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November 10, 2017
by Danny Chan
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Adopt these Wacky, Unique & Heartwarming Thanksgiving Traditions

November is here, and soon Thanksgiving will be upon us. That means lots of turkey, mounds of stuffing, and loads of calories. Thanksgiving is a fantastic time to gather with family and friends to celebrate yearly traditions—some heartwarming, some unique, and some that are just downright wacky. We’ve scoured the web to find and share some of the greatest Thanksgiving traditions so your family can have a truly memorable holiday this year.

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The Wacky Thanksgiving Traditions

The Turkey Dance. We know what you’re thinking, but no, this isn’t a twist on a chicken dance. This incredibly funny tradition involves an actual dance with your uncooked turkey. That’s right: one festive family (and maybe more) created a tradition of naming their turkey and then dancing around the kitchen with it before it’s stuffed and cooked. Poor turkey—thinks he’s at a disco but ends up on being the main course! Continue Reading →

October 20, 2017
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The Legendary 2018 Chevy Corvette is Fierce & Available Now!

Corvette owners are in an exclusive club–one whose members expect the highest performance money can buy. The Corvette legacy began with the iconic Corvette Stingray in 1953 and has since become one of the most legendary American-made powerhouses. While the 2017 Corvette may be a tough act to follow (with a Consumer Reports owner satisfaction rating of “excellent”), the 2018 ‘Vette is sure to exceed the expectations of even the most demanding high-performance drivers.

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At McCarthy-Morse Chevrolet, we’re also ready to continue that legacy by welcoming the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Corvette into our showroom. Come see the prestige, the power, the perfection at our car dealership in Overland Park, and you’ll see why we’re so excited to have it join our Chevy family.

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September 29, 2017
by Danny Chan
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Fast & Fearsome: Car-Inspired Pumpkins & Costumes for Your Car

If you haven’t already, you’ll soon be breaking out the skeletons, ghosts, and goblins to get your home ready for Halloween! At our new and used car dealership near Kansas City, KS, we understand how much fun it is to go that extra mile on October 31st. In honor of all the car enthusiasts in the Kansas City area, we’ve compiled a list of exceptionally unique jack-o-lantern ideas and cheap car costumes—yes, we’re talking about outfits for your vehicle—that will show everyone in the neighborhood just how much you love life on four wheels.

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Keep reading to learn how you can dress up your front door and your car for Halloween in Kansas City.

Insanely Awesome Pumpkins

Carving a jack-o-lantern is a very important part of Halloween. Car enthusiasts from KC to Shawnee will agree that these jack-o’-lanterns are a cut above the rest (and many of these templates can be found online):

  • Chevy Corvette (above). If you’re good with pumpkin-carving tools, make it a goal to make a DIY jack-o-lantern design for your favorite muscle car. Just remember to post a picture and collect your likes and upvotes!

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August 30, 2017
by Danny Chan
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Style, Safety & Technology Abound In the 2017 Chevy Suburban

With its quiet and spacious interior that accommodates up to eight, expansive cargo room, and vibrant entertainment system, the Chevrolet Suburban has been a favorite full-size SUV among families here in Kansas City and across the country. With updates to some styling options and a slew of new safety technology, the newest 2017 Chevy Suburban is now even more of a must-have people hauler.

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July 12, 2017
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5 Kansas City Summer Events to Beat the Heat

The sun is shining, school is out, and the Royals are in full swing. That must mean it is summer in Kansas City! Between taking family vacations, road trips, and recovering from sunburns, your summer might be packed as it is, but if you find yourself with a free weekend, check out one of these fun KC events before September ends.

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  1. Westport Beer Festival

This festival takes place on June 24th from 5 to 9 pm, when all of Kansas City’s Pennsylvania Ave becomes “Hops Central.” Over 3 dozen breweries will be offering samples of their locally crafted beers. Balance out the brews with some food from local restaurants and street vendors, all while listening to live music from hometown bands. This festival is a true-blue Kansas City tradition! Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 on the day of the festival, with proceeds benefiting AIDS Walk KC. (Make sure you’ve got a DD on hand!)  Continue Reading →

June 26, 2017
by Danny Chan
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3 Reasons the 2018 Chevy Equinox is a Perfect Fit for Your Family

Compact crossovers like the all-new Chevy Equinox make up the fastest-growing segment for families; in fact, since 2015, crossovers surpassed the once-ubiquitous family sedan as the new vehicle choice of American car shoppers. For many families, it’s an easy decision to make: crossovers offer more seating and storage space than sedans, while also getting better gas mileage and less bulk than standard SUVs or minivans. So the decision is not whether to choose a crossover, but which make and model to bring home.

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Today, follow us down the rabbit hole as our we take a closer look at the new 2018 Chevy Equinox and the three key reasons it is the best compact crossover for your family.

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The new Chevy Equinox is a complete design overhaul of the returning crossover class of 2018. It trimmed down its figure with a sleek design that cuts off 4.7 inches of length and makes do with a 5.2-inch shorter wheelbase. This adds up to about 350 pounds fewer of curb weight—all without sacrificing its celebrated roomy interior. Continue Reading →

May 19, 2017
by Danny Chan
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Top 6 Reasons to Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Chevy or GM Car

It’s understandable to worry about the idea of buying a Certified Pre-Owned Chevy (CPO) vehicle, even from manufacturers known for reliability as Chevrolet or GM. That’s where the certified part of CPO comes in. GM’s CPO program guarantees a high level of quality and support you won’t find with a typical used vehicle from a private seller or independent dealer. And as one of the best used Chevy dealers near Kansas City, we at McCarthy/Morse Chevrolet are proud to offer an additional layer of support for all of our customers, as you’ll see once we hand over the keys to your certified used vehicle.

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April 25, 2017
by Danny Chan
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The 2017 Chevy Trax: A New & Improved Crossover SUV

In today’s world, there are numerous options for everything. If you want a coffee, there are hundreds of variations and shops to choose from. If you want a phone, you’ll have several service providers vying for your attention and many phone styles to browse before making your selection.

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The same is true with vehicles. Even after you’ve narrowed it down to a style, such as a small SUV, you’re still faced with tons of variety. How do you know which one is right for you? Below you’ll find a list of reasons why the new, updated 2017 Chevy Trax is an excellent choice for anyone shopping for a new crossover. Continue Reading →

March 21, 2017
by Danny Chan
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Time to get Eco-cited! 2017 Chevy Bolt Wins North American Car of the Year

It’s finally here! The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt just won the coveted North American Car of the Year award, and we’re excited to offer it to you here at McCarthy/Morse Chevrolet.

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The Bolt beat out the Volvo S90 and the Genesis G90 to become the first electric car to be named North American Car of the Year. Both are great vehicles in their own right, but when compared to the affordability and eco-friendliness of the Bolt, they didn’t stand a chance and are now green with envy. Continue Reading →

February 15, 2017
by Danny Chan
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5 Reasons Why You’ll Adore the 2017 Chevy Spark

Two years after its complete redesign, the 2017 Chevy Spark is surely the tiniest car in Chevy’s lineup, but don’t let its size fool you. The affordable and cute-as-a-dang-button Spark is an intriguing and appealing subcompact that puts other small cars to shame. And it’s available right now for lease or purchase at McCarthy/Morse, your hometown Chevrolet dealership near Kansas City. Check out these five reasons why this new kid on the block should be a new car in your garage.

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