Honda Unveils Redesigned Civic Coupe at SEMA

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.

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Two Hondas Named Coolest Cars

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One of the coolest and most affordable cars on the market.

 

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.

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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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2013 Honda Fit wins Two ‘Best Cars for the Money’ Awards

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2013 Honda Fit ‘Best Car for the Money’.

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.

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Doug Waikem Featured on Fox Business

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Doug Waikem,. co-owner of the Waikem Auto Family, was featured on Fox Business.

Doug Waikem, Co-Owner of the Waikem Auto Family, was featured on Fox Business News Channel Friday, talking again about the innovative strategies of finding used cars in today’s market.

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. 

 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.”

Waikem Featured in the Wall Street Journal

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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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KBB: Buy Kia, Subaru, Honda Models New

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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.