Every little bit helps when you’re headed off to college, and Chevy understands that. That’s why the esteemed American vehicle manufacturer offers the Chevy College Discount Program. The program helps college students, recent graduates and grad students a chance to purchase vehicles at a below-MSRP price. The following five Chevy gift ideas will help you choose a reliable, affordable and safe vehicle for your favorite grad.
1. The 2016 Chevrolet Trax is a city-smart SUV for grads who need more space for cargo without the poor gas mileage typically associated with SUVs. It’s an SUV that can easily, safely and affordably be driven in the city and way beyond.
2. The new Chevy Sonic is an ultra affordable small, sporty car that can get up to an EPA-estimated 40 miles-per-gallon on the highway. Even better, this compact vehicle features 10 air bags and was named a 2015 Top Safety Pick by The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.
3. The 2016 Chevy Cruze Limited offers the amenities you’d expect from a high-end, luxury sedan in the convenience and affordability of a compact car. Buy your special grad the Cruze Eco Limited, and they’ll enjoy up to an EPA-estimated 42 miles-per-gallon on the highway.
4. Opt for the 2016 Chevy Spark, and your grad will travel in style to and from school, home for the holidays and everywhere in between. This fuel-efficient vehicle features 10 airbags and a starting MSRP of just $12,660.
5. Purchase the Chevy Malibu Limited, and your grad will enjoy the luxuries, safety and technology of this stylish sedan long after graduation. If you’re looking for a gift that will keep giving, the 2016 Chevy Malibu Limited is it.
Find out more about how you can save big on a vehicle for your grad with the Chevy College Discount Program by contacting us at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas.
If you are in the market for an economical vehicle with plenty of power for commuting or taking the kids back and forth to school or events, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the all-new 2016 Chevy Spark. This model has tons of features so you’ll be comfortable, even if you need to use it for a road trip.
The Spark features Chevrolet MyLink Radio, a 7-inch diagonal touch screen, Bluetooth streaming audio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an AM/FM radio, a USB port, auxiliary input jack, four speakers, a roof-mounted antenna and OnStar Basic for 5 years, which includes RemoteLink mobile app services and Advanced Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification.
The 2016 Spark features 15-inch steel wheels, a rear spoiler, automatic halogen headlights, daytime running lights, solar-absorbing glass, variably intermittent wipers and a two-speed rear intermittent wiper.
The Spark’s interior features a rear console with a storage tray, tilt steering column with a three-spoke steering wheel, driver information center, oil life monitoring system, engine immobilizer, cabin air filter, rear window defroster, front and rear cup holders, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, map pockets, coat hooks and a rear cargo security shelf.
The 2016 Chevrolet Spark features a 1.4-liter engine backed by a continuously variable transmission, four-wheel ABS brakes, electric power steering, an 80-amp alternator and a 375 cold-cranking amp alternator.
The Spark’s safety features include hill start assist, StabiliTrak, brake assist, a rear vision camera, 10 standard airbags, OnStar Guidance Plan for 6 months, OnStar 4G LTE with built in WiFi hotspot, the LATCH system for child safety seats and a tire pressure monitoring system. OnStar Guidance includes stolen vehicle assistance, automatic crash response, turn-by-turn navigation, roadside assistance, advanced diagnostics and more.
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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Spark and to learn more about this model’s safety, security, convenience and entertainment features.
When you choose Classic Chevrolet, you have a choice of leasing or financing. You may want to lease because you like a new vehicle every few years, or you may want to finance because a vehicle lasts you for quite a long time if you don’t put a lot of miles on it.
Benefits of Leasing
When you lease, you get more car for your money. Since you are paying only on the depreciation payments are lower, which means you can go for a more expensive vehicle. Depending on your credit, you may have to come up with a large down payment if you purchase a vehicle. Because you are financing less money for a lease, the down payment could be less. Just keep in mind that the more you put down up front, the less the monthly payments will be; and this goes for leasing or buying.
For those who prefer a new vehicle that is always covered under warranty, leasing might be better. Most leases last approximately three years, and this is usually the length of the new car bumper to bumper warranties. When the lease is up, you pick up a new vehicle with another new warranty. And, you always get any new upgrades or technologies the auto manufacturer implements.
The Downside of Leasing
When you lease a vehicle, you are limited to the number of miles you can drive. Once you pass the restrictions, you are charged a fee per mile you drive. Depending on how much overage you have, those extra miles could really add up, giving you a huge payment when you turn the vehicle in.
You won’t be able to make any modifications to the vehicle unless they are minor modifications that can be reversed before you turn it in. You’ll have to pay a fee for any alterations you make that are not reversed.
And the biggest downside to leasing is that you’re just renting the vehicle and paying interest to finance it. You won’t be building up any equity in the vehicle. You’ll either have to lease a new vehicle, but the vehicle from the dealership or finance another vehicle.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Financing
When you finance a vehicle, you can keep it as long as you want. And, you own the vehicle once the loan is paid off, which means you can build equity in the vehicle. You can also make any modifications you want. And, you are not charged for going over the mileage restrictions.
If you keep the vehicle in good shape, once the loan is paid off, it’s yours and you won’t have any more car payments. Ah, the freedom!
When you finance, you roll the dice on the vehicle’s residual value. If you plan on keeping the vehicle for over five years, this isn’t as important, but if you sell the vehicle four or five years down the road, you could actually lose money.
And, you might need a large down payment to purchase a new vehicle – up to 20 percent. To get the payments to fit in your budget, you’ll have to increase the number of months you finance the vehicle. And when you do that, you are paying more interest.
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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new vehicle and take into consideration the benefits of leasing or financing to decide which way is best for your situation.
The 2016 Volt, available at Classic Chevy, gives ‘range’ a whole new meaning. The new year’s model has an increased electric-only range of 53 miles. When the battery runs out, you can go another 420 miles on the gas engine before you have to fill up.
The Volt features a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that helps charge the dual-motor electric propulsion system and to get you where you’re going when the 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack needs more juice. Because the electric motor has so much torque, the Volt feels quite fast in electric mode.
The Chevrolet Volt beat out rivals Tesla, BMW and Toyota for the Daily News Best Eco-Friendly Vehicle for 2016.
The 2016 Volt’s Safety Features
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt features traction control, brake assist, StabiliTrak and LED daytime running lights. This car is equipped with a passenger sensing system for the airbags, dual-stage front airbags, thorax side impact seat-mounted airbags for the front and rear outboard seating positions, head curtain side-impact airbags for the front and rear outboard seating positions and driver and front passenger knee airbags. When you need assistance, enjoy OnStar Guidance for three years and OnStar Basic for five years. Other features include a rear vision camera, pedestrian safety signal, child locks on the rear doors and windows, the LATCH system for child seats and a tire pressure monitoring system.
The interior features a center console with a covered storage bin and dual front and rear cupholders. A 12-volt power outlet in the rear and two auxiliary power outlets allow you to plug in various devices. It’s also equipped with open storage in front of the shifter, a tilt and telescopic steering column, leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls, an 8-inch diagonal touch screen display and a mode control switch with four modes. There are plenty of other great features on this car such as, OnStar RemoteLink, keyless ignition, express down on all windows, power programmable door locks with lockout protection and remote vehicle start.
Additional features include keyless access, remote keyless entry, cruise control, a theft-deterrent system, remote panic alarm, rear window defroster, leather-wrapped shifter knob and vanity mirrors.
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Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2016 Chevrolet Volt and to learn more about this model’s features. We also have 2017 model year Volts available.
Choosing the perfect mid-size car for your everyday driving needs can seem impossible with so many options on the market. But there’s a reason so many drivers are choosing the affordable, luxurious and fuel efficient 2016 Chevy Malibu over competitors, like the 2016 Toyota Camry or 2016 Honda Accord. The following are six reasons why you should join the masses and choose Chevy.
1. The Chevy Malibu costs less.
You’ll save thousands by choosing the lower-priced Malibu Premier FWD over the comparably-equipped Honda and Toyota models.
2. You’ll enjoy more space.
The 2016 Chevy Malibu features an overall width of 73 inches, an overall wheelbase of 111.4 inches and front head room of 39.1 inches, all of which dwarf the competition. When you need more space for friends, family and cargo, the Malibu is the mid-size vehicle for you.
3. You enjoy industry-leading features.
The 2016 Chevy Malibu is equipped with the latest and greatest vehicle features, like in-vehicle communications and assistance, electronic stability control, keyless entry and more.
4. You’ll get more miles per gallon.
The 2016 Chevy Malibu gets an EPA estimated 22 miles per gallon in the city and an EPA estimate 33 miles per gallon on the highway — both of which are more miles per gallon than the Toyota Camry achieves. That means you’ll save money long after you make your purchase.
5. You’ll enjoy more years of roadside assistance.
Your purchase of a 2016 Malibu comes with 5 years of roadside assistance, while the Toyota Camry is only covered for 2 years.
6. You can feel confident with your Chevy purchase.
Enjoy the peace of mind of purchasing a Chevy with a Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty of 36,000 miles and a Powertrain/Drivetrain Limited Warranty of 60,000 miles.
Stop in and see us at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas, to find out how you can own the Chevy Malibu for the best price in the industry today.
April is National Car Care Month, and that means it’s time to give your vehicle some much-needed attention. These seven awesome car care tips are all you need to make your vehicle look like it was cleaned and maintained by the pros.
1. Regular fluid checks and scheduled oil changes can be the difference between your vehicle driving for 75,000 miles or 300,000. Use high-end oils, brake fluid and grease to ensure your tried and true vehicle stays on the road longer.
2. Flush your cooling system and change your vehicle’s coolant once a year. Use a 50/50 mix of coolant and water to keep your cooling system running properly and to prevent corrosion.
3. Keep your vehicle clean. Washing the exterior of your vehicle does more than make it look good. Always hose away road grime and salt on all sides of your vehicle, especially the underside.
4. Apply a quality coat of wax at least once every six months. Wax protects the exterior of your vehicle from wear and tear and ensure that your paint maintains its like-new glow longer.
5. Park in the shade whenever possible. It sounds so simple, but parking in the shade can prolong the life of your vehicle in many ways. Your vehicle’s interior plastics and vinyl will benefit from UV protectant solutions, and you’ll avoid costly repairs.
6. Use non-acid-based cleaners on your tires. The professionals often use mixed acid solutions to clear away grime on tires. However, it’s best that amateur do-it-yourselfers use non-acid-based cleaners to avoid pitting and oxidizing on bare alloy wheels.
7. Always wash your vehicle by hand. Pulling through an automatic car wash is easy, but your vehicle will never be as clean as when you do it yourself. Use a car wash solution and sponge to get a deep clean that won’t harm your vehicle’s paint.
Don’t forget that you can always bring your vehicle to our experts here at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas. We’ll help prolong the life of your vehicle with scheduled maintenance, body work and more.
Chevrolet is getting ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Camaro with a special edition that will be called the 50th Anniversary Edition, soon to be available at Classic Chevy. It will be available as a coupe and a convertible; and will feature a nightfall gray metallic paint job. Orange and black stripes will accent the paint – they will run down the hood and trunk lid.
The Camaro will also feature 20-inch alloy wheels, a new front splitter, “Fifty” emblems on the front fenders, and the RS package including HID headlights, a trunk-mounted spoiler and LED taillights. The interior features black leather upholstery, 50th Anniversary badges on the seat backs, steering wheel and instrument panels, orange contrast stitching on the dashboard and seats and illuminated door sills.
The 50th Anniversary Edition will come in two trim levels: the 2LT and the 2SS. According to Randy Fox, a Chevrolet spokesperson, the 50th Anniversary Edition will give buyers a choice of a four-cylinder engine, six-cylinder engine and an eight-cylinder engine. All of the engines come with a standard six-speed manual transmission, though buyers can opt for the optional eight-speed automatic transmission.
Chevrolet will be organizing a birthday bash for when the Camaro blows out the 50th candle on September 26, 2016. Keep your eye on this space for more information on the Camaro as it becomes available and about the Chevrolet Camaro birthday bash that Chevy may be planning for this fall.
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Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 50th Anniversary Edition Camaro later this summer when it goes on sale and to learn more about this new model’s convenience, safety, security and entertainment features. We’ll post more specs on the Camaro as they become available, so keep your eyes on this space.
When you stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new truck or two, be sure the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is on the list. This truck, which was up against some heavy-duty competition including the Silverado, the GMC Sierra and the GMC Canyon, was chosen for the Daily News Award’s Truck of the Year.
The Colorado was chosen because of its refined power options, fit and finish and extremely reasonable pricing. Choose from a single cab to a crew cab and something in between and an extended or short bed. The Colorado is available with a six-speed automatic or manual transmission and three engines: the 2.5-liter four-cylinder, 3.6-liter V-6, or the optional 2.8-liter Duramax turbo diesel engine. The 2.8-liter Duramax engine makes the best-in-class towing capacity, torque and fuel economy.
The Colorado starts out at just over $20,000 and ranges up to about $45,000 for some of the higher trim levels. Keep the options you need or want. The Colorado can be a glorified luxury vehicle or a work truck for when you need it. This well-built truck was chosen for the Truck of the Year because it allows you to choose what you need, is well-built and allows you to work or play.
More About the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado
The LT trim level with a two-wheel drive drivetrain features several safety features including StabiliTrak, electronic traction control, OnStar Guidance for six months, OnStar Basic for five years, daytime running lights, a rear vision camera with dynamic guidelines, dual stage front and side impact airbags, driver and front passenger head curtain and seat-mounted side impact airbags for the front and rear outboard seating positions, a passenger-sensing system for the airbags and a tire pressure monitoring system.
The interior features a four-way power driver’s seat, folding rear bench seat in the crew cab models, a front floor console, two USB charging ports, leather-wrapped steering wheel, a multi-color driver instrument information display, power express up and down windows, automatic electronic cruise control, remote keyless entry, engine immobilization, unauthorized entry theft deterrent system, overhead console and illuminated sliding vanity mirrors.
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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and you’ll see for yourself why Daily News Awards chose this model as Truck of the Year.
The brand-new Chevy Colorado Shoreline will hit beaches and roads everywhere this summer. This specialty mid-size pickup was inspired by the popularity of the Chevrolet Colorado, and the company hopes to see the momentum continue with this new stylish yet durable mid-size pickup model.
What You’ll See
You’ll recognize the Colorado Shoreline the moment it hits the road. This ultra-stylish truck will be available in bright exteriors with limited chrome accents and blacked-out trim. Drivers can choose from Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Laser Blue and Red Hot exterior colors. This model also includes a body color front grill, black trim on the door handles, beltline and mirrors, and 18-inch black wheels. Even more, drivers will love the included all-weather floor liners, a year of Sirius XM radio and a spray-in bedliner.
Why the Shoreline?
The Colorado Shoreline exemplifies Chevy’s desire to offer some of the industry’s most unique trucks designed for a specific customer base. California is home to the largest midsize pickup market and more mid-size pickups are sold in Los Angeles than the next two largest markets. These trucks, available in two-wheel and four-wheel drive models, are ideal for the beach and mountain lifestyles enjoyed by Californians.
Choose Chevy for Your Mid-Size Truck
The industry is booming with popular mid-size trucks, but Chevy has proven to offer the best of the best. Since 1911, Chevy has been one of the world’s largest vehicle brands, selling roughly 4 million trucks and cars each year. Chevy offers some of the most fuel-efficient, high-performance and stylish vehicles in the industry. Best of all, Chevy vehicles feature the industry’s leading safety features for an unbeatable value, so you don’t have to spend a fortune to get the truck of your dreams.
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Stop in and see us at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas, to test drive and cruise away with your dream Colorado today.
If you enjoy music festivals, you’ll have plenty to see in and near Dallas during April. Before you head out for the fun, have your vehicle serviced at our Chevrolet service department or stop by our showroom at Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new Chevy to drive to the festivals. Whether you need a new truck, SUV, sedan or coupe, we have the perfect vehicle for you.
Old 97′s County Fair in Dallas
On Saturday, April 16, 2016 starting at 1:00 p.m., head over to Main Street Garden, 1902 Main Street in Dallas for the Old 97′s County Fair. Performers include Deer Tick and Lucero. Enjoy an afternoon of music and fun, plus all that the county fair has to offer this year including midway games, a Ferris wheel, food trucks, dunk tanks, local artists and vendors, corn dogs, funnel cakes, and more. The Old 97′s County Fair is dog friendly.
Off the Rails Country Music Fest
On Saturday, April 23, 2016 starting at 11:00 a.m., enjoy the Off the Rails Country Music Fest, Toyota Stadium, 6000 Main Street, Frisco, Texas, 75034. Enjoy music from Blake Shelton, Eli Young Band, Chris Young, Joe Nichols, Waterloo Revival, Bri Bagwell, Ashley Moore, Mike & the Moonpies, Midland and DJ Rock.
Sunday’s line up includes Sam Hunt, Eric Church, Casey Donahew Band, Chase Rice, Jana Kramer, Chris Janson, Native Run, Hayley Orania and DJ Rock.
Texas Showdown Festival: Buckcherry & Sick Puppies in Dallas
Head over to The Bomb Factory, 2713 Canton Street in Dallas on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at noon for the Texas Showdown Festival with Buckcherry & Sick Puppies. Tickets range from $25 to $40.
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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new vehicle and to learn more about your favorite model including standard options and available options. If you are not ready for a new vehicle just yet, be sure to give our Chevrolet service department a call to schedule an appointment for spring maintenance.