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August 21, 2019
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Best Family Vehicles For Senior Drivers & Grandparents

Unlike younger car shoppers, senior drivers tend to have more difficulty choosing and buying a vehicle. Baby Boomers and older shoppers must consider more than just fuel efficiency, price, and safety; they should also factor in things like front-seat accessibility, large-font controls, overall visibility, and even headlight performance—all of which aren’t typically on your “car buying” checklist.

To help elderly drivers maintain their independence, we’ve compiled a list of the top 4 new vehicles that are perfectly suited for senior citizens and grandparents, as well as some must-have features that’ll make life easier.

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July 19, 2019
by Danny Chan
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10 Iconic Cars from Movies & TV: Ranked

Hollywood releases over 800 films each year in the U.S., yet rarely do we witness inanimate objects, like cars, stealing the show away from paid actors. No: Even in so-called car films, it takes a truly memorable vehicle to break down barriers and inspire a new generation of cars to follow their dreams of stardom. (If only they had minds of their own, these vehicles could overtake Hollywood.)

You won’t likely see any of these iconic vehicles navigating Kansas City during rush hour, but you can certainly catch them blazing trails on the small screen. Here are 10 of our favorite movie and TV cars (as well as accompanying clips of each vehicle doing what they do best).

10. 1950’s Cadillac Miller-Meteor (Ghostbusters)


In the wise words of Peter Venkman, “There’s something you don’t see every day.” Known as the ECTO-1, this revamped 1959 Cadillac MM was the dream car of every prepubescent boy in the 1980s – which is weird considering it’s part-hearse. However, when you combine a 6.3L 320-HP V8, a couple of Proton Pack Backpacks, and that cheesy ghost decal, it’s easy to see why the ECTO-1 is so appealing. Continue Reading →

June 19, 2019
by Danny Chan
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The Ultimate ‘80s Summer Playlist: 101 Nostalgic Songs for Road Trips

Over 100 million Americans grew up during the musical heyday of the ‘80s, a decade that popularized British synth-pop, Norwegian synth-pop, Irish synth-pop—basically, if you had a car and radio in the 1980s, you couldn’t escape the synth-pop wave. Today, those same Americans represent 25% of the country’s population (of drivers). Although they aren’t rocking those sick hairdos anymore, you can bet they’ll turn up the volume during an all-eighties weekend.

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May 21, 2019
by Danny Chan
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Why Buy A GMC Denali SUV or Truck?

It’s time for a new luxury vehicle, but you may be on the fence about what to buy. With so many choices out there, we understand it can be overwhelming to decide. That’s why our GMC dealership in Marshall is here to answer all your questions about the luxury GMC Denali trims. Should you buy Denali? What is it, exactly? What are the differences between luxury 2019 GMC models and their Denali trims? Read more below.

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April 18, 2019
by Danny Chan
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2019 Sierra HD: GMC’s Latest Heavy-Duty Hauler Is Astounding

The 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD are now (finally) available at our Marshall truck dealership, and they’re looking sharp! Per usual, GMC is holding a place of prominence in the heavy-duty truck industry, and these newest models fit right in with GMC’s great reputation of quality, reliability, and class. But you knew that already, so let’s just take a look at these big boys!

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March 14, 2019
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6 Fun Family-Friendly Spring Events Near Marshall, MO (2019)

With spring about to be sprung, many cabin-fever-suffering Missouri parents and their kiddos are undoubtedly ready to finally leave home. With record-breaking snowfall in Marshall and many parts of central Missouri, getting into some springtime fun is the perfect remedy for the winter blues. Here are some of Marshall’s best spring events for families this year.

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February 18, 2019
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What is Buick Avenir?

As Buick’s official tagline states, Avenir represents “the highest expression of Buick luxury.” Boy is that the understatement of the year!

The Buick Avenir trims improve upon the external appearance of several models, adds built-in and optional features, and enhances overall performance. Basically, Avenir is a luxury trim that adds a layer of sophistication to the most popular Buick models.

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January 16, 2019
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Tips to Make Your Electric Car Purchase More Affordable

Thinking about buying a new hybrid or electric car in Missouri? According to the US Department of Energy, the cost of operating an electric vehicle is roughly half of what it takes to run a similarly sized gas model. Plus, with tax credits, rebates, and incentives, you may cut thousands off your final out-of-pocket cost when buying an EV. These tips will help you minimize your initial investment and save some money when you choose to begin fighting the good fight.

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December 7, 2018
by Danny Chan
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The Best 2018 Christmas Light Displays Near Marshall, MO

If you’re a big supporter of spreading the Christmas spirit, a likely part of your holiday tradition is driving through Kansas City or Marshall with an eye out for festive Christmas light shows, decorations, and displays. As is the case each year, 2018’s best Christmas lights won’t disappoint! Here are a handful of our favorites.  

Best Christmas Lights Marshall MO

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November 27, 2018
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Important Details About The New GM Vehicle Recalls

Vehicle recalls are a pretty common occurrence in the U.S. After all, no machine is perfect, and because vehicles are mass-produced, when one vehicle has a defect it’s possible that thousands have the same flaw. Still, we understand that having your car recalled can be a hassle—which is why we’re here to help you with the most recent GM recall notice.

Two significant GM recalls have been issued: One involving GM pickup trucks and SUVs dating back to 2015 models, and another that involves various models of GM cars, trucks, and SUVs. Not all vehicles being recalled are affected — about 1 million vehicles were recalled, though no injuries have been reported — but the recall includes many newer GM models to assure safety.

If you’re unsure if your vehicle has been recalled by GM, you can search by VIN here, or continue reading and contact your local Marshall GM dealer to learn when and how to receive recall repairs. Make sure to read each recall notice carefully so that you understand what parts are involved and what the recall entails, and you’ll be maintaining both your truck and your family’s peace of mind.

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