.

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Study Show Northeast Ohio has Lowest Used Car Prices

 

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Northeast Ohio dealerships like the Waikem Auto Family in Massillon, Ohio, report the lowest prices of used cars in America, according to NADA.

The National Automobile Dealers Association and CarGurus.com say Northeast Ohio is the most affordable area to buy a new used car.

NADA and Cargurus.com recently released it study earlier this month, reporting that if you are looking for a used car in Northeast Ohio,  you are getting one at the lowest cost in the country. According to their study, used cars in Cleveland, Ohio, cost on average nearly 6 percent less than the national average. Used cars in Akron, Ohio, cost 4 percent less than the national average. Many other Great Lakes Cities, such as Buffalo, NY, Detroit, MI and Toledo, Ohio, also made the list of least expensive cities to buy a new car.

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Hyundai Elantra, Accent Voted Best Cars Under $20K

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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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