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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.

Movies that the Camaro was featured in:

Lane’s Camaro
Type of car: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS 350
Special features: Muddy Waters theme song, attracts French exchange students
Appears in: Better off Dead
Lane Meyer (John Cusack) has hidden this gem under a cover in the driveway for far too long. But his hot new friend Monique helps him get it running again so he can get a taste of winning.

Type of car: 1977/2009 Chevrolet Camaro
Special features: V8 engine, robot mode
Appears in: Transformers 2007
Although previously seen as a Volkswaken Beetle, Bumblebee makes his film debut as a 1977 Camaro. But he’s sensitive about how he looks, so he changes himself in to a 2009 Camaro. What else can he change into? A giant robot, natch!

 

Type of car: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro
Appears in: Remember The Titans

Type of car: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro
Appears in: This Means War

Type of car: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Appears in: Cop & 1/2

Type of car: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Appears in: Eat My Dust

Type of car: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Appears in: 2 Fast 2 Furious

Type of car: 1994 Chevrolet Camaro
Appears in: Tooth Fairy 2

Type of car: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro
Appears in: Christine

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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.  Starting at under $15K, the Chevy Spark is hard to be ignored; two upgraded trim levels are available, it has 10 airbags and 60/40 split rear seats, and more passenger and cargo space than the Fiat, the Smart fortwo and the Scion IQ.  What’s even more attention-grabbing are the Spark’s looks – it looks more like a luxury sedan shrunken down, with its bold styling, alloy wheels and style from bumper to bumper.

Chevy realized that “About 90% of expected Spark and Sonic buyers own smartphones,”said Cristi Landy, marketing director for Chevrolet small cars.  “This technology is typically found on cars costing far more, but next-gen customers are accustomed to being connected.  By using a smartphone app, Chevrolet found a smart and safe way to provide navigation.”  $50 for a nav system is pretty smart…

The Gogolink app brings all the maps from your phone to the 7″ screen – for about $50, whereas nav systems on most vehicles cost in the upwards of $1000.  Since Chevy was smart enough to use the driver’s phone to drive the Gogolink app, the only limits are what you download… even at under $15K, you can still stream movies to the dash screen.  You’ve got compatibility for any device with Bluetooth, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and the OnStar RemoteLink app.

It’s obviously an ideal city car, but the spark doesn’t fizzle as it drives away from the lights.  “Bigger on the inside than it is on the outside,” the Chevy Spark will deliver over 40mpg combined on average, and that’s a conservative estimate.  That means that even with family and equipment in-tow, you’ve got enough room to fit everyone and you won’t be stopping to refuel along the way.

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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.

Chevrolet trucks won “best value” in the following categories:

Vincentric has been bestowing awards of value for 8 years now, based on the following factors:

  • Depreciation
  • Fees & taxes
  • Financing
  • Fuel
  • Insurance
  • Maintenance
  • Opportunity cost
  • Repairs

The award gets special backing from Edmunds, who gave the Silverado some awards of its own:

Whether it’s from 9 to 5 or 5 to 9, Silverado keeps you ready. Edmunds.com took notice, declaring Silverado 1500 as a Lowest Cost to Own® Large Light Duty Truck and Silverado 2500 as a Lowest Cost to Own® Heavy Duty Truck for February 2012.

The 5 awards bestowed to Chevrolet and its models are a result of their lower-than-expected ownership costs given their market segment and price.   The only way to find even better values on these award-winning Chevrolet cars and trucks would be if you were in the areas of Santa Ana, Long Beach, Anaheim and Los Angeles – Mountain View Chevrolet in Upland has special deals on Chevy’s best, and you can get pre-approved online in seconds.  To see these award-winning Chevys for yourself, check out our new inventory to see this year’s blue ribbon winners; but don’t forget that Chevy’s been winning for years, and there’s just as much value to be found in these pre-owned car and truck prices you won’t find anywhere else!

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