The 2018 VW Passat GTI Review

By cmathias | Posted in VW Model News on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 9:17 AM

Thinking of the 2018 VW Passat GTI? Check out its’ latest review from Auto Week! 

A proclaimed, “family sized GTI,” the 2018 Passat offers a much less expensive alternative to the SEL Premium, coming in around $5,000 less! With its sharp looks, sporty styling including a spoiler, and “piano black” interior with features such as unique stitching patterns in the seats and steering wheel, and GT badges throughout, the GTI is a fun vehicle for anyone!

If you’re looking for one, check out our inventory and read more on the review below!

“The Passat is a 192-inch family sedan, with requisite space inside and footprint outside, yet this model has enough pluck to satiate your car nerd cravings. The 3.6-liter narrow-angled V6 makes as much as 280 naturally aspirated hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Combined with one of the better dual-clutch transmissions in the business, you’re never wanting for power.”

Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/car-reviews/2018-volkswagen-passat-gt-family-sized-gti#ixzz5Bcwb4zeM

Meet the Staff: Mike Maphia!

By cmathias | Posted in Meet our Staff on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 9:05 AM

The first Tuesday of every month we introduce a different face of Steet Ponte VW to help you get to know us better! This month, we’re introducing Mike Maphia. Mika is an Automotive Technician at Steet Ponte VW and has been working here for a few years! He lives locally in Herkimer, NY, and enjoys spending time with his family, and is an avid NASCAR fan! His favorite VW is the VW Jetta.

For more staff introductions, check out our facebook page!

NOOOO! The Iconic VW Beetle to be phased out by 2022.

By cmathias | Posted in VW Model News on Thursday, March 8th, 2018 at 4:43 PM

We don’t know about you, but nothing says “Volkswagen” to us quite like the iconic VW Beetle. We are so sad to hear of the news, that VW will be phasing out the model by 2022. In it’s place, the I.D. Buzz will be it’s “heritage” vehicle.

According to Forbes, “When the VW board met last November, VW’s Welsch told the enthusiast magazine that it approved a plan for up to 30 electric vehicles in the next ten years, but there was no support for a new Beetle in that mix. Sales have been sluggish and enthusiasm for the design was thin inside the company and among dealers.”

The Beetle has been redesigned and re-launched a number of times over the years, starting with the “New Beetle” in 1997 after sales and enthusiasm dropped after the 70’s. That one was discontinued in 2011 to be replaced with the “Beetle” designed to appeal a little more to men with it’s less bulbous appearance. Alas, the hype just hasn’t been there for a while now, and VW feels it’s time to say goodbye.

We’re just hoping it’s just a “see you later.”

Meet our Staff: Rob Horton!

By cmathias | Posted in Meet our Staff on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 2:43 PM

The first of every month we introduce a different face of Steet Ponte VW! This month, we’re introducing Rob Horton! Rob is an Automotive Technician at Steet Ponte VW, and recently achieved the title of Senior Master Technician through VW’s rigorous program!! He has been working with us pretty much since we opened our doors on Commercial Drive! Rob lives locally in Rome, NY, and his favorite VW is the GTI. You may recognize him as he and his family always drive a VW Beetle in our local Memorial Day Parade in New Hartford, NY, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Utica, NY! In his spare time he loves working on his GTI and spending time with his family.

As always, check us out on Facebook to see more staff introductions!

Meet our Staff: Andy Taylor!

By cmathias | Posted in Meet our Staff on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 6:22 PM

The first Tuesday of every month we introduce a different staff member to help you get to know us better, and we figured, what better way to kick off our first blog post than with introductions!

Andy Taylor, Steet Ponte VW Auto Technician

This month, we’re introducing Andy Taylor. Andy is a Technician at Steet Ponte VW and has many years of experience in the auto industry! Andy lives locally, in Barneveld, NY, and in his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, especially his grandkids. His favorite VW is the VW Jetta.

For more introductions and to see our daily happenings, be sure to check us out on Facebook!

Welcome to the Steet Ponte Volkswagen Blog

By blogsadmin | Posted in Dealer Information on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 at 6:02 PM
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If you are searching for a new or pre-owned vehicle in the area of Utica NY you have come to the right place. You have found a one stop shop for all your Volkswagen needs. The information and services you need are available right on the Steet Ponte Volkswagen website, and our qualified staff is always on hand to handle your automotive needs.

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