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Crash Avoidance System to be Added to the GMC Terrain

General Motors is implementing a brand new safety feature to its GMC Terrain SUV series, a camera mounted to the top of the windshield which uses alerts to warn drivers away from potential collisions. The high resolution digital camera is capable of identifying both lane markings and the position of nearby vehicles, allowing it to anticipate any imminent dangers in advance. The driver is notified through either a visual or audible warning when their vehicle is trailing too close or if their car exits its lane without signaling. Available for $295, the GMC Terrain is the first of three models to adopt this revolutionary crash avoidance system. The company expects to add this option to the Cadillac SRX and the Chevrolet Equinox at some point later this year.

According to estimates brought forth by the National Automotive Sampling System (NASS), more than a quarter of the nearly 6 million annual traffic incidents can be attributed to rear-end collisions. Furthermore, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has gone on record to state that many of these accidents are the result of inattentive drivers and negligence of proper safety procedures. In response to these statistics, GM has developed a system that helps drivers maintain awareness of potential hazards and react accordingly. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given an endorsement of the new system, indicating it may result in a reduction of such incidents.

GMC Sierra 3500HD Wins Best Overall HD Truck

The GMC Sierra 3500HD won PickupTrucks.com's "Heavy Duty Hurt Locker "comparison test, a grueling showdown among industry heavyweights that included towing 19,000-pound fifth-wheel trailers up and over some of the most demanding grades in the United States.

"We procured similarly equipped trucks from Ford, Ram and GMC and put them through the paces towing up and down some of the toughest grades in the country covering a total of 2,200 miles," said Mike Levine, editor of PickupTrucks.com. "When we analyzed the data, the GMC Sierra 3500HD simply outperformed the trucks from Ford and Ram."

"Customers choose full-size trucks for their capabilities," said Rick Spina, vehicle line executive for full-size trucks. "So for 2012, we built on the foundation created in 2011, with engineering changes and additional validation designed to make the most capable heavy-duty pickup even better. Based on PickupTrucks.com's test results, it looks like we got the job done."

2012 Regal GS Dominates At The Nevada Road Rally

At the Silver State Classic this weekend, Buick whipped out a 2012 Buick Regal GS. In lesser words, they dominated. They may not put out cars for racing as well as Chevrolet or Ferrari or Porsche, but this car was just as stunning as could be. When it was all said and done they won first prize.

This road rally is a high-speed achieving 90-mile stretch of Nevada State Highway 318, and ends roughly 120 miles north of Las Vegas. The drivers must maintain a average speed which is set by the officials. No matter what the terrain gave them, and no matter how sharp a curve was. They had to finish the course in atleast 45 minutes, 0.019 seconds, and average a speed of 119 mph.

The 120mph class of the SSSC is where the 2012 Regal GS found itself, so they had to maintain that time frame. Not only did they win Best In Class, but they placed higher on the roster than 34 other rookie teams. That gave them to privilege of winning the Most Accurate Rookie award, and being able to hold that crown for a little while...

Regal Continues to Make Waves in the Industry

It appears Buick's hottest selling sedan has led to the manufacturer's 23rd straight month of retail sales gains.

According to a press release sent out by the Detroit-based car manufacturer Buick today, August Regal Turbo sales could potentially reach an all-time high since the car's launch in
Spring, 2010.

The most interesting part about the increase in sales is that nearly half (45 percent) of Regal Turbo buyers are switching from non-GM brand...

Dave Arbogast "Giving Back" Facebook Contest



It never hurts to give back, right?


Beginning Wednesday, the team at Dave Arbogast is joining forces with The Giving Back Card program and will be giving away one "Giving Back Card" via the Dave Arbogast Facebook page every day.  In order to win, fans of our Facebook page will be presented with a different mini-contest every day.

For those who aren't familiar, each Giving Back card holds a $10 value.  Each card includes...

GMC Continues To Build Momentum



DETROIT - According to a recent press release, GMC delivered its 22nd consecutive month of retail sales gains in July, with sales to individual customers up 17 percent and total sales up 36 percent year over year, with significant gains in Phoenix, New York, Miami and Los Angeles.
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The release from the company adds
July also was GMC's best month of the year so far, with retail sales up 23 percent and total...

Review of the Week: "I will be back..."



I just purchased a truck at Dave Arbogast and wanted to provide my feedback. It should be known that I used to write this dealer off because I felt that they would not deal on vehicles and that their prices were abnormally high...a poor combination! Well, I am happy to report that this has changed. I found DA vehicles to be fairly priced and the service/attitude of my salesman (Matt Jennings) to be...

The one, the only; Dave Arbogast Used Vehicles.



"I was in a terrible accident which left me without a car. I wanted to be able to shop online, find the vehicle I wanted, go to the dealership, and purchase it with no hassle. At Dave Arbogast, that is exactly what happened."

This is just one example of the many positive reviews you'll find online about our used car department here at Dave Arbogast Buick GMC Vans RVs.

We'd like to remind…



Today, the winner of our "My Ride Is Dirtier Than Dave's!" Facebook Fan contest stopped by to claim her prize.

Allison Fullenkamp will now receive a free, full detail from Details in Troy. The photo she submitted was of her husband's very dirty ride.

We'd like to thank Allison for participating in the contest.  And of course, we hope the full detail will be enough to get her husband's truck looking?

Buick Regal Sporty and Fuel Efficient.



The Buick Regal combines fuel efficiency with a sporty feel while maintaining a classy look. All of this makes a great car that has what many different kinds of people want in a vehicle. The design of this car is certainly going to play a significant part in the future of luxury vehicles.

The Regal presents a new and interesting exterior look. Many car developers these days are following a fuel efficient craze since it seems like everyone wants to "go green". Buick followed suit with the Regal, and did it very well. The flowing lines and sculpted body significantly…