IndyCar Driver Marco Andretti Gives the Chevy Volt Two Thumbs Up

2013 Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Photo in Grapevine, TX 76051

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.

[Source: Detroit News]
Thanks to Cassidy Schafer for contributing.

 

 

Why You Should Opt for the Factory Navigation in Your New Chevrolet

2013 Chevy Spark

With all the technology in our world today, it’s safe to say that we have options when it come’s to buying a new or used car in Dallas, Ft Worth or Grapevine. One of these options is the navigation system. More and more new vehicles are coming with the option to have a factory GPS system built into the vehicle’s center dash.

But is it better to go with the factory navigation system or to buy an aftermarket one? Speaking as someone who has had both, I’d recommend going with the one offered in the new Chevrolet car or truck. Here’s why:

1. Looks. I know that looks aren’t everything, but if you are anything like me… you like a clean looking, high-tech look in your car. You won’t get that if you buy an aftermarket navigation system. You’ll likely have to attach it to the windshield, then run the power adaptaer down to your cigarette lighter. With a factory, built-in navigation system, you won’t have this problem.

2. Warranty. Since the factory navigation system is part of your Chevrolet, it is covered by the bumper-to-bumper warranty. If anything goes wrong with the system, you can take it to Classic Chevrolet for repair as opposed to having to send an aftermarket system back to the manufacturer where you probably won’t get it back again for weeks or they won’t fix it at all.

3. Theft. Unless you are willing to take your GPS system off the dash, unplug it and tuck it away somewhere safe every time you get out the car, you’ll have to worry about theft. You don’t have to worry as much about someone walking away with a factory system. Thieves will have a much harder time stealing a factory navigation system than a portable unit that’s stuck to the windshield with a suction cup.

4. Resale Value. Factory navigation systems also improve a car’s resale value. Edmunds.com used-car analysts say that visible options on used cars, like navigation systems, tend to hold their value in the used-car market and make a car more desirable to potential buyers.

While some of these things may not be as important to you as they are to me, at least I’ve now given you a few things to thing about, right?

Thanks to Cassidy Schafer for contributing.

[Source: Edmunds.com]