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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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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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We have some excellent Father’s Day gift ideas, especially if you want to beat out your siblings and get Dad a gift he’ll never forget!

fathersdaybbqIf your dad is more of the rugged type, check out the 2014 Ram 1500, Chevy Silverado 2500HD, Ford F-150, or Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.  If Dad has a little bit sportier taste, then the Lexus IS F-Sport, Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, or the VW GTI might be right up his alley.

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However, if you’re on a slightly smaller budget, we also have plenty of great gift ideas in the Parts Departments at all of our locations.  Whether it be new floor mats for his Chevy, Mopar Parts & Accessories for his Jeep, Nike Apparel and Cadillac golf gear for him, or VW-themed gifts like a BBQ Apron and 3 Piece Set or the VW Traveling Tunes Cooler, the possibilities are endless!! fathersdaycadillacapparel

 

 

Find these gift ideas and more in our stores or online:

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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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In a competition that will include chairs, clothes and piano keys, the Volkswagen XL1 will compete for Design of the Year.

The world’s most fuel-efficient hybrid car, the Volkswagen XL1, has been named the winner of the Transport category in the annual Designs of the Year Awards.

The VW XL1 moves on to the next stage to go head-to-head in competition for Design of the Year 2014. The innovative Xl1 will compete against winners of the other categories, including Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics and Product.

The Designs of the Year exhibition honors the best-of-the-best in cutting-edge innovation and original talent, showcasing the very best in global design. This includes not only vehicles, but also clothes, chairs, and even a re-invention of the piano keyboard. All are included in this year’s winners. The car is one of 76 designs in the seven categories which are on display at the Design Museum in London until August 25th.

Conceived by a team led by Klaus Bischoff, head of design for the Volkswagen brand, the XL1 is a limited series production two-seater car that explores the limits of energy efficiency for a road-legal production vehicle. It was nominated for the exhibition by author and automotive design and technology expert, Andrew Nahum.

The design brief for the XL1 was to produce a ‘one litre’ car, i.e. a car that uses one litre of fuel per 100 km, equivalent to 282 miles per gallon. The resulting vehicle uses just 0.9 litres per 100 km, or 313 mpg, and this high mpg figure correlates to a very low carbon dioxide emissions value of just 21 g/km.

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We would like to invite you to visit our website to view our newest inventory: LindsayVolkswagen.com.

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