The first Tuesday of every month (or second when there’s a holiday!) we introduce a different face of #SteetPonteVW to help you get to know us better! This month, we’re introducing Ron Beckwith. Ron is our Parts Manager and has many years of experience in the car business and Parts Department, totalling over 20 years!! If you have a question or need a certain part, our Parts Team is sure to help. Ron lives locally in Rome, NY with his wife and kids and loves spending time with his family outside of work and going fishing! His favorite Volkswagen is the #VWTouareg. #VDubClub #FamilyBusiness #LocallyOwned
Complete with CarNet, backup camera, Sirius XM & forward collision warning & emergency braking!
The first Tuesday of every month we introduce a different face of #SteetPonteVW to help you get to know us better! This month, we’re introducing Chris Jones! Chris is a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Steet Ponte VW! Chris has many years of experience in the Auto Sales industry, and you may recognize him as he used to work at one of our sister stores! Chris lives locally in Utica, NY, and in his spare time enjoys spending time with his family! His favorite VW is the #VWTiguan. #FamilyBusiness #LocallyOwned #VDubClub
The (alleged) VW Tarek Crossover was spotted test driving in South America recently, and we have to say, we’re big fans! It’s supposed to come to North America by the end of 2021, and we can’t wait for this rugged crossover to hit the roads here. It seems to look like a larger version of the T-Cross, crossover, and has already been for sale in China. Its competition will be the Jeep Compass. Maybe we’re biased, but we like this one a lot better 😉
Come one, come all to our favorite Summer Events we host each year!!
1. Antique Car & Motorcycle Show Sunday, July 7th 9am-4pm on the front lawn of Munson Williams. A free event that is fun for all ages! See antique cars, trucks, motorcycles and more and enjoy entertainment, refreshments, and hopefully some good weather!
2. New Hartford Fire Truck Spectacular on Thursday, July 25th from 6-9pm. This is a free event that we sponsor in the New Hartford Shopping Center! Fire Trucks from ALL over CNY will be there, entertainment and refreshments, and of course, it’s right next to Nicky Doodles for some ice cream.
3. Stop by and say hi during our Company Picnic at Enchanted Forest Water Safari on Sunday, July 28th! Park opens at 10am and closes at 6:30pm.
4. We just recently had our annual Auto Group Golf Tournament at Valley View Country Club. Pictures to follow! Customers, friends, family and business partners are all welcome to come spend the day with us and golf! We had great weather this year, and, as always, handed out MANY prizes!!
The first Tuesday of every month we introduce a different face of our store to help you get to know us better, and this month, we’re introducing none other than Joe Steet Sr.! Joe has been in the auto industry his entire life, starting out reconditioning cars at his father and uncle’s business, United Auto Sales of Utica! Joe lives locally in New Hartford with his wife, where they raised their two children, Carly & Joe Jr., who both work in the family business as well! In his spare time, he likes to spend time at his camp with his family, ski in the winter, ride his motorcycle in the warm weather, and most importantly, spend time with his 1 year old grandson! #FamilyBusiness #LocallyOwned #SteetPonteAutoGroup
Stop in and shop our accessories, and don’t forget, we have gift certificates for our Service Department too!!
Get one for an oil change, reconditioning, or a dollar amount! We have Genuine VW Driver Gear including hats, tote bags, golf shirts, sweatshirts, and all kinds of accessories like keychains, air fresheners, socks, mugs, and more!
Stop down to Steet Ponte VW at 5046 Commercial Drive, Yorkville, NY 13495 (315) 736-8291 www.steetpontevolkswagen.net
The first Tuesday of every month we introduce a different face of #SteetPonteVW! This month, we’re introducing our General Manager, Edward Jandreau! He has been working in the car business for over 15 years and loves meeting new people in our store. Edward lives locally in Rome, NY with his wife and two sons. Outside of work, Edward loves spending time with family and friends and camping. His favorite Volkswagen is the GTI. #VW #VDubClub #DasAuto #FamilyBusiness #LocallyOwned
The first Tuesday of every month we introduce a different face of #SteetPonteVW to help you get to know us better! This month, we’re introducing Harold Coffin! Harold is the Service Manager at Steet Ponte VW, who started working with us in early 2019. Harold lives in St. Johnsville, NY with his wife and four kids, who he loves spending time with! In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, coaching, zen stone stacking, and has also been a member of the Masonic Temple for the past 20 years. He also is a Youth Guidance Counselor. He comes with many years of experience in the Automotive industry, especially as a Service Manager. What’s his favorite #VW, you may ask? “One that is not in the shop!” was his reply! #FamilyBusiness #LocallyOwned #VDubClub
We’re seeing more and more signs of VW’s seemingly all electric future and we’re excited. The VW Group plans to release 70 electric models over the next 10 years. While other car brands are toying with hydrogen, hybrids, and plug ins, VW plans to focus solely on electric vehicles, especially after the diesel emissions scandal, they see that this is the only way to make a stand.
According to CNN, “Purely electric vehicles allow VW designers to take full advantage of the flexibility electric power offers. Electric motors are small and can be placed out near the wheels while the big and heavy battery packs can be shaped to fit down in the floor. This allows a car like the ID to have the interior space of a mid-sized VW Passat within the exterior dimensions of a compact Golf.”
The electric drive technology also makes it easier to create different body styles using the same basic engineering, which is referred to as platform-sharing.
What do you think of the electric future? Are you a fan of the looks of the new models? We love them and are excited to see what’s in store for our future showroom!!