Monday, December 9, 2013

Service Review for Local Chevrolet Dealer In Chicago Suburbs Zeigler Chevrolet

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Service Writer: Thomas Harrington
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I bought my car from you but i had a problem with trans so i took it to grossinger chevrolet because i could not afford a rental.upon picking my car up i found out that they drove it home to fox lake and drove it out of gas i never gave them permission.and to find out i still had problems.i drove to ziegler and from the moment i got there they took care of me.the service writer tom was awsome and so was lee.they drove my car and said yes i have a problem.that was thursday.i called on saturday to check on what they found then i spoke with jim who also was awsome when i spoke to jim he had said it was finished.i could not believe it.I also want to give a shout out for the finance guy ben trush.he was awsome too.KUDOS to Ziegler you are apart of my family now

2015 Chevy Tahoe-Suburban Available at Zeigler Chevrolet Schaumburg Il

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are ready to haul

2015 Chevrolet Suburban
Posted Nov 21st 2013 8:40AM

The Chevrolet Suburban and its short-wheelbase cousin, the Tahoe, have both seen significant redesigns, which are being shown off live at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new looks, with the dual-tiered headlights and bold grille aren't a radical departure from the current Suburban/Tahoe's design. Accompanied by an overhauled interior, the new models are a solid improvement over the previous models.

Unlike the rest of GM's large, truck-based SUVs, the Tahoe and Suburban's engine bay is home to a 5.3-liter V8, rather than the brawnier 6.2-liter found in the Escalade and Yukon. With 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, it's still more potent than the previous models' engines, but is down considerably on the 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque in the higher-end SUVs. Despite the lower power output, the 5.3 is fitted with the same suite of fuel-saving features found on the other GM SUVs, including active fuel management with cylinder deactivation.

In the cabin, Chevrolet's MyLink system sits front and center on higher-end models, complete with an eight-inch touchscreen. Push-button start is the marquis standard feature, although other items like power fold-flat seats, 20- and 22-inch wheels are optional extras.

We'll follow up with more on both the Tahoe and Suburban as it becomes available. Until then, hop up top for a live gallery or down below for the press release from Chevy.
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Chevrolet Introduces All-New 2015 Tahoe and Suburban
Industry-leading full-size utilities are quieter, more refined and safer

NEW YORK – Chevrolet today introduced the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban – all-new versions of the industry's best-selling duo of full-size SUVs. They are designed to be more functional and refined while offering more safety features and a greater range of advanced technologies for today's connected customers.

All-new styling advances the Tahoe and Suburban's design deliver improved aerodynamics which contribute to a quieter ride. More-efficient, direct-injected A more efficient EcoTec3 powertrain coupled with improved aerodynamics help offer greater estimated highway fuel economy based on GM testing while preserving overall performance and capability. Official EPA estimates are not yet available.

"There are several new features and enhancements at the core of the all-new 2015 Suburban and Tahoe that will extend the legacy Chevrolet has built as the segment leader," said Tim Mahoney, Chevrolet global chief marketing officer. "Customers will experience greater refinement, efficiency and safety with the same capability that has made Chevrolet the go-to brand for full-size SUVs."

With more than 117,000 sold in 2012 and sales up more than 16 percent for the first six months of 2013 over last year. Chevrolet's full-size SUVs continue to play an important role in the brand's success and General Motors' profitability. Introduced in 1935, the Suburban is the segment's founder and the industry's oldest continuously available nameplate, while Tahoe is the segment's sales leader.

"The Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban will continue to be dominant forces in the marketplace and provide great value for our customers, Chevrolet and General Motors," said Dan Ammann, GM executive vice president and CFO. "This is an important and profitable segment and we have set the bar high to ensure we provide our customers with great quality and performance they expect and deserve."

The all-new 2015 Suburban represents the 80th anniversary and 12th generation of the original SUV. This generation has been designed for today's active families needing space for everyone and everything. Suburban continues to offer legendary roominess, unmatched functionality and first-class amenities.

New functionality and technology features found on both vehicles for 2015 include:
- Fold-flat second- and third-row seats that enhance cargo convenience – including an available power-folding feature
- Approximately two inches greater legroom for second-row passengers, along with easier entry/exit
- Available eight-inch color touch screen radio with next-generation MyLink connectivity
- Up to six USB ports and six power outlets – including a 110-volt three-prong outlet – to support electronic devices of all kinds (up to 12 charging locations)
- Available rear-seat entertainment system with dual screens (Suburban only) and Blu-ray DVD player
- Conversation mirror in the overhead console that provides a panoramic view of the rear seats
- Keyless entry and push-button start.

360 degrees of safety
Tahoe and Suburban incorporate new technologies – including radar – that contributes to 360 degrees of crash avoidance and occupant protection. Standard and available features include forward collision alert, front park assist, lane departure warning, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert and adaptive cruise control. Chevrolet's Safety Alert Seat is available and offers directional vibrations to alert the driver about potential crash threats.

Both vehicles also offer the segment's only front-seat center air bag (bucket-seat models), which is engineered to provide additional protection for drivers and front passengers in far-side impact crashes, where the affected occupant is on the opposite, non-struck side of the vehicle.

Chevrolet's full-size SUVs have also been designed with greater security features to thwart theft attempts, including available window break in or glass-break, vertical-movement and interior movement sensors. Along with triggering the vehicles' alarm systems, some of the features shut down key control systems to make it almost impossible to start or move them.

Contemporary designs
The exterior designs of the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban are more refined and precisely sculpted. Not a single exterior sheet metal panel or lighting element is shared with Chevrolet's full-size pick-ups.

"The designs of the all-new Tahoe and Suburban reflect their greater functionality, technology and refinement, forging a new presence for Chevrolet SUVs that's conveyed with unmistakable brand heritage," said Ken Parkinson, executive director of design.

New inlaid doors fit into the body side openings instead of over the top of the body, significantly improving the quietness of the interior cabin and contributing to improved aerodynamics – an attribute that helps the vehicles slip through the air on the highway with less drag for greater efficiency. Lightweight aluminum hood and lift gate panels also enhance efficiency through reduced overall mass.

Projector-beam headlamps flank the Chevrolet-signature dual-port grille – chrome on all models – and sweep into the front fenders. high-intensity discharge headlamps and light-emitting diode daytime running lamps are included on the up level LTZ model.

Inside, premium materials and enhanced ergonomics demonstrate the Tahoe and Suburban's blend of sophistication, craftsmanship and function. A new instrument panel houses an available eight-inch color touch screen radio with a secured storage bin behind the motorized screen. The compartmentalized center console is large enough to store a laptop or iPad.

First-class comfort, unmatched capability and rewarding driving experience
The 2015 Tahoe and Suburban are engineered to deliver the customer a quieter, more-controlled ride and improved steering and braking feel. It all starts on a stronger, fully boxed, perimeter frame, which supports payload and trailering capability that body-frame-integral crossovers and SUVs can't match. The all-new Tahoe will offer today's customers the capability of a truck and the amenities of a luxury vehicle.

The driving experience of the new SUVs is further enhanced with:
- A stronger frame and a wider rear track that contributes to a more planted stance
- LTZ models include third-generation magnetic ride control, a real-time damping system that delivers more precise body motion control by "reading" the road every millisecond and changing damping in just five milliseconds.
- Eighteen-inch standard wheels that are a half-inch wider, reducing tire flex for improved cornering performance. Twenty- and 22-inch wheels are available.
- New, electric variable-assist power steering system enhances fuel economy and tailors steering assist to vehicle speed.
- New four-wheel-disc brake system with Duralife™ brake rotors that offer up to double the service life, along with brake pedal revisions that improve pedal feel for stronger-feeling, more-confident braking performance.

EcoTec3 powertrain
Tahoe and Suburban's standard 5.3L V-8 feature state-of-the-art technologies, including direct injection, cylinder deactivation, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system, designed to make the most of power, torque and efficiency across a broad range of operating conditions.

Improved engine mounts, electronic throttle control, adaptive exhaust systems, improved aerodynamics and other technologies help the engines operate in four-cylinder mode more often with Active Fuel Management, further increasing efficiency.

The engine is mated to a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission, featuring TapShift control, Tow/Haul mode and Auto Grade Braking.

The new Tahoe and Suburban will be built at GM's Arlington, Texas assembly plant. Both vehicles are scheduled to arrive Zeigler Chevrolet Schaumburg in December 2014.

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2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 confirmed for Detroit Auto Show debut
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Posted Dec 4th 2013 12:00PM

As capable as the new Corvette Stingray is, and as many as Chevy has sold so far, we all knew it was only the beginning. The Stingray Convertible goes on sale later this month, but the version enthusiasts have really been looking forward to is the Z06. And soon the wait will be over.

Although Chevrolet hasn't released much in the way of details to go with the teaser shot you see above, it has confirmed that the new Corvette Z06 will be unveiled in full at the Detroit Auto Show next month. All we can really glean from the teaser image are the low-profile Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires on lightweight-looking alloys, as well as carbon-fiber side skirt and fender-flare extensions. Promised to be "the most track-capable Corvette ever," the new Z06 (not Z07 as previously speculated) was "designed to deliver supercar levels of performance through unique powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic features."

Once production gets under way late next year, it will join a growing family of performance Chevys, alongside the Camaro range, the new SS performance sedan, and of course the rest of the Corvette lineup. Scope out the press release below for the full text.
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2014 Chevy SS In Stock Ready for Delivery Zeigler Chevrolet Schaumburg

2014 Chevrolet SS
Posted Dec 9th 2013 12:29PM

Vital Stats

6.2L V8
415 HP / 415 LB-FT
6-Speed Auto
0-60 Time:
5.0 Seconds (est)
Top Speed:
160 MPH (limited)
Rear-Wheel Drive
Curb Weight:
3,975 LBS
16.4 CU-FT
14 City / 21 HWY
Base Price:
As-Tested Price:

As the year of 1972 was drawing to a close, my father had finally saved up enough money to buy himself his first new car, and his heart was set on a Chevrolet Chevelle SS. And no wonder – the midsize Chevy Super Sport had earned a reputation for performance with rugged good looks to match. Its twin stripes and domed hood hid a 402-cubic-inch V8 engine (though Chevy still called it a 396, owing to that mill's muscle car heritage), and, though down on power from the horsepower heyday of 1970, it sent tons of American grunt to the rear wheels in the very best tire-melting fashion.

Then 1973 rolled around, and General Motors completely remade its midsize offerings, eschewing the chiseled good looks of past models for what many, including my father, thought was a bloated, squared-off design that didn't look very muscular. Good old Dad did the right thing – he bought a '73 Firebird, and thus became a Pontiac man for life. And that's how my family grew up with a long slew of Pontiac machinery that included a Grand Prix or three, several Trans Am models and a barn full of GTO convertibles in various states of repair and disrepair.

While the Pontiac nameplate has since ascended to the great automotive graveyard in the sky, there's a direct link between the old Chevelle of yesteryear through the last Pontiac GTO and its spiritual successor, the G8, and the brand-spankin'-new 2014 Chevy SS that is today's subject du jour. And, somewhat surprisingly, that link has long since left the United States, diverting its way through Australia instead. Allow us to explain.

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Under its skin, the 2014 Chevy SS is a Holden Commodore. Although this means that the vast majority of development work on this seemingly most American of performance sedans was actually done by the Aussies, it also means that the SS rides and handles rather well. This comes as little surprise, considering that this isn't the first time GM has released a Holden on the States, and each time the result has been an excellent vehicle to drive. First was the 2004 Pontiac GTO, a vehicle that was appreciated by enthusiasts but mostly unloved in the marketplace due to its tepid styling and questionable link to the iconic model with which it shared its name. Next was the 2008 Pontiac G8. It, too, was somewhat dourly styled, and although it was received with a more fervent welcome than the reborn GTO, the baby that was the G8 sedan was thrown out with Pontiac's excitement-tinged bathwater when the brand was killed off in 2010.

This isn't the first time GM has released a Holden on the States.
Third time the charm, then? GM certainly hopes so, as this new SS sedan from Chevrolet is the latest model to be designed and built in Australia and shipped to the United States as a performance sedan. And the more things change, the more they stay the same – it could certainly be argued that the SS lacks visual excitement. I happen to like its understated design, but I also liked the somewhat slow-selling G8.

Up front, the SS carries a familial front fascia that would look equally at home on the Cruze or Malibu as it does here, and that's not exactly a ringing endorsement for a car called Super Sport. In profile, the SS again carries a basic shape that says 'family car' more than it says sport sedan. There's a vent in the front fender and a mild ground effects package that spices things up a bit, and the sheet metal is pulled nicely taut around the wide, 19-inch wheels. At the rear, the story remains the same, with simple but attractive lines. Dual exhaust tips and a petite spoiler are the only concessions to extroverts who'd like everyone else to know how fast their car is, but by the time they see those bits at the rear, they'll already have been passed.

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This brings up a positive aspect of the SS: since it looks mostly nondescript, few others on the road will be expecting the 415-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine underhood. Unless, of course, you use its 415 pound-feet of torque to roast the rear tires at every stoplight, which is an extremely easy task in the SS.

The next time we hang with the Holdenites, the first round of Foster's is on us.
Put the power to the ground properly and the SS will scoot from 0-60 in about five seconds, says the folks from Chevy, and it's easy to believe them. Hold your foot to the floor for about 13 seconds and you'll see a quarter mile pass right on by. Those are excellent performance figures, and they are within spitting distance of the high-four-second 0-60 time of the Dodge Charger SRT8 (and its sibling, the Chrysler 300 SRT8). Acceleration, though, is only part of the car's performance envelope.

General Motors and its Holden division have done an excellent job tuning the Chevy SS. The electric power steering is nicely weighted and knows that straight ahead sits, well, straight ahead – meaning it's not afflicted with the maladies commonly attributed to electric power steering setups. The next time we hang with the Holdenites, the first round of Foster's is on us.

Ride and handling is another area where the SS excels. Grip from the 245/40ZR19 front and 275/35ZR19 rear Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires is plentiful, and its ability to stick in a corner doesn't result in a harsh ride. Instead, the SS is firm, comfortable and never floaty on the road, and I never hit any bumps large enough to upset its chassis. The actual oily bits aren't terribly high-tech – MacPherson strut front and multi-link independent rear – but they are very well engineered.

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The most notable nit to pick with the driving experience is the SS's six-speed automatic transmission.
The most notable nit to pick with the driving experience is the SS's six-speed automatic transmission. Not only is GM's unit a few gears short of most of its competitors, the Hyrda-Matic 6L80 can sometimes be a bit slow to shift, either when left in Drive or when using the TAPShift paddles. In order to make the gearbox shift up at the perfect time ahead of redline, the driver needs to pull the paddle, which is cast from an unfortunately flimsy plastic, a split-second earlier than expected, else the LS3 V8 (borrowed from the C6 Corvette) will bounce off its hard rev limiter a bit past its 6,000-rpm redline. This behavior is especially noticeable because the engine loves to rev with a quickness foretold by its 415-horse peak that isn't attained until a lofty 5,900 rpm.

The transmission's lack of ratios is reflected in its lackluster fuel economy figures of 14 miles per gallon in the city and 21 on the highway. The more powerful SRT8 models from Chrysler manage 14/23, though they require premium gas, while the Hyundai Genesis R-Spec Sedan earns ratings of 16/25 while putting out 429 horsepower and 376 lb-ft, in part because of its eight-speed auto.

Standard braking hardware consists of vented, 14-inch (355-mm) two-piece rotors and four-piston calipers from Brembo up front and 12.7-inch solid rotors at the rear, and they perform admirably bringing the 3,975-pound sedan down from speed. Initial bite is good, and, while I didn't do any driving on a track, I never experienced anything resembling fade on the road.

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There isn't much brand-new technology in the SS, although it does represent Chevy's first use of Automatic Parking Assist. This system is capable of parking the vehicle without much intervention from the driver. Using ultrasonic sensors, it can perform its duties moving either forward or in reverse, and it can parallel park. As we'd expect, the SS comes standard with electronic braking assist, forward collision alert, lane-departure warning, blind zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert, a rearview camera and OnStar. That fully stocked suite of safety tech joins Chevrolet's latest MyLink infotainment system on an eight-inch screen, covering navigation, phone pairing, music apps and more.

The SS outdoes all comers in its class in terms of spaciousness.
With butt firmly planted in seat, the interior of the SS is a nice place to spend some time. Seats are comfortable, if a little short on lateral bolstering, and all the gauges are right in front where the driver would expect. There aren't any funky sight lines, and, unlike the Camaro with which the SS shares its Zeta platform, you can actually see out of this performance sedan in all directions. The dash is covered in leather and suede (or at least convincing facsimiles of the real thing) and feels of quality. The same can be said of the center stack, though some may find its two-tone metal finish a bit too blingy.

The SS outdoes all comers in its class in terms of spaciousness. The EPA considers the SS, 300 SRT8 and Genesis R-Spec as large cars, but the Chevy's interior volume of 112 cubic feet and 16.4 cubic-foot trunk lead the 300 (105 cu-ft, 16-cu-ft) and Genesis (109 cu-ft, 16 cu-ft). Numbers only tell part of the story, though. The SS boasts an airy cockpit that's lacking in the SRT8 sedans, and is seemingly tailor-made for fullsize American frames. There's plenty of room for four adults, and a third in the back seat can tolerate more than just brief trips so long as they aren't in the 90th percentile.

2014 Chevrolet SS

It's telling that Chevy lists the BMW 5 Series as a key combatant.
Speaking of competitors, it's telling that Chevy lists the BMW 5 Series as a key combatant. It may not be fair to compare a six-cylinder sedan from an upscale German brand with a bread-and-butter machine from Chevrolet, and I doubt many potential buyers will be cross shopping them, but since Chevy threw the dart, let's play. In pure performance terms, there's little doubt the SS could keep pace with the 535i, which costs a cool $10k more with a twin-turbo six-cylinder engine. That said, and despite the fact that, at $44,470 and with just two available options (a sunroof and a fullsize spare tire), this is clearly the most upscale sedan from Chevy in quite some time, it's no BMW. Interior finishes are of high enough quality, and the fit and finish is generally good, but the SS is lacking the taut lines and techy feel of the Bimmer, and there aren't many consumers who'd trade a Roundel for a Bowtie.

It's most appropriate to line the SS up against the aforementioned SRT8 sedans from Chrysler and Dodge and the Hyundai Genesis R-Spec, along, we suppose, with the Ford Taurus SHO. And in this company, the SS has the best reflexes and tuning, the roomiest cabin and a torque-rich engine that pulls hard enough to make you forget that it's down on power to the big Hemi.

Despite the fact that the SS puts out 55 fewer horses and 55 fewer lb-ft than Chrysler's 6.4-liter Hemi engine, you'll need to add a $1,300 gas guzzler tax on top of the SS sedan's $44,470 purchase price. By way of comparison, buyers of the $44,385 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee and $45,900 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Core will pay a $1,000 gas guzzler tax. And the $47,400 Hyundai Genesis Sedan 5.0 R-Spec has no gas guzzler tax at all. Reading between those five lines, all of these sedans are priced fairly competitively with each other. Remember, though, that Chevy is selling its sedan in just one mostly loaded trim, while the Chryslers have pricier models and many an option pack on the options list.

The 2014 Chevy SS would benefit from an eight-speed automatic transmission, or even a manual (the seven-speed rev-matching box from the Corvette Stingray would be perfect), along with direct injection, variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation for more power and better fuel economy. Again, the latest 'Vette's LT1 engine would be delightful. If the SS were indeed blessed with the powertrain of the Stingray, I'd call it a bargain at its purchase price. And finally, though looks are subjective, some of us wouldn't turn down just a little more eye candy.

A four-door Corvette it's not, and neither is it a retro nod to the aforementioned Chevelle SS of the past. But that's okay. Because what the SS is – a credible performance sedan capable of lining up against the best the rest of the world has to offer – is plenty enough to make this Australian-American a winner that doesn't need gimmicks to impress... at least for a few thousand people per year, which is all that The General is planning to sell, anyway. Zeigler Chevrolet Schaumburg has one in stock on its show room floor.

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