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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Waikem Wins Repository Reader’s Choice Awards

Readers choice

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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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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Ford Flex and Ford Escape Among Coolest Family Vehicles

The 2013 Ford Flex is one of the coolest family vehicles on the road today.

 

2013 Ford Escape

It’s almost family road trip season, and everyone in the family wants to look cool as they travel down the road. If your family is ready to upgrade and become the coolest family in the neighborhood, www.thestreet.com says the Ford Flex and Ford Escape are among the coolest family vehicles.

The Flex might be the overall coolest vehicle on the road. It has all the practicality of the van, but it looks like a modern wagon with a style not seen in any other vehicle on the road. The Flex easily fits seven passengers, and second row passengers get 44 inches of legroom. But even the tallest passengers will easily get into the third row comfortably.

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Kia Soul, Optima voted Cool Family Vehicles

2013 Kia Soul

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

2013 Kia Rio

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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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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Review: 2013 Hyundai Elantra

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra continues the great tradition established by Hyundai over the course of the last decade. The Elantra picks up from the 2012 model, which was named North American Car of the Year. That’s just one of many awards the Elantra has won. Overall, few cars have as many great standard features as the Elantra.

Again, the Elantra comes relatively unchanged in 2013. The 2012 design was considered the North American Car of the Year. So what makes the Elantra so great? When you see it for yourself, you’ll note that this is such a gorgeous vehicle. Hyundai puts great effort into modern design, highlighted by long, swooping headlights and  long, flowing lines that stretch across the side.

Everything inside is also high quality, from the cloth or leather seats, steering wheel design and the design of the center console.

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