Honda, Ford and Nissan top MPG list

We’ve all cringed lately as we filled our vehicle, and the worst parts is, the gas prices are still rising.

We know you are going to want and need a vehicle with higher MPGs, and the good news is, we proudly carry many of the most fuel efficient models on the road today.

Consumer Reports recently tested all the top models, and Honda and Ford had the top four fuel-efficient models.

According to their tests, the Civic LX is No. 1, coming in at 47 MPG. The Civic EX comes in with 43 MPG. The Ford Fiesta SE and Sedan models are three and four, reaching 45 and 43 MPG respectively.

Many of our top models reach beyond MPG, including the manual transmission Honda CR-V (45), Nissan Versa SV Sedan (40), Fiesta SES manual hatchback (42), and Ford Fusion Hybrid (40).

Take back the pump, check out these models when considering your next model. If they are going to charge this much, it’s best to be prepared.

The Cleveland Auto Show is almost here

It’s almost time for the Cleveland Auto Show! This year’s show takes place between Feb. 25 and March 4 at the IX Center, and there are many fun events planned for the show.

Your one-stop place for all latest news is Go there today and get a feel for what to expect from this year’s show.

Your friends from the Waikem Blog will be at the show all-day Friday, Feb. 24, so make sure to follow along all day, and keep the conversation going on Twitter under #ixautoshow, and follow live updates on Facebook. Enjoy the show!

Honda Civic rated least toxic

The 2012 Honda Civic is the least-toxic vehicle on the road today, according to recent studies. Ford has the overall healthiest cars on the market., a project of the Ecology Center, recently credited Honda, Ford and others for using the least off-gassing plastics, materials that can lead to volatile organic compound emissions.

Other popular models which received the “Low” rating include:

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Many 2009 Hondas are very dependable

Editor’s Note: The Waikem Blog is devoting its next few posts to the recent J.D. Power “Most Dependable Vehicles” Awards. Please scroll up or down for the latest recaps from each of your favorite manufacturers. Don’t forget to log on to for the latest Cleveland Auto Show news.

Three of Honda’s 2009 models are among the most dependable in their class.

They were in the top three of the prestigious “Most Dependable Vehicles” awards as part of the annual J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Vehicle Dependability StudySM

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National Recognition for Waikem Honda

Waikem Honda continues to stand out from Honda dealers across the U.S.

The dealership was again awarded the “Counsel of Sales Leadership” award for 2011. This award is given to the top 15 percent of all Honda dealers in the nation, and we are pleased to receive this award for the second consecutive year.

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