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You’ve never had to convince any of us here at Lindsay Chevrolet that the Chevrolet Camaro is a powerful speedster, and a head-turner in the greater Woodbridge area. Every now and then however, pointing out that fact is something we like to do. Recently, a 2012 Camaro joined an exclusive club on the drag strip, paying homage to a classic edition of the muscle car.

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 posted two 11 second times on the track during a time trial run, taking its place in the esteemed ’11 Second Club.’ The automatic transmission of the specialized Camaro, which put up a 11.93-second time while reaching a top speed of 116 miles per hours, and a zero-to-sixty sprint time of four seconds. In the manual transmission, there was an ever so slight difference, as it came in with a time of 11.96 seconds.

Flying out of the gate like that to achieve a well-respected time must be credited to the 6.2-liter LSA V8 engine that pumps out 580 horsepower and 556 pound-feet of torque. The Camaro ZL1 was balanced and handles well, meaning it can go out for a spin on a road course and perform just as well as it would on the drag strip. This particular edition of the Chevy Camaro was paying its respects to the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which boasted a 427 cubic in V8 engine, and was known for its impressive performances on the drag strip as well

If you’d like to drive a vehicle that sports performance numbers like the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, stop in to Lindsay Chevrolet and see what the muscle car has to offer along with our entire selection of new Chevrolet models that blend style and efficiency seamlessly. Located at 15605 Jefferson Davis Highway Woodbridge, VA 22191, we’d be more than happy to answer any questions, and let you take the Camaro out for a test spin on the roads of Woodbridge, Fairfax, and Alexandria today.

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We know the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle is a popular choice with drivers in the greater Sterling area because of its sporty and stylish looks on the outside. While that, along with other factors like safety and dependability are important, the vehicle interior requires a lot of attention as well. After all, it’s where you spend your time driving. That’s where Ward’s “10 Best Interiors” listing comes into play. And wouldn’t you know, the 2012 Beetle cracked the list.

Grading vehicles on various categories like value, technology, and convenience, the Volkswagen Beetle snagged a spot with the help of its features inside the cabin. There’s the sleek color matching dashboard and multi-functional steering wheel with controls to just about everything onboard, including iPod connectivity, touchscreen navigation and hands-free calling with Bluetooth.

There’s also safety features that make not only the Beetle, but all other new Volkswagen models a popular choice among drivers. Specifically, the Beetle has Intelligent Crash Response Systems and Electronic Stability Control.

Though it might not be a part of Ward’s criteria, the new Volkswagen Beetle performs and handles as many in Sterling, Dulles and Tyson’s Corner would expect. Mated to a sport-tuned suspension that utilizes Electromechanical Power Steering, the 2.0-liter TSI five-cylinder, or the 2.5-liter in-line five-cylinder engine options give you the power and punch needed to cruise the streets in style, inside and out.

To get a better feel for the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle and experience its comfort and thrilling driving experience, stop in to Lindsay Volkswagen, located at 22455 Cedar Green Road Sterling, VA 20166. We can talk specifications, compare different models, and even give you a better idea of the flexibleVolkswagen lease and financing options to get you behind the wheel of the iconic Beetle soon.

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Washington Area Lexus Dealers and Presenting Sponsor of the Children’s Ball presented a check to Children’s National for $132,500. They have donated more than $1 million to Children’s National.

 

The Washington Area Lexus Dealers have been proud supporters of Children’s National Medical Center since 2000. We are proud to have partnered with Lexus for ten years, more than $1 million raised to support the patients at Children’s National.  It has been a priority of the Washington Area Lexus Dealers (Lexus of Rockville, Lexus of Silver Spring, Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria, and Pohanka Lexus of Chantilly) to support Children’s National because of the impact it has on the lives of thousands of children from the Washington metropolitan area.  Lexus continues to be dedicated to the Pursuit of Potential, a philanthropic initiative that supports organizations that help build, shape and improve children’s lives.

Michael Lindsay – President, Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria

 

Over the past ten years, the Washington Area Lexus Dealers have donated more than $1 million to Children’s National Medical Center. As parents, many Lexus employees have seen first-hand the difference Children’s National makes in the lives of families.

The Washington Area dealers understand and value the importance of giving back, and want to do their part in helping Children’s maintain ongoing research, treatment, education and outreach. They hope their support can help further facilitate the great work that is being done, and help make a difference in the lives of their patients and families.

Lexus began its commitment to Children’s National in 2000 as a club sponsor for the hospital’s premier social event, Jazzmatazz. After 3 years of club sponsorship, Lexus became the title sponsor in 2003 and has been so ever since. And while the name of the event has changed to the Children’s Ball, Lexus’ support has remained constant.

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Mileage experts John and Helen Taylor complete 1626-mile drive in Chattanooga-built Volkswagen Passat TDI®—without stopping for fuel!

  • Record set using a stock 2012 Passat TDI SE with six-speed manual transmission
  • Average of 84.1 miles per gallon during three-day trip
  • Shows mileage benefits of VW Clean Diesel technology
Herndon, VA –  The world’s most fuel-efficient couple has done it again. John and Helen Taylor were determined to break the record for the farthest distance traveled on a single tank of fuel. They decided to attempt the record in the U.S. with a stock 2012 Volkswagen Passat SE TDI Clean Diesel vehicle equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. The previous record for the most miles covered on a single tank of diesel was 1526.6 miles, achieved with a VW Passat 1.6 BlueMotion® diesel in Europe.The result? A new record of 1626.1 miles, achieved on one tank of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel under real world driving conditions. That’s an incredible 99.5 miles better than the old mark. Over the course of three days and driving through nine states, the couple averaged 84.1 miles per gallon, spending only 4.65 cents per mile. The three-day drive commenced on May 3, 2012 in Houston, TX and ended on May 5, 2012 in Sterling, Virginia. To make the drive as realistic as possible, the couple included 120 pounds of luggage and drove during daylight hours to experience normal traffic situations. Additionally, the couple took turns driving and didn’t travel more than 14 hours per day.

“We’re excited to have broken the record for the longest distance driven on one-tank of fuel,” said John Taylor. “The Passat TDI was the perfect car for the trip. It offers plenty of interior and cargo space, yet is frugal enough to help us achieve this record.”

The Passat’s 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel inline four-cylinder engine produces 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque and with a manual transmission delivers an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 43 mpg on the highway. The TDI engine is equipped with a Selective Catalytic Reduction System (SCR) that fulfills emissions requirements in all 50 states. The Passat—built at the world’s only LEED Platinum certified automotive factory in Chattanooga, TN—was named Motor Trend’s 2012 Car of the Year.

“The Passat was engineered and designed to be a comfortable yet fun to drive alternative in the midsize segment. The TDI Clean Diesel version unites driving dynamics and fuel efficiency that isn’t found in the competitive set,” said Rainer Michel, Vice President of Product Strategy, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “We’re honored that the Taylors chose the 2012 Passat TDI as the vehicle to set this outstanding distance record. Their record shows just how economical the Passat TDI can be in the right hands.”

Prior to the drive, the speedometer and odometer were calibrated by a state certified testing station in Houston, Texas. Law enforcement officers from the city of Houston, Texas oversaw validation of mileage, fuel fill-up, and gas tank sealing at the beginning of the drive. A Loudoun County, Virginia Sheriff’s Deputy verified completion of the drive and mileage prior to removing the fuel tank seal.

The Taylors have made a career out of driving efficiently and conducting workshops globally on fuel-efficient driving techniques. They have collected more than 90 world fuel economy and vehicle-related records from drives around the globe.

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Alex Ovechkin “The Great 8” of the Washington Capitals with his New Lexus and Lindsay Lexus senior sales consultant Lou Brown. 

 

Brooks Laich of the Washington Capitals visiting Mike Newman from Lindsay Lexus  Parts Dept. at Lindsay Collision Center

 

Jeff Schultz #55 of the Washington Capitals visited Lindsay Lexus after purchasing his IS-F from us last year. Here he is with salesperson Doug Thomas. Go Caps! 

 

Ian Desmond short-stop for the Washington Nationals bought a new Lexus GS from Lindsay Lexus. Here is Ian with our Sales Manager Tim Robinson. 

 

Matt Stairs of the Washington Nationals bought his new Lexus RX350 from Lindsay Lexus and Sid Ferzad treated him right!

 

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