ANCHOR LEAD: With many seniors graduating and Father’s Day around the corner, some families may be considering an upgrade in the garage. Brian Osuch has more on what you need to know if you’re in the market for a new or used vehicle. (:60)
SCRIPT: Zero-to-Sixty, I’m Brian Osuch. Whether it’s for a dad or a recent grad… if you’re in the market for a new car, GM’s James Bell says take some time to get to know the vehicle before signing on the dotted line.
CUT: (Bell) Spend personal time with the vehicle. First off, you want to go on the freeway, you want to make sure the merging power and passing power is good. You want to do a panic stop. You want to do a on ramp off ramp… drive the car like you’re really going to drive it.
SCRIPT: Kelley Blue Book’s Alec Gutierrez says think big picture when it comes to how much car you can really afford.
CUT: (Gutierrez) You can’t forget to think about things like depreciation, the cost of fuel, the cost of insurance, maintenance and repairs. So luckily, if you go to K-B-B-dot-com, we’ve actually got a tool that spells all this out for you – plain and simple. It’s out five year cost to own calculator.
SCRIPT: And Bell adds there is one used car that stands ahead of the pack.
CUT: (Bell) I think if you’re looking for a used car value for a graduate this Chevrolet Impala is a great idea. This is a car that’s been in GM’s lineup for two years – all the bugs have been worked out, if you will – very reliable and durable, not a lot of bells and whistles to play with and allow them to be focused on the road.
SCRIPT: For more, log onto GM-dot-com. That’s Zero-to-Sixty from GM.
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