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Classic Cars-FOR KIDS!

30 Mar 2012 / Community

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Wichita Children’s Home’s 2nd Annual Classic Car show fundraiser and Gala

At Davis-Moore, we LOVE new cars – but we also love CLASSIC cars, especially when those classic cars are raising money for a great, local cause! Join us on Thursday, April 5 for Classic Cars for Kids, a benefit for the Wichita Children’s Home. From 6:00-9:00pm, the Century II Exhibition Hall will host the coolest classic cars in the area! You’ll see all makes and models, and vehicles from various local car clubs and individual classic car collectors. Don’t miss out on your chance to see Wichita’s finest classic cars – all under one roof!

Food and drink are provided with your event ticket, so plan to spend the evening. There will be a variety of silent auction items – the Children’s Home promises to have something for every taste and budget, from technology to dining, jewelry to wine – you name it, they’ve got it! Plus, later in the evening there will be a live auction with some very unique experiences in the Wichita area, and beyond! Do not miss this event, this is the second year for this premier Wichita event and you won’t want to be left out.

The Wichita Children’s Home was founded in 1888 as the city’s first orphanage to “support and care for destitute and homeless children.” The Home is open 24/7 and serves children from birth to 22 years of age. Children are admitted by parents, law enforcement, social workers and, sometimes, they admit themselves. If a parent is in crisis and has no one to care for their child, on a moment’s notice the Home can be a respite.

The Wichita Children’s Home also provides the Street Outreach Services (SOS) focused on helping runaway and homeless children and BRIDGES, a program providing housing, counseling and education for 16 to 22 year olds. The Home also provides a safety zone for infants and toddlers in our Foster Care program. The Home served over 2400 children in 2011 and through the help of our generous community they hope to be able to continue providing quality and needed services to children in Wichita and surrounding communities.

It doesn’t get any better than a FUN event for a GREAT cause, so mark your calendar to join us! Tickets are $100 each, and include access to all the classic vehicles, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, and the live and silent auctions. Attire is casually elegant. Get your tickets now by calling 681.6702 or visit the Children’s Home online at

Davis-Moore Auto Group is a proud sponsor of Classic Cars for Kids.

Chevy Truck Month Is Ending Soon

23 Mar 2012 / Chevrolet

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Thankfully March is one of the longer months of the year. But once that calendar flips to April, Truck Month is over. And so is your chance to get 0% APR financing for 72 months on a 2012 Chevy Silverado.

Whether you’re hauling, towing or playing, you need a pickup truck that works as hard as you do. That’s Silverado, the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickup trucks on the road. And Truck Month is the perfect time to take advantage of great offers on the legendary Silverado and our entire full-line of trucks.

Get 0% financing for 72 months on Avalanche, the vehicle so versatile that it can change from an SUV to a pickup truck in less than a minute. We’re also extending cash back and low APR financing on crossovers like Equinox, with a driving range of up to 600 highway miles per tank and Traverse, remarkably spacious with seating for up to eight passengers.

Stop by Davis-Moore Chevrolet during Truck Month for incredible deals on our lineup of powerful and dependable trucks. But hurry, Truck Month ends soon!

Negative Equity Warnings

23 Mar 2012 / Finance

Some car dealers will advertise that when you trade in one vehicle to buy another, they will pay off the balance of your loan – no matter how much you owe. But some people owe more on their car than the car is worth. This means they have “negative equity,” meaning the dealer’s promises to pay off their entire loan may be misleading.

The nation’s consumer protection agency, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), says that people with negative equity should pay special attention to vehicle trade-in offers. That’s because the ad that claims that they will have no further responsibility for any amount of their old loan may be untrue. Dealers may include the negative equity in consumers’ new car loan, which would increase their monthly payments by adding principal and interest.

Here are some tips to help you avoid the snowball effect of negative equity:

• Find out what your current vehicle is worth before you negotiate the purchase of a new car. Check the National Automobile Dealers Association’s (NADA) Guides, Edmunds, and Kelley Blue Book.

• If you have negative equity, either because of your current car loan or a rollover from a previous loan:
Think about postponing your purchase until you’re in a positive equity position. You might consider paying down your loan faster by making additional, principal-only payments.

• Think about selling your car yourself to try getting more for it than its wholesale value.
If you decide to go ahead with a trade-in, ask how the negative equity is being treated in the trade-in.

• Read the contract carefully, making sure that any promises made orally are included. Don’t sign the contract until you understand all the terms, and the amount you will be paying every month.

• Keep the length of your new loan term as short as you can manage. If the negative equity amount is rolled into the new loan, the longer your loan will be, and the longer it will take you to reach positive equity in the vehicle.

For further information on negative equity and to find out where to report problems with dealer advertising and sales and finance contracts, visit

2013 Mazda CX-5: Undeniable Groundbreaking Technology

19 Mar 2012 / Mazda

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Does drinking milk really do a body good, is spinach truly the source for Popeye’s super human strength, and is Wheaties really the breakfast of champions?  Some may say this is up for debate, but one thing that is undeniable is the groundbreaking technology of the 2013 Mazda CX-5.

This vehicle uses less fuel, and emits less CO2.  It sips gas like a miser yet moves like a Mazda.  The CX-5 achieves 35-mpg (FWD) and 31-mpg (AWD) which is the best highway mpg of any SUV, including hybrids. Currently 95% of the world uses gas and diesel combustion engines and even in 2020 90% still will be.

Current combustions engines waste over 70% of the fuel’s potential energy.  The Mazda CX-5 gets 15% better fuel economy and 15% improvement low-to-mid range torque from the same engine all using regular fuel. To really affect global consumptions and emission we needed to figure out something that the globe is actually using right now and make it affordable.

With a starting price of $21,500, this vehicle comes standard with Cruise, Power Windows/Door Locks, AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with automatic level control and 4 speakers, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Traction Control, Latch 2nd Row child-safety seat anchors as well as many other options and features.

Please contact Laurie in our Internet Department to set up your appointment to test drive this revolutionary vehicle.

Leave Blood Cancers In The Dust!

09 Mar 2012 / Community, Davis-Moore

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Support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the Year Campaign

Did you know that every 4 minutes someone new is diagnosed with a blood cancer and that every 10 minutes someone loses their battle with one of these terrible diseases? Did you know that leukemia is the number one cause of death among children under age 20? Those facts are what drives the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to be relentless for a cure! The mission of the Society is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. They are dedicated to funding blood cancer research and they also provide education, patient services and patient financial aid. Of course, because they are voluntary, none of these services would be possible without support from the community.

Every year, a dozen men and women from our community step up to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and vie for the title of Man and Woman of the Year. Each candidate raises funds through events and other community initiatives, the man and woman that raise the most money each year “win” – but the big winner is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, who with the help of these generous candidates moves closer to a cure! The “competition” was started to honor two children who are currently battling leukemia…this year’s honorees are Joseph Bacon (age 6) and Mikala Hodgens (age 9.) Every dollar the candidates raise counts as a vote to help determine the Man/Woman winners, but more importantly it directly affects patients like Joseph and Mikala because with every dollar raised for research a cure becomes more of a reality!

If you would like to support the cause, here are a few upcoming events:

March 10th Dave Diamond Live- “I’m a Believer” A Neil Diamond Tribute Benefit Concert at the Wichita Ballroom. Doors open at 7pm and concert at 8pm. Tickets are $25 – visit select-a-seat to purchase. Hosted by Man of the Year candidate Dan McDonald and Woman of the Year candidate Fe Vorderlandwehr .

March 13th Fake Paddy Day @ Mulligans. Discounted drink prices on Bud Light and Jaeger Bombs plus prize giveaways and more! Hosted by Man of the Year candidate Justin Carson

March 15th Irish whiskey and beer tasting! To commemorate St. Patrick’s Day Mike’s Wine Dive will be offering a themed Irish tasting. Whiskey and Beer from Ireland will be tasted along with several Irish hors d’oeuvres. The event starts at 7 and the cost is $30 per person. Hosted by Man of the Year candidate Brad Steven

March 16th Salsa & Sangria at Suede Oldtown from from 6-9pm; an evening of great food, entertainment, and dancing. Suggested donation $20/person or $35/couple. Must be 21 years old. Paid RSVPs by 7pm on 15 March will be entered into a special prize drawing. Email Hosted by Woman of the Year candidate Fe Vorderlandwehr

April 21st Come be “Wild for the Cure” at Tanganyika Wildlife Park from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This family friendly event will include up close encounters with giraffes, lemurs and other exotic animals. Hosted by Man of the Year candidate Jon McConnell

In addition to these and other events, ALL candidates have the opportunity to sell “Chance to Win” tickets for a 2012 FIAT 500 sport! Tickets are only $20 each (or 6 for $100) and are available from any Man/Woman of the Year candidate from now until May 5, 2012. The FIAT 500 sport is 100% donated, so all ticket sales go directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and count towards to the fundraising total of each individual candidate.

Davis-Moore Auto Group is a proud sponsor of the 2012 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the Year campaign. Congratulations to all the candidates who are donating their time and talents to this worthy cause: Sara Carruthers, Justin Carson, Andrea Christiansen, Christiane Doom, Dr. Jennifer Kaumeyer, Kim May, Jon McConnell, Dan McDonald, Brad Steven, Julie Strelow, Fe Vorderlandwehr and Curtis Wickersham. Find out more about ALL their events online at

Charlie Sheen Is The Poster “Bad Boy” For The 2012 FIAT 500 Abarth

06 Mar 2012 / Fiat

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Charlie Sheen is the new poster “bad boy” for FIAT Abarth, the more powerful and less precious model of the Italian brand.

The commercial spot “House Arrest” has launched, featuring Sheen racing a black Abarth inside a mansion. He emerges from his screeching stop wearing an ankle monitor and embracing an attractive young woman (the same woman from FIAT Abarth’s “Seduction” television spot).

“I love being under house arrest,” Sheen says. “What do I get for good behavior?”

Text closes the spot with the words “Not all bad boys are created equal.”

The FIAT 500 Abarth goes on sale later this year and is small — smaller than a Mini Cooper — but “wicked.” With racing traditions such as world-class performance and precision, purposeful and aggressive styling and high power-to-weight ratio, the 2012 FIAT 500 Abarth brings Italian performance at an attainable price.

Watch the commercial and see if you think Charlie Sheen is a good spokesperson for this “small but wicked” FIAT Abarth!