If you knew you only had a few days left before the end of the world what would you do? Eat all the food you have ever loved? Fly to Rome? Lock yourself in your house with your family? Throw a huge party? Here at our DFW Chevy Dealership, we would want to spend some of our last days driving around in a Chevy. We have a feeling that most Chevy fans would want to take one last joy ride in a new Silverado or a new Camaro Coup.
Just in case the Mayan prophecy does come true, we want to help you make your last days on earth great, so come by our Grapevine dealership today, and buy yourself a new Chevrolet. If the world does happen to end on Friday, we will waive the rest of your payments on your new car or truck, and if the world keeps turning you have a brand new Chevrolet to celebrate with.
Besides, who would want to spend their last day on Earth in anything that’s not a Chevy?
Hey Dallas Chevrolet lovers, still looking for a Halloween costume? Take a page out of this guy’s book:
Not only is he a Chevrolet Camaro, but he is also a transformer! How awesome is that?
We want to remind everyone that you’ll need to be on your best driving behavior on Wednesday night, as there is no doubt that you will see an increase in pedestrian traffic (mostly children) so keep your speeds slow and just assume they are going to jump out in front of your car at some point…that way you are always on guard.
And for you adults that love Halloween, be smart, don’t drink and drive. The police will be out in full force, and although your might have won the prize at the costume party, you aren’t going to fool any officer if you’ve had too much to drink. Leave your new Chevrolet where it is and take a cab home. Have a great Halloween DFW!
So, you are considering shopping for a new Chevrolet for your teen driver, and you have yet to really consider all of the variables involved with making a purchase. For instance, have you talked about the costs of ownership with your teen driver? If you haven’t, you are certainly going to have to broach the subject sooner rather than later. Have you considered used? Have you thought about safety? Have you done the math for MPG? Have you thought about reliability? Did you do your research? There are a lot of things to consider.
I know, sometimes it seems that kids today don’t really understand the value of money, not to mention the upkeep involved in owning a car. However, there’s no better time to learn than right now!
Don’t worry Mom and Dad, you know the car you pick out for your teen probably isn’t going to be the one they would have picked out. You just have to sit down with your teen and map out real expectations. Although turbo charged engines, convertibles and funky paint jobs might be what they are looking for, you may not agree. It’s best to have the conversation at home, but if you need help from our Chevrolet sales experts we would be happy to help you.
Get behind the wheel of a 2013 Chevy Volt today at the Classic Chevrolet Grapevine dealership.
You know it says something when the son of one of the most famous race car drivers of our time, and a current IndyCar driver himself, declares the 2013 Chevy Volt “the future”. Marco Andretti, 2006 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year, and the Detroit News recently borrowed a 2013 Volt and IndyCar driver Marco Andretti to test the machine’s Woodward performance. However, it wasn’t the horsepower they were testing… it was the efficiency. And boy did the Volt not come up short.
Andretti proved the plug-in electric car with a gasoline engine generator that takes over when the battery is depleted could make an entire 40-mile lap of the traditional Dream Cruise route — from Eight Mile to Pontiac and back — entirely on electric power. In fact, the four cylinder gasoline engine didn’t even kick in until seven miles after the eco drive. Pretty impressive, don’t you think?
After Andretti finished his drive in the Volt, he was quoted as saying that “this is the future” and that he expects IndyCars also soon will be powered by combination gas/electric drive systems.
“This car’s performance isn’t measured by horsepower, but it is so smooth and has so much torque at the bottom that it really accelerates,” said Andretti. “I am looking forward to this in my racing future.”
So Dallas Ft Worth,we’ve heard it straight from the mouth of consumers and now a renowned race car driver that the Volt is truly the future. Check out this video coverage from the Detroit News, and if you’re ready to check out the 2013 Volt for yourself, head on over to your number one North Texas Chevrolet dealership and get behind the wheel of one yourself.
The all-new 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible – the fastest, most-capable convertible in the history of Corvettes. Need I say more? Not really… but I’m going to anyway. With combined technology found in both the Z06 and ZR1 including carbon fiber elements and the handcrafted 7.0 LS7 small block engine with the Corvette convertible experience, this beauty is truly the first and only of its kind. Let’s break down a few of it’s remarkable qualities and hear from none other than the 2011 24-Hours of Le Mans Class Winner, Tommy Milner. I’ll be the first to admit that I can’t quit watching these videos… let’s start off with an overall introduction.
Amazing, isn’t it? Now let’s delve a little more into the 427′s performance straight from Chevy:
Calling back legends of the big block 427 convertibles of the mid 1960s, the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible brings the supercar performance to the “top down” experience. That’s 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds, a top speed of 190 mph on the test track and 505 horsepower with the wind in your hair. Remember to breathe. At the heart of 427 Convertible is the 7.0-liter (427 ci) LS7 aluminum-block V8, handcrafted by our own skilled engine craftsmen at the GM Performance Build Center where owners are invited to play a part with the optional Corvette Engine Build Experience.
The engine incorporates lightweight titanium intake valves and connecting rods and contains a high-performance dry-sump oil system, which distributes pressurized oil to protect vital components under high-g driving conditions. It’s track-ready power tucked within the classic Corvette convertible body for the first time in 60 years.
Everything on the 427 Convertible works together to create stability during high-speed handling. The optional Carbon Fiber front splitter and side rockers from the ZR1 and Z06 help reduce lift, which helps keep the 427 grounded while maneuvering at high speeds. Standard Magnetic Selective Ride Control™, which provides increased wheel control by dramatically reducing heave, pitch and roll even on the roughest of roads or during difficult maneuvers at high speeds. Then there’s its optimized suspension, which was fully enhanced with a unique calibration specifically for the 427 Convertible. Consider all of that with launch control, standard with the short-throw 6-speed manual gearbox, which modulates engine rpm to lay the power down smoothly while providing consistent acceleration times on the track. All of this together means refined control no matter if you’re on a track or on the highway.
What do you think, Dallas Ft Worth? Are we ready for this beauty to hit the metroplex’s roads? I know I sure am. I’ll leave you with one more video in the meantime. Enjoy and stay tuned to Classic Chevroletfor the latest on the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible.
I found a must-see video for all of my avid Chevrolet fans with a good sense of humor. For awhile now, numerous versions of the famous Hitler melt-down scene from Der Untergang, a 2004 German movie chronicling the last days of Hitler’s reign during WWII.
Until this morning, I had only scene the version where Hitler gets banned from X-Box Live. On Monday, GMAuthority.composted a new version where Hitler loses it after learning that Motor Trend, Automobile, Edmunds and Car and Driver chose the Camaro ZL1 over the 2013 Shelby GT500. It’s classic, and I just had to share it with you to hopefully start your weekend off right.
As I mentioned before in a previous post, the list of things we can do to get better fuel economy out of ourChevrolet goes on and on and some of these things don’t really do enough to make a difference.
Lucky for you, we’re here to educate you on the ones that do make a difference. We’ve already talked about how we can save by shopping around for low prices, passing on premium gas unless it’s required, reducing our drag, monitoring our tire pressure and selecting “eco” routes. Today, I’ll share a few more tips you can add to your list to really make difference.
No idling. There is no need to warm up your car or keep it running while waiting for passengers. The general rule-of-thumb is to turn off your car if you know you’ll be stopped for more than 30 seconds. Don’t worry about the starter, it is designed for multiple, repeated starts. If your Ford has a push start button, then there is really no reason you should idle.
Combine trips. Avoid making multiple short trips or try to combine all errands into one trip. If you can, avoid rush hour, as sitting in traffic burns more gas and emits more pollutants. Why not try carpooling?
Watch your speed. For those of you out there who like to drive fast, this one will make a huge difference. Did you know that the faster you drive on the highway, the worse your gas mileage will be? ConsumerReports.org saw fuel economy in a tested Camry drop 5 mpg when we cruising speed was increased from 55 mph to 65. Driving at 75 mph cost an additional 5 mpg. Even though it may be hard for some of you to do, try it. I promise you’ll see a difference.
Drive smoothly. Avoid hard acceleration and braking when possible. In the same Camry, ConsumerReports.org found that frequent bursts of acceleration and braking reduced fuel economy by 2 to 3 mpg.
Give the other tips a try and let us know what the results are. I doubt we’ll find anyone who says they didn’t see even a little bit of a difference. In the meantime, check out this video from ConsumerReports.org.
If you’ve been on the fence about buying that new Chevrolet car or truck, it’s time to jump off. On July 10, General Motors announced that U.S. Chevrolet dealershipswill offer the Chevy Confidence program which includes “Love It or Return It” and “Total Confidence Pricing”.
“Chevy Confidence adds another element of convenience to the retail experience that is sure to attract consumers to our showrooms, and we know through first-hand experience that once they get behind the wheel of one of our new products, they are more likely to take one home,” said Steve Hurley, co-chair of the Chevrolet Dealer Council.
With Total Confidence Pricing, the price you see is the price you pay—plain and simple. So you can rest assured you’re getting a great deal on your Chevy, with no need to negotiate. That’s what you call Total Confidence.
With “Love It or Return It”, customers can return 2012 and 2013 Chevrolet cars and trucks bought during the program 30 to 60 days from the purchase date. The only stipulation is the vehicle must have less than 4,000 miles driven and no damage. It doesn’t get much simpler than that, Dallas Ft. Worth.
The word is spreading, DFW. According to Consumer Reports web users, many Chevy Volt owners are claiming they use even less gas than Consumer Reports’ formal tests have assumed.
Consumer Reports has based their fuel economy calculations for the Volt being operated by electricity 70 percent of the time and gasoline 30 percent of the time. But some of their forum users are claiming that they operate almost exclusively on electricity. Here’s a few examples from Consumer Reports:
User carriegordo reports driving 7,000 miles on just 7.3 gallons of gas. That’s less than a single tankful in the Volt’s already small 9.3-gallon tank.
User marclee reported that 2800 of the 3200 miles he’s driven his Volt have been on electricity. That leaves just 400 on gas. (These numbers are easily retrieved from the efficiency screen on the Volt’s central display.)
User themajor1975 reported driving 11,000 miles on 62 gallons of gas.
Two other forum users reported driving more than 2500 miles on 10.7 gallons of gas, and 500 miles on just one gallon.
While we can’t say with certainty that this is the case with all Volt owners, it does prove that the Volt has a tremendous amount of potential when it comes to saving on fuel.
Want to hear it from a Volt owner yourself? Check out this customer testimonial from Kory Levoy. He’s spent $38 in gas – in two months!
Finally… it’s coming. The perfect vehicle for us young, city dwellers inDallas and Ft. Worth – the Chevy Spark. Due to hit showrooms later this year, the Spark is hands down the ultimate city vehicle.
In a GM press release, Vice President of Chevrolet Global Marketing, Chris Perry, said “We listened to what young people said they wanted in a car. Our engineers tuned and equipped the Chevrolet Spark specifically for first-time buyers and city dwellers in North America. Spark is the perfect urban car because we’ve made it easy to drive, easy to park and easy to own.”
So what exactly have the brilliant minds at Chevrolet done to make the Spark the ultimate city vehicle for first-time buyers? I’m glad you asked.
Size. With a length of only 144 inches and 63 inches wide (37 inches shorter and 8 inches narrower than the Chevy Cruze), you’ll no longer have to pass by those tight parking spaces on city streets.
Connectivity. Spark owners can connect owners to their friends, music, videos and photos with a radio that features a seven-inch diagonal color touch screen equipped with the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, which provides users with access to Pandora and Stitcher, Bluetooth and navigation. MyLink also makes it possible to connect a smartphone or other USB device to play movies, display pictures and download contacts for hands-free calling, allowing for a full in-vehicle media experience.
A Sixth Sense. City driving can be hectic with a lot of sudden breaking. Not for the Spark, though. It has what we like to call a “sixth sense” named Panic Brake Assist that detects situations where emergency breaking is needed and automatically engages maximum braking force.
The Look. The Spark will be sporting 15-inch wheels, making it the only vehicle in the segment to come standard with alloy wheels and increasing its performance and style street cred. Not to mention Chevrolet gave it a facelift with a deeper grille and restyled fog lamps for a sportier, more aggressive style.
I don’t know about you guys out there, but this sounds like the perfect little vehicle to me. In case I forgot to mention, the Chevrolet Spark is also packing extra horsepower under the hood with modifications to the engine displacement and enhancements to the ride and handling. Layman’s terms… more power and better handling at higher speeds.
Stay tuned to Classic Chevrolet for more updates, DFW. This is one new vehicle you won’t want to miss!
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