What Makes a Chevy Better Than a Ford

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When you are trying to determine whether you are going to buy a Chevy or a Ford, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the Silverado – and you’ll see that there are many things that make a Chevy better than a Ford.

Power and Body

The Ford F-150 creates 202 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque with 4.6-liter V-8 engine while the Silverado creates 195 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque with a smaller engine – a 4.3-liter V-6 engine.

Dimensions

When compared to the F-150, the Silverado is lighter, shorter and wider than the Ford. This is even more impressive when you compare the power that the smaller V-6 engine puts out compared to the larger V-8 engine in the Ford. While the Ford has a stiffer suspension for towing, the Chevy outdoes it because of the horsepower difference.

Features

Both trucks offer a regular cab, crew cab and extended cab. Both also offer driver and front passenger airbags, air conditioning and a sound system with MP3 player/decoders. However, when it comes to standard features, the Chevy has more than the Ford, including theft prevention, foldaway mirrors, keyless entry, power locks and privacy glass.

Cost

When it comes down to the nitty gritty, the Chevy costs less than the Ford, especially when you consider the standard features available with the Silverado that don’t come with the Ford. Furthermore, Chevrolet parts and accessories are generally less expensive than Ford parts and accessories.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and learn more about this model’s convenience, safety, security and entertainment features, including airbags, entertainment systems, air conditioning systems, suspension and steering, active and passive safety systems and more; and see for yourself why Chevy is better than Ford.

Why Buy At Classic Chevrolet?

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When you are ready to buy or lease a new vehicle you have to determine which model you want, then which dealership you will use. When you decide to buy a Chevrolet, you should choose Classic Chevrolet for several reasons including the dealership’s outstanding customer service and sales record.

Location, Location, Location

Our dealership is convenient to several locations so that we’re convenient to you. You’ll find us – and the same outstanding customer service on a large 22-acre lot within 2 miles of DFW International Airport. Since we are in the heart of the Texas Metroplex, we’re convenient to Frisco, Fort Worth, Arlington and Dallas.

This is important as you won’t just buy a vehicle from us – you’ll want to bring it in to be serviced by our ASE Certified auto technicians. Our service department has the same outstanding customer service that you’ll find in our sales department. With over 65,000 square feet in our facility, we not only have the perfect Chevy for you, but we provide everything you need from maintenance to service repairs to the addition of accessories for you.

New and Used Vehicles

If you want a “new” vehicle but don’t want a brand new vehicle, we also have tons of used vehicles for you to choose from. Our pre-owned inventory often exceeds 2,500 SUVs, cars and trucks. Keep an eye on our used inventory online or stop by to ask us if we have the vehicle you are looking for.

Service and Parts

No matter what service you need on your Chevrolet, our ASE Certified technicians will ensure that your vehicle is running as smoothly as possible when you pick it up. Whether you are here for maintenance, repairs – warranteed or not, to add accessories or for body work, you’ll be treated the same way. Not only do we employ ASE Certified technicians to work on your engine and drivetrain, but we also employ ASE Certified techs and I-CAR Certified techs in our body shop.

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Be sure to stop by Classic Chevy whether you are looking for a new vehicle or used vehicle, or you need repairs or maintenance – or you had a mishap and need body work.

Chevy Silverado Midnight Edition

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If you are in the market for a new Silverado with the Z71 off-road package but want something that is different from what other have, stop by Classic Chevy to order the Silverado Midnight Edition. You’ll have something that is most likely all your own, especially since you can choose from several different trim levels.

This truck has many blacked out features, giving it a new, edgy look. Additional features include off-road Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires. Choose the crew or double cab Z71 to get the Midnight Edition’s features include the black grille, a black bowtie bade on the front grille an the the tailgate, a black front and rear bumper, black rims, black door handles, a spray-in bedliner and the Goodyear tires. Only 5,000 of these models will be sold, so hurry over to order yours now.

Interior Features

Additional features may include leather-appointed seats, heated seat cushions and seat backs, a leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering with mounted audio and cruise controls, a driver information center, a 4.2-inch diagonal color display, drive personalization, express up and down driver’s window and express down on all other windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry, a universal home remote, remote vehicle start, a theft deterrent system, driver memory for the mirrors and seats, dual-zone air conditioning, automatic climate control, power rear sliding window with a defroster and more.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features may include a Chevrolet MyLink audio system, an 8-inch diagonal color touch screen, AM/FM radio, SiriusXM radio, an auxiliary jack, USB ports, an SD card slot, Bluetooth, hands-free smart phone integration, voice activation for radio and phone and Pandora Internet radio.

Additional features include a CD player, MP3 player, a six-speaker audio system and OnStar with 4G LTE personal Wi-Fi hotspot.

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and to add the Midnight Edition Package. Learn more about the convenience, safety, entertainment and security features for the trim level you choose, and for the Midnight Edition Package.

GM Top Board of Directors Visits Classic Chevrolet

With eight #1 national sales trophies and thirteen Dealer of the Year awards in their trophy case, it’s not unusual for top Chevrolet and GM executives to fly in from Detroit to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of Classic Chevrolet. But what is rare, if not unheard of, is for the President of General Motors and two Board of Directors to make the trip to Grapevine to personally visit the dealership and see what makes Classic tick.

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l to r, Dan Amman, President of GM, Tom Durant, Owner Classic Chevrolet, Admiral Michael G. Mullen, GM Board of Directors Member, Joseph J. Ashton, GM Board of Directors Member, Bently Durant, COO/General Counsel Classic Chevrolet.

On Tuesday, April 14, Classic Chevrolet welcomed Dan Amman, President of General Motors, and Board of Director members, Joseph J. Ashton and Admiral Michael G. Mullen to tour the dealership and get a personal feel for its distinctive culture. Mr. Dan Amman has been President of GM since January 2014 where he has the responsibility for managing the company’s regional operations around the world, the global Chevrolet and Cadillac brand organizations, global product planning, global connected consumer/OnStar and GM Financial. Mr. Joseph J. Ashton, retired Vice President of the United Auto Workers has been a member of the Board of Directors since August 2014. Admiral Michael G. Mullen, retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff joined the Board in February of 2013.

The distinguished guests were given a tour of the facility and its massive 3000+ inventory and introduced to the unique culture of Classic Chevrolet that encourages every individual to “be the best at everything we do.” The spirit of competition has led Classic to be the largest volume retailer, largest retailer to small business customers, largest wholesale parts dealer and competing to be the largest Certified Preowned dealer in the nation. In a brief presentation by Eric Bryant, General Sales Manager for Classic, he explained that a significant key to their success is that 80% of Classic’s sales are repeat and referral customers who have learned that every member of the Classic team will bend over backwards to make their sales and service experience the best in the industry.

 

The Chevy Badlander Truck

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If you want a Chevrolet Silverado, but would like to have one that is different from all of the other Silverado models on the road. Visit Classic Chevrolet to learn more about the Badlander’s standard package features and optional equipment and to take a test drive. You’ll get everything you’re used to getting with the Silverado plus more.

Badlander Standard Package Features

When you upgrade to the Badlander model, you’ll get a 6-inch Pro-Comp suspension lift kit and heavy-duty Pro-Comp performance shocks to beef up the suspension. You’ll also get 20-inch Tuscany Crusher wheels fitted with 325 BF Goodrich all-terrain tires and a front end alignment to make sure everything is lined up properly. The tires are recalibrated as are the speedometer and odometer so as to show the correct mileage and speed.

Because the Badlander sits high – and because it looks great – this model features three-step wheel-to-wheel bars. Additional features include OEM chrome door handles and mirror caps, a billet aluminum grille, painted bow ties, “Badlander by Tuscany” graphics, a custom-tuned stainless steel dual exhaust, color-keyed fender flares and Tuscany logo headrests. The Badlander package also features a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty.

You’ll get all of this on top of the already-great Silverado convenience, safety, entertainment and security features.

Optional Equipment

If you really want something different, add some of the optional equipment including an interior trim package – you have a choice of burl wood or carbon fiber. You can also add a premium leather package, Tuscany custom paint, a stainless steel bull bar with KC lights, window tint and a color-keyed low-profile tonneau cover.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet

Visit Classic Chevy today to learn more about the Badlander and the Silverado, including this model’s convenience, entertainment, security and safety features. Take a test drive, then sit with your salesperson to build your own Badlander by adding additional optional equipment.

Chevy Youth Baseball Team Sponsorship

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Chevy Youth Baseball is in its 10th year. This grassroots community outreach program helps bring baseball – America’s favorite pastime – together with America’s favorite brand – Chevrolet. Each dealership involved, including Classic Chevrolet, is in a Local Marketing Association. The dealership and association sponsor one youth baseball league in the community.

Making a Difference

The dealerships make a difference in the lives of the entire team by providing a test drive fundraising opportunity, equipment donations and a sponsorship check. The program helps to get the Chevrolet brand out in front of people’s minds and it also gives children a chance to be involved in a sport they otherwise may not be able to participate in.

Because of the donations, the local youth baseball programs have a chance to grow and gives the dealership to build a relationship with the community. Classic Chevrolet will provide items such as Chevy-branded youth baseball equipment, a presentation check, Chevy youth baseball banners, a sponsorship check, invitations for league members to attend a free instructional clinic and a test drive fundraising opportunity.

The banners features Chevy vehicles and are customized with the dealership’s name. The test drive fundraiser allows the league to earn more sponsorship dollars. The sponsorship and presentation checks are given by the association to the dealership and are to be presented to the league. Each check is $500.

The dealership will also provide one or more ½-day instructional clinics for the league. The participants will receive free fundamental training from instructors who are experienced.

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Visit Classic Chevy today to learn more about our participation in the Chevy Youth Baseball Team and to learn how you can help with fundraising for the local league. You never know who you might help take that step into high school and college baseball, and who you might just push into professional baseball with your help.

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.

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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.

Chevrolet Debuts Big Changes at NADA

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If you attended the NADA show in San Francisco, you know that Chevrolet debuted some big changes in some of its models. If you can’t see some of these changes in the vehicles at Classic Chevrolet, you surely will as soon as Chevrolet releases the new vehicles. While all of the changes are notable, the coolest change was the addition of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Midnight Edition.

The New Black

The Silverado Midnight Edition – The New Black – debuted at the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Exposition in San Francisco in January 2015; and will be shown again at the Chicago Auto Show – its public debut – on February 14, 2015.

What is the Silverado Midnight Edition?

The Silverado Midnight Edition starts out with the black Silverado Z71. The Midnight special edition adds black side moldings, black belt line moldings, an all black front end with a black grille, bumper, tow hooks, headlight bezels and fog lights, 18-inch black painted alloy wheels, Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac all-terrain tires, a black spray-in bedliner, special Z71 badging and black Chevrolet bowties on the front and rear of the truck.

Additionally, the Midnight Edition keeps features available on all Z71 models: an off-road suspension, hill descent control, a locking rear differential and a trailering package. The Midnight special edition also adds heated power-adjusted door mirrors and rear parking assist.

According to Sander Pisa, Silverado’s marketing director, offering the Midnight special edition allows dealerships to offer a custom look without making a customer wait for that special order. The Midnight edition that will be available at Classic Chevy features Chevrolet’s full factory warranty coverage and all of the dependability that Chevy customers love.

Models that Will Be Available

Chevrolet will offer the Midnight special edition in the 1500 crew cab and double cab models. About 5,000 Midnight special editions models will be made for 2015 and dealers can start ordering these hot-looking Silverado trucks in February, so look for that stand-out truck at Classic Chevy.

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If you are not a current Chevy owner and want to see how the Silverado 1500 rides before February, stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a Silverado Z71. If you are interested in the Midnight special edition, stop by in February for a test drive.

Chevy vs. Ford

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The Chevy vs. Ford argument will be a forever thing – there’s always going to be a competition between the two models. If you are torn between the Camaro and Mustang, be sure to head over to Classic Chevrolet to test drive the Camaro before you make your decision.

Price

While the price difference is large between the V-8 models, you can get a V-6 Camaro for about the same price as a 5.0-liter Ford. However, you’ll be missing out on some “hidden” things, such as depreciation and status if you go with the Ford. The Camaro SS with 2SS will have more value than a non-SS Camaro or the Mustang later in life.

Engines

The Camaro features a 6.2-liter V-8 engine with sequential fuel injection. It is backed by a six-speed manual transmission and features a 3.45 axle ratio and limited slip differential. The Ford Mustang features a 5.0-liter V-8 engine with multi-point fuel injection and runs on premium unleaded fuel. It is backed by a manual transmission.

The Camaro makes 426 horsepower at 5,900 rpm and 420 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm. The Mustang makes 420 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and only 390 pound-feet of torque at 4, 250 rpm. The Camaro’s horsepower comes in earlier than the Mustang’s, giving the Camaro the advantage on a quarter-mile track.

The Camaro also features a maintenance-free battery with rundown protection, a performance suspension and four-wheel ABS disc brakes. The front and rear calipers are Brembo four-piston calipers. The Mustang features four-wheel disc brakes and ABS brakes, and a mechanical limited slip differential.

Safety Features

Both vehicles features some sort of stability control: The Chevy features StabiliTrak stability control system with traction control. The Ford features electronic traction control. The Camaro also features daytime running lamps, OnStar with automatic crash response, stolen vehicle assistance, roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation. It also features several airbags for the front and rear. Additionally, the Camaro features rear parking assist, a rearview vision camera, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

The Mustang features an engine immobilizer instead of the stolen vehicle assistance, but also has several airbags for safety. This particular model does not have standard parking assist or a rearview vision camera.

Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive the Camaro, whether it’s a V-6 or V-8 model. Be sure to ask your salesperson for a full list of standard features.

Chevy Traverse Named Top Family Car for Safety

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If you want the best car for safety, stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the Chevrolet Traverse – for the second year in a row, Parents magazine and Edmunds.com named it one of the 10 best family cars. It won the award for the 2013 and 2014 model year. The Traverse competed in the SUV category; and the judges looked at efficiency, value, style and safety.

Of the four categories, most people count safety as the most important category for a family car. The Chevy Traverse has something no other SUV has: a front seat center airbag. The airbag inflates between the two front seats to give the driver and front passenger more protection.

In addition to being named one of the 10 best family cars by Parents magazine and Edmunds.com, the SUV was named Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in 2013. The center airbag is not the only reason the Traverse meets such high standards: It also features lane departure warning and forward collision alert.

One of the engines available in the Traverse is the 3.6-liter V-6 engine, which makes 288 horsepower. It also gets 24 mpg* on the highway. Since the Traverse was created for families, it features family-friendly items such as multiple USB ports, an entertainment system for the rear seat and seats that clean up easy. Consumers also get to choose whether they want a three-person bench seat or captain’s chairs, which seat one person each, in the rear. Furthermore, the third row bench seat also seats an additional three people.

That is not all of the awards the Traverse won. It also named on Kelley Blue Book’s 12 best family cars for 2014 list. The 2014 Chevrolet Impala also made that list. Thus, if you don’t want an SUV, you might consider test driving the Impala if safety is a big concern for you.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to test drive the Traverse or the Impala and to get a full list of features, options and additional packages available with each trim level. Also, be sure to ask your salesperson about any specials going on that might apply to the vehicle you are interested in.