Archive for July, 2017

While it’s true that driving around Phoenix with the top down on a summer day is akin to some kind of medieval torture, having a vehicle with a drop top can be a blast during the evening and on those weekend mountain runs. There’s just something about getting the wind in your hair and the sun on your noggin’ that adds a degree of festiveness to a drive. Chapman Arizona has the dealerships that offer a wide variety of both new and used convertibles that can up the fun quotient of your driving experience.

Pony Cars Still the Rage

The Pony Car wars have been raging since the late 1960s, with the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro still battling for supremacy. Whether you’re a Ford or a Chevy person, you can find the latest version of these popular convertibles at Chapman Ford in Scottsdale, Chapman Chevrolet in Tempe, Freeway Chevrolet in Chandler or the Chapman Payson Auto Center. The Mustang Convertible comes in three different models. Choose the base V6, the EcoBoost Premium or the powerful GT Premium Convertible. The Camaro convertible comes with four different engine options, including a 6.2L supercharged V8 that delivers 650 horsepower and 650 spine tingling pound-feet of torque.

Z4 and Miata are Peppy Roadsters

If you want a ton of fun in a small package, consider the BMW Z4 or the Mazda Miata MX-5. The Z4 is available at Chapman BMW on Camelback or in Chandler. It was designed to put a smile on the face of both the driver and passenger, with an impressive 335 top horsepower and top speed of 165 mph. With near-perfect weight distribution and the seat placement just ahead of the rear axle, you’ll be challenging yourself to stop smiling so much. The Miata is often called the best sports car on the planet for the money. With a starting price of just $24,915, the Miata continually makes every “Best of” list from car journalists and publications. It’s open-air engaging style has made it the best selling roadster of all time.

BMW 4-Series, 6-Series Offer Sophisticated Fun

If you’re looking for something with enough room for a couple of kids or a dog in the back seat but still want the top-down experience, consider the BMW 4-Series or 6-Series. Both use innovative BMW top-down technology to drop the top in as few as 19 seconds. The 6-Series has the ability to go from 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds, while the 4-Series is the first convertible to offer BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system. Both offer the luxury and sophistication you come to expect in an Ultimate Driving Machine.

Don’t Forget the Beetle

Head to Chapman VW in either Scottsdale or Tucson to check out the New Beetle convertible. Still offering the cute style that made it a popular car back in the 60s, the New Beetle has the technology, performance and creature comforts drivers have come to expect in the 21st Century. If you’re more in the market for a used vehicle, head to the Chapman Arizona website and check out the inventory of all the used convertibles in the Arizona market.

From the new Hyundai Kona compact utility vehicle to the redesigned Honda Odyssey, big things are coming for the 2018 model year at all the Chapman Arizona dealerships. The much-anticipated Odyssey features a cabin communication system that allows the driver to not only talk to the people in the third row, but keep an eye on all occupants. The Kona is a sporty little vehicle that promises a “fun-to-drive” experience not available in other tiny vehicles.

New Expedition Built with Aluminum

Following the popularity of the F-150, the new Ford Expedition will feature the liberal use of high strength aluminum in the body to cut weight and increase both efficiency and performance. The new Expedition, available at Chapman Ford this fall, will also have some cutting-edge technology such as the SYNC 3 system that offers superior voice recognition to control your audio and communications.

Chevy Traverse, Equinox Redesigned for 2018

Visit Chapman Chevrolet or Freeway Chevrolet when the new models arrive to get a good look at the popular Chevy Traverse and Equinox. Chevy has redesigned both vehicles for the new model year, adding a more sporty design, new technology and some more sophisticated technology including numerous USB ports to keep your electronics charged.

Look for New Jeep Wrangler

Jeep has promised a redesign of the iconic Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited for 2018, which includes a liberal use of aluminum to improve fuel economy. While it will continue to utilize an industry best four-wheel drive system on a sturdy body-on-frame design, rumors are that a turbo-charged four-cylinder engine and a diesel option are under consideration. Stay in touch with Chapman Jeep in Scottsdale and Payson Auto Center for more information on the new Wrangler.

Hyundai Offers Refreshed Lineup

Along with the new Kona, Hyundai is delivering a totally redesigned Accent and the all-new Elantra GT hatchback for the 2018 model year. The Elantra GT offers an affordable option for drivers who want something sporty, but don’t want to break the bank. Also look for the introduction of the IONIQ plug-in hybrid this upcoming year, joining the IONIQ hybrid and all-electric vehicle as the only model with three different power trains.

New Designs Mean Big Savings

While it’s always nice to have the latest and greatest version of anything, the release of new model designs means great savings for consumers who are interested the old models. Now’s the time of year when the Chapman Arizona dealerships start to clear out the lot to make room for new inventory. Expect the best deals on the models that have a new design coming out for 2018.