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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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January 12, 2017
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Exciting 2017 Winter Events in Kansas City

The temperatures have dropped, but the action in Kansas City is just ramping up! In fact, at McCarthy/Morse Chevrolet, we think that the area hosts some of the best winter events in the country. Whether you’re looking for things to do in Overland Park, Shawnee, or Leawood, you can certainly fill up your calendar with these Kansas City events. Make the most of your winter by checking out our list of notable activities below.

KC Restaurant Week

KC Restaurant Week

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Date & Time: January 13th – 22nd
Location: Participating Restaurants in Kansas City
Details: www.kcrestaurantweek.com

The 8th annual Restaurant Week winter event spans ten days and offers KC visitors and residents a taste of some of the area’s best cuisine. Multi-course dinner and lunch meals are available for purchase, and proceeds will benefit local Kansas City charities. Eat well and do good by your community. Continue Reading →

December 19, 2016
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Introducing the New & Improved 2017 Chevy Cruze

Ah, the compact sedan. Once cornerstones in the market, these tiny powerhouses have slowly been overthrown by spacious SUVs and crossovers. But with the 2017 Chevy Cruze, the market is proving to be on the upswing. Only a year removed from a complete redesign, the new Chevrolet Cruze is more than your everyday work-store-home sedan. It offers a little bit of this, a little bit of that, making a case for redefining the term “compact.”

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And it’s available right now, in all its glory, at McCarthy/Morse Chevrolet, your hometown Chevy dealership near Kansas City. See why the 2017 Chevy Cruze is opening eyes by reading a brief overview of the car below and stopping into our Overland Park showroom for a test drive. Continue Reading →

November 23, 2016
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13 Ultimate 2017 Holiday Events in Kansas City

This year is quickly coming to a close, but there are still a few things you can do in Kansas City to commemorate 2016. Whether you live in Overland Park, Shawnee, or Leawood, you’ll discover dozens of holiday happenings, activities, shows, and performances in KC over the next couple months. Here are 13 of our favorite, must-attend 2017 holiday events in Kansas City to help you and your family ring in the new year.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
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Back by popular demand this year, Rudolph brightens Kansas City’s holiday season in this 60-minute stage performance based on the original televised classic. Awww, look at that cute nose.

When: November 8th – December 31st
Where: The Coterie Theater (2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO)
Price: Tickets start around $12
Details: http://thecoterie.org

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol, an all-time favorite of ours at McCarthy/Morse Chevrolet, returns this year for its 36th annual stage show. Follow Scrooge through this retelling of Dickens’ classic story, and maybe you’ll also discover the true meaning of Christmas. Continue Reading →

October 26, 2016
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The Perks of Buying a New Car or Used Car

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“Should I buy a new or used car?” When posing this question to a group of friends, you may get a hung jury. What’s best for Bob might not be best for Jane, and vice versa. The decision to buy a new or used car essentially boils down to your personality, situation, and finances. Let’s run through some of the benefits of each option. By the end of this list, we hope that a clear car-buying route will pop into view. (And if it doesn’t, you can always ask for help from our Chevy dealership in Overland Park).

The Pros of Buying a New Car

If you’re the type who enjoys that new-car smell, buying a new car makes sense. But you should follow the guidance of more than just your nostrils when choosing a vehicle. It’s a big purchase—think it through. For your consideration, here are some benefits that come with buying your new car.

  • Curb Appeal (literally) – There may be no better way to show off your sense of style than a new car. Sure, a suit and tie or designer purse might help you snag that new job, but there’s something about a shiny new car that makes you feel prepared for anything life hands you.
  • Reliability – New vehicles come with manufacturer warranties that cover most issues unrelated to driver error. With one of our new Chevy models, you’ll get a full bumper-to-bumper limited warranty for up to three years or 46,000 miles, as well as a powertrain warranty with coverage up to five years or 60,000 miles. Extended warranties are also available, as is roadside assistance. Even with the warranties, your new car probably won’t need more than regular maintenance during its first 100,000 miles.
  • Newest Features – Buying a new car means staying linked to the modern world. New tech features are fitted everywhere from the dash to the instrument panel to the trunk, so you can always find convenience with the snap of a finger. Take the 2017 Chevy Cruze as an example, with its standard MyLink infotainment system and 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, optional built-in 4G LTE WiFi, and versatile 60/40 rear seat. Yeah, it’s really that packed with convenient features, and available today at our Overland Park Chevy dealership.
  • Customized Packages – To take advantage of the best optional features, accessories, and tech, you might want to consider upgrading to a higher trim level and package. When you buy a used car, you get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit—thanks, Mom—but choosing a new car means you can customize it with all the proverbial bells and whistles available.

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