Why October’s The Best Time to Buy a VW Car Hands Down

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New Volkswagens

Buying a used or new Volkswagen isn’t quite like buying a swimsuit, house or winter coat—it’s much more exciting (and will stay in style much longer than that monokini!). However, there’s one major similarity: There’s a “best” time to buy a car, both new and used. September and October rein supreme as the car buying season since it’s the time when dealerships need to clear out existing inventory to make room for the 2015 models.

This means even more competitive pricing than normal, as well as great deals on the brand new models that are fresh off the delivery trucks. Excepting a house, your vehicle is likely the priciest investment you can make. Whether it’s a Jetta or a GTI, it’s what’ll stick with you through the years, getting you from Point A to Point B, from weekend warrior-ing to Sunday brunches and it’s your trusty stallion that lets you ride into the evening commute sunset.

Wheeling and Dealing

Timing is everything with car shopping, but don’t forget about the other great ways to save: Zero-interest financing, rebates and simply counting on a local VW dealership renowned for fair pricing and no hard or upsells. However, if you’ve ever been accused of procrastinating, with car shopping that’s finally a good thing. The end of the year (and preferably the end of the month) is when car buying magic happens.

Even if your dealership has employees who don’t work on commission, they might operate on a monthly bonus system. That means more incentives to offer the best pricing to you. Even better, there might be an annual bonus on deck, which is much more alluring. Add into the mix new arrivals that are claiming precious showroom and lot space, and suddenly it’s a car buyer’s market. Even though the 2014 and used models might be in flawless condition (sometimes with next to no miles), the fresh blood still gets precedence—and you reap all the benefits.

Beware Spring Chickens

Alternately, you may pay a bit more to buy a car in the spring. Everyone has their tax refunds, people are driving more as the weather clears up and convertibles like the Beetle get in hot demand. That’s the car buying season where dealers have less pressure to sell and more customers are in the market, so discounts aren’t quite as prevalent at some dealerships.

Want to buy a car on your own terms and your own timing? If that’s the case, it doesn’t matter quite as much whether Halloween or Memorial Day is just around the corner. Rely on a reputable, local dealership just like Strong Volkswagen that doesn’t price based on bonus systems or the weather. Any time of year is a great time to buy a Volkswagen, but having a new ride for the tough winter months can make that winter wonderland a little more wonderful.

4 Ways to Make Your VW Commute Better

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Commute

Wish you had more time with your Volkswagen—or just in general? The good news is that you do. It’s during your commute, where the average American spends just over 25 minutes in their ride each way, five days per week. How many times have you wished for 30 minutes to just veg out, listen to music, catch up on an (audio) book or slowly sip on your favorite coffee? Commutes are only getting longer and unfortunately few people are spinning that into a positive.

Unless you decide to give up your Tiguan for public transportation (and who would do that?), your commutes aren’t going anywhere. Enjoy them. You likely have nearly an hour of “me time” every working day that’s wasted giving in to stress, road rage or riding someone’s bumper. Here’s how to put the “you” back into commuting for good:

1. Practice your stress management skills

Whether it’s your pranayamas, repeating affirmations or listening to classical music, there are many ways you can relax during your commute. Maybe your go-to habits haven’t been working, such as listening to loud and invigorating music which just puts you on edge. Use this time to truly get ready for the day and go into it openly.

2. Consider this your book time

Foregoing music for audio books is a great way to enjoy a guilty pleasure (romance novels, anyone?), learn a foreign language or get up to date on that Thought Leader autobiography you’ve been meaning to read. Most libraries have an impressive collection, too, which means free entertainment.

3. Remember why you fell in love with your Volkswagen all over again

Was it those heated seats, the convertible top or the idea of having a fresh flower in your used Beetle that sealed the deal? Your commute is when you’re spending the most time in your ride, so enjoy it. Create a bi-monthly or weekly ritual of a wash and vacuum on the weekend so you go into the work week comfortable and cruising like royalty.

4. Carpool wisely

Some drivers prefer a solo commute while others like being social. Join a carpooling group to meet new people who are on the same wavelength as you—positive, warm and interested in a daily happy hour on wheels (sans cocktails, of course). A great conversation can really get you ready for the daily grind ahead.

Are you making the most of your Volkswagen and oodles of time every day? Drive into the cooler months with adjusted priorities and see what an impact it can make.