Why You Should Take a Test Drive at Classic Chevrolet

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When you find that perfect vehicle at Classic Chevrolet, whether you find it online or because you stopped by the showroom, you should take a test drive. Taking a test drive prevents buyer’s remorse for many reasons, including comfort while driving or riding and features available for various models and trim levels.

Ensure It’s Spacious

While you might like a vehicle’s looks, you should take a test drive to ensure that it’s a good fit. If you are a taller person, some vehicles may not have enough legroom or headroom. If you are shorter, the seats may not move forward enough so that you can comfortably reach the pedals.

And if you have a larger family and love to take road trips, or plan on carpooling, you’ll definitely want to ensure that the rear and third row seats have plenty of room for adults or teens, not just smaller children. Without a test drive, you won’t know until it’s too late – then you won’t be happy with your purchase.

See How It Rides

Even though the vehicle you fall in love with looks great and has plenty of space, you might not like the ride. Many new vehicles have settings for steering and the transmission, though some don’t and you might not like how the vehicle rides. Also, you may not find that the seats are comfortable enough for you. Taking a test drive allows you to evaluate whether you are comfortable with the ride.

Verify Features

While everything might be what you want – fit, comfort, ride – if you buy a vehicle without test driving it, you may later learn that the model does not have certain features you need; or that it might have features you don’t want. While many features are listed on our website and in our blog posts, not every feature is always included in every vehicle. Taking a test drive allows you to look for and test certain features.

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Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive the vehicle or vehicles you have in mind so that you can make the best choice for your wants and needs.

Don’t Miss These February Events in DFW

After you visit Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new vehicle, head out on the town for some local events. You could even make a romantic day of it by getting your sweetheart a new vehicle for Valentine’s Day and then check out one of these other events happening in DFW this month.

Mardi Gras Parade – February 11

Celebrate Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, in Dallas with the Mardi Gras Parade. The parade runs from 4pm to 6pm and starts at the corner of Windomere Avenue and Davis Street and runs through the Bishop Arts District and ends at Melba Street.

Besides the parade, there will be food and drinks and other street vendors.

Valentine’s Day – February 14

Valentine’s Day can’t be overlooked; it’s on a Wednesday this year, but that won’t slow anything down. The DFW metroplex is home to award-winning, world-class restaurants, so be sure to scope out the culinary landscape and make your reservations ASAP. Some establishments will be running Valentine Day specials if you want to snag a deal, so be sure to ask about those regardless of where you plan to go.

Chinese New Year Festival 2018 – February 17

February 16 marks the Chinese New Year and Dallas will host a parade commemorating it on February 17. 2018 is the Year of the Dog on the Chinese Lunar Calendar and the Crow Collection of Asian Art will host their 19th annual Chinese New Year Festival to celebrate. The festivities will be at NorthPark Center from 11am to 2pm and at Klyde Warren Park from 2pm to 8pm.

There will be art activities and demonstrations at both locations, as well as food and fireworks at Klyde Warren Park plus the main stage will be filled with a list of talented performers, old and new. Join in the fun at either location to say goodbye to the Year of the Rooster and ring in 2018 as the Year of the Dog, a year marked by loyalty, kindness, and love.

In order to honor the Year of the Dog, don’t forget to bring along your best dog friend to Klyde Warren Park for puppy portraits and pampering. In need of a furry companion? Don’t worry – they’ll have dog rescues out all day at the park including the SPCA of Texas, Dallas DogsRRR, and more.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Make it a romantic day with a new Chevy and a night out by stopping by Classic Chevy to test drive a new sedan, coupe, SUV or truck.

The 2018 Chevy Suburban

If you are in the market for a luxurious and well-appointed people mover with all of the bells and whistles, stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include heated and cooled power front seats. The driver’s seat has 12 positions and the passenger seat has six positions. The driver seat has two memory positions, four-way power lumbar and power recline. The second row bucket seats are also heated. The third row is a 60/40 split bench with power fold.

The floor console features storage, cup holders, an SD card slot and an auxiliary jack. The steering column is features power tilt and telescoping features, a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel and theft deterrent locking feature. The steering wheel also features mounted audio, cruise and driver information controls.

The door locks are power programmable and feature lockout protection. Additionally, the Suburban features passive entry, remote keyless entry and remote vehicle start. The windows are all power and all have express down. The front windows also feature express up. The cruise control is electronic with set and resume, though you can order adaptive cruise control. The brake and gas pedal are power adjustable.

Furthermore, the Suburban features tri-zone automatic climate control with individual setting for the driver, right front passenger and rear passengers. The rear window features a defogger.

Safety and Security

Security and safety features include four-wheel antilock disc brakes, OnStar and an automatic occupant sensing system for the airbag. The sensing system determines whether there is a passenger in the front seat and whether that passenger is a child. Additional airbags include front driver and passenger frontal and side impact airbags and seat-mounted side impact and head curtain side impact airbags for all rows. The Suburban also features StabiliTrak, a stability control system with traction control and brake assist.

Additional features include a rear vision camera, front and rear parking assist, a rear cross traffic alert sensor indicator, side blind zone alert with lane change alert, forward collision alert sensor indicator, lane departure warning, safety alert seat, the LATCH system for child seats and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Visit Classic Chevrolet Today

For a complete list of features and additional options, stop by Classic Chevrolet to take the 2018 Suburban for a test drive.

Chevy Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Join the fight against breast cancer by helping Chevrolet and Classic Chevy raise money to finish the fight against this disease. With 1 in 8 women being diagnosed, we’re more driven than ever to change the statistic. That’s why for the seventh year in a row, Chevrolet and its dealers, including Classic Chevy, are partnering with the American Cancer Society to make strides against breast cancer. Through this partnership, they’ve contributed $7.8 million to the American Cancer Society benefiting breast cancer screening, patient care, and research.

Join in the efforts by finding a walk, making a contribution, or by creating an #IDriveFor team. During the month of October, Chevy will contribute $5 to the American Cancer Society for every #IDriveFor on Twitter and Instagram. Together we can reach our destination and one day put an end to breast cancer.

Visit Classic Chevy

If you want to get more involved, stop by Classic Chevrolet to find more unique ways to help fight breast cancer. And, don’t forget, women are not the only ones to have breast cancer: men can also have breast cancer. You can also ask about ways to help combat breast cancer when you stop by to test drive a new Chevy or when you bring your current Chevy in for service.

The Chevy Colorado ZR2 Beats the Ford Raptor

When it comes to off-road specialty pickups, the Chevy Colorado ZR2 is arguably the better vehicle. Here’s why you should consider getting behind the wheel of the Colorado ZR2, driving it off the lot of Classic Chevrolet, and hitting up your favorite off road spots.

The ZR2 is Smaller

Bigger isn’t always better. When it comes to off-roading capabilities, this is doubly true. The Colorado ZR2 is a smaller, lighter, and more nimble truck compared to the Raptor, which means that you can go places in your Colorado ZR2 that wouldn’t be accessible if you were driving around a bulkier truck. Not to mention that the Colorado ZR2 is also nicer to drive in an urban setting when you’re not out on the trails, being easier to park and maneuver.

The ZR2 is More Flexible

Not only does the ZR2 have a diesel option that the Raptor lacks, but it’s more fuel efficient than the Raptor regardless of engine type. Additionally, you can put whatever you wish into your Colorado ZR2 whereas the Raptor requires pricey premium gasoline. So not only can you fill your Colorado ZR2 up for cheaper, but that tank of gas will last you longer.

The diesel option really takes the Colorado ZR2 to another level, however. It’s cheap compared to gas, gets better fuel efficiency, and makes your Colorado ZR2 climb and scramble in off-road settings like nothing else.

The ZR2 is Less Expensive

Chevy offers the ZR2 in two configurations: Extended Cab with a 6-foot bed; and the Crew Cab with four full-size doors and a 5-foot bed. For the Extended Cab, prices start at $40,995, including $995 for destination. The Crew Cab starts at $42,620.

Compare that to the Raptor, which starts out, base, at $52,375 plus an additional $1,295 for destination. That’s more than $11,000 than the base ZR2. Full load the Raptor and you’re looking at a truck that’s going to run you over 70 grand.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 and learn more about its off-roading capabilities. If you’re in need of some auto maintenance this fall, schedule time with a technician at the service department of Classic Chevrolet.

Top Events Around DFW You Don’t Want to Miss

School’s out and if you’re looking for some fun-filled summer activities for your family to enjoy, there’s plenty going on across DFW to fuel an entire summer’s worth of adventure.

National Geographic Photo Ark Exhibition at the Dallas Zoo – Ongoing

The Dallas Zoo is hosting a photo exhibition from photographer Joel Sartore, whose work is featured in National Geographic and contributes to their Photo Ark Project. The project aims to document every species currently housed in zoos and educate the public on such wildlife to promote understanding and conservation efforts.

Mexico 1900-1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde – Ongoing

Continuing through July 16, the Dallas Museum of Art will be the exclusive U.S. exhibitor to a collection of modern Mexican art, featuring work by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and other artists of the first half of the 20th century. Comprised of over 200 works of art, the collection premiered in Paris last October. The exhibition helps broaden our understanding of what modern Mexican art means, and diversify the artistic narratives attributed to the country.

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed at the Perot Museum – Ongoing

Elaborate royal tombs, ancient languages, human sacrifice, sports, and extraordinary architecture. All define the fascinating Maya civilization that is the bedrock of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s upcoming traveling exhibition – Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed. The largest traveling Maya exhibition ever to tour the U.S., the 10,000 square-foot display brings together more than 200 authentic artifacts and immersive environments to explore the astonishing accomplishments of one of the most powerful indigenous Mesoamerican civilizations, which still has millions of living descendants today. The bilingual exhibition, presented in English and Spanish, is presented by Highland Capital Management and will run through Sept. 4, 2017.

Visit Classic Chevy

Stop by Classic Chevrolet this month to test drive a new 2017 Chevy model before you head out to any festivals or events in the DFW area. Who knows? Maybe you’ll love your test drive so much that you’ll head out in the comfort of a new Chevy.

 

Highway Attack Mode: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible

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When you are in the market for a new sports car, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the new 2017 Camaro ZL1 convertible. Owning your own Camaro ZL1 convertible, you’ll be able to attack the highway at speed while feeling the wind whip by you. With new levels of refinement, technology, acceleration and capability, the new Chevy Camaro will challenge the most advanced of the sports coupes in the world.

The executive vice president of Global Product Development, Mark Reuss, said that the ZL1 was designed to bet the best of the best. With superb performance packed into a 2+2 coupe, the ZL1 is great for every day driving and for taking it out on the track.

The 2017 model year comes with a new 6.2-liter V-8 supercharged engine that puts out an estimated 640 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque. Buyers have a choice of a six-speed manual transmission with active rev matching or a brand new 10-speed automatic transmission.

Aerodynamics

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 went through over 100 hours of testing on the track and in a wind tunnel so that the manufacturer could make the best aerodynamic body possible for fuel economy and cooling. Not only is the design functional, but it is stylish. The lower grille opening gives excellent airflow to help keep the Camaro cooler while at higher speeds. The upper grille incorporates an open bow tie insignia.

The Camaro’s new hood features carbon fiber insert with a heat extractor that allows hot air to be pulled from the engine compartment so that the engine is further cooled. Additional changes to the body include the rockers, a bigger front splitter, wider front fenders and a wing-style rear spoiler.

Technologies

The Camaro’s new technologies include performance traction management, magnetic ride suspension, an electronic limited slip differential, drive mode selection and a custom launch control. The Camaro also weighs 200 pounds less than the previous model year and has 60 more horsepower and 80 more pound-feet of torque, giving it a better power to weight ratio.

Additional features include 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires and Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers on the front wheels for extra stopping power. The front brakes also features large 15.35-inch two piece rotors.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to learn more about the 2017 Camaro ZL1 convertible or to give it a test drive (with the top down, of course!).

Get Unlimited in Your Chevy

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Unlimited data plans are pretty popular lately, and most competitive wireless carriers offer some version of it. Chevy has joined the fray, partnering with AT&T to offer a new unlimited version of its OnStar hotspot data plan.

For just $20 a month, Chevy owners can get unlimited data through their vehicle’s WiFi hotspot, which is a pretty good price compared to some limited data plans out on the market. If you’re already an AT&T customer, you can simply add the Chevy unlimited plan onto your regular bill. The in-car hotspot can be used by up to 10 WiFi devices at once. Ten devices and unlimited data equals a lot of value.

Not only do you get unlimited data, but you get high-speed 4G as well. While some plans throttle data after a certain amount of GBs, neither AT&T or OnStar mention any such limitations.

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to learn more about the advantages that Chevy offers and to hear more specifically about the unlimited data plan. Classic Chevy can also help you get your car in shape with a certified technician.

Slow Cooker Lo Mein

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If you need an easy, filling, and healthy meal on a busy day, try this slow cooker Lo Mein. Not only is it easy to cook (just prep the ingredients and allow your slow cooker to do the work for you), but it’s easy to clean up as well.

Slow Cooker Lo Mein

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 (5-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 pound spaghetti

For the sauce

  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 cloves, garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoons sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste), or more, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Directions

  1. Line a slow cooker with a slow cooker liner for easier cleanup. Open slow cooker liner and place it inside a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker bowl. Fit liner snugly against the bottom and sides of bowl; pull top of liner over rim of bowl.
  2. Whisk together soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, sambal oelek, oyster sauce, ginger and sesame oil in the slow cooker. Add pork shoulder, then cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  3. Remove pork shoulder from the slow cooker and shred the meat before returning to the pot with the juices. Stir in broccoli, carrots, celery, snow peas and chestnuts. Cover and cook on high heat for 15-30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  4. Cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  5. Serve pasta immediately, topped with pork mixture.

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet if you’re on the market for a new or used car, truck, or SUV. Test drive a vehicle and learn more about any model on the lot.

Spring Break Road Trip Destinations in Your Chevy

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You don’t have to buy expensive plane tickets to a tropical destination to enjoy a warm and unforgettable spring break this year. These three Texas spring break destinations offer all of the warmth, relaxation and fun of those pricey destinations right here in the Lone Star State.

New Braunfels

If you’re seeking warm weather, but don’t necessarily want to visit the beach, New Braunfels could be your ideal spring break destination. This picturesque Texas town in the heart of the Hill Country was founded in 1845. New Braunfels wows its visitors with its  historic districts, adventurous rivers, impressive golf courses, live music, shopping, family-friendly attractions, award-winning restaurants, and so much more.

South Padre Island

South Padre Island offers all of the makings of an exciting spring break. The island used to bring in massive crowds of undesirable, rowdy spring breakers, but the crowds have lessened, and South Padre offers a warm getaway with gorgeous beaches, pristine water and plenty of excitement. College vacationers do tend to make the area busier in late February and March, so keep that in mind if you’re seeking a more low-key South Padre spring break.

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi offers picturesque gulf beaches, the Texas State Aquarium, the Padre Island National Seashore, seaside restaurants, marinas, the USS Lexington. and plenty of downtown fun to make this spring break the best one yet. It’s a good alternative if you want the beach setting with less crowds.

Stop and See Us at Classic Chevrolet

When you’re traveling throughout Texas this spring break, don’t forget to stop and see us at Classic Chevrolet. We’re your one-stop Texas auto dealership for sales, service, parts, and accessories.