Volkswagen of Gainesville

March 1, 2017
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Volkswagen’s College Grad Incentives Saves You Money in Gainesville FL

Graduating from college is a big deal, and you should be proud of your accomplishment. At VW of Gainesville, we salute you!

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We also recognize that once you graduate, getting the credit you deserve in life can be difficult. To help you out, we’ve created the Volkswagen’s College Grad Incentives program, designed with you in mind. If you are a recent college graduate or you anticipate graduating soon, then don’t miss the opportunity to get:

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February 1, 2017
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Self-Driving VW Microbus Wows Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen wowed audiences at the recently concluded 2017 Detroit Auto Show with its retro/futuristic Microbus that the German automaker used to showcase its cutting-edge suite of autonomous driver technologies.

Autonomous Bus Creates Buzz.

VW claims that the “I.D. BUZZ” concept is the world’s first electric multi-purpose vehicle with a fully autonomous driving mode. This futuristic microbus will have a total of 369 horsepower with a range of 270 miles. The zero-emission vehicle will reportedly accelerate from 0-60 mph in around 5 seconds, with a governed top speed of 99 mph.

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January 1, 2017
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Why You’ll Love With The Stunning New 2017 Jetta

Born on the Autobahn and designed for America, the new 2017 VW Jetta for sale near Gainesville at your hometown Gainesville VW new car dealer, VW of Gainesville, is a car that’s easy to fall in love with.

You’ll Love The Classic Styling

If you’re someone who’s looking for a compact four-door sedan that doesn’t buy into the latest “here today-gone tomorrow” fads, then you’ll appreciate the new 2017 Jetta’s timeless style. VW kept the clean-looking Jetta free of awkward lines, creases, chrome doodads and embellishments so many other automakers are sticking onto the cars these days.

That’s not to say that the 2017 Jetta doesn’t have a sporty personality. A tapered hood meets a tasteful front grille framed by large projector headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights. An updated lower fascia features available fog lights that add a dash of sport. The Jetta’s smooth flanks are accented by handsome available 17-inch sport alloy wheels. Indeed, the Jetta is sleek, sophisticated, and aerodynamic; without a hint of pretentiousness.

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December 1, 2016
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Learn About 2 Exciting New 2017 VW Models From VW of Gainesville

VW of Gainesville, your preferred Gainesville, FL, Volkswagen new car dealership, proudly introduces two exciting new 2017 VW models. Now available at our VW dealership near Ocala, FL, the luxurious new 2017 CC four-door sports coupe and go-anywhere 2017 Golf Alltrack Wagon are just two examples of VW’s European-inspired design and heritage of Teutonic engineering excellence.

As we go into the New Year, let’s take the wraps off of these two exceptional 2017 VWs for sale near Gainesville.

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2017 Volkswagen CC Sports Coupe

First up is the beautiful, sleek, and elegantly refined new 2017 CC Sports Coupe for sale near Ocala, Fl. The CC carries VW’s premium luxury banner proudly. The CC’s superb craftsmanship, quality materials, and VW’s exemplary attention to every detail put it in a class by itself.

Timeless Design

Looking every bit the challenger to the likes of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi, the exterior of the new 2017 CC is a testament to VW’s restrained, yet contemporary design philosophy. You won’t find hard lines, awkward angles, or excess bling on the CC. Instead, the CC oozes understated class and sportiness, from its signature grille and rounded coupe-like roofline to its smooth flanks and large LED taillights. I n other words, this is one car that will continue to look fresh and modern years from now.

The CC’s available Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) add a brilliant dash of modernity to the CC’s subtle front end. Ever the innovator, VW created a unique, available Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) that actually turns the headlight beams in the direction of travel to help improve nighttime visibility. Cleverly hidden within the taillight lenses are two “Cs,” which is certainly a nice touch. And you’ll appreciate the available power folding side mirror that fold themselves out of the way. That’s especially handy when pulling into a tight parking space.

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November 1, 2016
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10 Powerful Tips For Healthier Holiday Eating

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Much like binge-watching your favorite shows on Netflix or Hulu, binging out during the holidays is a traditional American ritual. It can be very hard to control yourself with the intoxicating aroma and sheer volume of fattening food circulating around the holidays. From office potlucks to granny’s homemade pumpkin pie, eating healthy during the holidays can seem like an almost impossible goal to achieve.

However, according to Karen Asp of RealSimple.com, there are some healthy eating strategies you can employ to help combat the overwhelming frenzy of festive holiday feasting.

  1. Bring Your Own Healthy Food.

Those office, social, or church potlucks can wreak havoc on healthy holiday eating. If asked to bring a dish, contribute something healthy, like a salad or veggie tray. That way you can enjoy it and cut down on the cupcakes.

  1. Focus On The Healthiest Foods First.

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October 1, 2016
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How To Make 10 Terrific Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving. It’s a day we set aside to remind ourselves just how thankful we are for all the blessings we enjoy. It’s a time when friends and family gather around the dinner table to partake of a delicious Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings.

Ever since the legendary encounter between the Pilgrims and Native Americans, countless families have tried to fashion the perfect Thanksgiving feast. But let’s be honest. Serving a memorable Thanksgiving dinner isn’t easy. It involves a lot of preparation and planning.

Executing a successful Thanksgiving is all about the cooking. And the key to that is a great recipe. Fortunately, there are hundreds of recipes that give you step-by-step instructions on everything from cooking the moistest and most flavorful turkey to mouth-watering side dishes and delectable desserts.

Your Recipe For Thanksgiving Success

But why go through all the effort of researching some of the best recipes on the web when we’ve done the work for you? It’s all right here in our exclusive Volkswagen of Gainesville guide to cooking the best Thanksgiving meal ever. It’s a soup-to-nuts catalog of some of the most savory Thanksgiving recipes you’ll find. Bon Appetit!

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  1. Garlic & Herb Roasted Turkey

Turkey is the star of the show, and this simple recipe will put your culinary skills in the spotlight as you serve up a bird that’s both juicy and delicious. Get this recipe at http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a44466/garlic-and-herb-roasted-turkey/ Continue Reading →

September 1, 2016
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How To Easily Make 10 Hilarious Halloween Costumes

Halloween can be scary if you’re fresh out of ideas for creative new costumes. Sure, it’s tempting to run down to your favorite big box store in Gainesville and pick out the standard pirate/witch/superhero/vampire/ghost/zombie costume that everybody else will be wearing. Come on. You can do better than that. So why not try a unique twist on Halloween this year?

We’ve come up with our top 10 hilarious Halloween costumes gathered from the spooky netherworld of the Internet. Each of these funny costumes is easy to make and quite clever, too.

  1. Jellybean Costume – All this costume needs is a clear plastic trash bag and some balloons. Cut holes for your arms and legs, tie the top with a ribbon and write a “nutrition label” on the back. A real sweet idea.
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August 1, 2016
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How To Use Your VW Child Safety Features

At Volkswagen, safety is one of the company’s “core values.” VW’s passionate commitment to automotive safety is why the 2016 VW Passat is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+. Each and every 2016 VW Passat for sale in Gainesville here at Volkswagen of Gainesville is equipped with the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) Restraint System.

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Improper Car Seat Use Widespread

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3 out of 4 car seats are not used correctly. The LATCH system is designed to make it easier to install and secure car seats properly. There are two small bars/anchors located between the space between the rear seat back and the rear seat cushion. Also, there are a minimum of three anchors located behind the back seat on the vehicle’s shelf. Most car seats come with special tether straps designed to be used with this system.

For specific instructions regarding how to uses the LATCH system for your particular type of child car seat, please refer to your Passat Owner’s Manual and the instructions that came with your car seat. You can download helpful instructional videos and other valuable information about the LATCH system from the NHTSA website at http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/LATCH.

What Florida Law Says About Child Safety

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June 8, 2016
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Gainesville Summer Golf Guide From Your Hometown Dealer

Golf is a way of life for countless Floridians. After all, Florida ranks as one of the world’s most popular golfing destinations with some of the finest golf courses to be found anywhere. Here in the Gainesville area, we’re blessed to have many outstanding golf courses in our backyard. Because we here at your hometown Gainesville, FL VW new car dealer, VW of Gainesville, are as golf-crazed as you are, we put together this handy guide to some of the area’s best golf courses.

ironwood-golf-course-gainesville-flIronwood Golf Course – Set amidst century-old pines and picturesque lakes, Ironwood is an 18-hole, par 72 championship municipal golf course owned by the City of Gainesville. But don’t let that “municipal” moniker fool you. Golf Digest ranks Ironwood as one of its “best places to play,” and the course hosts more than 50 tournaments a year. http://www.ironwoodgolfcourse.org/

Mark Bostick Golf Course – UF’s signature golf course is one of the few college golf courses actually located on campus. With state-of-the-art facilities, the par-70 course helped the Gators to achieve their six NCAA and 21 Southeastern Conference championships. Originally built in the 1920s, this walkable course is open to UF students, alumni, and guests. http://markbostickgolfcourse.com/

Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club – This Gary Player-designed course epitomizes the classic Southern-styled golf experience. Situated in Gainesville’s premier master-planned community, the par 72 course offers 18 holes of challenging championship play. Exciting upgrades include a new bar, grill, cabana, and patio area.  http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Haile-Plantation-Golf-Country-Club/ Continue Reading →

May 25, 2016
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Why You’ll Love Road Trips In A 2016 Volkswagen Golf

It’s summertime and the long semester at UF has finally ended. You’re itching to put the campus in your rearview mirror and take off for a well-deserved summer break. Sounds like a road trip is in your immediate future. So why not text one of your BFFs, make your plans, gather your gear, and head out to Orlando, the beach (well, of course, the beach!), or maybe even a longer trek to places you’ve never been before.

We forgot one not-so-minor detail. How will you get there? Sure, you can borrow the family minivan (uh, no), cross your fingers that your second-hand car can make the trip (minus the air conditioning which quit a couple of weeks ago), or hope that your friend has a decent set of wheel. (Wait a minute, they’re hoping YOU have a decent set of wheels. Okay, scratch that idea.)

Now don’t get all discouraged because we have the answer to this summertime vehicular vacation dilemma, oh yes we do. Here at your hometown Gainesville VW new car dealer, VW of Gainesville, we have the perfect summer getaway car for you and your friend (drumroll please): the fun-to-drive, award-winning new 2016 Golf.

The 2016 Golf for sale in Gainesville at VW of Gainesville is the perfect summer road trip companion for you and your friends. Its hip, youthful vibe says “let’s go!” This is one hot hatchback with tons of personality, plenty of space for your friends and their gear, plus the performance, handling, and fuel economy that you’re looking for.

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An Award-Winning Trendsetter

The 2016 Golf is largely carried over from the 2015 model, and that’s a good thing. A very good thing, in fact. Because last year the 2015 Golf received the automotive industry’s most prestigious accolade:  Motor Trend Magazine’s “Car of the Year.” You have to have some serious mojo to win the coveted “Golden Calipers.”

Speaking of awards, the 2016 Golf achieved a milestone when it was named Car And Driver Magazine’s prestigious “10Best” for the 10th time in a row. That’s 10-out-of 10 in case anyone was counting. (Well we were counting, of course.)

In fact, the Golf has become the benchmark against which all other hatchbacks are measured. The publication heaped praise on the Golf, with it earning top marks in six of the COTY’s judging categories. “No matter which Golf variant we jumped into, we emerged with smiles on our faces,” the publication enthused. Continue Reading →