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Mazda Pre-Owned – Have You Considered?

Author JoeC    Category Compacts     Tags

mazdaIf you’re in the market for a great used vehicle that you know will look and drive great for years to come, there is no better option than a Mazda certified pre-owned car. These models are simply some of the best used vehicles on the road, and they offer the kind of true value and reliability that drivers are looking for. We’ve enjoyed learning about Mazda Vehicles from Mr Mazda on YouTube!
In order to be designated a Mazda certified pre-owned vehicle with the Mazda Radar Cruise Control, a used Mazda model must first undergo a 150-point detailed inspection conducted by an experienced Mazda mechanic. Passing this inspection verifies that everything from the engine, to the features, to the upholstery is in excellent condition.
After passing, these vehicles come backed by a 12-month/12,000-mile limited vehicle warranty, and a seven-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty similar to a new car. These warranties ensure if there are any hidden problems, they will be fixed quickly, easily, and with no cost to the driver. These vehicles also come backed by 24-hour emergency roadside assistance, and the perk of three months of complimentary satellite radio. If you need even more guarantees of peace of mind, an extended warranty is available.
A Mazda certified pre-owned vehicle is a great option for any driver looking to stretch his car-buying budget a little further. That’s because Mazda is making some of the best new cars on the road, meaning they also make some of the best used cars on the road. Find yours at Cox Mazda in Bradenton.


Apple CarPlay is Coming to Buick and GMC, Android Auto to Follow

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Apple CarPlayGeneral Motors is finalizing the next steps necessary to get Apple CarPlay into the first GMC trucks for the 2016 model year. Coming close behind the new Google I/O system, auto integration with smart technology will be a fascinating race to watch, with success being determined both by initiative and quality. The Apple CarPlay will start with GMC trucks and then be integrated into some Buick models.

Leading Up to the Release of Apple CarPlay

In San Francisco last month, Chevrolet displayed what their Android auto and CarPlay tech could to for their upcoming models. According to them, 14 Chevrolet models will be equipped with the suite by 2016, complete with MyLink infotainment systems. And because of the similarities and shared technology between CarPlay and GM’s IntelliLink infotainment, other GM brands can be expected to see Google software and Apple software making their way into vehicles around the same time.

What to Expect From Apple CarPlay

The automaker in question revealed its intention to equip several of their upcoming models with this system. The 2016 versions of the GMC Canyon, the GMC Yukon, and the GMC Sierra will all be available with this infotainment program from Apple. An 8-inch IntelliLink infotainment system will house the Apple CarPlay software, with Android Auto being added to the unit by the end of the year.

One exception to this configuration is the GMC Sierra, which employs a 7-inch screen instead of an 8-inch one. The screen should be the only difference, however. After the GMC trucks receive their treatment, Buick is next. An 8-inch screen with Apple CarPlay will come standard on the 2016 Buick LaCrosse and the 2016 Buick Regal, while the Android support will be added later this year.

The system has been designed with the intention to perform seamlessly in concert with the driver. It will allow full access to navigation as well as audio application controls, and more, letting a driver focus on the road.

If you want to stay informed on the release and progress of the Apple CarPlay system and all things that car fans enjoy, bookmark our blog and check back frequently!


The Chevy Camaro – Dominating To The End

Author JoeC    Category Performance     Tags

The rivalry between the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang is the stuff of legends. But, as Autoblog posits in a recent article, “Is the Camaro the Kryptonite to the Mustang’s Superman, though?” Two recent trademark filings mean that we might find out soon. Our dealer friend in Crestview, FL is on top of this trend.
On May 5, 2015, GM filed trademarks for “Krypton” and “Camaro Krypton.” It’s already been speculated that this filing is meant to coincide with the 2016 release of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. That’s just speculation, though — as the Autoblog article points out, it’s not uncommon for an automaker to create a new color and trademark it in case they want to use it in the future. In other words, there’s no guarantee that it will even see the light of day.
Regardless, the connection to Superman seems plausible — Kryptonite is, after all, the only materiachevy crestview FLl that can harm the iconic hero.
It’s a logical connection to the Camaro itself, available in Crestview, FL, which routinely bests other cars on the roadways and the track. With its 323-hp direct-injection V6, it can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 5.9 seconds — and it can achieve 30 mpg highway. There’s more power to be had if you want it, though: The Camaro SS is available with a 426-hp 6.2L V8 engine.
This power will be easy to control, too, as the Mustang has always emphasized silky-smooth handling to go with its white-knuckle thrills. Just what will the Camaro Krypton add to this enviable package? Stay tuned to find out.