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Harbor Announces 2011 Chevy Volt with OnStar

Posted August 12, 2010

August 6, 2010 - Northwest Indiana Harbor Cars and Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC of Michigan City is excited to announce the new mobile connection between the brand new 2011 Chevrolet electric Volt and OnStar.

The anticipated first electric Chevrolet vehicle, the 2011 Volt, is teaming up with OnStar for convenience to Volt drivers. With the launch of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, OnStar has created the first fully functional mobile application specialized for electric vehicles. The Michigan City Chevy dealership has been anxiously awaiting launch of the Volt and the OnStar application (app).

Download this app and be able to control a number of important Chevrolet Volt functions and OnStar features from your mobile phone. This is a key app for any Volt driver. Be able to view and manage battery level, charge status, electric range, vehicle history, miles per gallon, and miles driven in Electric Vehicle (EV) mode. This impressive OnStar app also allows Volt drivers to use their phone to perform the same function as a tradition key fob, like locking and unlocking the doors, flashing the lights, sounding the Chevrolet Volt horn, and remote starting the Volt.

This truly enhanced mobile application will be extremely important to Chevrolet Volt drivers since battery details will be available 24/7. To learn more about this OnStar application or to download it for your iPhone, Motorola Droid, or BlackBerry Storm, please visit www.onstarmobiledemo.com.

Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC of Michigan City is excited for the arrival of the electric 2011 Chevrolet Volt. Arriving at the end of 2010, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is electricity that goes further. Look for this purely electric car soon at your Northwest Indiana Chevrolet Buick GMC dealer, Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC of Michigan City.

To learn more about the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and OnStar application or other Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC vehicles speak with any of our friendly Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC friendly sales staff at 9911 West 300 North in Michigan City or harborchevroletbuickgmc.com.


Harbor Buick GMC Celebrates with the Community

Posted August 12, 2010

(Portage, IN) – July 26, 2010 – Harbor Buick GMC of Portage welcomes family and friends to celebrate the 160th Anniversary of the Porter County Fair in Valparaiso, Indiana. Opened on July 22, 2010, the Porter County fair will provide excitement and live entertainment to the residents of Porter County.

Your Northwest Indiana Buick GMC Portage dealer, Harbor Buick GMC, is thrilled to have this community celebration in their area. Various activities and events for people of all ages will be going on until August 1st, 2010. Special events being sponsored at the fair include the United Way Silent Auction Tent Open, Success Before Six & Kids Korner Activities, Antique Machinery Parade, and 4-H Music Project Performances.

To celebrate the 160th Anniversary, fun-filled live entertainment will be covering the grounds all 11 days of the Porter County Fair. The roaming live entertainment will include performances by Matt Mullen “The Stilt Walker Guy”, Sean Watson “The Master of Illusion”, Kyle Kiestand “Ace Magic”, Jazz at the Fair … The Jeff Brown Quartet, and Bandaloni – The One Man Band. The live GrandStand entertainment includes Wagon Wheel IPRA Rodeo on July 27th, United Way “Power Of Youth” Recognition Program and Hog Wrestling Competition on July 28th, Tom Petersen’s Hell Drivers on July 29th, Figure “8” Demo Derby Night on July 30th, Two Automobile Demolition Derby Shows on July 31st, and Ruffriders’ 4×4 Mud Bog Racing on August 1st.

Join Harbor Buick GMC of Portage for an enjoyable time with family and friends. The 160th Anniversary Porter County Fair is located at 215 East Division Road in Valparaiso, Indiana, and be sure to catch the closing Fireworks Show provided by the Porter County Fair Board at 9:15 pm on August 1st.

Employees of your Northwest Indiana Buick GMC dealer are excited to have the fair taking place in their community and encourage everyone to attend. Harbor Buick GMC is located at 6100 US Highway 6 in Portage, Indiana. If interested in a new or used Buick or GMC stop in the dealership or visit the Harbor Buick GMC website at harborbuickgmc.com. Be sure to ask any of the Buick GMC Portage dealership’s friendly sales staff about current incentives going on to save on that new or certified pre-driven vehicle that you’ve always wanted!


If it doesn't say Harbor on the back...

Posted August 12, 2010

July 23, 2010 - When Harbor Automotive Group has a year-end model year end clearance… it’s HUGE! With nearly 1,000 vehicles on the ground at four great locations, you’ll find the deal of the century. New Chevrolets, new Buicks, new GMCs, new Hondas, used Chevrolets, used Buicks, used GMCs, used Hondas, and MORE round out the area’s greatest selection of new and pre-owned vehicles as well as quality and certified GM products.

There is something for everyone at prices far below current market value in Northwest Indiana. It’s a buyer’s market at all Harbor Automotive Group locations, as no remotely reasonable offers will be refused. With special financing available at our Portage Buick GMC location, customers can get into their dream Buick or GMC vehicle.

Harbor Automotive Group… Where you always get a better deal in Michigan City, Portage, and Merrillville, Indiana.


GMC Summer Event at Harbor Automotive Group

Posted August 12, 2010

Your Northwest Indiana GMC dealers, Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC of Michigan City and Harbor Buick GMC of Portage, are offering big deals for the summer on select GMC vehicles.

The GMC Summer Event is going on now so don’t miss out on the best selection of remaining GMC models! Come to your GMC dealer of Michigan City or Portage to get the best deals on any 2010 GMC Acadia, Canyon Crew Cab, Canyon Ext. Cab, Sierra 1500 Regular Cab, Yukon, Savana, and many more!

Qualify and receive 0% APR for 72* months or $5,000* cash back on most remaining 2010 Sierra models, 0% for 60 months* or $3,000* cash back on all 2010 Yukon models, or 0% for 60 months* or $2,000* cash back all 2010 Acadia models. Also, Bring your GM vehicle in and have ACDelco DuraStop ceramic front brake pads installed at our Everyday Value Price plus a $25 mail-in rebate!

These deals are huge! Hurry in to Harbor Buick GMC located at 6100 U.S. Hwy 6 in Portage or Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC located at 9911 W. 300 North in Michigan City today before the new 2010 GMC vehicle you want is gone!

*Not available with some other offers. On select models to qualified buyers. 0% for 60 = $16.67 per $1000 financed. 0% for 72 = $13.89 per $1000 financed. Take delivery by 9/7/10. See dealer for details. Special financing in lieu of rebates. ^See dealer for complete details.


Midwest Corvette & Chevy Show

Posted August 12, 2010

(MICHIGAN CITY, IN) – July 9, 2010 – Your Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC Michigan City dealer, Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC is bringing excitement to racing fans in the Midwest. Race fans visiting The Midwest Corvette & Chevy Show on August 14th and 15th will have the opportunity to experience the Corvette Racing Tour. This racing tour features an ALMS show car and many artifacts from Corvette’s storied racing history, including its Championship Trophy collection. Fans can also have a souvenir Winner’s Circle “green-screen” photo taken with their favorite Corvette Racing drivers and, it’s all for free.

“Corvette Racing is the most successful team in the history of the American Le Mans series, and we are proud of the close links between the championship-winning Corvette race cars and the production Corvettes that our customers drive on the street,” said Todd Christensen, Chevy Racing/Camaro, Corvette Advertising Manager. “The advanced technology that’s developed by Corvette Racing on the track helps Chevy build better vehicles for the highway, and that is apparent throughout Chevy’s product line.”

The Corvette Racing Tour will be at The Midwest Corvette and Chevy Show on August 14th and 15th and is sponsored by Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC of Michigan City. At the Corvette Racing Winner’s Circle Photo Trailer, fans can have a digital photo taken with the virtual images of championship-winning Corvette Racing drivers Johnny O’Connell, Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia or Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Emmanuel Collard. Also on display will be the No. 3 GT2 Compuware Corvette show car, a Corvette ZR1 interactive cutaway chassis, a replica 2010 C6.R race engine, a number of championship trophies – including the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans – and a pictorial history of Corvette Racing.

“What a tremendous way to celebrate Corvette’s unmatched success on the racetrack and its 2010 lineup,” said Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC. “To have the Corvette Tour visit us here …”

Chevrolet is one of America’s best-known and best-selling automotive brands, and one of the fastest growing brands in the world. With fuel solutions that range from “gas-friendly to gas-free,” Chevrolet has nine models that offer an EPA-estimated 30 miles per gallon or more on the highway, and offers two hybrid models. More than 2.5 million Chevrolets that run on E85 biofuel have been sold. Chevrolet delivers expressive design, spirited performance and strives to provide the best value in every segment in which it competes. More information can be found at www.chevrolet.com. For more information on the Volt, visit http://archives.media.gm.com/volt.

To view or learn more about any Chevrolet please stop in or contact your Michigan City Chevrolet Buick GMC dealer located at 9911 West 300 North. Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC has many new and used models on stock, to test-drive one hurry in to the dealership today.


2010 Honda Clearance Sale at Harbor Honda

Posted August 12, 2010

July 2, 2010 - Mr. Opportunity is back with great deal on new Hondas! Come to your Northwest Indiana Honda Dealer, Harbor Honda of Merrillville to learn about the 2010 Honda Clearance sale going on now!

The 2010 Honda Clearance sale is heating up with low rates! Receive a special financing offer of 0.9% APR for up to 60 months* on many of our most popular vehicles, including select Honda Accords, all Honda Civics, the Honda Ridgeline, and the Honda Pilot.

Save big money with special lease offers during this Honda Clearance sale! Lease a Honda Civic Sedan for as low as $159 per month for 36 months or a Honda Fit for only $149 per month for 36 months.

Hurry in to your Northwest Indiana Honda dealer today to take advantage of the 2010 Honda Clearance sale! To learn more about the clearance sale or to check out any new or used Honda visit Harbor Honda located at 4613 East Lincoln Highway or our website at harborhonda.com

For other current incentives on new and safe vehicles visit any of our Harbor Cars locations including Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC in Merrillville!

*On select models, to qualified buyers, see dealer for complete details.


Honda Quality Commitment Prevails Over Rivals

Posted August 12, 2010

(MERRILLVILLE, IN.) – June 23, 2010 – Harbor Automotive Group of Northwest Indiana and Harbor Honda is proud to announce that Honda is perceived to be most committed to customers and to product quality. A survey conducted by Consumer Reports National Research Center concluded that among seven major auto brands, Honda came out on top.

The Consumer Reports survey consisted of 1,700 completed telephone surveys among adults whose household owned at least one car. Consumer Reports conducted the survey to see how consumers’ view of a brand’s commitment to customers and quality has changed due to Toyota’s recall predicament.

According to the Consumer Reports National Research Center survey, customers ranked Honda “71% for customer commitment and 73% for quality.” Honda beat out rivals such as Ford and Nissan. Chevrolet also made the list at “56% for both customer commitment and quality commitment”, still beating out Toyota and Hyundai. “The key to this accomplishment is that Honda has a reputation for building good vehicles that perform well.” (Consumer Reports)

Harbor Honda and Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC want to provide the public with excellent customer commitment and quality.

Harbor Honda of Merrillville offers a vast selection of safe and stylish Honda vehicles, including the all-new Honda Accord, Civic, Ridgeline, Insight, Odyssey, Element, CR-V, and Pilot. Committed to both customers and quality, Honda has a great reputation for designing and building vehicles that are dependable and affordable. Stop in Harbor Honda, your Northwest Indiana Honda dealer, to see why Honda is the right choice when looking to purchase a fuel efficient and reliable vehicle.

Michigan City’s Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC, your Northwest Indiana Chevy dealer, is working hard to provide customers with high levels of customer commitment and quality commitment. With recent new additions to the Chevy inventory, Chevrolet is designing vehicles of better quality. To check out any new or used Chevrolet, hurry to your Michigan City Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC to test drive one today.

To learn more about Merrillville Honda and Michigan City Chevrolet visit harborcars.com or stop in the Northwest Indiana dealerships. Harbor Honda is located at 4613 E. Lincoln Hwy in Merrillville and Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC located at 9911 W. 300 North in Michigan City.


Two 2010 Camaros In Stock!

Posted August 12, 2010

June 18, 2010 - Come to your Northwest Indiana Chevy, Buick, and GMC dealer to check out the new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS! At Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC, two 2010 Camaro’s are in stock.

Available in Rally Yellow and Summit White, stock numbers J10309 and J10317, these new cars are all ready for the road. Features included are improved looks and performance, side airbags, and elegant & tear-resistant leather seats. Heated seats and traction control are also included in this awe-inspiring vehicle; and enjoy a premium sound system with your new Camaro as well! A navigation system is built in so you can set starting and destination points easily.

Start off summer with a remarkable new 2010 Camaro and have everyone turning heads! Let Chevy of Michigan City provide you with a sleek new car!

Hurry to your Michigan City Chevy dealer to take advantage of our limited 2010 Camaro stock! Come check out this hot new car and test-drive it today!

To learn more about the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS stop in your local Michigan City Chevrolet Buick GMC dealer, located at 9911 West 300 North, or website our website, harborchevroletbuickgmc.com.


NW Honda Dealer Offers Big Deals to College Grads

Posted August 12, 2010

(MERRILLVILLE, IN) – June 9, 2010 – Indiana dealership, Harbor Honda in Merrillville offers the sweetest deals around, and with summer starting and school ending these deals are only getting sweeter. So why not begin post-college life with a new car and a chance to save some money? Honda is now introducing the Honda Graduate Program, available at your local Harbor Honda in Merrillville. The Honda Graduate Program through Honda Financial Services (HFS) can help recent grads obtain the Honda that they’ve always wanted!

The benefits of the Honda Graduate program are substantial. Eligible customers will receive both flexible and competitive financing, lease and purchase-plan packages on any new or Certified Used Honda vehicles. Also, another bonus is that the first payment can be deferred for up the first 90 days with 60 days of no interest!

There are a few requirements that be met in order to qualify for the Honda Graduate Program. A Master’s, Bachelor’s, or Associate’s degree from a U.S. accredited college or registered nursing school must be held; with date of graduation being within the past two years or the next four months. Verifiable evidence of employment or a firm commitment from an employer with a start date no more than 120 days from the date of the finance contract must be presented. Also, in order to qualify, a potential qualifier must put a 5% minimum down payment on any new or Certified Used Honda vehicles and have no adverse credit history. The credit and document requirements must be provided to your local Harbor Honda Merrillville dealer.

Going on now until July 6, 2010 being offered is a special HFS Annual Percentage Rate (APR) financing on all new and unregistered 2010 Civic Coupe Models, which is the interest rate for a whole year. There are two choices that qualified customers can choose from, 0.9% for 24-36 months or 1.9% for 37-60 months. This special offer is available for well-qualified buyers and for those who qualify for the Honda Graduate Program.

There is no bigger perk than starting a new life with a stylish and safe new car. Talk to any Harbor Honda Merrillville sales person today to find out more about the Honda Graduate Program from Honda Financial Services.

Honda Merrillville and Harbor Cars have been working hard to provide customers with the best deals and services in the area. So come to any Harbor Car dealership in Michigan City, Portage, or Merrillville today to check out the new or Certified Used Honda, Chevy, GMC, or Buick vehicles!


Harbor Supports American Cancer Society Relay

Posted August 12, 2010

May 26, 2010 - Several of our Portage store employees have been working hard at raising money for the Relay for Life event taking place at Willowcreek Middle School in Portage, Indiana. With only nine days left until the relay, our employees are getting ready to stay up all night in support and hope for this cause. From 6 p.m. on Friday, June 4th, until 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 5th, the community will come together to make a difference. As the American Cancer Society puts it, “Thanks to Relay participants, we are saving lives and creating a world with more birthdays.”

The day of the event, Cutting for a Cure will take place, with donations going straight to Locks of Love and to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. With a ponytail of eight inches or more, people can donate their hair to provide wigs for cancer patients. Also that day the Kiwanis will be having a Pancake breakfast between 6 – 8 a.m. – after a night of walking, be sure to rejuvenate yourself!

Harbor Auto Group and our Employees support this fantastic cause. Come by Willowcreek Middle School on June 4th to support the walkers. Questions? Stop in our Portage Buick GMC dealership at anytime!


Harbor Auto Group Joins Foursquare & Becomes Hit

Posted August 12, 2010

(PORTAGE, IN) – May 21, 2010 – Harbor Auto Group, based in North West Indiana, including Portage, Merrillville and Michigan City, has continued with their social media offerings and became part of the Foursquare circle. Already part of the social media phenomena, Harbor Auto Group can be found on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. For Harbor customers who may not be as familiar with Foursquare, this social media site is, “a cross between a friend-finder, a social city-guide and a game that rewards you for doing interesting things.” With apps available on a variety of smart phones, using their mobile website or via SMS message, Foursquare is always on the go.

When Buick, GMC, Chevy and Honda customers come to one of Harbor’s Portage, Merrillville or Michigan City Stores, they can check-in, showing where they are via Global Positioning System (GPS) locator. Many customers will want the ability to become ‘The Mayor’ of the dealerships, meaning that they frequently are at that location purchasing a new or used vehicle, checking into finance rates, getting service or body shop work done, or purchasing parts. Foursquare mayors may receive special updates and promotions exclusive to the mayor of that destination.

After checking-in via Foursquare at one of the dealerships, customers have the chance to speak to a member of the Harbor sales staff to test drive a new or pre-owned car, truck, SUV or van. Harbor Buick GMC in Portage, Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC in Michigan City and Harbor Honda in Merrillville all offer great service and parts specials, so be sure to check out their specials periodically!


Spring Service Clinic was a Huge Success

Posted August 12, 2010

May 14, 2010 - At the Harbor Automotive Group, we want to be sure that our customers are taken care of, even after walking off the lot. Twice a year, we offer service clinics at our Michigan City, Portage and Merrillville Buick, GMC, Honda, and Chevrolet stores.

At our service clinics we show customers the ins and outs of their new or pre-owned Harbor vehicle. Our goal is to be sure that our North West Indiana customers know the proper service, parts and maintenance for their vehicle. At the last service clinic on Saturday, April 24th, the dealerships were swarming with people all day learning proper service. Customers who attended received numerous gifts, food and drinks. We even raffled off a 22” flat panel TV with built in DVD player that was won by Gary, Indiana’s Steve Levenson.

Customers who attended the service clinic learned about Harbor Automotive Group’s convenient service, parts, and body shop hours, and how easy it is to schedule a service appointment online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At Harbor, we want to be sure that our customers can not only find their dream Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, or Honda vehicle at a great deal in the Michigan City, Portage and Merrillville, Indiana area, but can learn how to keep those vehicles running for years to come!

Stay tuned for our next service clinic this fall – Saturday, October 2, 2010 at all Harbor locations. To RSVP in advance please contact any of our Harbor service departments today!


Northwest Indiana Dealership Goes National

Posted August 12, 2010

(PORTAGE, IN) – May 14, 2010 – The North West Indiana based, Harbor Automotive Group, has begun another venture. When visiting ExtendedWarrantiesOnline.com, customers across the United States and inquire and purchase an extended vehicle warranty that is right for them. Once requesting a quote, the folks at Harbor will find a plan to suit the customers’ specific needs, all at a discounted rate. These low-priced policies provide excellent coverage, and handle claims quickly and efficiently.

The Harbor Automotive Group wants to allow customers to drive with a sense of ease knowing their vehicle has an extended warranty contract. Unexpected mechanical things break down, and the expense can cause customers to dig deep into their pockets. When purchasing an extended warranty from ExtendedWarrantiesOnline.com, no longer will one have to worry about the average repair costs for a new or pre-owned vehicle.

With plans offered such as the GM Protection Plan (GMPP), including both Major and Basic Guard, it is like having a manufacturers warranty on your vehicle all over again. Plans are also available by Olympicare (backed by Titan Insurance Company). With various levels of coverage, warranty holders will be covered nationwide, and throughout Canada. Vehicle One plans are also quoted from ExtendedWarrantiesOnline.com and have affordable rates for higher mileage vehicles. When choosing ExtendedWarrantiesOnline.com, customers will have the choice of numerous plans that fit their driving needs.

The Harbor employees working with ExtendedWarrantiesOnline.com are there to answer any questions you may have. Just ask past and current customers their experience with purchasing from ExtendedWarrantiesOnline.com, like Mike from San Diego, California, “What a great company to purchase an online extended service plan through. They answered all of my questions, even the ones I had after purchasing my extended service plan. No hassle at a great deal.”

To request a quote visit ExtendedWarrantiesOnline.com or call customer service at 877-879-5411.


We're Proud to Carry 'Green' Vehicles

Posted August 12, 2010

May 11, 2010 - Whereas Earth Day was a few weeks ago, here at Harbor Honda in Merrillville, Indiana, we are conscious about our customer’s attentiveness to drive a ‘green’ vehicle. In the twenty-first century many Americans are realizing the long-term effect greenhouse gases have on the environment.

In north west Indiana, at Harbor Automotive Group, we are proud to offer surrounding towns of Portage, Merrillville, Hobart, Michigan City, South Bend, Hammond, Valparaiso, Chesterton, Highland and Chicago greenercars.org two of the top five greenest vehicle of 2010. Between The Honda Civic Hybrid and the Honda Insight, north west Indiana Honda customers will have a wide variety of new, eco-friendly Honda vehicles to choose from.

We are happy to announce that the Honda Civic Hybrid receives an estimated 45 miles per gallon (highway) and the Honda Insight with an estimated 43 MPG highway.

Not only was the Civic Hybrid named a green vehicle by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), but also named a 2010 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). As Honda points out ‘Less gas. More comfort. And you have the Civic Hybrid to thank.’ Our Honda Merrillville location wants to extend this comfort to you. With a suggested MSRP starting at $24,800, customers will associate ‘Hybrid’ with ‘affordable’.

Call or stop in Harbor Honda Merrillvile today to test-drive one of our green, safe, and cost-effective Hybrid vehicle.


Buick: blast from the past or future?

Posted August 12, 2010

(PORTAGE, IN) – May 7, 2010 – First introduced in the early 1970’s the Buick Regal was a part of American heritage for decades. After production was ceased in North America in 2004, the United States has been left without their reliable, all-American vehicle.

As Buick advertises, “A Blast from the Future. Regal GS Concept. The Future’s Coming Fast.” Due to hit dealerships across the nation in spring of 2010, Harbor Automotive Group in North West Indiana, anticipates the influx of customers excited to test drive this fifth generation vehicle. Where the name is the same, customers will see much difference when stopping in their Buick Michigan City or Buick Portage store to test drive this vehicle.

With an MRSP starting at $26,245, new and pre-owned Harbor customers will have the opportunity to drive this vehicle off the lot at an extremely affordable price. With its sleek, sporty body style the new 2011 Buick Regal is sure to make heads turn.

Harbor Automotive is even extending their excitement to customers in the Portage, Merrillville, Hobart, Michigan City, South Bend, Hammond, Valparaiso, Chesterton, Highland and Chicago areas, with a special offer – contact the Portage, Indiana or Michigan City, Indiana dealership, to book a time to test drive this streamlined vehicle once it arrives on the showroom floor!

This turbo-powered new 2011 vehicle screams sophistication and class, while also offering affordability. Stop by or call your Harbor Buick Michigan City or Harbor Buick Portage store today to schedule a test drive!


Northwest Indiana deals offered via Text Messaging

Posted August 12, 2010

(PORTAGE, IN) - April 15, 2010 – Northwest Indiana dealership, Harbor Buick GMC in Portage has the best automotive deals in the area – and they are being offered via SMS messaging. For those unfamiliar with Short Message Service (SMS), most individuals use the layman’s term, text messaging. Becoming increasingly more popular in the past five to ten years, according to Nielsen, “More than three-quarters (77%) of wireless subscriber lines in the U.S. subscribe to or purchase text-message capability. Surpassing the number of monthly phone calls made in a month, text messaging has become a new mainstream vehicle to market everything. An understanding of the “texters” and how they use short-code marketing is critically important to ensure ongoing growth and effectiveness."

When opting-in to join the Harbor Mobile VIP Club, the staff at the Portage Buick GMC store will send each subscriber a one-time offer for a $9.95 lube, oil, and filter change (some models extra). The dedicated Harbor sales, parts, service and financing staff will have the ability to send their Mobile VIP Club subscribers special offers, events, and incentives, right to their mobile phone. Offers including new and pre-owned Buick GMC vehicle specials, Buick GMC service specials, Buick GMC parts specials, and more can be sent to subscribers to help with their new or pre-owned Harbor vehicle. To join the Harbor Buick GMC customers will simply text ‘HARBORVIP’ to 89000. Once sent, you will receive a welcome/confirmation from Harbor, as well as your special lube, oil, and filter change offer.

Also included in Harbor Buick GMC’s new texting package is the vehicle ID association. When customers send the unique identification number to 89000, the vehicle information for that specific vehicle will be sent to their mobile phone via text message. On Internet capable phones, customers will even be able to link to that vehicle and pull up additional photos and information, all on the mobile or iPhone particular sites. Whether looking at their website, gazing upon a newspaper ad, or looking around the lot on a Sunday, consumers will be able to obtain new and pre-owned vehicle information, without the hassle!

In today’s day of age, where text messaging is an appropriate form of communication between teens, college students, and business administrators alike, Harbor Buick GMC has broadened the horizon to their customers to receive special discounts, offers, and information. To join Harbor Buick GMC’s Mobile VIP Club, text ‘HARBOR VIP’ to 89000 today!


Harbor Automotive Group Spring Service Clinic

Posted August 12, 2010

April 9, 2010 - Spring is in the air in North West Indiana! Here at Harbor Automotive Group, we want the best for our customers. Your vehicle(s) may have survived the treacherous winter months, but you may not be in the clear just yet. At all of our locations, we are offering our FREE annual spring service clinic. Open to the public at our Merrillville, Michigan City and Portage locations, your service needs are just around the corner. Proudly serving the surrounding communities of Chesterton, Hobart, Valparaiso, Crown Point, South Bend, La Porte and Hammond, we invite our neighbors to come experience how things are done at Harbor!

On Saturday, April 24th, 2010, stop in at any of our convenient locations to find our certified technicians hard at work. Visit us for a free vehicle inspection to be sure your vehicle is in tip-top condition. While at the dealership be sure to sign-up for our flat screen television raffle and other miscellaneous giveaways. Food and refreshments will be served, and each attendee will receive a free potted geranium.

At Harbor Automotive, we want our customers to know that their vehicle is always in the best shape it can be, and by offering a free vehicle inspection – we are reassured they are. Be sure to call or email us to reserve a spot at the clinic – hope to see you there!


NW Indiana Dealership helps South Lake County

Posted August 12, 2010

March 26, 2010 - Rick Gosser, the founder and president of Crosstown Softball and owner of Gossercorpsales.com had been running the league almost singlehandedly for the first decade of its existence. As the league grew and the need to communicate more efficiently became more important, Gosser recruited the help of Brian Michaels, Fixed Operations Director for the Harbor group of auto dealerships.

Michaels’ ability to aggregate data and streamline process proved valuable to Gosser and the league. Michaels’ employment with Harbor allowed him to use the Harborcars.com web designers at Dealer HD to design forms for reporting scores and rainout information throughout the season. Reliably communicating this information in a timely fashion is crucial to the smooth operation of the girls softball league. Michaels and his Harbor Automotive staff are happy to assist the girls softball league. Especially a league as big as the CrossTown league, as it commonly known.

The Crosstown league provides organized softball play to over one thousand girls in Northwest Indiana. The thirteen local towns represented include Crown Point, Lowell, St. John, Lansing, Lake Ridge, Lake of Four Seasons, Union Township, Valparaiso, Griffith, Hammond, Schererville, Cedar Lake, and Dyer. The league is in its twelfth season and grows every year. The league is one of the most important girls softball organizations in the country, and a staple to girls softball in Northwest Indiana. Harbor Automotive is proud to be associated with such a worth while organization.

Harbor Automotive group offers new Honda, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge cars, trucks, SUVs and vans at their Michigan City, Portage and Merrillville locations. With their vast selection of used vehicles, including certified pre-owned vehicles, as well as a wide selection of different makes and models, Harbor customers can be sure to find the vehicle they are looking for. Offering both dealer and factory rebates and incentives, Northwest Indiana shoppers have the ability to drive home in their new vehicle at a fraction of the price.


Final Four Madness at Harbor Automotive Group

Posted August 12, 2010

March 19, 2010 - T-minus two weeks until the NCAA 2010 Final Four comes to the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. While Butler University hosts the National Collegiate Athletic Association competition, Harbor Automotive Group welcomes all of the NCAA basketball fans. Whether you are on the search for a new Honda, Chevrolet, Buick or GMC, or a Harbor Certified pre-owned vehicle, we have it all at Harbor Automotive Group.

The weekend of April 3rd-5th, 2010, your beloved teams will be competing for the 2010 championship. During the weeks leading up to the Final Four, our certified technicians in our parts and service departments in Michigan City, Portage and Merrillville, Indiana, will be busy servicing new and pre-owned vehicles to be ready to make the drive to Lucas Oil Stadium.

Currently, Harbor Auto Group and Goodwrench are offering a $50 mail-in rebate on the purchase of four BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, Firestone, General, Goodyear, Michelin and Uniroyal tires.* Our fans will also want to be sure to check out our slam-dunk Goodwrench package for $29.95^: Oil change, Four-tire rotation and 27-point vehicle inspection.

Be sure to call to schedule your service appointment today at one of our three convenient Harbor service locations!

*See dealer for details. Offer ends 5/15/10. More than six quarts of oil, balancing tires and tax extra. Excludes Saab and other select vehicles. Offer good on eligible GM vehicles. Not valid with other offers.


Harbor Honda Announces Really Big Thing Event

Posted August 12, 2010

March 19, 2010 - With 194 New Honda vehicles to choose from, now is the time to purchase your 2010 Honda at Harbor Honda in Merrillville, Indiana. The Really Big Thing Sales Event brings a variety of amazing offers to Harbor Honda. With a $0 down payment, a $0 security deposit, $0 first month payment and $0 due at lease signing*, customers will be driving home in their new 2010 in no time.

Within Harbor’s 19 years of automotive excellence, they have aided customers in the Portage, Merrillville, Hobart, Michigan City and South Bend area to help find their dream new or pre-owned vehicle. Throughout the month of March, customers interested in a New 2010 Honda Fit, Accord, Civic or Pilot are offered the luxury of 0.9% for thirty-six months^ when purchasing before March 31, 2010.

If customers are not in the market to purchase a New Honda, stop in Harbor Honda at 4613 E. Lincoln Hwy US 30 to browse their huge selection of dealer and corporate certified Honda pre-owned vehicles. Going on now, you can find the ‘just like new’ vehicle at their pre-drive clearance sale.

Questions? Call Harbor Honda at 219.947.3900 to speak with General Manager, Dan Lunsford.

*Offers vary per model. See dealer for details. ^0.9% APR for 36 months = $28.16 per $1,000 financed. For well-qualified buyers through AHFC. Prices include maximum discounts to qualified buyters. Special financing may be in lieu of rebates. Exp. 3/31/10.


2010 Buick Lacross & Enclave now available!

Posted August 12, 2010

March 5, 2010 - Roll out the red carpet!  Here at the Harbor Automotive Group in northwest Indiana, we are proud to present the Consumer Digest Best Buy Award winning 2010 Buick Lacrosse and 2010 Buick Enclave, available at both our Michigan City and Portage, Indiana locations.  ‘May the Best Car Win,’ is true, but how to choose between two Consumer Digest Best Buy Award winning vehicles, right under the same roof?  With their affordable Buick prices, Indiana consumers can drive home in a luxury vehicle for a fraction of the price.

Are you in the neighborhood of Hobart, South Bend or Valparaiso?  Be sure to stop by one of our convenient locations to test drive an award winning new Buick Lacrosse or Enclave today!   The Buick Lacrosse offers sleek luxury to its driver, whether you are the day-to-day commuter or taking a road trip across the county.  The Buick Enclave brings slick sophistication to the road, and above all other features – safety.  The Buick Enclave was even named the Mother Proof 3 Row Crossover of the Year in 2009.  Both being Consumer Digest Best Buy Award winning vehicles, there is no wrong choice here.

When stopping by our Harbor Buick GMC Portage, Indiana location, now through April 3rd, be sure to bring in a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Portage Food Pantry for Easter.


Harbor Cars offers award winning GMC vehicles

Posted August 12, 2010

(Michigan City, IN) - March 5, 2010 – Indiana-based auto dealer, Harbor Automotive Group, is pleased to watch as customers and their families leave happy in their new or pre-owned vehicle from the Harbor Portage and Michigan City showrooms.  Harbor is proud to help those drivers make their car buying decision when looking for the right car, truck, SUV or van.

Throughout the month of March, both Harbor’s Michigan City and Portage dealerships will be busy celebrating the GMC Truck Month event.  Qualified buyers have the opportunity to purchase any new 2010 GMC Sierra for 0% APR for 60 months.*  Throughout the thirty-one days in March, customers can come test drive a new 2010 Sierra 1500 Crew Cab, or even a 1500 Extended Cab, and leave with a great deal!  While purchasing a GMC Sierra during Truck Month, Harbor customers in Portage, Merrillville, and Michigan City, can buy with confidence knowing they are purchasing a Consumer Digest Best Buy Award Winning vehicle.

Harbor Automotive Group, serving the Valparaiso and Highland, Indiana area, is also pleased to offer the 2010 GMC Acadia and the 2010 GMC Terrain, which is also part of the Consumer Digest Best Buy Award winning family.   The family friendly 2010 GMC Acadia offers enough space to lug the kids to soccer practice, take cross-country road trips or even be star of the work carpool.  With the Acadia’s Five-Star Crash-Test rating,** you can drive in confidence knowing your family is safe.

The Chicago Auto Show proved that the 2010 GMC Terrain is a competitor when searching for a new sports utility vehicle in the northwest Indiana area.  Your neighborhood Harbor Automotive Group staff will walk you though this ‘smaller’ SUVs features before your test drive, including the GMC 100,000 mile/5-year Powertrain Warranty.+

Harbor Automotive Group is actively helping out the Portage community as well.  Now through April 3rd, the Harbor Buick GMC store in Portage, Indiana, is collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to the Portage Food Pantry for Easter.

*Not Available with some other offers. Monthly payment is $16.67 for every $1,000 you finance. Example down payment: 7.8%. Some customers will not qualify. Take delivery by 3/31/10. See dealer for details. ** Five-star rating is for the driver and front passenger seating positions in the frontal crash test and for the front and rear seating positions in the side-impact crash test. Side-impact crash test rating is for a model tested with standard Head Curtain side-impact air bags (SABs). Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). + Whichever comes first. See dealer for details. Excludes Medium-Duty trucks.


Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC Finance Staff

Posted August 12, 2010

February 19, 2010 - Our Finance staff at our Michigan City, Indiana Chevy Buick GMC store is staying busying preparing 2009 income taxes.  We have been urging residents in the surrounding communities of New Buffalo, LaPorte, Westville, Chesterton, Portage, South Haven, Valparaiso, Three Oaks, New Carlisle, South Bend, Merrillville, etc. to come in and get their taxes prepared – for FREE!*  Our Chevy Michigan City, GMC Michigan City and Buick Michigan City financial experts have been preparing customers 2009 income taxes while customers take a look around in our showroom, or even get their oil changed

Our Harbor Chevy Buick GMC store is even offering the ability to use all or a portion of your tax return on the purchase of a new or pre-driven vehicle.*  Customers even have the ability to double their tax return here at Harbor Automotive Group!**  We not only want our customers to be driving home in their new Chevy, new Buick or new GMC vehicle, but we want them to be driving home at a fraction of the price!

GMC models such as the Acadia, Canyon, Sierra and Terrain, Buick models including the Enclave, LaCrosse and Lucerne and many Chevrolet new vehicles including the Camaro, Cobalt, Corvette, HHR, Impala, Malibu, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe and Traverse are all available to test drive while you get your income taxes prepared!

Stop in our Chevy Buick GMC Michigan City dealership at 9911 W. 300 North, or call Stacy at 219.879.6789 to schedule an appointment.

*1040 short form & 1040EZ tax preparations only, free credit check, standard fees may apply for filing and/or instant cash refund. No obligation to buy.  Must bring in advertisement or copy of offer. **Double your tax return when used as down payment on any vehicle purchased, maximum amount doubled is $500. Please bring advertisement or copy of offer into dealership to receive doubled tax return.


Don’t Let Winter Tire Pressure Give you the Blues

Posted August 12, 2010

February 12, 2010 - Here at Harbor Automotive Group, we understand the knowledge of physics during the cold winter season.  Dropping temperatures = less tire pressure.  Safety is key in these bitterly cold temperatures, and we want to be sure our customers that drove home in their new Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Honda take all necessary precautions.

Ask our qualified parts and service technicians for winter tire recommendations.  Specialized tires are a great option to be sure your family is safe during snowfall and below zero temperatures.  Checking your tire pressure regularly, getting routine tune-up and testing your alignment are all great ways to be sure that your tires survive until spring.

Our Indiana-based parts and service departments in the Michigan City, Portage and Merrillville areas will help with any necessary tire rotations, alignments, replacements or even just a routine tune-up!  Your neighborhood Harbor Automotive Group service departments will perform a road test, install computerized sensors, analyze digital specs, print reports and advise.


Harbor Automotive anticipates Chevy Volt launch

Posted August 12, 2010

(MICHIGAN CITY, IN) - February 5, 2010 - Harbor Automotive Group, serving the greater Indiana areas of Michigan City, Portage and Merrillville, will soon be welcoming the 2011 Chevrolet Volt to their lineup of new vehicles.  Offering models from seven manufactures including, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Buick, GMC, Chevrolet, and Honda, Chevrolet’s late 2010 launch of their electric car, is much anticipated.

Indiana commuters will now have the ability to travel forty miles or less, without using any gasoline.  While consumers will have the ability to save on gasoline each day, they will also be driving an environmentally safe ‘green’ vehicle.  Taking a step above the hybrid vehicles, electric cars can run on up to forty miles without gasoline, and once the electricity ‘runs out’, drivers can choose to operate their vehicle on E85 ethanol.

Although this new Chevrolet vehicle is not yet priced, overtime Volt customers will see the cash stay in their wallets, instead of in the gas tanks.  What better way to save money, than being kind to the environment at the same time?  Harbor Automotive Group is convinced, not only will the 2011 Chevy Volt look good saving money, but will turn heads on the road as well.   With the slick, modern design, this electric vehicle has taken automotive design to the next level.

Be sure to stop in Harbor Automotive Group’s Chevrolet location at 9911 West 300 North in Michigan City, Indiana 46360 or contact them today at 219.879.6789.


Superbowl Sunday safe travel wishes from Harbor

Posted August 12, 2010

February 5, 2010 - This Sunday Harbor Automotive Group will be cheering you on as you gather with friends, family and loved ones to watch the most highly anticipated game of the year.  Knowing your beloved Indianapolis Colts are just one win away from a Superbowl victory makes the hair on the back of our necks stand up.

While the big parties are going on, at Harbor Automotive Group we want to be sure you and your loved ones have safe travels – regardless of where you’re celebrating the big game.  With convenient service hours at our four locations, stop by today for a FREE winterizing special.  Our certified technicians will check your battery, tire pressures and tire wear, engine coolant and perform a multi-point inspection on most vehicle models.

Convenience is key at the Harbor Automotive Group.  Visit our online service departments to schedule your appointment today!  Hurry in today to take advantage of our FREE limited time winterizing special.


Portage, IN location aquires Buick Franchise

Posted August 12, 2010

January 22, 2010 - A staple of American history for over one hundred years has joined the Harbor Automotive Group in Portage, Indiana.  Our Porter county dealership has acquired the nationwide known General Motors franchise, Buick.  With vehicles such as, the Enclave, Lacrosse, Lucerne and the new 2011 Regal, Buick holds true to, “The New Class of World Class.”

Just over a month ago, we were able to expand our Buick offering not only to our Michigan City, Indiana dealership, but to Portage, Indiana as well.   Harbor Automotive Group offers six additional manufacturers across our four stores, including, Honda, Chevrolet, GMC, Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler – as well as a variety of Harbor Certified pre-owned vehicles.

Our Harbor Buick GMC store located at 6100 US Highway 6 in Portage, Indiana, offering over one hundred new and pre-owned vehicles, including a full selection of 4×4 vehicles.  We are also available to fulfill any of your service or parts needs at our full-service parts and body shop.

Stop by Harbor Buick GMC in Portage today though April 3rd, 2010 to donate any non-perishable food items to the Portage Food Pantry for Easter.


Harbor Cars will prepare your income taxes

Posted August 12, 2010

(Michigan City, IN) January 15, 2010 – Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC, is offering free tax preparation* at their Michigan City location.  In less than twenty minutes, the Harbor staff will prepare and file your 2009 income taxes.

Michigan City and surrounding residents of New Buffalo, La Porte, Westville, Chesterton, Portage, South Haven, Valparaiso, Three Oaks, New Carlisle, South Bend, Merrillville, and more, can even choose to double their tax return** when using a portion of your return as a down payment on new or pre-owned vehicle purchase at Harbor (when bringing in advertisement or copy of offer). This local Michigan City, Indiana dealership will apply this instant down payment, and you could be driving your new vehicle home that very same day.

Bring in your W-2, current pay stubs, driver’s license and a document for proof of residence (phone bill, utility bill) and the dedicated Michigan City, Indiana Harbor staff will prepare your income taxes while you browse their wide selection of new and pre-owned Chevrolets, Buicks and GMC vehicles.  The Harbor Michigan City location is a Callaway Corvette dealer, so be sure to browse their current inventory of Corvette Models while your taxes are being prepared.  Your local Michigan City dealership also has a wide selection of new Camaro’s in stock and ready for delivery.

To schedule an appointment you can call Stacy at 219.879.6789 or stop in the Michigan City, Indiana dealership located at 9911 W. 300 North.

For any press inquiries, contact Ken Mahlka at 219.879.6789 or via email at ken.mahlka@harborautomotive.com.

*1040 short form & 1040EZ tax preparations only, free credit check, standard fees may apply for filing and/or instant cash refund. No obligation to buy. **Double your tax return when used as down payment on any vehicle purchased, maximum amount doubled is $500. Please bring advertisement or copy of offer into dealership to receive doubled tax return.


Welcome to Harborcars.com

Posted August 12, 2010

December 9, 2009 - Thank you for visiting HarborCars.com, the home of Indiana’s automotive needs! While searching HarborCars.com you will find the following makes: Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Buick, GMC, Chevy, Honda, Corvette and Callaway, as well as New and Used vehicle specials! Harbor Cars has several different service, parts and body shop locations for your convenience no matter where you are in central Indiana and Chicagoland area. Search our virtual showroom for weekly vehicle specials, service & parts coupons and don’t forget to ask about the Harbor Cars customer referral program! Thank you for visiting HarborCars.com – we hope to see you soon!


Disclaimer: Prices shown reflect all local rebates for North Central Region. Not all regions qualify for all rebates. Price will be adjusted if all rebate qualifications are not met. Price may or may not include Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC Trade in Assistance for a 99’ or newer vehicle in good running condition under 100,000 miles with average wear and tear (see your sales manager for details). Please call with any questions. Price may not reflect any dealer added accessories. Default payment set for new and used inventory with terms at 5.9% interest for 60 months with 20% down. Payments are an estimate only and do not include tax, title, lic, doc. and other dealer fees that apply. Price will be adjusted if any rebate qualifications are not met. Price may not reflect added accessories. Price subject to change without notice. Dealer not responsible for pricing errors. Please call for details.