Red '07 Chevy Silverado in the snow

Nick has some special Christmastime offers so all hardworking boys and girls can wake up to a new full-size Chevy pickup on December 25.

See the blog at Ourisman Chevrolet Buick GMC for all the details.

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2012 Chrysler 200 Limited sedan in black Car sales were up in November and Chrysler Group LLC was the top seller. A new Chrysler model could be the reason.

Learn more at the Ourisman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Alexandria news blog.

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Touchscreen display of 2012 Toyota Camry Thanks to Toyota Financial Services, Ourisman Fairfax Toyota of Fairfax, Va. is able to offer the all-new redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry at especially low lease prices.

The redesigned 2012 Camry isn’t drastically different from the 4.5-star 2011 model, but minor tweaks sometimes make a notable difference! The smooth, sleek curves of the 2011 have morphed into an edgier cut on the 2012. Interior upholstery has a more luxurious look than before. Plus, a 6.1-inch touchscreen display gives the driver and passengers easy access to Camry LE standard AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability, six speakers, an auxiliary audio jack, USB port, vehicle information, hands-free phone capability and Bluetooth® technology. Two 12V auxiliary power outlets, two front and rear cup holders and two front door and four rear door water bottle holders are conveniences Camry LE families soon won’t know how they ever lived without.

Under the hood, smoother suspension all-around gives the 2012 Toyota Camry better handling than any previous Camry models. The four-cylinder engine gets an EPA-estimated 25 city/35 hwy mpg while the V6 option gets an EPA-estimated 21 city/30 hwy.

Through Dec. 5, lease the seventh generation Camry for 36 months at just $159 per month and $2999 due at lease signing. Or, make the first payment at lease signing and take home a 2012 Toyota Camry for $242 per month for 36 months.

Both deals are incredibly affordable for a 5-star consumer rated vehicle. Call or stop by Ourisman Fairfax Toyota for a test drive today.

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Ourisman Chantilly Toyota offers special Black Friday pricing on the beloved Toyota Camry through Sunday, Nov 27, only! Don’t miss a chance to get a special holiday deal on a redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry, a new 2011 Toyota Camry or even a pre-owned Toyota Camry. No dealer has better used cars for sale in Chantilly, Va.

Mom always says, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Someone at Toyota feels that way, too, as most consumers won’t even notice how the 2012 Toyota Camry evolved from the 2011 model.  Why overhaul a good thing if a nip here and a tuck there is all that’s needed? Toyota is smart to have turned the 4.5-star consumer-rated sedan into a 5-star vehicle that’s equally as affordable.

Touchscreen display and leather seats in 2012 Toyota CamryOn the outside, the new Camry looks a little bit edgier than last year’s model. Its smooth curves have turned just a little bit fierce. Inside, new upholstery options and stitching give reference to the luxury-styling of a vehicle that would cost twice the price. A 6.1 inch touchscreen display controls audio, navigation and Entune web connectivity depending upon the model. The 2012 Toyota Camry truly is command central for the internet-reliant family.

Updates to the suspension “enliven” the 2012 Camry’s handling, says Plus, paddle-shifters on the Camry SE make driving a little sportier, while maintaining the comfortable ride for which the Camry is recognized.

There are a number of Toyota Camry models in stock at Ourisman Chantilly Toyota. Drivers are invited to come in to compare the handling of the 2012 model with earlier models. Buyers looking for a trustworthy Toyota Certified Pre-Owned Camry have only until early next year to get special financing.

Ourisman Chantilly Toyota has only the best new and used cars for sale. From the sales staff to the parts department to the service crew, Ourisman takes pride in keeping their customer’s cars in the best condition possible. Stop in to browse or buy seven days a week. Why go anywhere else?

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Small Christmas GiftOurisman Chantilly, your home for Kia cars in Virginia, says, “Happy Thanksgiving!” and, “Let the games begin!”

The Christmas shopping season is here and consumers are all-in for big day-after-Thanksgiving discounts. The National Retail Foundation estimates that 152 million people will tackle retail sales Thanksgiving night and all day on Friday.

Thursday night shoppers may be sleepy after stuffing themselves with big Thanksgiving meals. Friday morning shoppers may be sleepy because of the early hour. Even the best drivers could be a little off their game. So, both new Kia owners and old jalopy drivers need to prepare for traffic problems and short tempers, especially in parking lots. There’s just no way around it.

Drivers can be proactive and cutoff their own stressors before they start. Follow these five tips to avoid unnecessary drama on Black Friday.

  1. “Exercise caution when backing out,” says Shawn Conrad, executive director of the International Parking Institute. According to IPI, 25 percent of car accidents in parking lots happen while backing out of a parking space. Be on the lookout for sudden moves by pedestrians and other vehicles during this maneuver.
  1. Use of the headlights lessens the risk of a car accident, even during daylight hours. So, turn them on before hitting the gas pedal.
  1. “Perching” on someone who is about to exit a parking spot adds stress for both parties. Begin the parking search in a lot that is farther from the door. Make it an opportunity to walk off that second piece of pecan pie (or to eat another one later).
  1. Be a considerate pedestrian by walking to the side of parking lot driving lanes instead of in the middle of them. Also, no texting while walking near moving cars.
  1. Follow the rules of the road… er, parking lot. Handicapped parking spots are only for disabled shoppers. Stay within the posted speed limits and abide by directional markings on the pavement.

If shopping mall sales are not on the after-Thanksgiving itinerary, come by Ourisman Chantilly Kia and browse through all of the shiny new 2012 Kia models. Pick one out to put under the tree. Holiday prices end Nov. 30.

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insulated food carriers Ourisman, your Alexandria, Va. Ford & Lincoln dealership, has some Thanksgiving travel tips for everyone driving to Thanksgiving dinner.

These aren’t your usual holiday travel tips, though. Sure, sure, everybody knows how to plan a holiday drive – get clear directions, get the car serviced and leave early.

But what about traveling by car with food?

Because flying is expensive, there may be more green bean casseroles and cranberry salads on the roads than ever before this holiday weekend. Many families and friends are preparing foods at home and driving to one, big Thanksgiving Day potluck feast. This could be bad news for tummies everywhere unless cooks who are delivering their dishes by car employ some important food preparation and storage rules.

Virginia CBS-affiliate WDBJ reminds travelers about the 2-hour rule. Perishable foods should not remain at room temperature for more than 2 hours. (For uncooked foods, that includes prep time.) If you have to drive 2-hours or more to get to dinner, it’s best not to prepare any food contributions at home. Plan to provide bread, rolls or pre-packaged food items that don’t need refrigeration.

It is okay to make a 30-minute trip with meats, dairy products and prepared foods that contain them. Just make sure the keep hot items at 140 F or higher and cold items at 40 F or lower. Wrapping hot dishes in foil and heavy towels or insulated packaging helps keep food hot. Storing cold dishes with ice and inside of an insulated cooler helps keep food cold.

Why these temperatures specifically? Bacteria multiply rapidly in temperatures between 40 F and 140 F. Foodborne illnesses caused by them are very dangerous for infants, young children, pregnant women, seniors and anyone with a weakened immune system. Nearly every family has one or all of these demographics represented at their holiday gatherings.

Whether your Thanksgiving gathering is near or far, proper food packaging is an important precaution for the health of everyone at the table… and the interior of the car. A pie that rides safely in a cooler on the back seat fares much better than an open pie that rides on the driver’s lap.

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Two turkeys driving a corn cob with squash-slice wheels.Virginia car sales leader Ourisman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram wishes all of Alexandria safe travels during the long Thanksgiving weekend. Beginning Wednesday, more of you than ever will be driving long distances (rather than flying) to holiday destinations. We hope the following tips will make the journey as smooth as possible.

As everyone knows, the Thanksgiving holiday is the most heavily traveled holiday of the year. The busiest days for highway travel are the day prior to, and the day right after Thanksgiving Day. But, fortunately, heavy traffic doesn’t have to create stress. Holidays are meant to be relaxing and fun! It only takes a little planning ahead to make sure a lengthy road trip won’t kill your holiday spirits.

Some of the pre-planning has already been done for those of us travelling through Virginia. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) newsroom has gathered historical traffic data and posted information about when and where travelers may expect the most traffic congestion throughout the holiday weekend.  Take advantage of their work and avoid those locations at those times.

Additionally, in order to keep holiday traffic flowing, the VDOT is suspending all lane closures beginning at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23 all the way through until noon on Monday, Nov. 28. That should give everyone plenty of time to get to the big family dinner, have a nap, watch some games and return home before traffic backs up again around work zones.

It is up to travelers, though, to be prepared for any emergency situations that could occur during the trip. Make sure your vehicle has a fully-stocked first aid kit and a roadside emergency kit with all of the appropriate tools; including flares and/or reflective hazard signs that can be seen at night.

Those who are unable to manage major (or minor) repairs on their own should travel with a well-charged mobile phone and current phone numbers for roadside assistance providers. But, as Virginian’s know, there are some rural and mountainous areas in which cell phones just can’t connect. Make sure someone at your destination knows your complete travel itinerary. That way, if anything goes wrong, and you end up stuck in a remote area with no cell phone communication, someone will know when and where to look for your car.

Don’t wait until the last minute to pack. Buy snacks and energy bars to keep your stomach from growling along the way. And remember to make regular stops. Bathroom breaks and breaks for stretching your legs will help keep you awake and alert.

It’s not too late to visit the Ourisman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Alexandria, Va. Service Department for last minute oil changes, tire rotations or safety inspections. Give us a call at 703-329-1663 or visit the Ourisman of Alexandria Service Department online.

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new 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4X4Head to Ourisman Chevrolet Buick GMC and pick up a new work horse before year’s end. There are plenty of new 2011 model trucks and SUVs on the lot, but it’s plenty worthwhile to upgrade to a 2012 model that features some more space, sleek looks and the latest options for in-vehicle technology.

Our perfect example is the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4X4 Regular Cab or Extended Cab Pickup. Both models sport plenty of legroom and new interior color options. Low step-in height makes it easy to access the cab, while the Extended Cab model also features doors that open to 170 degrees. That makes it easy to load as well. Locking under-seat storage, dual glove boxes and an easy flip-up rear bench seat all make the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Extended Cab a no-brainer when you want a Chevrolet Pickup to haul a lot of loads and a lot of people.

OnStar voice-guided navigation and access to an OnStar Advisor in case of emergency comes standard for six months on most 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 4X4 Pickup trucks. The truly plugged-in workers can also download the OnStar RemoteLink app to their smartphones and initiate starts, cabin warm-ups, horn and lights remotely. Optional NavTraffic through SiriusXM navigation radio provides detailed traffic information as it’s needed. Chevrolet Wi-Fi by Autonet Mobile and Bluetooth at-your-command technology make working from the road as easy (or easier) than from the office.

Of course, under the hood, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4X4 Pickup is just as dependable and long-lasting as ever.

Ourisman Chevrolet Buick GMC of Alexandria has both 2011 and 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4X4 Pickup Trucks in stock. Experience the difference between the new and the “newer.” Visit our dealership anytime, or schedule a test drive by calling 703/329-1300. Some clearance specials end Nov. 27.

Don’t forget the Ourisman Buyer’s Edge! Ourisman Chevrolet Buick GMC gives our valued Virginia customers $1500 in extras with the purchase of every new vehicle from our lot, plus a money back guarantee. Bring your new vehicle back to us within three days and we will refund your money.

(But, we know if you pick up a 2012 Silverado, you won’t want to bring it back.)

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Prius Plug-in Hybrid featuring limited edition decalsOurisman Fairfax Toyota is proud to be a Toyota dealer in the Arlington/Washington-area that is slated to carry the 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid. The new model will be released in 14 states only. Toyota has not released a street date for the eagerly-awaited eco-friendly car, but expects it will be ready “around” springtime 2012.

What makes this car so special is not that it is eco-friendly, nor that it plugs-in for its battery charge. The 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid and Prius Plug-in Hybrid Advanced can be plugged in to any regular ol’ household electrical outlet for a charge.  According to the Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. website brochure, it takes about three hours to fully charge the Prius Plug-in from a conventional 120V outlet. The brochure also suggests the hybrid be charged from a dedicated 15-amp or higher circuit, just to lessen the chances of blowing a household breaker. The car draws about 12 amps while charging.

Features of the hybrid include:

  • Remote air conditioning
  • Heated front seats
  • Multi-information display screens
  • Smart key keyless entry
  • Entune™ in-car technology

The Prius Plug-in Hybrid gets an estimated 87 mpge or estimated 49 hybrid mode mpg and starts at $32,000. The Prius Plug-in Hybrid Advanced comes with some additional luxury perks (like dynamic radar cruise control) but gets the same estimated mileage. Its MSRP starts at $39,525. Both models will be available in five cool-toned colors.

Anyone from Arlington, Washington, Alexandria, Manassas and beyond are invited to contact the Ourisman Fairfax Toyota internet sales department about the forthcoming Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles. Also ask about scheduling a test drive of any Toyota hybrid vehicle currently on the lot.  Other eco-friendly models by Toyota include the Highlander Hybrid, Camry Hybrid, Prius V, and third generation Prius.

In January, at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, Toyota also will release the Prius c, a smaller-sized Prius aimed at the youngest demographic of environmentally-aware car buyers.

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2012 Prius Plug-in with limited edition decal.Is Ourisman Chantilly Toyota expecting some new additions to the Prius hybrid family?

Yes, we are expecting! Two new Prius eco-friendly cars are coming early next year.

The due date for the new 2012 Prius c is January 2012 via the North American International Auto Show. Exact arrival time of the second new hybrid is still undecided but, according to the Toyota website, The 2012 Prius Plug-in is due, “Around spring 2012.” The Plug-in will be released in 14 states exclusively. Virginia is among those states and Ourisman Chantilly Toyota proudly awaits this special hybrid that can be plugged in to a standard electrical outlet.

For the 2012 Prius c, the Toyota Motor Sales website features a vibrant, orange, 4-door hatchback that, despite its fledgling status, includes quite a few smart features:

  • Steering wheel mounted controls for easy management of telephone, climate and audio.
  • A whopping nine airbags, because, “There’s no such thing as too safe.”
  • Entune™ in-car technology that young, plugged-in potential buyers won’t be able to resist.
  • Smart key intuitive key system for push-button starts and keyless entry.

Pricing is not yet available, but we expect the smaller hybrid to be highly affordable. The “c” is targeted specifically to younger drivers beginning their foray into the market of eco-friendly cars. The baby Prius is 20 inches shorter than its parent — the third-generation Prius — and very close in size to the non-hybrid Toyota Yaris hatchback.

The 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid comes in five colors and starts at $32,000. The Advanced model starts at $39,525. Toyota has invited four modern artists (more may be forthcoming) to design a series of decals for the Plug-in. The limited edition designer decals could give the conversation starter technology of the Plug-in an even more compliment-inducing look.

When the Prius c was first unveiled at the 2010 North American International Auto Show it was named the FT-CH small hybrid concept car. At the time, Toyota hinted at plans to expand its use of Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) technology, so perhaps in the future we’ll see hybrid versions of all Toyota models.

Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive, or what Toyota explains as an “e-CVT (electronic continuously variable transmission),”replaces a regular geared automobile transmission with an electromechanical system.
Contact the internet sales department at Ourisman Chantilly Toyota to learn more about these two eco-friendly, driver-friendly hybrids. We can keep you informed about their availability on our Chantilly, Va. lot.

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