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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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Lindsay is proud to sponsor Gripped Racing, a team of approximately 30 local racers competing in Road, Mountain and Cylcocross events! We have provided the team with a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportswagen Clean Diesel TDI to help them get around when they’re not on their bikes.

Gripped Racing is a team of cyclists bound together by a common thread of friendship, camaraderie and a desire to improve their lives through the challenges of training agrippedracing_2nd racing. The Gripped Racing team is dedicated to having fun in the great outdoors while promoting a healthy lifestyle through training, racing and encouraging friends to join in their adventures. Learn more about Gripped Racing on their Facebook page.

Gripped Racing will be part of the Lindsay team that will be participating in Bike to the Beach (#B2BDC) on August 1, 2014. B2BDC is a 107 mile bicycle ride from DC to Dewey Beach that raises funds and awareness for Autism charities. To see all of our fundraising efforts and to make your own contribution please click here.

Gripped Racing is committed to the local community and global environment by participating in river clean-up days, trail maintenance and other volunteer activities. Gripped Racing recently held a 2014 Tour de France viewing party that raised money for Bike to the Beach and Autism Speaks.

 

Gripped Racing team member and filmmaker, Jason Berry, developed a new invention, RaceDots, that replace pins to grippedracing_racedots_vwattach race numbers to clothing. The RaceDots are magnets that make it easy to attach race numbers securely to clothing without poking holes in your jersey or yourself. Berry’s RaceDots solution sandwiches the number and clothing in between a pair of rare earth magnets, which are also keyed to prevent them from migrating once positioned. You can order your RaceDots online at RaceDots.com.

Here is a video on how to use RaceDots:

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Gripped Racing Presents the 2014 Tour de France Viewing Party on Monday, July 14th at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse.
Doors open at 7 pm and the viewing starts at 8 pm.

There will be Raffles & a Silent Auction that include some great Lindsay VW prizes. Tickets are free, but a $5 donation would benefit Bike to the Beach and Autism Speaks.

Get your tickets here.

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We are sponsoring Gripped Racing, a team of approximately 30 local racers competing in Road, Mountain and Cylcocross events! We have provided the team with a Lindsay Volkswagen Sportwagen to help them get around when they’re not on their bikes! Visit GrippedRacing.com for more information, and see photos updates on our social accounts!

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This year Lindsay Automotive is again supporting Bike to the Beach (B2B), a 107 mile bicycle ride from DC to Dewey Beach that raises funds and awareness for Autism charities. Our General Manager, Jerry Holloway, will join the ride again this year (he’s been training hard!). We are reaching out for a little support from our Facebook community.

For every new “Fan” (like of our Facebook page) that we gain from now until the ride (8/1), Jerry will personally donate $2 to Bike to the Beach; up to $500 (in addition to his other fundraising efforts)! As of today we are proud to have 2,660 Facebook fans, an increase of 110 fans since we started this promotion last week! Let’s continue the momentum so please spread the word and help Jerry raise an extra $500 for B2B! More details here.

 

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Come out to Lindsay Volkswagen on the afternoon of June 20, 2014 to meet Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team members: Tanner Foust and Scott Speed.

The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team is preparing for another exciting weekend at the third round of the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship at Volkswagen Rallycross DC. This race will be particularly exciting for the team, because many of the fans cheering the cars and drivers on will be from the Volkswagen Group of America headquarters in Herndon, VA, near to the nation’s capital.

Scott Speed, driver of the No. 77 7UP Volkswagen and former Formula One driver, wants to continue the focus after coming off two wins in Barbados and X Games Austin.  “We will continue to focus and make sure the 7UP Volkswagen pushes to the front of the pack.”

Tanner Foust, driver of the No. 34 Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen and host of Top Gear USA, is excited to be back to the city where he attended high school.  Having a tough start with incidents in both Barbados and X Games Austin, he is seeking the support of his hometown Washington, DC area fans. “I went to high school in Washington, D.C., so this is as much of a hometown race as it can get. With so much Volkswagen fan support, it will be doubly so,” said Foust. “I’ll have a lot of great friends and family at the track supporting the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team.”

Volkswagen Rallycross DC will be held at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., on June 21- 22. NBC will air the race live on Sunday, June 22 at 2 p.m. EST.

Meet Scott Speed and Tanner Foust at Lindsay Volkswagen on June 20, 2014 from 3:30 – 5:30. You will the opportunity to take a photo with the drivers and their cars, as well as have a chance to win tickets to the Volkswagen Rallycross DC event on Saturday and Sunday.

Lindsay Volkswagen will be in attendance at the Rallycross so look for our Volkswagen’s in the opening parade. Look for us while there so you can take a drive in one of our Volkswagen’s.

Lindsay Volkswagen is located at 22455 Cedar Green Road, Sterling, VA. You can find us online at LindsayVolkswagen.com.

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Our Service Department at Lindsay VW was recently ranked 4th in the nation by the 2014 J.D. Power Customer Service Index Study!  The Volkswagen brand ranked 2nd overall for Mass Market Brands including Honda, Nissan, Kia, Toyota, and more.  The CSI index takes into account service initiation, vehicle pick-up, our facility, overall service quality, and our service advisors!

You can visit us online at LindsayVolkswagen.com or stop by at 22455 Cedar Green Road, Sterling, VA.  You can also call the Service Department at 866-305-8532.

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The all-new, seventh-generation Golf and Golf GTI models, when equipped with optional forward collision warning, have earned the coveted 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

These vehicles offer a combination of both passive and active systems and have been engineered to meet or exceed all current crash regulations. The cars feature  a number of electronic and mechanical Driver Assistance systems, including the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System that applies the brakes when a primary collision is detected by the airbag sensors, thus helping reduce residual kinetic energy and, in turn, the chance of additional damage. All Golf and Golf GTI models are equipped with standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and six airbags. The SE and SEL models are also available with a Driver Assistance Package that includes Forward Collision Warning and front and rear Park Distance Control systems.

“To have IIHS recognize both the Volkswagen Golf and Golf GTI as a Top Safety Pick+ is a great statement for the brand“ said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “The seventh-generation Golf and GTI models are the ideal combination of Volkswagen design, performance, innovative safety and world-class engineering.”

The Golf GTI hit dealer showrooms over the Memorial Day holiday weekend and the Golf market introduction is set for August. The Golf GTI and Golf models offer room for five full-size passengers and more cargo capacity than any midsize sedan. With more standard content and technology, increased power and improved fuel efficiency, the all-new Golf and Golf GTI are sure to exceed customer expectations. Adding the TOP SAFETY PICK+ will further distinguish the Golf GTI and Golf in their class.

In order to qualify as a 2014 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK, vehicles must earn a “good” rating in the Institute’s moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as a “good” or “acceptable” rating in the small overlap front test. To qualify for 2014 Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must meet the Top Safety Pick criteria, plus earn a “basic,” “advanced” or “superior” rating for front crash prevention.

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Lindsay Volkswagen is the #1 VW authorized Dealership in the State of VA, and our team is ready to help you find the right VW for you at LindsayVW.com

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Long time VW enthusiast and Lindsay customer, Jonathan, upgraded from his 2013 Mk VI  and took delivery of the first new GTI Mk VII sold at our dealership!

Thank you and congratulations!

 

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