Friday, March 23, 2012

Car Loan Calculator

Good day,

Do you ever wonder what a payment is on a certain used or new vehicle is?  Now you won't have to guess, you will have an idea and you can now play around with some numbers: down payment, loan term, interest rates, and price of the vehicle.  Also you can switch from calculating the monthly payment to calculating the purchase price. Here is your link: Eriks Chevrolet Car Loan Calculator.

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Hope this car loan calculator gets you on the right path to ownership of a used or new vehicle.

Happy Shopping my friends,

Mark H.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Chevrolet and AARP Private Offers

Good day,

This month Chevrolet teamed up with AARP and is giving out a private offer to their members.  The customer must have been a  member of AARP prior to 3/1/2012.  This private offer is good with: Rebates, Supported Leases, Bonus Cash, GMS (GM Employee) pricing etc.

Chevrolet Colorado - Photo Courtesy of 

The vehicles that are eligible:
2011-2012 Chevrolet Colorado = $1,000.00
2011-2012 Chevrolet Impala = $1,000.00

Chevrolet Impala - Photo Courtesy of

This current private offer is good through 5/31/12

The Chevrolet Impala is a great vehicle with a great track record.  This is a great time to buy one, considering the huge rebates, great GMS incentives, and now the AARP Private Offer.  I am a strong supporter of the Impala; for I have one and my dad has one.

Have a great day,

Mark H.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Chevrolet Truck Month is Here, Chevrolet Silverado

Good Day,

Chevrolet truck month is here!  What does this mean to the consumer?  Plenty of great deals to go around on the Chevrolet Silverado's.  I hear all the time from my customers, "When is it a great time to buy a new vehicle?"  TODAY! :) or all the way through this month is an outstanding time to buy.

The Chevrolet Silverado is a fantastic truck that has prestige and is a powerful playmaker in the full-size truck market.  In 2011, Chevrolet sold 415,130 units across the world! (Numbers from Trucktrend)  

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So let's take a look at the current incentives for the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, here we go:
  • $2,000 Rebate for all Silverado's
  • OR 0% interest up to 72 months
  • Plus $2,000 Purchase Bonus Cash Allowance (Complete Details: Bonus Cash)

Thanks for reading and please leave me a comment below,

Mark H.
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Monday, March 12, 2012

The 2012 Chevy Sonic - How I Would Buy One Equipped

Good afternoon,

Hope everyone is awake with this Daylight Savings Time adjustment that happened this weekend.  I know it means less sleep at first but the sun does go down later in the evening which is a plus.  It definitely makes a difference, it keeps our moods in a positive flow.

So today in this article I am going to highlight, if I were to buy a 2012 Chevy Sonic, this is how I would order it.  Before we get started, here is the Chevy Sonic's own Music Video.

2012 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan - Courtesy from

Pretty sweet huh?

Let's get started.  The first thing we need to find out is the hatchback or the sedan version.  Being more conservative myself, I will choose the sedan.  For just $1,000 more if you choose the sportier 5-Door, you will definitely get your money's worth, if only in cargo capacity and versatility alone. The next item to check off is the exterior color: options are crystal red tintcoat, victory red, summit white, black, silver ice metallic, inferno orange metallic, blue topaz metallic, and cyber-gray metallic.  My choice is the Black, its a sharp color on this vehicle.

The next item to go over is the trim levels.  With this vehicle being a compact vehicle, the new car prices are very affordable.  Like most Chevy's, the Sonic shares the popular trim levels of LS, LT, and LTZ; ranging in price from $14,600 to $19,420.  I am going for the LTZ for the price since it's no more than a lower end Cruze.

Then next we have the power train.  The Chevy Sonic offers two engines, the 1.8L base engine and the 1.4L Turbo.  The difference in price between the two is $700.00.  Not bad considering the Highway mileage on the 1.8L is 35 and the 1.4L manual is 40mpg (1.4L automatic not rated yet).  That is a 5 miles per gallon more and you can recoup that in about 3 yrs or so depending on driving habits.  This is a tough one, but I will order the 1.4L Turbo with the 6-speed Automatic Transmission.

The last item is the sunroof.  I know most people that have sunroofs do not really use them, but for me if I have the option to get one, I will.  So a sunroof is $850.00 extra.

Now lets rehash what I want in my Sonic:

  • 2012 Chevy Sonic LTZ Sedan
  • Black Exterior
  • Black Interior
  • 1.4L Turbo Engine
  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Sunroof

Here is the pricing on this vehicle:
  • MSRP: $20,270
  • Preferred: $19,554.89
  • EVA <$250.00>
  • GMS Price: $19,304.89
  • USAA <$750.00>   Thanks dad for retired US Air Force and grandfathering me into the USAA company.
  • My price: $18,554.89 plus state tax and Documentation Fee.

So there you have it, if I was to buy a Chevy Sonic today, this is how I would want one equipped.  Now, I didn't go over what was standard on the LTZ trim level, but if you have questions please do leave them at the comments page and I can answer them for you. Also, here is the link to Eriks Chevrolet.

Thanks for reading,

Mark H.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Chevrolet Trade In Purchase Bonus Cash Allowance

Good morning everyone,

This is the first post of the month, I know I am a little late on this.  The current incentives that came out on 3/1/12  are pretty strong and throughout the month of March I will highlight them.  Today's post is about the Trade In Purchase Bonus Cash on Avalanche, Silverado, Tahoe, and Suburban.

Lets get started,

Customers who own a 1999 or newer car or light truck GM vehicle and trade in their vehicle towards the PURCHASE of one of the listed models below get allowance as shown. *This offer N/A with Supported Lease Programs.

2011-2012 Avalanche, Silverado 1500 only = $2,000.00
2011-2012 Silverado 2500/3500 with L96 gas = $1,000.00
2011-2012 Silverado 2500/3500 with LGH or LML Diesel = $2,750.00
2011-2012 Tahoe or Suburban = $1,000.00

The current offer is good through 4/30/12 and for complete details call me at 1-800-967-8244

Thanks for reading and if you have any questions, leave a comment at the bottom.  Also check out our Facebook and Twitter Pages: Eriks Chevrolet FacebookEriks Chevrolet Twitter

Mark H.
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