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Tips on Buying a New or Used Car

used car lotIn order to prepare you for buying a new or used car, we have created a small guide of tips that will give you insight into what to do before you make the big decision. There are different benefits to buying a new or used car, and there are multiple ways to finance a car in various credit situations. There are a lot of factors that go into buying a car and we’re here to help.

  1. Know Your Credit Score: Knowing what type of credit you have will allow you to walk into a dealership and realistically know what type of offers you potentially qualify for. YoungMoney advises to check your credit score with these three bureaus: Experian, Equifax and TransUnion .
  2. Create a Budget: It’s important to know what kind of budget you have when it comes to buying a car. In different situations, buying a used car might be your best bet, in others; you could qualify for a better offer when buying a new car. If you have a lower credit score, purchasing a great used car could be a key step in helping to repair your credit.
  3. Do Your Research: It’s important to do some research before coming into a dealership. This will help you pinpoint what you’re looking for and, in turn, will make it easier for you to relay that information to your sales person.
  4. Bring Your Documents: If you’re serious about purchasing a car, it’s important to bring the proper documents with you. Be prepared with a recent pay stub, recent bill, driver’s license, and personal references (shoot for three).
  5. Look for Added Bonuses/Options: We offer discounts for recent college grads and military members and lots of others. If you’re not sure if you qualify for extra discounts, look online or simply ask your salesperson. Finding additional bonuses like these could definitely help when buying a new car. Also looking at other options like leasing, using a co-signer, or being a first-time buyer could all help you in the process of buying a car.

The most important step in buying a car, whether it is new or used, is to ask as many questions as possible. Don’t be afraid to go overboard when it comes to research because after all, you’re making a large, lifetime purchase. For additional information on what you can do before you decide to buy, give us a call at Crawford Buick GMC.

Buick Regal and Regal GS Debut in China

BuickBuick—continuing its push to create a more global impact for the brand—has now released the all-new 2014 Regal and Regal GS in China. The Regal, a sleek, savvy sedan, already sells well across China, and Shanghai GM expects this success only to continue with the introduction of the 2014 Regal and Regal GS models.

Shanghai GM President Wang Xiaoqiu expressed optimism about future sales of the Buick in China. “The Buick Regal family is a popular trendsetter in China,” he said. “More than 400,000 Regals have been sold since 2008. With their progressive designs and premium technologies, the new Regal and Regal GS will strengthen Buick’s established position in the high-end upper-medium passenger car segment.”

One of those premium technologies Xiaoqiu mentioned is Intellilink–an infotainment system that allows drivers to use Pandora radio, OnStar, your smartphone, SiriusXM radio, navigational systems, and more all from a beautiful touchscreen console.

Obviously, there’s no reason for you to fly to China to see the 2014 Buick Regal. Just come to Crawford Buick GMC in El Paso, Texas, and experience the Regal’s 259 horsepower engine for yourself.

Next Generation Yukon Family Heading to Dealerships in Early 2014

2015 Yukon FamilyThe GMC Yukon has always provided the perfect definition of an SUV. With its rugged looks and its refined interior features, this stylish and capable machine can easily haul a crowd and all their cargo. From the base model to the luxurious Denali trim, the Yukon family has consistently been a top choice among those seeking a capable and attractive sport utility vehicle. To remain a top choice, GMC has revealed the all-new 2015 Yukon family, designed to be more stylish, more capable, and more efficient than ever before.

Refinement is a word that is not often associated with full-size SUVs, however the 2015 Yukon lineup has embraced this term. All-new exterior and interior designs of Yukon and Yukon XL are crafted to be both beautiful and functional. The 2015 Yukon will also feature the new EcoTec3 engine family that is expected to deliver the best V-8 fuel economy for this segment.

“We’ve engineered the Yukon and Yukon XL from the ground up, building on a strong legacy of capability to take them to the top of the segment with exceptional refinement and purposeful technology,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC marketing. “And when it comes to tasks people rely on a full-size SUV for, they do it better than ever – and with more style.”

The new Yukon family will be built right here in Texas and is expected to arrive at Crawford Buick GMC and dealerships around the country in the first quarter of 2014. For additional information on the next generation Yukon lineup, visit our El Paso dealership in person or online.

Edmunds Classifies the 2014 Buick Enclave as the Best Seven- Passenger SUV You can Buy

Buick EnclaveAutomotive editors at Edmunds.com recently unveiled their list of The 17 Best Cars You Can Buy. This list includes cars, trucks, SUVs, and trucks from 17 different segments with a very clear definition of the work “best”: these vehicles were simply identified as vehicles the Edmunds’ editors would by for themselves. And taking the title for Best Seven- Passenger SUV was none other than the 2014 Buick Enclave.

With a comfortable ride and good handling, the 2014 Buick Enclave is the clear choice for any driver seeking an attractive, functional seven-passenger SUV. No other sport utility vehicle comes close to matching the interior space, amenities, and sophistication of this luxury crossover. Enclave also received high marks in safety and reliability, and even the base model is well equipped with standard satellite radio, a rearview camera, and Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system.

When you’re ready to get behind the wheel of the “best” seven-passenger SUV on the road, come visit us at Crawford Buick GMC. We have several new Enclaves to choose from at our El Paso dealership. Find the one that’s right for you today!

GM Leads All Automakers in Initial Quality Awards

2013 SierraYou’ve always known you can find quality vehicles from Crawford Buick GMC, but the results of the latest J. D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study are able to back up those claims. General Motors had a total of 15 models in the top three positions of their segments, and many of these award winners can be found now on our sales floor!

GMC was the top ranked non-premium brand in initial quality. The GMC Sierra LD was the Segment Award Recipient for the Large Light-Duty Pickup category and the Sierra HD ranked second among Large Heavy-Duty pickups. The 2013 Initial Quality Study incorporates responses from over 80,000 drivers who purchased or leased a new 2013 model year vehicle and were surveyed at 90 days of ownership.

“Nothing energizes us more than receiving the verification of quality from our customers,” said Alicia Boler-Davis, vice president Global Quality and U.S. Customer Experience at General Motors. “The overall ownership experience of the people who buy our cars and trucks is founded on providing vehicles with innovative technologies, while ensuring the highest levels of initial quality and long-term quality and services they can rely on.”

Find your next quality award winning GMC truck now at our El Paso dealership. Experience quality that lasts from Crawford Buick GMC.

Take On Your Summer Road Trip in a Top 5 Highway Cruisers Pick

2013 Buick LaCrosseThe warm weather has rolled in, the school year is winding down, and the summer travel season is about to be in full swing. In the past, popular summer road trip vehicles have included large SUVs for their space, or on the opposite spectrum, compact cars with great gas mileage. Thanks to both efficiency and advanced technologies, today’s full-size sedans are becoming a thriving choice as they provide power, roominess, and impressive fuel economy ratings.

The Buick LaCrosse has been recognized by AutoTrader.com as one of the Top 5 Highway Cruisers, making the American-made large sedan a solid choice for both families and individual adventure-seekers this summer vacation season. The eye-catching exterior is sharp and classy and gives way to a high-quality, inviting interior. The 2013 Base model features a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 182-horsepower and estimated mileage ratings of 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway. Features include a leather wrapped steering wheel, remote engine start, auto-off headlights, power steering, climate control, and navigation.

To entertain the crowd during a highway cruise, satellite radio, an MP3 player, a CD player, an auxiliary audio input, and Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system are readily available. The 2013 LaCrosse is also a safe vehicle for summer travels, earning an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick and an overall 5-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

When you are reading to head out on your summer road trip, make sure you are being the wheel of one of the Top 5 Highway Cruisers, the Buick LaCrosse. Visit Crawford Buick GMC in El Paso for a test drive today. Explore the LaCrosse online anytime at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com.

Buick Encore Ranked Among the Top Ten Most Fuel Efficient SUVs of 2013

2013 EncoreIn the past, the SUV segment was filled with gas guzzling monsters that were great for hauling around passengers and gear, but couldn’t get you very far on a single tank of gas. Fast forward to 2013 and we are now offered an abundance of great SUV choices that combine versatility and good gas mileage. New to the Buick family this year, the 2013 Buick Encore is already making a name for itself as a capable and fuel efficient compact crossover. The 2013 Encore has landed a spot on Kelley Blue Book’s recently published list of the 10 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs of 2013.

The 2013 Buick Encore arrived at our dealership back in February. It offers signature Buick characteristics like an attractive upscale interior and numerous luxurious features all packaged together in a compact, yet comfortable, crossover. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard and EPA estimated mileage ratings are up to 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway. Even the base model is well equipped with privacy glass, power windows, a rearview camera, steering wheel controls, satellite radio, and Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system, all standard.

“Fans of basic Buick panache will find plenty to favor in the new Encore, thanks to its combination of refinement and comfort complemented by a bounty of standard/available features, solid value orientation and outstanding fuel economy,” wrote KBB.com Editor Bob Nagy in a review of the 2013 Encore.

Get ready for your spring travels in a new Encore from Crawford Buick GMC! Visit our El Paso area dealership in person for a test drive today. Learn more about the 2013 Encore and our current inventory online anytime.

2014 LaCrosse Set to Debut at New York International Auto Show

2014 LaCrosseThe elegant Buick LaCrosse is the landmark vehicle that established the brand’s modern sedan lineup with its advanced technologies and design leadership. The new 2014 LaCrosse, making its public debut at the New York International Auto Show this week, offers advanced safety technologies, new design cues, and innovative luxury features. The full size sedan will be available for sale this summer.

The 2014 Buick LaCrosse is a modern sedan with a sculpted design and thoughtful amenities. Signature wing-shape LED daytime running lights and LED wraparound tail lights accentuate the exterior. Inside are more contemporary seats with enhanced materials to comfortable seat up to five passengers. Adaptive cruise control and new radar-based safety components are also available to encompass the 2014 LaCrosse with protection.

“We evolved the interior and exterior design, increased luxury amenities and materials, and enhanced the safety and personal technologies to give customers more reasons than ever to rediscover Buick,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick Marketing.

Watch for the arrival of the 2014 LaCrosse at Crawford Buick GMC this summer. Visit our El Paso area dealership in person or online for more information on the entire innovative and luxurious Buick lineup.

Verano Recognized as 2013 Best Upscale Small Car for Families

2013 VeranoWhat makes a great family car? For some it’s the size of the vehicle. Others are drawn to high fuel economy ratings when selecting a vehicle to tote their brood around town. Taking into consideration a mix of space, quality, and family-friendly features, U.S. News has released its picks for the 2013 Best Cars for Families Awards. The innovative and stylish 2013 Buick Verano was chosen as the winner in the Upscale Small cars segment.

With youthful looks and a spirited ride, Verano is the smallest vehicle to wear the Buick moniker. Even so, it still impresses automotive reviewers with its spacious interior and good trunk space. The Base model averages EPA estimated mileage ratings of 21 city/32 highway mpg. Each Verano trim also comes with an lengthy list of family-favorite features, including a rearview camera, Buick’s IntelliLink touch screen infotainment system, and wireless cell phone capabilities.

When you’re ready to purchase or lease your next family car, we have the perfect option for you, the 2013 Buick Verano. Visit our El Paso dealership in person on Montana Avenue, or find us online at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com for a complete list of our new Buick inventory.

Buying vs. Leasing: Which route is right for you?

Car Buying and LeasingWhen you arrive at a car dealership, one of the first questions you’ll ask yourself is whether you intend to buy or lease your next vehicle. This decision and the reasoning behind it can be unique for each individual stepping onto the lot. Perhaps you always love driving new cars. Then leasing would be a clear choice for you. Maybe you get satisfaction out of seeing your payments fall to nothing. If so, buying a car would eventually lead you to this achievement of owning it outright. We have gathered together a mini comparison of buying vs. leasing to help you choose the best option for you.

  • Monthly Payment.  Monthly payments on a leased vehicle are typically lower than financing payments. This is because when you purchase a vehicle, your payments include the entire purchase price whereas lease payments are only on the vehicle’s depreciation.
  • Frequency of Changing Vehicles. If you are someone who loves that genuine new car smell, you’d probably be a fan of leasing. The average lease lasts 2-3 years, meaning every 24-36 months you’d be driving a new vehicle. If you like changing vehicles that often and driving a new vehicle is a priority for you, leasing is your ideal choice.  
  • Warranties. When you lease a new vehicle for 36 months or less, all manufacturer warranties will cover the full lease term. Buying a car and financing it for 48 months or more means your warranty will expire before your finance term does. This could have you facing unknown repairs and costs for your vehicle.
  • Mileage. After purchasing your vehicle you have the freedom to drive it as many miles as you want. However, lease payments are based on predetermined mileage and most leases only allow you to drive 12,000-15,000 miles per year. Going beyond this mileage limit could have you paying some pretty hefty fees for each mile you exceed. If road trips are your thing, leasing is probably not the best option for you.
  • Vehicle Return. At the end of a lease you can return you vehicle and walk away. If you purchased your vehicle you would have to sell it or trade it in when you decide you want a different one.

Still can’t decide which route is best for you? Take our convenient online questionnaire to see what category your habits best fall under. Visit our El Paso dealership for any additional questions you may have. Our team will be happy to help!