The Classic Chevy Silverado

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If you are considering a Chevy Silverado, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 1500, 2500HD or the 3500HD. The Silverado was introduced in 1999 and took the place of the C/K line. The name “Silverado” was a trim level on the C/K line from 1975 through 1998. However, Chevy isn’t new to pickup trucks – they have been making trucks since 1930.

The first generation of the Silverado ran from 1998 through 2007 and was built on the GM GMT800 platform. This model gave customers a choice of five engines: the 4.3-liter, 4.8-liter, 5.3-liter, 6.0-liter and the 8.1-liter. All were V-8 models except for the 4.3-liter V-6.

In 2002, GM gave the Silverado a slight refresh with some small design changes and upgraded the HVAC controls and audio. In 2007, GM added “Classic” to the first generation trucks. Also in 2000, a four-door extended cab was finally offered. In 2003, the Silverado got an updated rear end and a new front end. It wasn’t until 2006 when the Silverado got another facelift, including the removal of the “Chevrolet” badge from the tailgate.

In 2003, GM launched the Silverado SS, a high performance model. This model was based on the Silverado and featured an upgraded drive train plus upgrades for the interior and exterior appearances. The SS featured a standard 6.0-liter Vortec high output V-8 engine that put out 345 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.

In 2006, the auto manufacturer released a special edition SS called the Intimidator SS to honor Dale Earnhardt. This model features a rear spoiler, Intimidator custom badging and embroidered headrests. Only 933 of these trucks were made.

Today’s truck have seen several upgrades in safety, security and entertainment features. You also have several choices of trim levels to choose from including the base model work truck and the top-of-the-line trim level with all of the bells and whistles.

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new 2017 Chevrolet Silverado for truck month. Ask your salesperson about the discounts and specials we are running on the Silverado models for truck month, including cash back offers and special lease and finance options.

Chevy Bolt EV: Charge at Home or On-The-Go

While plug-in hybrids and EVs are quickly gaining in popularity, they’re still unfamiliar territory for many consumers. If you don’t know as much about these ultra fuel efficient vehicles as you’d like, Chevy has got your covered with this convenient educational video that helps to explain your options when you need to refuel your electric car.

For instance, you don’t have to be at home to charge you vehicle. When you’re out on the road, simply use your Chevrolet My Mobile app to locate a quick charge station near you. A quick charge station allows you to charge your battery while you’re traveling and get back on the road in a timely manner. Pretty convenient, huh?

If you really want to commit fully to the electric lifestyle, you even have the option of installing a professional charging station right in your own garage. This combines the convenience of charging at home with the quick efficiency of a station, giving you more flexibility on when and where you can drive.

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If you’re excited to check out the Chevy Bolt EV, stop by Classic Chevy today to give it a test drive and learn more about it from a knowledgeable associate.

Chevy Brings the Power of Four

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Chevrolet has more 2016 J.D. Power Dependability Awards than any other Brand. The Chevrolet Malibu, Equinox, Silverado HD and Camaro were recently awarded Most Dependable awards by J.D. Power, helping Chevrolet reach its best results ever. This 2016 study measures 2013 model-year vehicles dependability within its third ownership year.

Segment-leading models:

The Chevy Malibu

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The Chevy Malibu received “Most Dependable Midsize Car, Two Years in a Row” from J.D. Power.

The Chevy Equinox

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The Chevy Equinox received “Most Dependable Compact SUV” from J.D. Power.

The Chevy Silverado HD

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The Chevy Silverado HD received “Most Dependable Large Heavy Duty Pickup, Two Years in a Row” from J.D. Power.

The Chevy Camaro

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The Chevy Camaro received “Most Dependable Midsize Sporty Car, Four Years in a Row” from J.D. Power.

This demonstrates that Chevrolet has a continued commitment to building cars that excel in dependability, as most of these awards were earned for several years in a row. Dependability is one of the best things you can expect out of any vehicle you buy. At the end of the day a vehicle can have all the bells and whistles, but if it won’t start and is in and out of the shop, rather than taking you where you need to go, then it’s not serving its primary function as a car, truck, or SUV.

When you’ve got to have dependability, shop Chevrolet.

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If you value dependability, stop by Classic Chevrolet to check out one of the four award recipients. After you take one (or all four) on a test drive, we’re sure you’ll agree that Chevrolets have got it where it counts.

Let’s Talk 2018 Chevy Equinox

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If you’re on the market for an SUV that is spacious and gets good gas mileage, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox and to learn more about this model’s features. You can also wait until the 2018 Chevy Equinox goes on sale later this year.

The 2018 Chevy Equinox

Unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this past January, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a popular compact SUV in Chevy’s lineup.

The 2018 manages to shed a few hundred pounds and adds a turbocharged engine that, taken together, manage to boost efficiency. The five-seater is 183.1 inches long, which is 4.7 inches shorter than the previous year, but it’s still longer than the competition, such as the Ford Escape and Honda CR-V.

An amazing 400 pounds lighter than the 2017 model, the 2018 Equinox is able to carry a four-cylinder engine lineup across all trims. A 1.5L turbo develops 170 hp and 203 pound-feet of torque, while a 2.0L turbo produces 252 hp and 260 pound-feet. A 1.6L diesel — the first diesel Chevrolet has offered in a small SUV in North America — hits 136 hp and 236 lb-ft. All the power figures are estimated until closer to when the Equinox goes on sale in the first quarter of 2017. The 2.0L comes with a new nine-speed automatic transmission. The other engines get a six-speed auto.

Other features will include seven- and eight-inch touch screens, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G Wi-Fi, safety alert driver seat, front collision alert, low-speed autonomous emergency braking, blind spot alert and lane keeping alert and assist.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox (or the 2018 when it becomes available) and to learn more about this model’s convenience, safety, security and entertainment features.

Chevy Bolt Wins North American Car of the Year

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The Bolt has been named North American Car of the Year, beating two conventionally-powered luxury sedans, the Genesis G90 and the Volvo S90, in an announcement delivered at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last month.

The award recipient is determined by several dozen auto journalists who regularly test-drive vehicles and then vote on the annual awards.

Bolt is the first U.S.-made, mass-market, fully-electric car, beating Tesla Motors’ Model 3 to production. The vehicle has a range-per-charge of 238 miles, which is double most electric cars on the market except those from luxury automaker Tesla. Yet the Bolt, in many cases, is about half the price of Tesla’s Model S or X. It just went on sale with a starting price of $37,495 before federal tax credits kick in.

The Bolt was previously named Motor Trend Car of the Year and at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Green Car of the Year. It is not to be confused with the Chevrolet Volt, a pioneering plug-in car with a backup gas engine. Bolt is a pure electric and has no gas engine.

Chevy has been unabashed about trying to get out the message that it’s first with a mainstream-priced fully-electric long range car.

“There’s been a lot of talk about building an affordable electric car with a 200-mile range that brings electric vehicles to the mainstream, but only one manufacturer has done that, and it’s us,” Chevrolet marketing manager Steve Majoros said when Bolt won the Green Car award, given for environmentally friendly cars, in November.

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If you’ve been wanting to own an all electric vehicle, but have been unable to due to their unaffordability, you’re probably pretty pumped about the Chevy Bolt. Stop by Classic Chevrolet to check one out and give it a test drive and to learn more about its features.

The 2017 Chevy Volt Premier vs. the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced

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If you’re on the market for a plug-in hybrid, your options are more limited than if you were going with a gas-only vehicle. Basically, the Volt and Prius are probably on your list to check out.

These two plug-in hybrid models have come a long way since their initial releases; the Volt could travel 38 miles on a full battery charge before the gas tank kicked in, while the Prius could only handle a mere 11 miles on a full charge.

Both the Volt and Prius are now entering their second generation, and their electric-only range and overall performance have improved greatly. Here’s a breakdown of how they compare…

Battery and Range

The Volt has an 18.4-kWh battery that weights 21 pounds less than its predecessor and uses fewer cells. It has more than 40 miles of electric-only range.

The Prius has a larger battery than before, but it’s still much smaller than the Volt at 8.8 kWh. This gives the Prius a range of 25 miles in electric-only mode.

Engine and Horsepower

When the Volt runs out of electric power, its new aluminum-block 1.5-liter four (replacing the heavier iron-block 1.4-liter) has 101 horsepower, which is bolstered by reserved electric energy to 149 horsepower.

The Prius has a 1.8-liter four with 95 horsepower, which is similarly boosted by remaining electricity to 121 combined horsepower.

Overall, the Volt outshines the Prius down the board. Regardless of whether or not you value fuel economy or driving performance more, the Volt wins hands down.

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2017 Chevy Volt in any trim level we have available. If you’ve got questions about its technology or deductions/incentives tied to a hybrid purchase, we’ll be happy to provide answers.

Why We Love It: 2017 Bolt EV

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Chevy is shaking things up for 2017, and the introduction of the all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is guaranteed to change the auto industry forever. The following are five reasons why you should start getting excited about the release of this groundbreaking vehicle.

1. It’s All Electric

Chevrolet obsessed over creating the 2017 Bolt EV, and it shows. This all-electric vehicle can travel an estimated 200 miles per charge, so you don’t have to worry about recharging while you’re at work or out running errands.

2. You Can Charge At Home

Skeptics have been steering clear of electric vehicles for years, but that’s because charging hasn’t been made as simple as it is with the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. A 240-volt charging unit can be purchased and professionally installed at your home, so charging your vehicle is as simple as charging your smartphone. The available unit will charge your Bolt EV faster than the competition and makes customizing your charge settings easy. Best of all, you can still use public charging stations while you’re away.

A full charge on the available 240-volt unit requires just 9 hours, and you can reach up to 25 miles of range per hour of charge.

3. You Can Stay Connected Everywhere You Go

The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV offers technology in every nook and cranny. The standard 10.2-inch center display screen provides important information, including your battery levels, estimated range, climate controls, charge settings, music, calls and text messages. The interactive screen looks and operates like a tablet, so you can easily access all of your phone and battery’s information.

4. Safety Comes First

Technology isn’t worth anything if you and your fellow travelers aren’t safe inside your vehicle. The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV provides peace of mind with 10 air bags, a high-strength steel frame, available forward, side and rear alerts, OnStar advisors and automatic crash response. Chevy’s available Surround Vision camera system utilize four optimally-placed cameras to help you see what’s happening on all sides of your vehicle at all times. Whether you’re taking the kids to school, dropping your pet at the groomer or driving solo to work, you can rest assured that your Chevy is constantly working to keep you and your cargo safe.

5. Your Vehicle Will Turn Heads

Unlike other electric vehicles, the Chevy Bolt EV doesn’t turn heads because it looks funny. This all-electric hatch back vehicle features expressive proportions, stylish curves and an enclosed, flat underbelly  that will turn heads — in a good way.

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will undoubtedly be ahead of the curve. Reach out to our Classic Chevrolet sales team to find out how you can be one of the first to own it.

New Year Resolutions: Chevy Style

It’s a brand new year and that calls for a brand new vehicle. With stylish, convenient, comfortable, and reliable selections across its 2017 model line-up, Chevy ought to be at the top of your shopping list if you’re on the market for a new car, truck, or SUV this year.

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2017 Chevy Sonic

Design

The new exterior takes some cues from the Bolt EV, Cruze and the 2017 Trax. The design is more detailed, the Sonic has a new hood and front fascia, new lights, and a new rear fascia. The wheels stay at the corners, so with the new design, the Sonic look even sportier.

You can also choose from 15-inch, 16-inch and 17-inch wheels; and, the Sonic has four brand new colors for the 2017 model year: Arctic Blue Metallic, Brimstone, Orange Burst Metallic and Cajun Red Tintcoat.

Interior

The interior features a new gauge cluster that features an analog speedometer, available 4G LTE and available WiFi hot spot. If you choose the RS model, you’ll get piano black décor, RS logo floor mats, an RS flat bottom steering wheel with the RS badge and available red cloth seats.

Available safety features include lane departure warning and forward collision alert. The Sonic comes standard with 10 airbags, ABS brakes a rearview camera and StabiliTrak electronic stability control.

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2017 Chevrolet Trax

Design

The 2017 Chevrolet Trax features a new proportioned dual port grille and headlights that flow around the corners, a sportier look, halogen reflector headlights on the LS trim level and LED signature lighting on the LT and Premier trim levels. The rear features dual taillights, a new fascia and LED signature lighting and 18-inch aluminum wheels on the Premier trim level. Many of these elements are already found on other Chevy models including the Cruze, Malibu and the Volt.

Interior

The 2017 Trax’s interior features a modified instrument panel in Chevy’s dual cockpit design and a dashboard hood that runs the width of the vehicle without interruptions. This new design allows the diver to better see the 7-inch diagonal MyLink color touch screen. The instrument panel and the console feature Galvano chrome trim. The Premier trim level features an instrument panel with a contrasting color that matches its leatherette seat trim. The Trax also features a new gauge display that features an analog tach and speedo plus digital displays.

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Ready to test drive a 2017 Chevy? Stop in at Classic Chevrolet today to check out the models that appeal to you and to get answers to any questions you have about features, capabilities, or financing. Classic Chevy is here to help get you into the Cheverolet of your dreams.

Let’s Review the 2017 Malibu

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If you are in the market for a new sedan, stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu and to learn more about this model’s features. This affordable sedan seats up to five people comfortably and get excellent fuel mileage.

Impressions

The 2017 Malibu feature great fuel economy, quick acceleration, and good handling. The tech features, like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Chevy MyLink, make the Malibu a tech lover’s dream. Plenty of legroom and a stylish exterior are also pluses.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include cruise control, a full center console with covered storage, audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, a multi-function remote for doors and trunk, air conditioning, power steering, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, remote power door locks, OnStar Directions & Connections, power mirrors, Bluetooth, one-touch power windows on all four windows, and a rear window defroster.

Additional features include privacy/tinted glass, plenty of storage, beverage holders, power driver’s seat, front bucket seats, a compass, clock, tachometer and trip computer.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include intermittent wipers, four-wheel ABS brakes, daytime running lights, tire pressure monitoring system, dusk-sensing headlights, electronic stability control, ABS and driveline traction control, a passenger airbag, driver’s front impact airbag, driver and passenger knee airbags and head curtain airbags for the first and second rows.

Technical Features

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu features a 2.5-liter engine that puts out 196 horsepower. The engine is backed by a front-wheel drive six-speed automatic transmission.

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu today and to learn more about this model’s convenience, safety, security and entertainment features. Be sure to ask your salesperson if we are running any finance or lease specials. Not in the market for a new vehicle? Schedule service with Classic Chevy for your current car or truck.

Top 8 Reasons to Start the New Year in a Chevy

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Drivers tend to get attached to their vehicles. After all, your vehicle is something you use every day, and it’s a place where you’ve made plenty of memories. However, there comes a time when you need to break up with an old vehicle that’s dragging you down. Maybe the gas mileage is poor, maybe the repairs are breaking the bank or maybe the safety features aren’t adequate. The New Year is the time to do it!

These 8 reasons ought to give you enough of an excuse to ditch your old ride for a new Chevrolet.

1. Your vehicle’s repairs are exceeding its value. It often seems easier to repair an old vehicle than buy a new one, but here at Classic Chevrolet, we make purchasing your new vehicle easy and affordable. Stop throwing money (which you’ll never get back) into a beater that continues to decrease in value.

2. The mileage is high. High mileage probably means you’ve taken good care of your vehicle, but it also means costly repairs are just around the corner.

3. Safety features are limited. Older cars certainly have fewer safety features than newer ones, and that can put you and your loved ones in danger every time you get behind the wheel. Come talk to us at Classic Chevrolet to get into a safer, more reliable vehicle for an unbelievably affordable price.

4. Your family doesn’t want to be seen in it. They say not to judge a book by its cover, but if your family doesn’t want to be seen in your vehicle, it may be time to get a new one.

5. Rust is visible. Rust causes damage to vehicles in more ways than one, and those damages can be extremely costly. If you’re driving a vehicle with a rusty exterior, holes in some areas or even pieces of metal falling off, you know it’s time to get into a new one.

6. You’re spending way too much on gas. Every year, Chevy vehicles are getting increasingly fuel efficient, and you could be saving big bucks. Chevy offers a wide selection of extremely affordable, fuel efficient vehicles to help you start your 2016 budget in the right direction.

7. You see your check engine light every day. Service lights shining on your dashboard are never a good thing, and they can mean that serious repairs are ahead.

8. You don’t worry about locking your vehicle. Let’s face it. If you’re not afraid your vehicle is going to get tampered with when you leave the doors unlocked, it’s probably because nobody wants to go near it.

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet today if it’s time to upgrade your ride in the new year.