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Posted on: October 17, 2011 | In Chevy
The Chevy Monte Carlo is one of the cars that was offered by Chevrolet that had a definite following of car enthusiasts out there. Upon its first introduction in 1970, most people found that the car was something that they wanted, simply because it was so sporty. The model was based off of the Cadillac Eldorado and the Chevelle during its first generation. The person is going to find that during the first generation that not many people expected the Chevy Monte Carlo to go that far, however, that were definitely wrong, as this car is one that most people recognize by sight, even if they are not car enthusiasts. During the first year, the Chevy Monte Carlo was in short supply since the factory was on strike, which just made them something that more and more people wanted. For the following two years, not many changes were made to the car, during what they have called the first generation.
The second generation of the Chevy Monte Carlo starting in 1973, and the most dominant thing that people could see change with the new generation is the fact that they changed the car to a pillared coupe, which was the style of the time. They also help to improve the noise reduction system on the car and help with safety should the car roll over in an accident. The second generation of the car continued until 1978, when the introduction of the third generation of the Chevy Monte Carlo started.
The third generation of the Chevy Monte Carlo lasted from 1978 to 1980 in which during this time, people saw the Chevy Monte Carlo downsize. This was due to the fact that people were wanting smaller cars to deal with the high price of gas at the time and overall feelings towards those larger cars were slowly disappearing.
The fourth generation of the Chevy Monte Carlo did some sign changes to the body style in that it took on the same appearance as the Buick Cutlass and the Pontiac Grand Prix during this time. The fourth generation starting in 1981 and went to 1988, during the time it saw some minor changes, yet it stayed pretty similar to the Cutlass and Grand Prix, and once again proved itself to be a great car to consider buying.
After 1988, the name of the Chevy Monte Carlo was gone, and the person will find that it was not until 1995 that they saw the Chevy Monte Carlo come back onto the market for consumers to buy. And during this time most people were eager to see the changes and to see how much the beloved Chevy Monte Carlo had been changed. The fifth generation started in 1995 and went until 1999. The Monte Carlo name was given to the coupe version of the Chevrolet Lumina, which was a bit of a disappointment to many people out there.
The sixth generation from 2000 to 2007, were the years in which the Chevy Monte Carlo went back to its roots and became the car that people wanted to see. But finally, the company retired the model in 2007.
Posted on: December 6, 2010 | In Chevy
The Chevrolet Equinox first appeared on the scene in 2004 for the upcoming 2005 model year. This was Chevrolet's answer to replace their smaller SUV, the Tracker. The Equinox was not only the replacement for the Tracker, but was also Chevrolet's way of entering the smaller crossover SUV that was becoming popular. The reason is that main competitors such as Chrysler, Mazda and other automakers were coming out with their own crossovers, and the public was taking notice, purchasing these vehicles to replace their gas guzzlers.
The gas mileage of the Chevrolet Equinox is probably the main reason why this vehicle is such as good seller for the company. The first generation of the Chevrolet Equinox contains the model years from 2005 to 2009. The second generation begins with the 2010 models. The gas mileage for the Equinox as a whole is anywhere from 32 miles per gallon to 25 miles per gallon depending on whether the person is driving on highways or in town. In addition, Chevrolet says that the Equinox can go six hundred miles in between fill ups, which is outstanding for a crossover, and some of the best figures yet for any crossover.
What gives the Equinox its amazing gas mileage? For one, it is equipped with a small V6, however, that does not relinquish any power that the vehicle has. In fact, it takes off rather fast for a crossover when put up against other vehicles that are similar, such as Chrysler. Secondly, the tires are what people consider to be low rolling resistance, meaning that your tires are not having to work harder when you drive faster, which does not burn as much fuel.
The Equinox also came out with a fuel cell version of the crossover. This helped increase gas mileage significantly. However, there were only about one hundred that were produced since they do need to use hydrogen fuel stations. And since these stations are not everywhere that would make owning one of these particular types of Equinox's a bit hard. They were mainly sold to those who live in California, since California has around 23 of these hydrogen stations in place and functioning.
On top of the excellent fuel mileage, the Equinox is also easy on the eyes. And is often termed one of the best looking cross over SUV's out there. It looks elegant, yet still has plenty of room for functioning in everyday life. Safety features of the Equinox also make it popular with consumers. The 2011 Equinox has yet to be tested for safety to give ratings, however, since it is almost identical to the 2010 models, it would be fine to think that it should score the same if not better than the 2010 model. For 2010, the Equinox was given five out of five stars in regard to frontal and side crashes. In the rollover testing, the Equinox was given four out of five stars, which is above average for an SUV to score so high. In fact for 2010, it was an Institute for Highway Safety Top Pick in regard to safety. Perhaps one of the reasons that it is considered such a safe vehicle has to do with the on board On Star that is available in Chevrolet vehicles only and reports to authorities if there is every an accident to get them to the vehicle as soon as possible. In addition, the vehicle contains front passenger airbags and headrest curtain airbags for everyone's safety. An option safety aspect is to have a camera installed on the rear of the vehicle that shows exactly what is behind you should you be having trouble reversing and could warn the driver ahead of time of any impending accident.
Overall, the Equinox has the looks and the safety features that people want. However, the most alluring aspect about the vehicle is the gas mileage that it gets. Not many people can downgrade to a smaller vehicle in order to save gas, which is why those people that need room end up having to get an SUV or a crossover. With the Equinox they do not have to settle for paying hundreds more a month just on gas in order to fit their family. This is why the Equinox will probably once again be one of the best selling crossovers for yet another year.
Posted on: October 20, 2010 | In Chevy
For 2011 Chevy Tahoe continues to build upon its reputation as an authentic, no-pretense, full-size sport utility with incomparable ability and a premium ride from its dependable truck chassis. Tahoe provides all the essentials – and then some. From its enhanced vehicle stability from StabiliTrak, plus creature comforts such as tri-zone climate control, premium sound and the security of the inside-vehicle and security services, Tahoe proves it's both durable and refined. New features on the Tahoe include a tire pressure monitor, Hydro boost brakes and a right-front passenger seat belt reminder.
In 2011 Chevy Tahoe has a system of StabiliTrak which improves vehicle stability on various road surfaces at various speeds, particularly on slick surfaces or during emergency maneuvers. It is available on two- or four-wheel-drive Tahoes with the Vortec 5300 5.3L V-8 engine (not available on Z71). StabiliTrak helps the driver maintain control of the vehicle in sudden maneuvers, particularly in low traction conditions, in emergency lane changes, and during avoidance maneuvers.
If the system determines that the vehicle is not responding appropriately to the driver's steering, StabliTrak precisely reduces engine torque and applies precise amounts of pressure to the individual front brakes to slow the vehicle and help bring it back to its intended path. This feature makes 2011 Chevy Tahoe unique.
Internal 2011 Chevy Tahoe features like New Adjustable Pedals, Auxiliary Power Ports, Cargo Net, Cargo Shade, New Driver Information Center, Front Floor Console, HomeLink Transmitte,r New Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, OnStar, Power Sunroof, New Trizone Climate Control, Heated Front Bucket Seats, New Second Row Bucket Seats, Nine Passenger Seating and a Split-Folding Third-Row Seat.
External features and options for The new 2011 Chevy Tahoe are Autotrac 4 x 4 System, Rear Locking Differential, Recovery Hooks, Skid Plate and Wheel Flares Package, New Power Folding Mirrors, Luggage Rack, Underbody Spare Tire and Rear Side-Door Hinges just to mention a few. The 2011 Chevy Tahoe is also offered with a Vortec 5300 V8 SFI engine which features a 285 hp at 5200 rpm 325 lb -ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. Additionally there is the electronic throttle control and strong engine design for rigidity and durability. Like the 4800 the 5300 also has sequential fuel injection for optimum combustion and a durable cooling system specially designed for better performance. The 2011 Chevy Tahoe's engine coolant will not need replacement for up to five years or 150,000 miles depending on driving conditions. The new 2011 Chevy Tahoe proves again to be a good buy. Thus it offers a lot of luxury features backed by a powerful engine and body design.
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Though 2011 Chevy Tracker has sporty styling and a zippy attitude, one need only remember that The 2011 Chevy Tracker is part of the same family as the Suburban and Tahoe. In other words, the Tracker is every bit a Chevy Truck, and with that in mind, customers should know what to expect. It offers a good value and a dependable ride, and it is presented in a number of different configurations to satisfy customer needs. When you need to get up and go, let the Tracker with available four-wheel-drive capability and standard V6 power take you there with confidence. Three trim levels offer a host of available amenities, such as leather-appointed seats, and power door locks with Remote Keyless Entry give you comfort and convenience. Whether you’re going up the mountain or back down, Tracker is the small SUV that thinks big.
The type of power buyers in the market for a small SUV are looking for is spread over the entire Tracker lineup. The standard engine on the base model (both 2-door convertible and 4-door hardtop) is an efficient 2.0-liter inline L4, which dishes out 127 horsepower at 6000 rpm.
Internally, The 2011 Chevy Tracker is carefully designed to make maximum use of its space. The rear compartment of the two-door model comfortably accommodates full-size adults, while four-door models offer up to 44.7 cubic feet of storage space with the rear seats folded down. Base models offer air conditioning, front bucket seats, an AM/FM/CD player, tachometer and a digital clock. Up level LT models and ZR2s add cruise control, remote keyless entry, power door locks and more. For a little more privacy, deep tinted glass can be added as an option. Externally, the ZR2 appearance package gives The 2011 Chevy Tracker a tough attitude, while the LT appearance package provides a more refined look. Available features that will touch up the look of individual Trackers include tubular side steps, brush guard and fog lamps, ski and bike racks and, for convertible models, a removable hardtop.
The ZR2 (four-door) and LT models add a beefed-up 2.5-liter V6 with 165 horsepower at 6500 rpm. 5-speed manual transmission is standard on the base model and the two-door ZR2, while 4-speed automatic transmission is standard on the LT and optional on the base and two-door ZR2 model.
The 2011 Chevy Tracker is given a responsive rear suspension that features a five-link design to provide exceptional road feel and a greater tread width for sure-footed control and cornering. Power front disc/rear drum brakes and dual front airbags are standard across the board. Antilock brakes are optional in 2011 Chevy Tracker.
2011 Chevy Tracker is the compact sport utility vehicle that’s tough enough for off-roading. Unlike other compact SUVs that only look capable, Tracker is built on a truck ladder-type frame with body-on frame construction. So legendary Chevy toughness is built in. Following are some features listed out.
- Shift-on-the-fly 4-wheel drive with 2-speed transfer case
- Full-length ladder-type truck frame
- Standard roof rack
- CD player
- Standard 165 hp 2.5 L DOHC V6 engine
- Standard 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive
- Standard aluminum wheels
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The 2011 Chevy Trailblazer is a midsize SUV, blending the handling and agility of smaller Trackers with the ruggedness and towing ability of larger Suburbans and Tahoes. The result of this blend of capabilities is a versatile vehicle that offers an unequaled combination of strength, power and high-tech precision, wrapped in a design that evokes patented Chevy Truck toughness. Joined by a larger Trailblazer EXT, the two comprehensively cover the midsize SUV segment. The 2011 2011 Chevy Trailblazer comes in three models: LS, LT and LTZ. Also available is a North Face Edition, which includes a number of special features designed for the outdoor enthusiast.
Features added like the North Face Edition package, optional Vortec 5300 5.3L V8 for TrailBlazer EXT, horsepower increase on standard Vortec 4200 4.2L to 275 hp from 270, Silver Green Metallic and Dark Gray Metallic replace Medium Sage Green Metallic and Victory Red color, Fuel tank capacity change (22 gallons) for TrailBlazer ,New four-position headlamp switch and LATCH at second row seats, outboard positions.
The four-door 2011 Chevy Trailblazer seats five passengers. The base LS model is equipped with air conditioning with dual-zone manual controls, power steering, tilt steering wheel, power windows and door locks and an AM/FM/CD player. The LT adds cruise control, an 8-way power driver seat, heated power mirrors and a compass, while the top-line LTZ completes things with the On Star System, an 8-way power passenger seat, driver-seat and mirror memory and steering wheel radio and climate controls. The interior of the new North Face Edition is decked out with North Face seats, mesh map pockets, lift gate lighting, an under floor storage cargo liner, heavy-duty floor/cargo mats and special North Face duffel bags and blanket. In addition, there are a number of options that can be added to spice up the Trailblazer.
Standard in all 2011 Chevy Trailblazer models is the Vortec 4200 six-cylinder engine that generates 275 hp at 6000 rpm and 275 lb ft of torque at 3600 rpm. In fact, 90 percent of the torque is available from 1600 rpm to V00 rpm which means power on demand. Plus, the 4200 six-cylinder engine is naturally balanced due to its inline configuration – helping to reduce engine shake and idle roll. The rigid inline structure of the engine contributes to low noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels. The available Vortec 5300 V8 SFI engine in 2011 Chevy Trailblazer EXT models generates 290 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine features a deep-skirt aluminum block for added rigidity without the added weight of conventional iron, and coil-on-plug ignition for optimum combustion. All 2011 Chevy Trailblazer models feature an electronically controlled four-speed automatic overdrive transmission. It is well known for its smooth and durable operation, performance across the full torque curve, and precise shifting.
The upgraded engine on The 2011 Chevy Trailblazer adds more power and meets or exceeds all sound requirements. In addition, it is also quite fuel-efficient, a feature everyone likes. The engine is a Vortec 4.2-liter/ 256-cu. inch I6 with 275 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 275 lb-ft of torque at 3600 rpm. Four-wheel drive is available with all Trailblazers. For a large vehicle, The 2011 Chevy Trailblazer handles exceptionally well. This is a result of its five-link rear suspension, independent, double-A-arm front suspension and hydraulic power-assist rack-and-pinion steering. Chevy Trailblazers are given a comprehensive safety package with four-wheel vented disc antilock brakes with front aluminum dual piston calipers and dual-stage front airbags. The brakes use an advanced system of 12 specially tuned body mounts to isolate road inputs and noise, limiting vibration and harshness on any surface.
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2011 Chevy Venture’s outstanding family-friendly interior environment makes it the minivan that parents depend on to make traveling together more fun. The van comes with a 3400 V6 Engine delivering 185 horsepower, the most highway fuel-efficient engine in its class. The Venture’s standard features include, electronically controlled, four-speed automatic transmission. The regular length 2011 Chevy Venture is joined by an extended length body size that tacks on more space to the overall wheelbase. The regular length Chevrolet Venture has front-wheel drive and is offered in Value, Base, Plus and LS models. The 2011 2011 Chevy Venture has dual sliding rear side doors that allow passengers to enter and exit the van comfortably. This feature is particularly handy when the kids are trying to cram into the van at once.
There are 2 seating configurations available for The 2011 Chevy Venture that can seat up to eight passengers. Versatility and roominess are two noticeable features that result in the Venture’s practical design, while functional equipment abounds.
With Venture LS regular wheelbase, you get three second row modular bucket seats with a third-row 50/50 split bench seat and a built in rise toward the rear of 2011 Chevy Venture offers a better view for rear passengers. The middle compartment has a sealed bottom and sides for any dirty or wet cargo that needs to be transported. Versatility and roominess are two noticeable features that result in the Venture’s practical design, while functional equipment abounds. A convenience center located behind the third row features three compartments for easy organizing.
The new 2011 2011 Chevy Venture Sport Suspension Package offers Automatic level control, Rear auxiliary power outlet and P215/70R-15 all-season touring tires. The Chevy Touring Suspension Package Includes; Automatic load leveling which will help keep the rear of the vehicle level when full or empty, plus quickly compensates for changing loads. Also, P225/60R-16 Touring tires, Four-wheel independent suspension, Four-wheel disc antilock brakes, Rear auxiliary power outlet, A convenient air pump with a 20-foot hose. Touring Suspension Package Includes; Four-wheel independent suspension, Four-wheel disc antilock brakes, Rear auxiliary power outlet, the convenient air pump with a 20-foot hose. Further, it has a heavy-duty cooling system, Special engine oil filter, Heavy-duty wiring harness and a 125-amp alternator. Getting up to speed no matter how much weight it is carrying is not a problem for The 2011 Chevy Venture. Manufacturers have fitted it with a highly capable engine that does all the rough stuff. It is a 3.4-liter V6 with 185 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 210 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. A steady 4-speed automatic transmission shifts gears effortless so you don’t have to. Part of The 2011 Chevy Venture ‘s value rests in its good fuel economy, which is rated at 19/26 mpg (city/hwy). For extra performance and safety, customers can opt for an all-wheel drive package. This features highlights all-wheel drive, 16-inch aluminum wheels and tires, a fully independent rear touring suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. The all-wheel drive package is a useful addition for owners looking for even more safety features than what is already standard. Antilock brakes and side-impact airbags are standard at the LS model level.
Posted on: October 15, 2010 | In Chevy
The 2011 Chevy Avalanche is essentially a modified Chevrolet Suburban; the two vehicles share fully 85 percent of their parts. So like the Suburban, the Avalanche is built on the same superb platform as the Silverado pickup. One thing that surprises many people is the size of the Avalanche.
It doesn't look that big in photos, but it's big, three inches longer than a Suburban. Yet it feels tight and surprisingly nimble on mountain roads. GM's engineers created the Avalanche by lopping off the rear roof structure and quarter windows of a Suburban, and redesigning the back end. When the Avalanche's rear seats are in place, there's a 5-foot 3-inch bed, which is long enough for most tasks. When that's not enough it converts into an 8-foot bed by taking over the rear seats.
The edgy front styling of last year's 2011 Chevy Avalanche gave it a unique look among Chevrolet's full-size light trucks. For it has applied the same look to the Silverado pickup (but not the Suburban and Tahoe), so The 2011 Avalanche doesn't look quite as different as it did before.
However, the Avalanche is still distinguished from the Silverado by its more exaggerated fender flairs, and by its extensive body cladding. Most of the interior features of a well-trimmed Suburban are found in the Avalanche. That means a comfortable cabin for passengers and good ergonomic design for the driver. The seats in the Avalanche are identical to the first two rows in the Suburban.
The 2011 2011 Chevy Avalanche comes with a coffee warmer, and the ultimate in sun visors. Map lights are available; in fact, Chevrolet has provided generous illumination throughout the cabin. Flush-mounted cargo lights in the bed rate very high on our coolness scale and can make a big difference when loading cargo at night. Of course, the most interesting feature on The 2011 Chevy Avalanche is the Midgate, which allows the Avalanche to convert from a five- or six-seat SUV with a 5-foot, 3-inch cargo box, to a two- or three-passenger pickup truck with an 8-foot, 1-inch box.
But there's more: The rear window of the cab can be quickly removed and stored out of harm's way. The bed cover comes off in three pieces and slides into a nice fabric bag; these pieces attach to the side of the bed to minimize the space they take up. Now you have a fully functional pickup with an open eight-foot bed. You can park an ATV in back, with the front tires and fenders where the rear seat was moments before. Of course, this results in an open-air driving experience; there's nothing separating you from the open pickup bed. Alternatively, you can fold down the rear seats but leave the Midgate in place, which leaves cargo space inside the cab; there's nearly 54 cubic feet of interior cargo volume with the rear seat folded and Midgate in place. 2011 Chevy Avalanche includes power-adjustable pedals, which move up to 3 inches closer to the driver.
That's a real boon for the vertically challenged, who won't have to sit as close to the steering wheel (and air bag) in order to reach the pedals. The adjustable pedals have a memory function, making it more convenient for mixed-height couples to share the same truck.
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2011 Chevy Blazer’s interior is conservatively styled but everything is logical and easy to use. Controls on the center dash are conveniently backlit for night driving. The seats are comfortable. The front seat cleverly folds flat for carrying long objects such as skis. The rear seat is a 60/40 split folding one.
Lots of nooks and crannies are available for storage, including a center console with a roomy bin, four cupholders, a storage tray and a clip pad. It further has requisite power outlets. The biggest problem with the interior is its inconsistency. Some interior parts used extremely high quality materials, such as the soft rubber door handles, which reminded us of Volkswagens, the benchmark for interiors.
Yet, other parts, such as the plastic surrounding the audio and climate controls, appeared cheap. The ceiling area above the visors was lumpy, the edges of the ceiling fabric where it was supposed to tuck into the trim was ragged, the handle for the lumbar support flimsy and the seat fabric puckered.
A neat feature is the remote starter system, useful for starting the car from inside the house when it’s very cold or very hot outside. To start The 2011 Chevy Blazer, press the lock button on the remote key fob, then press and hold the remote start button for one and one-half seconds. The two-step process is designed to prevent accidental activation. It also ensures the vehicle is locked (it can be unlocked by pushing the lock button again on the key fob) and the anti-theft system engages.
The remote start system receives an ever-changing radio frequency code, intended to thwart thieves, from the key fob. The vehicle turn signals flash once and the parking lights turn on when the vehicle engine begins running. To drive away after a remote start, the vehicle’s ignition key must be placed in the switch.
The 2011 Chevy Blazer is built on GM’s new global platform it calls Epsilon, a front-wheel-drive architecture developed by a team of American, German and Swedish engineers. 2011 Chevy Blazer body structure is rock solid to make it quiet and responsive as well as safe, presumably. Its steering is an electronic system to boost fuel economy, reduce noise and require less maintenance. It provides the driver with assistance at low speeds, such as in parking lots, and less at highway speeds for better feel. Engineers have deliberately tuned the steering, handling and ride to be smack dab in between. Both engines deliver plenty of power as well as good fuel economy within their segments.
GM’s global Ecotec engine, a 2.2-liter dual overhead cam four cylinder, serves as the base engine. It delivers 145 horsepower and good fuel economy. GM’s newly developed 3.5-liter V6 is the other choice, providing 200 horsepower and decent fuel economy. We were especially impressed with the extra kick the V6 gave us in highway passing maneuvers. The new 3.5-liter V6 offers a big improvement over the previous Malibu’s 170-horsepower 3.1-liter V6.
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The 2011 Chevy Cavalier was born ready for a road trip. Paired with a premium sound system and available XM Satellite Radio, it’s bound to give your friends something to talk about. Bright colors are available, including Rally Yellow and Sunburst Orange Metallic.
The 2011 2011 Chevy Cavalier is an attractive car with flowing lines, rounded fenders and a low-to-the-road attitude. Relatively slender A-pillars and C-pillars enhance driver visibility and contribute to the light, airy feel of the upper body. Dual side mirrors are tucked nicely into the A-pillar.
The 2011 2011 Chevy Cavalier look sportier than the Sedans. LS Sport models stand out with body-color door handles and mirrors, Sport front and rear fascia, integrated fog lamps, lower rocker moldings, a rear spoiler, chrome exhaust outlet, and 16-inch chromed aluminum wheels with performance tires. Interior Features. 2011 Chevy Cavalier has a nice interior design and the interior materials appear to be of decent quality.
The thick, contoured steering wheel in the LS Sport Sedan feels good. Power window switches are located on the center console, however, harder to find and more awkward to operate than when they’re on the door.
2011 Chevy Cavalier offers interior roominess comparable for the class. Sedan models have a little more headroom and shoulder room in front than the Coupes, but legroom is identical. The LS seats are contoured and comfortable, but side support could be better for cornering. Five cup holders are provided. The back seat is surprisingly roomy in the Sedan. There’s decent rear headroom, albeit a bit restricted on the outboard side. The rear seat folds down and is split 60/40 for added versatility. The 2011 2011 Chevy Cavalier offers less room in the back seats, but they are still quite usable. LS Sport Coupes get an easy-entry front passenger seat, improving access to the back. GM’s LATCH system (Lower Anchor and Tethers for CHildren) allows installation of compatible child-safety seats without using the seatbelt. An AM/FM/CD/MP3 player ($150) is available for 2011 models.
XM Satellite Radio ($325 plus subscription) is also available, eliminating the need to change from your favorite music stations when traveling. The 24-hour news channels are available along with sports programming and a hundred other stations. Inside the car, with seating for five and more interior space than Toyota Corolla or Dodge Neon. 2011 Chevy Cavalier offers cloth bucket seats, a rear defogger, rear-seat heat ducts and remote keyless entry. Some models also boast power windows, cruise control, and a tilt-wheel steering column. Think you can’t afford a sports car? Think again. Plus, Cavalier performance parts body kits have a comprehensive safety package with high-strength, steel body, safety-cage construction and Daytime Running Lamps.
It’s no accident these features are standard; we’re committed to making driving safer.
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The 2011 Chevy Colorado is based on a welded ladder-frame that is torsionally 250-percent stiffer that the S-10, which improves ride and handling, and leads to reduction in road noise transmitted into the interior. It also allows for finer tuning of the suspension. For example, the 4×4 Crew Cab rides on a welded ladder-style H-frame chassis fitted with either the standard “heavy duty” Z85 torsion bar suspension or the Z71 “off-road” package.
The Z85 4×4 suspension, which raises ride height by more than two inches over the standard 2wd Colorado, features twin-tube shocks and a 28mm stabilizer bar in the front to reduce body roll. Standard tires are Continental P235/75R15s mounted on 15×6-inch steel wheels. Taller, wider tires in the form of P265/75R15s mounted on seven-inch rims accompany the Z71 suspension package, giving it a ride height is three inches taller than the stock 2wd Colorado. The Z71 suspension also includes Arvin Meritor/APA monotubes controlling the heavy duty suspension.
The combination is tuned very well, giving the 4×4 Crew Cab a pleasant on/off-road ride quality that makes it feel like a much larger pickup.
Grey fender flares and an aluminum skid plate that protects the transmission and oil pan also accompany the Z71 upgrade. Rack-and-pinion steering ads to the new pickup’s handling. There’s no road wander, and steering input is instantly rewarded. Braking is also superb.
The 2011 2011 Chevy Colorado comes with four-wheel-anti-lock brakes-11.2-inch discs in front, 11.6-inch drums in the back. Brake pedal feel is excellent and progressive. Where the new Colorado 4×4 Crew Cab really shines is passenger and cargo room. Compared to the “old” S-10, the new model is unmistakable wider, longer and taller. In fact, the Colorado cabs are the largest in the compact/mid-size market-and have a feel of being more akin to that of a mid-size sedan than a pickup. The interior starts with a new dash that is moved about two inches father forward to provide more passenger/driver room. The dash is also cleaner and straighter, adding to the feeling of openness. Instrumentation and placement of the switches and controls are very intuitive so you feel comfortable driving right away.
GM designers did a nice job of not cheapening up the interior with bland, hard plastic that has been so common in the GM cars. Instead, the thermoplastic used in The 2011 Chevy Colorado has a feel and texture that exudes a little bit of richness to the interior. The seats are buckets in front, with a full-size split-bench for the rear passengers. Front legroom is near that of a full-size, while the rear seat passengers are comfortable as long as there’s not a six-foot-plus driver with ape arms maximizing the seat rail adjustment. Access to the Crew Cab’s rear seat is through full-size doors. Getting in is easy. Getting out is a bit tougher.
The “B”-pillar that separates the front and rear doors has been mover rearward to make front seat egress easier. Moving the door pillar aft tends to block rear passenger’s feet when they try to step or swivel out of the back seat. padding; the seat backs border on being uncomfortable for adults on a long drive
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A well-balanced package, The 2011 Chevy Corvette set a new refinement benchmark for modern sports cars and consequently garnered our Car of the Year award. Vague rumors of a sophisticated, high-performance machine that would build upon The 2011 Chevy Corvette legend fueled our investigation. Unfortunately, the Corvette team has been well-coached in media interrogation tactics, making it difficult to gain much information through official channels. However, our unofficial sources have delivered many intriguing puzzle pieces that reveal significant portions of the current C6 plan. This is reminiscent of the transition from the ’63-’67 run to the curvaceous ’68-’82 series. It will be an evolution of the current-generation car whose development process began in the late ’80s.
The 2011 Chevy Corvette excels in many ways, from its well-mannered ride dynamics, to its ultra-slick powertrain performance and pleasantly livable, well-laid-out interior. And sales have boomed.
As with past 2011 Chevy Corvette and special editions, the existing car will bear that honor, ushering in the C6 powertrain and a few leading-edge technologies. We had expected a tribute color scheme of Polo White with a red interior to adorn a limited run of convertibles honoring the 300 original ’53 roadsters. However, several sources have indicated that a single-color gold treatment is likely, reminiscent of the Ruby Red 40th anniversary cars.
The exterior design will be slightly more daring, reflecting GM’s current willingness to accept styling risks. Combining both soft curves and machined edges, The 2011 Chevy Corvette will push the bold design aesthetic exhibited in the Chevrolet Avalanche and Evoq into a provocative, muscular form. Heritage cues will be more subtle than overt, reflecting Detroit’s current concern for dipping too deeply into the retro well. Enthusiasts favor futuristic over retro, based on MT Online polls, where harder-edged styling also garnered 2.5 times more support than more rounded at time of writing.
From the chiseled nose, muscular fender flares, and trim posterior, the C6 exudes street-dominating attitude. It has been postulated that a rear lip could be added to the rear to increase downforce, which the current car could use .Such a spoiler, however, has not been observed on coupe clay models, which exhibit a more rounded trailing edge than the current car.
The 2011 2011 Chevy Corvette benefit greatly from the advanced hydroforming frame-rail process first introduced on the C5. This clever innovation would permit the next platform to be built in two different lengths without introducing a significant number of additional welds or pieces.
The cleverly engineered chassis that made the C5 4.5 times stiffer than the C4 will permit engineers to fine-tune the shared platform to deliver the handling characteristics suitable to the crisper Chevrolet and cushier future Cadillac models. Active Handling will be tied in to an innovative ride system incorporating MagneRide shock absorbers. (Similar dampers are scheduled to be fitted to select upcoming Cadillac performance models.)
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Every 2011 Chevy Equinox is equipped with standard Active Handling, an advanced stability control system that provides nearly seamless operation and low intrusion in enthusiastic driving conditions. The Active Handling System activates when there is a significant difference between driver steering input and how the car is actually responding. Working together with the antilock brake system and Traction Control as needed, Active Handling automatically applies any one of the four brakes to help control the situation. Add this technology to the standard Corvette safety-cage construction, airbags, and front and rear crash zones, and you know you’ll be styling and safe in your 2011 Chevy Equinox.
Technical highlights of this award-winning V8 include lightweight aluminum construction, Sequential Fuel Injection and Electronic Throttle Control. Horsepower is 350 at 5600 rpm. Choose between the high performance six-speed manual and the sophisticated, electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission that has more refinements this year.
Innovative tradition with flexible sheet-molded composite body panels that will never rust and a balsa-wood core composite floor that is both lightweight and exceptionally strong.
This is the best place for 2011 Chevy Equinox Grand Sport info of every kind, information on the Corvette Z06 or the 50th Anniversary Limited Edition. The 2011 2011 Chevy Equinox purrs on the pavement, thanks to the classic LS1 engine by Chevrolet. Technical highlights of this award-winning V8 include lightweight aluminum construction, Sequential Fuel Injection and Electronic Throttle Control. Horsepower is 350 at 5200 rpm. Choose between the available high performance six-speed manual and the standard electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission. If you’re interested in The 2011 Chevy Equinox Z06, an L6 engine produces 405 horsepower at 6000 rpm, and is mated to a high performance six-speed manual transmission for the quickest, most powerful Corvette ever.
Either way you look at it, you win. All 2011 Chevy Equinox Grand Sport models include a number of internal and external features that dreams are made of. First, of course, is the Magnetic Selective Ride Control, which uses an electromagnetic coil to alter fluid consistency within the shock absorbers to instantly adjust damping for road surfaces and conditions. Next is the design – The 2011 Chevy Equinox , Convertible and Z06 models continue innovative tradition for Chevrolet with flexible sheet-molded composite body panels that will never rust and a balsa-wood core composite floor that is both lightweight and exceptionally strong.
Finally comes the interior – standard Sport bucket seats with leather seating surfaces, inflatable lumbar support and adjustable side bolsters, and a dual-cove instrument panel with the traditional Corvette crossed-flags badging.
This is the best place for 2011 Chevy Equinox Grand Sport info of every kind, information on the Corvette Z06 or the 50th Anniversary Limited Edition. The spectacular 2003 Chevrolet Corvette 50th Anniversary Edition, available in Anniversary red as a coupe or convertible, offers a unique appearance inside and out, special badging, and the new real-time damping technology of Magnetic Selective Ride Control. Unique Champagne colored aluminum wheels add a distinctive touch to all 50th Anniversary Edition models.
And that’s just the beginning – whether you opt for the Limited Edition or the Z06, the 2003 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport means business, on road and off.