AutoTrader’s Best Car With Low Monthly Payments

2013 Hyundai Accent is among four cars voted as best low money new cars.

2013 Hyundai Accent is among four cars voted as best low money new cars.

AutoTrader says the Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent and Kia Soul are among the best new cars with low monthly payments.

AutoTrader was looking for the best new models with payments under $300 per month. Using the a formula that includes 6% sale tax, 10 percent down and national average interest rates and loan terms, AutoTrader considers these models to be top:

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Waikem Offers Discounts to Recent College Graduates

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.

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Study Show Northeast Ohio has Lowest Used Car Prices



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 say Northeast Ohio is the most affordable area to buy a new used car.

NADA and 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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Waikem Featured in the Wall Street Journal


Doug Waikem,. co-owner of the Waikem Auto Family, was featured in the Wall Street Journal on Feb. 21, 2013.

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.

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The Least Expensive 2013 Cars to Insure

2013 Ford Edge

The 2013 Ford Edge SE is the least expensive 2013 Model to Insure. has compiled a list of the 20 least expensive 2013 cars to insure. And there is good news! Models from Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Honda, Subaru, and Ford have all made the list.

Many of the vehicles on this list are SUVs or Crossovers. Of this, Russ Rader, spokesperson for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, says:

“These are vehicles used largely by families. They’re going to the mall, taking kids to school and driving to sports practices on the weekends. They’re not getting into a lot of crashes.”

A lack of accidents and low repair costs are making for lower insurance costs.

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Top Models Best for Small Families

2012 Honda Civic

There is nothing small about the small family.

Your kids have book bags, school supplies, sports equipment, and they always require an extra bag of clothes.

So even the small family needs space.  But what is the best car for small families?

MSN has examined them all, and they find the Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia and Subaru models to be the best for the Small Families:


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Honda, Ford, Kia have Top 3 Row Models

Honda Odyssey Minivan

If you have  big family, you know the need for third row seat.

It can be a crowded and complicated quest to find that perfect third row choice though.

Should I get the SUV? The Extended Wagon? Or the Minivan?

Luckily for us, KBB recently announced which are the best three-row vehicles less than $30,000. Not surprising, the Honda Odyssey was KBB’s No.1 Choice. But many other top models also finished in the top ten:

Best Three Row Vehicles Under $30,000, According to Kelly Blue Book:

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KBB: Buy Kia, Subaru, Honda Models New

2013 Kia Rio

Kelly Blue Book compared the prices of new and late model used cars for each model, and announced their list of “10 Used Cars You Should Buy New.”

Among those listed were some of our top models.

Subaru Impreza 2.0i. KBB says the difference between a new and a 2011 model is just 0.9%

Honda Fit Sport: KBB compared the new model to the 2011, and found a difference of just 1.4%

Kia Rio LX: KBB compare the newest models to 2011s and found a difference of just 2.1 percent

Whether you are seeking the newest or the late model choices, we always have a great selection.

MSN Ranks America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Cars

MSN Autos researched and studied what are the most fuel efficient vehicles in America, and on Thursday they submitted the top 37 models.

It should come as no surprise that many of our top models are the most fuel efficient in the nation. And it should come as no surprise the Hyundai, America’s most fuel efficient model, placed four vehicles in the list. Ford had 3 cars on the list. Honda also had 3 cars make the list. Kia and Nissan’s most fuel efficient models were also selected to the list.

If you want the best fuel economy, MSN suggests checking out the top plug in models.

The notables on the list as followed:

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Top Models Voted Best For Teens

Best Cars for Teens 2012

As your teen starts another year of High School or College, they’ve probably saved up some money this summer to start school in new ride.

But what’s the best ride for your teen? Consumer Reports compared the top models on safety and reliability and came up with their list of “Best Cars for Teens.” Many of our top models new and pre-owned made the list. Check them out here and scroll down for the complete list.

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