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Do you have a teen driver in your life who bugs you for a car of their own almost relentlessly? Or, are you looking into cars to purchase all while keeping in mind your teen driver(s) and their safety? Look no further than Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles . The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently issued a list of the best vehicles for teen drivers including six different Volkswagen models. At Lindsay Automotive, we’re sure you’ll love our selection and have peace of mind when it comes to your loved ones getting behind the wheel. The IIHS conducted this study on teen safety on the road to find safe, stable vehicles that do not tempt teen drivers to drive recklessly.

The Options
Statistics show that 83% of parents buy used vehicles for their teen drivers. The IIHS segmented the list in two:  the Best Options (safest options under $20,000) and the Good Options (safest below $10,000). The Volkswagen vehicles that made the list are as follows:

 

Why They Qualified
The IIHS looked into a detailed set of considerations while attempting to identify which vehicles qualified for the list of vehicles safest to be operated by teens. You may notice there are no compact cars on this list – that’s due to the fact that larger vehicles handle collisions better than small cars do. Also, none of the standard VW’s listed are tuned up with extraordinary levels of horsepower, as this could lead teens to drive faster or more recklessly. Moreover, each vehicle listed above comes equipped with an electronic stability control (ESC) system, which is a safety feature that senses and recovers from skidding. Each vehicle that made the list met or exceeded safety rating standards.

Safety in Shopping
Keep in mind while searching for a car for your teen that modern vehicles do, in fact, come with advanced safety features that beat out older vehicles; that is why all of the Volkswagen vehicles under the Best Choices list are 2009 or newer. These models all include side air bags and advanced traction control systems that make driving smoother and easier than the Good Choices or older cars. Although teens are more susceptible to driving recklessly and getting in accidents, older vehicles will not protect them against these tendencies as well as newer vehicles do, so buy accordingly.

Regardless of your price range and preferences, this used car list compiled by the IIHS can be a helpful guide to purchasing your teen a safe, reliable, solid car. Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles is more than happy to help you along the way. Keep us in mind!

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From making sure you don’t break the bank when looking to invest in a new car to being there for you long after you drive off our lot, we’re all about making life easier for our customers here at Lindsay Chevrolet. Not for nothing, but so are the engineers at our favorite automaker. After all, if there’s one thing every driver hates, it’s parallel parking on a busy street.

Seeing as how this necessary evil is something we’d all love to be rid of, Chevrolet decided to expedite the process by developing their Automatic Parking Assist technology. Want to see why we’re counting down the days until it arrives on our lineup? Then go right ahead and hit play.

Or the sight of this space-age system has you itching go for a test drive before the machines take over, we’d be happy to set you up at our dealership here in Woodbridge, VA. Life is about to get a whole lot better.

Visit us online at LindsayChevrolet.com.

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The 2014 Lexus IS 250 and 350 models were launched a little over a year ago, and ever since then they’ve made history with records sales. Lexus went with an edgy exterior design, making the IS very sporty, and stuck with V6 engines for both models. The Lexus IS was then tested against the BMW in its segment. The results were startling to most:  on and off the track, the Lexus was the better driver’s car, according to Torque News. Then, Car and Driver tested the IS versus the BMW and the rest in the class of sports sedans (think Audi, Mercedes, Infiniti), and they picked the Lexus, too. Road and Track was up next; they also picked the Lexus IS as best in its class overall.

All of the most reputable car review outlets dutifully reported their findings, and as news spread, Lexus had quite a year – this wasn’t supposed to happen for an American car up against European superiors, but it did. To get even more exhilaration out of your Lexus IS sports sedan, opt for the F SPORT Performance package.

Come visit Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria or check us out online at LindsayLexus.com to look out our awesome inventory of the history-making Lexus IS models!

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The road ahead is full of uncertainty. You can never anticipate all of the potholes or turns ahead, but you can choose the dependable truck to get you through any adversity on the open road. Choose the Ford F-150.

The F-150 has earned its reputation over the years as a better truck, a truck to depends on when the going gets tough because it was built with stronger to withstand more. The 2015 F-150 is no different, and the proud legacy continues on.

No matter how extreme the twists and turns, the ruts and ridges, the F-150 powers through, while within the cab the ride is smooth and deceptively quiet. With the best payload in its class and the only contender with fully flat load floor, you can carry more when it is down to the wire.

Put the Ford F-150 through your own tests here at our dealership in Wheaton, MD. Choose the best truck around that doesn’t take no for an answer.

Visit us online at LindsayFord.com.

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The Lexus 2014 CT 200h is the cheapest model available in the 2014 class, but it sure isn’t missing the Lexus trademark luxury and cutting-edge features. Its interior is undeniably exquisite, with comfortable, leather-trimmed seats that make the experience enjoyable for both the driver and passengers. The entertainment system makes placing calls and playing music simple, and controls located on the steering wheel allow the driver to avoid further distractions. As for the exterior, the CT 200h has a hatchback design and a surprisingly lively little engine that contribute to its sporty persona. Pickup is more than adequate for a hybrid in this class, and its handling is impressive, allowing drivers to whip around corners. This luxury hybrid hatchback earns its keep in this growing segment.

The 2014 Lexus CT 200h ought to be on top of every shopper’s list if they’re in the market for a fun hybrid. This hatchback offers cool features and luxurious amenities, which are tough to find elsewhere, with exceptional fuel economy and a winning price. Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria has a great selection of new inventory. If the 2014 Lexus CT 200h sounds like it’s the car for you, come visit us today or check us out online at LindsayLexus.com!

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Whether it relates to marriages or how long a business has been open for, 50th anniversaries are always something to celebrate. That is exactly what Ford is doing with the 2015 Ford Mustang. In honor of its half-century birthday the iconic sports car is getting a redesign that is sure to get buyers flocking to Lindsay Ford of Wheaton for a test drive!

After seeing this video, we hope it’s a sign of how well the 2015 Mustang will perform once it’s available the North American market.

The slot car mustang may be incredibly mini compared to its full-size sibling, but thanks to 3D printing technology it has the same dimensions, just scaled down a lot. That makes us confident that it will fly by the competition!

For more information on when the 2015 Ford Mustang will be arriving at our Wheaton, MD dealership, contact us. In the meantime, stop in and test drive any of our 2014 Ford Mustang models.

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Reducing clutter and adding function, Cadillac will add wireless charging of smartphones in the 2015 model ATS sport sedan and coupe launching this fall. Compatible with Powermat and other in-phone wireless charging technologies, the feature eliminates the need for cords on board.

“A recent survey from IHS revealed that 70 percent of consumers charge their mobile phone at least once per day, with 30 percent charging more than once,” said Ryan Sanderson, associate director, Power Supply & Storage Components at IHS Technology.

“This is driving demand for charging access in multiple locations throughout the day, something wireless charging can address in a more convenient way than the consumer having to carry one or more wired chargers around with them on a daily basis.”

Following its introduction into the 2015 ATS, wireless charging technology will be added to the CTS sport sedan this fall and to the Escalade SUV at the end of 2014.

”With 4G LTE capability and now wireless charging, Cadillac is embedding conveniences that have quickly become essential customer needs,” said Ken Kornas, ATS global product manager.

Powermat enables the phone to simply sit on a rubberized pad. The battery is recharged by means of an electromagnetic field. An increasing number of smartphones have wireless charging either embedded or as an option. The wireless charger GM and Powermat created accommodates the majority of these enabled devices.

“Our lifestyles have evolved in a more mobile way than ever before and with that comes an even greater need for access to power in those places where we spend the majority of our time,” said Powermat CEO Ran Poliakine. “Our integration into the Cadillac ATS is only the first step in the evolution of portable power in places that include your car, your coffee house and even your favorite sporting arena.”

The wireless charging feature will be located inside the storage bin behind the fully motorized center instrument panel faceplate of the ATS. This location creates a convenient option for drivers so they can keep their hands on the wheel. Using Bluetooth, a driver can pair his or her phone to the vehicle and enjoy many of the connectivity elements of the mobile device while it is both out of the way and charging.

Cadillac CUE is the centerpiece of the ATS Coupe’s in-vehicle technologies. For 2015, CUE includes new enhanced content such as a Text-to-Voice feature for smartphone users with Bluetooth profile (M.A.P.), which reads incoming texts through the car’s speakers. Using the feature requires a compatible smartphone with Bluetooth profile and applicable text messaging feature.

About Powermat

Powermat is the pioneer and leader of the wireless power industry. Enjoyed by millions of consumers worldwide, Powermat’s technology was formally adopted by the PMA, and is the platform of choice for such global leaders as Duracell, General Motors, AT&T and Starbucks. Please find out more at PowerMat.com.

You can visit us online at LindsayCadillac.com.

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