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Car Culture, Car Reviews

My Top Cars for Summer Adventures

March 28, 2014
I might be jumping the gun on this, but I can’t stop thinking about summer! Picnics, hiking, swimming, tanning and road trips are just a few of my favorite summer activities. And summer activities and cars are meant to be together, just like French fries dipped in a chocolate milkshake (What? Tell me you do that too!) So to help you get excited for summer, I’ve come up with my top three cars for summer fun!

1. 2014 Nissan 370Z Roadster

Can’t you see yourself driving around town in this hot sports car!? The Nissan 370Z Roadster is meant for the adventurer that seeks luxury!

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2. 2014 Toyota Prius C

It’s time for some fun road trips this summer, and the 2014 Toyota Prius C can take you anywhere you want to go! Don’t worry about spending too much money on gas when you get 53 city/46 hwy mpg!

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3. 2015 Chevy Colorado

Need to haul your things for a campout? This 2015 Chevy Colorado is for the active person inside all of us!

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What is your favorite summer vehicle?
Car Culture, Uncategorized

Trip to Fairfax

August 18, 2011
Ever wonder how cars are built and manufactured? If you’re one of those curious types who like to know the “how” behind every creation, pay attention! I followed my dad to the Fairfax Plant last week, and I experienced first-hand the building process for the Chevy Malibu. Super cool! A little history for you: The General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant is just down the street at Fairfax Trafficway, Kansas City, Kansas. This specific plant has been open since 1987 and currently produces two vehicles: the Chevrolet Malibu and the Buick LaCrosse. The operation runs 24 hours a day for 5 days straight and produces 1,300 cars a day! 1,300 cars day! Did you catch that? Check out a little sneak peek inside the GM Fairfax Assembly Plant … (on the down low) [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNwHIPYw9co[/youtube] Just a heads up! September 23 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., the plant is open to the public … free of charge! More info to come.
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Wanna win a car?

July 30, 2010
Win this Maxima!!!

Win this Maxima!!!

You don’t have to kick a field goal or eat a box of chocolate covered grasshoppers. It’s so much easier than that. I just have one question for you: Do you have a Chopper-Shopper card? The McCarthy Auto Group has recently partnered up with Price Chopper. If you’ve noticed, we have our vehicles displayed all over the KC Metro area at  local Price Chopper stores. The past couple weeks we have celebrated Price Chopper’s 31st Anniversary by placing a Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Maxima or Chevrolet Malibu at your local Price Chopper. Now here’s the good part: There will be a winner of one of these three vehicles — and all you have to do is swipe your Chopper-Shopper card and you are entered to win! Promotion ends August 3rd.
all Price Chopper stores over the metro

all Price Chopper stores over the metro

Dealership Events, Money Matters

Top three sellers at each McCarthy dealership

June 28, 2010
I wanted to know which vehicle we sell the most of each month at our stores. So I asked the General Managers of each store what our top seller was for last month … and here’s what I found: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7zCTpYve50[/youtube] At our Chevy stores in Overland Park and Olathe, the top car has been our top seller for many months. It has been a Consumers Best Buy for the past three years. At our Nissan stores in Blue Springs and Olathe, the top vehicle represents the phrase ‘bang for the buck’. It is the best buy for the money. At our Blue Springs and Olathe Hyundai stores, the top car takes pride in its 10yr – 100,000mile warranty along with it’s 35 miles per gallon average on the highway. Check out my walkaround of the top Hyundai seller for more juicy details. I can’t wait to see which vehicle tops the charts this month. Rumor has it, the top three may stay the same! Have you recently purchased one of these top sellers? How do you like it?
Behind the Wheel, Car Culture

10 Great Family Cars

April 26, 2010
Let’s take a look at what McCarthy has to offer in family-friendly vehicles!
Chevrolet Traverse

Chevrolet Traverse

Chevrolet Traverse – This vehicle was designed by a mother of four. The Traverse has family-friendly features with an emphasis on space and security. It has a 5 star crash rating, seats up to 7 passengers and has smart-slide entry to the backseat.
Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe – Starting price in its low 20s, which fits just about any budget. The Santa Fe seats up to 5 passengers, Traction & Stability Control standard on every Santa Fe and holds a 5 star front & back safety rating.
Nissan Murano

Nissan Murano

Nissan Murano – The Murano was voted “Best SUV in its class” in safety, maintenance, and cost of repair. The luxury of a sedan with all the capabilities of an SUV. This crossover has an easy folding backseat with a back-up camera for accessibility and ease.
Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox – The all new, completely redesigned Equinox is in a class of its own.  Averaging up to 600 miles per tank. This spacious crossover has an easy slide entry for the kids and a 5-star crash rating for the parents.
Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu – This vehicle was not only voted North American Car of the Year in 2008, but also voted most “trouble-free car” in its class. With a 5 year / 100,000 mile warranty, the Malibu’s total cost of ownership is minimal. All while averaging 32 mpg and being built in our own backyard, at the Fairfax Plant.
Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata – This large size sedan measures up to any vehicle in its class on space and affordability. Getting 35 miles per gallon, how can you go wrong with the Sonata? With the full Hyundai Warranty of 10 years/ 100,000 miles, this vehicle is as low maintenance as they come.
Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima – Just recently, the Altima was named “Family Sedan of the Year”. It holds long term durability  and has the highest front & side impact safety rating. Not to mention, has all the bells and whistles to keep you up to date.
Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Genesis – With a base price starting at $33,000, this Genesis competes with the BMW 5-series and the Mercedes E-Class. In it’s first year, it won a Top Safety Pick honor from the Institute for Highway Safety (IHS). Also offers the full Hyundai Warranty (10 year/ 100,000 miles).
Chevrolet Suburban

Chevrolet Suburban

Chevrolet Suburban – This is the ideal vehicle for the ‘larger than life’ family. Any road trips or carpools in the future? This is right up your alley. Not only is it safe & comfortable, but easy for loading and hauling your weekend boat or trailer around.
Nissan Armada

Nissan Armada

Nissan Armada – This vehicle offers three rows of seating, holds up to eight passengers, offers 97 cubic feet of storage, and has a towing rating of 9,100 pounds. To keep your passengers safe, the Armada includes 4-wheel anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist. So tell me … are you driving one of these family friendly vehicles? If not, what car is missing and why?