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

NADA and Cargurus.com 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.

Insure.com 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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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.

Top Models Make North American Car of the Year Short Lists


Photo of North American Car of the Year Award

The 2013 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year Award short list has been released.  These lists of cars and trucks have been edited down from a long list of 45 vehicles that we detailed back in August.

Ford has the most vehicles on this year’s short list, with 3 combined. Nissan’s most innovated year ever is off to a great start, as they have two vehicles in the running.

Soon enough the jurors will edit this list down further to three finalists that will be announced at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2013.

Last year, not surprisingly, the jury selected the Hyundai Elantra as the 2012 North American Car of the Year.

The short list for North American Car of the Year includes:

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The Best Vehicles for Retirees


2012 Subaru Forester

Many of Subaru’s top models are considered the best vehicles for drivers over the age of 65, according to Consumer Reports

Drivers hitting their golden ages remember the vintage muscle cars of the grand era of the American Automobile.

But now as they leave the workforce and enter retirement, they are ready for a new ride, just not the ones they remember from high school.

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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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