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!

Over the years, this coveted title has come by far more stringent standards, and scrutinizes new cars, trucks and SUVs from all segments, from economy and compact to luxury and large. The factors that determine 5-year cost to own include initial cost, depreciation, expected fuel costs, financing and insurance, maintenance and repairs and state fees for new vehicles.

“­­New-car shoppers often are most concerned with the upfront cost of a vehicle; however, consumers would be wise to consider their purchase from a more holistic standpoint by examining the total cost to own a vehicle over the initial five-year ownership period,” said Dan Ingle, vice president of vehicle valuations for Kelley Blue Book, said in a statement. He said the KBB list “allows consumers to evaluate which brands and models make the most sense for their pocketbooks.”

Mountain View Chevrolet has the best selection, lease offers and finance deals you’ll find anywhere in and around L.A. , for both the 2012 Impala and the 2013 Impala as well as nearly every other Chevrolet model!

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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?

2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD

2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD

It’s the Chevy Silverado, the truck that’s been keeping your family safe, getting your work done and winning awards since 1999; and if it’s trusted by two armies to be the best, you can believe there’s a long list of reasons.  “Its grunt quotient excels in all versions… plus pleasantly cushy interior… designed to deliver comfort and style without compromising its workhorse capability,” said Road & Travel as it gave the Silverado both Truck of the Year and Best Redesign awards in 2007.  To mention just a few others, the Silverado’s taken…

  • 1999 – Motor Trend magazine’s Truck of the Year
  • 2001 – Motor Trend magazine’s Truck of the Year (Heavy Duty Model)
  • 2001 – Car and Driver magazine’s Best Pickup Truck
  • 2002 – Car and Driver magazine’s Best Pickup Truck
  • 2003 – Car and Driver magazine’s Best Pickup Truck
  • 2007 – North American Truck of the Year
  • 2007 – Motor Trend magazine’s Truck of the Year
  • 2007 – ICOTY International Truck of the Year
  • 2007 – Truckin’ magazine’s Truck of the Year
  • 2011 – Heavy Duty model won Motor Trend magazine’s Truck of the Year
2013 Chevy Silverado Interior

2013 Chevy Silverado Interior

Right now at Mountain View Chevrolet online you can peruse an amazing selection of Silverado trims, all with amazing internet specials including Loyalty Cash and Trade-In Assistance Cash… but even more importantly, so much confidence comes with the Silverado that you can return it if you don’t love it!  It’s the Chevy Confidence Guarantee… buy any 2012 or 2013 Chevy by September 4th, and if you don’t love it, you have up to 60 days (and 4,000 miles) to return it!

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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.

One such solution is literally at their fingertips. Chevy’s most fuel-efficient midsize sedan ever features electric power assist steering, which helps to improve fuel economy by up to 2.5 percent compared to conventional hydraulic steering systems. This little change alone can help customers save approximately 12 gallons annually, or about 120 gallons in a 10-year life. At $4 per gallon, that saves about $50 per year or $500 in 10 years.

The system constantly measures the driver’s steering input, adapts to changing road conditions, and helps compensate for slight directional shifts caused by factors such as uneven road surfaces or crosswinds. It also makes low-speed parking maneuvers feel practically effortless, delivers a higher degree of steering feel at higher speeds, and can be tuned to various driving modes, such as “comfort” and “sport” in some models. It even helps reduce vibrations that transfer through the steering wheel.

“Electric power assist steering is just one example of how a system improvement can deliver not one but several benefits for customers,” said Mark Meyers, General Motors global vehicle performance manager. “By the end of the 2013 model year, more than half of all Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC vehicles will have electric power assist steering.”  Chevrolet Malibu ECO achieves an EPA-estimated 25 miles per gallon city and 37 mpg highway fuel economy.

It features GM’s fuel-saving eAssist technology that shuts down fuel delivery in certain deceleration conditions, further improving fuel economy. While in fuel shut-off mode, the motor-generator unit continues spinning along with the engine to provide immediate and smooth take-off power when the driver presses on the accelerator. As the vehicle comes to a stop, the motor-generator unit positions it properly for a smooth restart when the brake is released. The system also captures up to 15kW of energy that would be normally lost during braking and uses it to recharge the lithium-ion battery.

Because of electric power assist steering, eAssist, and other fuel-saving technologies, the Chevy Malibu ECO can travel up to 580 highway miles (965 km) between fill-ups with a 15.8-gallon (59.9 liters) fuel tank. eAssist saves customers an estimated $1,950 in annual fuel costs or about $19,500 over 10 years.

Malibu ECO is on sale now and is priced less than competitors’ full-hybrid vehicles. Chevrolet is scheduled to roll-out an all-new fuel-efficient 2.5L Ecotec engine on the full Malibu lineup this summer. A new turbo model will be available this fall. All Malibu models will come with electric power steering standard.  “There is no silver bullet for improving fuel efficiency,” Meyers said. “It’s the many small improvements like electric power assist steering, as seen on the new Malibu that contribute to significant savings for our customers.”

This weekend you can get up to $750 in Memorial Day Cash on select vehicles at Mountain View Chevrolet, so hurry in!

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