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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.
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.
There are two different agencies that perform crash test ratings. The national Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, their tests are conducted differently. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crashes cars head-on into a solid, immovable barrier, which is often not comparable to an actual crash. The IIHS conducts a frontal-offset crash into a deformable barrier that reacts much more similarly to a real life car crash.
When comparing different models frontal crash ratings, they are only relevant within the same vehicle class or between models of comparable weight. The test reflects how a specific car would fare in a crash between another vehicle of the same model, not verse a larger or smaller vehicle. So a large vehicle with a Poor rating is not necessarily safer than a small vehicle with a Good rating. At this time there are no reliable methods for reporting the effect of size differences on a vehicles score.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s rear-crash head restraining ratings consistently test how well a stationary seat protects against whiplash by simulating a 20-mph rear crash. The way the IIHS does this is by combining results with the elevation of the seat to arrive at a rating.
NHTSA realized their side-impact tests weren’t as accurate as they could be so they began factoring in head-injury data into the rating. The rating now combines the side barrier test with a pole test that simulates a car sliding sideways into a tree or post.
Side impact tests used properly positioned, belted test dummies, so it’s important for Volkswagen Phoenix consumers to scrutinize crash-test reports. That will help consumers determine if the car has side airbags but and to know if they are standard or optional on the car their considering.
That’s why it’s always a good idea to go with a brand that has been a consistent winner of the IIHS Top Safety Pick Award, as Volkswagen has. This year Volkswagen has nine models that have won the coveted award and have earned the highest possible overall rating. This makes the brand the leader in the U.S industry. The nine new Volkswagen models to receive the award include the CC 2.0L TSI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, Tiguan, Touareg, and four-door Golf, and GTI.
The annual rating recognizes those vehicles that perform the best in protecting passengers in the Institutes front, side, and rear crash test evaluations. The institute only awards Top Safety Pick ratings to vehicles that are fitted with electronic stability control and head protection airbags.
For more information on safety ratings on any Volkswagen, come by your Scottsdale VW dealership.
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.
Volkswagen has released their Summer/Spring DriverGear collection, which is various accessories, clothing items, and other VW endorsed items you can buy. There are categories such as Mens, Ladies, Hates, Lifestyle, Sport and Collections. Each category has an array of different items to choose from at different price levels that everyone can afford. There is also an online catalog to look through that makes browsing fun and easy.
In the Mens section there are options like Tees, Polos & Shirts, Hoodies & Sweatshirts and more. There is everything from IZOD, Lacoste, and Callaway brand polos that range from low $40.00s to $87.95. VW also has some great shoes for men from the Classic Flip Flops which are only $29.95 to suede slippers which are also only $29.95. There is hoodies, fleeces, rain ponchos, and sweatshirts with various designs and of course an arrangement of t-shirts to choose from. One item that stood out was a pair of VW branded Oakley sunglasses that were $100.00. Any of these items would be greatly appreciated by any VW enthusiastThe Ladies category has similar sub-sections as to the Men’s department but with lower prices. There is everything from cool v-neck t-shirts that are bright, fun and very girly to basic tanks and tees that run from about $12 to about $20. There are vintage inspired tees, sweatshirts, and hats; there is even a shirt that was once a soda bottle. The shirt retains its original color and is made from recycled plastic PET, there are no chemical dyes and the yarn is ring spun for a soft feel. There are also neat purses and totes and other fun ladies only items all branded, of course, with the VW emblem. Any Scottsdale VW woman would love the selection of items.
In the kids section you can find something for kids of almost any age. There are VW soccer balls, footballs, and plush toys as well as other toys. Volkswagen also features clothing for kids as young as infants but still offers toddler and small children sized clothing as well. There is even a Color It Yourself tee.
The Lifestyle section offers all sorts of accessories and items such as keychains, drinkware, tech tools, jewelry, sunglasses, outdoor, signs, pets, and games and toys. There are literally hundreds of items to search through from beach cruisers to office chairs any VW branded item you can think of is probably in this section. One neat item was a repurposed tire bracelet that is not only environmentally friendly but also stylish. The bracelet is made from recycled tires and metal from Volkswagens the bracelet is only $12.95.
The Sport and Collections categories feature brand and car specific items. Such as tee shirts with your specific car of choice on it (i.e Jetta, Touring, CC, etc), license plate covers, and other accessories. For any of these items you can check out the DriverGear website from Volkswagen or head to your local Phoenix Volkswagen Dealer to place an order for any VW lover!
The new 2013 Beetle has something that was lost a few years back, a diesel fueled engine. It has a relaxed character and a relatively narrow rev range. The 2013 TDI Beetle will be out later this summer and will come complete with a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine that makes an impressive 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. It will be connected to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed DSG (dual-clutch) automated manual gearbox. This engine offers a great performance while still being incredibly economical. The TDI allows you to drive hard like a gasoline engine and offers a strong kick of torque. EPA ratings for the latest Beetle TDI ring in at 29 mpg city, 39 highway.
On the outside noticeable updates include unique 17-inch wheels, additional exterior chrome accents, and a TDI badge. The Beetle is retro while still holding a modern feel to it. The flatter roofline and sportier design are inspired by the 2005 Ragster Concept. The previously very round and cute edges are now squarer and compliment the fascias. The fender stays exaggerated but the headlights and taillights are sharper and there are additions of chrome accents along the side of the car to keep it from looking too “girly”.
Inside the unique instrumental panel, gauge pod, and overall design have become more stylish and conventional. The gauge cluster now has three separate gauges and a central speedometer. The steering wheel was also changed to be sportier with a flat-bottom and painted inserts. There also colored inserts on the instrument panel and door panel. VW Beetle Phoenix drivers will appreciate the larger size of the new Beetle. The size translates into more interior space, with an increase of 1.2 inches front headroom. There is also an increase of 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up and 29.9 cubic feet with the seats down.
The basic 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI comes standard with power windows, cruise control, Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming, an eight-speaker audio system and keyless push-button start. The next highest trim level adds a large power sliding panoramic roof and insulated glass that blocks 92 percent of heat out from the cabin. The highest trim levels include sunroof, sound and navigation upgrade, VW’s touch-screen, and a premium Fender audio system.
Head to your Scottsdale VW dealer to test drive a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle today!
The 2012 Volkswagen Golf, now available at Scottsdale VW dealers, has an impressive balance of an easy ride, enjoyable to drive, and a classy interior. The golf is available with two different engines: a 2.5-liter inline 5-cylindr engine and a 2.0-liter TDI clean Diesel engine. Both engines are available with an optional 6-speed automatic transmission; however the standard engine is paired with a standard 5-speed manual transmission while the diesel engine is paired with a standard 6-speed manual transmission. The Volkswagen Golf also has an excellent fuel mileage with an estimated 23 mpg city/33 mpg highway for the standard engine and 30 mpg city/42 mpg highway for the diesel variant.
Phoenix Volkswagen drivers will appreciate the standard 2.5-liter gasoline engine accelerates quickly with a 0-60 mph time of 7.8 seconds for the 5-speed manual and 8.1 seconds for the 6-speed automatic. The tiptronic automatic transmission delivers smooth transitions between gears whether left to its own capabilities or chosen by the driver via the gearshift or steering wheel paddles. Steering response is crisp and handling corners was a breeze. The Golf is said to offer sophistication unmatched in its class.
Inside the Golf has features including hands-free phone capability, climate control with pollen filter, touch-screen navigation system, touch-screen stereo and heated front seats. The Golf is roomy and the passenger space equals or is at least competitive with the other major players in its niche. Getting in and out of the car is easy even with the sporty seats. The driver seat and the passenger seat are adjustable eight ways and the tilt and telescope steering wheel allow even the tallest driver to fit perfectly.
The Volkswagen Golf also is complete with multiple top of the line safety features, including an Intelligent Crash Response System. The ICRS unlocks the doors, shuts off the fuel pump, and turns on the hazards lights right after the airbags have been deployed in a crash. The Golf also comes equipped with an Electronic Stability Control, which prevents oversteering or understeering during an evasive maneuver by applying corrective forces to each of the wheels. The Crash-optimized front end is an impact-absorbing element that allows for compression during a collision, minimizing the amount of damage that will make it to the driver. All of these safety precautions have made the Volkswagen Golf a 2012 Top Safety Pick.
So come down to Chapman Volkswagen and check out the new 2012 Golf!