Archive for August 25, 2014

Meet the Chevy Silverado Rally Edition

The Chevy Silverado Rally was recently introduced and boy it packs a punch! The Rally Edition comes standard with a 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V-6 engine that makes 285-horsepower and 305-lb.-ft. of torque. You may also opt for an even more powerful 5.3-liter Ecotec3 V-8 that makes 355-horsepower. No matter which engine size you choose, you will surely stand out from the other pickups on the road. There will be two different Rally Editions to choose from Rally 1 and Rally 2.

The Rally 1 will come in two different packages.

The Rally 1 LT features:

  • Black door handles and mirror caps
  • Black bowtie
  • Body-colored grille
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Locking rear differential and trailering package
  • Backup camera

The Rally 1 LS features:

  • Body-colored grille
  • Black bowtie
  • Black door handles and mirror caps
  • Two black Rally stripes

The Rally 2 features:

  • 22-inch black alloy wheels
  • Twin black Rally stripes on the hood and tailgate
  • Black mirror caps and door handles
  • Black tubular side steps

Double cab versions will be available for order on September 4th and crew cabs will be available in October. Stop by College Chevy next week to place an order!

Jay Leno and George W. Bush Help Auction 1957 Buick Caballero Estate Wagon

A 1957 Buick Caballero Estate Wagon might at first have you shrugging “meh”. Especially when you’re at Monterey Car Week, which was packed full of ultra-expensive Ferrari Le Mans racers and other exotic rides from the 20th century. But then what if we told you the classic station wagon was professionally restored by Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage and bears the signature of former U.S. President George W. Bush?

Gooding & Company expected the 1957 Buick Caballero Estate Wagon to sell for somewhere in the $100,000 to $125,000 price range.

When it was time to auction the vintage station wagon, Jay Leno was introduced and announced to the crowd that his Big Dog Garage had restored the car at no cost to benefit The George W. Bush Military Service Initiative, a charity for post-9/11 veterans. This revelation turned out to be a game-changer.

The wagon sold for a whopping $300,000 – but that’s not the end of the story. The buyer walked on stage, and donated the car back to David Gooding (of Gooding & Company). The car was then auctioned for a second time, this time the vintage car was sold to the previous runner-up for $280,000.

If you’re good at math, you’ve already figured out that the Buick earned a whopping $580,000, five times what it’s worth. It’s amazing what people are willing to do in the name of supporting veterans, and we love that. This is one over-priced car that makes all of us at College Chevrolet Buick feel all warm and tingly inside.

Get Back-to-School ready in a new Sonic

What better way to celebrate a new school year than with a new car? Whether you need a car to drop the kids off at school or you’re a freshman in college looking for a car that will get you to campus and back home safely, Chevrolet has a great lineup for you to choose from.

Recently Kelley Blue Book named the 2014 Chevy Sonic as one of the best “Back to School” cars. This subcompact is perfect for those looking something that is going to be stylish, affordable, and has a great number of features. This is the third year in a row that the Sonic has been recognized by KBB.com for this honor.

back-to-school ready

2014 Chevy Sonic

KBB mentions that the Sonic is a great choice for students because of its versatility and ease-of-use. The Sonic includes just enough technology to satisfy the needs of older high school students and those in college. Parents love the Sonic because of its vast amount of safety features and its affordability.

We love the Sonic because it is made right here in Michigan at the Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township. If you would like to know more about the 2014 Chevy Sonic, stop by and see us near Marshall, Michigan! The team here at College Chevy would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

The Chevy Colorado’s Pricing has been Released

Chevy Colorado's Pricing

2015 Chevy Colorado

Here at College Chevy, we have been anticipating the release of the 2015 Chevy Colorado. We know that Chevrolet’s revitalized mid-size truck will offer better MPGs and more utility than before. We know that fuel-efficiency is something that people look for when purchasing a new vehicle and we’re sure that the Chevy Colorado will not disappoint.

Coming in at $5,000 less than its big sister, the Chevy Colorado will be an affordable pickup. The base model featuring a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed manual transmission will start at just $20,995. The engine makes 200-horsepower and 191-lb.ft of torque which is enough to help you even with the toughest jobs.

Drivers may also opt for the more powerful V-6 engine which makes 305-horsepower and 269 lb.-ft of torque. This engine will come standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission and plenty of interior features. Some of our favorite features included in the Colorado include a rear vision camera, locking tailgate, and power windows.

If the V-6 isn’t enough to do the job, drivers can also purchase a Colorado with a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine. This model will come with a higher price tag, but when it comes to tough jobs and efficiency, it will definitely be the way to go.

Be sure to stop by our dealership when the Colorado makes its debut! We hope to see you soon at College Chevrolet Buick!

Best Luxury Brand: Buick Beats Out Established Favorites in New Consumer Reports

Here at College Chevrolet Buick, we’ve always known just how capable and elegant our Buick vehicles were. Now, thanks to a recent Consumer Reports article—and a renewed marketing campaign—the rest of the world is finally starting to catch up. In fact, CR even recommends that you forget about those more established luxury brands like BMW and Mercedes-Benz in favor of a Buick. Basically, a Buick brings you all the style and performance of those other brands without the fancy price tag.

Best Luxury Brand

2014 Buick Regal

Specifically, CR recommends the Buick Regal over basically any other luxury sedan: “Regal beat the Volvo S60 in a head-to-head road test. Ultimately, the Regal wound up finishing just one point shy of the class-leading BMW 328i and tied the Mercedes-Benz C250 for second place in the organization’s overall ratings of upscale sport sedans—while costing thousands less.”

The Buick Regal Premium runs on a 2.0L, four-cylinder turbocharged engine, sports front-wheel-drive technology, looks sexy as hell, seats five people, and even manages to get 30 mpg on top of that. If Buick keeps making vehicles this good, it will continue to climb up the luxury car ranks for many years to come. But for today, just come see us at College Chevy Buick to check out the lineup for yourself.