2014 Chevrolet Impala Road Trip

  Consumer Reports Ranks Chevrolet Impala “Top Sedan” ?* By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Helena, Mont. ? Trying to be a devoted son and daughter-in-law, we promised Bill?s mother, who lives in Helena, Mont., that we would come to visit ? soon. A couple weeks later, there was a break in our travel schedule during…

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Test Drive: 2013 Chevy Sonic RS 5-door hatch

?2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS: A ton of fun? The Bow-Tie team first displayed the Chevy Sonic at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Sonic in its base form delivers a youthful and aggressive design, while the five-door hatchback version, is destined to seriously challenge the likes of Ford?s Fiesta, the Honda…

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2013 Chevrolet Volt

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer It has been about 18 months since Chevrolet took a major technological leap and introduced the electric Chevrolet Volt.? ?Whether it?s labeled as an electric car with range extension or a hybrid, doesn?t matter, the Volt is a good tool for the environmentally conscious and those that want to help…

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Test Drive: 2013 Chevy Camaro SS 1LE

?Chevy offers a new performance package for the SS Camaro? If you?re a fan of potent, rumbling Chevy V8 power and can?t afford a Corvette or the new ZL1 Camaro, not to worry, The Bow-Tie crew has come up with what may be an affordable alternative for you. It?s the 1LE Performance Package for Camaro…

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Book: Corvette Sixty years

?”Corvette 60 year anniversary”As the Corvette calendar rolls over 60 years, author Randy Leffingwell, has put together a beautiful history of America?s sports car, from concept to ZR-1 and all the excitement in between. Place Corvette Sixty Years on your coffee table and it?s bound to be a favorite page turner, but better yet prop…

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Mudfest – Part 2

By Bill and Barbara Schaffer After two full days of driving briskly between hundreds of traffic cones, cruising along wooded back roads and wallowing through mud in 25 different SUVs, we marked our ballots for the Northwest Automotive Press Associations SUV of the Year Competition. Here?s a list of the Family SUVs with basic information…

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Test Drive: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

?Chevy?s 2012 ZL1 Camaro: A Turnkey Dragster” What could possibly be more fun than tooling around in a hot Chevy Camaro sprayed Inferno Orange? How about cruising from downtown Indianapolis to Lucas Oil Raceway to attend Frank Hawley?s famous Drag Academy to experience drag racing (against the clock) in Chevrolet?s newest and hottest Camaro –…

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Rear-Drive Chevy Returns

Chevrolet announced that the rear-drive V-8-powered SS performance sedan is on its way back for the 2014 model year.? The car will also become Chevrolet?s next NASCAR Sprint Cup?race car?and will debut in its race configuration at the 2013 Daytona 500. Scheduled to arrive in showrooms late in 2013, it will be the first time…

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Super-Fast Stock Chevy Camaro ZL1

One of the magic numbers in drag racing is having a car that will run the quarter-mile in under 12 seconds and that?s exactly what a showroom-stock Camaro ZL1 will do. In tests run by Chevy engineers recently, both the manual and automatic transmission versions of the Camaro ZL1 ran the quarter mile in under…

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First Drive: Chevrolet Malibu Eco

By Barbara Schaffer   Austin, Texas — There?s an old adage that says, ?Put your best foot forward?, and that?s exactly what Chevrolet is doing with the introduction of the new Malibu.? With gasoline pumps becoming all too familiar with the $4 a gallon gasoline, the Chevy planners are sending out the fuel-sipping Malibu Eco…

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