The Sporty Chevrolet Spark

Winning praise from a host of independent industry experts, the 2017 Chevrolet Spark is a four-passenger, five-door hatchback noted for its value and design features.  Featuring a variety of choices in trim levels and exciting colors, this maneuverable and economical car doesn’t scrimp on cargo or passenger space. If you are looking for an affordable small car with an impressive list of options and standard features, the Chevrolet Spark is definitely worth a look.

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A long List of Standard Features

 

All Sparks come with 1.4-liter four-cylinder engines that are good on gas mileage, ten airbags and rear camera and safety sensors.  Unexpectedly for a car in its class, the Spark also comes equipped with a long list of safety features, including a lane departure warning and alerts for blind spots and forward collision.  Other standard features include anti-lock brakes with brake assist and stability and traction control.  The Spark has received good crash scores from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

 

A Multitude of Options

 

Customers can choose from four trim levels and they have the option of a 5-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission with slightly better fuel mileage.  In addition to a choice of vibrant paint colors, other options include a leather wrapped steering wheel, heated car seats, a MyLink infotainment system, Bluetooth, OnStar, and SiriusXM satellite radio.

 

A Final Overview

 

We believe the 2017 Chevrolet Spark is an economical car with an array of interesting options and standard features for the customer. Its snub-nose front design, elliptical headlights, protruding taillights, and cluster of controls on the dashboard create a sporty look with a hint of brashness. Its suite of features and options make the Spark a fun and economical choice for many buyers.

 

At the Fairway Auto Mall we will be happy to guide you through your choices when selecting a new vehicle.  We are a full-service dealership with professional staff in all areas.

Taking a Look at the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic

Shopping for a car can be overwhelming. Sometimes reading about cars you’re interested in helps you narrow down your choices. That can at least help focus on a specific style or size of vehicle. If you’re still not sure, try coming down to visit us at the dealership.

 

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Overview

 

The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic comes in two styles. The first is a traditional sedan, and second is a 4-door hatchback. The hatchback offers a little more interior space and cargo capacity. However, in terms of interior space, the Sonic is better than the competition in both configurations.

 

It also has a superior ride quality because of sporty handling and advanced suspension. This makes it not only a versatile vehicle, but also a fun daily driver.

 

The Sonic might not be the car for you, but there is a car out there for you. Come down to see us at Fairway Auto Mall. We’ll discuss your options, listen to you and show you our inventory. We believe that there’s a car out there for everyone, so come find yours.

 

Details

 

The Sonic comes standard with a four cylinder engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. Engine output is 138 horsepower with 125 pound feet of torque, and displacement is 1.8 liters.

 

In terms of safety, the sedan configuration of the Chevy Sonic has a five-star government crash test rating. The dashboard is practical and easy use, laid out with ergonomics in mind. The sedan type offers .42 cubic meters of space in the trunk, and hatchback gives you 1.35 cubic meters with the back seats folded down. You should expect a 12.8 kilometer per liter combined fuel efficiency with a manual transmission.

 

If you choose to go with a Sonic, you’ll need a comprehensive maintenance schedule to keep yourself on the road and away from costly repairs. Come down to Fairway Auto Mall and we will help you set everything up for worry-free driving.

Upgrading to the 2017 GMC Terrain

In the past, buying a new car meant choosing the qualities you wanted most in a vehicle. Fortunately, modern manufacturers are now capable of developing cars that are both attractive and efficient, such as the 2017 GMC Terrain. If you are thinking about upgrading to this spacious SUV crossover, here are three ways Fairway Auto Mall can help you get started.

 

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Calculating Your Loan

 

One of the first things to consider is how much your car payment will be, but our convenient online calculator is designed to give you an idea before visiting the dealership. With this simple tool, you can input the loan amount, term length and interest rate in just a few minutes to see your results. You can also adjust your down payment amount and sales tax to or enter the value of your current vehicle.

 

Getting an Appraisal

 

At Fairway Auto Mall, we also provide our clients with vehicle appraisals to determine the trade-in value of your car. If you are interested in the new GMC Terrain, trading in your old car could go a long way toward reducing your monthly payments. All you have to do is fill out a short online form to speak to an agent, and your appraisal will be prepared for free.

 

Competitive In-House Leasing

 

If you are not sure whether you want to finance your new car, we also offer competitive in-house leasing with terms ranging from 36 to 48 months. With this option, you won’t have to worry about paying off the entire value of the vehicle, and you can negotiate the terms of the agreement to suit your needs.

 

In the end, our goal is to help you go home in a vehicle that exceeds your expectations but not your budget. By using these three resources, you’ll find it much easier to start the process of leasing or financing your new car.

Buick Gets Luxury Right with the New LaCrosse

For many years, Buick has attempted to join the ranks of the most luxurious automakers on the planet. Even though several past entries came remarkably close, Buick came up a tad short in competing with Lincoln, Mercedes, Audi, and others. That’s no longer the case. The 2017 Buick LaCrosse gets luxury right this time. In fact, the vehicle surpasses its more pretentious rivals in many categories. If you are looking for a large sedan that exudes real luxury, here are four reasons the 2017 LaCrosse might be the right one for you.

 

Elegance

 

With a gorgeous interior, the new LaCrosse delivers the sort of luxuriousness you would expect from a large, luxury sedan. That includes a spacious cabin with leather and wood finishes. A large, high-quality display screen elegantly spans the dashboard between driver and passenger. Outside, the vehicle looks classy. With large wheels, clean lines, and a low profile, this car looks like it belongs at a country club or outside a boardroom.

 

Comfort

 

This Buick delivers a comfortable, easy ride for up to five adults. With sufficient, headroom, legroom, and arm space, neither the driver nor any passenger will feel cramped in this ride. Even better, the LaCrosse operates extremely quietly, guaranteeing road and engine noise will not disturb conversations.

 

Power

 

The LaCrosse uses a powerful V6 engine to deliver the best acceleration in the large sedan class. Combined with an all-wheel drive system, this vehicle has the power and performance to handle any driving situation.

 

Stowage

 

The 2017 LaCrosse offers decent trunk space, guaranteeing you will have sufficient storage for your belongings on quick trips or longer drives. You will also notice some well-designed cubbies, lockers, and compartments throughout the vehicle to help you keep the car tidy.

 

With its all-around performance and elegance, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse propels the company to forefront in the large, luxury sedan segment. Fairway Auto Mall has a large selection of these impressive cars.

3 Updates to Note in the 2017 GMC Sierra

GMC is going all out with the 2017 GMC Sierra. There are plenty of updates on the table for this model year. These are all things you’ll want to take note of before you make a purchase decision. You just may be swayed by some of the new offerings and find yourself holding the keys to a brand new Sierra of your own. So, let’s take a look at three of the top updates you should consider.

 

  1. Exterior Changes

 

GMC now offers a capless fuel fill system, along with a foot activate running side board and rearward articulating power steps. There are also a couple new color choices: pepperdust metallic and dark slate metallic. However, light steel gray, iridium and mahogany metallic color options are all gone.

 

  1. Enhanced Driver Alert

 

The enhanced driver alert system is part of the technology available for this truck. For 2017, you can choose to add this system to your vehicle. It offers lane departure warnings, forward collision warning, automatic collision-mitigation braking, automatic high/low headlight beams and a safety=alert driver’s seat. This technology no doubt helps the Sierra with its top rankings for safety.

 

  1. Safety

 

While the enhanced driver alert system helps increase safety for this model year, it isn’t the only thing being added to keep you safe on the road. The Sierra will now come with OnStar, an antitheft alarm controlled by remote, turn signals on the side mirrors, a teen driver system and audio limiting feature.

 

At Fairway Auto Mall, we want you to completely understand any vehicle you buy. Only through learning more about the features and options of a vehicle can you really make the right decision. These three updates for the 2017 model year of the GMC Sierra are all great reasons to give this truck a deeper look, so you can learn more about why it could be the perfect choice for you.

What You Need to Know About the 2017 Buick Regal

Whenever you are trying to decide on what vehicle to buy, you have to get informed. You have to research the models you are considering and take a look at what features it has to offer. At Fairway Auto Mall, we want to help make that process a little easier for you. Let’s take a look at the 2017 Buick Regal, including main features and what the reviewers are saying.

 

General Overview

 

The Regal has been described as a hybrid of family and luxury. It has an enhanced degree of comfort and style, which speaks to luxury, while offering function and costs that fit with the family category. This model year experienced little change from previous years, so it has a tried and true design that is expected from a Buick.

 

Pros and Cons

 

Taking a look at the specifics, the Regal comes with many standard features, which means you don’t have to upgrade to get the comfort and performance that you want. It offers a quiet ride with an interior that is hinting at European influence. Some models actually give you a sporty style that goes nicely with the strong acceleration that is available on all models. The vehicle also has all-wheel drive, making it ideal on wet or slippery roadways, which is a great safety boost.

 

On the other hand, concerns about the model are not too bad and likely something you can live with to get all the perks the model has to offer. Some have noted there is not much headroom for rear passengers, but if you are driving with young kids, this won’t even be an issue. Another thing to consider is the fuel economy. While it won’t guzzle like a truck, it doesn’t quite match up with other sedans of the same size.

 

Bottom Line

 

Because the 2017 Regal is not straying from older models, you get a lot of reliability with this vehicle. It’s fair to say you can expect fewer issues to pop up and can expect a solid car for your money. If you like something reliable and comfortable with proven performance, then this could make the ideal car for you.

The Most Important Aspects of Car Buying

My favorite aspect of car buying is test driving all the models I’m considering. Doing so gives me a great idea of which cars may be a better value, or provide the components which are tops on my list. But before I begin my trial runs, there are three main components I consider when I’m deciding on a car.

Safety

Once I’ve narrowed down which vehicle class I’m considering, the most important aspect is my family’s safety. I’m always looking for a car with a five star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Most of the cars at Scherer GM check this very important box. I’m never willing to sacrifice safety. Once I’m confident that my choices are some of the safest on the road, I’m ready to consider my second most important factor.

Cost

The cost of a vehicle includes much more than the sticker price. I always do my research and determine the best available price for the vehicle in my area. After that, I consider the car’s fuel efficiency and cost of maintenance. Then I’ll contact local dealers to find out special offers may be available for the vehicle.

Dealership

The final factor I consider is where to buy the car. I’m always looking for a dealership that provides excellent financing options, which makes my buying experience so much easier. Finally, I want to find a dealership that can provide service for my 2017 Chevrolet Cruze for years to come. I trust Scherer GM with my service needs because their technicians are manufacturer trained and they only use manufacturer parts. This ensures that my new car will remain in tip-top shape for years to come. The dealership usually has a much more spacious waiting room which allows me to get some work done while I wait. Some dealerships may even clean my car as well.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 officially rated at 650 HP

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As if we needed more proof we lived in a golden age for horsepower and performance, GM has dished details on the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and 1LE.

Due to go on-sale later this year, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 will pump out a whopping 650 horsepower from its supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine. Though not as powerful as the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, the optional 10-speed automatic transmission lets the ZL1 sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and complete a quarter-mile run in 11.4 seconds at about 204 km/h.

No matter how you slice it, the Camaro ZL1 is fast on the dragstrip. But it’s not just a straight-line missile; Chevrolet says the ZL1 comes to a complete stop from 100 km/h in 32 metres and GM’s Magnetic Ride Control system helps pull 1.02 lateral G in cornering. Oh, and the new ZL1 is lighter than the old one by about 100 not-so-insignificant kilograms.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro V6 1LE and SS 1LE

2017 Chevrolet Camaro V6 1LE and SS 1LE
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The Camaro 1LE models, on the other hand, promise to be just as capable. Camaro SS 1LEs run from rest-to-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and pull as much lateral G and stop as quickly as the ZL1, while being about 104 kilograms lighter than the old SS 1LE.

The V6-powered Camaro 1LE, on the other hand, reaches 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, comes to a complete stop from 100 km/h in 34 metres and pulls 0.97 lateral G when cornering. Not bad at all.

In the U.S., the 1LE package on V6 and V8 Camaros will retail for $4,500 and $6,500 respectively, while the 2017 Camaro ZL1 will start at $62,135. Canadian pricing and availability details have yet to be announced.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric Car to Enter Production in October

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV cometh. Forbes not only reported the Bolt EV was spied hanging out in a residential Michigan neighborhood, but also provides some insight for final testing procedure in regards to Tesla.

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt has moved from auto show concept to a realized production vehicle. Promising more than 200 miles of all-electric range and a starting price around $30,000, the Bolt could be a real electric solution for people with long commutes, not just short city drives.

Looking like a Honda Fit and sized roughly like a Buick Encore, the Bolt is a five-passenger, four-door hatchback. It’s more than a foot shorter than its more well-known hybrid counterpart, the Volt, but actually offers more cargo space at 16.9 cubic feet.

What’s Under the Hood?

The Bolt will be propelled by an electric motor and direct-drive transmission, powered by a 60kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The motor can produce up to 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, numbers that should deliver respectable performance for the nearly 3,600-pound hatchback. Chevy says the Bolt will max out at 91 mph and be able to cover zero to 60 mph in less than 7 seconds.

Selectable drive modes will tailor accelerator response and suspension settings for conditions like commuting slogs or open-road cruising.

The Bolt’s battery system comes with a 7.2 kW onboard charger. Connected to a 240-volt outlet, it can replenish the Bolt’s battery with 50 miles of charge in less than two hours. An optional fast-charging connector can add 90 miles of range in a half-hour.

What Features Will It Have?

A floating center dash design houses a 10-inch color touchscreen display, the main interface for the Bolt’s navigation, audio and technology functions. Chevy says the Bolt can plot EV-specific navigation routes for maximum range and provide the locations of nearby charging stations. It will also eventually be able to issue accurate range projections based on time of day, topography, weather and an owner’s driving habits.

A low-energy type of Bluetooth connection minimizes energy draw and connects to a smartphone as an owner approaches the car, and there’s also OnStar 4G LTE connectivity, which turns the car into a WiFi hotspot.

Dual smartphone slots in the center console are another neat touch (no more repurposing cupholders to hold your phone). as is a traditional rearview mirror that can display a wide-angle image from the rearview camera. A 360-degree camera view is also available and viewable on the central display.

How Much, When Is It Available and What Else Is Out There?

The Bolt goes into production in Michigan in late 2016 and, if delivered quickly, can fill an open EV niche.

Starting at $37,500 before tax credits, the Bolt is far cheaper (and has longer range) than a BMW i3. The Tesla Model S 60 offers loads of room and also around 200 miles of range, but costs twice as much. The Nissan Leaf is the bargain of the segment, starting in the low $20Ks. But with 80 miles of range, it’s better suited to shorter commutes and frequent charging.