Classic Chevy at the AltCar Expo

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The 5th Annual Texas Altcar Expo will be held from March 27-29, 2014. Classic Chevrolet will be there with a 2014 Chevrolet Volt. On Thursday, March 27, the Propane Engine Fuel Summit will be held. Admission is $25 and includes the program, breakfast, and lunch.

On Friday, March 28, the topic is Focus on Fleets. This includes the conference, Ride and Drive – where you can check out Classic Chevy’s Volt – and the Expo Hall. Admission for this day is $35. On Saturday, March 29, admission is free – it is Public Day.

The 2014 Chevrolet Volt features a 1.4-liter internal combustion engine and a Voltec electric drive motor. The gas engine runs on premium fuel and makes 83 horsepower. The electric motor makes 149 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The electric motor charges the lithium-ion battery, which includes a liquid thermal management system with active control.

This system gets 101 MPGe* in the city and 93 MPGe on the highway. The gas engine by itself gets 35 mpg* in the city and 40 mpg* on the highway. Some of the power for the battery comes from the four-wheel antilock disc brakes that provide electro-hydraulic power and includes StabiliTrak and a regenerative system.

Safety features include the StabiliTrak stability control system with brake assist and traction control, several airbags, OnStar, a theft deterrent system including an engine immobilizer, the LATCH system for child seats, a lockout switch for the rear doors, a tire inflation kit and daytime running lamps.

Convenience features include a center console with a covered storage bin and dual cup holders, additional storage in the upper instrument panel and in front of the shifter, three auxiliary powr outlets, and a tilt and telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls.

Additionally, the Volt features a 7-inch diagonal digital reconfigurable LCD screen with the Driver Information Center, selectable efficiency gauge and a compass. The efficiency display shows programmable charge times. The driver can also switch between Normal, Sport, Mountain and Hold driving modes.

The Volt also features keyless ignition, keyless access and remote keyless entry. You can even remotely start the Volt. For more information on the Volt, stop by the AltCar Expo or stop by Classic Chevy.

Why Chevy Trucks Rule

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If you’ve been to Classic Chevy and other dealerships to test drive trucks, but still can’t make up your mind whether you should go with Chevrolet, Dodge, Toyota, or Ford, consider test driving the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 – again if you’ve already driven it. The 2014 model has upgraded powertrains for better fuel mileage. In short, the 2014 absolutely rules the road!

The 4.3-liter FlexFuel EcoTec3 V6 engine features active fuel management, variable valve timing and direct injection so it gets much better gas mileage than the older Silverado trucks. It runs on unleaded or E85 fuel; and it makes 285 horsepower at 5,300 rpm and 305 pound-feet of torque at 3,900 rpm.

The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission that features a tow/haul mode and electronically-controlled overdrive. This combination gets you 16 mpg* in the city and 22 mpg* on the highway.

Additional features that make the Silverado more than tempting include remote start with two transmitters, a three-passenger front seat that is split 40/20/40, and a rear bench seat that also folds with a 60/40 split. The front seat features recline, outboard head restraints, and a center armrest with storage that folds down.

The leather-wrapped steering wheel features mounted cruise and audio controls which allow you to keep your eyes on the road while adjusting what’s on the radio/CD player or while adjusting the cruise control.

Furthermore, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 looks good on the outside. The P255/70R17 tires ride on 17-inch bright machined aluminum wheels. The truck comes with a full size spare. The bumpers are chrome and the four-wheel drive models feature recovery hooks.

The cargo area features lighting so you can see what you are doing in the back when it’s dark out – no more fumbling with a flashlight while you’re looking for something. The tailgate and the bed have protection caps so you don’t scratch the paint if you slide something over the top or allow a large load to rest on over the edges.

The rear bumper features a corner step so it’s easier to get in and out of the bed – or just to reach something at the edge of the box. The outside mirrors are heated and power adjustable, so there’s no more losing all the heat from putting the window down to clear or adjust the mirror.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to test drive the 2014 Silverado. You’ll also get a full list of safety, security, infotainment and convenience features so you can easily compare other truck and see that Chevy is the best.

Check Out the 2014 Chevy Traverse

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If you are in the market for a new vehicle but are still unsure as to what you want, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive several of the models in this year’s lineup. Make sure you include the Chevrolet Traverse. The 2014 Traverse features a 3.6-liter engine that puts out 281 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 266 pound-feet of torque at 3,400 rpm. If you opt for dual exhaust, you can increase the horse power to 288 and the torque to 270 pound-feet.

The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. The Traverse is a front-wheel drive vehicle with a 3.16 axle ratio. It also features four-wheel antilock disc brakes and a 660-cold-cranking-amp battery.

The infotainment system features Chevrolet MyLink with a 6.5-inch diagonal color touch screen display, AM/FM radio, SiriusXM/HD radio, a CD player, Bluetooth streaming audio, hands-free, Stitcher and Pandora. The 10-speaker system is a Bose premium system with Bose 5.1 Surround Sound if you order the Traverse with rear seat entertainment. If you opt for the standard, it is a 10-speaker Bose system. The audio system also features an auxiliary input jack, two USB ports and rear audio system controls with headphone jacks.

Inside, the front bucket seats recline. The Traverse seats up to seven people with two in the second row seats and three in the third row seats. The second row features flat-folding captain’s chairs and the third row is a 60/40 split bench seat. The seat trim is perforated leather. The driver’s seat features two position memory and eight-way power with the memory package. The passenger seat also features eight-way power adjustments.

The center console features cup holders and a covered storage bin. The armrest slides to access storage. The heated steering wheel is wrapped in leather and has the cruise and audio controls mounted on it. The steering column also tilts and is telescopic. It also features a brake/transmission shift interlock.

The Traverse also features remote keyless entry that is programmable with two transmitters. It also features extended range and a panic button. The rear vision camera display is integrated within the color touch radio. The Traverse also features a universal home remote that includes a garage door opener.

For a complete list of all safety, security, infotainment and convenience features, stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2014 Traverse.

Two Chevy Classics at Classic Chevrolet

Some vehicles you may find in your search for the perfect new car may be “copy cats” of the manufacturer’s older models. Some vehicles show up for a several years, and then are discontinued in favor of others. When you visit Classic Chevrolet, you will find two vehicles that were popular in the 1960s, that continued throughout the years, and may have been discontinued, but came back.

Chevrolet Camaro

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The Camaro first went into production is 1967; and it was Chevrolet’s answer to Ford’s Mustang. The ’67 was based on the upcoming ’68 Nova. It gained popularity fast and the Camaro did well for Chevrolet. In 1971, federal mandates for emissions came into play, so compression ratios for the engines dropped, thus horsepower dropped.

The Camaro continued to sell numerous units each year, however, by 2001 the model’s days were numbered. The Camaro’s last year of production was 2002. Chevrolet brought the Camaro back with a retro model in 2010; and the Camaro was once again popular. Technology evolved so that engines would still meet emissions mandates even with tons of horsepower.

The 2014 Camaro features a 6.2-liter engine backed by a six-speed manual transmission. This combination puts out 426 horsepower at 5,900 rpm and 420 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm. To help the power turn the rear wheels, the Camaro is equipped with a 3.45 axle ratio and limited slip differential.

Chevrolet Impala

The Impala’s first year was 1958 – and lasted for decades. Chevrolet did take a break from the Impala – sort of – in 1986. While the name disappeared, the vehicle didn’t really go far – just over to the Caprice. The 2014 Impala is Chevrolet’s nameplate’s tenth generation. Like the Camaro, many changes were forced by federal emissions laws. And like the Camaro, the Impala came back with a bang when it was reintroduced with more horsepower, thanks to technology.

The 2014 Impala 2LTZ features a 3.6-liter V-6 that puts out 305 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 264 pound-feet of torque at 5,200 rpm. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with electronic overdrive. This model is front wheel drive and features a 2.77 final drive ratio.

For more information including a full list of features, additional options, and to test drive the Camaro or Impala, stop by Classic Chevrolet today.

2014 Chevy SS

When you stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new sedan, be sure to test drive the Chevrolet SS. When you approach the SS, you’ll notice its aggressive stance with its 19-inch wheels and rear spoiler. The high-density headlights and fog lamps add to the SS model’s stance. The mirrors are the color of the body and are heated and power adjustable. The driver’s side is auto dimming and has memory.

The entertainment system features an 8-inch diagonal color touch screen display, CD player, SiriusXM satellite radio, an AM/FM stereo, USB port, Chevrolet MyLink and Bluetooth, and nine Bose speakers. The system has hands-free smart phone integration.

When you open the door to slide into the front sport bucket seats, you’ll notice plenty of convenience features including adjustable head restraints in the front, front and rear center armrests, heated driver and passenger seat and an eight-way adjusting system for both front seats. Additionally, the driver’s seat has memory presets for the seat and the outside mirrors.

The leather sport steering wheel has redundant audio controls and cruise controls. The driver information system features personalization, warning message and information about the vehicle. The SS also features a head-up display with color digital readouts for audio system information, selected gear, vehicle speed, a compass, turn signals, outside air temperature, phone information and turn-by-turn information.

The SS also features keyless access and passive entry, remote vehicle start, dual zone automatic climate control, a rear window defogger and plenty of interior lighting. Additional conveniences include front and rear cup holders, two auxiliary power outlets, vanity mirrors, alloy pedals and a leather-wrapped shift lever.

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2014 SS. Photo Credit: Classic Chevrolet

The power plant is a 6.2-liter V-8 engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. This combination puts out 415 horsepower at 5,900 rpm and 415 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm. The SS gets 14 mpg* in the city and 21 mpg* on the highway.

Safety features include four-wheel antilock disc Brembo brakes, an electric parking brakes, StabiliTrak with traction control and brake assist, daytime running lamps and plenty of airbags. Additional safety features include OnStar, a rear vision camera and automatic parking assist. Technological safety equipment includes rear cross traffic alert, side blind zone alert, lane departure warning and forward collision alert.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the SS and learn more about its convenience, entertainment and safety features.

Who Drove J.R.?

For all of the Dallas fans in DFW, we have an extra special car in stock for you.  For the past two years our Chevrolet Dealership loaned actor Larry Hagmen a car to use while he was in town filming Dallas.  Hagmen was an environmentally conscience man, so the first car he chose was a Malibu Eco, and this past year he rode around town in the stylish (and environmentally friendly) 2013 Chevy Volt.  The Omni Hotel even provided him a charging station so the Chevy Volt was always ready to deliver him to the set.

After Hagmen’s death the car was returned to our dealership where it is now available for purchase!

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J.R. put 3,000 miles on his Chevrolet Volt and left a gift for the next owner.

J.R.'s Chevy

The new owner of this 2013 Volt will inherit a Larry Hagmen $10,000 autographed bill.  This piece of Hollywood history is proudly sitting on our showroom floor, so stop by today and take home a piece of Dallas history!

Chevy Events in DFW

Classic Chevrolet cars have been around long enough to have legions of enthusiasts and fans who restore these classic automobiles and buy new ones. These clubs have a wide variety of different types of events every month all over the country, from small towns to big cities, helping the community and always showing off their fine Chevy automobiles. Below are 3 great upcoming events in the Dallas/Fort Worth area which you should check out if you are interested in becoming a part of this unique, fun and niche community.

DECEMBER 8th: The Dallas Area Classic Chevy’s, or the DACC, is one of the most prominent Chevy car clubs in all of North Texas, with over 170 enthusiasts who frequent their Chevy dealer DFW as much as they check out their local auto restoration shops. The DACC has been around for over 35 years and celebrate Chevy cars, trucks and Corvettes from Chevrolet’s Golden Era of 1955, 1956 and 1957. They have a number of events each month and on December 8th they will be building a wheelchair ramp at a local home. Members will be driving their fleet of Classic Chevys to the location where the ramp is being built at 7:45 AM. More info can be found at www.DallasRamps.org if you are interested in participating.

Also on DECEMBER 8th: The Annual TFF Christmas Charity Tournament will be held at Lake Grapevine beginning at 5 AM where you can register at the Bass Pro Shop in Grapevine. First cast will be at 6 am and the last cast will be at 2 pm. Everyone must be at Bass Pro Shop by 3 pm. The total entry fee per boat is $80  and one toy per person, unwrapped. You can fish solo or with a partner but are only allowed a 5 fish stringer for each boat. Partner fisherman each need to bring a toy for entry. All largemouth bass must be under 14 inches or over 18 inches. Smallmouth bass must be at least 14 inches.

DECEMBER 9th: The following evening, the DACC will be having their annual Christmas party for all the members of the club and maybe even some folks who want to be part of this Chevy-loving group but aren’t officially members yet. It will be located at the home of Rich Purvis in Grapevine. Dinner will be provided for everyone who attends. There will also be a White Elephant gift exchange where everyone will bring different gifts and give them to people randomly.

Which Chevy Fits You?

In 2012, Chevrolet had six of their automobiles named a Consumer Digest “Best Buy,” an honor that is rarely bestowed upon any car company. These were in four different categories: the sports car category, the compact SUV category, the under midsize SUV category and the Family Category. In other words, Chevy has great cars for every type of person out there. Keep this in mind the next time you head to your Grapevine Chevy dealer, so that you know the best cars to pick out for your own needs. The six best buys from Chevrolet according to Consumer Reports in 2012 are listed below.

CORVETTE

The classic Chevy sports car, the Corvette was named a best buy in the sports car category for the seventh year in a row. This excludes the ZR1 models, as they pack a bit more punch, aren’t really fuel efficient and aren’t a car that most people would really love driving, unless they are sports car enthusiasts.

CAMARO

Another classic sports car from Chevy, the Camaro was named in the consumer digest best sports car category for it’s third year in a row. The Camaro has gone through a number of different looks over the years but the newest one, a subtle throw back to their models in the Seventies, seems to be paying off. It also drives well and gets great gas mileage, earning it this honor.

EQUINOX

This smaller sports utility vehicle was named as a best buy compact SUV for the third year in a row. Not only does it get good gas mileage for an SUV, it also has a surprising amount of cargo room, allowing it to easily haul both people and items that you need to transport from point A to point B.

TRAVERSE

A mid-sized SUV, the Traverse is up against stiff competition but was still awarded with a consumser digest Best Buy award for the fourth year in a row this year. Roomy yet also achieving good gas mileage, the Traverse represents what people have come to expect for their sports utility vehicles these days.

MALIBU

The Malibu is another classic Chevrolet that has gone through a number of different changes over the years. Today, it is considered one of the best family sedans on the road because it is incredibly safe but also subtly stylish at the same time. It was given this consumer digest rating for it’s fourth year in a row because of these changes.

CRUZE

One of the newest additions to the Chevy lineup is the Chevy Cruze, which is a sleeker sedan that also seems to hold the traits of the best family cars on the road today. It is safe, looks good and gets great gas mileage, giving it the consumer digest nod for the first time in it’s short history. However, it’s already shaping up to be a model of Chevy that lasts for many decades in the future.

A Classic Thanksgiving

It’s the time of the year to reflect on things to be thankful for, so with your permission, let us express some thanks for 2012.

We are thankful for being named the #1 Chevy dealer in the country for the 6th year in a row. We are extremely grateful for all of our loyal customers who continue to make that possible, and are appreciative for all the new customers who have given us the opportunity to serve them. We are proud and grateful to offer models like the Cruze, Malibu, and Equinox, that are helping to lead the American Automotive industry to prominence once again.

We are so very thankful for a group of associates that makes working here an amazing experience. A great sales team who is knowledgeable and customer focused, mechanics who keep up with the technology of today’s advanced automobiles, administrative personnel who keep us all in line, and a tremendous group of support people. There are no insignificant jobs here because all of our people are so important. Thanks to you all.

We are thankful to have the Cowboys, Stars, Rangers, Mavericks and the great college football programs in Texas to cheer for. On occasion they will break our hearts, but we appreciate what a great sports town we live in, and all of the owners, players and fans who keep us so invested. Teams bind us together in a common cause and we appreciate that.

We reflect on and are grateful for the hard working people in this part of Texas who never give up, never relinquish their pride. This country has been through some tough times but it seems Texans may be leading the way to economic recovery, and it is because of the spirit that lives in each of us.

We are grateful for the Dallas Arts District, home of the city’s main cultural attractions that include the Meyerson Symphony Center, the Museum of Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Center. These amazing treasures should be supported by us all.

We are also thankful for the things and places that give this part of the country such flavor. These include Billy Bob’s, the McKinney Avenue Trolley, Dallas World Aquarium, the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, barbecue, steaks, hats and boots. It is this combination of places, people and things that make us who we are. We happen to love it.

We go about our days working and trying to improve our lives and those of our loved ones. We need to take time to reflect and be thankful. It is with that, this Dallas Chevy Dealer says thank you. Thank you for making us a part of your life.

Every car that is sold, every tire that is changed, and every transmission that is fixed, shows a vote of confidence in us that does not go unnoticed.

Thank you Dallas. May you have a happy Thanksgiving.

Classic November Specials

It’s November, and that means earlier sunsets, cooler temperatures and time to check out the specials we have going on this month at Classic Chevrolet. Let’s take a look around…

New Car Specials

If you’ve been waiting for the last minute to get the best deal on a Chevy Volt, that time is here. The Volt teams amazing technology with great mileage and surprising performance. We have just one 2012 Chevy Volt left at $35,997. You can even get 0% financing for 72 months but you better hurry in on this one.

Have you been thinking about a Chevy Cruze? A lot of folks have, and we have just a few 2012 models left starting at just $17,474. Check out our lease deal. You can drive home a brand new 2012 Chevy Cruze for just $199 a month WITH NO MONEY DOWN! It’s a 39 month lease. The Cruze has some nice toys like rear park assist, Sirius XM Radio, infotainment system, turn-by-turn navigation and a mobile app of its own!

Right now at Classic Chevrolet, get $5,000 off on ANY remaining 2012 Chevy Malibu in stock. Keyless entry, rear vision camera, and a Pioneer Premium Sound System are just some of the perks of the Malibu. You can also take advantage of 0% financing for 60 months. Be sure to stop in for details.

We also have a Classic Chevrolet discount on a few 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cabs, starting at $25,769. You’ll love this truck, with touch-screen navigation and entertainment center, On-Star directions and connections, rear vision camera and more. We are pleased to also offer 0% financing for 60 months on these remaining Silverado’s.

Body shop Deals

If you need some collision work, not only can our body shop fix you up, but with $500 or more in repairs they are offering a free 6 quart oil change with oil and filter, check and top off your other fluids AND rotate four tires and check their torque and pressure.

This is just the start. There are coupons for $100 in free paint-less dent repairs (a great way to get rid of those door dings), a coupon for a free interior detailing, and another from the Classic Chevrolet Body Shop that offers a $75 upgrade for your next Enterprise car rental. Check out all the details and print your coupons here.

Service Department Special

The Classic Chevrolet Service Department has a rebate coupon good for $200 back with the purchase and installation of a genuine GM transmission. Having to replace a transmission is rarely a pleasant experience but this $200 rebate can help ease the pain a bit. The coupon is valid through the end of the year.

November is the time to be grateful, and we are sure thankful you have kept us the #1 Texas Chevy Dealer and the #1 Chevy Dealer in the nation for 6 straight years! Thank you.