Yahoo Autos and Business Insider looked at the used car market, trying to find vehicles available at or less than $10,000. The publications were also looking for vehicles that are fun to drive, safe, stylish, economical and safe.
If you own a quality vehicle in this market, you are driving a gold mine.
There is a huge demand for quality used car vehicles in the market, and the Waikem Auto Family wants to buy your car.
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Many factors, including the recession and natural disasters in American and abroad, meant there were fewer cars available from 2007-2011. That means right now, the quality used cars demand is exceeding the supply. Waikem has to be creative to find these quality used cars, and in fact, Doug Waikem has been featured nationally in the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, Time Magazine and Fox Business News, discussing the demand for used cars.
Consumer Reports has put together a list of the best used cars.
And, not surprisingly, Honda has graced that list with the Fit, Accord, CR-V, and Pilot.
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.
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.
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.
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