Best DFW Events in April You Don’t Want to Miss

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If you enjoy music festivals, you’ll have plenty to see in and near Dallas during April. Before you head out for the fun, have your vehicle serviced at our Chevrolet service department or stop by our showroom at Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new Chevy to drive to the festivals. Whether you need a new truck, SUV, sedan or coupe, we have the perfect vehicle for you.

Old 97′s County Fair in Dallas

On Saturday, April 16, 2016 starting at 1:00 p.m., head over to Main Street Garden, 1902 Main Street in Dallas for the Old 97′s County Fair. Performers include Deer Tick and Lucero. Enjoy an afternoon of music and fun, plus all that the county fair has to offer this year including midway games, a Ferris wheel, food trucks, dunk tanks, local artists and vendors, corn dogs, funnel cakes, and more. The Old 97′s County Fair is dog friendly.

Off the Rails Country Music Fest

On Saturday, April 23, 2016 starting at 11:00 a.m., enjoy the Off the Rails Country Music Fest, Toyota Stadium, 6000 Main Street, Frisco, Texas, 75034. Enjoy music from Blake Shelton, Eli Young Band, Chris Young, Joe Nichols, Waterloo Revival, Bri Bagwell, Ashley Moore, Mike & the Moonpies, Midland and DJ Rock.

Sunday’s line up includes Sam Hunt, Eric Church, Casey Donahew Band, Chase Rice, Jana Kramer, Chris Janson, Native Run, Hayley Orania and DJ Rock.

Texas Showdown Festival: Buckcherry & Sick Puppies in Dallas

Head over to The Bomb Factory, 2713 Canton Street in Dallas on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at noon for the Texas Showdown Festival with Buckcherry & Sick Puppies. Tickets range from $25 to $40.

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All-New 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Unveiled

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The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport will soon be available at Classic Chevrolet. This model features an engine that gives you about 1.05g cornering ability; and, if you choose the Z07 package, up to 1.2g. The coupe and the convertible models will be available sometime this summer; and the Grand Sport Collector Edition will be available later.

The 2017 Grand Sport was introduced at the Geneva Auto Show in March. This model features a track-honed aerodynamics package and lightweight architecture. The naturally aspirated engine make tons of power. It also features design cues from the original 1963 version, of which only five were built.

The Grand Sport is based on the Z06, but has an upgraded cooling system, chassis tuning and performance technologies. Buyers can also add carbon-ceramic brakes, a carbon-fiber aero package for downforce and Michelin Sport cup 2 summer tires. The Z07 package allows the Grand Sport to come in at less than a second slower for the track record set by the previous-generation ZR1.

The Z07 features Michelin Pilot Super Sport summer tires. The front features 285/30ZR19 tires and the rear features 335/25ZR20 tires. The tires ride on a specific Grand Sport 19-inch by 10-inch wheel in the front and 20-inch by 12-inch wheel in the rear. For stopping power, the Corvette Grand Sport has been equipped with a Brembo brake system. The front features 14-inch rotors and six-piston calipers and the rear features 13.4-inch rotors and four-piston calipers.

Additional features include magnetic ride control, unique springs, specific stabilizer bars and an electronic limited slip differential as standard equipment. Optional features include the LT1 V-8 engine that makes 460 horsepower, a dry sump oiling system, active exhaust, a seven-speed manual transmission with active rev match or an eight-speed paddle shift automatic transmission with specific performance calibration.

The Grand Sport also features front fender inserts, a design package with a track-ready look and the Z06-style wide rear fenders and grille. The Grand Sport also uses the Stingray’s interior and exterior color palette. Optionally, buyers can choose a Heritage package that includes hash mark detail on the interior’s brushed aluminum trim and exterior fender graphics.

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The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

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If you are in the market for a crossover SUV that looks great, has a ton of room and features the newest in technology, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse. You’ll find tons of amenities and style to go with the best-in-class maximum cargo space. And, depending on the trim level you choose, you could get available lane departure warning, a front center airbag and forward collision alert.

Lots of Space

The spacious interior features supple touch surfaces and a Smart Slide second row seat that moves to allow easy access to the third row. If you go with the LTZ trim level, you’ll get heated and cooled seats, a sliding armrest with storage and tri-zone climate control. The Traverse features 116.3 cubic feet of maximum storage space with 24.4 cubic feet behind the third row. You’ll still have plenty of room for luggage, even when the third row is being used. Access the cargo area through a power remote lift gate.

Technology

The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse features a USB port in the front center console and two in the rear, plus you can get an available rear seat entertainment system. Enjoy features such as Bluetooth, syncing your phone through a USB port, Internet Radio, Pandora and SiriusXM satellite radio. Use touch controls or your voice to access your favorite media and tunes.

The available Chevrolet MyLink allows you to integrated a compatible smart phone so you can play music, access your contacts and handle calls. The navigation feature that comes with OnStar is standard for the first six months. You could also get navigation through the available MyLink. The Traverse also comes with a 3-month trial of SiriusXM NavTraffic.

Stay connected via a 6.5-inch diagonal color touch screen. Add RemoteLink Key Fob services through OnStar so you can remotely lock and unlock your vehicle and activate the horn and lights so you can easily find your vehicle.

Safety Features

Standard features include StabiliTrak electronic stability control, traction control, high-strength materials, the LATCH system for cars seats and six airbags. Available safety features include side blind zone alert, forward collision alert, rear cross traffic alert and more.

The Traverse also features OnStar with automatic crash response and OnStar Advisor, which uses GPS technology to request emergency help to be routed to your location.

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The Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Chevy with Your Tax Refund

It’s tax season, and for many, that means getting a big fat refund check in the mail. It’s easy to splurge on a vacation, a new flat-screen TV, or a few big nights out, but there’s a wiser way to spend your refund check. Invest your tax refund into a brand-new Chevy, and you’ll enjoy the benefits of a long-lasting, stylish and luxurious vehicle for 2016 and beyond. These 10 reasons to buy a Chevy will convince you to head to Classic Chevrolet and make a wise investment today.

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1. J.D. Power and Associates ranked Chevy vehicles the highest in initial quality in the categories of midsize sporty car, large car, large heavy duty pickup, large light duty pickup, and large CUV.

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2. The Chevy Camaro, Impala, Silverado HD, Avalanche, and Tahoe received the lowest number of issues per 100 vehicles among the previously listed categories. That means you can purchase your new vehicle with confidence.

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3. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was named the 2016 Motor Trend Car of the Year, and the 2016 Colorado took home the prize as the 2016 Motor Trend Truck of the Year.

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4. Chevrolet vehicles continue to earn top marks for safety and performance. The Chevy Volt was named the 2016 Green Car of the Year, the Equinox was named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, and the Tahoe was named one of the 15 Best Family Cars by Kelley Blue Book.

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5. Chevy vehicles are backed by some of the best warranties in the business, including bumper-to-bumper coverage for three years or 36,000 miles, powertrain coverage for 5 years or 60,000 miles, and sheet metal coverage for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Chevy’s 2016 Warranty Coverage extends far beyond buyers’ expectations.

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6. You can get an even more amazing deal on Chevy’s 2015 models, which are on sale for unbelievably low prices this spring at Classic Chevrolet. Many qualified buyers will receive a 0-percent APR for 60 months on most remaining 2015 Chevy vehicles.

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7. Classic Chevrolet is home to more than 2,500 Chevrolet cars, trucks, and SUVs, which means you’ll find the exact vehicle you’re seeking without having to make any sacrifices.

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8. Chevy drivers enjoy more fuel efficiency than other drivers on the road. The Avalanche features a best-in-class fuel economy, the Cobalt offers best-in-class highway miles-per-gallon, and the Colorado’s 5-cylinder engine provides more horsepower and better fuel economy than the Toyota Tacoma. Chevy lovers don’t find it surprising that most Chevy vehicles achieve better fuel economies than comparable vehicles in their classes.

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9. March is Chevy’s Truck Month, which means you can save thousands on the brand-new Chevy truck of your dreams.

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10. You can finally get behind the wheel of the car, truck, or SUV of your dreams. Brand-new Chevy vehicles are now offered at better prices than ever. You can get into a 2016 Chevy Cruze, and numerous other luxurious, stylish and powerful Chevy vehicles, for less than $200 per month.

10 Reasons to Love the 2016 Chevy Cruze

If you’re looking for a luxurious, efficient and sporty vehicle that’s loaded with the industry’s latest and greatest technologies, it’s time to test drive the 2016 Chevy Cruze. In fact, you’ll probably fall in love with this comfortable yet stylish vehicle the moment you step in side. The following are 10 reasons why you should consider the Cruze for your daily driver.

1. It’s loaded with comforts.

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Drivers can expect a quiet ride and premium luxuries, like leather-appointed seats and an optional heated steering wheel.

2. You’ll stay entertained.

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Driving is never boring when you’re in the 2016 Chevy Cruze. You’re guaranteed to enjoy the Chevrolet MyLink entertainment system with 7-inch diagonal touch-screen, phone integration and optional 4G LTE Wi-Fi. You’ll never have to disconnect when you’re cruising in the Chevy Cruze.

3. You can choose your favorite amenities.

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The Chevy Cruze can be built as luxurious as you please. Drivers can opt for a push-button start, wireless charging station, a Bose premium sound system, OnStar and so much more.

4. You can stop worrying about gas prices.

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The 2016 Chevy Cruze is so fuel efficient, you’ll actually stop worrying about the price of gas. Spend more time on the road without burning a hole in your pocket with the ultra-efficient new 1.4-Liter turbo engine, which gets roughly 40 miles-per-gallon on the highway.

5. Feel confident everywhere you go.

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The Chevy Cruze is loaded with high-end safety features to help prevent collisions and protect you in the case of one. Drivers can opt for a Cruze equipped with rear cross traffic alerts, lane keep assistance or forward collision alerts.

6. It looks as luxurious as it is.

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The Chevy Cruze was entirely redesigned for 2016. You’ll notice a sportier, more aerodynamic look and will be impressed by the look and performance of the projector-beam headlamps.

7. You’ll have plenty of space.

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The Cruze offers 60/40 split-folding seats in the rear, so you enjoy plenty of space for friends, family and all of your other cargo.

8. You can interact safely using your phone.

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The Cruze’s Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility means you can access your music, texts, maps and other apps using voice commands. You’ll enjoy a safer, more entertaining ride everywhere you go.

9. You’ll enjoy the Chevy Complete Care promise.

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When you purchase a Chevy vehicle, the company is with you all the way. Buyers enjoy the convenience and affordability of two included maintenance visits, five years of a standard OnStar Basic Plan, six months of the OnStar Guidance Plan and five years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance.

10. You won’t have to break the bank.

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The Cruze is one of Chevrolet’s most affordable vehicles, starting at just $16,620. You’ll never find more industry-leading technologies, comforts and style for such an affordable price.

Find your brand-new Chevy Cruze right here at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas. Give us a call, log online or stop in and see us to test drive this budget-friendly yet luxurious compact car today.

Chevy Trucks Back in Black for 2016

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If you were planning on buying a black Chevy truck from Classic Chevrolet last year and missed out, you have another chance. Chevy trucks are back in black for 2016. And, there’s more to choose from, including the 2016 Silverado 1500 Z71 and the 2016 Colorado Z71.

Last year, the black truck specials helped Chevrolet increase its sales by 27 percent last year; and that increase was double for the total truck market. The special edition trucks were popular last year, Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet’s truck marketing director, said; and those truck sold in a third of the time it took to sell other models. Plus, the special edition trucks appealed to a younger, more affluent audience.

The most popular special edition black truck in 2015 was the Silverado 1500 Midnight. The trucks were sold out in mere months. This year, Chevrolet will be producing Midnight editions for the 2016 model year, plus the Silverado 2500 HD Z71, making the midnight edition available in light duty, heavy duty and midsize versions.

The Midnight version include additional features including a locking rear differential; off road suspension; hill descent control; a transfer case shield; Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac all-terrain tires; an all black front end; black grille, bumper, tow hooks, headlight bezels and fog lights; black painted alloy wheels; black side moldings; black belt line moldings; a black spray-in bedliner; black Chevrolet bowties for the front and rear; and special Z71 badges on the doors.

Additional special editions include the 2016 Silverado Realtree, the 2016 Silverado Special Ops and the 2016 Colorado Trail Boss. Chevrolet will introduce additional black special edition models later this year.

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Spring Cleaning Tips Chevy Style!

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The official start of spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to bring out the rags, buckets and soap for a serious spring cleaning on the interior and exterior your vehicle. Here at Classic Chevrolet, we’re experts at detailing vehicles, and we’d love to share some of our insight with our loyal customers and followers. The following are 10 easy-to-follow tips that will help you clean the winter grime off of your vehicle and make it look and feel like new.

1. Use a scrub brush or air compressor on carpets. 

An air compressor will help you blow the dirt out of the tight weaving of your vehicle’s carpets, so you can vacuum it up quickly. A stiff brush will also work as an alternative to an air compressor or in addition to one for an even deeper clean.

2. Use cleaners that are non-acid based.

Acid-based cleaners are often used by the professionals, but it’s best that everyday car enthusiasts clean with non-acid based ones. Acid-based cleaners, if not used correctly, can damage painted or alloy wheels.

3. Use your hands.

Hand washing is the best way to get a deep clean on your vehicle’s exterior, so put the brushes away and roll up your sleeves.

4. Make sure you get the paint clean.

It’s easy to wash your vehicle once and consider it clean, but it often takes more than one wash to thoroughly clean your vehicle’s paint. Once dry, run your hand across the surface of your vehicle. If it feels gritty, it needs to be cleaned again.

5. Protect your paint.

The fresh coat of wax your vehicle had when it left the factory has probably worn away. In fact, vehicle wax wears away every few months. Use a paste or liquid wax to to ensure your paint shines properly and is protected from hazards.

6. Clean out your winter mess.

It’s amazing what your vehicle can acquire over the winter months — jackets, socks, windshield scrapers, bags of salt, hats, gloves and other winter supplies. Check your back seats and the trunk to ensure that all of the gear you don’t need is back in the house.

7. Check under the hood.

Pop your vehicle’s hood, wipe down the edges and remove and dirt, debris or leaves.

8. Clean the glass last.

Glass gathers all of the dirt from the other steps of the cleaning process, so it’s best to clean it last. Use a quality glass cleaner without ammonia and be sure to buff the glass with a microfiber cloth.

9. Replace your wipers.

Winters can be extremely harsh on your windshield wipers. Make sure your wipers are in proper working condition and replace them if they’re not.

10. Consider maintenance.

One of the best things you can do for your vehicle after a long winter is bring to our carefully trained mechanics here at Classic Chevrolet. Get your vehicle back in top working condition with an oil change, engine tune up, new tires, brakes or one of our many other services.

Meet the 2017 Chevrolet Trax

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While the 2016 Chevrolet Trax is available at Classic Chevrolet, the new 2017 model year hasn’t arrived yet. The newly-introduced Trax features contemporary design elements, premium interior, active safety features, connectivity and a turbocharged engine; and will be available in the fall in three trim levels: the LS, LT and Premier.

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.

The 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.

Safety Features

Safety features available, depending on the trim level, include lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision alert and side blind zone alert. Features that are standard on all trim levels include 10 airbags and a rearview camera.

Technology

The 7-inch infotainment system support available Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, 4G LET and a Wi-Fi hotspot. You can connect up to seven different devices to the Trax. Additional new technology includes keyless start and keyless open.

Engine and Transmission

The Trax features a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque.

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Get Lucky During Truck Month!

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Get lucky during Truck Month at Classic Chevrolet when you choose a Silverado 1500. Prices start out at just under $26,000 with rebates and we have 411 models you can choose from. Choose from two-wheel or four-wheel drive, crew cab with a short box or standard box, double cab with a standard box or a regular cab with a standard or long box. Once you choose the truck you want, choose the trim level, including High Country, LS, LT, LTZ or Work Truck.

The 2016 Base Model Work Truck with Standard Cab

The base model Work Truck has plenty of features including safety, security, entertainment and convenience features.

Safety Features

The Work Truck’s safety features include daytime running lights, automatic exterior light control, OnStar, a tire pressure monitoring system, dual stage front and side impact airbags, head curtain airbags for the driver and front passenger, seat-mounted side impact airbags for the front and rear seat outboard seating positions, a passenger-sensing system and StabiliTrak.

Interior Features:

The 2016 Work Truck features a split bench front seat for up to three passengers, vinyl floor coverings, a tilt steering column with a theft-deterrent locking feature, power door locks, air conditioning, cruise control and, if you choose not to include the OnStar feature, a driver information center with a 3.5-inch diagonal screen.

Engine, Transmission and Mechanical

The Work Truck features a 4.3-liter FlexFuel EcoTec3 V-6 engine with direct injection, variable valve timing and active fuel management. The engine block is a light aluminum block that will run on a mix of up to 85 percent ethanol. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with a tow/haul mode. The transmission is electronically controlled and features powertrain grade braking and cruise grade braking. This combination makes 285 horsepower at 5,300 rpm and 305 pound-feet of torque at 3,900 rpm.

Additional mechanical features include a 3.23 rear axle ratio, an external engine cooler, a heavy-duty 730 cold-cranking-amp battery, 150-amp alternator, electric power steering assisted rack and pinion and four-wheel ABS disc brakes.

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The Camaro 1LE Performance Package Returns For 2017

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When you test drive a Camaro at Classic Chevrolet, you’ll have a choice of a 1LE package on the 2017 model year. This package, which was originally developed in 1988, made the Camaro more competitive in the Showroom Stock road racing series. Four of these models were built in 1988 and 111 models were built in 1989. The 1LE package was also available on models through 1999 and again on the 2013 fifth generation model.

The 2017 model year’s 1LE package is expected to set new benchmarks at the track. Using knowledge gained from previous 1LE packages, Chevrolet added better handling and track performance for this trim level. You’ll be able to pick up a 1LE Camaro with a V-6 or a V-8 engine. The models will feature unique wheels and a satin black hood, among other exterior features, so that others are able to tell that you are driving a 1LE.

This is the first time that the 1LE package will be offered on the 1LT and 2LT coupes with the V-6 engine. The package features standard Brembo brakes, an aggressive suspension and Goodyear Eagle F1 tires. This allows the Camaro to hit 0.97G while cornering. Optional equipment includes Recaro seats and a performance data recorder.

When you purchase the 1LE package on the 1SS model, you’ll add magnetic ride control, FE4 suspension tuning and an electronic limited slip differential. You’ll be able to achieve lateral acceleration of over 1G.

The Camaro 1LE features a stiff yet lightweight structure, more suspension damping and stiffness, better brakes, higher downforce and aggressive tires, all to help keep it on the road in fast cornering. The new 2017 V-6 models had lap times that were comparable with the previous generation’s V-8, which means the V-8 should be out of this world fast.

The SS 1LE features a 455-horse V-8 and six-speed manual transmission, a 3.73 gear ratio on a limited slip differential, forged aluminum wheels, Brembo brakes, transmission cooler, differential cooler and engine oil cooler, dual mode exhaust system, a shorter throw shifter and more.

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