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2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer Lt 4x4 Newer 5.3 V8 Many Extras Below Kbb Great Cond on 2040-cars

US $13,900.00
Year:2008 Mileage:54600
Location:

Grand Haven, Michigan, United States

Grand Haven, Michigan, United States

  Up for auction is a very nice low milage (54K) Chevrolet Trailblazer. I purchased this vehicle about a year ago (while my wife was in Florida) from a gentleman in Detroit after a very long search for a low milage "daily driver". As a retiree I don't put on a lot of miles but I wanted a low milage vehicle so I wouldn't have to go looking again anytime soon. My specifications were simple but hard to find. I looked for a reliable late model (2006 or newer), 4x4, V8 and good looking (at my age I've learned no one has to drive an ugly vehicle). This vehicle met nearly all of the criteria but the owner said there was an engine noise. I checked with my buddy who is the service manager at the local GMC dealer and he indicated the vehicle was still under warranty. I bought the vehicle and brought it in to have it checked out. General Motors installed a complete new long block @ about 40k miles (these 5.3 motors are very strong, I can't imagine why anyone would need an SS with a 6.0 in it). New "cats" were installed at the same time.With a brand new motor this vehicle met all of my requirements...i was a happy guy.
  My wife returned from Florida and announced that the Chevrolet in the garage had to go. Her father and brothers had owned the local Ford dealership until about three years ago and she felt having a Chevrolet was just bad for family relations. I argued that her dad had ridden in it and her brother had borrowed it and I'd not heard a discouraging word from either of them but she says they're just trying to be nice in a difficult situation. Guess who won that argument? Long story short...I'm selling this "find" and now have to look for a replacement. 
  I didn't buy this baby to be a "show stopper", I already had one of those, I was looking for reliability. The body had a few small dents and I had a "Dent Dr" remove all but two of those. The roof still has a dent and the cowl hood scoop covers the other. The previous owner was a smoker so I've worked hard to get rid of the smoke smell and it's gone, there are a few small ash spots in the driver seat. Other than that this is a great ride. With a new motor and a pretty bullet proof driveline this truck would have lasted me a very long time, now it will last someone else a very long time.
  A friend of mine had purchased a Trailblazer SS at about the same time I bought this truck and he was going to install aftermarket wheels so I bought his wheels (he's now back with SS wheels) and bought a new set of Perelli Scorpion tires (20"). The scoop I already owned from a previous project and it made this truck a "one of a kind". I "blacked out" the bow ties with black 3M reflective tape in the hopes that it would hide must of the Chevrolet ID but that didn't make my family problem go away. The original 17" wheels are included (4) and three of the tires are usable but will have to be replaced in 10k or so. The trailering ability was high on my must have list and this baby can trailer. I only used it to bring my boat home this fall...a total of 2 miles from the ramp, and I pulled my 4x8 enclosed trailer up to hunting camp last fall, a total of 300 miles +/-.
  This truck will make someone very happy, no disappointments, look at my feed back. Kelly blue book shows this truck @ $12.8K @74K miles (that would be average miles for this vehicle). That price does not take into account the 20K fewer miles, the new motor @ 40K, the extra wheels/tires or the cowl hood. The truck is TEPH SEAL certified which I'm told is a high end rust proofing.
  No low ballers please, if I wanted to give it away I'd give it to a relative or at least someone I knew. Please make sure you have your financing in order, if necessary, before you bid. I will coordinate with your transporter but all the cost of shipping is by the buyer. No zero or negative feedback bidders please.

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"Turbo" Chevrolet Camaro is a 700-HP fantasy car come to life [w/video]

Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:30:00 EST

For a concept car built to promote an animated movie about a snail that wants to go racing, this thing ain't half bad. The outsized monster you see before you started life as a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, and then went through a big-time Hollywood makeover before being positioned on the Chevrolet stand here in Chicago.
This 2013 "Turbo" Camaro Coupe is getting the promotion machine ratcheted up for a new DreamWorks tale by the name of, you guessed it, Turbo. Coming this summer, the movie will follow one snail's quest to become a race driver worthy of making the cut at the Indy 500. Like many DreamWorks vehicles before it, we're guessing that the petrolhead snail will star in a movie that adults (especially racing fans) with have no trouble watching with their kids. Check out the trailer below to see if you agree.
As for the car, we're told that it is "instrumental" in transforming Turbo from snail into racer. Helping the beastly pony car in this mighty task, is an ankle-cracking front splitter matched by a ungodly huge rear wing out back, a COPO hood and a supercharged (yes, supercharged) V8 engine making more than 700 horsepower. 24-inch wheels all the way around - 10-inches wide in front and 15-inches wide in back - should allow the "Turbo" Camaro to hook up with ease, as well.

2014 Chevy Silverado priced from *$24,585, V8 gets better economy than Ford EcoBoost V6

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:27:00 EST

Chevrolet has thrown down the next hand in the pickup truck poker wars and revealed at least a couple of potential aces - depending on which numbers matter most to you. The 2014 2014 Silverado 1500 with its 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 gets 335 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, is mated to a six-speed automatic, can tow 11,500 pounds with the optional Max Trailer Package and costs the same as the outgoing Silverado, $24,585 (*including $995 destination fee). Chevy says the Silverado also stands atop the fuel economy charts when comparing any competitor with a V8 engine - and some competitors with V6 engines. The two-wheel drive model returns 16 miles per gallon city, 23 mpg highway, 19 mpg combined in two-wheel drive guise and 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined as a four-wheel drive.
For context around those numbers, the most fuel efficient V8-powered 2013 Ford F-150 pickups lose about two mpg in every metric compared to the Silverado, the 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost returning 16 city, 18 highway and 22 combined in two-wheel drive. However, that EcoBoost does have 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. You can get a Ram 1500 with a 3.6-liter V6 that gets 25 mpg highway, but it has 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. The 2013 Ram with the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 and its 395 hp and 407 lb-ft drops one mpg in every category to the Silverado. Its tow rating is 200 pounds beyond its nearest competitor, the F-150 with the Max Trailer Tow Package.
Elsewhere, the new Silverado gets a quieter cab with a redesigned interior, a new bed with improved load-management possibilities, disc brakes all around, tweaked steering and suspension, along with free standard scheduled maintenance for two years or 24,000 miles.

GM won't sell 2014 Chevrolet SS in Canada

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Allow us to be the first to extend our condolences to our friends to the north. General Motors has announced the 2014 Chevrolet SS will not be available in Canada. The Globe and Mail reports the automaker has confirmed the high-performance sedan won't hit Canadian dealers, though GM hasn't offered up any reasoning as to why that is.
Buyers here in the US of A, meanwhile, can look forward to getting their hands on the 415-horspower, rear-wheel drive SS by late summer. Something tells us it won't be long after that before Canadian officials start seeing individually imported 6.2-liter V8 four-doors in their neighborhoods. Fortunately, Canadian buyers will still be able to take home the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. The C7 bowed at the Canadian International Auto Show last week, reportedly drawing sizable crowds and interest.