Top New Features in the All-New Tahoe LTZ

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When you stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe 4WD LTZ, you’ll notice that this model has many top safety, convenience, entertainment and security features. This SUV is perfect for commuting, driving the kids around, car pooling and road trips. It also has plenty of space for a huge shopping trip.

Engine and Transmission

The 2015 Tahoe 4WD LTZ features Chevrolet’s 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine. The engine features variable valve timing, direct injection and active fuel management so that even with the amount of horsepower it has, it still gets good gas mileage. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission that is electronically controlled and features a tow/haul mode and overdrive. This combination makes 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm.

Mechanical Features

Top mechanical features include keyless start, a heavy-duty locking rear differential, four-wheel drive, an external engine oil cooler, an auxiliary transmission cooler, a 150-amp alternator, a seven-wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits and a rear multi-link suspension with coil springs.

Safety Features

Safety features include an electrical theft deterrent for unauthorized entry, four-wheel ABS disc brakes, Chevrolet’s StabiliTrak stability control system with traction control, OnStar Directions and Connections for 6 months and OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in WiFi hotspot.

Directions and Connections includes stolen vehicle assistance, automatic crash response, turn-by-turn navigation and roadside assistance.

The Tahoe features frontal and side impact airbags for the driver and front passenger, inboard seat-mounted side-impact airbags and head side curtain airbags for all of the rows in the outboard seating positions and an automatic occupant sensing system for the front passenger and the presence of a child.

Additional features include a rear vision camera, front and rear parking assist, a rear cross traffic alert sensor, side blind zone alert, lane change alert, lane departure warning with a safety alert seat, forward collision alert sensor, the LATCH system for child seats and a tire pressure monitoring system.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and to learn more about this model’s entertainment, safety, security and convenience features.

Top Accessories to Add to Your Chevy

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The accessories you choose for your vehicle depends on the type of vehicle you are driving – or the type you intend on buying or leasing from Classic Chevy. You can make your Chevy your own with certain accessories – or you can make your vehicle more practical.

Trucks

Pick up a bed extender to add an extra 2 feet to the bed of your truck. These come in handy when you need to haul 8-foot lumber in a 6-foot bed. The bed extender fits over the open tailgate and keeps things from falling out of the bed.

Bedliners and mats keep the inside of the bed from being scratched up from the things you haul. They also keep things from sliding around in the back.

If you add a toolbox to your bed, you may want to add a bed step so that you can reach into the center of the box without having to climb in the bed of the truck.

One of the neatest accessories for a Silverado, especially if you like to camp or go hunting, is a sport tent. The tent is water- resistant and converts the bed into a camper. The tent features a waterproof floor and is made specifically for the Silverado bed.

Cars

Cars have limited space so a roof rack is a good addition if you are constantly trying to cram big things in the back seat or the cargo area. Choose from cargo management items to better organize the trunk, remote start if your vehicle didn’t come equipped with it, license plate holders, a spoiler kit, window deflectors and splash guards. Interior accessories include door sill plates, floor mats and pedal covers.

No matter what you drive, you should have a good first aid kit and a roadside assistance package in the event of an emergency. You can also pick these items up at our accessory shop.

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Visit Classic Chevrolet to pick up or have accessories installed or to have other service completed on your vehicle. If you are looking for a new vehicle, stop by our showroom to test drive your next new car, truck or SUV.

DFW Events this Spring

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When you buy a new vehicle from Classic Chevy, you’ll want to drive it a lot while it has that new car smell. Driving it to spring events will give you that chance. The Dallas-Ft. Worth area has tons of spring events and you’re sure to find something that the entire family will enjoy.

All-Con

No matter what age you or our family members are, all will enjoy All-Con’s variety of fantasy, comic books, science fiction, anime, mystery and other genres. You may even run into celebrities at this event. Enjoy costume contests, performances, workshops and more. The event will be held from March 12 through March 15, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14315 Midway Road, Addision, Texas, 75001. Hours are Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 a.m.; and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit all-con.net.

Savor Dallas

Savor Dallas is the celebration of food, wine, arts and spirits. The event features the International Grand Tasting, Arts District Wine Stroll, an event at the Dallas Arboretum and events at other locations. Savor Dallas will be held from March 19, 2015 through March 22, 2015 at various locations. For more information visit savordallas.com.

Cowtown Goes Green

Head over to the Fort Worth Stockyards on March 14, 2015 from noon until 4:30 p.m. for the Cowtown Goes Green St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting Irish music and more. After the 4:00 p.m. cattle drive, there will be a parade. Children’s events are free. For more information, visit stockyardstation.com.

Visit Classic Chevy

If you are not in the market for a new vehicle, be sure to contact us to set up a spring service appointment for your vehicle. And, if you are considering a new vehicle this year – sooner rather than later – be sure to stop by to test drive one or more vehicles. When shopping for a new vehicle, be sure to ask your Classic Chevrolet salesperson about the various features and additional options for each vehicle.

Cruise with a 2015 Cruze LS this Spring

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If you are in the market for a Chevrolet with excellent fuel economy, stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze LS. This economical sedan has many features including safety features and convenience features.

Mechanical

The 2015 Cruze LS features a 1.8-liter engine with variable valve timing and sequential multi-point fuel injection. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission with overdrive. This combination puts out 138 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 125 pound-feet of torque at 3,800 rpm. The Cruze gets 22 mpg* in the city and 35 mpg* on the highway. This front-wheel drive model features a battery with 438 cold cranking amps, a 130-amp alternator and electric power steering.

Safety Features

Safety features include four-wheel ABS brakes, StabiliTrak stability control system, traction control, daytime running lamps, OnStar Directions and Connections for 6 months, OnStar Basic for 5 years, a trunk emergency release handle, frontal and knee airbags for the driver and front passenger, side impact seat-mounted airbags, side impact roof rail-mounted airbags and a passenger sensing system.

Interior Features

Interior features include premium cloth seating, a silver-painted center stack and instrument panel cluster accent rings, a rear 60/40 split folding seat with adjustable head restraints, center console with sliding armrest, storage in the center console, 12-volt auxiliary power outlets, cup holders, a tilt and telescopic steering column, a three-spoke comfort grip steering wheel, driver information center, a center stack with ambient LED back lighting, express down on all windows, remote keyless entry, engine immobilizer and anti-theft alarm and power programmable door locks with lockout protection.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include Bluetooth, an enhanced acoustic package, six speakers, USB port in the center console, AM/FM stereo, MP3 decoder, CD player, SiriusXM radio and OnStar with 4G LTE capability.

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze and to learn more about this economical sedan’s convenience, safety, security and entertainment features.

Chevrolet Recognized for Climate Leadership

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When you stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new Chevrolet, keep in mind that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership awarded Chevrolet a Climate Leadership for Innovative Partnerships award because of the company’s Clean Energy Campus Campaign.

Chevrolet purchased $5 million in carbon credits to help college campuses pay for energy projects to help themselves be more energy efficient and sustainable. Chevrolet even retired the credits so they could be used for colleges instead of offsetting its own emissions.

The funding opportunity is available for all K-12 schools, colleges and universities in the United States. The Verified Carbon Standard, developed by Chevrolet, helps schools determine whether carbon-reduction performances are eligible for funding through Chevrolet. A school may choose to submit individual certified buildings or submit campus-wide performance.

Since schools need large-scale energy efficiency, it is expensive; and Chevrolet found a way to help finance those energy projects. Students also asked campus leaders to secure funding. Chevrolet’s Clean Energy Campus Campaign is part of the company’s goal to reduce eight million metric tons of carbon emissions. This is the equivalent to the carbon reduction put out by a mature forest as big as Yellowstone Park does each year.

Visit Classic Chevy

Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a Chevy, whether a pickup, heavy duty pickup, sedan, coupe or SUV. Each purchase through dealerships such as Classic Chevy helps Chevrolet fund programs such as the Clean Energy Campus Campaign. Since Chevrolet is not using carbon credits to offset their emissions, that means they are able to manufacture the vehicles within acceptable emissions ranges without having to apply for credits.

You can be sure that when you are driving a Chevrolet, you are driving a vehicle from a manufacturer that is doing its part in reducing carbon emissions and other gases.

Classic Chevrolet Goes to Bat for NTXBC Dirtbags

Classic Chevrolet is partnering with the NTXBC Dirtbags in Grapevine.  Classic Chevrolet has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, a monetary contribution, invitations to FREE instructional clinics, and an opportunity for community members to earn additional donations for their league via a Test Drive fundraiser.

“Playing the game of baseball helps kids develop skills like leadership, cooperation and sportsmanship while bringing families and communities together to show their support. Classic Chevrolet and Chevrolet Youth Baseball are proud to participate in a sport that brings so many smiles to kids and families in Grapevine.” said Eric Hall, Internet Sales Director for Classic Chevrolet. “Chevrolet believes that in play, there are possibilities and supports the spirit of teamwork that baseball instills in its players.”

2015 marks Chevrolet’s Youth Baseball program’s tenth year, and since its introduction has helped aid local teams, benefiting more than 3.5 million young people in communities where Chevrolet’s customers live, work and play. In 2014, more than 1,600 Chevrolet dealers participated across the country.

Classic Chevrolet will present the NTXBC Dirtbags with an equipment kit that includes useful items such as bags, batting tees, catcher’s gear, water bottles and Chevrolet Youth Baseball T-shirts. The sponsorship also includes youth clinics featuring current and former MLB/MiLB players and coaches, and instructors from Ripken Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.

In addition, Classic Chevrolet will present a check representing a one-time monetary contribution to NTXBC Dirtbags.  Sponsored leagues across the country will have the chance to earn additional funds as community members take test drives at their partnering dealership to help support the league.

In addition to its commitment to youth baseball, Chevrolet also is the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball™.

“Chevrolet vehicles are designed and built for families, safety and fun, so we encourage young people and their parents to make a Chevrolet the official vehicle of their household,” said Hall.

For more information about Chevrolet Youth Baseball, please visit www.youthsportswired.com.

About Classic Chevrolet
The Durant family has been in the Chevrolet business since 1960. Tom Durant owned his first dealership in 1972. He purchased Classic Chevrolet in 1988. An opportunity to relocate in 1992 allowed Classic Chevrolet and its employees to move to Grapevine Texas on an 11 acre 65,000 sq. ft. facility.

In the last 24 years, Classic Chevrolet has expanded to 55 acres, with a new large truck center, a commercial specialty vehicle facility, an enormous separate building for pre-owned vehicles and a state-of-the-art body shop, making Classic Chevrolet one of the largest new and pre-owned vehicle retailers in the area.

We are located within two miles of the north end of DFW Airport and at the intersection of SH 114 & 121 on William D. Tate Blvd. In other words, we’re right in the heart of the Metroplex.

The 2016 Chevy Volt

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In mid January, 2015, Chevrolet unveiled the 2016 Volt, Chevrolet’s electric car, soon to be available at Classic Chevy. The new Volt has an extended range and a sportier design than the 2015 model year had. It features 50 miles of electric car range, is more efficient than the previous model and has stronger acceleration. With this new model, consumers can expect to visit the charging station every 400 miles with regular charging; and you’ll be able to travel over 1,000 miles before you have to visit the gas station.

Chevrolet replaced the old electric motor set up with a two-motor drive unit, which is up to 12 percent more efficient. The new drive unit is also 100 pounds lighter than the old drive unit. Because of the double motor setup, the Volt’s acceleration from zero to 30 mph increased by 19 percent.

Battery capacity has also increased – it is now 18.4 kWh and used 96 fewer cells than the current generation. The new battery capacity is just 192 cells, and that reduced the Volt’s weight by over 20 pounds.

Additional features include Regen on Demand™, a new 1.5-liter range extender engine that runs on regular unleaded fuel and gets 41 mpg,* quieter ride, stronger body, a new braking system, it now seats up to five passengers, has location-based charging capability and has a 120-volt portable cord that is easier to use and more compact than the old charging cord.

And, the power plant is not the only thing that has changed. The 2016 Volt has a new design with performance designs to make it more aerodynamic, active grille shutters, a more contemporary appearance, new colors, blue ambient lighting inside, dual digital color displays – both 8 inches, and an easier-to-navigate center dash system.

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The new Volt is not expected to be released until mid-2015. Keep your eye on this space or visit Classic Chevrolet for more information as it becomes available.

Classic Pre-Owned in Grapevine Donates 15-Passenger Van to the Arc

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Pictured from left to right: – Brooke Dieterlen , The Arc; Danny Bowen, Classic Preowned

Convenient transportation is a luxury that many of us take for granted. But for the dozens of teachers and volunteers of The Arc of Collin Dallas & Rockwall counties, transportation for large groups of special needs clients to activities, programs and services is crucial. Brooke Dieterlen, Executive Director of The Arc Collin, Dallas & Rockwall Counties Chapter explained the significance of the 15-Passenger Chevy Van being donated by Classic Chevy Preowned in Grapevine. “Our clients attend classes in 3 area centers and love their teachers and the programs. But the curriculum is limited by a lack of reliable transportation to activities in the real world that are vital to helping them develop real life-skills. We want them to learn the most basic things like going grocery shopping.

“Until today, The Arc has rented a van or bus and paid that expense out of the budget that would have also been used to pay for the field trips themselves. “Until now, we’ve been hindered by the lack of flexibility to coordinate the logistics to organize field trips amongst all 3 centers. But now with this incredible donation of a practically new 15-Passenger van, the possibilities to take our clients anywhere are endless“, adds Brooke. “It even has club doors that swing out and allow for easy access for wheelchair bound individuals.” Danny Bowen, General Manager of Classic Preowned arranged to donate the 2014 Chevy 15-passenger van to the Arc. “We didn’t want to give them anything that was high miles or out of warranty. This is an excellent multi-passenger van that retails for at least $26,000 and only has 14,000 miles on it.

With the GM Certified Pre-Owned Owner Care Program, they’ll get heightened coverage that includes a 2 year/30,000 mile maintenance plan with free oil changes, tire rotations and multi-point vehicle inspections. And that’s on top of the remaining factory warranty with a 12-month/12,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and includes roadside assistance. It’s a completely stress-free solution to their transportation needs.”

The Arc was formed in 1951 by a group of parents of children with disabilities who joined forces to fight for their children’s rights to be educated in the public school system. The Arc of today still serves as a voice for those with intellectual or developmental disabilities to improve their quality of life and allow them the chance to get a quality education, be welcomed into the workforce and allow them the chance to live productive lives.

“Our Arc Days, Summer Camps and Arc Afternoon outings are just some of the programs what will benefit by the freedom of transportation that Classic Preowned has provided. It’s a gift that we simply cannot thank them enough for”, said Brooke Dieterlen.

Danny Bowen and all of the Classic Preowned team shared in The Arc’s enthusiasm, “we’re blessed to be fortunate enough to have this organization here to take care of those in need in our community. Providing this van to them is the least we could do.”

Spring Break Ideas

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Instead of heading toward the typical spring break destinations, pick a place that is on your bucket list. Whether it’s the mountains, a trip through the plains or a trip to a destination near Ft. Worth – a place you’ve never visited before – get your Chevy ready and packed up for a week and a half of fun. Before you head out, be sure to call Classic Chevy to have your vehicle serviced, or if you are planning on buying a new vehicle sooner rather than later, stop by our showroom to pick out a new car, truck or SUV for the trip.

Visit the Mountains

Head east to the Cumberland Plateau and the Blue Ride Mountains of Tennessee and the Carolinas. If you head east on Interstate 40, you can stop in Memphis, Nashville, then head over to Muddy Pond, just outside of Monterey in the eastern part of middle Tennessee to pick up some Mennonite quilts and wooden home accessories.

On your way through eastern Tennessee, stop by Dollywood and visit Gatlinburg. Catch the Blue Ridge Parkway and drive it through North Carolina and into Virginia. Be sure to take plenty of breathtaking pictures at the overlooks that line the Parkway. Stop at Little Switzerland and other stops along the way.

The Beaches

If you must head to the beach during spring break, detour off the Parkway and head east to any of the beaches on the North Carolina coast. Of course, if the mountains are not your thing, travel to the beaches on the gulf in eastern Texas or in any of the other gulf states.

Getting Ready

Be sure to make reservations, especially if you are traveling to the beaches. If you are heading to the mountains, it’s always a great idea to make reservations, but you are more likely to get a hotel at the last minute in the mountains than you are at any beach.

If you want to stay at a specific place for more than a night, it’s always a good idea to make reservations so you don’t end up having to change rooms or move to another hotel in the area.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Call Classic Chevrolet to set up a service appointment for a couple of days before you leave so that you know that your vehicle is ready for a long drive. Or, stop by our showroom to pick out a new Chevy for spring break.

History of Camaro

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For over a century, Chevrolet has designed many iconic cars that personify its spirit and style, and the Camaro is one of them. The first generation of Camaros debuted from 1967 to 1969. This hot four-seat sportster turned heads everywhere. It was GMs answer to the popularity of Ford’s popular Mustang. It features a short deck with a long, sleek hood. During this time period, there were only two Camaro models: the convertible and the sport coupe.

During the early 1970s, the Camaro saw little in redesign. GM focused more attention on interior comfort and offered air conditioning, power door locks and a half-vinyl roof covering. The year 1978 saw a minor redesign with T-tops and urethane body-color painted bumper cover. With its two-tinted glass hatches with an innovative T bar in the center, sales of the Camaro soared at Chevrolet Dealerships Texas.

By 1979, the Camaro family had grown to four members, including the Sport Coupe, Rally Sport, Z28, and the Berlinetta. All models featured bright chrome, special wheels and extensive acoustic insulation. In 1985, the Camaro was the chosen care of the International Race of Champions (IROC). This was also the year that the Camaro introduced its IROC-Z model with special graphics. The Camaro’s V8 now featured fuel injection.

Fast forward to today, and the Camaro is still America’s favorite sporty and muscle cars. The 2015 Camaro is the perfect mélange of cutting-edge technology, distinct design and bold performance. It’s what makes a Camaro a Camaro. Keeping in step with its heritage, the Camaro is still offered as a coupe or convertible. Find it in all models at Classic Chevrolet. We’re a Texas Chevy dealer proud to offer the legendary Camaro to Chevy fans who are looking for a sporty car that delivers unparalleled performance.