Honda recently unveiled the newly redesigned Honda Civic Coupe at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show. The Civic Coupe’s 2012 redesign focused on structural, safety, and interior improvements. For 2014 however, Honda is looking towards style and performance.
The Coupe has gained a more aggressive grille, hood, front fenders, and headlight design. You’ll also see new taillight lenses, sportier front and rear bumpers, new side mirrors, and new wheel designs.
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.SNews 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.
Speaking on Market News, Doug Waikem said available used car inventories are down 20 percent across the country. He said programs like Cash for Clunkers, along with slow new car sales at the end of the 2000s decade, have dealers scrambling to find used cars. As Doug told Fox Business: “We’re out there right now trying to buy anything and everything we can in the used car market.”
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.