12-12-16

Holiday Events Near Upland, CA

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Christmas time is here, which means lights, trees, Santa Claus and holiday events are everywhere. Looking for something fun to do this holiday season? See the below events.
Living Nativity at Granite Creek

  • Granite Creek Community Church, Claremont
  • December 15 - 18
  • 6:00 pm

Annual Holiday Festival

  • Mountain Green Shopping Center, Upland
  • December 10
  • Free to all ages
  • 11:00 AM

2016 IEOS Holiday Event at Candlelight Pavilion

  • Candlelight Pavilion Fine Dining and Musical Theater, Claremont
  • December 14
  • 6:00 PM
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11-01-16

Teens, Tech and the new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Teen Driver & Chevy Malibu

 

The newly redesigned 2016 Chevy Malibu offers something for pretty much everyone in the family. This newest version of the Chevy Malibu has the team at Mountainview Chevrolet really excited not only for a new look, a new hybrid engine option and several tech features that parents will love. What we're going to focus on in this post are the tech features parents can use to keep track of their driving habits and encourage safe driving habits for their kids, even when they are not in the car with them. This can be great, especially with new drivers in the family.

The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu debuts a system, called Teen Driver, that provides parents with a tool to help encourage safe driving habits for their kids, even when they are not in the car with them.

It allows parents to set speed alerts, limit audio volume, and even receive vehicle reports "so parents could use it as a teaching tool with their kids-they can discuss and reinforce safe driving habits.

For example:
1. Stereo audio is muted when front seat occupants aren't wearing safety belts.
2. Audible and visual warnings are given when the Malibu is traveling over preset speeds.
3. Music volume limitations can be put in place.
4. Parents can check to see how the car was driven; whether Forward Collision Alert or Lane Departure Warning features were triggered and what speeds the Malibu reached on its last drive.

Aside from the available teen driving safety tech, the 2016 Malibu also offers seamless Apple Car Play and Android Auto app integration with the Chevrolet MyLink system. This tech feature makes it easier to manage your busy life as a parent and working professional.

Want to take a look? Call us at Mountainview Chevrolet to schedule a test drive.

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10-01-16

Fall Car Care

The vacations are over, the kids are back in school and cooler evenings have begun. Take advantage of this time to make sure your vehicle is ready for the winter weather ahead. Also, October is Fall Car Care Month so now it is the perfect time. Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, Mountain View Chevrolet recommends five proactive steps to make sure your car is ready for winter driving.
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09-04-16

Child Passenger Safety Week is September 18-24

Child Passenger Safety Week is September 18-24, 2016 so it is a great time to review these tips to keep your most precious cargo safe.
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08-01-16

Movies That Made the Camaro Famous

Camaro at the Movies

The Camaro legend was born Sept. 29, 1966 when GM introduced it's answer to Ford's popular Mustang. The Camaro (and sister model Pontiac Firebird) were designed to bring the sports car driving experience to the average driver. The first Camaro went on sale in September 1966 with a base price of $2466. The base engine was a 230-cubic-inch (3.8-liter) straight-six rated at 140 gross horsepower. The option list was long and included four different small-block V-8s and two big-blocks. The top choice was the 375-hp, 396-cubic-inch (6.5-liter) L78 big-block.

The Camaro is all American Muscle and has been featured in several movies over the years. Here is a list for Camaro enthusiasts where the Camaro was featured. Whether a getaway car or a car -to- robot, the Camaro has made its mark on the silver screen.

1. Christine
2. Better Off Dead
3. Cop and a 1/2
4. Transformers
5. Transformers 2 & 3
6. Fast & Furious
7. 2 Fast 2 Furious
8. Aloha Bobby & Rose
9. Tuff Turf
10. A Walk to Remember
11. Body Double
12. Once a Thief
13. Executive Target
14. Remember the Titans
15. After the Sunset
16. The Other Side of the Tracks
17. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
18. El Cartel
19. Summer of Sam
20. Brewster McCloud
21. Eat My Dust
22. Six Pack
23. The Gumball Rally

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07-01-16

Trailering Tips for Your Truck

Trucks and trailering. They go together like summer and road trips. Mountain Chevrolet has some great tips for Aspen area drivers about trailering whether you haul a boat, RV or camper.
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06-15-16

Summer Driving Tips

Now that it's summer, road trips have begun. More cars are on the road and more pedestrians are out walking the city streets. In addition to more traffic, summer also means it's hot and when our vehicle's air conditioners stop working, we notice it. With the arrival of all these seasonal changes, Mountain View Chevrolet has a few summer driving tips to help you make the most of your summer.
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05-16-16

Top Four Truck Care Tips To Always Remember

Trucks are bigger, stronger and usually have to work harder than their smaller sibling - the car. The major differences between the two types of vehicles mean different care tactics are required to ensure they both reach an old age. Below you'll find the top four truck care tips you'll want to follow in order to keep your truck on the road longer with fewer problems.
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04-14-16

How To Test Drive A Car

Silverado Test Drive
Test driving seems simple, but that perception is why it's so easy to overlook things when taking a car for a test drive; we all can get caught up in the experience.

One of the most important things to remember before you take a test drive is to not compare the car you're test driving to your old car. Instead, compare the car you're test driving to your wants and needs. You want to purchase a new car that meets your requirements; not limit yourself to the next best car. Before you take a test drive at Mountain View Chevrolet, consider the below checks.

1. Do your research online; know what type of vehicle you want before visiting the dealership. We suggest this because it will save you time and ensure you're analyzing vehicles based on your everyday needs. Consider garage size, towing capacity needs, roof racks for bikes and other everyday lifestyle needs.

2. Observe the car from the outside; don't just jump in and turn the key. You'll want to take in the design features and equipment quality, and make sure it meets your specifications. Is the front end too low? Will it scrape on the ground pulling into work or your driveway?

3. Open all doors: front, back and trunk. Make note of how far they open and how easy they open.

4. Once inside the car, pay attention to interior seating. Make note of comfort levels, control locations and technology features. Are they convenient for your life?

5. Move the drivers' side seat back and forwards. Note the distance from the steering wheel as well as how much leg space you have. This is important to ensure driving comfort and airbag safety.

6. Before you start the engine, turn the key slightly, only to start the battery and not the engine. Check the dash for any engine warning lights. You should see none.

7. Once the engine is started and you're driving, don't limit yourself to just smooth roads. Test drive the vehicle on rougher roads. This will give you an idea of road noise in the cabin and suspension performance.

8. Note any visibility issues with mirrors, how the steering and handling feels, and how well the vehicle brakes and accelerates.

9. Lastly, take time to park the vehicle, so you're certain you won't dread parking it later if you decide to purchase the vehicle.

Why does Mountain View Chevrolet give you all this information? Because we want you to like the vehicle you purchase from us.

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04-07-16

The 2016 Chevy Malibu – Taking Car Tech To A New Level

The 2016 Malibu is redesigned and redefining car tech. Owners can now track driving habits. It might seem like Chevy is taking a step toward George Orwell's book 1984 but really Chevy is simply offering ways to instill good driving habits in teenagers, and allow car owners to have the ability to keep track of how their friends drive their car.
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06-03-14

Mountain View Trivia Tuesday – June 3, 2014

Which Chevy vehicle was named the second best-selling vehicle in the U.S. in 2013?

a. Chevy Cruze

b. Chevy Silverado

c. Chevy Tahoe

d. Chevy Malibu

 

The answer is b., Chevy Silverado.

Mountain View Chevy Trivia

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05-27-14

Mountain View Trivia Tuesday – May 27, 2014

Chevrolet celebrated its 50th anniversary in what year
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05-20-14

Mountain View Trivia Tuesday – May 20, 2014

What was the last year for the optional fuel injection?
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05-19-14

Tips for Traveling with your Pet

Anyone with pets can surely agree with novelist, George Eliot that animals make for great companions, especially when it comes to traveling.
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04-02-14

Mountain View Chevy has the Perfect Chevy for Recent College Grads

At Mountain View Chevy we understand what you’re going through, and we don’t think leasing or buying a new Chevy should add to the stress. We celebrate your accomplishments by giving you huge savings with the Chevrolet College Discount Program!
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03-10-14

Eco-Friendly Chevy Vehicles

From electric cars, to hybrids and fuel efficient vehicles, Chevrolet has been consistently leading the way for eco-friendly automobiles. Most recently, the Chevrolet Spark was recognized as the ACEEE[i] individual winner for the subcompact hatchback class as the most practical and affordable ‘green’ choice.
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02-10-14

Chevrolet Sweeps Awards at the American International Auto Show

Chevrolet delivered an outstanding showcase at the 2014 North American International Auto Show and won the crowd’s attention with the new Corvette Stingray and Silverado which were awarded car and truck of the year. This marks the first time Chevrolet has won both awards in the same year. The Corvette was last named car of the year in 1998 while the Silverado was last named truck of the year in 2007. The big win for Chevrolet also meant a big win for domestic automakers, keeping them at the number one spot in the automotive industry. Domestic Automakers have won North American Car of the year 12 times while Japanese, European and Korean automakers have won nine times combined. Similarly, domestic automakers have also won truck of the year seven times more than Japanese and European automakers combined.

More than 5,000 journalists from over 60 countries attended the North American International Auto Show this year and only 49 multi-media journalists from USA and Canada chose the winners. The Corvette Stingray swept the car of the year award beating the new Cadillac CTS and the new Mazda3 compact.

Chevrolet Corvette
It is no surprise the new Corvette won the crowd’s attention considering its consistency in delivering outstanding performance driven features and futuristic technological characteristics. Improved features on the Corvette include the new aluminum-intensive chassis structure, which is 57 percent stiffer and 99 pounds lighter than the previous generation, and a re-designed spacious cabin. Corvette took a big leap forward and committed to creating not only a performance driven sports car but one that is also driven by beauty, comfort and safety.

Chevy Stingray

Chevrolet Silverado
The win for the Silverado was due to its re-designed structure and, improved interior and exterior appearance. The Silverado benefited from weight reduction from a redesigned exterior trim and a lighter but more powerful fuel efficient new 6.2-liter V8 engine. In addition to its spacious four-door spacious cab, the Silverado offers a two-door standard cab and an extended cab with a smaller rear seat and doors. This powerful truck has a towing capacity of 9,800 pounds and is capable of maneuvering through curves and steep surfaces. To top it off, the interior is superior in its class in terms of styling, quality, comfort and safety features.

Chevy Silverado

The Car and Truck of the year By Chevrolet serve as a benchmark for other vehicles in similar segments in terms of creativity, innovation, style, comfort and most importantly, safety. The Corvette and the Silverado are a true depiction of Chevy’s commitment and dedication to transforming the over 100 year’s old brand into the next generation of futuristic and innovative cars. Visit Mountain View Chevrolet to learn more about the new Silverado and Corvette Stingray.

Sources
http://www.northamericancaroftheyear.org/

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/15/2014-chevrolet-silverado-and-gmc-sierra-show-all-their-sides-in/

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/16/2015-chevy-corvette-z06-detroit-2014-video/

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01-24-14

New Year’s Resolutions for Chevy Owners

Did you know? Only about 8% of individuals who make a New Year’s resolution actually accomplish their goal. This year, Mountain View Chevrolet wants to help you make a resolution that can easily be attained.
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12-23-13

Seasonal Maintenance Tips for Chevy Drivers

Although winters in Southern California are fairly mild with warmer temperatures, we still experience our fair share of downpour. The rain intensifies throughout the months of October to March and at times it can rain all day. This is the wettest season and for some, can be the dreariest time of the year if proper action is not taken to prepare. The more intense the weather gets, the higher the amount of car accidents recorded. The sooner you prep your car the better, procrastinating will only increase the likelihood of putting you and your loved ones in danger of having problems while on the road. Here is a checklist of things to do to get ready for the wet season.

Chevy Tire Pressure

Keep up with regular maintenance checks. Your car gets you where you want to go and as long as you get there, there is no need for servicing your car right? Wrong! Taking action and having your car checked in advance of the start of a new season is essential. Each season has different effects on your car, making it crucial to maintain regular service checks. You can refer to your owner’s manual to find the ideal service intervals for your car; doing this will help you prevent problems from developing.

Check your tire infiltration and tread. Check to see if your tires are firm and fully inflated. This is especially important when driving in wet conditions that make the roads slippery. Properly inflated tires will make your car more balanced and less likely to swerve around when you turn tight corners. Having deep and hollow treaded tires will improve traction and reduce friction by moving water to the sides.

Get your brakes evaluated. Every part of your car works harder to maintain stability during the wet season. Good brakes will help you on wet slippery roads. Be sure your brakes are up for the task by bringing your car in to your nearest Chevy dealership for a thorough brake inspection.

Check your Wipers and your fluids. Replacing wipers is an inexpensive but worthy investment you should take. Good vision is essential when driving in foul conditions. Avoid dangerous situations, including being stuck in-between two semis splashing water at your windshield and blinding you on the freeway. Be sure to replace your wiper blades if you notice any signs of wear and tear and. Lastly, fill up your reservoir with wiper fluid, this will help you clear off dirt and residue.

Check your Headlights and Tail Lights. During this season it gets darker faster and for longer periods of time outside. Among your headlights and tail lights, you should also pay attention to your signal bulbs and brake lights. If you have an older car, check for any signs of fogginess or dark patches on your lights. A simple clean-up and detailing at Mountain View Chevrolet, or your local Chevy dealership, will leave your lights with high levels of illumination and free of debris.

Going through this checklist will not only improve the quality of your driving experience but it will also prolong the functionality of your car. Staying aware of your driving habits and changing any bad ones will make this checklist more valuable. Here are a few things to keep in mind while driving in wet conditions:

  • Don’t drive at full speed; it takes longer to stop in wet weather.
  • Don’t drive through moving water if you can’t see the ground.
  • Keep reasonable distance between your car and other surrounding cars.
  • Water tends to be more concentrated in the outside lanes so try driving in the middle lanes.
  • Don’t slam on your brakes, instead, pump them until you gradually come to a complete stop.
  • Last but not least, be patient and give way to others.

To get started on your checklist, visit Mountain View Chevrolet online to learn more about the latest deals on parts and services for your Chevy.

Sources:

http://www.carblogindia.com/car-care-tips-for-rains-or-monsoon/

http://kia-buzz.com/car-maintenance-tips-for-heavy-rain/

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11-15-13

Holiday Gift Ideas for Chevy Owners

Don’t let the holidays stress you out! With the holiday season quickly approaching, thinking about gifts for loved ones can be stressful for anyone. To help keep gift giving simple this year, Mountain View Chevrolet, serving the southern California area, is providing a few holiday gift ideas for perfect for the Chevy owners in your life.
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10-23-13

Inexpensive Ways to Customize Your Chevy Silverado

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” – John WoodenAre you looking to customize your Chevy Silverado, but within budget?
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09-20-13

Chevy Silverado: 5 Things You May Not Know

The truck blogs lit up on September 17, when word spread that Consumer Reports had named the Chevy Silverado 1500 its “top-rated truck.” This is another nod for the ’14 Silverado, which has received recognition for its safety rating, fuel economy and all-around performance. But despite all this attention, the Silverado may still have some secrets. Read on to see if you know these five facts about the Silverado.
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08-26-13

Under the Hood: Tips for the Non-Mechanic

If you answered yes, then you probably consider yourself a non-mechanic. Maybe you know how to check your oil, but your mechanical skills drop off after that. And, if you’re like most car owners, you would rather let the trained auto repair technicians do the heavy lifting under the hood. But that doesn’t stop you from increasing your knowledge of how your used car works. Here are some tips to get you started.
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08-05-13

3 Financing Options for Your Next Car

Thomas Jefferson once advised, “Never spend your money before you have it.” Maybe that advice was easier to follow in Tom’s day — but in today’s world, most people need to borrow money on occasion. And one of the more common occasions for borrowing is a car purchase.
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06-02-13

Upland High School Student Wins Car Giveaway

Upland High School senior Salahaldeen Ali has a new Chevrolet Cruze in his driveway, and he has Mountain View Chevrolet to thank for it. Ali was one of 182 high school students whose perfect attendance in the 2012-2013 school year made him eligible to participate in Mountain View Chevrolet’s Cool to Stay in School giveaway.
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05-13-13

Mountain View Chevrolet Sponsors Car Giveaway in Upland

Mountain View Chevrolet has been a community-oriented dealership for 13 years, but this is a first for this Southern California car dealership and definitely uncommon for any car dealer. To award students who have achieved perfect attendance, Mountain View Chevrolet has created the “Cool to Stay in School” campaign to give away a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze!

On June 12, 2013, every student from Upland High School who has achieved perfect attendance will be invited to the dealership, in Upland, California. First, several other prizes, including iPad gift cards, will be raffled off by calling the students’ names. For the grand prize of the Chevy Cruze, five names of students with perfect attendance will be drawn at random, and those students will all be given a key. One by one, they will have a chance to sit in the Cruze and turn the key. One lucky student’s key will be the one that starts the engine!

Mountain View Chevrolet Cool to Stay in School

Students from Upland High School have a chance to win a Chevrolet Cruze from Mountain View Chevrolet.

What makes that student even luckier is that Mountain View made sure that the prize model is the perfect choice for a young driver; in addition to being awarded US Ranking and Reviews’ 2012 Best Compact Car for the Money, the Chevy Cruze has achieved these accolades:

  • An Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2012 Top Safety Pick
  • Motor Trend Ultimate Guide calls Cruze the best GM compact in years
  • Consumer Guide reports Chevrolet’s compact sedan represents itself very well in a crowded and very competitive market segment
  • Consumer Guide reports Cruze feels substantial and refined
  • A finalist for Motor Trend 2011 Car of the Year
  • Motor Trend calls Cruze thoughtfully designed, with European styling and driving dynamics
  • Motor Trend calls Cruze the most significant global offering from GM to date
  • Named a 2011 Consumer Guide Recommended Buy

In fact, the 2013 Cruze won US News and Rankings’ 2013 Best Compact Car for Families, so parents of the winner can feel at ease knowing that their student earned not just a car, but a car with peace of mind. Mountain View Chevy knows that it’s at a high school age that driver safety and responsibility begin. By interacting with the students in an academically rewarding way, new drivers soon to graduate from Upland High School will be more “tuned up” to take the wheel seriously.

Just this past December, Mountain View Chevrolet rallied to help a local boy with his battle against Common Variable Immune Deficiency, and hosted the Red Cross on-site to collect both blood and toys for those in need. This may be the first giveaway of its type at Mountain View Chevy, but it’s just one of many future opportunities the dealership will take to give back and help out!

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02-25-13

The 2013 Chevy Impala Takes the Blue Ribbon for 5-Year Cost to Own!

Auto shopping and pricing site KBB.com released its annual list of 2013 model cars and trucks that it forecasts will be the cheapest for you to own over the first five years, and the 2013 Chevrolet Impala took the blue ribbon for being the best 5-year full-size car value!
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01-21-13

To Buy New or Used: Is Safety the Question?

Crash safety tests administered by all automotive ratings agencies have been effectively “raising the bar” year after year, making it harder for automakers to achieve top scores. The end result is that consumers benefit as manufacturers find more ways to improve safety in their cars. That said, the changes mean there are test score discrepancies among model years.
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12-04-12

Chevy – More than Meets the Production Line

2012 Chevy Malibu

For years, millions have come to associate Chevy with the slogan “More than Meets the Eye,” as Chevrolet models have always received top-billing when casting the Transformers movie series.  While that speaks volumes in and of itself for Chevy as a brand of cars and trucks, muscle and sophistication alike, there’s even more to Chevy than meets the silver screen.  Chevrolet has been very busy helping to advance eco-friendly energy technology behind the scenes for years, and it shows not only in their Chevy car and truck lineup and record-setting fuel economy as a manufacturer, but in small towns all over the U.S. that are now home to renewable energy projects.

2012 Chevy Equinox Upland Los Angeles

2012 Chevy Equinox

Chevy Volt Upland Los Angeles

2012 Chevy Volt

Outside the showroom, Chevy’s funding projects from South Dakota to North Carolina, from renewable biomass to wind turbines – and even waste heat recovery.  The goal, for Chevrolet, is to prevent 8 million metric tons of CO2 from entering the earth’s atmosphere over the next 5 years.  16 various eco-friendly projects like these are receiving 40 million dollars in funding from Chevy; that’s not just an investment in sales, it’s an investment in the future sustainability of the entire world – which, as altruistic as it may be, is one of the most sound business investments any corporation can make in a win-win (or wind-wind) situation!

2012 Chevy Camaro Upland Los Angeles

2012 Chevy Camaro

Convinced a Chevy is the right investment for you?  Come to a dealership that invests in you back…with our goal to maintain long-term relationships no matter why customers are in our dealership, they can rest assured that while they’re browsing, waiting for a new car purchase or even getting an oil change…

We also have free shuttle service, not to mention the best Certified Service Center with the best specials on oil change coupons, discount tires and more!

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10-22-12

Bad Credit Doesn’t Mean Bad Chances at a Car Loan

Over 1/3 of people today have bad credit, and even more are unaware of how it will affect purchases, especially something as important as a new or used car loan. The truth is that a lot of good people have less-than-perfect credit scores for very understandable reasons, like medical bills and student loans, but a bad credit score doesn’t stop you from getting the family or commuter vehicle that’s perfect for you. If you’ve believed one of the following common credit myths, it’s time you gave us a call…
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09-02-12

The Chevy Silverado: Army-Trusted, Family-Tested

The Canadian Army uses a military version of the 2003 model and calls them “MILCOTs” or “Milverados.” A similar, more armored model is used by the U.S. Army under the Commercially Based Tactical Truck Program,or “COMBATT,” and beat rival bids from the Dodge Ram 2500/3500, the Ford F-350 Super Duty and even the Hummer to get there. What is it?
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06-24-12

Movies that Helped Make the Camaro Famous

Did you ever wonder why the Chevrolet Camaro is famous? We have a list for you Camaro enthusiasts to show some famous movies and television shows where the Camaro was featured. Whether it was a getaway car or a car-to-robot, the Camaro continues to make its impact on both the silver screen and television.
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05-29-12

45 Years of American Muscle – The Chevy Camaro’s History

Chevrolet introduced the 1967 Camaro as its entry into what would later be called the “pony car” segment, though the actual release date was September 29, 1966. Offered in coupe and convertible models, with 69 available factory-installed options and 12 dealer-installed options, the Camaro was designed to be many things to many people.
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05-25-12

The Chevrolet Malibu ECO – Fuel-Efficient Enough to Change Your Commute

Tired of making little budget cutbacks because the cost of filling your gas tank just went up again? Not everyone is. Chevrolet Malibu ECO owners are well-protected against fluctuations in fuel prices because the car features fuel-saving technologies that could help pay for those little extras again.
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04-13-12

The Chevy Volt Takes Top Honors for Total Value

Chevrolet has always been associated with quality, but until recent years, not so much with value. As the automotive industry has evolved on the fronts of both technology and efficiency, Chevy’s remained ahead of the curve and is reaping the rewards – literally.
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04-06-12

The Chevy Spark brings New Light to Efficiency

Minicars are new in the U.S., so the actual target market hasn’t yet been identified. What has been established for sure is that the Chevrolet Spark is the newest contender in sub-compact cars like the Fiat.
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03-31-12

Chevrolet Sweeps Vincentric’s Red Carpet for 5 Best Value Awards

This March, Chevrolet cars proudly brought home a handful of awards for “best value” from Vincentric, including four truck categories and even the “Electric/Plug-in Hybrid Car” spot. This is the second year the Chevy Volt won that particular award, which is “2 for 2” as the Volt has only been in production for two years.
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