Recapture Your Youth Behind the Wheel

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We all love to drive. It?s one of the great American pastimes, but there?s so much worry involved: leases, accidents, what to drive? It?s time to return to the joys of car ownership, the feeling of freedom you had as a teenager behind the wheel, and there?s no better place to do so than your local Chevy car dealership.

Car sales were up in the United States, from 2013 to 2014, by almost one million more vehicles sold. In fact, according to Autodata, the tracking company, in 2014 Americans purchased 16.5 million new cars. That?s because Americans love their cars and love to drive. But it?s not just here in the U.S., worldwide, in 2014, Cadillac sold more than a quarter of a million vehicles. And in the same year, General Motors, the owners of Chevrolet and Cadillac, and its dealers delivered almost one billion vehicles all over the world. That?s an outrageous amount of automobiles, but it?s no surprise ? Cadillac has been a leading maker of luxury vehicles for over 100 years, since 1902.

We have so many options now of how to car shop. Magazines, websites, local listings, but still, studies indicate that 84% of American consumers would prefer to buy a car in person. That?s because dealerships are places that 43% of consumers see as places to learn more about their choices, about cars and also about deals and payment plans.

Any Chevy car dealership can inform you, for example, down payments on many leases are negotiable, but you can definitely find one that allows you to pay anywhere from nothing at all, to several thousand dollars up front; it all depends on your financial situation and needs. Keep in mind, most leases have limitations on the number of miles you can drive yearly; typically 9,000, 12,000 and 15,000 miles a year, depending on the lease.

Want to buy a car over time and not have milage limitations that may wind up costing you more? Your Chevy car dealership can help you purchase a ?certified? used-car, and will have used car inventory. Backed by manufacturers, dealerships offer “certified” pre-owned car programs for used cars that are newer (generally, at most three years old). In fact, The National Automobile Dealers Association predicts a decline of almost 7% in the average used-car price, from just above $16,000 in 2014 to just under $15,000 in 2016. Now?s a great time to talk to you Chevy car dealership about ?certified? pre-owned cars.

And remember, your Chevy car dealership is not just about great deals, they?re also about cutting edge technology. According to a Tech Choice Study done by J.D. Power in 2015, 40% of drivers describing their preferred technologies site blind spot detection and prevention. Second most popular is night vision, preferred by 33%. Gen Y consumers, accounting for more than a quarter of new car sales so far this year, are happy to spend an average of an extra $3,703 on technology for their next vehicle, and your Chevy car dealership has all these features for your new car, and then some.

Most cars on the road right now are more than 11 years old. Are you driving one of them? Isn?t it time you treated yourself right and recaptured that feeling of momentum and freedom? Drive a Chevy and get that feeling again.

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