For a first-time car buyer it can be a difficult process picking just the right car. To make things easier Autotrader has compiled a list of the ‘Best New Cars for First-Time Buyers: 2014 Edition’. They have chosen several of our favorites from Hyundai, Nissan, Honda, Ford, and Kia. They’ve taken into account value, efficiency, versatility, and performance performance.
When shopping for an affordable vehicle we often times have to sacrifice style. However, that is not the case with two of the coolest cars from Honda.
Kelley Blue Book has put together a list of the coolest cars for under $18,000, using their Fair Purchase Price.
The Honda Civic and the Honda Fit have both landed themselves on this cool list.
The Kia Cadenza is a brand new vehicle, the first luxury offering by the Kia lineup.
The Cadenza was first seen at the Detroit Auto Show, and we saw it at the Cleveland Auto Show earlier this year, and now it’s finally arrived at the dealership of Waikem Kia in Massillon, Ohio. When we saw it in person, we marveled at the new level of luxury being offered by the Kia model.
The Kia Cadenza is known as the K7 back home in South Korea. It’s one of the most popular vehicles in Asia, and that plus the success of the 2013 Kia Optima SXL in America motivated Kia to make this model. It is also based off the Hyundai Azera and added European styling cues.
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.
During the press preview day at the 2013 Atlanta International Auto Show, the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA) named the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe the best new crossover.
GAAMA President, Davis Adams said:
“For this year’s Best Crossover Award, GAAMA chose the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe for its handsome new design, luxurious interior, impressive technologies, accessible pricing and the flexibility for 5- and 7- passenger configurations.”
The award is determined by a panel of judges consisting of automotive journalists from around the southern United States. The judges look at all-new vehicles that stand out in terms of value, performance, innovation, and features.
The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe can have a seven-passenger capability and a 290 horsepower 3.3 liter V6. Add to that the beautifully designed exterior, and you have a vehicle that is truly deserving of awards.
Two U.S News & World Report “Best Cars for the Money” Awards have gone to the 2013 Honda Fit.
The Fit was given the awards in the Subcompact and Hatchback categories.
U.S News & World Report look at the quality and value of the vehicles. Quality scores are compiled from the current U.S News car rankings at the time the awards are published. U.S News compares cars on the basis of safety, reliability and a consensus of industry experts’ opinions. Value is measured by a combination of a vehicle’s five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the vehicle at the time the awards are published.
Nissan is an important leader in energy performance with three new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR® accolades on the shelf, including the 2013 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, the highest honor given to select organizations that are dedicated to protecting the environment through energy efficiency.
Waikem has become the expert on finding used cars in a nationwide used car shortage. Doug Waikem was in the Wall Street Journal last week, discussing what we are doing to find cars in this market. Following the Wall Street Journal and Yahoo articles, Doug was guest on Fox Business Friday afternoon.
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.