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.

Choosing an SUV vs Sedan

Classic Chevy here, giving you the best information on sedans and SUVs. First of all, if you’re in the market for a new vehicle, you might be wondering which type of vehicle to buy. Sedans and SUVs have different benefits and we’re here to run them down for you so you can make a great decision when you buy.

SUVs

If you’re looking to buy an SUV, you might want to consider a few pros and cons.

The pros:

  • You may have optional four-wheel drive.
  • You have more space in the SUV to carry items and people.
  • You can take SUVs on camping expeditions and into rough terrain.

The cons:

  • Gas is expensive with many older SUVs, and if the MPG rating isn’t great, you’ll be looking at spending a lot of money at the pump.
  • Larger vehicles may need more upkeep.
  • You may have difficulty getting up to speed as quickly as you can in a sedan.

Sedans

If you’re considering a sedan, you can think about these pros and cons:

The pros:

  • Sedans typically get more miles to the gallon than SUVs, which means you’ll save money on gas.
  • Sedans are quicker in many cases, so you can get up to higher speeds on highways.
  • Sedans are closer to the ground, so they may feel more stable.

The cons:

  • Sedans can’t hold as much as an SUV, so if you plan on long trips with multiple people, you could run out of space or feel cramped.
  • Sedans don’t normally have four-wheel drive unless you upgrade your package.
  • Sedans may not be able to handle rough terrain or inclement weather conditions as well as SUVs.

When it comes down to your decision, you’ll need to know what you plan to do with a sedan or SUV before you buy. Your lifestyle will be a major factor in the need for either one of these vehicles.

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Regardless of which type of vehicle you prefer, come see us at Classic Chevy – our inventory is sure to have something to suit your needs.

Get Your Sweetheart a Chevy for Valentine’s Day

There’s no better Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone than a Chevy. A stylish, dependable, comfortable and powerful new vehicle could easily make this Valentine’s Day the best one yet. These reasons why you should choose a Chevy for your Valentine will have you rushing in to see us at Classic Chevrolet before the big day.

  • Chevy is the highest ranked automobile company in initial quality for midsize sporty car, large car, large CUV, large heavy duty pickup and large light duty pickup, according to JD Power.
  • Chevy’s MyLink Infotainment system makes listening to music and safely using your smartphone easier than ever before.
  • A variety of new Chevy vehicles are available with OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi, so drivers and passengers can stay connected on the go.
  • If your special someone is in need of a new pick-up, the Chevy Silverado is one of the most powerful and reliable in the industry. The Silverado 1500 can reach a towing capacity of 12,000 pounds, and the 3500 HD can reach a towing capacity of a stunning 23,200 pounds.
  • You can customize your gift by choosing the perfect exterior and interior colors or pick from a long list of popular options, like premium audio, a rear vision camera, heated seats, and more.
  • Every ride in a Chevy is a comfortable one, with interior luxuries like more cargo space, Apple CarPlay, elegant appointments and more.
  • A Chevy will keep your special someone safe. Chevrolet vehicles can be outfitted with the latest and greatest safety features, like rear cross-traffic alerts, blind zone alerts, a rear vision camera and more.

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You can find an unbelievably low price on a new or used Chevy by shopping right here at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas.

A Look at the All-New 2018 Chevy Equinox

If you are in the market for an SUV that is spacious and gets good gas mileage, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and to learn more about this model’s features.

Convenience Features

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox features power lumbar and height adjuster for the driver’s seat, reclining rear seat, a front center console with covered storage, a rear center armrest with dual cup holders, a tilt and telescopic steering column with a comfort grip steering wheel with mounted audio and cruise control, Driver Information Center, express down windows, power programmable door locks, lockout protection, illuminated entry, remote keyless entry, panic alarm and air conditioning.

Additional features include cup holders in the front center console, bottle holders in the doors, illuminated vanity mirrors, map pockets and theater dimming lighting.

Safety and Security Features

The 2018 Equinox features a rear vision camera, an engine immobilizer, an anti-theft alarm, rear window defroster, four-wheel ABS brakes, brake assist, hill start assist, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control, dual stage front airbags with a passenger-sensing system, seat-mounted airbags and head curtain airbags.

Additional features include daytime running lights, OnStar Guidance for 6 months, OnStar Basic for 5 years, rear child security door locks, variably intermittent wipers, a rear variably intermittent wiper, the LATCH system for child seats and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Entertainment Features

You’ll find plenty in the way of entertainment features on the Equinox including four auxiliary power outlets throughout the vehicle, OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in hotspot trial, 7-inch diagonal color touch screen, AM/FM radio, MP3 decoder, a radio data system, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, six speakers and a USB port.

Engine and Transmission

The Chevrolet Equinox features a 2.4-liter engine with spark ignition direct ignition and variable valve timing. The engine makes 182 horsepower at 6,700 rpm and 172 pound-feet of torque at 4,900 rpm. The engine is backed b a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and to learn more about this model’s convenience, safety, security and entertainment features.

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.

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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.

Tom Durant Named Chairman of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association 2018

Texas native and owner of Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas, as well as 20 other car dealerships across Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida, Tom Durant has been elected as Chairman of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association for 2018.  

The TADA is the statewide trade association representing over 1,300 franchised automobile dealerships in nearly 300 communities throughout the state of Texas. TADA advocates on behalf of the dealers at the Texas Legislature, Congress, and all regulatory agencies.  

As leader of the association, Tom Durant explains his inspiration to represent the Texas franchised auto dealers.  “There are legitimate concerns about our future and the changes that are occurring. I have great respect for Bill Wolters (TADA President) and his staff because they have put together a great organization, one that I am very proud to be a part of. As dealers we all have a responsibility to self-govern and make good decisions. The TADA makes that process a lot easier.  It’s important for us as members to understand the complexities of the franchised dealer challenges in today’s market and to be the clear and concise voice on their behalf while also understanding government influences, market trends and the overall landscape of the industry. TADA makes that a more realistic endeavor. Because of what TADA does, we as dealers can sell and service cars, impact our communities and make a positive difference.”

Chairman Durant will take the office at a time when strong leadership is crucial.  “There is no doubt we are facing unprecedented threats to the future of the Texas franchised dealer network with new industry players and third parties intervening between the customer and the dealer,” says Mr. Durant.  “The disruption of the franchised dealer network as we know it would have a profound effect on the local, state and national economy as well as a devastating effect on the individual communities we as dealers serve each day. And if you are not part of the solution, you become a part of the problem.  Getting involved at this level at the TADA for me was becoming part of the solution.”

Tom Durant, a man known for his keen vision, strong leadership and a genuine humility is undeniably the man for the job, but gives his team the credit for his nomination. “While it is a very personal honor to be named Chairman of the TADA, the recognition ultimately stems from the work our entire team has put in at all of Classic dealerships.”

You Know You’re from DFW When…

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the vehicle you need for your family, for work, or for the farm. If you already have a newer Chevy or did not plan to buy something new this year, be sure to give our service department a call to set up an appointment for maintenance or repairs.

Living in DFW, you’ve probably noticed that the Metroplex has its peculiarities. You know you’re a true native if you can relate to the following…

  • The traffic isn’t messing around. Hopefully you’ve got a good vehicle, because we all spend a lot of time in the driver’s seat.
  • And what’s up with the roads? They sure like to break them up, but then they forget to do anything afterwards!
  • No matter what the supposed season is, it’s best to bring a jacket along. And flip flops. And maybe an umbrella. And perhaps sunscreen. Just pack your closet is what we’re saying.
  • Even if you live east of Dallas or west of Fort Worth, you still struggle to decide which city to go to when you’re looking for a night out. Who can choose?
  • You know the four basic food groups and make sure you get them every day: barbecue, nachos, fajitas, and chili.
  • You know that the only real Mexican food is Tex-Mex.
  • When you refer to more than one person, you say “y’all” and when you tell someone you’re getting ready to do something, you say you’re ‘fix’n’ to do it.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive your next car, truck, or SUV. You’ll have several trim levels to choose from, plus each one has additional available options to make it your own. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any lease or finance specials we may have running on Silverado models or any other models we have in stock.

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.

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

Top 5 Reasons to Get a New Chevy in 2018

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 5 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. 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 2018 budget in the right direction.

 

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

The 2018 Chevy Volt

If you are in the market for a hybrid and prefer to stay with the Chevy brand, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2018 Chevy Volt. This model has many features and is perfect for commuting or taking an economical road trip.

Entertainment Features

The 2018 Volt features Chevrolet MyLink Radio, an 8-inch color diagonal touch screen, Bluetooth, AM/FM radio, voice activation, Apple CarPlay, six speakers, an auxiliary input jack, USB ports, SiriusXM radio, OnStar with 4G LTE, driver information center, a built-in WiFi hotspot, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and off-board connectivity via the Internet.

Convenience Features

The Volt features front recovery hooks, power-adjustable door mirrors, 17-inch painted aluminum wheels, a center console with covered storage, a tilt and telescopic steering column with leather-wrapped steering wheel, programmable and location-based charge control, keyless ignition with push button start, express down windows, power programmable door locks, keyless access, remote keyless entry, remote vehicle start, cruise control, air conditioning and driver and front passenger vanity mirrors.

Security and Safety Features

The Volt’s security and safety features include automatic exterior headlights, LED low beams with halogen reflector high beams, LED taillights, variably intermittent wipers, a theft deterrent system, engine immobilizer, four-wheel ABS disc brakes with electro-hydraulic power, StabiliTrak, traction control, daytime running lights, rear defroster and a remote panic alarm.

Additional features include a rear vision camera, pedestrian safety signal, a lockout switch, the LATCH system for child seats, a tire pressure monitoring system, an airbag passenger sensing system, dual stage front airbags, dual stage front side airbags, thorax seat-mounted side impact airbags for the front and rear, head curtain airbags for the front and rear outboard seating positions and knee airbags for the driver and front passenger.

Engine and Transmission

The 2018 Volt features a 1.5-liter gas engine with variable valve timing and an 18.4 kWh lithium-ion rechargeable battery with liquid thermal management. The engine runs on regular fuel or E10. The charging system comes with a 120-volt charge cord. The Volt makes 149 horsepower and 249 pound-feet of torque.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2018 Chevrolet Volt and to learn more about this model’s features.