Community Coat Drive


Over the last few years Gamblin Motors has supported the Enumclaw Clothing Bank with generous coat donations from our employees, customers, and community members. The Enumclaw Clothing Bank is a non-profit organization that offers donated clothes, coats, shoes and new socks and underwear to children in the district that need a little extra help. One day a week the Enumclaw Clothing Bank welcomes families to pick up needed clothing items for FREE.

As the temperature begins to drop this season, many of our children desperately need coats. During the month of November, Gamblin Motors collected new, or clean, gently used coats in any size (infant-adult) at our showrooms. There is also a drop off at Work-Sports and Outdoors. This was a great opportunity to help our community.coatdrive 4

Seattle International Auto Show


The Seattle International Auto Show did not disappoint this year. The show was held at Century Link Field over four days in the beginning of October. Over 400 vehicles were on display, and the latest 2016 models were in the spotlight. 75 vehicles were also available for a test drive. From cars and trucks, to SUVs and electric vehicles, there was something for everyone to see. Kids were even able to test drive small electric cars on a track. Future teen drivers could take a chance at Toyota’s Teen Drive365, a virtual reality behind the wheel. It was an event for the whole family. Everyone enjoyed checking out the multi-million dollar display of the latest luxury and exotic vehicles from Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Ferrari, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Smart, Tesla and Volvo. Don’t miss this event next year.

Sarah Buonocore: October Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to Sarah Buonocore for being named October’s Employee of the Month.  This month marks Sarah’s ten year anniversary at Gamblin Motors. Beginning as a cashier and receptionist, Sarah’s hard work and dedication led to new positions and responsibilities within the dealership. These new opportunities allowed Sarah to learn many different aspects of the car business and prepared her for her current position of Office Manager and personal assistant to the CEO, Alan Gamblin. Sarah reflects our core values of Honesty, Friendliness and Professionalism in her interactions with each of our customers and employees. Sarah is an indispensable member of the Gamblin team and beloved by her coworkers for her helpful and friendly nature.  Congratulations Sarah!

2016 Chevrolet SS Designed for Performance

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Building on the performance-oriented updates made to the Chevrolet SS last year, the 2016 model features several exterior enhancements that reinforce its presence on the road.

A revised front fascia features new, vertical ducts at the outer edges to direct airflow over the front wheel openings to improve aerodynamic efficiency. The fascia also incorporates new LED signature lighting, while new, functional hood vents and new-design 19-inch cast-aluminum wheels contribute to a stronger appearance for the rear-drive sports sedan.cq5dam.web.1280.1280 (4)

“The 2016 SS design changes offer a well-balanced mix of performance cues and premium details to drivers,” said Alan Gamblin. “We anticipate that the SS will attract both returning and new performance enthusiasts.”

What hasn’t changed is the SS’s unique blend of performance, comfort and spaciousness. It features a 6.2L V-8 engine under the hood and turns out an SAE-certified 415 horsepower (310 kW) and 415 lb-ft of torque (563 Nm), and offers a six-speed manual transmission or a paddle-shift six-speed automatic transmission.cq5dam.web.1280.1280 (5)

A new, dual-mode exhaust system for 2016 complements the V-8 engine with quieter performance at low engine speeds and a more muscular engine note at wide-open throttle.

2016 Silverado: The New Face of Strong

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country with trailer

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country with trailer

The new 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 brings muscular designs and new customer-focused technologies to the most dependable, longest-lasting family of full-size pickups on the road. “Chevrolet builds trucks that meet the needs and wants of all drivers,” said Alan Gamblin. “Our customers will appreciate the focus on design, performance and technology that went into this truck and reflect the Silverado’s strength and reliability.”

Other changes for 2016 will include expanded use of 8-speed automatic transmissions, updated available Chevy MyLink with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and additional safety technologies.

Advanced lighting allowed Chevrolet designers to create more expressive forms, integrating the lights into the sweeping horizontal elements and deep grille inserts. Turn signals and brake lamps wrap around the corners of the truck for a more streamlined look.

The new designs provide a unique look for each Silverado trim level, and let customers chose a look that more closely fits their personalities. The muscular front end designs also feature a dramatically sculpted hood that helps give the new Silverado the strong presence that differentiates full-size pickups from other types of vehicles.

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Silverado customers are among the top users of the connectivity offered by available OnStar and 4G LTE Wi-Fi. For 2016, Silverado will be available with support for Apple CarPlay, which projects select iPhone features (iPhone 5 and later) on the available MyLink display in a smart, simple manner.

This integration of phone and vehicle allows drivers to make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri, helping drivers keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. Silverado models with the available 7-inch color MyLink also will support Android Auto.

The new 2016 Silverado 1500 offers safety features such as Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist and IntelliBeam high beam assist. The 2016 Silverado is also available with a remote locking tailgate for convenience and security. 


The new 2016 Silverado 1500 builds on the legacy of the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road. Silverado features a fully boxed high-strength steel frame and a body structure that make extensive use of high strength steels, as well as roll-formed steel beds, which are stronger and lighter than conventional steel.

Customers can choose from three advanced EcoTec3 engines. They build on the legacy of Chevrolet small block truck engines, while incorporating advanced features to enhance power and efficiency. All three engines feature direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing, and cylinder deactivation, also known as Active Fuel Management, for improved power and efficiency. All switch to four-cylinder mode under light-load conditions. Silverado’s standard 4.3L V-6 is SAE certified at 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque, the most torque of any standard V-6. The 5.3L V-8 is certified at 355-horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. Offering an EPA highway estimate of 23 mpg, it is the most fuel efficient V-8 in any pickup. Silverado’s available 6.2L V-8 is certified at 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, the most power and torque of any light-duty pickup. This engine also offers the highest towing of any V-8 light-duty pickup, up to 12,000 pounds.

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For 2016, the new 8-speed automatic transmission that is standard on 6.2L-equipped Silverados will be standard on LTZ, LTZ/Z71 and High Country Silverados with the 5.3L V-8. The new 8-speed provides a numerically higher first gear ratio to help drivers start off more confidently with a heavy load or when trailering. Its wider overall gear ratio spread also enables numerically lower rear axle ratios, which reduce engine rpm on the highway.