AWD 2012 CTS Performance Coupe by Rapid Chevrolet Cadillac

by Peter Kottwitz

Welcome to the new world of sports cars. In today’s age people want a track ready race car, as well as a car you can cart your grandmother to church in. Introducing the Cadillac CTS All-Wheel-Drive Performance edition, this car is a more subtle version of the modern CTS-V released in early 2009, with 318 horsepower, and 273 pound feet of torque, paired with a 6 speed automatic or manual transmission the performance does 0-60 in a blistering 6.8 seconds, and with a price tag for a fully equipped model just under fifty two grand, and getting 18 city and 27 highway miles to the gallon, it’s also good for your wallet!

With the CTS, its specialty is not American strait line muscle, the magic really starts happening in the corners! Between its Nürburgring sport tuned suspension, larger brake calipers and more “hands on” feeling in the steering wheel this car will absolutely come alive!

The sports car feeling starts as soon as you go to open the door, it features poplock handles recessed behind the door frame for the best in aerodynamics, as well as push button door handles on the inside taken directly from a page in the Corvettes hand book. There is a cool modern touch from the LED lights at night that make you feel like you’re driving a spaceship. The interior offers very comfortable power heated seats for both the driver and passenger, as well as memory seats for the driver, so switching drivers is a breeze. The inside of the CTS also features a 7 inch touch screen navigation system that retracts into the dash with the push of a button, and with the new 40 gigabyte hard drive you can store all your music right in the car and not have to worry about unsightly cords from your IPod or mp3 player.

The cargo room in the CTS is class leading, beating out the reigning champ BMW 3 series. It features 13.6 cubic feet of trunk space, plenty for carrying your golf clubs to and from the green on Sunday afternoon.

All in all, we love the new CTS Performance Coupe, it has a distinct shape we have never seen before in any other cars, as well as features that you wouldn’t get anywhere else but in a $100,000 Mercedes S class, and with the maintenance being covered for 4 years or 50,000 miles and a powertrain warranty going all the way out to 5 years 100,000 this is without a doubt a big bang for your buck.

2012 Cadillac CTS


2012 Chevrolet Suburban at Rapid Chevrolet Cadillac

by Holly Johnson

For over seventy-five years the Chevrolet Suburban has gone through many changes from 1936 when it was a 2 Door panel truck to current day with a smoother body frame and 4 doors with all the upgrades of the 21st Century.  The Chevy Suburban has come a long way from an inline six cylinder engine with 90 horsepower to the current day engine choices of a 5.3L V8 with 320 horsepower or 6.0L V8 with 325 horsepower both are coupled with a 6 speed automatic transmission.  This makes hauling that boat to the lake for the weekend a piece of cake or even driving the family around town, a comfortable enjoyable ride.  With an SUV that can work just as hard as any full size truck why would you look at anything else?  With new changes to the 2012 Chevrolet Suburban isn’t it worth a look to see what it can offer you?  Even if you purchase a new or used Suburban you will be making yourself a great investment in the long run.

The 2012 Chevy Suburban holds up to nine people, some full size vans don’t even hold that many or you can easily convert the cargo space to provide 137.4 cubic feet of room for whatever you need to haul.  When it comes to fuel economy, space, and amenities, the 2012 Suburban has a leg up on the competition be it the Dodge Durango, Buick Enclave, Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia.  The 2012 Suburban also offers over 8,100lbs. of towing power when properly equipped.  Kelly Blue Book named the 2010 Suburban “Top 10 Family Car”.  In 2011 the Chevy Suburban was “U.S. News and World Reports” top two pick as being an affordable large SUV.  With the beginning of 2012 there is no doubt that the award winning Suburban will continue to top the “best of” charts.  With a low MSRP of $41,335, the 2012 Chevy Suburban is a truck based SUV that offers supreme value to buyers.

In spite of the 2012 Chevy Suburban’s truck based platform and being a workhorse functional SUV it has a modern sophisticated interior that outshines the bland design of other utilitarian vehicles.  The refined cabin is loaded with plush features giving the Suburban’s interior a contemporary look that sets it apart from its other large SUV competitors.  With each of the different trims available each one has different features such as Bluetooth, full power accessories, satellite radio, rear seat audio controls, heated outside mirrors rear parking sensors, tri-zone manual climate and remote vehicle start just to name a few.

No matter the changes the Chevy Suburban has endured it has still managed to last through history as being one of the longest made SUV vehicles on the market.  With the ability to haul anything from a boat the size of a small studio apartment to the kids Soccer team wouldn’t the 2012 Chevy Suburban be the ideal fit for you?  If you can’t afford to purchase a new Suburban even a used model will be a good investment for your present and future.

2012 Traverse Break Down from Rapid Chevy

Americans are always ready for change be it a job, a new place to live or starting a family so the fact that the average American family has 2.6 kids shouldn’t be surprising but what if you have the Brady Bunch as a family?  Well you’re in luck then because the 2012 Chevy Traverse can hold a family of eight comfortably and still has room to bring the groceries home too.  Edmunds ranks the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse 3 out of 23 Affordable Midsize SUVs which they based on analysis of 26 published reviews and test drives of the Chevrolet Traverse as well as analysis of reliability and safety data.  Why not go down to your Chevrolet dealer and check out the Traverse and take the family for a spin?

If you’re constantly on the move and your mobile device is your best friend the Traverse has features you’ll love.  OnStar Remote link mobile app lets you start your engine and lock or unlock your doors remotely from your IPhone or Android operating system.  You can check your fuel range, tank level, as well as remaining oil life or connect remotely to OnStar.  You can even schedule service making it easier to get that oil change scheduled using MYCHEVROLET to find the nearest Chevy dealer to book your appointment.  You can even use the app to call for roadside assistance, check what the warning lights and indicators mean or for some of those who lose their vehicle at a busy shopping center you can set a reminder of where you parked.

Before purchasing any vehicle you want to know it’s going to offer safety that will protect you and your family with whatever Mother Nature wants to dish out.  The 2012 Chevrolet Traverse will put your mind at ease.  Antilock disc brakes, traction & stability control, front seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags for all three rows is standard on all 2012 Chevrolet Traverses as well as OnStar.  In Edmunds brake testing a Traverse LTZ was able to stop from 60mph in 130 ft, a Traverse LT with smaller tires was able to do it in 135 ft.  In government crash tests, the Traverse earned a top five-star rating for overall performance, with four out of five stars being given for overall front-impact protection & five stars for overall side impact protection.  The Traverse also aced the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests, where it received the highest rating of “Good” in all frontal-offset, side-impact & roof-strength tests.  

So not matter if you have a Brady Bunch sized family or a smaller family the 2012 Chevy Traverse will be able to accommodate you all.  With safety features, plenty of room, & accessories that make managing everything a piece of cake isn’t it worth it to check out the 2012 Chevy Traverse to see what it can offer you & your family?