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Most Americans have a bad impression of diesel cars. We think of them as loud, hard to start and foul-smelling. We dislike them for their perceived pollution into the atmosphere. These complaints were fair a generation ago, but today diesel powertrains are on the map for both car manufacturers and efficiency-minded drivers. However, the actual owners of today’s clean diesels know better. According to cars.com, an impressive 94 percent of current diesel owners would consider buying another one, but only 26 percent of gas and hybrid drivers are willing to think about it. In truth, clean-diesel technology has a promising future. To experience the latest clean diesel technology, visit VW Scottsdale.
The bottom line is that diesels are more fuel efficient than comparable gas cars, and are no worse in terms of emissions and performance. They’re not even particularly noisy. Diesels today run on low-sulfur fuel that’s among the cleanest in the world, and greenhouse gas, nitrogen oxide, and particulate emissions are way down. So we have good reason to like diesels, but only 2.6 percent of cars on the road are diesel-powered, compared to 55 percent in Europe. There are reasons for that, some of them based on misconceptions.
Volkswagen is one of the leaders in the clean diesel market, which can be seen at Volkswagen Phoenix. Volkswagen just released its Clean Diesel IQ survey, which found opinion changing for the better. The survey of 1,511 U.S. gasoline, hybrid and clean diesel drivers revealed that 88 percent of clean diesel drivers believe that clean diesels are some of today’s most fuel-efficient vehicles, and that more than half of gasoline and hybrid drivers agree. For clean diesel drivers, 53 percent listed better mileage as their top clean diesel vehicle attribute. Additionally, more than half of clean diesel drivers who responded to the survey characterize their vehicles as having strong acceleration capabilities.
For more information on clean diesel vehicles, visit Chapman Volkswagen.
The well-loved Beetle GSR will be back for 2014 at Chapman Volkswagen. The GSR was originally a special Volkswagen Beetle launched in 1972, which proved so popular it sold out in just two months. Much like the original, only 3,500 units will be produced, but this time, they will be sold world-wide.
The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR will be the most powerful Beetle in the lineup when it goes on sale in the second half of the 2014. It will feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, producing 210 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. Along with the blistering engine, the Beetle GSR will feature 19-inch aluminum wheels, six-speed manual or dual-clutch automatic transmissions, and distinctive gauges to provide readouts for the clock, stopwatch and turbo boost pressure.
Much like original 1970′s model, the latest Beetle GSR will throw on a yellow and black paint scheme, which carries into the cabin. Owners will find black leather trim on the seats contrasted by yellow stitching. This Super Bug also boasts an R-Line dash pad, GSR shift lever and sill plates, leather handbrake lever, and black floormats with contrasting yellow embroidery along with a sequence-numbered Special Edition badge on the steering wheel.
The car will also feature the Beetle’s sporty R-Line bumper package. The Beetle GSR also comes comprehensively equipped with a Fender audio system, xenon headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, and push-button start. A Media Device Interface with iPod cable is also featured, as is three-color ambient lighting and aluminum-alloy pedals.
According to Volkswagen, the 2014 Beetle GSR performs a 0-60 mph time of 6.6 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph.
For more information on the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR, stop by Scottsdale Volkswagen today!
As 2013 rolls along, many of us will suffer from the sobering realization that our New Year’s resolutions did not make it through the month. One resolution that you should keep, however, is one that you may not even have made: the resolution to take better care of your vehicle. As the technicians at your Phoenix VW dealer will tell you, a small amount of effort toward preventing mechanical problems is the best way to protect your automotive investment.
J.D. Power and Associates offers the following tips for caring for your vehicle:
Break in your new vehicle properly. Although this tip applies mostly to owners of new vehicles, the core message applies to everyone: your driving habits have a significant impact on the reliability of your vehicle. When a new vehicle is delivered, many internal components have not yet worn into place. Driving too aggressively within the first few hundred odometer miles may not allow seals to properly seat and could cause lasting damage to the engine. For vehicles with higher miles, erratic driving can cause unnecessary strain to mechanical parts as well as premature wear to parts which are designed to deteriorate, such as tires and brake pads.
Regularly clean your vehicle (inside and out). In addition to the obvious benefit of driving a nice-looking auto, keeping your vehicle free of dust and debris can reduce the need for future repairs. Many of the engine’s parts (like the intake manifold, the air conditioner, etc.) need to remain clean in order to function. Those parts are generally protected by filters which should be periodically inspected and replaced – a simple service available at your local Scottsdale Volkswagen service center. Keeping your vehicle clean reduces the rate at which filters degrade and reduces the likelihood that debris will find its way into critical sealed areas of the engine, potentially preventing a catastrophic mechanical failure.
Keep a maintenance log. Perhaps the most oft-overlooked and important part of routine maintenance is keeping a detailed maintenance log. Even if you do the maintenance yourself, a simple handwritten log of the services performed, odometer mileage at the time of the service, and the date can dramatically improve the resale or trade-in value of your vehicle. Many warranties even require that maintenance logs are kept for certain types of repairs to be covered. The owner’s manual of your vehicle probably has a maintenance log template – use it!
Routine maintenance is easy to forget, particularly when your schedule is busy. The minor inconvenience of regular oil changes and inspections pales in comparison to the headache of major repairs. Plus, with the fast and affordable service available at Chapman Volkswagen, a resolution to keep your auto in top shape is one of the easiest to keep.
The value of a pre-owned automobile is not lost on today’s buyers. In fact, the popularity (and value retention) of pre-owned vehicles has never been higher than in the last few years, prompting many manufacturers to offer guaranteed buyback programs at near-market value. In response to these facts, your local Phoenix Volkswagen dealer now offers a limited warranty package for quality pre-owned vehicles built by other manufacturers.
The new Volkswagen WorldAuto program applies to qualifying pre-owned vehicles, regardless of their manufacturer. The WorldAuto limited warranty package covers the vehicle for one year or 12,000 miles with only a $100 deductible for service. The WorldAuto pre-owned certification process always begins with a 112-point inspection by a qualified automotive technician, according to the Volkswagen website. This means that every pre-owned vehicle that Volkswagen offers, whether originally built by the German manufacturer or not, is placed on the lot only after Volkswagen technicians are convinced that it retains a high level of performance and reliability.
The WorldAuto inventory system provides access to over 2,800 dealerships, ensuring that buyers can find virtually any make and model they desire – your local Scottsdale VW dealer is no exception. The program also includes rental car coverage of up to $35 per day for ten days, as well as one year of roadside assistance and $50 toward any flat tire, fuel delivery, lockout, jump start, or emergency towing service. Additionally, Volkswagen sweetens the deal by including three free months of Sirius XM Satellite Radio service and travel protection for trips over 100 miles from home.
Plus, if you do fall in love with one of Volkswagen’s many offerings, the same certified pre-owned warranty applies to qualifying vehicles, but with a two-year, 24,000 mile term. If you are considering purchasing a pre-owned vehicle but have questions or concerns, the WorldAuto program provides both inventory variety and the assurance of a limited warranty program superior to many of those offered by manufacturers for their own vehicles. Call or stop by Chapman Volkswagen to learn more about WorldAuto or any of Volkswagen’s other programs and services.
Deciding between a new or used car can be a tough decision. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, but you need to decide what is best for you. Buying a car is usually dependent on budget. New cars are more expensive, but may be safer, include the technology you want and require less maintenance. Used cars are cheaper, but may require more maintenance and trusting the previous owner to tell you everything about the car can be tricky.
Advantages of buying new
Made to order
When you buy a new car, you get to decide what features will be included. Do you want cruise control, power doors and locks and Bluetooth? Usually you can add different packages that include these kinds of features. You can also choose the color and model, which isn’t always an option when buying a used car.
New cars come with limited warranties so you don’t have to worry about problems you might encounter. When you buy a car from Scottsdale Volkswagen, for example, you get a three year or 36,000 mile basic limited warranty, a five year or 60,000 mile powertrain limited warranty or a ten year or 100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty, and a 12-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation. These warranties will give you peace-of-mind for many years because your car will be taken care of.
Safety & Fuel Efficiency
New cars offer the latest safety technology and best fuel efficiency. Safety is especially important for new drivers, so buying a new car may be the way to go if you can afford it. Also, with gas prices as high as they are, depending on the car, paying a little more for a new car could save you money in the long-run.
Other advantages of going new include lower financing rates, free scheduled maintenance and less time spent on the Internet finding your perfect car.
Advantages of buying used
There’s no doubt that buying a used car is more affordable than buying a new car. If you buy from a private owner, you will avoid paying tax that can add, easily, over a $1,000 to the price of a new car. Cars that are just a year or two old are significantly cheaper than buying the newest model of the same car. Buying a used Volkswagen Jetta that’s only two years old, for example, can save you $8,000 according to kbb.com.
The good news about buying a younger used car is that it may still be under warranty. Most warranties will transfer to the next owner if it is still under the noted mileage and hasn’t reached the age limit (typically five to ten years). Make sure to ask the owner for the CARFAX® so you can determine if the car is still under warranty and if it has been in any accidents. If they don’t have the CARFAX® get the car’s VIN and check it yourself.
Fact: insurance on used cars is less expensive than insurance on new cars. New drivers have high insurance rates to begin with because they are higher-risk. Buying a used car could save you money in the long run because you’re monthly or yearly insurance rates will be lower. It is a good idea to check with your auto insurance company before purchasing a vehicle to get a quote so there are no surprises.
A new car depreciates as soon as it leaves the dealership. The value depreciates the most during the first year. Although the value of a used car still depreciates, you will not experience that initial steep depreciation as soon as you drive away with it.
When deciding whether to buy a new or used car, make a pros-cons list to determine what factors are most important to you. Include things like price, safety, insurance, warranty, fuel efficiency and customizability. If price and insurance are most important to you, buying a used car will probably be the best bet. However, if safety and customizability are more important, and cost isn’t as big of a factor, heading to the Chapman Volkswagen dealer to buy a new car may be the way to go.
Volkswagen has introduced the new 2013 GTI, and it is not only powerful but it is also completely designed round the driving aficionado.
The 2.0 TSI engine is a substantial engine that delivers a broad range of power, while maintaining a flat torque curve. The GTI also comes with an electromechanical steering system that has contributed to Volkswagens reputation for sporty, yet dynamic, steering. Electromechanical steering is more consistent and eco-conscious compared to conventional steering systems, because it doesn’t produce waste or require fluids to be replaced.
The Sales Manager of Chapman Volkswagen, Sam Quina agrees saying, “The GTI allows even the most novice drivers to get an excellent driving experience, with predictable cornering, precise steering and sport-performance suspension.”
The exterior of the 2013 VW GTI keeps its original hot hatchback design, that is popular among Scottsdale VW drivers. It is compact yet sporty, and when the rear seats are folded down, spacious. The instantly recognizable VW logo isn’t just the badge on the back of the GTI, but also the handle to open the back hatch. This is a new integration Volkswagen has introduced. The Volkswagen GTI will also have keyless access and a push-to-start ignition system that comes standard. There is also the available Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS). These special headlights can turn up to 15 degrees around corners, so you can get a better view of what is in your path. The bulbs are Bi-Xenon light, which is brighter than both halogen and regular filament bulbs. Bi-Xenon light is so effective the same bulb can be used for both low and high beams. Finally the GTI will sit on performance based 18-inch Detroit alloy wheels. They add to the design and functionality since they are made of high performance rubber and are light and strong. The wheels also allow the bright red brake calipers to be seen, ensuring a more sport look.
A look at the interior of the 2013 Volkswagen GTI reveals a polished look with must have state of the art features. The front seats are heated with three levels of warmth to choose from. The eight way adjustable front seats with lumbar support also have extra cushioning around the corners. There are available top sport seats that feature leather surfaces and an embossed GTI logo on the headrest. Even the pedals of the GTI were built with the driving enthusiast in mind. The sport pedals feature sleek metal alloy with rubber grips that ensure proper positioning of the feet.
The steering wheel is now multi-functional and comes with integrated controls for easy access to the entertainment system and the Bluetooth connection system. The Bluetooth technology comes integrated in the car and allows consumers to answer the phone wirelessly. Customers can also use voice commands to make calls, access phonebook contacts, call into meetings, make reservations at restaurants, and more. This allows drivers to focus on the road and keep their phone safely tucked away while driving. The steering wheel can also control some functions of the available touch screen stereo. There is an in-dash six-disc CD changer, an SD memory card reader, eight speakers, and a three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM Satellite radio.
Today buying a car can lead to many questions and confusion, especially with how different the buying and leasing experience can be. Typically, if you were to purchase a new car than you would make a down payment and finance the remaining cost. At the end of the term you would than own that car. Leasing on the other hand is much like renting, with your payment going towards the car’s depreciation value. If the lease includes a purchase option, you have the ability to buy the car at the end of the defined lease period. But which option is better? That depends on the person’s needs and specific situation. Here are some advantages and disadvantages to both:
With leasing equity is never gained on the car. Even if the car was to be bought at the end of the contract, it would cost more than if it had just been bought outright in the first place.
Leases are also restrictive. If the yearly mileage limit is exceeded there is fine. The car also must be taken excellent car of, any nicks or dings, cost a wear and tear fee. Also it is difficult to get out of a lease early if driving needs or financial circumstances change.
In the short-term leasing can be advantageous. The monthly payments on a leased car are usually a lot smaller than that of a loan, even if opting for a luxury model. The down payment usually works out to be less as well. A typical lease is about three years so most repairs are covered by factory warranty. Sales tax is cheaper and you only pay it on the financed portion. There is also the benefit of being able to drive a new car every few years, and the benefit of never having to hassle with selling it.
If leasing, be sure to check out some of the great deals Chapman Volkswagen has such as: a 36-month lease on a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S for only $159/month, or a 36-month lease on a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L for only $189/month, or finally a 36-month lease on a 2013 Volkswagen CC Sport Automatic for $279/month.
Down payments can cost a substantial amount of money. Monthly payments are usually much higher than that of a leased car and once your warranty expires, maintenance costs can be sizeable as well. Trading or selling is much more of a process and as an overall investment new cars depreciate in value, essentially costing the buyer money.
When buying a car the car becomes a possession. It is now free to be customized and driven however anyone would like, penalty-free. Rather than having infinite payments, there is a finish line, and eventually the car will be paid off. If chosen to, the car can be sold at any time and there is no contract tying the consumer to the car.
If you are considering buying, some great deals at Scottsdale VW include: 2012 Volkswagen Jetta for only $14,999, or a 2012 Volkswagen GLI Autobahn for $25,499, or finally a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L for only $18,599.