Have I mentioned that I was a DFW Chevy Girl? This blogging thing brings some fun opportunities, and I was excited to be chosen as one of a group of Dallas/Fort Worth bloggers who had the opportunity to drive a Diamond Edition Chevy Traverse for two weeks.
Excited, and a little nervous . . . since it’s hard to hide your blogging secret when you’re cruising through a small town in a brand new car for two weeks.
And then not.
I’m sure some people feel really sorry for us now that we’re back in our ’97 Suburban and they assume our new car got repo’d. Since, as a trained actor, I can cry on command . . . I’ll just play it for all it’s worth if someone says something.
Seriously, though, it was a blast to drive and fit our family perfectly since it’s an eight-seater. Not huge/monstrous like my Suburban, but plenty of room for everyone to be comfortable. Comfortable, but hungry . . . . since I wouldn’t let them eat or drink for two weeks. At least while we were in the brand spankin’ new Traverse.
I also loooovvvved OnStar. For someone who tends to leave the house with no idea how to get where she’s going, and realize 20 miles down the road that she didn’t bring her printed directions . . . . or the address . . . having a little blue button to push to get in touch with her personal assistant was great. I was a little nervous at first since they’re real people who answer the call, and I didn’t want to bother them, but I was assured that they’re there to help and LOVE sending directions to people’s vehicles. Or finding phone numbers for stores so you can call ahead and find out if they have what you want in stock.
And of course, there’s the peace of mind that comes from having heard all those OnStar commercials where people are stuck and a voice comes out of nowhere assuring them that help is on the way. Those commercials make me cry. Every single time.
Part of my assignment was to make a video. Wanna see it? You may question the “trained actor” claim on this one, but I’ll just say it was the last day I had the vehicle, my husband/cameraman was rather tired, and using the kids for background noise seemed like a great idea, but ended up causing a need for great amounts of editing.
But we did have fun, and that’s what counts. As my nine year old says, “Can you believe my mom gets to do these fun things . . . just for cleaning up the house?”
And what’s the part about the manicure? If you test drive a Chevy Traverse between now and November 19th, you’ll receive a 40$ SpaFinder gift card!
The Chevy Traverse campaign is sponsored by the North Texas Chevy Dealers. They provided me with a Traverse to drive for two weeks, as well as a gas card and Spa gift card.